Descendants of Henry Done

 

The Done/Doan/Doane family history begins in Cheshire, England, where a member of each generation Forest between 1244-1649 inherited the position of King’s Master Forester of Delamere

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Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Henry2 Done  1 was born 1190 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England.  He married Joan Kingsley 1219 in England.  She was born 1200 in Kingsley, England.

       

Child of Henry Done and Joan Kingsley is:

+      2                 i.    Richard II3 Done, born Abt. 1220 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1260.

 

                               It was through Henry’s marriage to Joan Kingsley that the Dones acquired the hereditary position of King’s Master Forester of the Delamere Forest.  The Delamere Forest stretched from , and was a royal hunting ground.  The position of King’s Master Forester held real authority, since the charge of the office was to protect the Royal timber and deer.  The Master could not only enact laws, he could order the execution of anyone who broke them. Ralph de Kingsley was given the office by Ranuphle, 3rd Earl of Chester, in 1128.  The inherited right to the office was symbolized by the possession of a 14 inch black and gold horn known as “the Delamere Horn”.  After three generations, the Kingsley family failed to produce a  male heir, and the position, along with the horn, was passed to Henry Done, husband of Joan Kingsley.. 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Richard II3 Done  was born Abt. 1220 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1260.  He married Mabel de Rode 1239 in England.  She was born 1220 in Rode, England.

       

Child of Richard Done and Mabel de Rode is:

+      3                 i.    Richard III4 Done, born Abt. 1240 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1302 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        3.  Richard III4 Done was born Abt. 1240 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1302 in England.  He married Elizabeth Venables.  She was born 1240 in Kinderton, England.

       

Child of Richard Done and Elizabeth Venables is:

+      4                 i.    Richard IV5 Done, born 1275 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1312 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        4.  Richard IV5 Done was born 1275 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1312 in England. The name of his wife is unknown.

       

Child of Richard IV Done is:

+      5                 i.    Richard V.6 Done, born 1311 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1370 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        5.  Richard V.6 Done was born 1311 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1370 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England.  He married Margery de Clotton.  She was born 1315 in Clotton, England.

       

Child of Richard Done and Margery de Clotton is:

+      6                 i.    John I7 Done, born 1354 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1434 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        6.  John I7 Done was born 1354 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1434 in England.  He married Ann de Heaton 1383 in England.  She was born 1368 in Heaton, England.

       

Child of John Done and Ann de Heaton is:

+      7                 i.    John II8 Done, born 1384 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1440 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

        7.  John II8 Done (was born 1384 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1440 in England.  He married Elizabeth du Dutton 1419 in England.  She was born 1385 in Dutton, Cheshire, England.

       

Child of John Done and Elizabeth du Dutton is:

+      8                 i.    Robert II9 Done, born 1392 in Unkinton, Cheshire, England; died 1460 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

8.      Robert II9 as born 1392 in Unkinton, Cheshire, England, and died 1460 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England.  He married Alisonia De Dutton 1444 in England.  She was born 1393 in Dutton, Cheshire, England.

        The War of the Roses began in 1455..  It was a civil war that divided many Cheshire families. The Battle of Blore Heath was fought just across the border in Staffordshire on Sunday, September 23, 1459. The Elizabethan poet Michael Drayton commemorated the hard and bloody battle with this verse:

 

“There Dutton, Dutton kills,

And Done doth kill a Done.”

 

Child of Robert Done and Alisonia De Dutton is:

+      9                 i.    John V.10 Done, born 1440 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England; died 1466 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

9.      John V.10 Done  was born 1440 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England, and died 1466 in England.  He married Maud de Aston 1459 in England.  She was born 1445 in Aston, England.

       

Child of John Done and Maud de Aston is:

+      10               i.    John VI11 Done, born 1460 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England; died 1508 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

        10.  John VI11 Done was born 1460 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England, and died 1508 in England.

       

Child of John VI Done is:

+      11               i.    Ralph12 Done, born 1482 in Woodhey, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

        11.  Ralph12 Done was born 1482 in Woodhey, Cheshire, England.  He married Ellen Wilbraham 1499 in Unkinton, Cheshire, England.  She was born 1479 in Woodhey, Cheshire, England.

       

Child of Ralph Done and Ellen Wilbraham is:

+      12               i.    Richard IX13 Doan, born 1510 in Woodhey, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

        12.  Richard IX13 Doan was born 1510 in Woodhey, Cheshire, England.  He married Katherine Legh.  She was born 1512 in Of Bryn.

       

Child of Richard Doan and Katherine Legh is:

+      13               i.    Ralph14 Done, born 1531 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England; died 1591 in England.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

        13.  Ralph14 Done was born 1531 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England, and died 1591 in England.  He married Ellen Davenport.  She was born 1533 in Bramhall, England.

       

Child of Ralph Done and Ellen Davenport is:

+      14               i.    John IX15 Done, born 1551 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England; died 1601 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 14

 

        14.  John IX15 was born 1551 in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England, and died March 23, 1601,  in Flaxyards, Cheshire, England.  He was buried in the Tarpolay Church, Cheshire. He married Elena DONE, b: 8 Dec 1556 in Utkinton, Cheshire, England

       

Child of John IX Done is:

+      15               i.    John X16 Done, born 1575 in Utkinton, Cheshire,  England; died April 13, 1629 in Ukinton, Cheshire, England.

 

 

Generation No. 15

 

15.   John X16 Done was born 1575 in Utkinton, Cheshire,  England, and died April 13, 1629 in Ukinton, Cheshire, England.  He married (1) Mary Bleaze.  She was born Abt. 1580 in Tarporley, Cheshire, England, and died November 18, 1614 in Cheshire, England.  He married (2) Dorothy Wilbraham.  She was born in Woodhey, England.

 

Utkinton, a small rural village on the southern edge of the Delamere Forest, was the site of some excitement in 1600 when one John Greenway claimed to have discovered a healing spring there.  A pamphlet entitled Newes out of Cheshire concerning the New found Well was published, and Utkinton found itself swamped with tourists and invalids.  John X, probably realizing the prosperity the visitors brought to the village economy, at first allowed free access to the spring.  After three years of tourists  tromping through the Royal Forest, he decided the Queen’s deer were suffering “great disturbance”, and he closed the well to the public.

 

John X. Doan is traditionally assumed to be the father of the Pilgrim, Deacon John Doan.  John X Done was the last Sir John Done.  The young John and his wife, following their parents' wishes, went to live and study  in the home of John Bruen, a well known Presbyterian.  Despite having been knighted by James I of England, John X supported the English Parliament in its disputes with King James I.   His somber Presbyterian values were much at odds with those of the flamboyant Catholic king.  In 1644, the family being supporters of the Parliament, Utkinton Hall was plundered by the royalist supporters of King James under the command of a Colonel Marrow.  This booty was later restored by order of the House of Commons.

 

 

The daughters of John X Done are memorialized in Tarporley Church, Utkinton, by beautiful marble monuments said to be of excellent workmanship and artistic skill.

 

 

Child of John Done and Mary Bleaze is:

+      16               i.    John17 Doane, born 1590 in England; died February 21, 1684/85 in Plymouth, MA.

 

 

Generation No. 16

 

        16.  John17 was born 1590 in England, and died February 21, 1684/85 in Plymouth, MA5.  He married Ann Perkins, daughter of John Perkins and Judith Gator.  She was born September 1617 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England, and died Abt. 1654.

 

John Doane appears to have arrived in New England in 1629 as part of the Leydon Company .  He quickly became one of the principal men in the affairs of the Plymouth Colony.  By 1632,  he was a member of the Plymouth council.  He held many offices in early Plymouth Colony.  John, along with Miles Standish, served as assistant to the governer and was part of the group who set down the first laws for the Colony  .   But on January 2, 1633 John Doane gave up this prestigious position to become a deacon of his church. 

 

Although officially relieved of his government duties, Deacon John Doane continued to be active in the affairs of Plymouth Colony, and was rewarded by many land grants.  He assisted in the purchase of the lands of Nauset, later called Eastham, from the Indians.  He became one of the first colonists of Eastham in 1645, where he settled north of Town Cove,  and took up much the same role in that colony as he had in Plymouth.  He served in various capacities, including, deacon of the First Church, selectman, deputy to the court from 1648 to 1652.  In June 1663, he was authorized to perform marriage ceremonies and administer oaths to witnesses. He died February 11, 1685, and in his will, dated May 18, 1678, he stated his age as eighty-eight years,

 

 

Children of John Doane and Ann “Lydia” Perkins are:

        17               i.    Lydia18 Doan.  She married Samuel Hicks.

 

 

        18              ii.    Abigail Doan, born January 13, 1631/326; died January 23, 1734/35 in Norwich, CT.  She married Samuel Lothrop. son of Rev. John Lothrop

 

        19             iii.    John Doan7, born Abt. 1635 in Plymouth; died March 15, 1707/08 in Eastham.  He married (1) Hannah Bangs7.  He married (2) Rebecca Pettee7.

 

+      20             iv.    Daniel Doane, born 1636 in Plymouth, MA; died September 17, 1712 in Eastham,  MA.

        21              v.    Ephraim Doane, born Bef. 1645; died 1700 in Eastham.  He married (1) Mercy Knowles.  He married (2) Mary Snow.

 

 

Generation No. 17

 

        20.  Daniel18 was born 1636 in Plymouth, MA, and died September 17, 1712 in Eastham,  MA8.  He married (1) Constance Snow, daughter of Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins.    He married (2) Hepzibah Cole July 28, 16628,  widow of George Crisp and daughter Henry and Mary Cole of Eastham.  She was born April 16, 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA.

 

Deacon Daniel Doane, son of Deacon John Doane, was born at Plymouth about 1636, died in Eastham, December 20, 1712. He moved with his father's family to Eastham in 1645, and he lived in the part of Eastham which later became known as East Orleans. Like his father, he was a person of considerable consequence, both in church and town affairs, and fulfilled the duties of several important offices, such as deacon of the church, selectman from 1691 to 1696, juror in 1677 and several times afterward, surveyor of highways in 1667 and four years afterward. He had lands granted him by the town and acquired other tracts by purchase, so that he eventually owned of a good estate in lands and other property. According to the inventory of his estate at the time of his death, his total estate was worth more than five hundred and fifty pounds.

