Correction in middle name -- a letter in his own writing abt. 1898 [age 63] states his birthday June 3, 1835 at West Granby County of Hartford, CT, "between sundown and dark or so his mother told him." and he was married to Abigail Russell b. 7-6-1839 d. 6-20-1886.
A cemetery record for John Ferdig shows Anna Linsley on same side of stone.
21 Feb 1854 John and Anna FERDIG were granted land Sec.32 20 acres by Charles Colins LINSLEY, Grantee, Cascade Twp.
Benjamin LINSEY OR LINSLEY was his father and Anna Lamson or Lampson b. 12-19-1796 d. 1-11-1879 Burnips Corners, Allegan, Michigan.So it would appear that Benjamin died before 1854 when Anna remarried John Ferdig.
Children of Charles and Abigail:
Pheba J. Linsley b. 3-27-1855 d. 6-11-1862 [6 yrs old] Alaska Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent Co., Michigan
Lura A. Linsley b. 9-27-1857 d. 4-9-1862 [4 yrs old] Alaska Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent Co., Michigan
Reuben Linsley b. Abt. 1864 Glenwood, Pike Co., AR m. Abt. 1888 Madora "Dora" Samantha PIPKIN b. 4-30-1868 in Logan, Wayne Co., MO d. 7-30-1959 Glenwood, Pike Co., AR(91)
Adelbert W. Linsley b. 8-8-1865 d. 6-11-1909 [43 yrs] Alaska Cemetery, Caldeonia, Kent Co., MI