Seeking information on a John D. LaVanway, also used the name David LaVanway.During the Civil war, he joined the 60th New York Infantry, Company H (the St. Lawrence Regiment) in September 1861 at Ogdensburg NY.He is listed as David LaVanway for this enlistment.
It is also later noted in the 11th Census of the US - 1890of Persons who served in the Army during the Civil War that John D. LaVanway served in the NY 60th Infantry Company H.At the time of this 1890 census, he was listed as living in Isabella Township, Isabella County MI.
In the 1900 census of Michigan, Isabella county, (Chippewa township), he is listed as John Lavanway who was the "Head of the household". He was born Feb 1828, married 12 years, and was 72 years of age at the time of the census. On the Census, It indicates that he was born in France as were his parents and he came to America in 1839. His occupation was listed as a farmer.
Claresta Worden, his wife, was born April 1861 and was a mother of 4. Carlesta was originally from Gratiot Count MI.Three children were indicated as survived. She is also indicated as being born in Michigan. Her parents were indicated as having been born in New York and Michigan. Claresta and John D. LaVanway'sdaughters are indicated as Bertha B. daughter (born Sept. 1889 in Michigan) and Lottie B. (born 1894 In Michigan).
Lottie was born in 1893 and married Albert Taggart (b. 1883 in Isabella County Mi) on October 14, 1909 in Mt. Pleasant Michigan (married by Minister of the Gospel Campbell). Albert L. Taggart was the brother to Merilla Taggart (married to Frank Armstrong) and the son of Albert Taggart and Minerva Loomis of Isabella County MI.
Any related information on the LaVanway Family or on the Worden Family in Michigan, New York or othe locations would be appreciated. Thanks.
David A. Taggart