 

Daniel Doan's marriages are not recorded in Eastham records. His 1st

wife is believed by some genealogists to have been Constance Snow,

daughter of Nicholas and Constance Hopkins, but no documentary evidence

has been found. The assumption is based upon the names of two of his

children: Constant (a son) and Constance (a daughter). The Society of

Mayflower descendants has not accepted this assumption.

 

       

Children of Daniel Doane and Constance Snow are:

        22               i.    UNKNOWN19 Doane, drowned in a well in 1667 in Eastham, MA.

 

        23              ii.    Nathanial Doane, died 1758 in Harwich, MA.

        24             iii.    Constance Doane, died May 02, 1720. She married George Shaw.

 

        25             iv.    Rebecca Doane.  She married Benjamin Myrick.

 

        26              v.    Abigail Doane.  She married Timothy Dimmock; and settled in Mansfield, CT.

 

        27             vi.    Ruth Doane, died Bef. March 15, 1721/22.  She married Nathanial Mayo.

 

        28            vii.    Hepzibah Doane.

+      29            viii.    Daniel Doan, born Abt. 1664 in MA; died September 01, 1743 in Newton, Bucks County, PA.

+      30             ix.    Joseph Doan, born Abt. 1668.

        31              x.    Constant Doane, born March 07, 1668/69 in Eastham, MA; died March 05, 1740/41 in Eashtham, MA9.

        32             xi.    Israel Doane, born Abt. 1672 in Eastham.

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Generation No. 18

 

       

        30.  Joseph19 Doan  was born Abt. 1668.  He married (1) Mary Godfrey12 January 08, 1689/90 in Eastham, MA, daughter of George Godfrey.  She was born June 02, 1672 in Eastham, MA, and died July 22, 1725 in Eastham, MA.  He married (2) Desire Berry February 1726/27 in Eastham, MA. 

 

    "Joseph Doane was a man of more than ordinary ability. He was long prominent in town, church and judicial affairs exhibiting rare judgment, great aptitude for public business and impartiality in the discharge of his official duties.

    "He was a selectman of Eastham in 1700 and was reelected until 1705. He was town treasurer in 1703 and reelected in 1704 and 1705. He was a representative to the General Court at Boston in 1706,1727 and 1728. In 1729 he was chosen successor of Dea. John Paine as town clerk of Eastham which office he held till 1743. In 1749 he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace for Barnstable County and was in commission until his death. In this position he was very popular. His attainments gave him a wide field of labor and secured him a large amount of legal business. There were but few Justices in his time that surpassed him in a knowledge of the duties of the office, or in the preparation of legal papers. During his long term of office he solemnized many marriages in his own town as well as in the towns adjoining. In Harwich, where he was highly esteemed, he married sixty-six couples between the years 1710 and 1755. As one of 'His Majestys Justices' he rendered great service to the Colonial Government in securing for trial the survivors of the crew of the noted pirate ship Whiddah, and her tenders, wrecked on the eastern coast of Eastham, now Wellfleet in April, 1717. The Whiddah and her consorts were wrecked in the night, and the following morning Mr. Doane was informed that seven of the pirates, who had escaped from the wrecks, were on their way to Rhode Island. Without delay he started in pursuit, with the deputy sheriff. The pirates were soon overtaken, arrested, examined and orders given for their committal. Soon after Mr. Doane received information that another one of the pirates, who had escaped from the wreck the same night, was preparing to leave. He immediately caused his arrest and upon examination ordered his committal also. When these men were on trial at Boston in October following, Mr. Doane was in attendance as a witness at the command of Governor Shute and was absent from his home ten days. On Apr. 10, 1712, he was appointed, by Governor Dudley, Captain of the Foot Company of Indians, living within the

several towns of Harwich, Eastham, Manomoit, Billingsgate and Truro, belonging to the regiment of militia within the county of Barnstable whereof 'John Otis, Esq., is Col.' How long he was captain of this company does not appear, nor does it appear that he held any other commission as a military officer. In 1722 he was appointed a Special Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Barnstable county.

    "In his religious views Joseph Doane was a strict Calvinist. He early became a member of the First Church of Eastham, now the Congregational church of Orleans, of which his father and grandfather were prominent members, and about 1717 became its deacon, probably succeeding his father Dea. Daniel Doane. This office he held until his death. He was one of the number who took an active part in the movement in 1738, to eject the Rev. Samuel Osborn from the pastorate of that church for what was considered heretical sentiments, and which resulted in the dismissal of the learned and liberal minister from the pastoral office which he had held for twenty years.

    "Mr. Doane's first wife was the daughter of George Godfrey of Eastham. at childhood she became a member of the family of Mr. Thomas Calley, and continued with them until her marriage, receiving all the attention that foster parents could give. When Mr. Calley became aged and infirm, Mrs. Doane and husband gave him their kind attention and as a token of his appreciation of their kindness and for their promise 'to keep and provide for him during life,' he gave them all his estate by deed, June 27, 1697-8.

    "Mr. Doane resided in that part of the ancient Eastham, now called Orleans, about one eighth of a mile easterly from the Congregational church, on the north side of the road, near or on the spot where stands [in 1902] the house occupied by the late Freeman Mayo. His farm consisted of many acres on the same side of the road. Some portion of it had been in the possession of Thomas Calley and other portions in the possession of his father Dea. Daniel Doane, who lived a short distance easterly on the same road. He was a large landholder in early life, but had disposed of much of his property when he made his will Mar. 5, 1764. He owned a good estate at his death which he divided among his legal representatives. Late in life he made a large purchase of land, of William Gray, in the south part of Harwich. Much of this land yet remains in the possession of his descendants.

    "At his death he left a manuscript journal, which was copied by a step-son of his daughter Rebecca. Neither the original nor the copy is now known to be extant. The copyist says in his diary under date of May 26, 1760, that 'it had fine expressions, meditations and verses.'

    "Joseph Doane died at Orleans, and was buried there beside his wife Mary, in the old cemetery near the church, where a stone with this inscription marks his grave:

 

    'Here's Inter'^d the Body of

    Joseph Doane Esq^r of Eastham

    who died the 27^th of July Anno. Dom.

    1757. In the 89^th Year of his Age

    He was Deacon of the first chh.

    in Eastham about forty Years

    & in commission for the Peace in

    the County of Barnstable for

    about fifty Years which offices

    (with others he sustained) he

    discharged with Fidelity and Honor."135

 

 

 

Children of Joseph Doan and Mary Godfrey are:

        37               i.    Mary20 Doan12, born November 15, 1691.  She married Prince Freeman March 20, 1710/11.

        38              ii.    Joseph Doan12, born November 25, 1693 in Eastham, MA; died August 27, 1745 in Eastham, MA.  He married Deborah Paddock September 23, 1725 in Eastham, MA; born in Chatham, MA.

        39             iii.    Rebecca Doan12, born September 04, 1698 in Eastham, MA.  She married (1) John Allen October 23, 1723 in Eastham, MA; born in Marblehead.  She married (2) Elkanah Higgins 1728.  She married (3) Edward Bangs June 09, 1730.

        40             iv.    Hannah Doan12, born November 19, 1700 in Eastham, MA.  She married Joseph Sparrow March 10, 1724/25.

        41              v.    Daniel Doan12, born January 08, 1700/01; died 1770 in Harwich, MA.  He married Ruth Cole March 08, 1731/32.

        42             vi.    Phebe Doan12, born October 19, 1704.  She married UNKNOWN Eddy.

        43            vii.    Elisha Doan12, born February 03, 1704/05; died August 01, 1765 in Harwich, MA.  He married Elizabeth Sparrow March 14, 1732/33; died December 30, 1793.

        44            viii.    Joshua Doan12, born December 14, 1709; died 1791 in Orleans.  He married Mary Freeman September 06, 1737.

        45             ix.    Lydia Doan12, born February 09, 1713/14.  She married Lazarus Griffith12 September 02, 1731; born in Harwich, MA.

 

        46              x.    Elizabeth Doan12, born May 20, 1717.  She married Benjamin Allen September 09, 1742; born in Chilmark, MA.

        47             xi.    Sarah Doan12, born September 11, 1719.

 

       

Child of Joseph Doan and Desire Berry is:

        48               i.    Desire20 Doan, born December 1728 in Eastham, MA.  She married Solomon Freeman October 22, 1761 in Eastham, MA.

 

 

        34.  Daniel19 Doan  was born 1674 in Eastham, MA13, and died September 01, 1743 in Newton, Bucks County, PA14.  He married (1) Mary Yates, daughter of James Yates.    He married (2) Mehitabel Twining 1686 in Eastham, MA, daughter of William Twining and Elizabeth Deane.  She was born Abt. 1660 in MA, and died December 20, 1719 in Newton, Bucks County,  PA.

 

The Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical Family Memoirs gives this account of Daniel Doan's life:

 

    "Mr. Doane was of a self-reliant, independent, inquiring mind, and was led to study the teachings of the Friends who were then creating a sensation by their new doctrine. Charmed by their teachings he united with the Meeting at Sandwich, about forty miles from his father's home, the oldest Meeting in America. The precise date of his joining the Friends is not known, but in 1696 he applied for and received from the Sandwich Meeting the following certificate of removal for himself and wife:

    "'At a meeting of Friends at Sandwich in New England ye 17^th of 3^rd mo. 1696. We here are to signify to all whom it may concern that our friend Daniel Doane and his wife Mehetabel, that as far as we know their lives and conversations hath been as becometh ye truth, and as for his testimonial that he hath borne amongst us for ye blessed truth, we have great unity with it as witness our hands. Wm. Allen, Israel Gaunt, Matthew Jones, John Ewing, John Jennens, James Stewart and Abiah Jenkins.'

    "After an overland journey of nearly seven hundred miles Mr. Doane arrived in the Friends' colony in Pennsylvania with his wife and four small children, the youngest about two years old. at course of time, date unknown, he presented his credentials at the Meeting in Middletown, Bucks Co., and was duly accepted in membership.

    "He settled in, or adjacent to the village of Newtown where he followed carpentering and farming, and prospered to an extent that gave him a competence in his declining years. On Apr. 4, 1702, he purchased of James Yates for seventy pounds sterling seventy-eight acres of land situated south of the present Newtown borough, and east of the Newtown creek. On Jan. 2, 1713, he bought twenty-two acres adjoining the former purchase.

