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 Descendants of Robert Patterson
  
  
  
        
 Generation 1
        
 1. 

ROBERT1 PATTERSON was born on 11 Aug 1787. He died on 04 Nov 1831 in Superior, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He married Rachel Delong on 21 May 1804 in Roxbury, Delaware, New York, USA. She was born on 07 Feb 1787 in Canada. She died on 01 Mar 1864.

 

Notes for Robert Patterson:

 

 

 

 

 

   
        
   

Notes for Rachel Delong:

The Story of Kentwood Copyright 1998, Printed by Eerdmens Printing Company.

 

Among the most prominent families to arrive in the mid-1880s was that of Rahel Patterson, who had ten children - Jacob, Ellen, Games, Parmelie, Betsy, Miner, Rilly Ann, Chauncey, May Jane, and john.  She settled her with several of them.

 

Rachel and her husband Robert had moved to Washtenaw County, Michigan, from the city of Wayne in Steuben County, New York, in 1828.  When Robert died unexpectedly in 1831, Rachel kept the family together and they moved further westward to the township that became Paris.  she was to become well-known locally as a midwife, nurse and cook.

 

Like most of the first settles of Paris, the Patterson were far from wealthy.  James once reported his assets as $7, a cow and gun..  When they arrived, the family had three months of provisions and worked through the First winter to Clear five Acres of land so crops could be raised to sustain them throughout the next year.

 

 

 

   Robert Patterson and Rachel Delong had the following children:
   2. i. 

JAMES2 PATTERSON was born on 19 Jul 1810 in New York, USA. He died on 15 Mar 1895 in Michigan, USA. He married Nancy Jane Davis, daughter of William Dixon Davis on 25 Dec 1845. She was born on 18 Dec 1816 in New York, USA. She died in Mar 1883 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
   3. ii. 

PARMELIE PATTERSON was born in 1815 in New York, USA. She married Nicholas Carlton on 15 Feb 1832 in Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He was born in 1809 in Vermont, USA.

 

       
        
   4. iii. 

AURILLA ANN PATTERSON was born on 11 Jan 1817 in Michigan, USA. She died on 16 Feb 1879 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Orleans L. Spaulding, son of Jonathan Spaulding and Margaret M Stunz on 10 Mar 1836. He was born on 31 Jul 1804 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA. He died on 17 May 1889 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
   5. iv. 

MINER PATTERSON was born on 09 Jun 1819 in Wayne, Steuben, New York, USA. He died on 25 Mar 1902 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans L. Spaulding and Sally VanDyke on 04 Jul 1848. She was born on 04 Jul 1826 in Seneca, New York, USA. She died on 01 Mar 1910 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
   6. v. 

CHAUNCEY PATTERSON was born on 21 Apr 1823 in Seneca, New York, USA. He died on 26 Feb 1903 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sarah Dickson, daughter of Daniel Dickson and Nancy Unknown on 25 Dec 1845. She was born on 25 Nov 1829 in Canada. She died in 1923.

 

       
        
   
7.
 
vi.
 

JOHN M. PATTERSON was born on 25 Apr 1827 in New York, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1906. He married Martha Ann Spaulding, son of Benjamin Spaulding and Elzia Quackenbush in 1846. He was born in 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 01 Dec 1899.

 

  
   
7.
  
vi.
 

JOHN M. PATTERSON was born on 25 Apr 1827 in New York, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1906. He married Martha Ann Spaulding, son of Benjamin Spaulding and Elzia Quackenbush in 1846. He was born in 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 01 Dec 1899.

 

         
          
   8.  vii. 

MARY JANE PATTERSON.  She married JOHN PAUNCHES.

 

         
          
   9.  viii. 

ELLEN PATTERSON.  She married LEWIS BRETON.

 

         
          
   10. ix. 

JACOB PATTERSON.  He married ROSE ANN CARLTON. She was born in 1818.

 

         
          
   11. x. 

ELIZABETH PATTERSON was born on 13 Sep 1814 in New York, USA. She died on 24 Oct 1881 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married JOSEPH DAVIS. She married (2) JOSEPH B. DAVIS, son of William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball on 03 Apr 1834 in Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He was born on 30 Jun 1812 in New York, USA. He died on 29 Aug 1862 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

         
          
 Generation 2
          
 2. 

JAMES2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 19 Jul 1810 in New York, USA. He died on 15 Mar 1895 in Michigan, USA. He married Nancy Jane Davis, daughter of William Dixon Davis on 25 Dec 1845. She was born on 18 Dec 1816 in New York, USA. She died in Mar 1883 in Michigan, USA.

 

   
   James Patterson and Nancy Jane Davis had the following children:
       i. 

GEORGE3 PATTERSON was born on 05 Apr 1839 in Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 28 Apr 1857.

 

        
         
          
   12. ii. 

JOSEPHINE PATTERSON was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA. She married Robert Purifoy Carlton, son of Nicholas Carlton and Parmelie Patterson on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA.

 

         
          
   13. iii. 

SALLY A PATTERSON was born in 1843 in Michigan, USA. She died on 28 Nov 1908 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married James R Laraway, son of Hiram Laraway and Mary Teeple on 08 Oct 1863 in Michigan, USA. He was born on 23 Jun 1837 in Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 Jun 1896.

 

         
          
   14. iv. 

ROBERT J. PATTERSON was born on 08 Jan 1845 in Michigan, USA. He died on 03 Jun 1895. He married HATTIE. She was born in 1854 in Michigan, USA.

 

         
          
   15. v. 

WILLIAM PATTERSON was born in 1848 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1924. He married ADA F.. She was born in 1855 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1935.

 

         
          
   16. vi. 

RACHEL JANE PATTERSON was born in 1851 in Michigan, USA. She married HIRAM L STARKWEATHER. He was born in 1843 in Lenawee, Michigan, USA.

 

         
          
       vii. 

JAMES N. PATTERSON was born in 1856 in Michigan, USA. He married EDITH A.. She was born in 1859 in Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
          
       viii. 

EDITH A. PATTERSON was born in 1859.

 

        
         
          
 3. 

PARMELIE2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born in 1815 in New York, USA. She married Nicholas Carlton on 15 Feb 1832 in Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He was born in 1809 in Vermont, USA.

 

   
   Nicholas Carlton and Parmelie Patterson had the following children:
   17. i. 

ROBERT PURIFOY3 CARLTON was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA. He married Josephine Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Nancy Jane Davis on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA.

 

         
         
  
        

ROBERT PURIFOY3 CARLTON was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. H 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA. He married Josephine Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Nancy Jane Davis on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA.

 

         
      ii. 

NORMAN CARLTON was born in 1836 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married MARY. She was born in 1846.

 

       
        
         
   18. iii. 

LEWIS M. CARLTON was born in Jun 1838 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married MARY E. She was born in Nov 1845.

 

        
         
   19. iv. 

NELSON CARLTON was born in 1840 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married JENNIE..

 

        
         
 4. 

AURILLA ANN2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 11 Jan 1817 in Michigan, USA. She died on 16 Feb 1879 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Orleans L. Spaulding, son of Jonathan Spaulding and Margaret M Stunz on 10 Mar 1836. He was born on 31 Jul 1804 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA. He died on 17 May 1889 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Aurilla Ann Patterson:

SETTLE Settlement--ORGAN Organization. Some of the earliest settlers of Kent County located in Paris Township. It is claimed that Joel, Edward, and Daniel Guild, Barney Burton, and James Vanderpool, first located within this town, in 1833. Benjamin Clark *and Abram Laraway settled in the town in 1835. Jacob Miner and James Patterson settled in the northeast part of the town in 1836, and Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen came in the same year. Nicholas Carlton came in the year 1838; Hiram H. Allen, Robert Barr, Stephen Hinsel, Hezekiah B. Smith, John Kirkland, James Ballard, Joseph R. Palmer, Palmer Allen, Joseph J. Baxter, De Witt Clinton and.Robert Shoemaker, Alvin H. Wansey, and Jared Wansey, all seemed to have come to the township prior to the Spring of 1839.

 

 

 

   
         
   

Notes for Orleans L. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Benjamin (w) 59, Cascade, b. Vermont, occ. Farmer, and

Lorrain Warren (Carlton) widow (w) 48, Paris, b. Ohio. 17 Sept.

1868, at Paris, by H. B. Smith, (J.P.) Orleans Spaulding, and Aurella

A. Spaulding, Paris, witnesses. 6:42

 

2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Oak Grove Cemetery

 

This cemetery is nearly hidden. It, too, is located at 2350 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E. (See Woodlawn.) The only way into this cemetery is by entering the drive to the MacKay-Grand Rapids Jaycees Family Park entrance. (This entrance is across the street from the office of Woodlawn Cemetery and next to the Fire Station.) Follow this drive all the way back until you see the sign for Oak Grove to your left. From there a dirt road leads into a section closed away by trees. Well-maintained, private and still active. One building. did see one broken headstone and the ground was very soft in many areas. Dirt road leads throughout the cemetery.

 

 

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spaulding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spaulding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen immigrated to Michigan in 1836, and selecting the district now known as Paris, made their home there. The lots of some were peculiarly distressing. Orleans Spaulding, who was before mentioned as having settled in the year 1836, informs us that, in the month of June, 1837, he was afflicted with sore eyes, and that for six years he was thereby unfitted for labor. During three years of the time he was totally blind, and that, too, while his family was dependent upon the productions of their little farm for a living. But there were trials of a general nature which had to be endured at this period, occasioned by the " hard times," or " wild cat times," as they were commonly called.

 

In 1834, five men-Abraham Laraway, Alexander Bouk, James Clark, Jacob Friant and Orleans Spaulding, started together from the east part of the State; came on foot a part of the way, and the rest in an Indian canoe. They did not take up land until 1836; then they located themselves in the east part of the town; and cut out a road to Grand Rapids.

 

The case of Orleans Spaulding is nor without its special interest. He came with but little means, and went to work, clearing his lands. In the mean time his wife died, and he was grievously afflicted with ophthalmic, so that for years he was blind. In this state he chopped and cleared two acres of land, planted corn, and struggled for a living. During the time that he was blind, he one time went to the Rapids to see if in any way he could make a raise of something to eat. In some place of business George Evans encountered him; and, in his direct way, said to him: " Spaulding, what are you here for?" Spaulding told him his situation, and what he wanted. "Here," said Evans, " take this, and go to '- s grocery, and get what you want;" at the same time handing him an order on that grocery in Evans' favor. Spaulding took the paper, went and got three or four dollars' worth of provisions, and had them indorsed. Very thankful, he returned the order to Evans, who, looking at it and seeing the small amount indorsed, said, ' Go back again, and get what you need. What you have got won't last a week. Take up the whole order." This was but the beginning. With no immediate prospect of pay, and a fair chance of losing all, he continued to force upon Spaulding his accommodations until they amounted to several hundred dollars; never hinting at payment; generously waiting until better times enabled him to cancel the legal indebtedness; and then taking, not asking, his pay. The debt of gratitude can never be canceled; and the memory of Evans, who died under a cloud, will ever be dear to Spaulding.  It may here be added, parenthetically, that this conduct of Evans toward Spaulding was no exceptional instance; for, be his faults what they may, no more generous-hearted man ever lived in the Grand River Valley than George C. Evans. And probably the history of the State cannot furnish another instance where the show of justice was so shamelessly outraged as when he, for an act which showed no moral turpitude, was sent to the State Prison, there to die. The town of Paris was organized in 1839; then including Gaines. The first meeting was at the house of Hiram Allen. Supervisor, Joel Guild; Clerk, Hiram H. Allen; Treasurer, Robert Barr; Justices, I. II. Allen, II. B. Smith, Barney Burton, Alexander Clark. On the records, as elected to other offices are, Stephen HIinsdill, Foster Kelly, Joseph IH. Blain, Jacob Pattison

 

 

282 HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OP KENT COUNTY.

Spaulding Charles S., 8 Caledonia, Alaska.

Spaulding John, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Miner, 27 Cascade, Alaska.

Spaulding Orleans, 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Ransom L., 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Samuel, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Timothy, 25 Sparta, Sparta Center.

 

Timothy Spaulding, grandfather of Orleans, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was probably with Gen. Sullivan in his expedition against the Indians in central New York, as he settled in Seneca county as soon as the war was over. Samuel Jackson Spaulding and Miner P. Spaulding!ding, brothers of Mrs. Patterson, served in the Civil war; brother S. J. Spaulding now resides in Plainfield, Mich. July 4, I898, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson celebrated their golden wedding, which was an occasion of great rejoicing and enjoyment. Sluman S. Bailey, who as a justice of the peace had married them and had attended the twenty-fifth anniversary party, on this occasion made a neat little speech on pioneer life, and among others were present some who had attended the wedding fifty years previously, viz: S. S. Bailey and wife; Miss Mary Starbuck, then a young lady and now Mrs. Gilbert Bailey; Chancey Patterson and wife; John Patterson and wife-the latter a cousin of Mrs. Patterson, and present at the time of the marriage; Miss Martha Spaulding; Mary Jane Spaulding, a sister, now Mrs. John Cook; DeWitt Spaulding; Ransom and Samuel J. Spaulding, brothers. This wedding anniversary was also Mrs. Sally Ann Patterson's seventy-second birthday.

 

Memorials of the Grand River Valley By Franklin Everett

 

 

 

 

 

   
  
  
  
   
 Generation 2 (con't)
  

Notes for Orleans L. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Benjamin (w) 59, Cascade, b. Vermont, occ. Farmer, and

Lorrain Warren (Carlton) widow (w) 48, Paris, b. Ohio. 17 Sept.

1868, at Paris, by H. B. Smith, (J.P.) Orleans Spaulding, and Aurella

A. Spaulding, Paris, witnesses. 6:42

 

2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Oak Grove Cemetery

 

This cemetery is nearly hidden. It, too, is located at 2350 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E. (See Woodlawn.) The only way into this cemetery is by entering the drive to the MacKay-Grand Rapids Jaycees Family Park entrance. (This entrance is across the street from the office of Woodlawn Cemetery and next to the Fire Station.) Follow this drive all the way back until you see the sign for Oak Grove to your left. From there a dirt road leads into a section closed away by trees. Well-maintained, private and still active. One building. did see one broken headstone and the ground was very soft in many areas. Dirt road leads throughout the cemetery.

 

 

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spaulding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spaulding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen immigrated to Michigan in 1836, and selecting the district now known as Paris, made their home there. The lots of some were peculiarly distressing. Orleans Spaulding, who was before mentioned as having settled in the year 1836, informs us that, in the month of June, 1837, he was afflicted with sore eyes, and that for six years he was thereby unfitted for labor. During three years of the time he was totally blind, and that, too, while his family was dependent upon the productions of their little farm for a living. But there were trials of a general nature which had to be endured at this period, occasioned by the " hard times," or " wild cat times," as they were commonly called.

 

In 1834, five men-Abraham Laraway, Alexander Bouk, James Clark, Jacob Friant and Orleans Spaulding, started together from the east part of the State; came on foot a part of the way, and the rest in an Indian canoe. They did not take up land until 1836; then they located themselves in the east part of the town; and cut out a road to Grand Rapids.

 

The case of Orleans Spaulding is nor without its special interest. He came with but little means, and went to work, clearing his lands. In the mean time his wife died, and he was grievously afflicted with ophthalmic, so that for years he was blind. In this state he chopped and cleared two acres of land, planted corn, and struggled for a living. During the time that he was blind, he one time went to the Rapids to see if in any way he could make a raise of something to eat. In some place of business George Evans encountered him; and, in his direct way, said to him: " Spaulding, what are you here for?" Spaulding told him his situation, and what he wanted. "Here," said Evans, " take this, and go to '- s grocery, and get what you want;" at the same time handing him an order on that grocery in Evans' favor. Spaulding took the paper, went and got three or four dollars' worth of provisions, and had them indorsed. Very thankful, he returned the order to Evans, who, looking at it and seeing the small amount indorsed, said, ' Go back again, and get what you need. What you have got won't last a week. Take up the whole order." This was but the beginning. With no immediate prospect of pay, and a fair chance of losing all, he continued to force upon Spaulding his accommodations until they amounted to several hundred dollars; never hinting at payment; generously waiting until better times enabled him to cancel the legal indebtedness; and then taking, not asking, his pay. The debt of gratitude can never be canceled; and the memory of Evans, who died under a cloud, will ever be dear to Spaulding.  It may here be added, parenthetically, that this conduct of Evans toward Spaulding was no exceptional instance; for, be his faults what they may, no more generous-hearted man ever lived in the Grand River Valley than George C. Evans. And probably the history of the State cannot furnish another instance where the show of justice was so shamelessly outraged as when he, for an act which showed no moral turpitude, was sent to the State Prison, there to die. The town of Paris was organized in 1839; then including Gaines. The first meeting was at the house of Hiram Allen. Supervisor, Joel Guild; Clerk, Hiram H. Allen; Treasurer, Robert Barr; Justices, I. II. Allen, II. B. Smith, Barney Burton, Alexander Clark. On the records, as elected to other offices are, Stephen HIinsdill, Foster Kelly, Joseph IH. Blain, Jacob Pattison

 

 

282 HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OP KENT COUNTY.

Spaulding Charles S., 8 Caledonia, Alaska.

Spaulding John, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Miner, 27 Cascade, Alaska.

Spaulding Orleans, 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Ransom L., 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Samuel, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Timothy, 25 Sparta, Sparta Center.

 

Timothy Spaulding, grandfather of Orleans, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was probably with Gen. Sullivan in his expedition against the Indians in central New York, as he settled in Seneca county as soon as the war was over. Samuel Jackson Spaulding and Miner P. Spaulding!ding, brothers of Mrs. Patterson, served in the Civil war; brother S. J. Spaulding now resides in Plainfield, Mich. July 4, I898, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson celebrated their golden wedding, which was an occasion of great rejoicing and enjoyment. Sluman S. Bailey, who as a justice of the peace had married them and had attended the twenty-fifth anniversary party, on this occasion made a neat little speech on pioneer life, and among others were present some who had attended the wedding fifty years previously, viz: S. S. Bailey and wife; Miss Mary Starbuck, then a young lady and now Mrs. Gilbert Bailey; Chancey Patterson and wife; John Patterson and wife-the latter a cousin of Mrs. Patterson, and present at the time of the marriage; Miss Martha Spaulding; Mary Jane Spaulding, a sister, now Mrs. John Cook; DeWitt Spaulding; Ransom and Samuel J. Spaulding, brothers. This wedding anniversary was also Mrs. Sally Ann Patterson's seventy-second birthday.

 

Memorials of the Grand River Valley By Franklin Everett

 

 

 

 

 

        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 2 (con't)
  

Notes for Orleans L. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Benjamin (w) 59, Cascade, b. Vermont, occ. Farmer, and

Lorrain Warren (Carlton) widow (w) 48, Paris, b. Ohio. 17 Sept.

1868, at Paris, by H. B. Smith, (J.P.) Orleans Spaulding, and Aurella

A. Spaulding, Paris, witnesses. 6:42

 

2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Oak Grove Cemetery

 

This cemetery is nearly hidden. It, too, is located at 2350 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E. (See Woodlawn.) The only way into this cemetery is by entering the drive to the MacKay-Grand Rapids Jaycees Family Park entrance. (This entrance is across the street from the office of Woodlawn Cemetery and next to the Fire Station.) Follow this drive all the way back until you see the sign for Oak Grove to your left. From there a dirt road leads into a section closed away by trees. Well-maintained, private and still active. One building. did see one broken headstone and the ground was very soft in many areas. Dirt road leads throughout the cemetery.

 

 

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spaulding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spaulding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen immigrated to Michigan in 1836, and selecting the district now known as Paris, made their home there. The lots of some were peculiarly distressing. Orleans Spaulding, who was before mentioned as having settled in the year 1836, informs us that, in the month of June, 1837, he was afflicted with sore eyes, and that for six years he was thereby unfitted for labor. During three years of the time he was totally blind, and that, too, while his family was dependent upon the productions of their little farm for a living. But there were trials of a general nature which had to be endured at this period, occasioned by the " hard times," or " wild cat times," as they were commonly called.

 

In 1834, five men-Abraham Laraway, Alexander Bouk, James Clark, Jacob Friant and Orleans Spaulding, started together from the east part of the State; came on foot a part of the way, and the rest in an Indian canoe. They did not take up land until 1836; then they located themselves in the east part of the town; and cut out a road to Grand Rapids.

