Looking for parents of David Tift born c. 1807 Allegany CO. NY., died Feb 21, 1859 Branch CO. MI., married bef. 1831 in Niagara CO. NY. Mary (Martha) Minier born Dec 20, 1809 Seneca CO. NY., died Nov 1858 Branch CO. MI., daughter of Johann Jacob Minier.
1840 Algansee twp., Branch CO. MI., David Tift age 30-40 with 3 males under 5 and 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 30 -40 also is a George Tift age 20-30 with one female 20-30 and no children listed a WIDOW Tift is listed in Bronson twp., Branch CO. MI., age 50-60, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 10-165, 1 female 20-30.
1850 Algansee, Branch CO. Michigan;David Tift age 43 farmer b. NY., wife Mary age 40 b. NY., Fanny E. 19 b. NY., Roswell 17 b. Mich., Albert 16 b. Mich., Jerome 12 b. Mich., Alison Male 9 b. Mich., Horace 6 b. Mich., and a unreadable Ann or Jane? E., Tfit age 16 b. OHIO in the home. (who is she?)
Bk. "History of Branch County Michigan 1879" pg. 240 Living in section 29 in 1836 David Tift.pg. 241 Biography:David Tift came from Niagara CO. N.Y. in 1831, and settled first near Saline, Washtenaw Co. Mich., where he remained until the summer of 1836, when he removed to Kinderhook, in this county (Branch CO. MI.).In the fall of the same year he sold out to John Waterhouse, purchased of the government 160 acres situated upon section 29 of this township, and became a permanent resident soon after.he died at the age of fifty three years.During the war of the Rebelion five sons, viz., Allison A. Albert J., Horace, Jerome B., and Roswell D., served in the Union army.Horace, a member of the 5th Michigan Calvery, was starved to death in the Andersonville prison-pen. pg. 244 David Tift and wife are listed as members of the Methodist church. The next page has a picture of David Tift and of Mrs David Tift.pg. 245 has a nice biography of David Tift and it does name Fanny E., and the five sons
BK. "Portrait and Biographical album of Branch CO. MI." 1888 p. 479-480, Biography of the son Roswell D. Tift and it names his sister Fanny E. who became the wife of Martin Hiscock; Albert; Jerome; Allison; Horace;