Anna E. Brockway was one of those amazing women who got younger with each decade! Her age, however, is not my question.
Anna m. John C. Whitman sometime before the 1860 Federal census for Saginaw County, Michigan. In 1870 David [Alexander?] Brockway 77 yo b. NY was living in her household. Was David her father or her uncle or neither?
Anna Brockway Whitman died in 1908 and there is a death certificate for her in which it was reported that her father was Jesse Brockway and her mother was Amanda Dyer. But I have the information (erroneous??) that Amanda Dyer was the wife of David Alexander Brockway. Of course - death certificate information is only as good as the person giving the information and it certainly was not Anna!
David Brockway was in Saginaw County, Michigan by 1850 and Amanda Brockway 57 yo b. Massachusetts was living back in Schoharie County, New York in the household of Charles [Alexander?] Brockway.
In that same census (1860) Herbert Brockway 10 yo b. MI was also living in the household. Later, in 1900, Herbert Brockway now 50 yo b. MI was living in her household andwas entered as nephew. .............................
1860 Brockway St. Clair County, Michigan John Whitman / 33 yo b. New Hampshire / hotel keeper / $5000 / $1500 Anna E. Whitman / 32 yo b. NY [b. ca 1828] Sarah Butles [?] / 16 yo b. NY / servant Herburt Brockway / 10 yo b. MI William Ashwell / 35 yo b. Canada / miller George Ashwell / 36 yo b. Canada / miller Margaret Bartle / 14 yo b. MI Harry Wilson / 18 yo b. Canada / farm laborer David Brockway / 77 yo b. NY
1870 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan John C. Whitman / 40 yo b. VT / lumberman / $2500 / $500 Anna E Whitman / 38 yo b. NY [b. ca 1832] Alice M. Whitman / 8 yo b. MI Kattie Whitman / 6 yo b. MI Wade Whitman / 5/12th yo b. MI Bell Sherbeck? / 17 yo b. NY / domestic servant
1880 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan John C. Whitman / - / (50) yo b. NH / foreman in lumberworks / parents b. (NH) Anna E. Whitman / wife / (44) yo b. NY / keeping house [b. ca 1836] Alice M. Whitman / dau / 18 yo b. MI / attending school Hatter B. Whitman / dau / 14 yo b. MI / attending school Wade B. Whitman / son / 12 yo b. MI / attending school
1900 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan Anna Whitman / head / 54 yo b. MI in July 1845 / widow / 2 children / 2 living / parents b. Maine [sic] Wade B. Whitman / son / 30 yo b. MI in Jan 1830 / m – 1 yr. / father b. NY / mother b. MI Victoria M. Whitman / dau-in-law / 28 yo b. MI in Oct 1871 / m- 1 yr. father b. Scotland / mother b. NY Emma Brockway / niece / 51 yo b. MI in Jul 1848 / father b. NY / mother b. VT Herbert Brockway / nephew / 50 yo b. MI in Jan 1850 / father b. Y / mother b. VT
7 Mar 1908 Anna E. Whitman [Anna E. Brockway] died Saginaw, Michigan Born about 1827 New York Age 81 yo Widow Female Father’s name: Jesse Brockway Father’s birth place: Massachusetts Mother’s name: Amanda Dyer
Can anyone clarify any of these relationships for me? Thank you for any help . . . .