    "Although Daniel began well in Bucks Co. and was at first, it is thought, a religious teacher among Friends, only a few years after his arrival in Pennsylvania his investigating spirit led him to study the stars and the influence of the planets upon one another. But reports 'that Daniel Doane should meddle in predicting astrologie' brought him into conflict with his Meeting, which lasted almost continually until he was disowned in 1711. He had a way of assuming the defensive which involved the frequent sending of committees to parley with him; but Daniel, strong in his sense of the right of private judgment and of free toleration as to opinions, treated all charges and committees with 'unseemly expressions' and 'contemptuous flounts.' From time to time, however, he would send in written apologies and other papers, one of which was as follows:

    "'In as much as many by their consulting the figures of conceptions, and with revolutions and perfections, presume to tell what is contingent to bear upon earth, either weal or woe, while they themselves are ye bitter source, and are shut up, under ye oxit of ye animated spirit and become fools to ye wisdom of Egypt; and inasmuch as it has much amused the minds of many concerning me because I have done some things of that nature as to prediction, and some have been inquisitus to see ye aphorisms and schemes by which I did work them and though I did never show it unto any, yet I do say ingeniously and without mental reservation, that I never was inclined, much less to study, any magick art or southing divination or negromantic trick.'

    "At length tired of Daniel and his doings, the Middletown Meeting, after many expressions of sorrow 'that he is so wayward' and prayers 'that he may be brought back to ye truth' disowns 'the said Daniel Doane to be one of us,' and 'we being clear of him, his wickedness lies upon his own head.'

    "He was bequeathed 'one pound in money' in his father's will dated Sept. 18, 1712. This small allowance may have been on account of his having joined the Friends, but it is more probable that the son received his share of the father's property before the removal to Pennsylvania.

    "Daniel Doane was the first of the Doane family to migrate from Cape Cod. He was the first and only one of the early generations to forsake the church of his fathers. He was the founder of the largest and in some respects the most important branch of the family.

    "His death is thus recorded on the records of the Middletown Meeting: 'Daniel Doan Senior deceased ye first day of ye ninth (or eighth) mo. Anno 1743 and on ye third day of ye week.'

    "His will, dated Oct. 4, 1731, was probated Dec. 31, 1743. . The following

is an extract:

 

"To my beloved children, Daniel Doan, Elieser Doan, Elijah

Doan, Joseph Doan, Israel Doan, Lydia Stradling, Rebecca Randall,

and George Randall (my son in law) husband of my daughter Elizabeth

deceased 5 shillings each. To my dear and loving wife

Mary Doan the remaining all and singular of my whole estate,

for ye maintaining, educating, and bringing up my children, born

of my said wife Mary Doan, namely, Samuel, Mary, Thomas,

Sarah, and Ebeneser Doan."  

 

"On Sept 5, 1936, a marker was placed on the land once owned by Daniel

Doan with the following inscription: "This tone marks the land of Daniel

Doan purchased after his arrival in Newtown (Bucks Co., Pa.) in 1695. H e

was a member of the first Quaker Meeting in America at Sandwich, Mass.,

son of Deacon Daniel Doane of Eastham, Mass., grandosn of Deacon John

Doane, immigrant from England to Plymouth in 1628. He and Stephen

Twining, his wife's brother were the first New Englanders in Newtown."

 

 

 

 

"

 

       

Children of Daniel Doan and Mehitabel Twining are:

        49               i.    Daniel20 Doan, born November 23, 1687 in Cape Cod, MA.

        50              ii.    Lydia Doan, born October 30, 1690 in Cape Cod, MA.

        51             iii.    Eleazer Doan, born December 21, 1691 in Cape Cod, MA.

        52             iv.    Elijah Doan, born April 03, 1694 in Cape Cod, MA.

+      53              v.    Joseph Doan, born February 23, 1696/97 in Bucks County, PA; died Aft. 1754 in Unknown.

        54             vi.    Elizabeth Doan, born August 20, 1701 in Bucks County, PA.

        55            vii.    Rebecca Doan, born 1702 in Bucks County, PA.

 

 

Generation No. 19

 

        36.  Israel20 Doan was born March 20, 1698/99 in Newton, PA, and died 1797 in Plumstead, Bucks County, PA.  He married (1) Esther Dillon.    He married (2) Mary Hancock, widow of Reece Price of Burlington, NJ. 

 

By 1696 the first of the Doans had moved into Bucks County from Sandwich, Massa chusetts and prior to 1726 Israel Doan, the grandfather of the infamous Doan Boys, was squatting on Indian land in Plumstead. At the time this area was deeply forested with great distances between cleared farms. Settlers found the Indian s who frequented the area friendly for the most part and there was an abundance of deer and bear to hunt. Bread was made from the Indian corn and when grain w as carried to market it was done on long caravans of horses tied head to tail which snaked through the trees on the Indian paths that crisscrossed the area. M en dressed in deerskins and women wore linsey and linen. Every month they would attend the Friends Meeting with the men carrying their weapons because of the strong likelihood of encountering a wolf or bear along the way. -- From The Plumstead Cowboys

 

 

Children of Israel Doan and Esther Dillon are:

+      56               i.    Joseph21 Doan.

        57              ii.    Israel Doan.

+      58             iii.    Joseph Doan.

        59             iv.    Israel Doan.

        60              v.    Elizabeth Doan.

        61             vi.    Rebecca Doan.

        62            vii.    Mary Doan.

        63            viii.    Thomas Doan.

        64             ix.    Daniel Doan.

        65              x.    Lydia Doan.

        66             xi.    Mehitabel.

        67            xii.    Sarah Doan.

 

 

        53.  Joseph20 Doan  was born February 23, 1696/97 in Bucks County, PA, and died Aft. 1754 in Unknown16.  He married Mary Carter October 14, 1726 in Middleton Meeting17, daughter of James Carter and Grace UNKNOWN.  She was born January 10, 1701/02 in Bucks County, PA, and died Abt. 1740 in Cane Creek, Orange County, NC.

 

According to the A.A. Doane genealogy, Joseph worked as a carpenter and farmer in the Newtown area of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. It was written, "as a young man he acquired great strength and power of endurance, and a knowledge of the country about Newtown".

 

In April of 1735, Joseph and four others were hired by the proprietors of the colony to chart a course for the purchase of land from the Indians. Joseph wrote a letter on the 29th of the third month of that year indicating that he would be satisfied with 50 acres of land at a halfpenny per acre quitrent (rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services), probably as payment for his travels in April. Thomas Penn authorized 5 pounds for each man however. The actual Indian Walk, to determine the boundaries of the land to be purchased, was made in 1737 without Joseph.

 

In 1747, Joseph left his children under the care of relatives at Buckingham Monthly Meeting and traveled to the Sandwich Meeting on Cape Cod, Mass., where his parents came from. In 1750, he left his children again and traveled to Cane Creek, North Carolina. After a short visit to Buckingham meeting in 1754, possibly to attend son Ebenezer's wedding, he departed once more for Cane Creek and was never heard from again.

       

Children of Joseph Doan and Mary Carter are:

        68               i.    Joseph21 Doan, born August 16, 1727.

        69              ii.    Mary Doan, born September 06, 1728.

+      70             iii.    Ebenezer Doan, born July 05, 1733 in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PA; died January 21, 1818 in Ontario, Canada.

        71             iv.    Martha Doan, born September 01, 1735.

        72              v.    Mehitable Doan, born November 10, 1738.

        73             vi.    Grace Doan, born January 19, 1738/39.

 

 

Generation No. 20

 

        56.  Joseph21 He married Hester Vickers, daughter of Abraham Vickers and Mary France. 

 

Joseph Doan, Sr., the Father of the outlaw Moses, lived on a farm on what is now Route 611 just south of Plumsteadville. He and his wife Hester had the dubiou s honor of fathering five of the six Doan outlaws: Joseph, Jr., Moses, Aaron, L evi and Mahlon. Abraham, their first cousin, was the sixth member of the band. -- From: The Plumstead Cowboys

       

Children of Joseph Doan and Hester Vickers are:

        74               i.    Moses22 Doan18.

 

Around the time of the Revolutionary War, a gang of Tory outlaws led by the Doan brothers of Plumstead Township was active throughout Bucks County. One of the band's most daring exploits was the robbery of no fewer than six dwellings in the vicinity of Dublin on the night of July 21, 1783. The robbers' last stop that night was the Robinson tavern, where the boys got carried away with their celebration and awakened the neighbors. The Doans fled but one of the brothers, Joseph, was followed and captured, only to escape later from a jail in Newtown. Shortly after Joseph's capture Moses Doan, leader of the outlaws, was surrounded and shot to death at a remote cabin on the Tohickon Creek.  --  History of the Burough of Dublin, by Alan J. Kerr in the Burough of Dublin 75th Anniversary Book.

 

 

Another mention of Moses Doan is in the records of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the year 1782 (now held in the New Jersey State Archives):

 

WIDOW WOODWARD HARBORS NOTORIOUS PINE ROBBERS

Conviction of Elizabeth Woodward, Burlington County, from New Jersey Supreme Court Records, 1782

The jurors here conclude that Elizabeth Woodward, a widow of Chesterfield, Burlington County, did conceal Moses Doan, Nathan Tomlinson and "diverse others," armed with "Guns & Pistols & other Weapons offensive and defensive," despite knowing them to be "notorious Thieves & Robbers." Marauding parties of these "Pine Robbers," loosely affiliated with the British, plagued New Jersey during the Revolutionary War. Doan was a member of a notorious Tory outlaw family in Bucks County, PA.

 

 

 

 

 

        75              ii.    Aaron Doan.

