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1.ALEXANDER RAMSEY(ARCHIBALD3, DAVID,) was born Abt. 1802 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1870 - 1879 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.He married JANE STEPHENSON Abt. 1825 in Clark County, Ohio.She was born Abt. 1804 in Kentucky, and died Abt. 1890 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
More About ALEXANDER RAMSEY:
Census 1: 1830, Springfield Township, Clark County, Ohio;1-0-1-0-1-1 malesand 2-1-2-0-0-1 females
Census 2: 1840, Springfield Township, Clark County, Ohio;1-0-1-0-1-1 malesand 2-1-2-0-0-1 females
Census 3: 1860, Springfield (1st ward), Clark County, Ohio
Census 4: 1870, Detroit (9th ward), Wayne County, Michigan; in household of his daughter and son-in-law, Philip and Anna Kershner
More About JANE STEPHENSON:
Census: 1880, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; age 76, in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Philip and Anna (Ramsay) Kerchner;Series: T9Roll: 613Page: 29 (Heritage Quest)
Children of ALEXANDER RAMSEY and JANE STEPHENSON are:
i. FIRSTDAUGHTER RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830; d. Bef. 1930.
ii. SECONDDAUGHTER RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830; d. Bef. 1930.
iii. SON RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830; d. Bef. 1930.
iv. TWOMORESONS RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1825 - 1845; d. Bef. 1930.
v. THIRDDAUGHTER RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1830 - 1833; d. Bef. 1930.
vi. REBECCA ANN RAMSEY, b. Abt. 1835, Clark County, Ohio; d. Bef. 1930, Michigan?; m. PHILIP KERSHNER; b. June 28, 1832, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio; d. Bef. 1930, Michigan?.
More About PHILIP KERSHNER:
Census 1: 1870, Detroit (9th ward), Wayne County, Michigan
Census 2: 1880, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; "Kerchner";Series: T9Roll: 613Page: 29 (Heritage Quest)
2. vii. CHARLES S. RAMSEY, b. March 12, 1837, Clark County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1860.
viii. SARAH E. RAMSEY, b. Abt. 1840, Clark County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1860; m. GEORGE M. DOLL, December 13, 1860, Clark County, Ohio; b. Bef. 1840; d. Bef. 1930.
ix. ALEXANDER MERRICK RAMSEY, b. Abt. 1850, Clark County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1880.
More About ALEXANDER MERRICK RAMSEY:
Census 1: 1870, Detroit (1st ward), Wayne County, Michigan;"Merrick"
Census 2: 1880, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan;"Alex M. Ramsey";Series: T9Roll: 613Page: 22 (Heritage Quest)
Generation No. 2
2.CHARLES S. RAMSEY (ALEXANDER4, ARCHIBALD3, DAVID2, ARCHIBALD/ALEXANDER/DAVID?1) was born March 12, 1837 in Clark County, Ohio, and died Aft. 1860.He married CATHARINE A. WINGER June 14, 1860 in Clark County, Ohio.She was born Abt. 1837 in Ohio, and died Bef. 1930.
More About CHARLES S. RAMSEY:
Census: 1870, Detroit (9th ward), Wayne County, Michigan
Children of CHARLES RAMSEY and CATHARINE WINGER are:
i. ALBERT W. RAMSEY, b. December 07, 1862, Clark County, Ohio.
Notes for ALBERT W. RAMSEY:
A History of Northern Michigan and Its People By Perry Francis Powers, at pp. 1111-1112
Albert W. Ramsay.This esteemed citizen, valued force in all agencies employed for the advancement and improvement of the city and county, strong bulwark in the fiscal department of the community's- being, and radiant sunbeam in its social life, has been a resident of Cheboygan for more than forty years, and is deeply and continuously interested in the abiding welfare of the city and county of his home and that of all their inhabitants. He has contributed to their progress and improvement to the full measure of his opportunities and capabilities, and his services are valued highly by all the people. Mr. Ramsay is a native of Springfield, Clark county, Ohio, where he was born on December 7, 1862, and where the lives of his parents, Charles S. and Catherine (Winger) Ramsay, also began, the father's on March 12' 1837, and the mother's within a year or two afterward. They were married in the city of their nativity on June 14, 1860, and became the parents of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are living but one, Arthur, their last born child, who died at the age of twenty-two years. The surviving children are: Albert "W., the subject of this brief memoir; Edith G., the wife of Clark J. MaeArthur, a resident of Cheboygan, a sketch of whom will be found elsewhere in this volume; Dora M., assistant editor of the Cheboygan Tribune; Ross D.' and Katharine G.
