Hi Sam, I'm the one who has been looking for my gr-great grandfather's connection to the Hoards of LaGrange. His name was Benjamin D. Hoard. He was living in LaGrange County in 1850 along with Hezekiah and all the rest. I haven't been able to find a death certificate for him so am still butting my head up against the proverbial brick wall. Benjamin married Elizabeth Comstock in 1847 in LaGrange County and they moved to Jasper County, IN,@1852 where he lived the remainder of his life.
Have you discovered any more of the missing children of Hezekiah and Lodema?I was at the cemetery in Ontario a couple of years ago, and found Hezekiah and Lodema's graves. Interestingly, her stone says her name is Lodemy. The dates on the stones were hard to read, but it looks to me like their death dates are a year earlier than what has been recorded. I searched newspapers at the library in LaGrange but didn't find death notices for either one.
Any ideas on who Jay, Ethel and Beatrice are who are buried in Lake City, MI?