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JAMES LARKINS born about 1758 and died 13 July 1828 in Harrison County, OH. He married KATHERINE/ CATHERINE KEIGER (born about 1760 in Germany) on 3 July 1783 in Lancaster, PA. Katherine died 27 April 1837 in Tuscarawas County, OH. Katherine married 2nd Ludvig Gerlinger. James and Katherine's known children:
1. John Larkins
1794 m. Sarah ? died 1845 in Portage County, Ohio.
(1.) John Larkins,
and Katherine Larkins married Sarah _____? They had: James Larkins and
Larkins born 23 Nov 1823 in Warren County, Ohio. Isiah married
4 Jan 1865; Benjamin Larkins married Ellen ___?; Amanda
Larkins married John F. Hoffman 12 November 1863 in Seneca
1870 Ohio Census
June 10, 1870; Hardin County, Blanchard Twp, p 320, family #150
Revolutionary War Record of James Larkins
James Larkins enlisted 25 April 1777, lived in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Born in Connecticut (per Doretta Wing, Owosso, MI) enlisted at Manockase in Frederick County, Maryland. Grade: Private, Line: Pennsylvania. Bounty Land Warrant Record Co., Warrant #9837, acreage; 100, Issued March 10, 1795 to Michael Steven assignee. 4th Reg. of Dragoons of Pa. on February 17, 1813 James petitioned War Department by what authority they gave Michael Steven his land. They said war records may have that information, but records were burned. James discharge papers with land warrant were lost or stolen by Steven. James couldn't leave service and was later wounded in the thigh. Was a Sgt. under Capt. David Hopkins and Col. Stephen Moyland and Capt. John Heard and Capt. Erasmus Gill. 4th Reg. Light Division. Injured 1782 while on the lines at Becon's Bridge, South Carolina, was severely wounded in the thigh discharged Sept 22, 1782. Battles engaged in; Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Capture of Cornwalis. Enlisted near Taney, Maryland. Applied for pension February 4, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio, aged 61 years. In 1820, he said his wife was 60 years old. "Historical Collections of Harrison County, Ohio"
James Larkins, 1819, applied for his own pension. Under Capt. David Hopkins, he was in battle of Germantown, Brandywine, and Monmouth. He belonged to detached company of Dragoons under Capt. John Heard at siege of York and capture of Cornwalis. Transferred to another detached company of Dragoons under Capt. Gill in S. Carolina, here wounded in thigh and continued service till 9 March 1783 time of ratification of definition treaty of peace with Great Britain. Although he received a conditional discharge at Lancaster, PA on Sept 1782 signed by Jonah Hallett, discharge papers lost. He's of reduced circumstances, in need of assistance of his country. Associate Judge Samuel Boyd agreed and sent papers to Secretary of War to give pension. His pension certificate is 558, lists his belongings and worth, debts owed to him and by him. He says he is infirm with rheumatic afflictions, unable to do 1/4 or 1/2 days work. Wife 60 and sickly, unable to do but little work. Has 3 children at home, 1 son will be 21 years old by October next, 1 son will be 18 by August 5 next, 1 daughter age 14 very sickly. Taylor by trade but can do little work because of failed eyesight. Property valued at $55.56 1/2 cents. Owed money to Beach Spring Congregation - possible church he belonged to.
31 January 1856, daughter Betsy Cook aged 49, appeared at Wyandott County, State of Ohio, Probate Court. She resided at Wyandott, applied for her father's (James) pension. Parents were married July 3, 1783 by Henry Mechlenberg, D.M. at Lancaster, PA. His executor of will applied for pension due and paid to James Larkins at time of death. At this date she and her brother James Larkins of Green County, Ohio are only surviving children of James and Catherine Larkins.
James appears in the 1810 census of Somerset County, PA, Turkeyfoot Twp, microfilm number 0193619, page 423, with wife, 4 males, and 2 females.
Under the Act of July 4, 1783, John Pierce, Esquire, Paymaster General and Commissioner of Army Accounts issued certificates for payment to the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. James was issued four certificates: #75883 for $216.54, #75973 for $180.00, #76158 for $91.45, and #76313 for $80.00 which was for serving the entire war. His commanding officer was Col. Stephen Moylan, appointed Col. 4th Continental Dragoons 5th January 1777.
Historical Collections of
County, Ohio, page 107, "James Larkins of the Pennsylvania line, died
July 13, 1828, aged 70 years"
was born in Pennsylvania
Oct 17, 1799. His mother was of German extraction, his father
married Sarah BARTLETT 2 Sept 1821 in Muskingum county, Ohio, who was
in Connecticut in 1802. Thomas died near McComb, Ohio in 1850. He
one sister Elizabeth (Betsy) who married Joshua COOK 18 Jan 1827 and
near Tiffin, OH. They had 2 sons; John COOK and David COOK.