 

The case of Orleans Spaulding is nor without its special interest. He came with but little means, and went to work, clearing his lands. In the mean time his wife died, and he was grievously afflicted with ophthalmic, so that for years he was blind. In this state he chopped and cleared two acres of land, planted corn, and struggled for a living. During the time that he was blind, he one time went to the Rapids to see if in any way he could make a raise of something to eat. In some place of business George Evans encountered him; and, in his direct way, said to him: " Spaulding, what are you here for?" Spaulding told him his situation, and what he wanted. "Here," said Evans, " take this, and go to '- s grocery, and get what you want;" at the same time handing him an order on that grocery in Evans' favor. Spaulding took the paper, went and got three or four dollars' worth of provisions, and had them indorsed. Very thankful, he returned the order to Evans, who, looking at it and seeing the small amount indorsed, said, ' Go back again, and get what you need. What you have got won't last a week. Take up the whole order." This was but the beginning. With no immediate prospect of pay, and a fair chance of losing all, he continued to force upon Spaulding his accommodations until they amounted to several hundred dollars; never hinting at payment; generously waiting until better times enabled him to cancel the legal indebtedness; and then taking, not asking, his pay. The debt of gratitude can never be canceled; and the memory of Evans, who died under a cloud, will ever be dear to Spaulding.  It may here be added, parenthetically, that this conduct of Evans toward Spaulding was no exceptional instance; for, be his faults what they may, no more generous-hearted man ever lived in the Grand River Valley than George C. Evans. And probably the history of the State cannot furnish another instance where the show of justice was so shamelessly outraged as when he, for an act which showed no moral turpitude, was sent to the State Prison, there to die. The town of Paris was organized in 1839; then including Gaines. The first meeting was at the house of Hiram Allen. Supervisor, Joel Guild; Clerk, Hiram H. Allen; Treasurer, Robert Barr; Justices, I. II. Allen, II. B. Smith, Barney Burton, Alexander Clark. On the records, as elected to other offices are, Stephen HIinsdill, Foster Kelly, Joseph IH. Blain, Jacob Pattison

 

 

282 HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OP KENT COUNTY.

Spaulding Charles S., 8 Caledonia, Alaska.

Spaulding John, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Miner, 27 Cascade, Alaska.

Spaulding Orleans, 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Ransom L., 12 Paris, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Samuel, 36 Plainfield, Grand Rapids.

Spaulding Timothy, 25 Sparta, Sparta Center.

 

Timothy Spaulding, grandfather of Orleans, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was probably with Gen. Sullivan in his expedition against the Indians in central New York, as he settled in Seneca county as soon as the war was over. Samuel Jackson Spaulding and Miner P. Spaulding!ding, brothers of Mrs. Patterson, served in the Civil war; brother S. J. Spaulding now resides in Plainfield, Mich. July 4, I898, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson celebrated their golden wedding, which was an occasion of great rejoicing and enjoyment. Sluman S. Bailey, who as a justice of the peace had married them and had attended the twenty-fifth anniversary party, on this occasion made a neat little speech on pioneer life, and among others were present some who had attended the wedding fifty years previously, viz: S. S. Bailey and wife; Miss Mary Starbuck, then a young lady and now Mrs. Gilbert Bailey; Chancey Patterson and wife; John Patterson and wife-the latter a cousin of Mrs. Patterson, and present at the time of the marriage; Miss Martha Spaulding; Mary Jane Spaulding, a sister, now Mrs. John Cook; DeWitt Spaulding; Ransom and Samuel J. Spaulding, brothers. This wedding anniversary was also Mrs. Sally Ann Patterson's seventy-second birthday.

 

Memorials of the Grand River Valley By Franklin Everett

 

 

 

 

 

  Orleans L. Spaulding and Aurilla Ann Patterson had the following children:
     i. 

RACHEL3 SPAULDING was born on 01 Oct 1836 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 01 Oct 1836.

 

      
       
        
  20. ii. 

MARY JANE SPAULDING was born on 01 Apr 1838 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 20 Jan 1904. She married JOHN F. COOK. He was born on 23 Feb 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 29 May 1908.

 

       
        
  21. iii. 

DEWITT C. SPAULDING was born on 06 Jul 1840 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 31 Dec 1902. He married (1) AMELIA L. HODGES on 22 Dec 1861. She was born on 30 May 1845 in Vergennes, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1927. He married LILLIE ROBINSON.

 

       
        
  22. iv. 

MINOR P. SPAULDING was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Loraine Harriet Cook, daughter of Lewis Cook and Elizabeth A. Teeple on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
  23. v. 

CHARLES SHEPARD SPAULDING was born on 05 Feb 1845 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 25 Apr 1922 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married Elmina Deborah Teeple, daughter of George William Teeple and Samantha Cook in 1868 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 27 Aug 1847 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She died on 09 Dec 1934 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
  24. vi. 

RANSOM L. SPAULDING was born on 24 Mar 1848 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1921 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married MARY A. PATTERSON. She was born in Sep 1854 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1909 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
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LEWIS C. SPAULDING was born on 04 Mar 1850 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 17 Sep 1908. He married CAROLINE TYLER. She was born in 1850 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Lewis C. Spaulding:

Lewis Spaulding, saloonist in Caledonia, was born in Paris, Kent Co., March 4, 1850. His parents, Orleans and Rilla A. Spaulding, were natives of New York, and early pioneers of this county. Mr. Spaulding was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was married Sept. 18, 1876, to Caroline, daughter of Edward Tyler, and a native of Paris. Mr. Spaulding managed a hotel in Cascade one year, and then kept the Half-Way House at Grand Rapids a year; gave his attention to farming one year, and again engaged in keeping hotel two years at Caledonia, since which he has been engaged in the saloon business. He is a Democrat and a member of the I. 0. O. F.

 

 

      
       
         
  
  
  
         
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LEWIS C. SPAULDING was born on 04 Mar 1850 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 17 Sep 1908. He married CAROLINE TYLER. She was born in 1850 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Lewis C. Spaulding:

Lewis Spaulding, saloonist in Caledonia, was born in Paris, Kent Co., March 4, 1850. His parents, Orleans and Rilla A. Spaulding, were natives of New York, and early pioneers of this county. Mr. Spaulding was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was married Sept. 18, 1876, to Caroline, daughter of Edward Tyler, and a native of Paris. Mr. Spaulding managed a hotel in Cascade one year, and then kept the Half-Way House at Grand Rapids a year; gave his attention to farming one year, and again engaged in keeping hotel two years at Caledonia, since which he has been engaged in the saloon business. He is a Democrat and a member of the I. 0. O. F.

 

 

         
   25. viii. 

HELEN M. SPAULDING was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Dec 1897 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Lawyer, son of Peter D Lawyer and Lydia M. Laraway in 1887. He was born on 05 Oct 1849 in Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jul 1923 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
      ix. 

LILY A. SPAULDING was born on 01 Apr 1858. She died on 12 Jul 1927.

 

       
        
         
      x. 

PERUCILLA E. SPAULDING was born on 12 Oct 1860. She died on 17 Mar 1862.

 

       
        
         
      xi. 

MATE SPAULDING was born on 04 Feb 1864.

 

       
        
         
      xii. 

FLOY SPAULDING was born on 07 Feb 1887.

 

       
        
         
 5. 

MINER2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 09 Jun 1819 in Wayne, Steuben, New York, USA. He died on 25 Mar 1902 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans L. Spaulding and Sally VanDyke on 04 Jul 1848. She was born on 04 Jul 1826 in Seneca, New York, USA. She died on 01 Mar 1910 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Miner Patterson:

Miner Patterson was born June 9, 1819 in Wayne, Steuben Co., N.Y. He is son of Robert and Rachel Patterson, who came to Washtenaw County in 1828, where his father died in 1831. His mother, with five boys to bring up and educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency, and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Kent County and bought 40 acres of land on sec. 13, this township., where she spent her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself self-labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful, and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her, and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. At her death, Mr. Patterson, of this sketch, came in possession of the homestead, to which he has added until he owns 320 acres of first-class land. When he first began his struggle with the world he owned two dollars, an ax and a gun, and three months' provisions. They cleared five acres the first winter, and look back to that time as one of promise and not difficulty. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1848, to Sally A., daughter of Orleans and Sally Spaulding, of Paris, born in New York in 1826. they have five children, three sons and two daughters, all residing in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are members of the Congregational Church.

 

MINER PATTERSON, of Paris Township, was born in Steuben County, New York, in 1819, and removed with his parents to Washtenaw County,'Michigan, in 1828, and to Kent County, Michigan, with his mother and brothers, Jacob and James Patterson, in the Spring of 1837. He was married July 4, 1848, to Miss Sally. A. Spaulding, who had come with her parents from Seneca County, New York, in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have three sons and two daughters. Mr. Patterson's mother, Mrs. Rachel Patterson, lived with him for twenty-five years, or until she died, in 1864, aged seventy-seven years, but remarkably vigorous. She was much esteemed as a nurse, and was widely known among the pioneers as a most useful woman. -.

 

As long ago as the year 1833, Barney Burton, Edward Guild, Joel Guild, Daniel Guild, and James Vanderpool located within its present limits. Benjamin Clark and Abram Laraway, settled in the year 1835; Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1836; Nicholas Carlton in the year

 

MINER PATTERSON, a retired farmer of Paris township, Kent county, Mich., was born in Wayne, Steuben county, N. Y., June 9, 1, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, also natives of the state of New York, and who for some time resided in Seneca county, where the subject of this sketch was reared until nine years of age. In 1, the family came to Michigan and located in Washtenaw county, eight miles north of Ypsilanti, where they resided until 1837, when they came to Kent county. The father, however, who had been a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at Buffalo, N. Y., at the time of its burning, died in Washtenaw county, at the comparatively early age of forty-four years. The family comprised ten children, nine of whom came to Kent county with the mother. Four only of these remained with the mother, of whom Miner was the eldest, and James and Jacob, who were married, settled near her in Paris township, but now both are deceased. Mrs. Patterson, who was among the earliest to settle in her part of Paris township, had forty acres of wild land, but both she and Miner, then eighteen years of age, lived out two years, she keeping house for a gentleman in the neighborhood and he working at clearing up land. At the close of the two years, Mrs. Patterson and her son, Miner, built a small log house on the farm, four acres of which Miner had cleared of timber, and this cabin stood very close to the spot on which the present modern house was later erected. Miner then worked out another year, and when he settled down to work on the home place had a good yoke of oxen, which were two-year-old steers the family brought with them When they first came; but one of these died, and Miner had again to work out to earn enough money to buy another. Mrs. Patterson was also very industrious and likewise frequently worked out for others. She did her own spinning, and wove all the cloth used in the family. When Miner Patterson came to Paris township he had $2 in cash, a good ax, a gun and the two steers. He cleared off his land himself, worked for his brothers and two brothers-in law, constantly added to his possessions until he owned at one time 350 acres in one body, and personally cleared off the trees from it all. He was an expert with the ax, chopped a great deal for others, and at the age of twenty years had no equal. Mr. Patterson has lived on his present farm sixty years, built his present house in 1, and here his mother died in 1864, aged seventy-seven years. She was a wonderful woman, and was always sought for by her neighbors in cases of childbirth, in which she acted as doctor, midwife and nurse. Mr. Patterson has grown grain mainly, has kept about 200 sheep, and also a number of cows, his mother having been a famous butter maker, in which art his wife also excels. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1, to Miss Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans and Sally (VanDyke) Spaulding, who came from Seneca county, N. Y., in 1831, settled in Wayne county, Mich; came to Kent county, Mich., in 1, and settled in Paris township in 1837. Mrs. Patterson was born in Seneca county, N. Y., July 4, 1826; her mother died in Wayne county, Mich., and her father in Paris, Mich., at the age of eighty four years.

 

The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were named Warren A., a farmer in Cascade township; John J., who lives on a farm adjoining the homestead; Sarah Ellen, wife of 0. Vanderbilt, also on an adjoining farm; Delia May, who was married to George N. June, died at the age of twenty-eight years, and left two children, one of whom died a few weeks later; Miner L., who manages the home I I farm, is married to Sarah E. McKersey and has one child, Ruby, aged three years. He is also a member of the Masonic lodge at Ada. Mr. Patterson has been a deacon in the East Paris Congregational church for thirty years. In politics he is a stanch republican, but cast his first presidential vote with the Whig party, in 1840, for William H. Harrison, and has never missed voting at a national election since that date,but he takes no special interest in local politics. In his walk through life he has always been strictly honorable and upright and has never had. a law suit carried to an issue, and no name in the county of Kent is more respected than that of Miner Patterson.

ROBERT B. PATTERSON. To him who, in the love of nature, as exhibited in the myriad-mind of the youth of a community, sees the need of suitable directing hands, and fitting himself; takes up the work for the love of it, all students of social and economic subjects bow with respect. Such a man is he to whom attention is now briefly directed. With only meager advantages himself for education, but with the same indomitable will that has characterized numerous members of the family, he early determined upon securing the best training obtainable under his restrictions. At seventeen he passed examination and secured a certificate to teach. However, he remained at home, assisting his father upon the farm for two years longer, when he began to teach. He followed this most honorable vocation nearly sixteen years, becoming one of the most popular educators, whose services were in constant demand. He was very successful in this profession, and many of his pupils are now filling responsible positions, for which

 

Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding, and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1837; Nicholas Carlton in the year 1837, and Hiram H. Allen in the year 1838. Alexander H. Clark was born in Trenton, N. J., May 21, 1804. He came to Michigan, in 1828, and settled in Wayne county, purchasing forty acres of land, but a year later he sold it and went to Plymouth, purchased forty acres, and again sold out, and this time went to Superior, Washtenaw county. Three years later he settled in Paris, and in 1836 purchased 160 acres in Section 14. A year later he sold his claim and purchased 160 acres in Sections 8 and 9. He was one of the earliest if not the first white settler in the present limits of the township. He afterward lived in Gaines about thirty years, but returned to Paris and purchased 106 acres on Section 30. Mr. Clark adhered to Greenback doctrines, politically. He served as justice of the peace fourteen years, township clerk three years, and supervisor three years. The Pattersons came from Steuben county, New York, and in 1828 settled in Washtenaw county, Michigan, where the father died, in 1831. The mother, with five boys to rear, educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Paris township and purchased forty acres of land in Section 13, where she spent the remainder of her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in the possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan : historical account of their progress from first settlement to the present time / Ernest B. Fisher, editor.

 

 

   
   
  
  
  
   
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MINER2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 09 Jun 1819 in Wayne, Steuben, New York, USA. He died on 25 Mar 1902 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans L. Spaulding and Sally VanDyke on 04 Jul 1848. She was born on 04 Jul 1826 in Seneca, New York, USA. She died on 01 Mar 1910 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Miner Patterson:

Miner Patterson was born June 9, 1819 in Wayne, Steuben Co., N.Y. He is son of Robert and Rachel Patterson, who came to Washtenaw County in 1828, where his father died in 1831. His mother, with five boys to bring up and educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency, and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Kent County and bought 40 acres of land on sec. 13, this township., where she spent her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself self-labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful, and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her, and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. At her death, Mr. Patterson, of this sketch, came in possession of the homestead, to which he has added until he owns 320 acres of first-class land. When he first began his struggle with the world he owned two dollars, an ax and a gun, and three months' provisions. They cleared five acres the first winter, and look back to that time as one of promise and not difficulty. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1848, to Sally A., daughter of Orleans and Sally Spaulding, of Paris, born in New York in 1826. they have five children, three sons and two daughters, all residing in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are members of the Congregational Church.

 

MINER PATTERSON, of Paris Township, was born in Steuben County, New York, in 1819, and removed with his parents to Washtenaw County,'Michigan, in 1828, and to Kent County, Michigan, with his mother and brothers, Jacob and James Patterson, in the Spring of 1837. He was married July 4, 1848, to Miss Sally. A. Spaulding, who had come with her parents from Seneca County, New York, in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have three sons and two daughters. Mr. Patterson's mother, Mrs. Rachel Patterson, lived with him for twenty-five years, or until she died, in 1864, aged seventy-seven years, but remarkably vigorous. She was much esteemed as a nurse, and was widely known among the pioneers as a most useful woman. -.

 

As long ago as the year 1833, Barney Burton, Edward Guild, Joel Guild, Daniel Guild, and James Vanderpool located within its present limits. Benjamin Clark and Abram Laraway, settled in the year 1835; Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1836; Nicholas Carlton in the year

 

MINER PATTERSON, a retired farmer of Paris township, Kent county, Mich., was born in Wayne, Steuben county, N. Y., June 9, 1, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, also natives of the state of New York, and who for some time resided in Seneca county, where the subject of this sketch was reared until nine years of age. In 1, the family came to Michigan and located in Washtenaw county, eight miles north of Ypsilanti, where they resided until 1837, when they came to Kent county. The father, however, who had been a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at Buffalo, N. Y., at the time of its burning, died in Washtenaw county, at the comparatively early age of forty-four years. The family comprised ten children, nine of whom came to Kent county with the mother. Four only of these remained with the mother, of whom Miner was the eldest, and James and Jacob, who were married, settled near her in Paris township, but now both are deceased. Mrs. Patterson, who was among the earliest to settle in her part of Paris township, had forty acres of wild land, but both she and Miner, then eighteen years of age, lived out two years, she keeping house for a gentleman in the neighborhood and he working at clearing up land. At the close of the two years, Mrs. Patterson and her son, Miner, built a small log house on the farm, four acres of which Miner had cleared of timber, and this cabin stood very close to the spot on which the present modern house was later erected. Miner then worked out another year, and when he settled down to work on the home place had a good yoke of oxen, which were two-year-old steers the family brought with them When they first came; but one of these died, and Miner had again to work out to earn enough money to buy another. Mrs. Patterson was also very industrious and likewise frequently worked out for others. She did her own spinning, and wove all the cloth used in the family. When Miner Patterson came to Paris township he had $2 in cash, a good ax, a gun and the two steers. He cleared off his land himself, worked for his brothers and two brothers-in law, constantly added to his possessions until he owned at one time 350 acres in one body, and personally cleared off the trees from it all. He was an expert with the ax, chopped a great deal for others, and at the age of twenty years had no equal. Mr. Patterson has lived on his present farm sixty years, built his present house in 1, and here his mother died in 1864, aged seventy-seven years. She was a wonderful woman, and was always sought for by her neighbors in cases of childbirth, in which she acted as doctor, midwife and nurse. Mr. Patterson has grown grain mainly, has kept about 200 sheep, and also a number of cows, his mother having been a famous butter maker, in which art his wife also excels. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1, to Miss Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans and Sally (VanDyke) Spaulding, who came from Seneca county, N. Y., in 1831, settled in Wayne county, Mich; came to Kent county, Mich., in 1, and settled in Paris township in 1837. Mrs. Patterson was born in Seneca county, N. Y., July 4, 1826; her mother died in Wayne county, Mich., and her father in Paris, Mich., at the age of eighty four years.

 

The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were named Warren A., a farmer in Cascade township; John J., who lives on a farm adjoining the homestead; Sarah Ellen, wife of 0. Vanderbilt, also on an adjoining farm; Delia May, who was married to George N. June, died at the age of twenty-eight years, and left two children, one of whom died a few weeks later; Miner L., who manages the home I I farm, is married to Sarah E. McKersey and has one child, Ruby, aged three years. He is also a member of the Masonic lodge at Ada. Mr. Patterson has been a deacon in the East Paris Congregational church for thirty years. In politics he is a stanch republican, but cast his first presidential vote with the Whig party, in 1840, for William H. Harrison, and has never missed voting at a national election since that date,but he takes no special interest in local politics. In his walk through life he has always been strictly honorable and upright and has never had. a law suit carried to an issue, and no name in the county of Kent is more respected than that of Miner Patterson.