 

A handwritten note by Etta Holloway, great granddaughter of Joseph Doan, tells the story of the outlaws this way:

 

Joseph was one of the 5 members known as the Tory Doans in the Bucks Co. Pennsylvania area during the Rev. War. He was captured but escaped and went into the Ontario, Canada area. There is quite a lot written in the above mentioned book and the researcher, Virginia Hollway Oakley, has several articles from the newspapers and magazines of the area telling of the happenings during this time. Virginia is the ggggrand daughter of Joseph and his wife, Mary Doan, who was also his double first cousin. She was the daughter of his Uncle Israel Doan. Joseph and Israel married sisters, Hester and Rachel Vickers. They were all of the Quaker faith and did not believe in war. The new government levied a tax upon Joseph, Sr., the father of the Tory Doan boys, confiscated his farm, threw his wife, 3 daughters and youngest son off of the land, jailed Joseph Sr. for non payment of taxes and branded him on his hand as a criminal. This was the given reason for the start of the notorious group known as the Tory Doans. Joseph followed his brother Aaron into exile in Canada. They were the only 2 surviving members of the 4 brothers and one cousin, Abraham Doan, who were involved in the roberies, etc.

Joseph was shot in the jaw by a member of posse that were chasing the Tory Doans. The bullet went into his jaw and knocked out several teeth. His looks were changed by this.

-- From  The Doane Family by A. A. Doane

 

 

        76             iii.    Levi Doan.

        77             iv.    Mahlon Doan.

+      78              v.    Joseph Doan, born April 01, 1752 in Plumstead, Bucks County, PA; died 1844 in Ontario, Canada.

 

 

       

 

        70.  Ebenezer21 was born July 05, 1733 in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PA, and died January 21, 1818 in Ontario, Canada.  He married Anna Savilla Sloy 1754 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry Sloy and Catherine UNKNOWN.  She was born December 13, 1732 in Hanover, Prussia, Germany, and died October 15, 1803 in Ontario, Canada.

 

After the death of his mother, Ebenezer and his brothers and sisters were either apprenticed or given in care of relatives. He was "read out of meeting" (dismissed as a member) of Buckingham Meeting because he married Anna Savilla Sloy,  a German non-Quaker.  He nonetheless continued to live withing the Quaker community, and his children were "accepted under the care" (provided a spiritual home) of Buckingham Quaker Meeting.

 

 On December 25, 1776, the colonial army under General George Washington encamped on land adjacent to Ebenezer's farm, before crossing the Delaware river to attack Trenton, New Jersey.   Ebenezer continued to live in Bucks county until about ten years before his death, when he removed to Canada to live with his children, all of whom except Jonathan had previously settled there.  On April 4, 1808, the family, including Ebenezer and children William, Joseph, Mary, Mahlon, And Ebenezer Jr., traveled with their families to join the Yonge Street Friends, north of Toronto, where daughter Martha lived with her husband Amos Armitage. They traveled in canvas covered wagons during June, by way of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, over the Alleghenies.  Although no longer technically a Quaker, before leaving Pennsylvania, he secured his usual certificate of removal and was accepted at the Yonge Street Meeting at Toronto on the July 14, 1808. Ebenzer settled with his son, William Doan,  on 400 acres of Lot 92 in King Township. 

 

In 1813, Ebenzer left the Quaker faith and  moved with his brother John to Hope, Ontario, (now known as Sharon) to join as new sect called the Children of Peace.  The Children of Peace was a utopian community near Toronto which was started by former Quakers from the US and lasted from 1812 until 1890. The house built by Ebenezer for his family is now located on the grounds of the Sharon Temple. It was moved to the Temple grounds from its original site about one-half mile north. It was built along the same lines as homes in Buck's County - even to the round privy.

 

In 1825, work was started on the Temple, which was completed in 1832. It was designed by Willson along traditional lines of three stories for the trinity; 12 lantern towers for the disciples; the ball for the ward and the Ark in the centre of the Temple.

 

The Temple was used one Saturday a month for services with regular Sunday services held in the meeting hall, now demolished.

 

In 1840, Ebenezer left the Children of Peace.

       

Children of Ebenezer Doan and Anna Sloy are:

+      81               i.    John22 Doan, born October 03, 1768 in Buck's County, PA; died November 08, 1852 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

        82              ii.    William Doan.

        83             iii.    Joseph Doan.

        84             iv.    Mahlon Doan.

+      85              v.    Ebenezer Jr. Doan.

        86             vi.    Martha Doan.

 

 

Generation No. 21

 

                81.  John22 was born October 03, 1768 in Buck's County, PA19, and died November 08, 1852 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.  He married Elizabeth Stockdale October 15, 1794 in Bucks County, PA20.  She was born July 18, 1773.

 

John Doan and his family joined the Yonge Street Quaker settlement in what is now Newmarket, Ontario,  in 1807. As a builder, Doan was almost immediately appointed to a committee to build a new meeting house. It is the one still standing as an historic site an the west side of Yonge Street.

 

In 1808, brother Ebenezer and his wife and children, brother Mahlon and his wife and children, brothers William and Joseph and sister Mary all arrived to join John.

 

In 1812, trouble arose with the Quakers and John separated himself and declined to attend Quaker meetings. He was joined by Ebenezer in 1813 and both moved to Hope - now Sharon - to join the Children of Peace, founded by David Willson.  -- from THE MAN WHO NAMED AURORA By DICK ILLINGWORTH

 

       

Children of John Doan and Elizabeth Stockdale are:

        95               i.    Sarah23 Doan20, born March 19, 1797.

        96              ii.    Joseph Doan20, born August 10, 1799.

        97             iii.    John Doan20, born January 11, 1802.

        98             iv.    Anna Doan20, born January 26, 1806.

        99              v.    Elizabeth Doan20, born October 30, 1811.

        100           vi.    Charles Doan20, born November 06, 1808.

 

 

Charles Doan was the first postmaster for the area and the first Reeve of the newly incorporated Village of Aurora in 1863 - four years before the birth of Canada.

 

As postmaster, he named Aurora in 1854 after the Greek Goddess of the Dawn and gave Aurora its Coat of Arms, 'bearing the motto Sol Meus Testis, or As The Sun Is My Witness.

 

With Machell's Corners as the head of rail in 1853, the result of the arrival of the steam train Toronto of the Ontario, Huron and Simcoe Railway, Doan could sense the dawn of a new era as a business and trading centre worthy of the name Aurora.

 

Tiny Machell's Corners was the centre of rebel country in 1837 when the fiery William Lyon Mackenzie marched down Yonge Street in his ill-fated attempt to seize York. It all started in the almost deserted village of Lloydtown, just west of Aurora.

 

Many local residents were sympathetic to the rebels. Charles participated in the march down Yonge Street and was arrested December 10, 1837 for his part in the rebellion.

 

The marchers saw it as a peaceful mission, but others saw it differently. The militia was called out, the rebels arrested and Charles was thrown into jail. Samuel Lount, one of two men hanged for their part, was a highly respected citizen of Holland Landing.

 

Charles was released from jail on May 10, 1838. While imprisoned, he carved two small boxes which are currently on exhibit at the Aurora Museum. A very ambitious young man, he moved from Sharon to Machell's Corners to become the postmaster of Whitchurch Township.

 

He built Castle Doan at the corner of Yonge Street and Catherine Avenue - named after his wife - as the location of the post office. When the house was demolished to make way for the new Our Lady of Grace Church, only a few pieces, including the front door, were salvaged. The door is an exhibit at the Museum.

 

Doan built Doan Hall just north of the intersection of Wellington Street West and Yonge Street, where Doane Pharmacy is now located. He had a store at the corner which became the new postoffice. Doan Hall was demolished in 1963 despite efforts to save it.

 

The Village of Aurora was incorporated in 1863 and Charles Doan became the first Reeve. He retired from his business in 1870 but continued as postmaster until 1882.

 

Charles died June 18, 1895 after being married twice, with six children and outliving all of them. The family bible that John gave Charles is now part of the Aurora Museum as a gift from the Doan family.  -- from THE MAN WHO NAMED AURORA . . . By DICK ILLINGWORTH 

 

 

        85.  Ebenezer Jr.22 Doan.  He married Elizabeth Packson22, daughter of Abraham Packson and Elizabeth UNKNOWN.  She was born August 10, 1783 in Bucks County, PA.

       

Children of Ebenezer Doan and Elizabeth Packson are:

+      101             i.    Elias23 Doan, born May 16, 1805.

        102            ii.    Abraham Doan23, born November 09, 1802.

        103            iii.    Oliver Doan23, born July 20, 1807.

        104           iv.    Ira Doan23, born January 23, 1810.

 

 

Generation No. 22

 

        87.  Leah23 Doan was born February 20, 1797 in Canada, and died February 21, 1872 in Ada, Kent County, MI.  She married Adam Dennis, son of John Dennis and Jane Laraway.  He was born September 18, 1793 in Ontario, Canada, and died November 17, 1869 in Ada, Kent County, MI.

 

After Adam’s death, Leah lived with a Lucien Dennis, probably a relation of her late husband. Leah is buried in Ada Cemetery, Ada, Kent Co., Michigan. She shares a large monument type stone with her husband, Adam. His name and birth/death dates are first,. then Leah's.dates.  The gravesite is A1-044-2W--no section given.

 

 

 

Children of Leah Doan and Adam Dennis are:

+      105             i.    Mary E24 Dennis, born in Canada; died February 01, 1901 in Kent county , MI.

+      106            ii.    Joseph Dennis, born July 18, 1816 in Canada; died December 08, 1863 in Ada, Kent County, MI.

+      107            iii.    John Dennis, born February 15, 1820 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; died September 23, 1907 in Vergennes, Kent County, MI.

        108           iv.    Jane Dennis, born March 05, 1822 in Canada; died Abt. 1822 in Canada.

+      109            v.    Abraham Dennis, born September 13, 1824 in Canada.

+      110           vi.    Aaron Dennis, born December 13, 1826 in Canada; died September 11, 1907 in Ada, Kent County, MI.

+      111           vii.    Mahlon Dennis, born March 08, 1829 in Walpole, Haldimand county, Ontario, Canada; died June 11, 1894 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan.

+      112          viii.    Esther S. Dennis, born July 22, 1833 in Yarmouth, Elgin county, Ontario, Canada; died November 15, 1916 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan.

+      113           ix.    Jonas A. Dennis, born July 22, 1833 in Yarmouth, Elgin county, Ontario, Canada; died November 07, 1879 in Robinson Twp, Ottawa county Michigan.

 

 

        88.  Moses23 was born December 24, 1781.  He married Mary Wintermute, born December 25, 1784.. 

 

 

According to the book, Loyalist Lineages of Canada, Moses DOAN and his wife had 12 children.

