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John R. Williamson1,2,3

b. 5 November 1866, d. 5 May 1924
     John R. Williamson was born on 5 November 1866 (the 1900 census says November 1867) in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana.4,5 He was the son of Henry Harrison Williamson and Melzene M. Wantz.4,6 He married Emma S. Jenkins on 25 September 1887 in Whitley Co., Indiana.7,4 He died on 5 May 1924 at home in South Whitley, Whitley Co., Indiana, at age 57 from apoplexy, after being ill for over four years.4 He was buried on 7 May 1924 at South Whitley Cemetery (Section H, Site 15-25) in Whitley Co., Indiana. Funeral services were at the South Whitley Baptist Church, with Rev. Stith officiating.4,1
     John R. Williamson lived in Whitley Co., Indiana, all of his life.4 He and his wife Emma were living in Cleveland Twp. in 1900 and 19105,8, and in Columbia City in 1920. In 1920 Emma's sister Gertie was living with them.9 He was a farmer most of his life, but worked in a saw mill after moving to Columbia City.5,8,9
     He and Emma had no children.5,8,9
     In his mother's will, dated 11 July 1921, the bulk of her estate was left to him and his brothers Delmar and Rolla, since they "have treated me with uniform kindness and respect and I have great affection for them." However, he was in ill health at the time, and if he were to die during her lifetime (and he did), his share was to go to Delmar and Rolla.6,4

Citations

  1. [S1184] Michael Hayes and Julia Hayes, South Whitley Cemetery.
  2. [S82] S. P. Kaler and R. H. Maring, History of Whitley County Indiana, pp. 770,771.
  3. [S85] Obituary, Henry Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 5 February 1920.
  4. [S87] Obituary, John Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 8 May 1924.
  5. [S2153] 1900 U. S. Census, John R. Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  6. [S286] Melzene Williamson will.
  7. [S1171] Beverly Henley, Betty Grable, Becky Wiseman and Jeanette Brown, Whitley County, Indiana, Marriages, 1838-1910, from Marriage Book 4, p. 268.
  8. [S2154] 1910 U. S. Census, John R. Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  9. [S2155] 1920 U. S. Census, John Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.

Emma S. Jenkins1,2

b. June 1863, d. 1953
     Emma S. Jenkins was born in June 1863 in Ohio.3,2 She married John R. Williamson, son of Henry Harrison Williamson and Melzene M. Wantz, on 25 September 1887 in Whitley Co., Indiana.4,1 She died in 1953.2 She was buried at South Whitley Cemetery (Section H, Site 15-25-2) in Whitley Co., Indiana.2
     She and her husband John were living in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, in 1900 and 19103,5, and in Columbia City, Whitley Co., in 1920. In 1920 Emma's sister Gertie was living with them.6
     She and John had no children.3,5,6

Citations

  1. [S87] Obituary, John Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 8 May 1924.
  2. [S1184] Michael Hayes and Julia Hayes, South Whitley Cemetery.
  3. [S2153] 1900 U. S. Census, John R. Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1171] Beverly Henley, Betty Grable, Becky Wiseman and Jeanette Brown, Whitley County, Indiana, Marriages, 1838-1910, from Marriage Book 4, p. 268.
  5. [S2154] 1910 U. S. Census, John R. Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  6. [S2155] 1920 U. S. Census, John Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.

Gideon Williamson1

b. 1 October 1876, d. 16 June 1915
     Gideon Williamson was born on 1 October 1876 (cemetery records say 1877) in Indiana.2,3,4 He was the son of Henry Harrison Williamson and Melzene M. Wantz.1,2,5 He married Millie Lynn Dimmick, daughter of John Dimmick and Mary Weybright, on 23 February 1906 in Whitley Co., Indiana.6,2 He committed suicide on 16 June 1915 in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, at age 38. At about 8:00 PM, after a heated argument with his wife, he rushed from his house about 1.5 miles south of South Whitley. After going about four rods, he stopped, and drank two ounces of carbolic acid. His wife had followed him, and knocked the bottle away, but too late. He was survived by his wife and four children.1,2 He was buried at South Whitley Cemetery (Section V, Site 4-11) in Whitley Co., Indiana.4,2
     Gideon Williamson was a farmer.7 He and his wife Millie were living in Washington Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, in 19078, and in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, in 1910. A hired man, James Hathaway, was living with them in 1910.7

