Hazel:Here is what I have.James Boner was born December 28th, 1821, place unknown, and he died May 8th, 1902 in Marcellus Township, Cass County, Michigan.Mary Ann Sheldon was born August 9th, 1824 perhaps in Washington Township, Marion County, Ohio and died August 24th, 1902 in Marcellus Township, Cass County, Michigan.They are buried in BLY CEMETERY in Marcellus, Michigan.The dates are what are on the tomestone.
They were married January 17th, 1844 in Washington Township, Marion County, Ohio by a Justice of the Peace, William Hanna.This information I found on the net but was backed up by the marriage license that the Marion County Genealogical Society found for me.
My great-great grandfather Fordyce Sheldon sold his property in Marion County in 1844 and next shows up in Cass County in the 1850 Michigan census.I did not look for James & Mary Ann in that census, but they seem to have followed her parents to Michigan.
James next shows up owning the property right next to my great-great-grandmother in a copy of an 1860 atlas I purchased from the Cass County Historical Society.(Fordyce appearently died sometime in 1856).He is also found in a roster I located on the net showing he served in Company B of the 1st Regiment Michigan Engineers during the Civil War.There is also a stone at his grave showing this.
I only know of one child at this time.Rachel Jane Boner.Born unknown and died February 19th, year unknown.She is buried with her parents in BLY CEMETERY.
I have a secondary source compiled by a professional researcher in Cass County on births and deaths in Cass County.I assume taken from county records.In this source, there is listed a James Boner with a death date of December 28th, 1902.His parents are listed as S. Boner and E. Stokes.
I have passed over some minor information that has helped me tie these records together allowing me establish that it's all the same person, but I hope this helps for now.Should we ever connect pease contact me, I would love to know what you have.Also, as I continue to search Ohio and Michigan for family I will pass on any discoveries that may be of interest.