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Zina(aka William)8 Brainard (Zachariah7, Levi6, Zechariah5, Zachariah4, Elijah3, Elijah2, Daniel1)was born April 15,1855 in Oakfield, NY. He migrated to Michigan prior to 1880 with his siblings and his father Zachariah. He married IDA MAE AUSTIN, b. Apr. 1, 1866, dau of Ira Austin and Lydia Stevens, on Sep. 30, 1883 in Pleasantview, Emmet Co,. MI. Zina died in 1902 in Fayette Co, IL. Ida Mae Brainard died on Mar. 26, 1900 in Bear Creek, MI. She is buried in Curtiss Cemetery in Petosky, MI.

Children of ZINA BRAINARD and IDA AUSTIN:

i.Grover9 Clevelandb. March 3, 1885Onondaga, MI
ii.Arthurb. 1887d. at birth
iii.Maeb. October 15, 1890in Petosky, MI
iv.Pearlb. September 25, 1893in Petosky, MI
v.Harveyb. 1895d. 1896


After Ida Mae's death Zina (known as William) gave over the care of the remaining children to Ida's sister, and along with his oldest son Grover left for Fayette Co., IL. Where in 1900 he shows up in that county's census as William Brainard, a widower, with his son Grover. Zina (aka William) is listed as a grocer. After his death, his son Grover went on to join a wild west show and travel before returning to his native Michigan.


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