Children of Gideon Williamson and Millie Lynn Dimmick

Citations

  1. [S88] "Gideon Williamson Commits Suicide", South Whitley Tribune, 17 June 1915.
  2. [S242] Mildred Geiger Pence, Whitley County, Indiana, Death Records, 1900-1920, p. 347. Record #91-15, original in Book 2-B, p. 7.
  3. [S2071] 1900 U. S. Census, Henry H. Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1184] Michael Hayes and Julia Hayes, South Whitley Cemetery.
  5. [S286] Melzene Williamson will.
  6. [S1171] Beverly Henley, Betty Grable, Becky Wiseman and Jeanette Brown, Whitley County, Indiana, Marriages, 1838-1910, from Marriage Book 7, p. 179.
  7. [S2163] 1910 U. S. Census, Gideon Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  8. [S82] S. P. Kaler and R. H. Maring, History of Whitley County Indiana, pp. 770,771.
  9. [S282] Obituary, Dollie Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 5 June 1924.
  10. [S281] Obituary, Merritt Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 17 June 1948.

Rolla Williamson1

b. 20 March 1881, d. 20 October 1962
     Rolla Williamson was born on 20 March 1881 in Whitley Co., Indiana.1 He was the son of Henry Harrison Williamson and Melzene M. Wantz.1,2 He married Minnie Schannep, daughter of Edgar Schannep and Elizabeth Ramsey, on 31 July 1897.3,1 He died on 20 October 1962 at the Hutchinson Nursing Home in Goshen, Elkhart Co., Indiana at age 81. He had been in the nursing home five days.1 He was buried on 23 October 1962 at South Whitley Cemetery (Section H, Site 5-17) in Whitley Co., Indiana. Funeral services were at the Miller Funeral Home with Rev. James Jones officiating.1,4
     For most of their married life Rolla Williamson and his wife Minnie lived in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, where he was a farmer. Living with them in 1920 was Fred E. Beard (born abt November 1919 in Indiana), who is listed in the census as their grandson. Fred was still living with them in 1930, and listed as a grandson, but with the surname Williamson.5,6,7,8 Rolla and Minnie moved to near Bippus, Huntington Co., Indiana, in 1943.1,3
     He was named executor of his mother's will, dated 11 July 1921. The bulk of her estate was left to him and his brothers John and Delmar, since they "have treated me with uniform kindness and respect and I have great affection for them." However, John was in ill health at the time, and if he were to die during her lifetime (and he did), his share was to go to Rolla and Delmar.2,9

Children of Rolla Williamson and Minnie Schannep

Citations

  1. [S89] Obituary, Rolla Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 25 October 1962.
  2. [S286] Melzene Williamson will.
  3. [S277] Obituary, Minnie (Schannep) Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 15 November 1956.
  4. [S1184] Michael Hayes and Julia Hayes, South Whitley Cemetery.
  5. [S2166] 1900 U. S. Census, Rollie Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  6. [S2167] 1910 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  7. [S2168] 1920 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  8. [S2169] 1930 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  9. [S87] Obituary, John Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 8 May 1924.

Minnie Schannep1

b. 30 August 1880, d. 14 November 1956
     Minnie Schannep was born on 30 August 1880 in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana.2 She was the daughter of Edgar Schannep and Elizabeth Ramsey.2 She married Rolla Williamson, son of Henry Harrison Williamson and Melzene M. Wantz, on 31 July 1897.2,1 She died suddenly on 14 November 1956 at her home in Bippus, Huntington Co., Indiana, at age 76. (The date is inferred from the fact that her obituary was published on Thursday 15 November, and says she died Wednesday morning.)2 She was buried on 17 November 1956 at South Whitley Cemetery (Section H, Site 5-17-2) in Whitley Co., Indiana.2,3
     She also went by the name Nancy.4 She and her husband Rolla lived in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, for most of their married life. Living with them in 1920 was Fred E. Beard (born abt November 1919 in Indiana), who is listed in the census as their grandson. Fred was still living with them in 1930, and listed as a grandson, but with the surname Williamson.5,6,7,8 Minnie and Rolla moved to near Bippus, Huntington Co., Indiana, in 1943.1,2 She was a member of the Collamer Christian Church.2

Children of Minnie Schannep and Rolla Williamson

Citations

  1. [S89] Obituary, Rolla Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 25 October 1962.
  2. [S277] Obituary, Minnie (Schannep) Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 15 November 1956.
  3. [S1184] Michael Hayes and Julia Hayes, South Whitley Cemetery.
  4. [S280] Obituary, Earl Williamson, South Whitley Tribune, South Whitley, Indiana, 21 March 1960.
  5. [S2166] 1900 U. S. Census, Rollie Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  6. [S2167] 1910 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  7. [S2168] 1920 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  8. [S2169] 1930 U. S. Census, Rolla Williamson household, Whitley Co., Indiana.

