I don't know if this connects or not. I posted the obit of Lydia Curtis Dean to the Dean Family surname board.Lydia Curtis Dean died in 1913 in Conway, Livingston Co. MI.Among her survivors was a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Martha Roxanna) Randal of Locke, MI. Some of the curtis and related families were in Kent and other MI counties early on. Hope this helps. Lydia Curtis Dean was the daughter of Benjamin Curtis and Roxanne Payne Curtis. She was born in NY in 1826 and died at age 87 at her son's home (C. B. Dean) in Conway.