Livingston County Genealogical Society

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Queries are accepted and published from members and non-members.

A query needs to have a connection to Livingston County.

Queries may be emailed but must also include a postal address for replies.

Donations to support the society projects and volunteers are appreciated.

Send your queries to:
Query Chairman – LCGS Newsletter
P.O. Box 1073
Howell, MI 48844-1073

January – March 2017

WINES/GANNON – Researching George John WINES b. 8 Dec 1814, d. 19 Jan 1906 and wife Mary (GANNON) WINES 1831-1911 with son Michael T. WINES b. 9 May 1858, d. 9 May 1935. Both are first on the 1880 Census for Livingston County. Any inf. greatly appreciated. ~ Linda (Wines) Bufford, 1861 James Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.

EMERSON – Researching Sherman T. EMERSON b. 1869. In 1940 was living in Oceola with wife Etta B. He d. 1947 living in the Livingston County Infirmary for the Aged. In 1913 he had lost his youngest son in a combine accident. Any information appreciated. ~ Roxann Wilkinson, 915 Dunlap, Lansing, MI 48910.

CHRISPELLL/CRISPELL/CRISPA/CHRISPBALL/CHRISTFORD – Researching for inf. on Martha Ann dtr. of Mary Ann RIDER and Joseph CHRISPELL who were md. in Washtenaw county 19 Mar 1836. Had dtrs.: Angelina b. 1839, Martha b. 1840/41, Sarah b. 1848. By 1850 C Joseph is not found but Martha is still in Salem, Washtenaw. Is there a connection to Jacob Crispell who owned land in Livingston County about the same time? ~ Martha Pierce, 1448 White Columns Blvd., Canton, GA 30115.

GRAHAM/NELSON – Charles GRAHAM b. 1848 in Hartland, Livingston, MI. Death unknown. Md. Caroline NELSON, July 1871 in Hartland. She was b. 30 May 1846 in Oceola, Livingston, MI and d. in Brighton in 1931. Caroline was md. #2 Munson DICKINSON and #3 Harvey BAILEY. Charles and Caroline had 2 children: Effie and Frank. Have inf. on Effie but am confused on Frank. He was b. 1878 and looking for his death. Lakeview Cemetery says he d. 23 Feb 1927 but he appears on the 1930 Census living with his Mother and her obituary 22 February 1931 says she is survived by son Frank. A correct death showing his parents would be helpful. ~ William Glendening, 15 John Street, Homer, NY 13077.

BENJAMIN – Looking for the research of Mrs. Azalia BENJAMIN regarding BENJAMINs of Livingston County. ~ Dave Michnal, 1514 17th St. NW, Apt 213, Washington, DC 20036.

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