ROBERT B. PATTERSON. To him who, in the love of nature, as exhibited in the myriad-mind of the youth of a community, sees the need of suitable directing hands, and fitting himself; takes up the work for the love of it, all students of social and economic subjects bow with respect. Such a man is he to whom attention is now briefly directed. With only meager advantages himself for education, but with the same indomitable will that has characterized numerous members of the family, he early determined upon securing the best training obtainable under his restrictions. At seventeen he passed examination and secured a certificate to teach. However, he remained at home, assisting his father upon the farm for two years longer, when he began to teach. He followed this most honorable vocation nearly sixteen years, becoming one of the most popular educators, whose services were in constant demand. He was very successful in this profession, and many of his pupils are now filling responsible positions, for which

 

Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding, and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1837; Nicholas Carlton in the year 1837, and Hiram H. Allen in the year 1838. Alexander H. Clark was born in Trenton, N. J., May 21, 1804. He came to Michigan, in 1828, and settled in Wayne county, purchasing forty acres of land, but a year later he sold it and went to Plymouth, purchased forty acres, and again sold out, and this time went to Superior, Washtenaw county. Three years later he settled in Paris, and in 1836 purchased 160 acres in Section 14. A year later he sold his claim and purchased 160 acres in Sections 8 and 9. He was one of the earliest if not the first white settler in the present limits of the township. He afterward lived in Gaines about thirty years, but returned to Paris and purchased 106 acres on Section 30. Mr. Clark adhered to Greenback doctrines, politically. He served as justice of the peace fourteen years, township clerk three years, and supervisor three years. The Pattersons came from Steuben county, New York, and in 1828 settled in Washtenaw county, Michigan, where the father died, in 1831. The mother, with five boys to rear, educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Paris township and purchased forty acres of land in Section 13, where she spent the remainder of her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in the possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan : historical account of their progress from first settlement to the present time / Ernest B. Fisher, editor.

 

 

        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 2 (con't)
  

MINER2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 09 Jun 1819 in Wayne, Steuben, New York, USA. He died on 25 Mar 1902 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans L. Spaulding and Sally VanDyke on 04 Jul 1848. She was born on 04 Jul 1826 in Seneca, New York, USA. She died on 01 Mar 1910 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Miner Patterson:

Miner Patterson was born June 9, 1819 in Wayne, Steuben Co., N.Y. He is son of Robert and Rachel Patterson, who came to Washtenaw County in 1828, where his father died in 1831. His mother, with five boys to bring up and educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency, and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Kent County and bought 40 acres of land on sec. 13, this township., where she spent her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself self-labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful, and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her, and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. At her death, Mr. Patterson, of this sketch, came in possession of the homestead, to which he has added until he owns 320 acres of first-class land. When he first began his struggle with the world he owned two dollars, an ax and a gun, and three months' provisions. They cleared five acres the first winter, and look back to that time as one of promise and not difficulty. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1848, to Sally A., daughter of Orleans and Sally Spaulding, of Paris, born in New York in 1826. they have five children, three sons and two daughters, all residing in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are members of the Congregational Church.

 

MINER PATTERSON, of Paris Township, was born in Steuben County, New York, in 1819, and removed with his parents to Washtenaw County,'Michigan, in 1828, and to Kent County, Michigan, with his mother and brothers, Jacob and James Patterson, in the Spring of 1837. He was married July 4, 1848, to Miss Sally. A. Spaulding, who had come with her parents from Seneca County, New York, in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have three sons and two daughters. Mr. Patterson's mother, Mrs. Rachel Patterson, lived with him for twenty-five years, or until she died, in 1864, aged seventy-seven years, but remarkably vigorous. She was much esteemed as a nurse, and was widely known among the pioneers as a most useful woman. -.

 

As long ago as the year 1833, Barney Burton, Edward Guild, Joel Guild, Daniel Guild, and James Vanderpool located within its present limits. Benjamin Clark and Abram Laraway, settled in the year 1835; Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1836; Nicholas Carlton in the year

 

MINER PATTERSON, a retired farmer of Paris township, Kent county, Mich., was born in Wayne, Steuben county, N. Y., June 9, 1, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, also natives of the state of New York, and who for some time resided in Seneca county, where the subject of this sketch was reared until nine years of age. In 1, the family came to Michigan and located in Washtenaw county, eight miles north of Ypsilanti, where they resided until 1837, when they came to Kent county. The father, however, who had been a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at Buffalo, N. Y., at the time of its burning, died in Washtenaw county, at the comparatively early age of forty-four years. The family comprised ten children, nine of whom came to Kent county with the mother. Four only of these remained with the mother, of whom Miner was the eldest, and James and Jacob, who were married, settled near her in Paris township, but now both are deceased. Mrs. Patterson, who was among the earliest to settle in her part of Paris township, had forty acres of wild land, but both she and Miner, then eighteen years of age, lived out two years, she keeping house for a gentleman in the neighborhood and he working at clearing up land. At the close of the two years, Mrs. Patterson and her son, Miner, built a small log house on the farm, four acres of which Miner had cleared of timber, and this cabin stood very close to the spot on which the present modern house was later erected. Miner then worked out another year, and when he settled down to work on the home place had a good yoke of oxen, which were two-year-old steers the family brought with them When they first came; but one of these died, and Miner had again to work out to earn enough money to buy another. Mrs. Patterson was also very industrious and likewise frequently worked out for others. She did her own spinning, and wove all the cloth used in the family. When Miner Patterson came to Paris township he had $2 in cash, a good ax, a gun and the two steers. He cleared off his land himself, worked for his brothers and two brothers-in law, constantly added to his possessions until he owned at one time 350 acres in one body, and personally cleared off the trees from it all. He was an expert with the ax, chopped a great deal for others, and at the age of twenty years had no equal. Mr. Patterson has lived on his present farm sixty years, built his present house in 1, and here his mother died in 1864, aged seventy-seven years. She was a wonderful woman, and was always sought for by her neighbors in cases of childbirth, in which she acted as doctor, midwife and nurse. Mr. Patterson has grown grain mainly, has kept about 200 sheep, and also a number of cows, his mother having been a famous butter maker, in which art his wife also excels. Mr. Patterson was married July 4, 1, to Miss Sally Ann Spaulding, daughter of Orleans and Sally (VanDyke) Spaulding, who came from Seneca county, N. Y., in 1831, settled in Wayne county, Mich; came to Kent county, Mich., in 1, and settled in Paris township in 1837. Mrs. Patterson was born in Seneca county, N. Y., July 4, 1826; her mother died in Wayne county, Mich., and her father in Paris, Mich., at the age of eighty four years.

 

The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were named Warren A., a farmer in Cascade township; John J., who lives on a farm adjoining the homestead; Sarah Ellen, wife of 0. Vanderbilt, also on an adjoining farm; Delia May, who was married to George N. June, died at the age of twenty-eight years, and left two children, one of whom died a few weeks later; Miner L., who manages the home I I farm, is married to Sarah E. McKersey and has one child, Ruby, aged three years. He is also a member of the Masonic lodge at Ada. Mr. Patterson has been a deacon in the East Paris Congregational church for thirty years. In politics he is a stanch republican, but cast his first presidential vote with the Whig party, in 1840, for William H. Harrison, and has never missed voting at a national election since that date,but he takes no special interest in local politics. In his walk through life he has always been strictly honorable and upright and has never had. a law suit carried to an issue, and no name in the county of Kent is more respected than that of Miner Patterson.

ROBERT B. PATTERSON. To him who, in the love of nature, as exhibited in the myriad-mind of the youth of a community, sees the need of suitable directing hands, and fitting himself; takes up the work for the love of it, all students of social and economic subjects bow with respect. Such a man is he to whom attention is now briefly directed. With only meager advantages himself for education, but with the same indomitable will that has characterized numerous members of the family, he early determined upon securing the best training obtainable under his restrictions. At seventeen he passed examination and secured a certificate to teach. However, he remained at home, assisting his father upon the farm for two years longer, when he began to teach. He followed this most honorable vocation nearly sixteen years, becoming one of the most popular educators, whose services were in constant demand. He was very successful in this profession, and many of his pupils are now filling responsible positions, for which

 

Jacob Patterson, Miner Patterson, James Patterson, Orleans Spaulding, and Philanzo Bowen, in the year 1837; Nicholas Carlton in the year 1837, and Hiram H. Allen in the year 1838. Alexander H. Clark was born in Trenton, N. J., May 21, 1804. He came to Michigan, in 1828, and settled in Wayne county, purchasing forty acres of land, but a year later he sold it and went to Plymouth, purchased forty acres, and again sold out, and this time went to Superior, Washtenaw county. Three years later he settled in Paris, and in 1836 purchased 160 acres in Section 14. A year later he sold his claim and purchased 160 acres in Sections 8 and 9. He was one of the earliest if not the first white settler in the present limits of the township. He afterward lived in Gaines about thirty years, but returned to Paris and purchased 106 acres on Section 30. Mr. Clark adhered to Greenback doctrines, politically. He served as justice of the peace fourteen years, township clerk three years, and supervisor three years. The Pattersons came from Steuben county, New York, and in 1828 settled in Washtenaw county, Michigan, where the father died, in 1831. The mother, with five boys to rear, educate, and fit for the responsibilities of the future, proved equal to the emergency and continued the management of the homestead six years, when she came with her family to Paris township and purchased forty acres of land in Section 13, where she spent the remainder of her life. The first two years after her removal to this county she herself labored for wages. Her energy was wonderful and her perseverance indomitable, and with the aid of her sons she paid for her land and spread its borders until the tract in the possession of the family included 350 acres. Her sons all settled near her and she was to the end of her life, March 1, 1864, their wise counselor and most judicious friend. Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan : historical account of their progress from first settlement to the present time / Ernest B. Fisher, editor.

 

 

        
  

Notes for Sally Ann Spaulding:

MINER PATTERSON, of Paris Township, was born in Steuben County, New York, in 1819, and removed with his parents to Washtenaw County,'Michigan, in 1828, and to Kent County, Michigan, with his mother and brothers, Jacob and James Patterson, in the Spring of 1837. He was married July 4, 1848, to Miss Sally. A. Spaulding, who had come with her parents from Seneca County, New York, in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have three sons and two daughters. Mr. Patterson's mother, Mrs. Rachel Patterson, lived with him for twenty-five years, or until she died, in 1864, aged seventy-seven years, but remarkably vigorous. She was much esteemed as a nurse, and was widely known among the pioneers as a most useful woman. -.

 

  Miner Patterson and Sally Ann Spaulding had the following children:
  26. i. 

WARREN A.(ZACH)3 PATTERSON was born on 02 Jun 1849 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Oct 1938. He married Mary S. June, daughter of George June and Martha Ellison on 25 Feb 1874. She was born in 1849 in New York, USA.

 

       
        
  27. ii. 

JOHN JAMES PATTERSON was born in 1851 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1926 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married EDITH. She was born in 1858 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1934. He married ALICE UNKNOWN. She was born in 1857. She died in 1880.

 

       
        
     iii. 

SARAH ELLEN PATTERSON was born in 1855. She married O VANDERBUILT.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

FREDICA PATTERSON was born in 1857.

 

      
       
        
  28. v. 

DELIA MAY PATTERSON was born in 1863. She married GEORGE N. JUNE. He was born in 1863 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1891.

 

       
        
  
29.
 
vi.
 

MINER LINCOLN PATTERSON was born in 1865. He died in 1931. He married SARAH ETTA MCKERSIE. She was born in 1868. She died in 1949.

 

        
  
  
  
        
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29.
 
vi.
 

MINER LINCOLN PATTERSON was born in 1865. He died in 1931. He married SARAH ETTA MCKERSIE. She was born in 1868. She died in 1949.

 

       
        
 6. 

CHAUNCEY2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 21 Apr 1823 in Seneca, New York, USA. He died on 26 Feb 1903 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sarah Dickson, daughter of Daniel Dickson and Nancy Unknown on 25 Dec 1845. She was born on 25 Nov 1829 in Canada. She died in 1923.

 

Notes for Chauncey Patterson:

Chancey Patterson � 1903

 

Chancey Patterson of Cascade was born in Seneca Co., NYY, 2 April 1823 and died at his residence in Cascade February, 1903, aged 80 years. He came to Michigan with his parents in 1828 and located in Washtenaw County. His father�s name was Robert. He died there in 1831. In 1836 Chancy, with his brother, Jacob, came to Cascade. Jacob having purchased his land on preunplowed in 1835, where the East Paris School House now stands. The subject of this sketch, when he was 18, purchased 40 acres of land in Cascade Township on the same section where his present large farm is situated. He was married on Christmas day, 25 December 1845 to Miss Sarah Dixon, a daughter of Daniel and Nancy Dixon, who came from Canada to Kent County when she was 11 years of age in 1840. Children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson: John M. of Grand Rapids; Nathan H. of Cascade Township; Nancy Irving living near the old homestead; George Martin of Cascade Township, Ida May, wife of Fred Shear; and Millie M., wife of William Eardly, who operates a farm in Cascade Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago,: C. C. Chapman & co., 1881.  History of Kent County, Michigan ; together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships ... biographies of representative citizens. History of Michigan ...

 

CHAUNCY PATTERSON, an old pioneer of Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., was born in Seneca county, N. Y., April 21, 1823, and of his parentage an account will be found in the sketch of Miner Patterson, of Paris township, printed on another page of this volume. Chauncy Patterson came to Michigan in 1828 with his parents, who first located in Washtenaw county, where his father, Robert, brother, Jacob, to Kent county, the latter having purchased land in 1835, where the East Paris school-house now stands. Chauncy soon went to Grand Rapids, where he met A. H. Wansey, of South Division street, with whom he lived two years, being permitted to attend school during parts of two winters. He then, at sixteen years of age, returned to his brother's and assisted his brother Miner to erect the latter's house. He then hired out, at $14 per month, to a man named Vanderpool, who lived near the present fair grounds. He proved to be about the meanest man in Kent county, for when Chauncy had faithfully worked six months his pay was withheld, and was recovered only by a lawsuit. At the age of eighteen years he purchased forty acres of land in Cascade township, in the same section in which his present farm is situated. While he lived with Mr. Wansey that gentleman gave him a calf, and Chauncy bought another to replace one given him by his mother, which calf had died. When these had become two-year-old steers he traded them, adding $o1 in cash, for the forty acres alluded to. The next year he added another forty-acre tract, of which eight had been cleared. He made his home with his mother and brother Miner, but continued to work out, and, as he could, worked on his own place. His work for others was the only kind to be had-that of clearing off land-and at this he and Miner worked almost constantly. He became expert with the ax, and at one time cut six acres in twenty-one and a half days, which was considered to be quite a feat. He built a log house, 20 x 26 feet, of hewn timber, and it was then considered to be about the best in the neighborhood. Chauncy Patterson was married, on Christmas day, 1845, to Miss Sarah Dickson, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Dickson, who came died in 1831. In 1836 he accompanied his I from Canada to Kent county, Mich., when she was eleven years of age, and settled where I. Dickson Davis recently lived, at Bowne Station. This was the event of the season, and everybody was invited, there being no one left out in the cold to charivari the young couple. Mr. Patterson, with his bride, in April moved into his own house. He continued to add to his own possessions; for the equity in the fortyacre tract he now lives upon he traded a horse and a cutter, chopping twenty-one acres of timber to pay off the mortgage. He added another forty-acre tract adjoining, for which he traded his ox-team and ten bushels of wheat, agreeing to pay, in addition, $60 in cash, when he would raise that amount. The team was unhitched from the plow, although it was the first day's plowing for corn, and with the wheat was turned over to the seller. For the $60 he gave his simple word; and when his crop of wheat was sold that word was redeemed. Another yoke of oxen was now necessary; and as he had $25 left in halfdollar pieces, he sought a man who had two teams, of which he bought one, paying fifty coins, and exchanging a cow. It took the better part of a day to find the oxen, which were running loose in the, woods. With this team and a horse he continued his farming. From the forest he eventually developed one of the best farms in the township. In I86I he paid $1,500 for eighty acres, sixty of which were improved with good barns, etc. He once owned about 400 acres; but some of this was given to his children as they became of age. When not sharing with them his own land he bought for them farms elsewhere; one, however, receiving a good portion of the home farm as his share. Mr. Patterson has been a hard-working man, but he has worked intelligently. He was successful in raising cattle, making single sales to the value. of $800 or $900. He also grew large quantities of wheat, for which he has re I ceived as high as $3 per bushel. He sold one load of wool for $1,135-the largest income from one load of produce ever taken from the village of Cascade. Mr. Patterson is a republican in politics, but cast his first presidential vote for Henry Clay, the whig candidate, in 1844. As a republican, he has attended the conventions of his party and worked for its success; but still has had little time to attend to public affairs, though he has served for many years as a school director. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are six in number, and named, in order of birth, as follows: John M., of Grand Rapids; William H., of Cascade township; Chauncy Irving, farming near his father's home; George Martin, also of Cascade township; Ida May, wife of Fred R. Shear, and Nellie M., wife of William Eardly, who operates the home farm. In his early days, Mr. Patterson had a neighbor named William DeGolia, and with him Mr. Patterson became associated for four years in handling stock. DeGolia was a great trader, and instilled much of this science of trading into Mr., Patterson, and this tuition served the latter a good purpose for many a time later in life. A warm place still exists in Mr. Patterson's heart in memory of Mr. DeGolia, who was, indeed, a man of many sterling qualities. t The first dollar earned by Mr. Patterson was when, as a boy of thirteen years, he rode a horse for a neighbor in plowing corn among the stumps. His pay was a dollar bill, which he held so tightly in his hand that it was wet through with perspiration when he arrived home. "The boy was father to the man," as the poet Wordsworth expresses it, as not a, dollar has since passed through his hands that has been uselessly expended. A little, wiry man, but possessing indomitable will and perseverance, few men have done more to promote the civilization and to improve the town than Chauncy Patterson. Of late years he and his wife have lived more at ease and have traveled somewhat, visiting the Pacific coast and other sections. Their present residence was recently built and is fitted with many conveniences not dreamed of when he first settled on the farm. After giving each child a farm, he and wife have ample left to carry them to the end, which will be mourned by all, it is true, but their memory will live, cherished and beloved, as long as Cascade township shall endure.  

 

   
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 2 (con't)
  

CHAUNCEY2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 21 Apr 1823 in Seneca, New York, USA. He died on 26 Feb 1903 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Sarah Dickson, daughter of Daniel Dickson and Nancy Unknown on 25 Dec 1845. She was born on 25 Nov 1829 in Canada. She died in 1923.

 

Notes for Chauncey Patterson:

Chancey Patterson � 1903

 

Chancey Patterson of Cascade was born in Seneca Co., NYY, 2 April 1823 and died at his residence in Cascade February, 1903, aged 80 years. He came to Michigan with his parents in 1828 and located in Washtenaw County. His father�s name was Robert. He died there in 1831. In 1836 Chancy, with his brother, Jacob, came to Cascade. Jacob having purchased his land on preunplowed in 1835, where the East Paris School House now stands. The subject of this sketch, when he was 18, purchased 40 acres of land in Cascade Township on the same section where his present large farm is situated. He was married on Christmas day, 25 December 1845 to Miss Sarah Dixon, a daughter of Daniel and Nancy Dixon, who came from Canada to Kent County when she was 11 years of age in 1840. Children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson: John M. of Grand Rapids; Nathan H. of Cascade Township; Nancy Irving living near the old homestead; George Martin of Cascade Township, Ida May, wife of Fred Shear; and Millie M., wife of William Eardly, who operates a farm in Cascade Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago,: C. C. Chapman & co., 1881.  History of Kent County, Michigan ; together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships ... biographies of representative citizens. History of Michigan ...