Keys C. Hamilton1,2

b. 25 July 1802, d. 27 September 1876
     Keys C. Hamilton was born on 25 July 1802 in Vermont. (The death records of his daughters Jane and Clarissa both say he was born in New York.)3,4,1,5 He was the son of Robert Hamilton and Rachel Mallory.6 He married first Caroline Kelley on 7 December 1826 at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitehall, Washington Co., New York.7,4 He married second Elizabeth Morrison sometime after 1850.8,4 He died on 27 September 1876 in Whitley Co., Indiana, at age 74.8,9,2,3 He was buried at Cleveland Cemetery in Whitley Co., Indiana.3
     Keys C. Hamilton, and probably his first wife Caroline, were living in Schroon, Essex Co., New York, before 1830, probably as neighbors to his father Robert, since they are listed on successive lines in the 1830 census.10 They moved to Ohio sometime between 1835 and 1838, based on the birth places and dates of their children Justin and Harriet.4
     On 20 August 1838 he bought 80 acres of land in Whitley Co., Indiana, from the federal government, consisting of the east half of the northwest quarter of Section 24, Township 30 north, Range 8 east. At the time, his residence was listed as Huron Co., Ohio.11 He and his wife Caroline moved to Whitley Co. circa 1840, based on the birth places and dates of their children Charles and Clarissa.12,4 In 1840 they were among the first members of the Eel River Baptist Church in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana.13
     On 10 November 1840 he bought 40 acres of land in Whitley Co. from the government (the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 22, Township 30 North, Range 8 East).14 On 26 April 1841 he and his wife Caroline sold this same parcel to Michael B. Kelley of Whitley Co. for $50. The witnesses to the deed were H. Swihart and Peter Creager.15
     In 1844 his 80 acres in Cleveland Twp. were valued at $240, with improvements worth $50. His personal property was valued at $80. He paid $0.79 state tax, $2.10 county tax, $0.10 township tax, and $1.00 road tax.16
     Keys C. Hamilton and his first wife Caroline and their family are listed in Whitley Co. in the 1850 census. His father Robert was living with them. Keys's occupation is listed as farmer, with real estate valued at $1000.4
     He and his second wife Elizabeth are listed in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana, in 1860. Keys' daughters Clarissa and Jane are listed with them, as is Barzilla Spacy, age 8. He is again listed as a farmer, with real estate worth $4000.17 Shortly afterwards he and Elizabeth moved to Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana,9 where they are listed in the 1870 census. Keys is listed as an agricultural agent, with real estate worth $6000, and Elizabeth is listed as having real estate worth $2500.18
     His will was made on 29 June 1876 in Whitley Co., Indiana. In it he left 1/3 of his estate, both real and personal, to his second wife Elizabeth, who was named as executrix. The rest was left to his children and grandchildren. He names his deceased daughter Emily Sickafoose, his deceased son Justin Hamilton, and his daughters Harriet Waller, Clarissa Gable, and Jane Williamson. The witnesses were Eugene Grimes and Lewis M. Steward. In a codicil dated 16 September 1876, he named William Cordill and Lewis M. Steward as appraisers of his estate.19

Children of Keys C. Hamilton and Caroline Kelley

Citations

  1. [S92] Jane Williamson, Death Record, 5/495, Rec. No. 22 (6 January 1931).
  2. [S170] Indiana Wills Index Through 1880, Vol 4, H-J.
  3. [S244] Marjorie J. Kite, Miscellaneous Whitley County, Indiana, Cemetery Inscriptions, p. 183.
  4. [S340] 1850 U. S. Census, Keys Hamilton household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  5. [S932] Clarissa Gable, Death Certificate, No. 120, Registered No. 23 (5 December 1899).
  6. [S357] Salome Hamilton, The Genealogy of the Hamilton Family, p. 86.
  7. [S979] [Anonymous], An Ecclesiastical Book Belonging to the First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall.
  8. [S133] Leeta Waldron, "Genealogy Records", unpublished notes.
  9. [S82] S. P. Kaler and R. H. Maring, History of Whitley County Indiana, pp. 707,708.
  10. [S342] 1830 U. S. Census, Keys Hamilton household, Essex Co., New York.
  11. [S437] Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Fort Wayne Office, Vol. 356, p. 202, Cert. No. 19830.
  12. [S341] 1840 U. S. Census, Keys Hamilton household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  13. [S170] Indiana Wills Index Through 1880, Vol. 4, H-J.
  14. [S437] Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Fort Wayne Office, Vol. 366, p. 87, Cert. No. 24676.
  15. [S432] Deed Records, 1838-1923, General index, 1903 Deed record, v. A, 1838-1942, LDS Film No. 1705496. Keys C. Hamilton and wife to Michael B. Kelley, Vol. A, p. 321.
  16. [S612] Rebeckah R. Wiseman, Whitley County Indiana 1844 Tax Duplicate.
  17. [S1283] 1860 U. S. Census, Keys Hamilton household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1298] 1870 U. S. Census, Keys Hamilton household, Whitley Co., Indiana.
  19. [S386] Keys C. Hamilton will, Book 1802, pp. 200-202.

