1902 TUSCOLA COUNTY
Son of James and Eliza Byington, born December 8, 1849, in Macomb
Township, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. His
parents came to Wells Township, Tuscola County, in 1858, and settled on Section
33. Married Anna A. Putnam,
December 24, 1878. She was born May 17, 1863, in Wells Township, Tuscola County,
Michigan. They have four children,
Martha M., born September 18, 1879; Robert J., born January 18, 1881, and died
in infancy; Mary E., born April 8, 1885; Lulu E. born June 19, 1886.
Son of David A. and Eunice Clark, born March 3, 1833, in Erie County, N.
Y. His father died when Henry was
fourteen years old and left a family of seven children, of which Henry was the
oldest. Henry, his mother and the
younger children came to Macomb County, Michigan, between 1855 and 1860, and
lived there until after the close of the Civil War.
Henry Clark enlisted in Company H, Second Michigan Cavalry, U. S. V., in
September, 1861, and served three years, and re-enlisted in the same company and
regiment, and served until August, 1865. After
his discharge he returned to Macomb County.
A few years later he and his mother moved to Bloomington, Ill., where
they lived five years, returning to Kalamazoo.
Married Eliza I. Lettelier, March 17, 1873, in Bloomington, Ill.
She was born May 14, 1845, in Tenton, N. J.
Children born to them seven, Albert, born January 27, 1874, and died in
infancy; Anna 1876; Henry D., born March 25, 1879; Maud E., born February 25,
1882, Charles, born July 8, 1885; Sarah, born December 4, 1888.
Son of Thomas and Amelia Hunter, born February 15, 1856, in Sounthwold
Township, Elgin County, Ontario. He
lived with his parents until 1883. Married
Mary Moore, January 12, 1881, at the home of Mrs. Hunterís parents, in
Sounthwold, Ontario. She was born
August 25, 1854, in Trafalgar Township, Ontario.
In 1883 they came to Dayton Township, Tuscola County, and settled on the
farm where they now live. His
father bought the farm for him. There
were only about ten acres cleared. Since
he came on it in 1883 he has cleared two hundred and ten acres, built a brick
house, nice large barn and other good buildings and improved it generally. He has held several township offices. They have seven children, Herbert G., born November 30, 1883;
Maxwillo, born January 29, 1885; Sadie A., born March 21, 1887; Nettie M., born
May 23, 1889; Edith B., born October 8, 1891; Alexander, born April 19, 1893;
Floran L., born May 21, 1895.
Son of Lyman B. and Clarissa H. Hardy, born February 16, 1872, in
Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents moved
to Fenton, Genesee County, in 1873. In
1883 they moved to Fremont Township, Tuscola County.
He lived with his parents until 1892, when he went to work for the Pere
Marquette R. R. Co He worked for
them four years, then worked for the Lake Shore R. R. Co. for a year and a half. Then he resigned and returned to Fremont and worked his
fatherís farm. Married Zelpha
Day, March 2, 1895. She was born
March 30, 1873, in Dayton Township. They
have two children, Hazel E., born February 3, 1897; Lorraine V., born in 1898.
Son of Robert and Catherine, born July 16, 1847, in Walpool Township,
Haldaman County, Ontario. Mr.
Hodgesí father died when he was eleven years old.
Mr. Hodges was second oldest of a family of seven, and remained with his
mother until he was twenty-five years old.
Mr. Hodges with his mother, brothers and sisters, drove through with a
wagon from Ontario to Dayton Township, and settled on Section 28, where his
mother died years after. Married
Sarah A. Putnam, April 21, 1872. She
was born in Ontario in 1851. They
had six children; three died in infancy; James S., born July 5, 1874; Etta M.,
born July 4, 1881; Fredrich, born January 29, 1885.
Mrs. Hodges died October 14, 1888. Mr.
Hodges married Minnie Crysler, February 20, 1889.
Children born to them three, Earl H., born January 15, 1890; Alva E.,
born January 2, 1892; Florence A., born October 2, 1896.