Issue: Israel, Joseph, Nance, Cynthia, Nathan, Rachel, Moses, Mary, Hannah, Esther, John, Abraham.  Source:  "Loyalists Lineages of Canada" Page 198/99

       

        101.  Elias23 Doan was born May 16, 1805.  He married Wait Wilson 1829 in Ontario, daughter of Hugh Wilson. 

       

Child of Elias Doan and Wait Wilson is:

        115             i.    A.T.24 Doan.  He married Angelina McCarty.

 

 

Generation No. 23

 

        105.  Mary E24 Dennis was born in Canada, and died February 01, 1901 in Kent county , MI.  She married Lawrence E. Cooley September 17, 1834 in Yarmouth, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada24.  He was born 1811 in Canada.

 

       

Children of Mary Dennis and Lawrence Cooley are:

        116             i.    George W.25 Cooley, born 1836.

        117            ii.    Esther Cooley, born 1838.

        118            iii.    Dennis P. Cooley, born 1840.

        119           iv.    John N. Cooley, born 1845.

        120            v.    Seymour E, born 1849.

 

 

        106.  Joseph Dennis24 was born July 18, 1816 in Canada, and died December 08, 1863 in Ada, Kent County, MI.  He married Eleanor Barrett March 20, 1839 in Houghton, Norfolk county, Ontario, Canada25.  She was born Abt. 1818 in Canada.

 

       

Children of Joseph Dennis and Eleanor Barrett are:

        121             i.    James Arvin25 Dennis, born June 1840.

        122            ii.    Sara Jane Dennis, born Abt. 1843.

        123            iii.    Mary Katherine Dennis, born Abt. 1846.

        124           iv.    Nancy Ann Dennis, born Abt. 1850.

        125            v.    Phillip M. Dennis, born December 1853.

        126           vi.    Emma Dennis, born Abt. 1856.

        127           vii.    Erson P. Dennis, born October 27, 1859.

        128          viii.    William Dennis, born Abt. 1863.

 

 

        107.  John24 Dennis (was born February 15, 1820 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada26, and died September 23, 1907 in Vergennes, Kent County, MI26.  He married Emily Riggs February 22, 184726, daughter of Jedediah Riggs and Philinda Crary.  She was born July 05, 1828 in Chautauqua, NY, and died April 13, 1910 in Vergennes, Kent County, MI26.

 

Notes for John Dennis:

1850 Census of Ada, Kent County, MI:

John Denni s age 30 Farmer Value of real estate $800 Born Canada

Emily age 22 born NY

Byron age 2 born MI

 

1870 Census of Ada, Kent County, MI

5/5 John Dennis age 50 Farmer Value of real estate $2500, value of personal estate $800, b. in Canada

Emily Dennis, age 42, b. in NY

"Brown" (Byron) Dennis, age 22, farm laborer, real estate worth $200, b. in MI

Irving A. Dennis, age 17, working on farm, b. in MI

John Dennis, age 15, at school, b. in MI

Herbert Dennis, age 12, at school, b. in MI

Adelbert, age 8, at school, b. in MI

 

1884 Census of Vergeness, Kent County, MI:

Dennis John age 64 born Canada Father and Mother born Canada

Emily age 56 born NY Fa ther and Mother born VT

John age 29 born MI Father born Canada Mother born VT

Ida age 19 born Indiana Father born Penn Mother born Indiana[Untitled tree for book.FTW]

 

1850 Census of Ada, Kent County, MI:

John Dennis age 30 Farmer Value of real estate $800 Born Canada

Emily age 22 born NY

Byron age 2 born MI

 

1870 Census of Ada, Kent County, MI

5/5 John Dennis age 50 Farmer Value of real estate $2500, value of personal estate $800, b. in Canada

Emily Dennis, age 42, b. in NY

"Brown" (Byron) Dennis, age 22, farm laborer, real estate worth $200, b. in MI

Irving A. Dennis, age 17, working on farm, b. in MI

John Dennis, age 15, at school, b. in MI

Herbert Dennis, age 12, at school, b. in MI

Adelbert, age 8, at school, b. in MI

 

1884 Census of Vergeness, Kent County, MI:

Dennis John age 64 born Canada Father and Mother born Canada

Emily age 56 born NY Fa ther and Mother born VT

John age 29 born MI Father born Canada Mother born VT

Ida age 19 born Indiana Father born Penn Mother born Indiana

       

Children of John Dennis and Emily Riggs are:

+      129             i.    Byron25 Dennis, born 1848 in Michigan; died December 27, 1888 in Kansas.

        130            ii.    Irving A. Dennis, born January 16, 1853 in MI; died January 31, 1876 in MI.

+      131            iii.    John Orten Dennis, born January 16, 1855 in MI; died December 05, 1946 in Lowell, Kent, MI.

+      132           iv.    Herbert Delaney Dennis, born September 08, 1858 in Ada, Kent County, MI; died January 07, 1940 in Vergeness, Kent county, Michigan.

+      133            v.    Adelbert Oliver Dennis, born July 07, 1862 in Kent County, MI; died February 02, 1948.

        134           vi.    UNKNOWN Dennis, born January 19, 1867 in Kent County, MI.

 

 

        109.  Abraham24 Dennis was born September 13, 1824 in Canada.  He married (1) Mary UNKNOWN.    He married (2) Anna M. UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1841 in Canada.

 

Notes for Abraham Dennis:

 Abraham Dennis Was married twice.  The first two children were born in his first marriage and the other 5 were born in his second marriage.

 

Abraham Dennis lived in several states.  Records show him living in Missouri around 1872, in Kansas in 1877, and, at other times, in Michigan and Ohio.  He is listed on the 1880 U.S. Census for Kansas, as is his nephew, Byron Dennis, who died there.

 

 

 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Kansas, Rush, Hampton, District 359

 

127/127 Abeham Dennis, age 51, married, farmer, b. in Canada, father b. in NJ, mother b. in MA

Anna M. Dennis, age 39, married, keeping house, b. in Kansas, father b. in Germany, mother b. in Canada

Ada, age 13, b. in IL

Ephena, age 11, b. in IL

Electa, age 9, b. in MO

Emma, age 6, b. in MO

Lyda, age 6, b. in MI

Pery, age 2, b. in KS

Mary, age 5 months, b. in KS

 

       

Children of Abraham Dennis and Mary UNKNOWN are:

        135             i.    William25 Dennis, born Abt. 1848.

        136            ii.    Joanna Dennis, born Abt. 1849.

 

       

Children of Abraham Dennis and Anna UNKNOWN are:

        137             i.    Ada25 Dennis27, born 1867 in MI.  She married UNKNOWN Horn28.

        138            ii.    Euphemia Dennis28, born 1869 in Illinois.

        139            iii.    Electa Dennis29, born 1872 in MO.  She married William Crockett30 January 30, 1888 in Hutchison, Kansas.

        140           iv.    Emma Dennis30, born 1873 in Missouri.

+      141            v.    Lydia Dennis, born 1876 in Michigan.

        142           vi.    Perry Dennis, born November 02, 1877 in Kansas; died September 26, 1890 in Kansas.

        143           vii.    Mary E. Dennis, born 1880 in Kansas.  She married Benjamin E. Merril January 05, 1898 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.

        144          viii.    Pearl Dennis, born October 1883 in Missouri.  She married Francis L. Sampson January 04, 1903 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS; born December 1879 in Kansas.

 

Notes for Pearl Dennis:

At 16, Pearl was living with her future in-laws in Grant Township, Reno, Kansas.  Her sister, Lydia, had married Charles E. Sampson, brother of Pearl's husband-to-be. 

 

1900 US Census Reno County, Grant Township, Kansas, p. 85

 

Charles E. Sampson, head, married 10 years,  b. August 1864 in IL, father b. in Maryland, mother b. in IL, occupation: farm laborer

Lydia Sampson, wife, married 10 years, mother of 4, 3 living, b. July 1875 in MI, father b. in Canada, mother b. in Canada

John Sampson, son, single, b. Feb. 1896

Truman Sampson, son, single, b. Jan. 1898

Rowena Sampson, daughter, single, b. Dec. 1899

Pearl Dennis, sister-in-law, single, b. Oct. 1883, father b. in Canada, mother b. in Canada

Frank Sampson, brother, single, b. Dec. 1879 in Kansas, father b. in MD, mother b. in MD, occupation:  farm laborer

Henry Sampson, brother, single, b. March 1882 in Kansas, father b. in MD, mother b. in IL, occupation:  farm laborer

 

        145           ix.    Leota Dennis, born 1888.  She married Ledon Merrill March 03, 1909 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.

 

 

        110.  Aaron24 Dennis was born December 13, 1826 in Canada, and died September 11, 1907 in Ada, Kent County, MI.  He married (1) Leanora.  She was born 1833.  He married (2) Leanora Hutchkiss 1849 in Ada, Kent County, MI.  She was born 1833 in Ohio.

 

Aaron is buried in Ada Cemetery, Ada, Kent Co., Michigan. There is no stone marking the grave and no date is given in the cemetery records. He is buried in A1-025-1E.  The Section is not given.

 

1850 Census Ada, Kent Co., MI line #1496 reads  as follows: Dennis Aaron born 1827 Male White Laborer Lawrence Cooley head of household Born Canada Married 1849.

 

1884 Census of Kent Co., MI : :

Dennis, Aaron age 58 born Canada

Lenora P. age 51 born Ohio

Sherman age 31 born Ohio

1894 Census of Kent Co., shows as follows:

Dennis, Aaron Farmer ag e 67 born Canada Mother and Father born Canada

Lenora P. age 61 Housewife 4 children born, 2 living born Ohio Mother born Canada

Father born Mass

Sherman age 41 son Farmer born Ohio Father born Canada Mother born Ohio

 

1900 Census A da, Kent Co., MI as follows:

Dennis, Aaron age 73 Born 1862 Canada Father and Mother born in Canada Immigrated to US in 1841 Farmer

       

Children of Aaron Dennis and Leanora are:

        146             i.    Shennow25 Dennis, born 1853.

        147            ii.    Ettie Dennis, born 1855.

 

       

Children of Aaron Dennis and Leanora Hutchkiss are:

        148             i.    Sherman25 Dennis, born 1853 in Ohio.