Susan Burlingham1

b. 13 February 1837, d. 1923
     Susan Burlingham was born on 13 February 1837 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1,2 She married first Burton C. Price before 10 January 1856.1,2 She married second Edward H. Rice, son of Sewell S. Rice and Lucy Ann Price, on 10 March 1864 in Van Buren Co., Michigan. The witnesses were Sewell Rice (Edward's father, presumably) and Lydia H. Camp, Edward's sister.3 She died in 1923.4
      On 16 January 1856 she received a share of the property that her deceased mother had inherited from her first husband Erastus A. Jackson.2
     She may be the Susan Price listed (as a male, age 25) in the household of George Rex (age 40), not far from her father Philip Burlingham in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan, in 1860. Also listed are Harriett Seargent (age 35) and Harriett Price (age 1).5
     She and her husband Edward H. Rice are listed in the census of 1870 in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, next door to her father Philip Burlingham, along with Ada M. Rice (age 14) and Leroy E. Rice (age 2). Ada Rice is actually Ada Price, Susan's daughter by her first husband Borton Price.6 By 1880 they had moved to Arlington, Van Buren Co., Michigan, next door to Edward's mother Lucy.7 In 1900 and 1910 they were living in South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan. Living with them was their son Sewell.8,9 In 1920, after her husband's death, she continued living with her son Sewell in South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan. Living with them was her sister Martha (Burlingham) Johnson.10
     According to her listing in the 1900 census, she had a total of seven children, with three then living; the 1910 census says six children, with three then living.8,9

Child of Susan Burlingham and Burton C. Price

Children of Susan Burlingham and Edward H. Rice

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S132] D. A. R. genealogical collection (Michigan), LDS Film No. 860202, Item 5. Record for Ann Burlingham, p. 42, File No. 184.
  3. [S639] "Burlingham Family," E-mail from Marie Burge to Charles Towne, March to May 2005; from marriage record dated 16 August 1864.
  4. [S639] "Burlingham Family," E-mail from Marie Burge to Charles Towne, March to May 2005.
  5. [S1342] 1860 U. S. Census, George Rex household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  6. [S1359] 1870 U. S. Census, Edward Rice household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  7. [S657] 1880 U. S. Census, Edward Rice household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  8. [S1530] 1900 U. S. Census, Edward Rice household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  9. [S658] 1910 U. S. Census, Edward Rice household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  10. [S659] 1920 U. S. Census, Sewell Rice household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  11. [S1221] Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897. Record for Charles A. Rice, Film No. 2363448, Digital GS No. 4207816, Image No. 21, p. 9, Rec. No. 317.
  12. [S1621] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995. Record for Leroy Rice, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 2110428, Ref. No.: item 1 fn 366.

Ann Burlingham1

b. 19 January 1839, d. 4 January 1864
     Ann Burlingham was born on 19 January 1839 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1,2 She married Warren Johnson, son of David Johnson, on 13 April 1859 in Allegan Co., Michigan.3,1 She died on 4 January 1864 at age 24.4 She was buried at Pine Creek Cemetery in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.4
      On 16 January 1856 she received a share of the property that her deceased mother had inherited from her first husband Erastus A. Jackson.2 She and her husband Warren are listed in the census of 1860 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan, with their daughter Delne, age 2 months.5

Child of Ann Burlingham and Warren Johnson

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S132] D. A. R. genealogical collection (Michigan), LDS Film No. 860202, Item 5. Record for Ann Burlingham, p. 42, File No. 184.
  3. [S1624] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995. Record for Warren Johnson and Ann Burlingham, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 927678, Ref. No.: 108.
  4. [S1050] Cindy Bryant, Pine Creek Cemetery Records.
  5. [S1340] 1860 U. S. Census, Warren Johnson household, Allegan Co., Michigan.