Son of Oliver and Lucinda, born February 27, 1866, in Metamora Township,
Lapeer County, Michigan. Married
Annie B. Cameron, November 2, 1886. She
was born February 8, 1867, in Watford, Ontario.
Her parents came to Michigan and settled in Lapeer County in 1881.
Soon after his marriage Mr. Moses took charge of his fatherís farm and
remained there nine years, at the end of which he bought his present farm in
Dayton Township. They have five
children, Oliver H., born November 21, 1887; Bertha, born March 28, 1889;
Florence E., born July 11, 1894; Mabel A., born January 3, 1897; Glen E., born
January 1, 1900.
Son of Nelson D. and Rebecca Phelps, born February 25, 1869, in Dayton
Township, Tuscola County. Mr.
Phelps parents came from Elgin County, Ontario, to Tuscola County in 1857.
In 1858 Mr. Phelps pre-empted eighty acres, and soon after bought an
eighty, and shortly after this he bought eighty acres of primary school land,
where he built and where they have lived ever since.
Mr. Nelson Phelps died July 13, 1900, since which time his son, John N.
has moved onto the homestead and taken charge of the business for his mother.
Mr. Nelson Phelps was a native of New York, and Mrs. Phelps a native of
Canada. Mr. John Phelps made his
home with his parents until 1890. Married
Louisa M. Goodell, October 12, 1892. She
was born January 15, 1868, in Dayton Township, Tuscola County.
Children born to them four, Stewart G., born October 12, 1893; Asa R.,
born April 6, 1896; Morris, born June 9, 1898; Amelia, born July 5, 1900.
Son of Leroy and Margaret Phelps, born May 8, 1871, in Dayton Township.
His parents came to Tuscola County in 1860 and settled on Section 18, and
in 1866 bought the farm they now live on. Mr.
Truman Phelps has had charge of the farm of late years and lives with his
parents on the homestead.
Son of Nelson and Rebecca Phelps, born April 23, 1876, in Dayton
Township. Mr. Phelps made
his home with his parents until 1901, when he bought the farm he now
lives on. Married Mabel M. Hammond, March 19, 1896.
She was born April 12, 1876, in Cass County, Michigan.
In 1881 her parents moved to Tuscola County.
Children born to them three, Leland H., born September 9, 1896; Dorothy,
born October 16, 1898, and Pilla, born October 26, 1900.
Son of Philip and Mary Traubenkraut, born September 21, 1872, in North
Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio. His
parents came to Tuscola County in 1882, and Mr. Philip Trawbenkraut bought the
farm he lives on in Dayton Township in 1885.
Mr. Henry Traubenkraut made his home with his parent until 1897.
He has been running a stream thresher in Tuscola County for the past six
years, and is well known. Married
Lucy Hulburt, August 27, 1900, in Reese. She
was born March 17, 1882, in Almont. Soon
after their marriage they moved onto their farm on Section 11, where he is now
Son of Thomas K. and Ann Underwood, born June 1, 1859, in Rochester,
Michigan. Mr. Underwood made his
home with his parents until he was twenty-one.
He taught school from 1875 to 1881, when he came to Tuscola county.
Married Blanche Smith, June 8, 1884.
She was born in Malone, N. Y., October 28, 1863, and came to Tuscola
County in 1884. Mr. Underwood has
made a business of bee keeping and has two branch apiaries, one in Lapeer County
and one in Huron County, and has about fifty swarms at his home.
Mr. Underwood has always taken great interest in educational matters.
He was instrumental in organizing Fractional District, No. 7, and was
director eleven years.
Son of Frederick and Mary J. Van Fleet, born May 19, 1853, in Troy,
Oakland County. His mother died
when he was two days old. He was adopted by James and Leah Quick, and lived with them
until 1878. Then he was for several
years unsettled and did several kids of work, until in 1881 he came to Dayton
Township, where he has since resided. Married
Florence E. Hause, May 17, 1893. She was born October 4, 1860, in Canoga Township, Seneca
County, N. Y., where they were married. They
have three children, Stella, born August 14, 1897, and died in infancy; Floyd
born November 8, 1898, and died September 2, 1899.
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