        149            ii.    Luciusa Dennis, born December 22, 1850; died May 06, 1873 in Vergennes, Kent County,  MI of consumption.

 

 

        111.  Mahlon24 Dennis was born March 08, 1829 in Walpole, Haldimand county, Ontario, Canada, and died June 11, 1894 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan.  He married (1) Mary S. Camp August 31, 1857 in Ada, Kent County, MI, daughter of John Camp and Margaret.  She was born Abt. 1838 in Elgin, Ontario, Canada, and died March 08, 1866 in MI.  He married (2) Mary A. Camp July 08, 1866 in Ada, Kent County, MI, daughter of Isaac Camp and Rebecca.  She was born May 16, 1838 in Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

 

"Mr. Dennis of this sketch is the fifth son and sixth child of a family of nine children of whom 6 are living. He was married Aug. 31, 1857 to Mary, daughter of John and Margaret Camp, born in Elgin Co., Prov of Ont. April 5, 1838. They had one child left of three, Ettie E. Born 25 May1862. She is a young lady of fine attainments. Mrs. Dennis died 8 Mar1866, and July 3 of the same year Mr. Dennis was married to Mary A. , daughter of Issac and Rebec ca Camp, born 16May1838, in Elgin Co., Ont. They have 3 children, Amelia R.  born 10 April1867, Asa M., born 11Sept 1870 and Arby J. born 9 July1876. Mr. Dennis , wife and daughter Ettie are members of the Baptist church. He is in possession of the family homestead, is a Democrat in political faith and one of the most respected and esteemed citizens of Ada. The farm was in its primal state when it came into Mr. Dennis' hands and he has cleared and improved it until it ranks with the major portion of the county in beauty and fertility. " --  History of Kent County, Michigan,Chicago, Charles C. Chapman & Co. 1881, pgs 503 & 504

 

 

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1880 Census Ada, Kent Co., MI:

Dennis, Mahlon age 51 Farmer

Mary Ann age 42 wi fe

Ettie age 18 daughter

Amelia R. age 13 daughter

Asa M. age 9 son

Arba J. age 3 son

 

1884 Michigan Census of Ada, Kent Co., MI:

Dennis, Mahlon age 55 born Canada Father and Mother born Canada

Mary Ann age 46 born Canada Fathe r and Mother born Canada

Dennis, Ettie age 22 daughter born MI Father and Mother born Canada

Amelia age 17 daughter born MI

Asa age 13 son born MI

Arba age 7 son born MI

 

Mahlon is buried in Ada Cemetery on lot A1-044-2W. There is no stone marking the grave and no date given in the cemetery records.

 

       

Children of Mahlon Dennis and Mary Camp are:

        150             i.    Ettie E.25 Dennis, born May 25, 1862.

        151            ii.    Almeda Dennis, born September 10, 1860 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan; died November 19, 1861 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan.

Almeda's grave is marked with a small, thick upright stone with the name Almeda carved on the curved top. There are no dates on the stone. She is buried in A1-044-3W--no section given.

 

       

Children of Mahlon Dennis and Mary Camp are:

+      152             i.    Amelia R.25 Dennis, born April 10, 1867 in MI; died in Santa Clara county, California.

        153            ii.    Arba J. Dennis, born July 09, 1876 in Ada, Kent County, MI; died February 21, 1955 in Grand Rapids, MI.  He married Ada Koons.

Arba is buried at Grandville cemetery, next to his wife Ada. They had no children.

Arba owned a cherry orchard at 1814 Beltline Road in Grand Rapids MI.  -- Virginia Hollway Oakley from a handwritten family record by Etta Dennis Hollway

 

 

 

+      154            iii.    Asa Mahlon Dennis, born September 11, 1870; died July 17, 1950 in Sherman Oaks, California.

 

 

        112.  Esther S.24 Dennis was born July 22, 1833 in Yarmouth, Elgin county, Ontario, Canada, and died November 15, 1916 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan.  She married Augustus Henry Riggs, son of Jedediah Riggs and Philinda Crary.  He was born October 18, 1826 in Royaltown, NY, and died March 17, 1914 in Ada, Kent, MI.

 

“Mr. Riggs, of this sketch, was reared in the forest and had pioneer privileges for education. He was married in August, 1850, to Esther, daughter of Adam and Leah Dennis, born in Yarmouth, Province of Ontario. They have had five children, four of whom are living: Orcelia J. (wife of J. H. Ward), Zemira D. (Mrs. A. Fairchild), Athalinda L. and Mills A. Adelaide is deceased. Mr. Riggs is a member of the Grange and Vergenes Horse Association, and is a Democrat. He is a man of enterprise and owns the family homestead on sec. 24.”

 

 

 

       

Children of Esther Dennis and Augustus Riggs are:

        155             i.    Adalaide L.25 Riggs, born July 21, 1852 in Kent County, MI; died October 22, 1856 in Kent County, MI.

+      156            ii.    Josephine Orcelia Riggs, born September 17, 1855 in Ada, Kent, MI; died October 26, 1942 in Ada, Kent, MI.

        157            iii.    Delphine Zemira Riggs.

        158           iv.    Athalinda Riggs, born 1861 in Kent County, MI; died February 23, 1904 in Kent County, MI.

        159            v.    Miles A. Riggs.

 

 

        113.  Jonas A.24 was born July 22, 1833 in Yarmouth, Elgin county, Ontario, Canada, and died November 07, 1879 in Robinson Twp, Ottawa county Michigan.  Jonas married Olive Lamphere.  She was born Abt. 1835 in New York.

 

The 1870 Census for Grand Rapids, MI, lists Jonas Dennis and family as follows:

 

 625/616 Jonas A. Dennis, age 37, carpenter, real property value $2000, personal estate value $200, b. in Quebec (!), both parents foreign born

Olive M. Dennis, age 35, b. in NY

Frederick L. Dennis, age 17, carpenter, b. in MI

Vincent E. Dennis, age 12, b. in MI

 

       

Children of Jonas Dennis and Olive Lamphere are:

        160             i.    Frederick L.25 Dennis31, born Abt. 1853.

        161            ii.    Vincent E. Dennis, born Abt. 1858.

 

 

        114.  Israel24 was born May 24, 1805, and died December 16, 1868 in Moore Township, Lambdon County, Ontario, Canada. He is buried in Sutherland Cemetery, Moore Township.  He married Prudence House December 17, 1846 in Yarmouth, Ontario, Canada.  She was born September 17, 1827 in Near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is buried in MacDonald Cemetery in Port Lambton.

 

 

Child of Israel Doan and Prudence House is:

+      162             i.    Nathan25 Doan, born October 03, 1848; died May 03, 1898.

 

 

Generation No. 24

 

        129.  Byron25 Dennis was born 1848 in Michigan, and died December 27, 1888 in Kansas32.  He married Zemira Nancy Mapes, daughter of Albert Mapes and Esther Hager.  She was born August 16, 1850 in Michigan33, and died October 1943 in St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids,  Michigan.

 

The life and death of Byron Loomis Dennis is somewhat of a mystery.  He was born in Ada, Kent County, Michigan, and probably married there, although no record of his marriage has been found.  Sometime around 1877, he and his wife travelled to Kansas, where they began farming in Russell County.  Several other members of the Dennis clan, including Byron's uncle Abraham, also moved to Kansas.  Byron and Myra show up on the 1880 for Russell County with two adopted daughters, Joicee Lizzie, age 5, and Lillie B., age 3, both born in Pennsylvania.  Since their biological parents were also born in Pennsylvania, they cannot be children of a previous marriage.   These two children are quite a mystery, since they are not listed on later census records with Myra after Byron's death.  

 

The biggest mystery is Byron's death itself.  One Dennis family researcher gives a death date of December 27, 1888.  Others just give the year 1888.  No death certificate or obituary has been found, nor has any cemetery record.  Family tradition says that Byron was murdered while on an expedition in an unsettled part of Kansas , so perhaps his body was never recovered. 

 

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1880 Census:  Russell, Russell, Kansas, Roll 395, Book 1

Byron Dennis,  age 32, married, farmer, b. in Michigan, father b. in  Canada, mother b. in NY

Zemira N. Dennis, age 29, wife, b. in MI,  father b. in NY, mother b. in MI

Joicee Lizzie Dennis, age 5, adopted, b. in PA, father b. in PA, mother b. in PA

Lilly B. Dennis, age 3, adopted, b. in PA, father b. in PA, mother b. in PA

 

Nancy Zemira Mapes was the oldest daughter of Albert R. Mapes and his first wife, Esther Ann Hager.  She was named for grandmother.   As a child, she was known as Nancy, but, as an adult, she preferred to be called Myra. 

 

Myra married Byron  Dennis sometime between 1870 and 1880. They left Michigan to homestead in Russell County, Kansas, where they adopted two little girls, Joicee Lizzie and Lillie B.  Nothing is known of these children, except what appears on the 1880 US Census:  they and their birth parents were born in Pennsylvania.   There is no evidence that they returned to Michigan with Myra after Byron's death in 1888.

 

Myra probably returned to Michigan shortly after Byron's death. By 1894 she had settled with her two children, George Albert and Bertus Irving, in Barry County near her father and stepmother.  In 1900 she married Silas Gates, a farmer, and in 1909 they adopted two daughters. Frances and Lillian.  Myra joined the First Christian Church of Vergennes (also known as the Alton Church) Dec. 23, 1905,  with the well respected Elder E. Mudge as her sponsor. 

 

In her later years, Myra lived with her children.  The 1920 US Census finds her living with her son George, his wife Emma, and their son, Orlo, at 433 Michigan St. in Grand Rapids.  She had now gone back to using the name Myra Dennis.  Silas Gates, her second husband, was still listing himself as a married man, but he was living in Barry with his sister and nephew.   By 1930 Myra had moved in with the family of her adopted daughter, Frances Dennis Houseman, at 1042 Underwood St., in Grand Rapids.  Frances' daughter, Mira, was named for her grandmother. 