Martha B. Burlingham1,2

b. 23 February 1841
     Martha B. Burlingham was born on 23 February 1841 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1,3 She was the daughter of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1,4 She married Stafford Hiram Johnson, son of David Johnson, on 12 December 1861 in Allegan Co., Michigan.5,3,1 She died at her daughter Lulu's home in California.2 She was buried at Pine Creek Cemetery in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.3
      On 16 January 1856 she received a share of the property that her deceased mother had inherited from her first husband Erastus A. Jackson.4
     In 1870 she and her husband Stafford were living in Heath Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Living with them was Marietta Morrison, age 15, a domestic servant. They owned real estate valued at $1500, and personal property valued at $200.6 In 1880 they were living in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, next door to Stafford's brother Warren and his family.7 In 1900 she and her son Fay were living in South Haven Twp., Van Buren Co., Michigan.8 In 1920 she was living in the home of her nephew Sewell Rice and sister Susan Rice in South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan.9
     She enjoyed parties, dancing, and getting "the laugh" on her husband.2
     The family Burlingham genealogy lists another son of Stafford Johnson and Martha Burlingham, named Clemmonts, immediately after Lulu in the list of children. However, no other records have been found for him, and it seems likely that this is incorrect, possibly due to confusion with Lulu's husband Edwin Clements.1

Children of Martha B. Burlingham and Stafford Hiram Johnson

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S547] "Burlingham Genealogy," E-mail from Ruth Scott to Charles Towne, November 2000.
  3. [S1050] Cindy Bryant, Pine Creek Cemetery Records.
  4. [S132] D. A. R. genealogical collection (Michigan), LDS Film No. 860202, Item 5. Record for Ann Burlingham, p. 42, File No. 184.
  5. [S1624] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995. Record for Staphord Johnson and Martha Burlingham, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 1017875.
  6. [S1357] 1870 U. S. Census, Stafford Johnson household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  7. [S1395] 1880 U. S. Census, Stafford Johnson household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  8. [S656] 1900 U. S. Census, Martha Johnson household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  9. [S659] 1920 U. S. Census, Sewell Rice household, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
  10. [S70] Ruth Robbins Monteith, Cemeteries, Allegan County, Michigan, Vols. 1-6.
  11. [S1251] Michigan Births, 1867-1902. Record for Julian Deyo Johnson, Film No. 2297919, Digital Folder No. 4206203, Image No. 30, Item 1, p. 24, Rec. No. 346.
  12. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Julian Johnson and Glennora Mayo, Film No. 2342492, Digital GS No. 4208243, Image No. 519, Vol. 4, p. 309, Rec. No. 1184.

Erastus Jackson Burlingham1

b. 16 October 1842, d. about 27 April 1865
     Erastus Jackson Burlingham was born on 16 October 1842 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 He was the son of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1,2 He died about 27 April 1865 on the Mississippi River, near Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the explosion of the steamship Sultana at 2:00 AM.3
      On 16 January 1856 Erastus Jackson Burlingham received a share of the property that his deceased mother had inherited from her first husband Erastus A. Jackson.2
     He served during the Civil War as a private in Company I, 5th Michigan Cavalry, enlisting at Otsego, Michigan, on 19 August 1862 for three years. (The Sultana Tragedy by Jerry O. Potter erroneously lists his regiment as the 8th Michigan Cavalry.) The 1144-man regiment left Detroit, Michigan, on 4 December 1862 for Washington, D.C., where they were assigned to the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, and were on duty in the defense of the capitol until June 1863.
     They were attached to the Army of the Potomac on 25 June 1863. On 28 June General George Armstrong Custer was assigned to command the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, and on 30 June they confronted Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry near Hanover, Pennsylvania. The 5th Cavalry drove them back, fighting part of the time on foot, but suffered severe losses. They again engaged Stuart's cavalry on 3 July during the Battle of Gettysburg, repelling an attack on the right and rear of the Union force. The next day they captured 1500 troops and destroyed a wagon train during the Confederate retreat toward Williamsport. They fought the enemy near Boonsboro on 8 July, and later at Falling Waters, Maryland. In September they fought in Virginia at Culpepper Court House, Raccoon Ford, White's Ford, and Jack's Shop. On 9 October they were attacked at James City and fell back to Brandy Station, where Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee's Confederate cavalry were waiting. Surrounded, Custer ordered his band to the front to play "Yankee Doodle." The Brigade drew sabers and charged, breaking through.
     According to family legend, on one occasion during his service he was separated from his unit and pursued by a rebel on a faster horse. With both horses at full speed, and while lying close to his horse, he placed his muzzle-loaded pistol over his shoulder and fired. The rebel soldier fell. Again according to family legend, he had been considered for promotions, but his education was too poor to be accepted.
     On 28 February 1864 the Brigade was part of Gen. Kilpatrick's 5000-man force that left Stevensburg, Virginia, for a raid on Richmond. They crossed the Rapidan River at Ely's Ford, marched through Spottsylvania, and advanced on Ashland, planning to attack Richmond via the Brook Turnpike. They got past outer defenses at Richmond, but were stopped at the inner lines. The Brigade withdrew and returned to the Union lines by way of Louisa Court House, but without Erastus Burlingham. He had been taken prisoner during the raid, on 3 March 1864 at Stephensville, Virginia, and confined at Richmond on 5 March 1864. He had $5.75 on him, which was confiscated.
     He was sent to Andersonville, Georgia, on 31 May 1864. While at Andersonville he was admitted to the hospital on 23 September 1864 suffering from scorbuties (scurvy), and returned to prison quarters on 28 December 1864. He was released at Vicksburg, Mississippi, about 20 April 1865, and was immediately admitted to the parole camp hospital suffering from diarrhea. He was transferred to the General Hospital on 26 April.
     He died the next day, on 27 April 1865, in the explosion of the steamship Sultana while on the way home. The ship had been carrying over 2400 passengers, most of them Union soldiers on their way home at the end of the Civil War after being freed from the Andersonville and Cahaba prison camps. Over 1800 people died in the disaster.4,5,6,3,1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S132] D. A. R. genealogical collection (Michigan), LDS Film No. 860202, Item 5. Record for Ann Burlingham, p. 42, File No. 184.
  3. [S95] Jerry O. Potter, The Sultana Tragedy, p. 205.
  4. [S159] E. J. Burlingham, Compiled Military Service File.
  5. [S163] Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Vol. III - Regimental Histories, Vol 3, pp. 1271,1272.
  6. [S318] Col. George H. Turner, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, Vol. 35, pp. 1-5, 27.