The father is a son of Alexander and Jane (Stephenson) Ramsay, natives of Kentucky who loeated at Springfield, Ohio, soon after their marriage. The former lived to be sixty-seven years of age and the latter eighty-six. Their offspring numbered ten, five sons and five daughters, and of the whole number five are now living. Charles S. Ramsay was the sixth child in the order of birth. His father was a carpenter and contractor in Springfield for a time, and later became a lumber merchant. He was a Whig in political allegiance and filled with great acceptability a number of public offices, being a prominent and influential citizen and highly esteemed throughout Ohio as a man of probity and superior intelligence. Charles S. Ramsay, the father of Albert, obtained his education in the public schools and his special training for business pursuits in a commercial college. His first regular employment for a salary was as bookkeeper for his father in the lumber business. The military fever caught him at the very beginning of our Civil war, and in 1861 he enlisted in the Forty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a member of the band attached to the regiment, and was discharged in 1862, when all the regimental and other bands connected with the federal army were dispensed with. The returned soldier served for a number of years as bookkeeper for R. W. King of Detroit, Michigan, and in 1871 moved his family to Cheboygan, arriving in May. During the next four years he was extensively occupied in the lumber trade. In 1875, when the publication of the Cheboygan Tribune began, he joined its force as a reporter, and was largely instrumental in helping to get out its first issue. Ten years later he became the proprietor of the paper, and ever since then has been its editor and manager. All the attractiveness and interest of the paper is due in great part to his versatile and graceful pen, and its financial success is the result of his good management and fine business ability. The elder Mr. Ramsay is a very active man in city, county and state politics, and a very helpful agency in the progress and improvement of Cheboygan city and county. He is a firm and faithful Republican, belongs to Ruddock Post No. 224, Grand Army of the Republic, of which he is now commander and serving his fourth term as such, and is also a valued member of Cheboygan Lodge No. 504, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. More than forty years have passed since this venerable citizen and his esteemed wife took up their residence in Cheboygan, and more than fifty-one since they joined their hands and lives in wedlock. On June 14, 1910, they celebrated their golden wedding, and the occasion was a jubilee in fact as well as in name for the chief participants and hundreds of friends who crowded their attractive home when their youthful vows of fidelity were renewed, and flooded them with congratulations, good wishes and testimonials of admiration and good will. At this time also their three weeks' old grandson, Arthur Stuart MacArthur, was given his name and first sacrament in Christian baptism.
Albert W. Ramsay obtained his scholastic training in schools in Detroit and Cheboygan. He was first employed after leaving school in a drug store, then for one year as a clerk in the postoffice under postmaster Ford. His next engagement was as a clerk in the freight and passenger department of the Michigan Central Railroad, which occupied him about one year. At the end of that period he began clerking for the Baker Dock Company, with which he remained four years. Leaving that company's service, he passed one year as a clerk in the employ of F. S. Tolsma, a wholesale fish merchant of Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Ramsay was now about twenty-one years old and desirous of something permanent and promising in the way of a business engagement, and readily accepted a position as bookkeeper and collector in the employ of the First National Bank, which was offered him in 1883. A few years later he was made assistant cashier, and in 1896 was elected cashier. In this capacity he is still serving the bank with much credit to himself and pronounced satisfaction to the officials and patrons of the institution. He is also the treasurer of the school board, and has been for a number of years, during all of which he has been a prominent factor in the work of the board and a substantial force in the cause of public education.
The fraternal life of the community has long enlisted Mr. Ramsay's cordial interest and had the benefit of his wisdom in counsel and his energy in practical work for its advancement. He is a member of Cheboygan Lodge of Master Masons, Cheboygan Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Inverness Council of Royal and Select Masters and Cheboygan Commandery of Knights Templar. In each of these branches of the Masonic order he has filled many important offices, and to all he has given the impulse of his progressive spirit and the benefit of his broad intelligence. In politics he is a Republican with strong attachment to the principles of his party and an effective worker in its behalf.
On February 12, 1897, Mr. Ramsay and Miss Helena Guest were united in marriage, and since then have walked life's way together. Mrs. Ramsay is a daughter of Thomas B. and Elizabeth (Lenhen) Guest, and a native of the city of St. Mary's in the province of Ontario, Canada. She is a lady of superior culture and fine public spirit, and is regarded as a valuable assistant in all undertakings for the benefit of the community. She and her husband are held in the highest esteem throughout the county for their genuine worth and the elevation and usefulness of their citizenship, as well as for their rare and radiant social qualities. They are unostentatious in their lives and bearing, but zealous in the performance of every public and private duty.
ii. EDITH G. RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1864 - 1877.
iii. ARTHUR RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1864 - 1877.
iv. DORA M. RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1864 - 1877.
v. ROSS G. RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1864 - 1877.
vi. KATHARINE G. RAMSEY, b. Bet. 1864 - 1877.