Sorry, was trying to clean up the subject box, and accidently sent the message before I was ready.
The Applegate MI you mention is in Sanilac Co.From 1880 cenus Sanilac, Sanilac Co, MI:
Categories: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
Hiram CUDNEYSelfMMaleW69NYFarmerNYCAN Annie E. CUDNEYWifeMFemaleW43CANKeeping HouseVTNJ Charles CUDNEYSonSMaleW21CANNYCAN Justice CUDNEYSonSMaleW18MINYCAN Marshal CUDNEYSonSMaleW16MINYCAN Henry CUDNEYSonSMaleW14MINYCAN Alfred S. CUDNEYSonSMaleW11MINYCAN Ida CUDNEYDauSFemaleW10MINYCAN Ada CUDNEYDauSFemaleW8MINYCAN Idella CUDNEYDauSFemaleW6MINYCAN Effie CUDNEYDauSFemaleW2MINYCAN
I looked for an Edith Vincent in Sanilac Co, MI, did not find one.But, I wonder if this is her family, note name of mother in this household.Lexington, Sanilac Co, MI:
Wilkinson VINCENTSelfMMaleW51CANFarmerNYCAN Editha VINCENTWifeMFemaleW42CANKeeping HouseCT--- Anna VINCENTDauSFemaleW21MITeaching SchoolCANCAN Emma VINCENTDauSFemaleW21MITeaching SchoolCANCAN Allen VINCENTSonSMaleW19MIAt HomeCANCAN Sylvester VINCENTSonSMaleW17MIAt HomeCANCAN Arthur VINCENTSonSMaleW14MIAt HomeCANCAN Leonard VINCENTSonSMaleW9MIAt SchoolCANCAN Myron VINCENTSonSMaleW3MICANCAN
Do you know when and where your grandmother Anna died?Have you obtained a copy of her death certificate?Does it show her Soc Sec number?Without dates, or approximate dates, it is hard tohelp you.I think your Dad must at least have some idea of when his mother was born.
If you know about when your grandmother was born, you could probably tell if the birth year for the follow Hiram is close her birth year, and in the same generation.I found the following combined info on TX Dth Idx 1964-1998 and SSDI:
Hiram Pershing Cudney, b 9 Jul 1918; d 10 Jul 1992 Bexar Co, TX; last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX; SS card issued in TX.