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1921 Farmers’ Directory of Melville Township

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Anderson, L. A. Wf. Mathilda; ch.Emmert and Lucile. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 160 ac., sec. 36. (18.) Breeder of Poland China Hogs. Andresen, Christ. Wf. Hansena; ch. Mary, Nina, Emil, Estra, Hu1ga and Hannah. P. O. Audubon,R. 3. R. 240 ac., sec. 26. (22.) Owner, H. M. McClanahan. Andrews, James. Wf. Allie; ch. Lois and Harvey. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 160 ac., sec. 28. (37.) Breeder of Poland China Hogs and Holstein Cattle. Arts, John N. Wf. Dorothy; ch. Nora L. P. O.Audubon, R. 3. O. 120 ac., sec. 22. (20.) Beurns, James. Wf. Ida; ch. Minnie, John, Albert, Monroe, Bessie, Labelle, Lottie and McKinley. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. R. 80 ac., sec. 24. (45.) Owner, Annis Weighton. Black, Benjamin. Wf. Mattie; ch. Wayne, Everett, Lucile and Therm. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 24. (33.) Blake, J. R. P. O. Guthrie Center. R. 160 ac., sec. 36. (3.) Owner, Almira Blake. Blohm, F. E. Wf. Ruth. P. O. Hamlin, R. 1. R. 120 ac., sec. 32; R. 40 ac., sec. 31. (27.) Owner, E. F. Bilharz. Brown, A. W. Wf. Lennie; ch. Virginia and Dorothy. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. Store in sec. 13. (15.) Buckner, C. E. We. Kathrine; ch. George and Lewis. P. O. Audubon, R. 2. O. 120 ac., sec. 9;O. 40 ac., sec. 4. (35.) Burris, W. M. Wf. Lena. P. O. Audubon, R. 3.R. 80 ac., sec. 14. (25.) Bylund, Axel. Wf. Vendla; ch. Edna and...

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after. Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great...

Seneca County New York Biographies

In the 1980’s a series of newsletters were published four times a year by Seneca County NY featuring historical information concerning Seneca county and her past residents. The current historian for Seneca County placed these online using PDF files. One of the main features of each edition were biographical sketches of early settlers of Seneca County. Unfortunately, while they provided an index inside of a spreadsheet for the 189 biographies, it is difficult for the average user to quickly get around. I’ve taken their spreadsheet and linked each edition to the PDF file. Once you’ve found the biography you want, click on the newsletter edition and then browse the pages until you find the specific biography you were looking for. This should help you find these wonderful biographies a little easier. SurnameGivenNewsletter Edition AckleyBenjaminSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleyJacobSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleySamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleySamuel J.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 3 No. 3 AlexanderWilliam H.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 4 No. 2 AllenSilasSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 AlmySamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 4 No. 1 ArmstrongJohnSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 3 No. 1 BachmanJosephSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 1 BaileyEbenezerSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 4 BaileyGeorge & SamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeJohnSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeMahlonSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgePeterSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BaldwinJonas C.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 2 BangsAbnerSeneca County History...

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Biography of James Fleming

James Fleming, County Attorney for Peel, is a native of this Province, and was born in the Township of Vaughan, County of York, June 20, 1839. His parents, Robert and Marian (McMillan) Fleming were from Scotland. He was educated in common schools, the Normal School at Toronto, and in private; studied law with Henry B. Morphy, of Toronto; was called to the Bar in Easter term, 1866, and since that time has been in constant practice at Brampton. He does business in all the Courts, and from the start has had a liberal practice, his first experience at the Bar being gained in the defence of the Fenian prisoners at Toronto, in 1866-67. He is of the firm of Morphy and Fleming. Our subject was appointed Deputy Judge of the County in 1876, acting in the absence of Judge Scott, and resigned that office to accept that of County Attorney, tendered him in December, 1879. Mr. Fleming has had a good deal of experience in his profession for a man of his age. He has been Crown Counsel on various circuits, taking part in several important trials, and acquiting himself with great credit. He is a very forcible and impressive speaker, and has great influence with a jury. His reputation as a lawyer is fast becoming provincial. Mr. Fleming is a member of the High School Board, and has been for several years, and not only interests himself in educational matters, but in local enterprises generally, thoroughly identifying himself with the progress of the town. Mr. Fleming is a Liberal in politics, and being a positive man, and half-hearted...