Philip Sherwood Burlingham1

b. 7 October 1844, d. 6 October 1845
     Philip Sherwood Burlingham was born on 7 October 1844 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 He was the son of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1 He died on 6 October 1845.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Samuel Burlingham1

b. 3 July 1847, d. 4 July 1849
     Samuel Burlingham was born on 3 July 1847 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 He was the son of Philip Burlingham and Ann Sherwood.1 He drowned on 4 July 1849 in Silver Creek at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

John W. Mountjoy1

     John W. Mountjoy married Laura Ann Phelps, daughter of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles, on 18 December 1843 (the Burlingham genealogy says 16 December 1843) in Eaton, Eaton Co., Michigan.1,2 According to one note in the Burlingham genealogy, he is believed to have been lost on the Atlantic while taking a trip to England. Another note says that other records claim he went to the northern areas to work in the woods, and died while there.2

Children of John W. Mountjoy and Laura Ann Phelps

Citations

  1. [S1624] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995. Record for John W. Mountjoy and Laury Ann Phelps, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 966594.
  2. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Mary Jane Mountjoy1

b. 17 April 1844, d. 23 October 1845
     Mary Jane Mountjoy was born on 17 April 1844 in Belone, Eaton Co., Michigan.1 She was the daughter of John W. Mountjoy and Laura Ann Phelps.1 She died on 23 October 1845 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Chester Stiles Mountjoy1

b. 9 November 1845
     Chester Stiles Mountjoy was born on 9 November 1845 in Emmett Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.1 He was the son of John W. Mountjoy and Laura Ann Phelps.1 He was married by Samuel F. Porter to Lucinda M. Jones on 26 November 1880 in Hamilton, Allegan Co., Michigan.2 He died as a young man.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Chester S. Mountjoy and Lucinda M. Jones Bacon, Film No. 2342466, Digital Folder No. 4207610, Image No. 635, Vol. 1, p. 25, Rec. No. 1303.

William Henry Mountjoy1

b. 26 February 1847, d. 22 February 1909
     William Henry Mountjoy was born on 26 February 1847 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 He was the son of John W. Mountjoy and Laura Ann Phelps.1 He was married by Thomas G. Bond to Hannah Burge on 16 April 1879 in Salem, Allegan Co., Michigan.2,1 He died on 22 February 1909 in Allegan, Allegan Co., Michigan, at age 61.3
     William Henry Mountjoy and his wife Hannah lived in Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., Michigan.1

Children of William Henry Mountjoy and Hannah Burge

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Wm. H. Mountjoy and Hannah Beagne, Film No. 2342464, Digital Folder No. 4207607, Image No. 534, Vol. 3, p. 9, Rec. No. 701.
  3. [S1621] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995. Record for Wm. Henry Mountjoy, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 1017873, Ref. No.: v 3 p 190.
  4. [S259] Obituary, Earl Mountjoy, 1970.