 

 Myra died in October of 1943 at the age of 93 years 2 months 14 days. Her death was reported by her son-in-law, Joseph Houseman. She died from complications of a fracture from a fall that occurred when moving from her

bed to a chair at the Stages Nursing Home.  Her obituary, which appeared in the Monday edition of the Grand Rapids Herald on November 1, 1943, reads:

 

"Myra Mates (sic) Dennis age 93 of ll26 Giddings Ave Se passed away Sat eve. at St. Mary's Hospital. Surviving are one son George, two adopted daughters, Mrs. Joseph L Houseman, and Mrs. Howard Roberts, both of Grand Rapids. 4 grand children 2 great grandchildren. Serv. 2 pm Mon at Morris funeral Chapel in Saranac. Internment in Saranac Cemetery".  (Obituary and death certificate courtesy of Laura Gould)

 

1860 US Census, Barry County, Woodland, Roll 536,  Book 1,  p. 803

 

1447/1351 Albert R. Mapes, age 34, farmer, real estate: $600, personal estate: $75, b. in NY,

Lydia J. Mapes, age 24, b. in NY

Nancy Mapes, age 8, b. in MI

Mary Mapes, age 6, b. in MI

Andrew Mapes, age 3, b. in NY

George Mapes, age 2,  b. in MI

 

1870 US Census,  Barry County, Woodland Roll 661, Page 307

 

265/271 Albert R. Mapes, age 47, farmer,  real estate $3000,  personal estate $300, b. in NY

Lydia J.  Mapes, age 34, keeps house,  b. in NY

Nancy Z. Mapes, age  18, domestic service, b. in MI

Alice M. Mapes, age 15, domestic service, b. in MI

Andrew I. Mapes, age 13, works on farm, b. in MI

George F., age 12, b. in MI

James I., age 9, b. in MI

 

1880 Census:  Russell, Russell, Kansas, Roll 395, Book 1

Byron Dennis,  age 32, married, farmer, b. in Michigan, father b. in  Canada, mother b. in NY

Zemira N. Dennis, age 29, wife, b. in MI,  father b. in NY, mother b. in MI

Joicee Lizzie Dennis, age 5, adopted, b. in PA, father b. in PA, mother b. in PA

Lilly B. Dennis, age 3, adopted, b. in PA, father b. in PA, mother b. in PA

 

1930 Census, Grand Rapids, MI

 District 83, Image 26 on Ancestry.com

Joseph Houseman, 36, first marriage at 33, renting home at 1042 Underwood Ave., b. in MI, father b. in GA, mother b. in PA, occupation: clothier, served in WW!

Frances Houseman, wife, 29, first marriage at 26, b. in IL, father b. in MI, mother b. in US, (1901)

Mira A. Houseman, daughter, 8, b. in MI, father b. in MI, mother b. in Illinois,

Mira Dennis, mother-in-law, 78, widowed, b. in MI, father b. in NY, mother b. in MI

Pearl Donehoe, servant, single, age 19, born in MI, mother and father b. in  MI

 

 

       

Children of Byron Dennis and Zemira Mapes are:

        163             i.    Frankie B.26 Dennis.

 

Frankie Dennis is listed by several Dennis family researchers as the oldest son of Byron and Myra Mapes Dennis.   No birth or death record is cited.  Frankie is recorded by some researchers as buried at Ada Cemetery, Ada, Kent Co., Michigan, with no stone marking the site . His grave site is listed in that cemetery index as A1-052-4W--no section given.

 

To add to the confusion, a Frankie Dennis, age 5years, 1month, 5days, with no burial date, is  listed at Bailey Cemetery (G.R. 40), Vergennes Township, Kent County.   This Frankie is thought by some researchers to be the son of Byron and Myra.  

 

Michigan's Genealogical Death Indexing System shows a Frankie B. Dennis, born in Michigan, who died of croup on April 22, 1878, in Barry County, MI, at the age of 4 years and 1 month.  His father's name is listed as Byron L. Dennis and his mother as Jennie Dennis. This may be a case of two men named Byron Dennis -- one of whom was the father of little Frankie and, probably, a Louisa Dennis Sebert (03/01/1882-11/01/1905)  who is buried in the Millington Cemetery.   She is listed as the daughter of Byron Dennis, but Byron and Myra Mapes Dennis were in Kansas in 1882. 

 

        164            ii.    Bertus Irving Dennis, born Abt. 1883; died October 1915 in MI.

        165            iii.    Joicee Lizzie Dennis, born in Pennsylvania. (adopted)

 

Joicee Lizzie is listed on the 1880 US Census for Russell, Russell County, Kansas, as the adopted daughter of Byron and Zemira (Myra) Mapes Dennis.  She and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.  She does not appear on any census or other documents after Myra's return to Michigan after Byron's death.

 

+      166           iv.    George Albert Dennis, born August 27, 1886 in Kansas; died April 22, 1970 in Virginia.

        167            v.    Lillie B. Dennis, born 1877 in Pennsylvania. (adopted)

 

Lillie B. Dennis is listed on the 1880 Census for Russell, Russell County, Kansas, as the adopted daughter of Byron and Zemira (Myra) Mapes Dennis.  She does not appear in Myra's household on any later census.   She and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.  How she came to be adopted by Byron and Myra is a mystery, as is what happened to her after Byron's death in 1888.

 

        168           vi.    Frances Gates, born 1901.(adopted)  She married Joseph Houseman.

        169           vii.    Lillian Dennis, born Abt. 1897.(adopted)  She married Howard Roberts.

 

 

        131.  John Orten25 Dennis was born January 16, 1855 in MI, and died December 05, 1946 in Lowell, Kent, MI.  He married Ida Michael.  She was born October 24, 1864 in Wheeler, Indiana.

 

John O. Dennis and Ida Michael were divorced in 1911, and she married Ed Bailey.

 

 

 

Children of John Dennis and Ida Michael are:

        170             i.    Ada Viola26 Dennis, born June 30, 1886 in Ada, Kent county, Michigan; died December 06, 1959 in Lowell, Kent county, Michigan.  She married Emiel Stauffer; born June 22, 1872 in Bern, Switzerland.

        171            ii.    Effie Dennis, born 1888.

 

 

        132.  Herbert Delaney25 Dennis was born September 08, 1858 in Ada, Kent County, MI, and died January 07, 1940 in Vergeness, Kent county, Michigan.  He married Gladys Hawk.  She was born 1895.

 

 

Children of Herbert Dennis and Gladys Hawk are:

        172             i.    Beatrice26 Dennis.

        173            ii.    Vera Dennis.

        174            iii.    Leon Dennis.

        175           iv.    Floyd Dennis.

 

 

        133.  Adelbert Oliver25 Dennis was born July 07, 1862 in Kent County, MI, and died February 02, 1948.  He married Emaline Hudson.  She was born August 30, 1861.

       

Children of Adelbert Dennis and Emaline Hudson are:

        176             i.    Mabel26 Dennis.  She married Peter Benjamin Johnson.

        177            ii.    Ellsworth Dennis.  He married Anna Lovina Ross.

+      178            iii.    Leah Gertrude Dennis.

        179           iv.    Orlo John Dennis, born August 29, 1895; died July 1963.  He married Hazel Marie Gruen.

 

 

        141.  Lydia25 Dennis was born 1876 in Michigan.  She married Charles E. Sampson December 25, 1990 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.  He was born August 1864 in Illinois.

       

Children of Lydia Dennis and Charles Sampson are:

        180             i.    John26 Sampson, born February 1896 in Kansas.

        181            ii.    Truman Sampson, born January 1898 in Kansas.

        182            iii.    Rowena Sampson, born December 1899 in Kansas.

 

 

        152.  Amelia R.25 Dennis was born April 10, 1867 in MI, and died in Santa Clara county, California.  She married Horace Edwin William Howell August 17, 1887. 

       

Children of Amelia Dennis and Horace Howell are:

+      183             i.    Edna May26 Howell, born August 28, 1890 in Grand Rapids, Kent county, Michigan; died July 1982 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA.

        184            ii.    UNKNOWN Howell, born 1888.

        185            iii.    UNKNOWN Howell, born 1895.

 

 

        154.  Asa Mahlon25 Dennis was born September 11, 1870, and died July 17, 1950 in Sherman Oaks, California.  He married Bertha Cunningham May 20, 1900.  She was born April 29, 1875.

 

1894 Census of Ada, Kent Co., MI shows as follows:

Dennis Asa age 23 born MI

Bertha age 19 born Mi

Nita age 2 born MI

Grace age 1 born MI

       

Children of Asa Dennis and Bertha Cunningham are:

        186             i.    Nita E.26 Dennis34,34, born August 28, 1901; died September 02, 1915 in Los Angeles County, CA.  She married UNKNOWN Johnson.

        187            ii.    Grace Ina Dennis35, born October 14, 1902; died July 18, 1918 in California.

 

Notes for Grace Ina Dennis:

Letter from Grace Dennis' aunt and Virginia Oakley's grandmother, Etta Dennis Hollway. Letter content:

Ada, Mich July 28,/18

Dear Bertha, Asa and Wheeler,

I was so shocked to hear the sad letter of Dear Babes death. I can't make it seem possible that both of our dear girls are gone. I helped you so much in the care of them when they were young. They seemed like my own dear girls, and out side of you, Ada & Wheeler I know no one feels like I do. I can not say one word of consolation to you, for it will not help your loss one bit, when you can write and tell me what caused the sudden change when you thought she was doing so nicely. I wrohe to the people you wished me to. I can not write more now.

Love and sympathy from

Mahlon & Etta[Untitled tree for book.FTW]

 

Letter from Grace Dennis' aunt and Virginia Oakley's grandmother, Etta Dennis Hollwayt:

Ada, Mich July 28,/18

Dear Bertha, Asa and Wheeler,

I was so shocked to hear the sad letter of Dear Babes death. I can't make it seem possible that both of our dear girls are gone. I helped you so much in the care of them when they were young. They seemed like my own dear girls, and out side of you, Ada & Wheeler I know no one feels like I do. I can not say one word of consolation to you, for it will not help your loss one bit, when you can write and tell me what caused the sudden change when you thought she was doing so nicely. I wrohe to the people you wished me to. I can not write more now.

Love and sympathy from

Mahlon & Etta

 

 

        156.  Josephine Orcelia25 Riggs was born September 17, 1855 in Ada, Kent, MI, and died October 26, 1942 in Ada, Kent, MI.  She married James Henry Ward March 31, 1872 in Michigan.  He was born 1850, and died 1919.