Biography of Sandford Fleming, C.E.; C.M.G.,

Sandford Fleming, Engineer-in-Chief of the Pacific Railway, is a son of Andrew Greig Fleming, and Elizabeth née Arnot, and was born in Kirkaldy, Scotland, January 7, 1827. He was educated in’ the grammar school of his native town; paid special attention to the mathematics, and at an early age was articled to an engineer and surveyor, John Sang, a gentleman well known in North Britain, more especially in connection with water works and other works of various kinds. In 1845 Mr. Fleming came to Canada, finding but little employment for several years, and engaging, meanwhile, in various congenial pursuits of a scientific or professional character. In 1852 he was appointed 2nd Assistant Engineer under Messrs. Cumberland, Chief, and Mr. Brunel, 1st Assistant on the engineering staff on the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron (now the Northern) Railway of Canada. He remained for eleven years in the employment of that Railway Company, and for about two-thirds of the time was Chief Engineer of the road. About the same period he was also Chief Engineer of the Northwest Railway, the Toronto Esplanade, and other important works. In 1863 he was sent to England as a delegate, bearing a memorial from the people of the Red River settlement, praying for the opening of such a line of road as would afford that settlement free access without dependence on a foreign power; and in the same year was appointed by the Governments of the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and also by the Imperial Government, to conduct the preliminary survey of the Intercolonial Railway. That important task he accomplished, completing all...

Biography of Mary Fleming

Margaret, born August 11, 1822, married Andrew Beaty of Lowndes County and reared her family near Valdosta. The Crawfords and Dashers of Valdosta are descendants of this family. Miles, the eldest son of William and Marina Bembry, was born January 28, 1826, and was thirteen years old when his father died. He was determined to make for himself a place in his county, and immediately went to work to that end. When only seventeen, he married Sarah Ann Lancaster, July 24, 1843, and in a few years became one of Pulaski County’s wealthiest and most influential landowners. He reared the following sons, who were lifelong citizens of Pulaski County, and who helped materially in its development: William Washington, born September 21, 1844; Robert Taylor, born June 3, 1850; and Herschel Franklin, born May 2, 1855. William, broken in health during his service in the War Between the States, died August 3, 1864, soon after returning home from the war. Robert T. a student at Tenfield, now Mercer University, married Sarah Carruthers, daughter of Washington Carruthers, another Pulaski pioneer, on May 18, 1871. He died September 9, 1894. The following children were reared at the home near Hawkinsville, built soon after their marriage, and where Mrs. Bembry now lives Eunice, Roscoe T., Burnett W., Annie, Robert, and Emily. Eunice attended college in Knoxville, Tenn., and taught school for several years. She married T. J. Mills, of Whigham, Ga., December 1, 1911. They now reside at Whigham, where Mr. Mills is engaged in business and is mayor of the city. Roscoe T., who farms extensively and is a contractor and builder...

Biography of James Ferdinand Fleming

One of the most interesting of the pioneer citizens of Pulaski was James Ferdinand Fleming. His parents, James and Elizabeth Leonard Fleming, came from South Carolina in 1855 and settled at “Seven Miles Farm,” where he was born on June 8, 1858. When quite young he learned his first lesson in thrift by hauling logs to pay his tuition to private school. He proved himself a good student and won a certificate of merit. He began business as a farmer, but in 1883 he entered the mercantile business, which he continued successfully in the same building until his death. His one recreation was fishing. He gave most of his time to the Methodist Church, of which he was a steward for over thirty years. His love of singing overshadowed all other of his religious activities, he being Sunday school director for twenty-five years, and he was known throughout the State as a religious singer. His wife was Emily Gibson, daughter of Tilton Eugene Gibson and Julia Kenan. She was born in Quincy, Florida, October 27, 1863, and died in Hawkinsville, April 25, 1924. She was also a member of the Methodist Church, and -was an outstanding Bible student. She served as president of the Woman’s Missionary Society, as president of the League, as teacher in Sunday school for twenty years, and as vice president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Being a direct descendant of Major Nehemiah Tilton of Delaware, she was a charter member of the Hawkinsville Chapter, D. A. R., and also a member of the U. D. C. Chapter. Two children, Edith Josephine (Mrs. J. B....
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