 

CHAUNCY PATTERSON, an old pioneer of Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., was born in Seneca county, N. Y., April 21, 1823, and of his parentage an account will be found in the sketch of Miner Patterson, of Paris township, printed on another page of this volume. Chauncy Patterson came to Michigan in 1828 with his parents, who first located in Washtenaw county, where his father, Robert, brother, Jacob, to Kent county, the latter having purchased land in 1835, where the East Paris school-house now stands. Chauncy soon went to Grand Rapids, where he met A. H. Wansey, of South Division street, with whom he lived two years, being permitted to attend school during parts of two winters. He then, at sixteen years of age, returned to his brother's and assisted his brother Miner to erect the latter's house. He then hired out, at $14 per month, to a man named Vanderpool, who lived near the present fair grounds. He proved to be about the meanest man in Kent county, for when Chauncy had faithfully worked six months his pay was withheld, and was recovered only by a lawsuit. At the age of eighteen years he purchased forty acres of land in Cascade township, in the same section in which his present farm is situated. While he lived with Mr. Wansey that gentleman gave him a calf, and Chauncy bought another to replace one given him by his mother, which calf had died. When these had become two-year-old steers he traded them, adding $o1 in cash, for the forty acres alluded to. The next year he added another forty-acre tract, of which eight had been cleared. He made his home with his mother and brother Miner, but continued to work out, and, as he could, worked on his own place. His work for others was the only kind to be had-that of clearing off land-and at this he and Miner worked almost constantly. He became expert with the ax, and at one time cut six acres in twenty-one and a half days, which was considered to be quite a feat. He built a log house, 20 x 26 feet, of hewn timber, and it was then considered to be about the best in the neighborhood. Chauncy Patterson was married, on Christmas day, 1845, to Miss Sarah Dickson, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Dickson, who came died in 1831. In 1836 he accompanied his I from Canada to Kent county, Mich., when she was eleven years of age, and settled where I. Dickson Davis recently lived, at Bowne Station. This was the event of the season, and everybody was invited, there being no one left out in the cold to charivari the young couple. Mr. Patterson, with his bride, in April moved into his own house. He continued to add to his own possessions; for the equity in the fortyacre tract he now lives upon he traded a horse and a cutter, chopping twenty-one acres of timber to pay off the mortgage. He added another forty-acre tract adjoining, for which he traded his ox-team and ten bushels of wheat, agreeing to pay, in addition, $60 in cash, when he would raise that amount. The team was unhitched from the plow, although it was the first day's plowing for corn, and with the wheat was turned over to the seller. For the $60 he gave his simple word; and when his crop of wheat was sold that word was redeemed. Another yoke of oxen was now necessary; and as he had $25 left in halfdollar pieces, he sought a man who had two teams, of which he bought one, paying fifty coins, and exchanging a cow. It took the better part of a day to find the oxen, which were running loose in the, woods. With this team and a horse he continued his farming. From the forest he eventually developed one of the best farms in the township. In I86I he paid $1,500 for eighty acres, sixty of which were improved with good barns, etc. He once owned about 400 acres; but some of this was given to his children as they became of age. When not sharing with them his own land he bought for them farms elsewhere; one, however, receiving a good portion of the home farm as his share. Mr. Patterson has been a hard-working man, but he has worked intelligently. He was successful in raising cattle, making single sales to the value. of $800 or $900. He also grew large quantities of wheat, for which he has re I ceived as high as $3 per bushel. He sold one load of wool for $1,135-the largest income from one load of produce ever taken from the village of Cascade. Mr. Patterson is a republican in politics, but cast his first presidential vote for Henry Clay, the whig candidate, in 1844. As a republican, he has attended the conventions of his party and worked for its success; but still has had little time to attend to public affairs, though he has served for many years as a school director. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are six in number, and named, in order of birth, as follows: John M., of Grand Rapids; William H., of Cascade township; Chauncy Irving, farming near his father's home; George Martin, also of Cascade township; Ida May, wife of Fred R. Shear, and Nellie M., wife of William Eardly, who operates the home farm. In his early days, Mr. Patterson had a neighbor named William DeGolia, and with him Mr. Patterson became associated for four years in handling stock. DeGolia was a great trader, and instilled much of this science of trading into Mr., Patterson, and this tuition served the latter a good purpose for many a time later in life. A warm place still exists in Mr. Patterson's heart in memory of Mr. DeGolia, who was, indeed, a man of many sterling qualities. t The first dollar earned by Mr. Patterson was when, as a boy of thirteen years, he rode a horse for a neighbor in plowing corn among the stumps. His pay was a dollar bill, which he held so tightly in his hand that it was wet through with perspiration when he arrived home. "The boy was father to the man," as the poet Wordsworth expresses it, as not a, dollar has since passed through his hands that has been uselessly expended. A little, wiry man, but possessing indomitable will and perseverance, few men have done more to promote the civilization and to improve the town than Chauncy Patterson. Of late years he and his wife have lived more at ease and have traveled somewhat, visiting the Pacific coast and other sections. Their present residence was recently built and is fitted with many conveniences not dreamed of when he first settled on the farm. After giving each child a farm, he and wife have ample left to carry them to the end, which will be mourned by all, it is true, but their memory will live, cherished and beloved, as long as Cascade township shall endure.  

 

  Chauncey Patterson and Sarah Dickson had the following children:
  30. i. 

JOHN M.3 PATTERSON was born on 08 Oct 1847 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married LOUISA UNKNOWN. She was born on 18 Apr 1848 in New York, USA. She died on 26 May 1894.

 

       
        
     ii. 

WILLIAM H. PATTERSON was born on 01 Aug 1849 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1927 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA (Cascade Cemetery). He married MINNIE S. UNKNOWN.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

IRVING PATTERSON was born in 1855 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

CHAUNCY J. PATTERSON was born on 17 Feb 1855 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
         
  
  
  
         
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   31. v. 

GEORGE MARTIN PATTERSON was born on 01 Jul 1860 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1941. He married NETTIE I UNKNOWN. She was born in 1861. She died in 1945.

 

        
         
      vi. 

IDA MAY PATTERSON was born on 01 Nov 1862 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1970.

 

       
        
         
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NELLIE M. PATTERSON was born on 16 Jun 1871 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Nellie M. Patterson:

Patterson

Nellie M

F

15 Jun 1871

Cascade

Chancey

NY

Sarah

Can

Cascade

Farmer

 

 

       
        
         
 7. 

JOHN M.2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 25 Apr 1827 in New York, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1906. He married Martha Ann Spaulding, son of Benjamin Spaulding and Elzia Quackenbush in 1846. He was born in 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 01 Dec 1899.

 

Notes for John M. Patterson:

John M., was in the war of the Rebellion. and was in the engagenents at Nashville and Murfreesboro

Robert E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on. February 18, 1886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January IO, i864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, 1827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in 1828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty  

On Independence Day 1848, Miner married Sally Ann Spaudling.  Sluman Bailey, another early township reside, performed the ceremony.  The couple's children became owner of adjacent property in Section 13.

 

John and Martha purchased 80 acres in 1854 for $2.50 pr acre and built a log home of the beech and maple timbers which stood in its dense forests.  The couple started farm life with only a single yoke of oxen, but these were said to be the best in the county.  Soon their farm was being hailed as the finest in the township.

 

John and Martha had four children Charles E. (who became the County Coroner and proprietor of the Patterson Sanatorium in Grand Rapids) Albert J., M.D. of Grand rapids, Roger B (A farmer and breeder of livestock, and Alice (who married Austin Pressey. M. D.).

 

 

 

His family consists of four children, viz: Charles E.,M. D., proprietor of the Patterson Sanitarium in Grand Rapids; Albert J., M. D., of the same city; Robert B., mentioned in full above; Alice, the wife of Dr. Austin Pressey, who conducts the Fairmount Home, also a retreat for invalids at Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Patterson is a member of the Christian church at Cascade, as was also his wife; in politics he has ever been an ardent republican. Misfortune, however, in its course had not overlooked this amiable couple; but mingling with the comforts and pleasures of a well spent life had laid a heavy hand upon them. For a year or more Mr. Patterson was afflicted with total blindness, caused by cataracts, but an operation has partially restored the sight of one eye; he was not, however, confined to his room or bed through his affliction, and was carefully carried over the worst part of his trouble by his amiable wife, who was in all respects a remarkably brilliant lady. Late in the fall of I899 Mrs. Martha A. Patterson, the mother of this family, passed to the unseen world, hers being the first death to break the happiness of the family circle. A Grand Rapids paper, in noting the passing of this Kent county pioneer, wrote as follows: Mrs. Martha A. Patterson, of Paris township, the mother of Coroner Patterson, died this morning at her home, at the age of sixty five years. She was one of the most generally known and most respected residents of that township, and had resided there fifty-six years. 49 Mrs. Patterson's maiden name was Martha A. Spaulding. She came to Kent county from New York in 1844, and ten years later married John Patterson, of Paris township, who survives her. She leaves four children, all living: Dr. C. E. Patterson and Dr. A. J. Patterson, of this city; Alice Pressey, of Cleveland, and Robert B. Patterson, of Paris. In fact, Mrs. Patterson's is the first death in the family, although her children are all married and have children of their own. Mrs. Patterson leaves also three brothers, of whom Elliot Spaulding, of this city, is one, and a sister, Mrs. Kilner, who resides in Tennessee.

 

   
         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 2 (con't)
   

JOHN M.2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 25 Apr 1827 in New York, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1906. He married Martha Ann Spaulding, son of Benjamin Spaulding and Elzia Quackenbush in 1846. He was born in 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 01 Dec 1899.

 

Notes for John M. Patterson:

John M., was in the war of the Rebellion. and was in the engagenents at Nashville and Murfreesboro

Robert E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on. February 18, 1886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January IO, i864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, 1827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in 1828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty  

On Independence Day 1848, Miner married Sally Ann Spaudling.  Sluman Bailey, another early township reside, performed the ceremony.  The couple's children became owner of adjacent property in Section 13.

 

John and Martha purchased 80 acres in 1854 for $2.50 pr acre and built a log home of the beech and maple timbers which stood in its dense forests.  The couple started farm life with only a single yoke of oxen, but these were said to be the best in the county.  Soon their farm was being hailed as the finest in the township.

 

John and Martha had four children Charles E. (who became the County Coroner and proprietor of the Patterson Sanatorium in Grand Rapids) Albert J., M.D. of Grand rapids, Roger B (A farmer and breeder of livestock, and Alice (who married Austin Pressey. M. D.).

 

 

 

His family consists of four children, viz: Charles E.,M. D., proprietor of the Patterson Sanitarium in Grand Rapids; Albert J., M. D., of the same city; Robert B., mentioned in full above; Alice, the wife of Dr. Austin Pressey, who conducts the Fairmount Home, also a retreat for invalids at Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Patterson is a member of the Christian church at Cascade, as was also his wife; in politics he has ever been an ardent republican. Misfortune, however, in its course had not overlooked this amiable couple; but mingling with the comforts and pleasures of a well spent life had laid a heavy hand upon them. For a year or more Mr. Patterson was afflicted with total blindness, caused by cataracts, but an operation has partially restored the sight of one eye; he was not, however, confined to his room or bed through his affliction, and was carefully carried over the worst part of his trouble by his amiable wife, who was in all respects a remarkably brilliant lady. Late in the fall of I899 Mrs. Martha A. Patterson, the mother of this family, passed to the unseen world, hers being the first death to break the happiness of the family circle. A Grand Rapids paper, in noting the passing of this Kent county pioneer, wrote as follows: Mrs. Martha A. Patterson, of Paris township, the mother of Coroner Patterson, died this morning at her home, at the age of sixty five years. She was one of the most generally known and most respected residents of that township, and had resided there fifty-six years. 49 Mrs. Patterson's maiden name was Martha A. Spaulding. She came to Kent county from New York in 1844, and ten years later married John Patterson, of Paris township, who survives her. She leaves four children, all living: Dr. C. E. Patterson and Dr. A. J. Patterson, of this city; Alice Pressey, of Cleveland, and Robert B. Patterson, of Paris. In fact, Mrs. Patterson's is the first death in the family, although her children are all married and have children of their own. Mrs. Patterson leaves also three brothers, of whom Elliot Spaulding, of this city, is one, and a sister, Mrs. Kilner, who resides in Tennessee.

 

   John M. Patterson and Martha Ann Spaulding had the following children:
   32. i. 

ROBERT B.3 PATTERSON MD was born on 15 Aug 1863 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Michigan, USA. He married Nettie W. Wilbur, daughter of Hiram H. Wilbur and Mary Heintzelman on 18 Feb 1886. She was born in 1866 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1945.

 

        
         
      ii. 

CHARLES E. PATTERSON MD was born in 1857 in Michigan, USA. He married HELEN T. She was born in 1864 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Charles E. Patterson MD:

Patterson Sanitarium Grand Rapids

 

       
        
         
   33. iii. 

ALBERT J. PATTERSON MD was born on 18 Feb 1859. He married Janet Brown, daughter of Hugh B. Brown on 05 Sep 1882 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
   34. iv. 

ALICE PATTERSON was born on 18 Feb 1859. She married AUSTIN PRESSEY MD. He was born in 1846 in New York, USA.

 

        
         
 8. 

MARY JANE2 PATTERSON (ROBERT1).  She married JOHN PAUNCHES.

 

   
   John Paunches and Mary Jane Patterson had the following children:
      i. 

A3 PAUNCHES.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

B PAUNCHES.

 

       
        
         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 2 (con't)
      iii. 

C PAUNCHES.

 

       
        
         
 9. 

ELLEN2 PATTERSON (ROBERT1).  She married LEWIS BRETON.

 

   
   Lewis Breton and Ellen Patterson had the following children:
      i. 

A3 BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

B BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

C BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

D BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

E BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

F BRETON.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

G BRETON.

 

       
        
         
 10. 

JACOB2 PATTERSON (ROBERT1).  He married ROSE ANN CARLTON. She was born in 1818.

 

   
   Jacob Patterson and Rose Ann Carlton had the following children:
   35. i. 

MARIAH L.3 PATTERSON was born in 1841 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1908. She married Abraham F Cook, son of Jesse Cook and Rachel Fisher on 31 Dec 1859. He was born on 17 Nov 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA. He died in 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
   36. ii. 

HEWITT M. PATTERSON was born in 1851. He died in 1923. He married ALICE ELLA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1857 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1896.

 

        
         
      iii. 

ALICE PATTERSON was born in 1857 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1896.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

G PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

H PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

F PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

C PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
      viii. 

D PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
      ix. 

E PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
 11. 

ELIZABETH2 PATTERSON (Robert1) was born on 13 Sep 1814 in New York, USA. She died on 24 Oct 1881 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married JOSEPH DAVIS. She married (2) JOSEPH B. DAVIS, son of William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball on 03 Apr 1834 in Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He was born on 30 Jun 1812 in New York, USA. He died on 29 Aug 1862 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Joseph Davis and Elizabeth Patterson had the following children:
      i. 

A3 DAVIS.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

B DAVIS.

 

       
        
         
  
  
  
         
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      iii. 

C DAVIS.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

D DAVIS.

 

       
        
         
   Joseph B. Davis and Elizabeth Patterson had the following children:
   37. i. 

FRANKLIN MARKHAM3 DAVIS was born in 1835. He married JULIA A. MCCORMICK.

 

        
         
   38. ii. 

ALONZO PERRY DAVIS was born on 23 Jan 1837. He died on 24 Feb 1921. He married BETSEY ANN CORNELL.

 

        
         
   39. iii. 

HARRIET M. DAVIS was born on 18 Oct 1839. She married ANDREWN JACKSON COOK. He was born on 29 Dec 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Feb 1905.

 

        
         
   40. iv. 

MINER T. DAVIS was born on 01 Feb 1842. He died on 12 Feb 1916. He married CLARISSA CORNELL. She was born on 09 Oct 1850 in Ingham, Michigan, USA. She died on 21 Jul 1901.

 

        
         
 Generation 3
         
 12. 

JOSEPHINE3 PATTERSON (James2, Robert1) was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA. She married Robert Purifoy Carlton, son of Nicholas Carlton and Parmelie Patterson on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Robert Purifoy Carlton and Josephine Patterson had the following children:
   41. i. 

FRED R4 CARLTON was born in Oct 1862. He married CORA E. She was born in Jan 1865.

 

        
         
      ii. 

KATIE CARLTON was born in 1865.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

JAMES N. CARLTON was born in 1866.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

JOHN CARLTON was born in Apr 1865.

 

       
        
         
   42. v. 

WILLIAM P. CARLTON was born in 1871. He married ETTA A. WALFORD, daughter of GEORGE WALFORD and MARTHA POWERS on 10 Nov 1891. She was born in Jun 1873 in New York, USA.

 

        
         
   43. vi. 

CARRIE CARLTON was born on 06 Jul 1871. She married WILLIAM BELL.

 

        
         
 13. 

SALLY A3 PATTERSON (James2, Robert1) was born in 1843 in Michigan, USA. She died on 28 Nov 1908 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married James R Laraway, son of Hiram Laraway and Mary Teeple on 08 Oct 1863 in Michigan, USA. He was born on 23 Jun 1837 in Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 Jun 1896.

 

   
         
   

Notes for James R Laraway:

 

JAMES R. LARAWAY, deceased, once one of the most prominent of the residents of Cascade township, Kent county, was born in Salem, Washtenaw county, Mich., June 23, 1837, a son of Hiram and Mary (Teeple) Laraway, and died in Cascade township March i6, 1896. James R. Laraway was an infant when brought to Kent county by his parents, who settled on the farm on which he was reared and on which he passed almost his entire life. Lewis Cook, the first settler in Cascade township, came in 1836, and Hiram Laraway, his brother-in-law, having also married a Miss Teeple, immediately followed, but did not remain long, as he was dismayed by the prospects occasioned by the panic of 1837, and returned to eastern Michigan, but in 1839 or 1840 started back to Cascade, but lost his way in the woods of Ada township and was frozen to death. He left a widow with three sons and one daughter, viz: Lydia, who was married to Peter Lawyer, lived in Grand Rapids, and died in middle age; William, a stone-cutter, died in Grand Rapids at the age of fifty; John H., a mason by trade and who has remained a bachelor, resides in Cascade, and James R. is the deceased subject of this sketch. The mother of these children was fatally injured by a fall from a cherry-tree on the homestead, her death occurring in 1869. The three deceased children died of paralysis. James R. Laraway early assumed the care of his mother and the homestead, as his elder brother early left his home in order to learn a trade, James filially caring for his mother until her sad end. His first suit of clothes, and his first pair of boots, were bought with money earned by working out, but after that his time was devoted to the care of the home place. This at first, comprised forty acres, but he handled it so successfully that it was increased to I80. He cleared off most of the place with his own hands, set out a large peach orchard, which proved to be very profitable, and was an active member of the grange, of which his wife, son and daughter also are members. He was also an ardent supporter of the church of Christ at Cascade. Mr. Laraway married, October 8, I863, Miss Sallie A. Patterson, daughter of. James and Nancy (Davis) Patterson. Her old home was opposite that of her uncle, Miner Patterson, in Paris township, where her parents lived until her mother's death. Her father died in Cascade with his eldest son, Robert, at the age of eighty-five years, one month and one day prior to the death of her husband. A brother of Mrs. Laraway, Robert Patterson, was the old landlord of the Cascade hotel and recently died at her home, she having cared for him nearly two years. The other relatives of Mrs. Laraway are two sisters, viz: Rachel Jane, wife of Hiram Starkweather, of Lenawee county, and Josephine, married to Robert Carleton, of Grand Rapids. To Mr. and Mrs. Laraway were born two children- Odessie, wife of Everell Austin, of Lenawee county, and J. Clyde, a lad of sixteen years, at home. Mrs, Laraway has conducted the farm since her husband's death, mainly by hired help. The place is a handsome one, with a fine natural fish pond on it', and the dwelling, erected by Mr. Laraway, is neat and substantial. Here Mrs. Larawav is respected by all who know her. Mr. Laraway was a republican, but never sought office. He was strictly temperate and had the faculty of making warm friends, who, with the family, sincerely mourn his loss.

 

        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

Notes for James R Laraway:

 

JAMES R. LARAWAY, deceased, once one of the most prominent of the residents of Cascade township, Kent county, was born in Salem, Washtenaw county, Mich., June 23, 1837, a son of Hiram and Mary (Teeple) Laraway, and died in Cascade township March i6, 1896. James R. Laraway was an infant when brought to Kent county by his parents, who settled on the farm on which he was reared and on which he passed almost his entire life. Lewis Cook, the first settler in Cascade township, came in 1836, and Hiram Laraway, his brother-in-law, having also married a Miss Teeple, immediately followed, but did not remain long, as he was dismayed by the prospects occasioned by the panic of 1837, and returned to eastern Michigan, but in 1839 or 1840 started back to Cascade, but lost his way in the woods of Ada township and was frozen to death. He left a widow with three sons and one daughter, viz: Lydia, who was married to Peter Lawyer, lived in Grand Rapids, and died in middle age; William, a stone-cutter, died in Grand Rapids at the age of fifty; John H., a mason by trade and who has remained a bachelor, resides in Cascade, and James R. is the deceased subject of this sketch. The mother of these children was fatally injured by a fall from a cherry-tree on the homestead, her death occurring in 1869. The three deceased children died of paralysis. James R. Laraway early assumed the care of his mother and the homestead, as his elder brother early left his home in order to learn a trade, James filially caring for his mother until her sad end. His first suit of clothes, and his first pair of boots, were bought with money earned by working out, but after that his time was devoted to the care of the home place. This at first, comprised forty acres, but he handled it so successfully that it was increased to I80. He cleared off most of the place with his own hands, set out a large peach orchard, which proved to be very profitable, and was an active member of the grange, of which his wife, son and daughter also are members. He was also an ardent supporter of the church of Christ at Cascade. Mr. Laraway married, October 8, I863, Miss Sallie A. Patterson, daughter of. James and Nancy (Davis) Patterson. Her old home was opposite that of her uncle, Miner Patterson, in Paris township, where her parents lived until her mother's death. Her father died in Cascade with his eldest son, Robert, at the age of eighty-five years, one month and one day prior to the death of her husband. A brother of Mrs. Laraway, Robert Patterson, was the old landlord of the Cascade hotel and recently died at her home, she having cared for him nearly two years. The other relatives of Mrs. Laraway are two sisters, viz: Rachel Jane, wife of Hiram Starkweather, of Lenawee county, and Josephine, married to Robert Carleton, of Grand Rapids. To Mr. and Mrs. Laraway were born two children- Odessie, wife of Everell Austin, of Lenawee county, and J. Clyde, a lad of sixteen years, at home. Mrs, Laraway has conducted the farm since her husband's death, mainly by hired help. The place is a handsome one, with a fine natural fish pond on it', and the dwelling, erected by Mr. Laraway, is neat and substantial. Here Mrs. Larawav is respected by all who know her. Mr. Laraway was a republican, but never sought office. He was strictly temperate and had the faculty of making warm friends, who, with the family, sincerely mourn his loss.