Inez Isabella Burlingham1

b. 23 July 1849, d. 26 August 1877
     Inez Isabella Burlingham was born on 23 July 1849 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Philip Burlingham and Laura Ann Phelps.1 She married William Pinney, son of John J. Pinney and Alphia Parker.1 She died of milk fever on 26 August 1877 at age 28.1
      In 1870 she and her husband William were living with William's brother Henry Pinney and his family in Trowbridge Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.2

Children of Inez Isabella Burlingham and William Pinney

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S1366] 1870 U. S. Census, Henry Pinney household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  3. [S256] Letter(s), Max Swikert to Ruth Towne, 11 October 1995.
  4. [S1251] Michigan Births, 1867-1902. Record for Charles Pinney, Film No. 2297932, Digital Folder No. 4206336, Image No. 268, Item 2, p. 39, Rec. No. 3033.

Ami Calvin Burlingham1,2

b. 8 April 1851, d. 27 September 1916
Ami Calvin Burlingham (1851-1916)
     Ami Calvin Burlingham was born on 8 April 1851 in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.1,3,2 He was the son of Philip Burlingham and Laura Ann Phelps.1,2 He was married by George W. Crook to Rosina Gudith on 11 January 1879 in Trenton, Wayne Co., Michigan.4,5,2 He died on 27 September 1916 at home, on the family homestead where he was born in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, at age 65. He died of amoebic dysentery, after being in poor health for a long time.1,5,2 He had a Masonic funeral service, and was buried on 29 September 1916 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.6,7,5,1,2
     He went by the name Calvin.1,2 Ami Calvin Burlingham and his wife Rosina were living next to his father Philip in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, in 1880.8 They apparently lived there on a farm at Pine Creek at least until Calvin's death in 1916.2,9,10 He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and Order of the Eastern Star. "He was one of the best posted Masons in Michigan, having filled every chair in the lodge ...." He also served several terms as Worthy Patron in the Eastern Star.5
     He and Rosina had no children.2

Citations

  1. [S921] Calvin Burlingham, Death Certificate, No. 232, Registered No. 16 (29 September 1916).
  2. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  3. [S97] Obituary, Philip Burlingham, unknown newspaper.
  4. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Amy C. Burlingham and Rosina Gudith, Film No. 2342465, Digital Folder No. 4207608, Image No. 209, Vol. 2, p. 290, Rec. No. 836.
  5. [S96] Obituary, Calvin Burlingham, 28 September 1916.
  6. [S1052] Ami Calvin Burlingham Cemetery Marker, Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  7. [S70] Ruth Robbins Monteith, Cemeteries, Allegan County, Michigan, Vols. 1-6, Vol. 2, p. 72.
  8. [S1398] 1880 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  9. [S1404] 1900 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  10. [S1431] 1910 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.

Philip Phelps Burlingham1

b. 31 January 1852, d. 10 August 1935
Philip Phelps Burlingham (1852-1935)
     Philip Phelps Burlingham was born on 31 January 1852 (his online transcribed death record says 30 June 1852) in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.2,1,3 He was the son of Philip Burlingham and Laura Ann Phelps.3,1 He died on 10 August 1935 in Allegan, Allegan Co., Michigan, at age 83.3,2 He was buried on 13 August 1935 at Pine Creek Cemetery in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.2
     Except for a few years in Illinois, Philip Phelps Burlingham spent all his life around Otsego, making his home with his half-brother George for a number of years.2 He never married.2
     In 1880 he was working as a farm laborer, living with Ralph Richmond and his family in Gun Plain Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.4 He was in Flora Twp., Boone Co., Illinois, in 1900, working on the farm of John Oaks.5 He was probably living in Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, in 1910, as a boarder in the household of Elmer Kendall. (The name in the census entry appears to be Philip Buyuingham or Burmingham, and the age is listed as just 53, but as a boarder his information may have been provided by someone else, causing the inaccuracies.)6 In 1920 he was living in Trowbridge Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, two houses away from Elmer Swikert.7 In 1930 he was living with his brother George and his wife in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.8

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  2. [S97] Obituary, Philip Burlingham, unknown newspaper.
  3. [S1621] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995. Record for Philip Burlingham, System Origin: Michigan-EASy, Film No.: 2110084, Ref. No.: p 50.
  4. [S821] 1880 U. S. Census, Ralph Richmond household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  5. [S649] 1900 U. S. Census, John Oaks household, Boone Co., Illinois.
  6. [S1492] 1910 U. S. Census, Elmer Kendall household, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.
  7. [S1474] 1920 U. S. Census, Philip Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  8. [S1804] 1930 U. S. Census, George Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.