 

Josephine was born on Riggs Farm in east Ada township and was probably very familiar with her grandparents, Jedediah and Philinda, since they lived in her home until they died. Philinda died when Josephine was ten (1865), Jedediah when she was thirteen (1868). Josephine used to tell stories to the grandchildren about their family, but very few have been passed down to the present day. She used to tell her grandkids that the Riggs family was from Wales, although there is nothing yet to support this.

Josephine married James Henry Ward (b. 1850), March 31, 1872. Their farm, according to the 1875 plat map of Ada, was about a mile west of her parents’ home on Conservation Street. James owned 160 acres including the N/2 NW/4 and the SE/4 NW/4 of Section 24. On top of that, the Ward’s helped out on Riggs Farm and were the chief proprietors of both farms until the Fairchild’s took the Riggs Farm over.

 

James became the supervisor of Ada Township for 27 years. Township records show him being sworn in April 8, 1905. This would have been in the middle of his service as a supervisor.

Josephine, herself, was also active in the community. According to her obituary, she taught school in Ada for several years. This was a fitting occupation for her, since her father was a member of the Grange, a society devoted partially to educating farmers and their children. Her sister, Delphine, was also a teacher.

They were listed in Grattan Township in the 1880 census of Kent County with their four year old son, Ashley, and one year old, Maurice. Their son, Wetherby (b. around 1883), died in an tragic accident on August 29, 1885.

James and Josephine lived next to Josephine's parents, Augustus and Esther (Dennis) Riggs, in Ada until the Riggs’ death. Others nearby was the family of Thomas and Lettie (Cooley) Chaffee. A younger sister of Thomas, Olive, would marry Ashley Ward.

 

James died in 1919 and was buried in the Bailey Cemetery, Vergennes Township, Kent County, Michigan. Josephine went to live with her son, Webb, in Ada and was found there in the 1920 census.

 

Josephine was diagnosed with heart trouble around 1939 and hypertension around 1940. On October 23, 1942, she became ill. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage hypertension on Monday, October 26, 1942, at 3:00 in the morning. Her funeral service was held at the Bailey Church in Vergennes. She was buried in the Bailey Cemetery, next to her husband, J. H. Ward, and children Maurice and Webbie.

 

-- from  JEDEDIAH RIGGS: PORTRAITS AND LEGACY, 3rd EDITION, by Mike Henry

       

Children of Josephine Riggs and James Ward are:

        188             i.    Ashley26 Ward, born 1876.

        189            ii.    Maurice Ward, born 1879.

        190            iii.    Wetherley William Ward, born August 1888.

        191           iv.    Ethel Ward, born 1881.

        192            v.    James Chandler Ward, born January 1892.

        193           vi.    Caroline E. Ward, born April 1894.

 

 

        162.  Nathan25 Doan was born October 03, 1848, and died May 03, 1898.  He married Hester Ann Allen.  She was born February 17, 1850 in Madoc, Ontario, Canada, and died June 18, 1928.

 

       

Children of Nathan Doan and Hester Allen are:

        194             i.    Jane Ann26 Doan, born July 05, 1877 in Sombra Tp Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada; died March 10, 1967 in Port Lambdon, Ontario, Canada.  She married Bert Booth; born August 06, 1878 in Sombra Tp Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada; died October 13, 1961 in Wallaceburg Ontario, Canada.

        195            ii.    Tuzzy Doan.

        196            iii.    Mehitabel Doan.

        197           iv.    Jemimah Doan.

        198            v.    Jane Anne Doan.

        199           vi.    Elizabeth Doan.

        200           vii.    Prudence Doan.

 

 

Generation No. 25

 

        166.  George Albert26 Dennis  was born August 27, 1886 in Kansas, and died April 22, 1970 in Virginia.  He married Emma Pritchard February 07, 1906 in Michigan, daughter of Charles Pritchard and Sarah Ennes.  She was born July 07, 1887 in Michigan, and died June 12, 1973 in Virginia.

 

 

George is listed on the 1894 Michigan State Census for Barry County, MI, with his brother,  Bert, age 11. Mary (probably his mother, Myra) Dennis, age 44, is on next line with John H. Dennis, age 54.  

       

Child of George Dennis and Emma Pritchard is:

+      201             i.    Orlo George27 Dennis, born November 07, 1907 in Michigan; died March 20, 1990 in Virginia.

 

 

        178.  Leah Gertrude26 Dennis   She married Ralph Edward Covey. 

       

Children of Leah Dennis and Ralph Covey are:

        202             i.    Kenneth Ralph27 Covey, born 1914.

        203            ii.    Living Covey.

 

 

        183.  Edna May26 Howell  was born August 28, 1890 in Grand Rapids, Kent county, Michigan, and died July 1982 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA.  She married Harry Stephen Ingalls November 1914.  He was born April 10, 1867 in Harboursprings, MI.

       

Children of Edna Howell and Harry Ingalls are:

        204             i.    Harviene Shirley27 Ingalls, born January 03, 1916 in San Francisco, CA; died February 20, 1958 in Santa Jose California.  She married LIVING Arnold.

+      205            ii.    Glenroe Dennis Ingalls, born February 09, 1921; died 1980 in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, CA.

        206            iii.    Living Ingalls.

        207           iv.    Living Ingalls.

        208            v.    Living Ingalls.

        209           vi.    Living Ingalls.

 

 

Generation No. 26

 

        201.  Orlo George27 Dennis  was born November 07, 1907 in Michigan, and died March 20, 1990 in Virginia.  He married Dorothy E. Stewart Abt. 1930, daughter of John Stewart and Frances Faulk.  She was born April 08, 1912 in Florida, and died January 17, 1973 in Florida.

 

       

Children of Orlo Dennis and Dorothy Stewart are:

        210             i.    Living28 Dennis, born 1949.

        211            ii.    John Dennis, born Abt. 1930; died Abt. 1972.  He married UNKNOWN Bradbury.

        212            iii.    Living Dennis.

 

 

        205.  Glenroe Dennis27 Ingalls was born February 09, 1921, and died 1980 in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, CA.  She married (1) UNKNOWN.    She married (2) Living Kaiser.    She married (3) Living. 

       

Child of Glenroe Ingalls and UNKNOWN is:

        213             i.    Living28 UNKNOWN.

 

       

Children of Glenroe Ingalls and Living Kaiser are:

        214             i.    Living28 Kaiser.

        215            ii.    Living Kaiser.

        216            iii.    Living Kaiser.

        217           iv.    Living Kaiser.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  The Doan and Dawson Families, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1753502&id=I85266279.

2.  The Doan and Dawson Families, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1753502&id=I85229414.

3.  The Doan and Dawson Families, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1753502&id=I85266279.

4.  The Doan and Dawson Families, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1753502&id=I82365006.

5.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:Doane http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

6.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doane, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

7.  http://www.schen ectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

8.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

9.  Jonathan A. Shaw, "John Shaw of Plymouth Colony, purchaser and canal builder," New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg., 151 (1997)..

10.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

11.  Jonathan A. Shaw, "John Shaw of Plymouth Colony, purchaser and canal builder," New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg., 151 (1997)..

12.  Alfred Alder Doane, The Doane Family, Boston, 1902.

13.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

14.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911).

15.  http://www.gencircles.com/users/bluemoth/1/data/3890.

16.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/doane.html.

17.  Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doan.

18.  Personal correspondance from Evelyn Sawyer, Sept. 23, 2003.

19.  Minutes of Yonge Street Monthly Meeting, held by Pickering College, page 8, cited by Rick Waggener at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2580634&id=I00915, John Done of the township of King county of York in the Home District & Province of Upper Canada being the fourth son of Ebenezer Doan & Anna Savily, his wife of the township of Salsbury county of Bucks & State of Pennsylvania. Born the 10th of 3m 1768 and married to Elizabeth Stockdale second daughter of Joseph Stockdale and Elizabeth his wife of the township of Buckingham county of Buck & state of Pennsylvania on the 15th day of the 10 month 1794. Her birth being on the eighteenth day of the 7th mo 1773.Sons and daughters born unto the above named John Doan & Elizabeth his wife as followsSarah Doan 19-3-1797 Deceased 1-8-1798Joseph Doan 10-8-1799John Doan 11-1-1802Anna Doan 26-1-1806Charles Doan 6-11-1808Elizabeth Doan 30-10-1811.

20.  Minutes of Yonge Street Monthly Meeting, held by Pickering College, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2580634&id=I00915.

21.  Minutes of Yonge Street Monthly Meeting, held by Pickering College, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2580634&id=I00917.

22.  Minutes of Yonge Street Monthly Meeting, held by Pickering College, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2580634&id=I00917, Page (34)Ebenezer Doan of the township of Whitchurch county of York the Home District & provence of Upper Canada being the son of Ebenezer Doan and Anna Savily his wife of the county of Bucks & state of Pensylvania, was born 9th 9th mo 1772 and married to Elizabeth Packson daughter of Abraham Packson and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Bucks & state of Pensylvany on the , her birth being on the 10th 8th mo 1783Ebenezer Doan 9-9-1772Elizabeth Doan 10-8-1783Children born unto the above named are as followsAbraham Doan 9-11-1802Elias Doan 16-5-1805Oliver Doan 20-7-1807Ira Doan 23-1-1810.

23.  Minutes of Yonge Street Monthly Meeting, held by Pickering College, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2580634&id=I00917.

24.  Data by Virginia Oakley on 25 Sep 2001.

25.  Virginia Oakley, POOL Side - HOLLWAY Family Tree, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hollway&id=I3418.

26.  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hollway&id=I3539.

27.  Virginia Oakley cited on, Pool Side website http://home.earthlink.net/~jimpool/, Date of Import: Oct 12, 2003.

28.  Virginia Oakley, cited at Pool Side website.

29.  Virginia Oakley cited on, Pool Side website http://home.earthlink.net/~jimpool/.

30.  Virginia Oakley, cited at Pool Side website.

31.  1870 US Census, Grand Rapids, Ward 2, Kent, MI.

32.  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hollway&id=I3540.

33.  Michigan death certificate transcribed by Laura Gould, personal correspondance.

34.  Virginia Oakley, cited at Pool Side website.

35.  Virginia Oakley cited on, Pool Side website http://home.earthlink.net/~jimpool/.

36.  "Loyalists Lineages of Canada" Page 198/99.