 

   James R Laraway and Sally A Patterson had the following children:
     i. 

ODESSIE4 LARAWAY was born in 1872 in Michigan, USA. She married EVERELL AUSTIN. He was born in 1871 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

J. CLYDE LARAWAY was born in 1884 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 14. 

ROBERT J.3 PATTERSON (James2, Robert1) was born on 08 Jan 1845 in Michigan, USA. He died on 03 Jun 1895. He married HATTIE. She was born in 1854 in Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Robert J. Patterson and Hattie had the following child:
     i. 

JENNIE BELL4 PATTERSON was born in 1874 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 15. 

WILLIAM3 PATTERSON (James2, Robert1) was born in 1848 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1924. He married ADA F.. She was born in 1855 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1935.

 

   
   William Patterson and Ada F. had the following children:
     i. 

LETTIE M4 PATTERSON was born in 1879 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

MABLE N PATTERSON was born in 1889 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 16. 

RACHEL JANE3 PATTERSON (James2, Robert1) was born in 1851 in Michigan, USA. She married HIRAM L STARKWEATHER. He was born in 1843 in Lenawee, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Hiram L Starkweather and Rachel Jane Patterson had the following child:
     i. 

LULU M4 STARKWEATHER was born in 1883 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 
17.
 

ROBERT PURIFOY3 CARLTON (Parmelie2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA. He married Josephine Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Nancy Jane Davis on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA.

 

         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
 
17.
 

ROBERT PURIFOY3 CARLTON (Parmelie2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Feb 1905 in Michigan, USA. He married Josephine Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Nancy Jane Davis on 11 Dec 1861 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in Mar 1841 in Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Robert Purifoy Carlton and Josephine Patterson had the following children:
   41. i. 

FRED R4 CARLTON was born in Oct 1862. He married CORA E. She was born in Jan 1865.

 

        
         
      ii. 

KATIE CARLTON was born in 1865.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

JAMES N. CARLTON was born in 1866.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

JOHN CARLTON was born in Apr 1865.

 

       
        
         
   42. v. 

WILLIAM P. CARLTON was born in 1871. He married ETTA A. WALFORD, daughter of GEORGE WALFORD and MARTHA POWERS on 10 Nov 1891. She was born in Jun 1873 in New York, USA.

 

        
         
   43. vi. 

CARRIE CARLTON was born on 06 Jul 1871. She married WILLIAM BELL.

 

        
         
 18. 

LEWIS M.3 CARLTON (Parmelie2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in Jun 1838 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married MARY E. She was born in Nov 1845.

 

   
   LEWIS M. CARLTON and MARY E had the following children:
      i. 

MYRON N.4 CARLTON was born in Oct 1863.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

ELLA M was born about 1865.

 

       
        
         
 19. 

NELSON3 CARLTON (Parmelie2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in 1840 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married JENNIE..

 

   
         
   

Notes for JENNIE.:

Veterans Schedule, Sargent Co. E 10th Mich. Cav 01 Sep 1863- 11 Nov 18651

 

   NELSON CARLTON and JENNIE. had the following children:
      i. 

FRANK4 CARLTON was born in 1866 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

IDA CARLTON was born in 1872.

 

       
        
         
 20. 

MARY JANE3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 01 Apr 1838 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 20 Jan 1904. She married JOHN F. COOK. He was born on 23 Feb 1834 in New York, USA. He died on 29 May 1908.

 

   
   John F. Cook and Mary Jane Spaulding had the following child:
   47. i. 

CHARLES S.4 COOK was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1921. He married GEORGIA E.PEET. She was born on 15 Oct 1868 in Michigan, USA. She died on 16 Nov 1968.

 

        
         
 21. 

DEWITT C.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 06 Jul 1840 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 31 Dec 1902. He married (1) AMELIA L. HODGES on 22 Dec 1861. She was born on 30 May 1845 in Vergennes, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1927. He married LILLIE ROBINSON.

 

Notes for Dewitt C. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Dewitt C. (w) 21, 6th day of last July, Paris, and Amelia

L. Hodges (w) 16, 30th day of last May, Cascade. 22 Dec. 1861, at

Cascade, by Horace Henshaw, (J.P.) Samuel Kelsey, and Jackson

Spaulding, witnesses. 3:390

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan City Directories, 1889-90 Record

about DeWitt C Spaulding

Name: DeWitt C Spaulding

Location 2: 150 Jefferson avenue  

Year: 1889  

City: Grand Rapids  

State: MI  

 

 

 

 

   
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

DEWITT C.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 06 Jul 1840 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 31 Dec 1902. He married (1) AMELIA L. HODGES on 22 Dec 1861. She was born on 30 May 1845 in Vergennes, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1927. He married LILLIE ROBINSON.

 

Notes for Dewitt C. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Dewitt C. (w) 21, 6th day of last July, Paris, and Amelia

L. Hodges (w) 16, 30th day of last May, Cascade. 22 Dec. 1861, at

Cascade, by Horace Henshaw, (J.P.) Samuel Kelsey, and Jackson

Spaulding, witnesses. 3:390

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan City Directories, 1889-90 Record

about DeWitt C Spaulding

Name: DeWitt C Spaulding

Location 2: 150 Jefferson avenue  

Year: 1889  

City: Grand Rapids  

State: MI  

 

 

 

 

   Dewitt C. Spaulding and Amelia L. Hodges had the following child:
     i. 

MARY4 SPAULDING was born in 1864.

 

      
       
        
   Dewitt C. Spaulding and Lillie Robinson had the following child:
     ii. 

FLOY SPAULDING.

 

      
       
        
 22. 

MINOR P.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Loraine Harriet Cook, daughter of Lewis Cook and Elizabeth A. Teeple on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association.�    

She didn't�t.

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

   
   
  
  
  
   
 Generation 3 (con't)
  

MINOR P.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Loraine Harriet Cook, daughter of Lewis Cook and Elizabeth A. Teeple on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association.�    

She didn't�t.

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

MINOR P.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 05 Feb 1843 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 23 May 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Loraine Harriet Cook, daughter of Lewis Cook and Elizabeth A. Teeple on 12 May 1868 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1848 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1902 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Minor P. Spaulding:

Spaulding, Miner P. (w) 25, Paris, b. Paris, occ. Farmer, and Lorane

H. Cook (w) 20, Cascade, b. Cascade. 12 May 1868, at Cascade, by

H.N. Lowry, (J.P.) Charles S. Spaulding, and R.D. Spaulding, and

others, Cascade, witnesses. 6:19

 

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Minor P Spaulding

Name: Minor P Spaulding ,   

Residence: Michigan  

Enlistment Date: 07 September 1863  

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  

Side Served: Union  

State Served: Michigan  

Unit Numbers: 1067 1067  

Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 07 September 1863 at the age of 20

Enlisted in Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 12 September 1863.

Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant on 02 October 1865

Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 02 November 1865

Mustered out Company E, 10th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 11 November 1865 in Memphis, TN

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record

about Miner P. Spaulding

Name: Miner P. Spaulding

State Filed: Michigan

Widow: Loraine Spaulding  

1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Miner Spaulding

Veteran's name: Miner Spaulding

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Caledonia, Kent, Michigan

Year enlisted: 1862  

Year discharged: 1865

Rank: Sergeant

Company: View Image

Regiment or vessel: View Image

Length of service: View  

 

SPAULDING, Minor P.  - also known as �Spalding� - born January 5, 1843, in Paris, Kent county, Michigan.

By 1860 Miner was working as a farm laborer for and/or living with a wealthy farmer named James Patterson in Paris, Kent county; just two farms away lived Orleans Spaulding and his family (see Samuel Spaulding�s biographical sketch below).

Minor stood 5�8� with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 19-year-old farmer probably living in Kent county when he enlisted in Company A, along with Samuel Spaulding (to whom he may have been related), on March 3, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and was mustered the same day. Minor was reported absent sick in the hospital in September and was discharged for chronic diarrhea on October 18, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Minor returned to Michigan where he reentered the service in Company E, Tenth cavalry on September 7, 1863, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Paris, Kent county, and was mustered on September 12 at Grand Rapids where  the regiment was organized between September 18 and November 18, 1863, when it was mustered into service. It left Michigan for Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1863, and participated in numerous operations, mostly in Kentucky and Tennessee throughout the winter of 1863-64. Most of its primary area of operations would eventually be in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.   

In March of 1865 he was at the dismounted camp in Knoxville, Tennessee where he remained through May, and on furlough in June and July. By September he was reported to be �in charge� of the military prison at Jackson, Tennessee,  was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on October 2, 1865, to First Sergeant on November 2, and mustered out on November 11, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee.

After the war, Minor returned to Kent county, and was working as a farmer and living in Paris township when he married Michigan native Loraine H. Cook (1848-1902) on May 12, 1868, at Cascade, and they had at least three children: Carrie (b. 1869), John (b. 1871) and Helen (b. 1875).

By 1870 he was working as a farmer and living with his wife and daughter Carrie in Cascade, Kent county. According to one source, due to ill health he moved to Sherman, Texas where he lived for some years and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Sherman.   By 1880 he was reported as married but working as a farmer and living with the James Anglin family in Eureka Springs, Carroll county, Arkansas. Curiously, in 1880 Lorraine and their three children were living with her parents in Cascade, Kent county. Minor eventually returned to Michigan and was living in Caledonia, Kent county in 1886 and 1890.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. In 1878 he applied for and received a pension (no. 162570).

Minor was confined to his bed for nearly a year and a half before he died on May 23, 1892, and was buried in Lakeside cemetery in Caledonia; see photo G-13.

At the annual reunion of the association held in December of 1892, the following resolution was read and entered into the records: �Whereas - Minor Spaulding, after having served with honor in Co. A in the old Third Mich Infantry� and after being discharged by reason of a disability from which he never recovered, yet was so filled with patriotism, that he could not remain quiet, but re-enlisted in the Tenth Mich Cavalry, and served as long as his strength should permit, And Whereas - said comrade, after long and almost continuous illness, since the close of the war, was, by the Great Commander, ordered to the realms above to join the great Grand Army there, Resolved that we tender to his wife, children, and relatives, our sincere sympathy. That we know their great loss of husband, father and protector, is irreparable, but feel that they must know their loss is his gain; that his brave endurance [sic] during life and his noble efforts to provide for his family, must be rewarded in the hereafter; that we fell ourselves identified with the family and join with them in pride at having been connected with so good a man, true, noble, and generous, in every particular. That we cordially invite the wife of Minor P. Spaulding to become an honorary member of our association.�    

She didn't�t.

In June of 1892 Loraine was still living in Michigan when she applied for and received a pension (no. 359257).

 

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY Dillenback & Leavitt

CASCADE TO-DAY. Cascade has been an organized township for twenty-two years, and, according to the census for 1870, Has 1175 inhabitants. Children, between the ages of five and twenty, by report of public schools, 1869 �416. Votes cast at the last April election-227. Property assessed, real estate, $204,107; personal, $32,317. rile following is the present B3oardl of township officers: Supervisor, Edgar R. Jollson; Clerk, Henry C. Denison; Treasurer, Geo. W. Gorham; Justices of the Peace, Geo. S. Richardson, John F. Proctor, Lawrence Meach, Hugh B. Brown; School Inspectors, E. R. Johnson, Chas... Holt; Highway Commissioners, Jonathan W. Sexton, Clinton A. Wood, Chas. M. Dennison: Constables, S. G. Fish, T. J. Hulbert, Minor Spaulding, Warren Streeter.

 

   Minor P. Spaulding and Loraine Harriet Cook had the following children:
   48. i. 

CARRIE E.4 SPAULDING was born on 10 Jul 1869 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Oct 1916 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles H. Kinsey, son of David Kinsey and Nancy Pletzer on 11 Feb 1890 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 15 Feb 1860 in Michigan, USA. He died on 16 Jun 1929 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
      ii. 

JOHN COOK SPAULDING was born on 02 Jun 1871 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 29 Nov 1924 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ETHEL BLANCHE KINSEY. She was born on 25 Dec 1881. She died on 25 Mar 1971 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
   49. iii. 

HELEN LORRAINE SPAULDING was born on 22 Dec 1874 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Dec 1938 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married George W Kraft, son of John B. Kraft and Anna Esther Wismer on 04 Jun 1902. He was born on 26 Oct 1876 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Oct 1967 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
 23. 

CHARLES SHEPARD3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 05 Feb 1845 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 25 Apr 1922 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married Elmina Deborah Teeple, daughter of George William Teeple and Samantha Cook in 1868 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 27 Aug 1847 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She died on 09 Dec 1934 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Charles Shepard Spaulding:

Last known address in Harbor Springs.

 

   
         
   

Notes for Elmina Deborah Teeple:

George W. Teeple was born in Essex, N.J., April 8, 1810. His parents, William and Rachel Teeple, settled in Plymouth, Wayne Co., in 1826, and in 1844 removed to Lenawee County, where they died,--his father in 1866, and his mother in 1863. Mr. T. has made agriculture the purpose of his life. He operated five years on a farm in Plymouth, and in 1836 settled on the place he now occupies, consisting of 100 acres, valued at $60.00 per acre. He was married June 7, 1832 to Samantha Cook of Covert, N.Y. They have had 12 children, nine of whom are living, whose births occurred as follows: Elbert B., March 25, 1833; Minerva, June 25, 1834; Oscar R., May 29, 1838; Alfred C., May 4, 1842; Marcus D. and Marian E. (twins), Feb. 11, 1844; Almira D., Aug. 27, 1847; Harriet J., Jan. 13, 1853; and William E., Feb. 18, 1855. Politically Mr. T. is a Democrat. He has passed through all the severities of pioneer life. His son Marcus enlisted in the 6th Mich. Cavalry, served three years and four months and was under fire at Gettysburg, and in the Battle of the Wilderness. Mrs. T. is a member of the Disciples Church.

 

   Charles Shepard Spaulding and Elmina Deborah Teeple had the following children:
   50. i. 

AGNESS JOSEPHINE4 SPAULDING was born on 02 Sep 1869 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 02 Jun 1950 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She married Edward G Bradfield, son of Edward W. Bradfield and Ellen J. Bradfield in 1888 in Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born in Mar 1867 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 12 Aug 1950 in Emmet, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
      ii. 

ALMINA B SPAULDING was born about 1876 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
   51. iii. 

CLARENCE E SPAULDING was born on 26 Oct 1880 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 08 Aug 1940 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married LUCY ANNE HERR. She was born on 07 Jul 1886 in Nithburg, Perth, Ontario, Canada. She died on 26 Dec 1946 in Ionia, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
 24. 

RANSOM L.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 24 Mar 1848 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1921 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married MARY A. PATTERSON. She was born in Sep 1854 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1909 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Ransom L. Spaulding and Mary A. Patterson had the following children:
      i. 

FREDA4 SPAULDING was born in Jul 1874.

 

       
        
         
   52. ii. 

FRANK L SPAULDING was born on 19 Apr 1881. He died in 1953 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ELLA MAE. She was born in 1893 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1983 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
      iii. 

BLANCHE SPAULDING was born on 26 Aug 1892. She died on 01 Dec 1893 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

GLEN SPAULDING was born in Mar 1894.

 

       
        
         
 25. 

HELEN M.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Dec 1897 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Lawyer, son of Peter D Lawyer and Lydia M. Laraway in 1887. He was born on 05 Oct 1849 in Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jul 1923 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Helen M. Spaulding:

 

Oak Grove Cemetery  (G. S. 17)

Paris Township

Recorded by D. A. R. - 22 June 1926

(*See Cemetery Index for a picture of the cemetery.)

For further information you can call or write the following:

Grand Rapids Cemeteries - 2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Ph# (616) 831-1600

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

 

Allen, Auril

wf. of H. H.

d. 10 Jan 1878; age 73y 8m 20d

 

Allen, Auril D.

 

Bailey, Rilla A.  (Mother)

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

 

 

 

 

wf. of Thos.

b. 17 Feb 1803;  d. 4 Feb 1881

 

Chapman, Charles

b. 5 May 1837;  d. 30 Mar 1908

 

Clark, Charles W.

b. 1859;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Emma   (Wife)

b. 1869;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Sarah

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

5

 

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cook, Maria L.  (Mother)

b. 1841;  d. 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laraway, David

b. 1831;  d. 1910

 

Laraway, Martha J.

b. 1832;  d. 1915

 

Lawyer, Catherine P.

b. 1853;  d. 1901

 

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Lawyer, Freddie D.

b. 9 Nov 1879;  d. 28 Jul 1881

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

Lawyer, John Cook

b. 9 Jun 1883;  d. 28 Jul 1893

 

Lawyer, Ray

b. 1878;  d. 1909

 

Lawyer, William R.

b. 1847;  d. 1910

 

Patterson, Ada F.

b. 1855;  d. 19--

 

Patterson, Albert J.

b. 1857;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Alice Ella

b. 1857;  d. 1896

 

Patterson, Alice R.

wf of J. J.

b. 1857;  d. 1880

 

Patterson, Earl W.

b.1886;  d. 1890

 

Patterson, Elizabeth

  See Davis, (Elizabeth Patterson)

 

Patterson, George

b. 5 apr 1839;  d. 28 Apr 1857

 

Patterson, Hewitt

b. 1851;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Jacob

d. 1 Jun 1868;  age 62y

 

Patterson, James

b. 19 Jul 1810;  d. 15 Mar 1895

 

Patterson, James N.

b. 25 Jun 1855; d. 29 Aug 1886

 

Patterson, John

b. 25 Apr 1827;  d. 4 Mr 1906

 

Patterson, Martha A.

b. 22 Nov 1834;  d. 1 Dec 1899

 

Patterson, Miner

b. 9 Jun 1819;  d. 25 Mar 1902

 

Patterson, Nancy A.

b. 18 Dec 1816;  d. 9 Mar 1883

 

Patterson, Rachel  (Grandma)

b. 7 Feb 1787;  d. 1 Mar 1864

 

Patterson, Robert

b. 6 Jan 1845; d. 13 Jun 1899

 

Patterson, Rose Ann

wf of Jacob

d. 14 Apr 1895;   age 77y

 

Patterson, Sally A.

b. 4 Jul 1826; d. 17 Dec 1916

 

Patterson, Wm

b. 1848;  d. 1924

 

 

Spalding, Emuline V.

b. 1825;  d. 1920

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spalding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spalding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

 

Document Source: Gravestone Records of Kent County 1925-1932

Location of Original: Grand Rapids Public Library

Transcribers: Evelyn Sawyer

Kent County Michigan Master Cemetery List

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URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/cemeteries/paris/oakgrove.html

Created: 5 December 2001

 

 

Transcriber:

Created:

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HELEN M.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Dec 1897 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Lawyer, son of Peter D Lawyer and Lydia M. Laraway in 1887. He was born on 05 Oct 1849 in Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jul 1923 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Helen M. Spaulding:

 

Oak Grove Cemetery  (G. S. 17)

Paris Township

Recorded by D. A. R. - 22 June 1926

(*See Cemetery Index for a picture of the cemetery.)

For further information you can call or write the following:

Grand Rapids Cemeteries - 2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Ph# (616) 831-1600

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

 

Allen, Auril

wf. of H. H.

d. 10 Jan 1878; age 73y 8m 20d

 

Allen, Auril D.