Rosina Gudith1

b. September 1851, d. 14 August 1939
Rosina Gudith (1851-1939)
     Rosina Gudith was born in September 1851 in Switzerland.2,3,4,5 She was married by George W. Crook to Ami Calvin Burlingham, son of Philip Burlingham and Laura Ann Phelps, on 11 January 1879 in Trenton, Wayne Co., Michigan.6,1,7 She died on 14 August 1939 at home in Wayne, Wayne Co., Michigan, at age 87.8,9,10 She was buried on 16 August 1939 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan.8,9,7
     Rosina Gudith was also known as Zini Gudith.7 She came to the United States in 1871, according to her entry in the 1910 census.5 However, she is listed in the 1870 census as a domestic servant in the family of Isaac Clark in Brownstown, Wayne Co., Michigan.3 She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and Past Matron.8 After her husband's death, she lived in Wyandotte, Wayne Co., Michigan, with her nephew Don Bartlett and his family.11 She and Ami had no children.7

Citations

  1. [S96] Obituary, Calvin Burlingham, 28 September 1916.
  2. [S1404] 1900 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  3. [S651] 1870 U. S. Census, Isaac Clark household, Wayne Co., Michigan.
  4. [S1398] 1880 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  5. [S1431] 1910 U. S. Census, Calvin Burlingham household, Allegan Co., Michigan.
  6. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Amy C. Burlingham and Rosina Gudith, Film No. 2342465, Digital Folder No. 4207608, Image No. 209, Vol. 2, p. 290, Rec. No. 836.
  7. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  8. [S98] Obituary, Rosina (Gudith) Burlingham.
  9. [S70] Ruth Robbins Monteith, Cemeteries, Allegan County, Michigan, Vols. 1-6, Vol. 2, p. 72.
  10. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950. This source erroneously lists the date as 14 August 1940 (with the year hand written). Her undated obituary says Monday August 14, and in 1940 August 14 was a Wednesday. But in 1939 it was indeed a Monday, and 1939 agrees with cemetery records.
  11. [S652] 1920 U. S. Census, Don Bartlett household, Wayne Co., Michigan.

Theron Justin Scott1

b. 23 January 1854, d. 15 April 1854
     Theron Justin Scott was born on 23 January 1854.1 He was the son of Justin Scott and Charity Mandana Phelps.1 He died on 15 April 1854.1 He was buried at Pine Creek Cemetery in Otsego Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Dewitt C. Clintsman1,2

b. about 1830
     Dewitt C. Clintsman was born about 1830 in New York.1 He was the son of Peter Clintsman and Adeline B. Case.1 He was married second, by J. C. Cook, to Charity Mandana Phelps, daughter of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles, on 6 April 1895 in Allegan, Allegan Co., Michigan.1,2 He and Charity had no children, and later separated.2 He was married third, by T. S. Putnam, to Lottie Johnson, daughter of John J. Johnson and Margaret Herron, on 22 October 1906 in Tyrone Twp., Kent Co., Michigan.3

Citations

  1. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Dewitt C. Clintsman and Charity M. Phelps Burlingham, Film No. 2342500, Digital GS No. 4207828, Image No. 227, Vol. 1, p. 25, Rec. No. 2562.
  2. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.
  3. [S870] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925. Record for Dewitt C. Clintsman and Mrs. Lottie Williams, Film No. 2342675, Digital GS No. 4209085, Image No. 260, Item 4, p. 302, Rec. No. 110.

Esther Stiles Phelps1

b. 25 September 1815, d. 5 April 1836
     Esther Stiles Phelps was born on 25 September 1815.1 She was the daughter of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles.1 She died on 5 April 1836 at age 20.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Lydia Deziah Phelps1

b. 19 July 1817, d. 19 December 1817
     Lydia Deziah Phelps was born on 19 July 1817.1 She was the daughter of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles.1 She died on 19 December 1817.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Asa Moss Phelps1

b. 15 February 1819, d. 12 December 1834
     Asa Moss Phelps was born on 15 February 1819.1 He was the son of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles.1 He died on 12 December 1834 at age 15.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

(?) Phelps1

b. 12 January 1823, d. 12 January 1823
     (?) Phelps was born on 12 January 1823.1 He died the same day.1 He was the son of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.

Cordent Adaline Phelps1

b. 13 February 1827, d. 20 August 1827
     Cordent Adaline Phelps was born on 13 February 1827.1 She was the daughter of Calvin Phelps and Laura Stiles.1 She died on 20 August 1827.1

Citations

  1. [S94] Charles A. Swikert and Leon Swikert, "Burlingham Genealogy", unpublished manuscript, abt 1950.