 

Bailey, Rilla A.  (Mother)

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

 

 

 

 

wf. of Thos.

b. 17 Feb 1803;  d. 4 Feb 1881

 

Chapman, Charles

b. 5 May 1837;  d. 30 Mar 1908

 

Clark, Charles W.

b. 1859;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Emma   (Wife)

b. 1869;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Sarah

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

5

 

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cook, Maria L.  (Mother)

b. 1841;  d. 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laraway, David

b. 1831;  d. 1910

 

Laraway, Martha J.

b. 1832;  d. 1915

 

Lawyer, Catherine P.

b. 1853;  d. 1901

 

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Lawyer, Freddie D.

b. 9 Nov 1879;  d. 28 Jul 1881

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

Lawyer, John Cook

b. 9 Jun 1883;  d. 28 Jul 1893

 

Lawyer, Ray

b. 1878;  d. 1909

 

Lawyer, William R.

b. 1847;  d. 1910

 

Patterson, Ada F.

b. 1855;  d. 19--

 

Patterson, Albert J.

b. 1857;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Alice Ella

b. 1857;  d. 1896

 

Patterson, Alice R.

wf of J. J.

b. 1857;  d. 1880

 

Patterson, Earl W.

b.1886;  d. 1890

 

Patterson, Elizabeth

  See Davis, (Elizabeth Patterson)

 

Patterson, George

b. 5 apr 1839;  d. 28 Apr 1857

 

Patterson, Hewitt

b. 1851;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Jacob

d. 1 Jun 1868;  age 62y

 

Patterson, James

b. 19 Jul 1810;  d. 15 Mar 1895

 

Patterson, James N.

b. 25 Jun 1855; d. 29 Aug 1886

 

Patterson, John

b. 25 Apr 1827;  d. 4 Mr 1906

 

Patterson, Martha A.

b. 22 Nov 1834;  d. 1 Dec 1899

 

Patterson, Miner

b. 9 Jun 1819;  d. 25 Mar 1902

 

Patterson, Nancy A.

b. 18 Dec 1816;  d. 9 Mar 1883

 

Patterson, Rachel  (Grandma)

b. 7 Feb 1787;  d. 1 Mar 1864

 

Patterson, Robert

b. 6 Jan 1845; d. 13 Jun 1899

 

Patterson, Rose Ann

wf of Jacob

d. 14 Apr 1895;   age 77y

 

Patterson, Sally A.

b. 4 Jul 1826; d. 17 Dec 1916

 

Patterson, Wm

b. 1848;  d. 1924

 

 

Spalding, Emuline V.

b. 1825;  d. 1920

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spalding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spalding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

 

Document Source: Gravestone Records of Kent County 1925-1932

Location of Original: Grand Rapids Public Library

Transcribers: Evelyn Sawyer

Kent County Michigan Master Cemetery List

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URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/cemeteries/paris/oakgrove.html

Created: 5 December 2001

 

 

Transcriber:

Created:

URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/ssi/footer.htm

 

 

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HELEN M.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Dec 1897 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Lawyer, son of Peter D Lawyer and Lydia M. Laraway in 1887. He was born on 05 Oct 1849 in Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jul 1923 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Helen M. Spaulding:

 

Oak Grove Cemetery  (G. S. 17)

Paris Township

Recorded by D. A. R. - 22 June 1926

(*See Cemetery Index for a picture of the cemetery.)

For further information you can call or write the following:

Grand Rapids Cemeteries - 2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Ph# (616) 831-1600

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

 

Allen, Auril

wf. of H. H.

d. 10 Jan 1878; age 73y 8m 20d

 

Allen, Auril D.

 

Bailey, Rilla A.  (Mother)

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

 

 

 

 

wf. of Thos.

b. 17 Feb 1803;  d. 4 Feb 1881

 

Chapman, Charles

b. 5 May 1837;  d. 30 Mar 1908

 

Clark, Charles W.

b. 1859;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Emma   (Wife)

b. 1869;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Sarah

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

5

 

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cook, Maria L.  (Mother)

b. 1841;  d. 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laraway, David

b. 1831;  d. 1910

 

Laraway, Martha J.

b. 1832;  d. 1915

 

Lawyer, Catherine P.

b. 1853;  d. 1901

 

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Lawyer, Freddie D.

b. 9 Nov 1879;  d. 28 Jul 1881

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

Lawyer, John Cook

b. 9 Jun 1883;  d. 28 Jul 1893

 

Lawyer, Ray

b. 1878;  d. 1909

 

Lawyer, William R.

b. 1847;  d. 1910

 

Patterson, Ada F.

b. 1855;  d. 19--

 

Patterson, Albert J.

b. 1857;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Alice Ella

b. 1857;  d. 1896

 

Patterson, Alice R.

wf of J. J.

b. 1857;  d. 1880

 

Patterson, Earl W.

b.1886;  d. 1890

 

Patterson, Elizabeth

  See Davis, (Elizabeth Patterson)

 

Patterson, George

b. 5 apr 1839;  d. 28 Apr 1857

 

Patterson, Hewitt

b. 1851;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Jacob

d. 1 Jun 1868;  age 62y

 

Patterson, James

b. 19 Jul 1810;  d. 15 Mar 1895

 

Patterson, James N.

b. 25 Jun 1855; d. 29 Aug 1886

 

Patterson, John

b. 25 Apr 1827;  d. 4 Mr 1906

 

Patterson, Martha A.

b. 22 Nov 1834;  d. 1 Dec 1899

 

Patterson, Miner

b. 9 Jun 1819;  d. 25 Mar 1902

 

Patterson, Nancy A.

b. 18 Dec 1816;  d. 9 Mar 1883

 

Patterson, Rachel  (Grandma)

b. 7 Feb 1787;  d. 1 Mar 1864

 

Patterson, Robert

b. 6 Jan 1845; d. 13 Jun 1899

 

Patterson, Rose Ann

wf of Jacob

d. 14 Apr 1895;   age 77y

 

Patterson, Sally A.

b. 4 Jul 1826; d. 17 Dec 1916

 

Patterson, Wm

b. 1848;  d. 1924

 

 

Spalding, Emuline V.

b. 1825;  d. 1920

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spalding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spalding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

 

Document Source: Gravestone Records of Kent County 1925-1932

Location of Original: Grand Rapids Public Library

Transcribers: Evelyn Sawyer

Kent County Michigan Master Cemetery List

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URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/cemeteries/paris/oakgrove.html

Created: 5 December 2001

 

 

Transcriber:

Created:

URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/ssi/footer.htm

 

 

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HELEN M.3 SPAULDING (Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Dec 1897 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles Lawyer, son of Peter D Lawyer and Lydia M. Laraway in 1887. He was born on 05 Oct 1849 in Michigan, USA. He died on 06 Jul 1923 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Helen M. Spaulding:

 

Oak Grove Cemetery  (G. S. 17)

Paris Township

Recorded by D. A. R. - 22 June 1926

(*See Cemetery Index for a picture of the cemetery.)

For further information you can call or write the following:

Grand Rapids Cemeteries - 2530 Kalamazoo SE., Grand Rapids, 49507

Ph# (616) 831-1600

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

 

Allen, Auril

wf. of H. H.

d. 10 Jan 1878; age 73y 8m 20d

 

Allen, Auril D.

 

Bailey, Rilla A.  (Mother)

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

 

 

 

 

wf. of Thos.

b. 17 Feb 1803;  d. 4 Feb 1881

 

Chapman, Charles

b. 5 May 1837;  d. 30 Mar 1908

 

Clark, Charles W.

b. 1859;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Emma   (Wife)

b. 1869;  d. 1906

 

Clark, Sarah

b. 1838;  d. 1909

 

5

 

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cook, Maria L.  (Mother)

b. 1841;  d. 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laraway, David

b. 1831;  d. 1910

 

Laraway, Martha J.

b. 1832;  d. 1915

 

Lawyer, Catherine P.

b. 1853;  d. 1901

 

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Lawyer, Freddie D.

b. 9 Nov 1879;  d. 28 Jul 1881

 

Lawyer, Hellen M. (Mother)

b. 11 Oct 1854;  d. 14 Dec 1897

 

Lawyer, John Cook

b. 9 Jun 1883;  d. 28 Jul 1893

 

Lawyer, Ray

b. 1878;  d. 1909

 

Lawyer, William R.

b. 1847;  d. 1910

 

Patterson, Ada F.

b. 1855;  d. 19--

 

Patterson, Albert J.

b. 1857;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Alice Ella

b. 1857;  d. 1896

 

Patterson, Alice R.

wf of J. J.

b. 1857;  d. 1880

 

Patterson, Earl W.

b.1886;  d. 1890

 

Patterson, Elizabeth

  See Davis, (Elizabeth Patterson)

 

Patterson, George

b. 5 apr 1839;  d. 28 Apr 1857

 

Patterson, Hewitt

b. 1851;  d. 1923

 

Patterson, Jacob

d. 1 Jun 1868;  age 62y

 

Patterson, James

b. 19 Jul 1810;  d. 15 Mar 1895

 

Patterson, James N.

b. 25 Jun 1855; d. 29 Aug 1886

 

Patterson, John

b. 25 Apr 1827;  d. 4 Mr 1906

 

Patterson, Martha A.

b. 22 Nov 1834;  d. 1 Dec 1899

 

Patterson, Miner

b. 9 Jun 1819;  d. 25 Mar 1902

 

Patterson, Nancy A.

b. 18 Dec 1816;  d. 9 Mar 1883

 

Patterson, Rachel  (Grandma)

b. 7 Feb 1787;  d. 1 Mar 1864

 

Patterson, Robert

b. 6 Jan 1845; d. 13 Jun 1899

 

Patterson, Rose Ann

wf of Jacob

d. 14 Apr 1895;   age 77y

 

Patterson, Sally A.

b. 4 Jul 1826; d. 17 Dec 1916

 

Patterson, Wm

b. 1848;  d. 1924

 

 

Spalding, Emuline V.

b. 1825;  d. 1920

 

Spalding, Orleans

d. 17 May 1889;  age 84y 9m 16d

 

Spalding, Rilla Ann

wf of Orleans

d. 16 Feb 1879;  age 62y 1m

 

Spalding, S. J. (Corporal)

n.d.

Co. A, 5th Mich. Inf.

 

Spaulding, DeWitt

b. 1840;  d. 1902

 

Spaulding, Dorothy E.

dau of Henry E. & Mary L.

b. 1899;  d. 1901

 

Spaulding, Lilly A.   (Wife)

o.d.  1858

 

 

Document Source: Gravestone Records of Kent County 1925-1932

Location of Original: Grand Rapids Public Library

Transcribers: Evelyn Sawyer

Kent County Michigan Master Cemetery List

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URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/cemeteries/paris/oakgrove.html

Created: 5 December 2001

 

 

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Created:

URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/ssi/footer.htm

 

 

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Notes for Charles Lawyer:

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Cemetery: OAK GROVE CEMETERY (Sign  -  View  -  Hilliker Headstone)

Alternative Name(s): Oakgrove Cemetery.

Section: 8

Street Address: NW corner of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  Access off Kalamazoo.

1401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ownership: City

 

John H. Laraway � 1907

 

One of Cascade pioneers, John H. Laraway, one of Cascade early pioneers, died at his nephew�s Charles Lawyer. John was born in Plymouth, Wayne Co., MI in 1832, the time Luther Lincoln came to Grandville, and came with his parents when an infant to Cascade in 1838, over 72 years ago. Over 3 score and ten, the allotted time of life but seventy-six. He lived in that township all his life, except when he was engaged in the service of his country. He was among the first to enlist in Kent County in the Old Third, and served until the close of the war, distinguishing himself at the Battle of Fair oaks. He was never married. He was of a general disposition and had the good esteem and deference of his friends and acquaintances, who were many. Peace to his memory.

 

 

        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

Notes for Charles Lawyer:

Lawyer, Chas.  (Father)

b. 5 Oct 1849;  d. 20 Jul 1923

 

Cemetery: OAK GROVE CEMETERY (Sign  -  View  -  Hilliker Headstone)

Alternative Name(s): Oakgrove Cemetery.

Section: 8

Street Address: NW corner of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  Access off Kalamazoo.

1401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ownership: City

 

John H. Laraway � 1907

 

One of Cascade pioneers, John H. Laraway, one of Cascade early pioneers, died at his nephew�s Charles Lawyer. John was born in Plymouth, Wayne Co., MI in 1832, the time Luther Lincoln came to Grandville, and came with his parents when an infant to Cascade in 1838, over 72 years ago. Over 3 score and ten, the allotted time of life but seventy-six. He lived in that township all his life, except when he was engaged in the service of his country. He was among the first to enlist in Kent County in the Old Third, and served until the close of the war, distinguishing himself at the Battle of Fair oaks. He was never married. He was of a general disposition and had the good esteem and deference of his friends and acquaintances, who were many. Peace to his memory.

 

 

   Charles Lawyer and Helen M. Spaulding had the following children:
     i. 

FREDDIE4 LAWYER was born on 09 Nov 1879. He died on 28 Jul 1881.

 

Notes for Freddie Lawyer:

Lawyer, Freddie D.

b. 9 Nov 1879;  d. 28 Jul 1881

 

Cemetery: OAK GROVE CEMETERY (Sign  -  View  -  Hilliker Headstone)

Alternative Name(s): Oakgrove Cemetery.

Section: 8

Street Address: NW corner of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  Access off Kalamazoo.

1401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ownership: City

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

JOHN CHARLES LAWYER was born on 09 Jun 1883. He died on 28 Jul 1893 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for John Charles Lawyer:

Lawyer, John Cook

b. 9 Jun 1883;  d. 28 Jul 1893

 

      
       
        
 26. 

WARREN A.(ZACH)3 PATTERSON (Miner2, Robert1) was born on 02 Jun 1849 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Oct 1938. He married Mary S. June, daughter of George June and Martha Ellison on 25 Feb 1874. She was born in 1849 in New York, USA.

 

Notes for Warren A.(Zach) Patterson:

Farmer in Cascade

WARREN A. (ZACH) PATTERSON, of Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., was born June 2, I849, and is a son of Miner Patterson, whose biography is printed in full elsewhere in this work. Warren A. remained on his father's farm until his twenty-fifth year, when he married, February 25, I874, Miss Mary S. June, a native of New York, but who was brought, at the age of six years, by her parents, George and Martha (Ellison) June, to Paris township, Kent county, Mich. The June family came to Paris township in 1854 and located on a farm, but soon afterward removed to and settled on a homestead near the home of the Shafer family, where they resided until they removed to the city of Grand Rapids, where the father died at the age of seventy-five years, and the mother at the age of seventy-one. The father was a shoemaker by trade, but on settling on his farm in Kent county, began his first outdoor work and cleared up the place. His three sons were named William M. James Henry and George N., and of these the first two reside in Grand Rapids; George N. married Delia M. Patterson, a sister of I"Zach," but died at the age of twenty-two years. His wife had died three years previously, at the age of twenty-eight, the mother of two children Hazel M. and Patty. The death of the mother took place at the birth of Patty, who soon followed the mother to the grave. The only daughter of George and Martha June is Mary S., now the the wife of i"Zach " Patterson. At his marriage, Mr. Patterson purchased an eighty-acre farm, for which he went partly in debt, and his father also presented him with a tract of forty acres, making a compact farm of I20 acres, and to this he added fifty acres. In I89I, he purchased the old John Webster homestead of sixty-two acres, just opposite his own homestead. He has erected two houses on his premises, carries on general farming, and has also I,ooo peach trees. For four years, beside, he sold milk in Grand Rapids. He has been very successful in all his undertakings, and is classed among the substantial agriculturists of Cascade township. In politics Mr. Patterson is a republican, attends the conventions of his party, and always works hard for the success of the party in its campaigns. Mrs. Patterson is a member of the Disciples' church at Cascade. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are three in number, and are named, in order of birth, Byron Q., Miner G. and Milo J. Of these, Byron was a student at the, State Agricultural college and enjoys farming. Mr. Patterson has also been the guardian of his niece, Hazel May June, since her eleventh year, and she is now a member of the family, and a double cousin to his own children. Mr. Patterson is very public spirited as well as generous, and is duly honored as such by all his fellow-citizens. Attention is once more called to the biography of Miner Patterson, in which many interesting facts are given relative to the Patterson family as a whole.

 

   
         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

WARREN A.(ZACH)3 PATTERSON (Miner2, Robert1) was born on 02 Jun 1849 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Oct 1938. He married Mary S. June, daughter of George June and Martha Ellison on 25 Feb 1874. She was born in 1849 in New York, USA.

 

Notes for Warren A.(Zach) Patterson:

Farmer in Cascade

WARREN A. (ZACH) PATTERSON, of Cascade township, Kent county, Mich., was born June 2, I849, and is a son of Miner Patterson, whose biography is printed in full elsewhere in this work. Warren A. remained on his father's farm until his twenty-fifth year, when he married, February 25, I874, Miss Mary S. June, a native of New York, but who was brought, at the age of six years, by her parents, George and Martha (Ellison) June, to Paris township, Kent county, Mich. The June family came to Paris township in 1854 and located on a farm, but soon afterward removed to and settled on a homestead near the home of the Shafer family, where they resided until they removed to the city of Grand Rapids, where the father died at the age of seventy-five years, and the mother at the age of seventy-one. The father was a shoemaker by trade, but on settling on his farm in Kent county, began his first outdoor work and cleared up the place. His three sons were named William M. James Henry and George N., and of these the first two reside in Grand Rapids; George N. married Delia M. Patterson, a sister of I"Zach," but died at the age of twenty-two years. His wife had died three years previously, at the age of twenty-eight, the mother of two children Hazel M. and Patty. The death of the mother took place at the birth of Patty, who soon followed the mother to the grave. The only daughter of George and Martha June is Mary S., now the the wife of i"Zach " Patterson. At his marriage, Mr. Patterson purchased an eighty-acre farm, for which he went partly in debt, and his father also presented him with a tract of forty acres, making a compact farm of I20 acres, and to this he added fifty acres. In I89I, he purchased the old John Webster homestead of sixty-two acres, just opposite his own homestead. He has erected two houses on his premises, carries on general farming, and has also I,ooo peach trees. For four years, beside, he sold milk in Grand Rapids. He has been very successful in all his undertakings, and is classed among the substantial agriculturists of Cascade township. In politics Mr. Patterson is a republican, attends the conventions of his party, and always works hard for the success of the party in its campaigns. Mrs. Patterson is a member of the Disciples' church at Cascade. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are three in number, and are named, in order of birth, Byron Q., Miner G. and Milo J. Of these, Byron was a student at the, State Agricultural college and enjoys farming. Mr. Patterson has also been the guardian of his niece, Hazel May June, since her eleventh year, and she is now a member of the family, and a double cousin to his own children. Mr. Patterson is very public spirited as well as generous, and is duly honored as such by all his fellow-citizens. Attention is once more called to the biography of Miner Patterson, in which many interesting facts are given relative to the Patterson family as a whole.

 

   Warren A.(Zach) Patterson and Mary S. June had the following children:
   53. i. 

MILO J.4 PATTERSON was born in 1879 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1965. He married IDA M. She was born in 1884.

 

        
         
   54. ii. 

BYRON Q PATTERSON was born on 28 Jan 1878. He married ADA M.. She was born in 1880 in Michigan, USA.

 

        
         
      iii. 

MINOR G PATTERSON was born on 28 Jan 1878. He died in 1965.

 

       
        
         
 27. 

JOHN JAMES3 PATTERSON (Miner2, Robert1) was born in 1851 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1926 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married EDITH. She was born in 1858 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1934. He married ALICE UNKNOWN. She was born in 1857. She died in 1880.

 

   
   John James Patterson and Edith had the following children:
      i. 

JOHN MAX4 PATTERSON was born on 08 Aug 1896.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

JAMES PATTERSON was born in 1883 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

JENNIE M PATTERSON was born in 1889 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

DELIA E PATTERSON was born in 1893 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
 28. 

DELIA MAY3 PATTERSON (Miner2, Robert1) was born in 1863. She married GEORGE N. JUNE. He was born in 1863 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1891.

 

   
         
   

Notes for George N. June:

Died at age 28

 

   George N. June and Delia May Patterson had the following children:
      i. 

UNKNOWN4 JUNE.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

UNKNOWN JUNE.

 

       
        
         
 29. 

MINER LINCOLN3 PATTERSON (Miner2, Robert1) was born in 1865. He died in 1931. He married SARAH ETTA MCKERSIE. She was born in 1868. She died in 1949.

 

Notes for Miner Lincoln Patterson:

Masonic Lodge Ada

 

   
   Miner Lincoln Patterson and Sarah Etta McKersie had the following children:
      i. 

RUBY4 PATTERSON was born in May 1896.

 

       
        
         
  
  
  
         
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RUBY4 PATTERSON was born in May 1896.

 

         
      ii. 

SARAH E. MCKERSIE was born in Nov 1870. She married MINER LINCOLN PATTERSON. He was born in 1866 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

UNKNOWN PATTERSON.

 

       
        
         
 30. 

JOHN M.3 PATTERSON (Chauncey2, Robert1) was born on 08 Oct 1847 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married LOUISA UNKNOWN. She was born on 18 Apr 1848 in New York, USA. She died on 26 May 1894.

 

   
   John M. Patterson and Louisa Unknown had the following children:
   53. i. 

MILO J.4 PATTERSON was born in 1879 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1965. He married IDA M. She was born in 1884.

 

        
         
      ii. 

NELLIE C. PATTERSON was born in 1877 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

FRED C. PATTERSON was born in 1873 in Michigan, USA. He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born in 1868.

 

       
        
         
 31. 

GEORGE MARTIN3 PATTERSON (Chauncey2, Robert1) was born on 01 Jul 1860 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1941. He married NETTIE I UNKNOWN. She was born in 1861. She died in 1945.

 

   
   George Martin Patterson and Nettie I Unknown had the following children:
      i. 

CAROL4 TOERNER was born in 1890 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

ARCHIE PATTERSON was born in 1881 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

GUY PATTERSON was born in 1887 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
 32. 

ROBERT B.3 PATTERSON MD (John M.2, Robert1) was born on 15 Aug 1863 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Michigan, USA. He married Nettie W. Wilbur, daughter of Hiram H. Wilbur and Mary Heintzelman on 18 Feb 1886. She was born in 1866 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1945.

 

Notes for Robert B. Patterson MD:

Robert E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on February 18, 1886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January I0, 1864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, 1827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in 1828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty  

 

 

t

 

 

hey were eminently fitted through his timely and substantial advice and instruction. With full realization of the responsibility of the right teacher, his aim has been to arouse new and higher aspiration in the youths who have sat in his classes, to draw out the best that was in them, and to fit them for nobler lives. Several of his former pupils pursued advanced courses in the higher institutions, and many now give much credit to him in leading them into the pleasant paths of peace and satisfaction incident to lives spent along the intellectual lines he pointed out. He kept the practical every-day side of life uppermost; and while he recognized the value of the greatest ethical culture, knows now that he has assisted young men and women to a better understanding of and ability to solve the practical questions so constantly pressing in this complicated existence. He has little sympathy in or love for many so-called advantages of the newer education, with its numerous fads and isms, but holds that the duty of the state is to better fit the youth to better fight life's every-day battles. His voice is heard in the various educational. associations in advocacy of a higher civilization, better school facilities, and more thoroughly equipped teachers, who understand something of human life and the philosophy underlying correct teaching. Mr. Patterson is also a teacher of vocal music, has a rich, superb voice, and his services are much sought on public occasions, where vocal music is in demand. Robert 1E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on. February i8, i886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January IO, i864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, i827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in i828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty

 

   
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

ROBERT B.3 PATTERSON MD (John M.2, Robert1) was born on 15 Aug 1863 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Michigan, USA. He married Nettie W. Wilbur, daughter of Hiram H. Wilbur and Mary Heintzelman on 18 Feb 1886. She was born in 1866 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in 1945.

 

Notes for Robert B. Patterson MD:

Robert E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on February 18, 1886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January I0, 1864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, 1827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in 1828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty  

 

 

t

 

 

hey were eminently fitted through his timely and substantial advice and instruction. With full realization of the responsibility of the right teacher, his aim has been to arouse new and higher aspiration in the youths who have sat in his classes, to draw out the best that was in them, and to fit them for nobler lives. Several of his former pupils pursued advanced courses in the higher institutions, and many now give much credit to him in leading them into the pleasant paths of peace and satisfaction incident to lives spent along the intellectual lines he pointed out. He kept the practical every-day side of life uppermost; and while he recognized the value of the greatest ethical culture, knows now that he has assisted young men and women to a better understanding of and ability to solve the practical questions so constantly pressing in this complicated existence. He has little sympathy in or love for many so-called advantages of the newer education, with its numerous fads and isms, but holds that the duty of the state is to better fit the youth to better fight life's every-day battles. His voice is heard in the various educational. associations in advocacy of a higher civilization, better school facilities, and more thoroughly equipped teachers, who understand something of human life and the philosophy underlying correct teaching. Mr. Patterson is also a teacher of vocal music, has a rich, superb voice, and his services are much sought on public occasions, where vocal music is in demand. Robert 1E. Patterson was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., August I 5, 1863, and is a son of John and Martha Ann (Spaulding) Patterson, of whom full mention will be made later on. February i8, i886, Mr. Patterson married Miss Nettie Wilbur, a daughter of Hiram H. and Mary (Heintzelman) Wilbur, who was born on Thornapple river, in Cascade town ship, January IO, i864. She likewise was a teacher for some time prior to her marriage. This union has been blessed with one son, Robert Wilbur, who is now nine years of age. Mr. Patterson owns two tracts of land, of forty acres each, and also operates forty acres of his father's farm. He breeds Percheron horses and Jersey cows, and has made several very satisfactory exhibitions of his stock at state fairs. As a republican, he has been quite active in the affairs of Cascade, acceptably filling several township offices. He has frequently been a delegate to republican county, district and state conventions. Widely read on all matters pertaining to the history of political parties, and public polity, and possessed of a vigorous command of the language, he is no mean antagonist in the debate of those questions affecting the general prosperity of the nation. John Patterson, father of Robert B., and a resident of Paris township, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., April 25, i827, and is a son of Robert and Rachel (DeLong) Patterson, who came with their family to Michigan in i828, and of whom further details may be read in the biography of Miner Patterson, on another page. John Patterson remained with his mother and brother Miner until his marriage, at the age of twenty-six, to Martha Ann Spaulding, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Quackenbush) Spaulding, who came to Kent county, Mich., in i844, and settled in Paris township, on the town line of Cascade, which land is now a part of the farm of J. J. Patterson. Some years later the parents removed to Cascade township, where the mother passed the remainder of her days, and later the father returned to the home of his son John, where his death took place at the age of sixty-two years. March 2, i854, Mr. Patterson settled on his present farm, which comprised eighty

 

   Robert B. Patterson MD and Nettie W. Wilbur had the following child:
     i. 

ROBERT WILBUR4 PATTERSON was born on 17 Dec 1889. He married EULA M. She was born in 1892.

 

      
       
        
 33. 

ALBERT J.3 PATTERSON MD (John M.2, Robert1) was born on 18 Feb 1859. He married Janet Brown, daughter of Hugh B. Brown on 05 Sep 1882 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Albert J. Patterson MD:

ALBERT J. PATTERSON, M. D., a regular practicing physician and surgeon of Grand Rapids, with his office and residence at No. 134 Plainfield avenue, was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., February 18, 1859. a son of John and Martha (Spaulding) Patterson, natives of the state of New York, who accompanied their parents to Michigan in 1836, were married in Kent county about 1846, and are now living on their farm in Paris township, aged seventy-two and sixty-four years, respectively. To John and Martha Patterson have been born four children, of whom the eldest, Charles E., is a physician of Grand Rapids; Albert J. is the subject of this sketch; Alice, twin of Albert J., is the wife of Dr. Pressey, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert is caring for his parents on the old hotnestead, to which his own farm lies adjacent. The early life of Albert J. Patterson was passed on the farm, but at the age of eighteen years he began teaching, and for four years taught the village school of Cascade, Mich. While thus employed he devoted his leisure hours to the study of medicine, attended Detroit Medical college three years, and graduated at the age of twenty-four. He began active practice in Kent county, at Sparta, where he remained two years, then practiced four years tn Cannonsburg, and Jannary 15, I888, settled in Grand Rapids, where he has achieved an enviable professional reputation. He has secured a competency through his medical skill, and, indeed, has never had a dollar given to him or donated to him, and even paid for his education with his own earnings. The doctor married, September 5, I882, at Cascade, Mich., Miss Janet Brown, daughter of Hugh B. Brown, J. P., and to this union was born one daughter-Lois Alice-May Io, I884, at Sparta. Fraternally, the doctor is a member of Grattan lodge, No. 196, F. & A. M.; of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Grand Rapids; of the A. O. U. W., the I. O. F., the K. O. T. M., the United Friends, and other orders.

 

   
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 3 (con't)
   

ALBERT J.3 PATTERSON MD (John M.2, Robert1) was born on 18 Feb 1859. He married Janet Brown, daughter of Hugh B. Brown on 05 Sep 1882 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Albert J. Patterson MD:

ALBERT J. PATTERSON, M. D., a regular practicing physician and surgeon of Grand Rapids, with his office and residence at No. 134 Plainfield avenue, was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., February 18, 1859. a son of John and Martha (Spaulding) Patterson, natives of the state of New York, who accompanied their parents to Michigan in 1836, were married in Kent county about 1846, and are now living on their farm in Paris township, aged seventy-two and sixty-four years, respectively. To John and Martha Patterson have been born four children, of whom the eldest, Charles E., is a physician of Grand Rapids; Albert J. is the subject of this sketch; Alice, twin of Albert J., is the wife of Dr. Pressey, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert is caring for his parents on the old hotnestead, to which his own farm lies adjacent. The early life of Albert J. Patterson was passed on the farm, but at the age of eighteen years he began teaching, and for four years taught the village school of Cascade, Mich. While thus employed he devoted his leisure hours to the study of medicine, attended Detroit Medical college three years, and graduated at the age of twenty-four. He began active practice in Kent county, at Sparta, where he remained two years, then practiced four years tn Cannonsburg, and Jannary 15, I888, settled in Grand Rapids, where he has achieved an enviable professional reputation. He has secured a competency through his medical skill, and, indeed, has never had a dollar given to him or donated to him, and even paid for his education with his own earnings. The doctor married, September 5, I882, at Cascade, Mich., Miss Janet Brown, daughter of Hugh B. Brown, J. P., and to this union was born one daughter-Lois Alice-May Io, I884, at Sparta. Fraternally, the doctor is a member of Grattan lodge, No. 196, F. & A. M.; of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Grand Rapids; of the A. O. U. W., the I. O. F., the K. O. T. M., the United Friends, and other orders.

 

   Albert J. Patterson MD and Janet Brown had the following child:
     i. 

LOIE A4 PATTERSON was born in 1884 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 34. 

ALICE3 PATTERSON (John M.2, Robert1) was born on 18 Feb 1859. She married AUSTIN PRESSEY MD. He was born in 1846 in New York, USA.

 

   
   Austin Pressey MD and Alice Patterson had the following child:
     i. 

MATTIE4 PRESSEY.

 

      
       
        
 35. 

MARIAH L.3 PATTERSON (Jacob2, Robert1) was born in 1841 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1908. She married Abraham F Cook, son of Jesse Cook and Rachel Fisher on 31 Dec 1859. He was born on 17 Nov 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA. He died in 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
        
   

Notes for Abraham F Cook:

COOK, Abram F. (w) 23, twp. Paris, and Maria PATTERSON (w) 18, same place.  31 Dec. 1859 by N. F. EVERTS, Min.  Miner PATTERSON, and Wm. F. COOK, witnesses.  3:240

 

 

 

 

REV N. F. EVERTS

 

ABRAM F. COOK.-Succeeding generations will search with interest and anxiety to learn something definite of those who, braving the dangers and sharing the privations incident to a new, wild country, peopled mainly with wild animals and still wilder men, carved out for themselves and their successors permanent and substantial homes, and, dying, passed from the scenes of effort, handing to sons and daughters a heritage made more honored and valued by the bravery and self-sacrifice shown in its making. Western New York was peopled mainly by those brave men who won undying honor and renown, as soldiers, under the gallant Sullivan, in the memorable expedition, during the Revolution, against the five nations who were seduced by British emissaries into taking up arms against the colonists. Steuben county especially presented attractions and advantages for many of them, and from such ancestors the Cook family, who were pioneers in Kent county, Mich., sprang. Jesse Cook was born in that grand county, name'd in honor of a hero; there married Rachael Fisher, and sought a home in Ontario. He was not of the brood that was contented to live under king and queen, and soon came into the then territory of Michigan. They settled at first at Pontiac, Oakland county,where they resided some thirteen years, and where Abram F. Cook was born on the I7th day of November, 1836. In the spring of I849, half a century ago, they came to Kent county, and going deep into a wilderness, secured the land that is now embodied in the farm of their son. Covered with beech and maple trees, centuries old, and presenting a defiant attitude in their broad branches, and great trunks three feet in thickness, that would have daunted any but a bravehearted, strong-armed, stout-limbed man, supported by a no less brave woman, to whom too much credit cannot be accorded in the encouragement extended and fortitude displayed. Not an ax had ever sounded in this wild, but now its blows could be heard, startling the birds and squirrels from their aerial homes. It was the first of millions such, and was followed up with Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city stroke and stroke, till a log house was erected, fields cleared, fences constructed, and another home was made where peace and contentment have reigned, from whence, in these later years, men have gone forth to take up other duties no less onerous or less important than those done half a century past. Here Jesse Cook made his home until called from earth, about 1874, at the age of seventy-six years. His widow survived him eleven years, when she passed away in her eighty-fourth year. Of their eleven children, ten grew to maturity, but of these four only now are living, viz: S. R. and J. R., of Cascade township; Abram F., the subject of this review, and Lydia M., a widow, residing in California. \William Cook, one of the sons, who lived in Cascade township, died about seven years ago, and his daughter, Lydia, is now a member of his brother's family. Abram F. Cook assisted his father on the home place until twenty-threeyearsold and then started in to make a separate set of improvements on the farm, and after his mother's death purchased the homestead, which he still owns and were he resides. At the age of twenty-three, also, Mr. Cook married Miss Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city.

 

   
  
  
  
   
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Notes for Abraham F Cook:

COOK, Abram F. (w) 23, twp. Paris, and Maria PATTERSON (w) 18, same place.  31 Dec. 1859 by N. F. EVERTS, Min.  Miner PATTERSON, and Wm. F. COOK, witnesses.  3:240

 

 

 

 

REV N. F. EVERTS

 

ABRAM F. COOK.-Succeeding generations will search with interest and anxiety to learn something definite of those who, braving the dangers and sharing the privations incident to a new, wild country, peopled mainly with wild animals and still wilder men, carved out for themselves and their successors permanent and substantial homes, and, dying, passed from the scenes of effort, handing to sons and daughters a heritage made more honored and valued by the bravery and self-sacrifice shown in its making. Western New York was peopled mainly by those brave men who won undying honor and renown, as soldiers, under the gallant Sullivan, in the memorable expedition, during the Revolution, against the five nations who were seduced by British emissaries into taking up arms against the colonists. Steuben county especially presented attractions and advantages for many of them, and from such ancestors the Cook family, who were pioneers in Kent county, Mich., sprang. Jesse Cook was born in that grand county, name'd in honor of a hero; there married Rachael Fisher, and sought a home in Ontario. He was not of the brood that was contented to live under king and queen, and soon came into the then territory of Michigan. They settled at first at Pontiac, Oakland county,where they resided some thirteen years, and where Abram F. Cook was born on the I7th day of November, 1836. In the spring of I849, half a century ago, they came to Kent county, and going deep into a wilderness, secured the land that is now embodied in the farm of their son. Covered with beech and maple trees, centuries old, and presenting a defiant attitude in their broad branches, and great trunks three feet in thickness, that would have daunted any but a bravehearted, strong-armed, stout-limbed man, supported by a no less brave woman, to whom too much credit cannot be accorded in the encouragement extended and fortitude displayed. Not an ax had ever sounded in this wild, but now its blows could be heard, startling the birds and squirrels from their aerial homes. It was the first of millions such, and was followed up with Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city stroke and stroke, till a log house was erected, fields cleared, fences constructed, and another home was made where peace and contentment have reigned, from whence, in these later years, men have gone forth to take up other duties no less onerous or less important than those done half a century past. Here Jesse Cook made his home until called from earth, about 1874, at the age of seventy-six years. His widow survived him eleven years, when she passed away in her eighty-fourth year. Of their eleven children, ten grew to maturity, but of these four only now are living, viz: S. R. and J. R., of Cascade township; Abram F., the subject of this review, and Lydia M., a widow, residing in California. \William Cook, one of the sons, who lived in Cascade township, died about seven years ago, and his daughter, Lydia, is now a member of his brother's family. Abram F. Cook assisted his father on the home place until twenty-threeyearsold and then started in to make a separate set of improvements on the farm, and after his mother's death purchased the homestead, which he still owns and were he resides. At the age of twenty-three, also, Mr. Cook married Miss Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city.

 

         
  
  
  
         
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Notes for Abraham F Cook:

COOK, Abram F. (w) 23, twp. Paris, and Maria PATTERSON (w) 18, same place.  31 Dec. 1859 by N. F. EVERTS, Min.  Miner PATTERSON, and Wm. F. COOK, witnesses.  3:240

 

 

 

 

REV N. F. EVERTS

 

ABRAM F. COOK.-Succeeding generations will search with interest and anxiety to learn something definite of those who, braving the dangers and sharing the privations incident to a new, wild country, peopled mainly with wild animals and still wilder men, carved out for themselves and their successors permanent and substantial homes, and, dying, passed from the scenes of effort, handing to sons and daughters a heritage made more honored and valued by the bravery and self-sacrifice shown in its making. Western New York was peopled mainly by those brave men who won undying honor and renown, as soldiers, under the gallant Sullivan, in the memorable expedition, during the Revolution, against the five nations who were seduced by British emissaries into taking up arms against the colonists. Steuben county especially presented attractions and advantages for many of them, and from such ancestors the Cook family, who were pioneers in Kent county, Mich., sprang. Jesse Cook was born in that grand county, name'd in honor of a hero; there married Rachael Fisher, and sought a home in Ontario. He was not of the brood that was contented to live under king and queen, and soon came into the then territory of Michigan. They settled at first at Pontiac, Oakland county,where they resided some thirteen years, and where Abram F. Cook was born on the I7th day of November, 1836. In the spring of I849, half a century ago, they came to Kent county, and going deep into a wilderness, secured the land that is now embodied in the farm of their son. Covered with beech and maple trees, centuries old, and presenting a defiant attitude in their broad branches, and great trunks three feet in thickness, that would have daunted any but a bravehearted, strong-armed, stout-limbed man, supported by a no less brave woman, to whom too much credit cannot be accorded in the encouragement extended and fortitude displayed. Not an ax had ever sounded in this wild, but now its blows could be heard, startling the birds and squirrels from their aerial homes. It was the first of millions such, and was followed up with Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city stroke and stroke, till a log house was erected, fields cleared, fences constructed, and another home was made where peace and contentment have reigned, from whence, in these later years, men have gone forth to take up other duties no less onerous or less important than those done half a century past. Here Jesse Cook made his home until called from earth, about 1874, at the age of seventy-six years. His widow survived him eleven years, when she passed away in her eighty-fourth year. Of their eleven children, ten grew to maturity, but of these four only now are living, viz: S. R. and J. R., of Cascade township; Abram F., the subject of this review, and Lydia M., a widow, residing in California. \William Cook, one of the sons, who lived in Cascade township, died about seven years ago, and his daughter, Lydia, is now a member of his brother's family. Abram F. Cook assisted his father on the home place until twenty-threeyearsold and then started in to make a separate set of improvements on the farm, and after his mother's death purchased the homestead, which he still owns and were he resides. At the age of twenty-three, also, Mr. Cook married Miss Maria L. Patterson, a daughter of Jacob and Rose Ann (Carlton) Patterson, and a niece of Miner Patterson, whose life sketch will be found on another page of this work; Mrs. Cook was born on a farm where the Paris schoolhouse now stands; she and her husband were school-mates and reared almost together from childhood. To their happy union have been born three children, viz: Frank J., who is abstracter in the county register's office, and resides in Grand Rapids. He had served as deputy register for two years, and for two years worked in the county treasurer's office. Byron L., the second child, was for six years in the commission house of Mosley & Stevens, Grand Rapids, where he attained an admirable record, being held in greatest respect by all his associates. He died July 26, I898, at the age of thirty-three years. He was a remarkably bright and industrious young man, whose friends were numbered by the score. Fred A., the third child, is the able assistant of his father on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are members of the Church of Christ at Cascade, of which he is one of the official board, and in politics is a republican, yet he is not at all demonstrative or aggressive in his political manifestations. Jacob Patterson, father of Mrs. Cook, died at the age of sixty-two years, and his wife at the age of seventy-eight. The latter was born in Washtenaw county, where she was married and was the mother of one child when they came to live in Kent county, where the last four years of her life were passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were eight in number, all of whom are still living excepting Frank, who died at the age of thirty-five years. The survivors are Sarah, of Fremont county, Iowa, and wife of Nelson Henry; Rilla, married to Edwin Bailey, of Paris, Mich. James of Oklahoma; Maria (Mrs. Cook); Clara, wife of H. H. Henshaw, of Chicago, Ill.; Hewitt, a mailcarrier, of Grand Rapids, and Bert, a boot and shoe dealer, of the same city.

 

   Abraham F Cook and Mariah L. Patterson had the following children:
   56. i. 

FRANK JUDSON4 COOK was born on 30 Oct 1860 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Jennie Thompson, daughter of Leroy L. Thompson and Eliza M. Earle on 21 Sep 1881. She was born on 16 Dec 1863.

 

        
         
      ii. 

BYRON L. COOK was born on 04 Nov 1867 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 26 Jul 1898.

 

Notes for Byron L. Cook:

Cook, Byron L.

b. 4 Nov 1867;  d. 26 Jul 1898

 

Cemetery: OAK GROVE CEMETERY (Sign  -  View  -  Hilliker Headstone)

Alternative Name(s): Oakgrove Cemetery.

Section: 8

Street Address: NW corner of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  Access off Kalamazoo.

1401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ownership: City

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

FRED H. COOK was born in 1879 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
 36. 

HEWITT M.3 PATTERSON (Jacob2, Robert1) was born in 1851. He died in 1923. He married ALICE ELLA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1857 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1896.

 

   
   Hewitt M. Patterson and Alice Ella Unknown had the following child:
      i. 

BOISE4 PATTERSON was born in 1887. He died in 1912.

 

       
        
         
 37. 

FRANKLIN MARKHAM3 DAVIS (Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in 1835. He married JULIA A. MCCORMICK.

 

   
   Franklin Markham Davis and Julia A. McCormick had the following children:
      i. 

MARY C. BELLE4 DAVIS was born in 1865.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

HENRY P. DAVIS was born in 1866.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

MINNIE DAVIS was born on 27 Oct 1867. She died on 16 Aug 1870.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

EDITH JULIA DAVIS was born in Jan 1876.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

BERTHA A. DAVIS was born in May 1880.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

ESTHER DAVIS was born in Jun 1881.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

MARK DAVIS was born on 24 Feb 1884. He died on 25 May 1884.

 

       
        
         
 38. 

ALONZO PERRY3 DAVIS (Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 23 Jan 1837. He died on 24 Feb 1921. He married BETSEY ANN CORNELL.

 

   
   Alonzo Perry Davis and Betsey Ann Cornell had the following children:
   57. i. 

JENNIE AMELIA4 DAVIS was born on 04 Nov 1868. She married George Henry Dunn on 22 Nov 1884. He was born on 02 Feb 1861 in Oswego, New York, USA.

 

        
         
  
  
  
         
 Generation 3 (con't)
      ii. 

FRANK DAVIS was born in 1870.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

HATTIE DAVIS was born in 1872.

 

       
        
         
      iv. 

NITTIE DAVIS was born in 1874.

 

       
        
         
      v. 

NELLIE DAVIS was born in 1876.

 

       
        
         
      vi. 

BESSIE DAVIS was born in 1876.

 

       
        
         
      vii. 

CARRIE DAVIS was born in 1879.

 

       
        
         
 39. 

HARRIET M.3 DAVIS (Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 18 Oct 1839. She married ANDREWN JACKSON COOK. He was born on 29 Dec 1834 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Feb 1905.

 

   
         
   

Notes for Andrewn Jackson Cook:

COOK, Jackson (w) 25, 29th Dec., last, Cascade, and Harriet M. DAVIS (w) 20, 18th Oct., last, Paris.  4 July 1860 at Paris by Horace Henshaw, J. P.  Joseph M. HENSHAW, and Chancy PATTERSON, witnesses.  3:261

 

   Andrewn Jackson Cook and Harriet M. Davis had the following child:
      i. 

JESSE4 COOK was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
 40. 

MINER T.3 DAVIS (Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 01 Feb 1842. He died on 12 Feb 1916. He married CLARISSA CORNELL. She was born on 09 Oct 1850 in Ingham, Michigan, USA. She died on 21 Jul 1901.

 

   
   Miner T. Davis and Clarissa Cornell had the following child:
   58. i. 

JOSEPH4 DAVIS was born on 22 May 1872. He married (1) CORA LEILLA CLARK on 14 Sep 1898. She was born on 19 Mar 1876. She died on 10 Feb 1903. He married (2) GRACE ANN IMBSON on 20 Oct 1910.

 

        
         
 Generation 4
         
 41. 

FRED R4 CARLTON (Josephine3 Patterson, James2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in Oct 1862. He married CORA E. She was born in Jan 1865.

 

   
   Fred R Carlton and CORA E had the following child:
      i. 

HAROLD5 CARLTON was born on 10 Dec 1896 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Mar 1969 in Detroit, Wayne, MI;. He married NELLIE M. She was born in 1928.

 

       
        
         
 42. 

WILLIAM P.4 CARLTON (Josephine3 Patterson, James2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in 1871. He married ETTA A. WALFORD, daughter of GEORGE WALFORD and MARTHA POWERS on 10 Nov 1891. She was born in Jun 1873 in New York, USA.

 

   
   William P. Carlton and ETTA A. WALFORD had the following children:
      i. 

RUSSEL5 CARLTON was born on 30 May 1892 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      ii. 

RUTH CARLTON was born on 11 Aug 1893 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

       
        
         
      iii. 

LAVERN PAUL CARLTON was born on 28 Nov 1899 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Jan 1952 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He married IRENE MARGUERITE WHITE. She was born on 20 Jul 1907 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA. She died on 18 Aug 1992 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA (Grand Lawn Cemetery).

 

       
        
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 4 (con't)
       

LAVERN PAUL CARLTON was born on 28 Nov 1899 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 07 Jan 1952 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He married IRENE MARGUERITE WHITE. She was born on 20 Jul 1907 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA. She died on 18 Aug 1992 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA (Grand Lawn Cemetery).

 

        
     iv. 

CAROLINE M. CARLTON was born in 1905 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

FLORENCE B. CARLTON was born in 1907 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     vi. 

ROBERT W. CARLTON was born on 04 Apr 1911 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Sep 1981 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     vii. 

LEWIS MONROE CARLTON was born on 08 Mar 1913 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in Mar 1966 in Broward, Florida, USA. He married WANETA EVELYN SHAFFER, daughter of JOHN SHAFFER and MAYME BURGES in 1933. She was born on 27 Dec 1916 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She died on 14 May 1987 in Carleton, Monroe, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     viii. 

GEORGE E. CARLTON was born on 10 Aug 1916 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 08 Mar 1991.

 

      
       
        
 43. 

CARRIE4 CARLTON (Josephine3 Patterson, James2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 06 Jul 1871. She married WILLIAM BELL.

 

   
   WILLIAM BELL and Carrie Carlton had the following children:
     i. 

ROBERT5 BELL was born in Feb 1892 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

CARROLL BELL was born in Jul 1893 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

GENEVEVA BELL was born in Mar 1895 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 47. 

CHARLES S.4 COOK (Mary Jane3 Spaulding, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born in 1861 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1921. He married GEORGIA E.PEET. She was born on 15 Oct 1868 in Michigan, USA. She died on 16 Nov 1968.

 

   
   Charles S. Cook and Georgia E.Peet had the following children:
     i. 

BEULAH M.5 COOK was born on 04 Sep 1891 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died in Aug 1967. She married MINER G. PATTERSON. He was born on 23 Aug 1886. He died in 1973 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

MINER LUTHENIUS COOK was born on 05 Dec 1893 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1985. He married ETHELYN F.RICE.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

MARY LUCRETIA COOK was born on 04 Feb 1898 in Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Apr 1958. She married NEETON OSTROM.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

ELIZABETH COOK was born on 20 May 1906 in Michigan, USA. She died on 29 Jan 1969. She married JOHN M. KRUM.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

HELEN COOK was born on 25 Sep 1908.

 

      
       
        
 48. 

CARRIE E.4 SPAULDING (Minor P.3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 10 Jul 1869 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Oct 1916 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles H. Kinsey, son of David Kinsey and Nancy Pletzer on 11 Feb 1890 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 15 Feb 1860 in Michigan, USA. He died on 16 Jun 1929 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Carrie E. Spaulding:

SPAULDING, Carrie, f, b. 10 Jul 1869 at Michigan. Parents: Miner Spaulding, b. Michigan and Lorane Spaulding, b. Michigan. Res. Michigan. Occ. Farmer. 1:116

 

   
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 4 (con't)
   

CARRIE E.4 SPAULDING (Minor P.3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 10 Jul 1869 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Oct 1916 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married Charles H. Kinsey, son of David Kinsey and Nancy Pletzer on 11 Feb 1890 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 15 Feb 1860 in Michigan, USA. He died on 16 Jun 1929 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Carrie E. Spaulding:

SPAULDING, Carrie, f, b. 10 Jul 1869 at Michigan. Parents: Miner Spaulding, b. Michigan and Lorane Spaulding, b. Michigan. Res. Michigan. Occ. Farmer. 1:116

 

   Charles H. Kinsey and Carrie E. Spaulding had the following children:
     i. 

MINER DAVID5 KINSEY was born on 26 Jul 1894 in Michigan, USA. He died on 03 Jan 1970 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA (Springbrook Nursing Residence in Kent County). He married (1) ELSIE IRENE OLDT, daughter of Maynard Oldt and Ira Oldt on 14 Jun 1916. She was born on 25 Jun 1897. She died on 11 Dec 1961. He married I ELIZABETH (BETTY) COLE. She was born in 1900. She died in 1974.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

RHEA LORRAINE KINSEY was born on 06 Sep 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 22 Apr 1978 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married JOSEPH E. CRONIN. He was born on 30 Jul 1879 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died in 1956 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 49. 

HELEN LORRAINE4 SPAULDING (Minor P.3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 22 Dec 1874 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 08 Dec 1938 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA. She married George W Kraft, son of John B. Kraft and Anna Esther Wismer on 04 Jun 1902. He was born on 26 Oct 1876 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Oct 1967 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   George W Kraft and Helen Lorraine Spaulding had the following children:
     i. 

WILLIAM DONALD5 KRAFT was born on 22 Mar 1910 in Middleville, Barry, Michigan, USA. He died on 08 Apr 1992 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Katherine Arbanas, daughter of Matthew Arbanas and Anna Kovacich in Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 27 Jul 1911 in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Colorado, USA. She died on 14 Nov 2003 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for William Donald Kraft:

Moved from Middleville to Harbor Springs to Caledonia to Grand Rapids to Cascade MI.

 

Parent ran a dry goods, shoes and grocery store in Caledonia. Katherine and Don were introduced by a mutual friend.  Don and Katherine ran a restaurant when they were first married called Don Kay.  They lived in Caledonia about 2 years and Donald started working at Herpolshimers selling shoes.  Don's brother-in-law Rudy got him in to Keeler Brass where he worked.  They first lived on Thomas St where Roger was born and then moved to Boston before moving to Kraft Ave.   

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

ESTHER LORRAINE KRAFT was born on 03 Aug 1903. She died on 28 Dec 1958 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 50. 

AGNESS JOSEPHINE4 SPAULDING (Charles Shepard3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 02 Sep 1869 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. She died on 02 Jun 1950 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She married Edward G Bradfield, son of Edward W. Bradfield and Ellen J. Bradfield in 1888 in Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born in Mar 1867 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 12 Aug 1950 in Emmet, Michigan, USA.

 

Notes for Agness Josephine Spaulding:

SPAULDING, Agness, f, b. 2 Sep 1869 at Caledonia. Parents: Chas Spaulding, b. Michigan and Almina Spaulding, b. Michigan. Res. Caledonia. Occ. Farmer. 1:112

 

   
   Edward G Bradfield and Agness Josephine Spaulding had the following children:
     i. 

HAZEL5 BRADFIELD was born in 1889.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

HERALD BRADFIELD was born in 1891 in Michigan, USA. He married LYLAH BRADFIELD. She was born in 1895 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
  
  
  
        
 Generation 4 (con't)
       

HERALD BRADFIELD was born in 1891 in Michigan, USA. He married LYLAH BRADFIELD. She was born in 1895 in Michigan, USA.

 

        
     iii. 

CLYDE BRADFIELD was born in 1892.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

GLADYS BRADFIELD was born in 1893.

 

      
       
        
     v. 

ETHELYN E BRADFIELD was born in 1899 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. She died in 1980 in Lansing, MI, USA. She married HOMER ST CLAIR. He was born in Michigan, USA. He died in 1960.

 

      
       
        
 51. 

CLARENCE E4 SPAULDING (Charles Shepard3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 26 Oct 1880 in Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA. He died on 08 Aug 1940 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married LUCY ANNE HERR. She was born on 07 Jul 1886 in Nithburg, Perth, Ontario, Canada. She died on 26 Dec 1946 in Ionia, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Clarence E Spaulding and Lucy Anne Herr had the following children:
     i. 

JOHN EDWARD5 SPAULDING was born on 13 Jul 1913 in Michigan, USA. He died on 04 Jun 1979 in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married SARAH ELLEN MCGINNIS. She was born on 23 May 1914 in McMillan, Luce, Michigan, USA. She died on 23 Apr 2006 in Hanover, Jackson, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

ELMER E SPAULDING was born on 08 Feb 1909. He died on 23 Mar 1997 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan, USA. He married DOROTHY STAHLE. She was born about 1913.

 

      
       
        
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ELMINA E SPAULDING was born about 1911 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 52. 

FRANK L4 SPAULDING (Ransom L.3, Aurilla Ann2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 19 Apr 1881. He died in 1953 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married ELLA MAE. She was born in 1893 in Michigan, USA. She died in 1983 in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Frank L Spaulding and Ella Mae had the following children:
     i. 

ROBERT5 SPAULDING was born in 1923.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

ADELINE SPAULDING was born in 1921.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

IRIS SPAULDING was born in 1919.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

LEOHA SPAULDING was born in 1915.

 

      
       
        
 53. 

MILO J.4 PATTERSON (Warren A.(Zach)3, Miner2, Robert1) was born in 1879 in Michigan, USA. He died in 1965. He married IDA M. She was born in 1884.

 

   
   Milo J. Patterson and Ida M had the following children:
     i. 

JUNE5 PATTERSON was born in 1910 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

LYLE PATTERSON was born in 1907 in Michigan, USA. He married BERTHA. She was born in 1909.

 

      
       
        
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WARREN PATTERSON was born in 1913 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
 54. 

BYRON Q4 PATTERSON (Warren A.(Zach)3, Miner2, Robert1) was born on 28 Jan 1878. He married ADA M.. She was born in 1880 in Michigan, USA.

 

   
   Byron Q Patterson and Ada M. had the following children:
     i. 

WARREN5 PATTERSON was born in 1913 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
  
  
  
        
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     ii. 

JUNE PATTERSON was born in 1910 in Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     iii. 

LYLE PATTERSON was born in 1907 in Michigan, USA. He married BERTHA. She was born in 1909.

 

      
       
        
 56. 

FRANK JUDSON4 COOK (Mariah L.3 Patterson, Jacob2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 30 Oct 1860 in Paris, Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Jennie Thompson, daughter of Leroy L. Thompson and Eliza M. Earle on 21 Sep 1881. She was born on 16 Dec 1863.

 

Notes for Frank Judson Cook:

Frank J. Cook.-The banking interests of Grand Rapids have no more able or worthy representative than Frank J. Cook, cashier of the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank. This institution opened its doors for business only in 1914, and its success, while rapid, has been of the sound and substantial kind, and today the bank occupies a recognized position among the large and important monetary enterprises of the city. Mr. Cook has been long before the public, for prior to entering the field of finance he was the incumbent of a number of city positions, and the able and reliable manner in which he discharged the duties of these offices did much to gain him the confidence of the people, so that when he entered upon his new venture he already had a large and representative following. Frank J. Cook is a product of the agricultural community of Kent county, having been born on a farm in Paris township, Oct. 30, 1860, a son of Abraham F. and Marie L. (Patterson) Cook.

 

 FRANK JUDSON COOK, county abstracter, was born in Paris township, Kent county, Mich., October 30, I860, and is the son of Abram F. and Maria (Patterson) Cook.

On the Ist day of July, I893, Mr. Cook was appointed tax collector in the city treasurer's office, Grand Rapids, under M. H. Sorrick, and served as such till January, I895, when he was appointed by Jonn T. Gould deputy register of deeds, the duties of which position he discharged in an eminently satisfactory manner until January, 1897. Previous to holding either of the above places, Mr. Cook served as treasurer of Paris township, to which he was elected in I890, serving as such until I894, when he was chosen township clerk, holding the latter office one term. In 1897, he was appointed county abstracter and has since given his attention to the office, proving himself in this, as in the various other stations to which he has been called, fully competent and most obliging and courteous in the discharge of the duties pertaining thereto. In addition to his duties as abstracter, Mr. Cook is also justice of the peace for Paris township, to which office he was elected for the full term of four years. Mr. Cook has had a very busy life, and in all of its relations he has fully met the expectations of his friends by acquitting himself with credit and honor. He is now in the prime of life, possesses genial manners and sound scholarship, and his years in the schoolroom, together with the time spent in the various official stations to which he has been called, have been the means of laying a broad foundation for a future of still greater efficiency and usefulness. On the 2Ist of September, I88I, Mr. Cook entered into the marriage relation with Miss Jennie Thompson, of Paris township. She is the daughter of Leroy and Eliza (Earl) Thompson, and her birth dates from the i6th day of December, I863. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the parents of two children Lillian M., born March 9, I884, and Arthur A., whose birth occurred on the 29th day of March, I893. The family are members of the Church of Christ, in Grand Rapids, and are highly esteemed in religious and social circles of the city. Mr. Cook is active in many fraternal, social and religious organizations, belonging to the Maccabees, Royal League and Knights of PyLhias, being past chancellor and commander of Cowan lodge, No. 89, of the order last named. He is a leading spirit in the Young Men's Republican club of Grand Rapids, holds the position of vice-president of the Lincoln club, and is an associate member of the New Era Life Insurance company of this city. In connection with his official duties, which, by the way, are many, he owns and personally superintends a successful green-house at his home in Paris township, the building covering 7,000 square feet of ground, and being supplied with a fine assortment of plants. The twenty-seven acres comprising his place are devoted to fruit growing and vegetable culture, and he obtains therefrom a comfortable income.

 

   
   Frank Judson Cook and Jennie Thompson had the following children:
     i. 

LILLIAN M.5 COOK was born on 09 Mar 1884. She married WILLIAM G. FOSTER.

 

      
       
        
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ARTHUR M. COOK was born on 29 Mar 1893. He married FLORENCE.

 

      
       
        
  
  
  
        
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 57. 

JENNIE AMELIA4 DAVIS (Alonzo Perry3, Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 04 Nov 1868. She married George Henry Dunn on 22 Nov 1884. He was born on 02 Feb 1861 in Oswego, New York, USA.

 

   
   George Henry Dunn and Jennie Amelia Davis had the following children:
     i. 

ELVA G.5 DUNN was born on 06 Jul 1885 in Kent, Michigan, USA. She married ALGER RANDOLPH STREETER. He was born on 08 Nov 1887 in Nelson, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
     ii. 

CHESTER ALONZO DUNN was born on 21 Dec 1886 in Kent, Michigan, USA. He married Anna M. Russell in 1916 in Kent, Michigan, USA. She was born on 04 Nov 1868 in Courtland, Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
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ORPHA LUCILLE DUNN was born on 23 Aug 1888.

 

      
       
        
     iv. 

EARL HERBERT DUNN was born on 20 Aug 1890 in Kent, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
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MARY ANN DUNN was born on 24 Mar 1904. She married Wlater Lawrence Carpenter in 1926 in Kent, Michigan, USA. He was born on 10 Apr 1901 in Long Lake, Grand Traverse, Michigan, USA.

 

      
       
        
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JOSEPH4 DAVIS (Miner T.3, Elizabeth2 Patterson, Robert1 Patterson) was born on 22 May 1872. He married (1) CORA LEILLA CLARK on 14 Sep 1898. She was born on 19 Mar 1876. She died on 10 Feb 1903. He married (2) GRACE ANN IMBSON on 20 Oct 1910.

 

   
   Joseph Davis and Cora Leilla Clark had the following child:
     i. 

JOSEPH A.5 DAVIS was born in 1902. He married RUTH M. BODEN.

 

      
       

 

 

 

 

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