latter was a presbyterian minister. Thomas had a brother named Seth
LARKINS but nothing is known about him. He had a brother named
John LARKINS. This John LARKINS had a daughter named Mary Ann who
married Charles M. LOTT on 6 May 1852 in Seneca county, Ohio. He had
another daughter named Amanda who married John F. HUFFMAN/HOFFMAN on 12
November 1863 in Seneca county. John LARKINS also had three sons;
James, Isiah, and Benjamin LARKINS. James lived near Williamson,
Ohio. Isiah was a lieutenant in the 32nd Infantry during the
Thomas and Sarah had 12 children: 1. James Washington Larkins, born 31 January 1826. 2. Samuel Bartlett Larkins b. 4 Oct 1827 died 1 Nov 1899 3. Seth Larkins, 4. John Larkins, 5. Thomas Larkins, 6. Alfred Larkins, 7. Catherine Anne Larkins, 8. Desirah Larkins, 9. Sarah Bartlette Larkins, 10. Mary Larkins, 11. Elizabeth Larkins married Joseph KLINE 18 Mar 1847 in Seneca County, OH. 12. Hester Jane Larkins. Hester Jane died near Hoytsville, Wood County, Ohio when about eight years old. Mary died when 18, unmarried and without issue. Seth Larkins died at McComb, Ohio at 21, unmarried and without issue. Thomas died at two years old.
(1) From the old Larkins History, 1920.
Census of Ohio, Portage Twp., Hancock
County., #432-692 E
1. JAMES WASHINGTON LARKINS was the son of Thomas Calvin LARKINS He was born 31 January 1826 in Carroll county, Ohio. He was the third child of Thomas C. LARKINS and Sarah Bartlett. James married Catherine ROBINAULT 22 March 1855 in Seneca county, Ohio. Catherine was born 29 April 1834 and died 18 March 1918. James and Catherine had nine children (see below). James was a carpenter and many of the homes and barns around Ottawa were built by him. Some of the children were born in Ohio, and some were born in Michigan. The Ridge Road cemetery on Ridge road about 7 miles west of Oakley, MI was set off from land that belonged to him. Many Larkins, Boyds, and Harrises are buried in this cemetery. See Robinault Lineage
James W. and
Catherine Larkins had nine children: 1. James Edward Larkins m.
Ida M. Bashelier and lives near Oakley, Michigan. 2. Mary
Catherine Larkins married Alexander
R. Harris and lives on Ridge Road near Oakley, Michigan. 3.
Calvin Larkins lives near Oakley, Michigan. 4. Ida Larkins
Elliot Cester Woodruff and lives near
Oakley, Michigan but lived in
Ohio at one time. 5. Dora Larkins married Ira Allen Overpack
Oakley (more on Overpacks below). 6. Emma Larkins married 1st David Runyan and lives near
Oakley. 7. Ella
Larkins married Amos Glick and lived on West Peet Road near Oakley,
8. Nettie Larkins married a Porter and lives near Belmore,
9. Grace Larkins (1872- 1923) married George Albert Overpack and
Larkins born about 1828 married Doretta Knoke and had six
Leonidas Larkins, now deceased, left William Larkins,
Frank Larkins, and Mary Larkins
as heirs at law. His wife is deceased. William Larkins works for the
Oil Company and may be addressed at Elks Club, Findlay, Ohio.
Larkins lives in Toledo, Ohio, probably unmarried. Frank Larkins,
probably married, address uncertain.
Albina Larkins, born
about 1860 now deceased,
married Frank Dillinger, now deceased. Only child is John L.
a lawyer at Avoca, Iowa. Hazel May Dillinger, wife.
3. Charles S. Larkins, On the 1910 census for Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, Charles is 45 years old , so born about 1865. He is living with wife Etta Taylor, daughter of John W. Taylor* of Findlay. Etta was 43 years old and they were married 24 years, have 2 children but none living. On the 1920 census Charles is still living in Findlay, Ohio. Charles may have lived in Breckenridge, Texas at one time. Taylor data from "History of Hancock County, Ohio", 1910, J.A. Kimmell, page 350. Photo of Charles
Samuel B. Larkins, 909 N. Main St., Findlay, Ohio, married.
Larkins married to Ben Davis, 4216 1/2 Northcote Avenue, East Chicago,
Census 1860 Ohio,
Hancock, Findlay Twp, p
69, family #955 July 9.
Ohio, Findlay, Handcock, Roll:T623_1284, ED:65, Page:18A.
E. Larkins of Port Aransas, Texas: Samuel Bartlett Larkins
1827 in New Baltimore, Ohio, died 1 Nov 1899 in Findlay, OH. He
Doretta Wilhelmina Knoke born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany and died 3
1904 in Findlay. Both are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in
Samuel B. Larkins also lived in the Hoytsville, Ohio area and worked
the Stone/Marble business. He had two brothers for certain:
War vet who died 1925 in Moorhead, MN and John W. who lived in Visalia,
CA. Maybe a brother Sereno and a sister Catherine. They
had 10 children,
four of whom died young, the survivors: i. Albina Amelia Larkins
David Franklin Dillinger 2 June 1881. Their sons Jack Louds Dillinger,
S. Dillinger (lived in Iowa), John L. Dillinger (No! not that
ii. Charles Sherman Dillinger married Etta Taylor and son Earl died at
iii. Samuel Bartlett Larkins Jr., married Jennie Keelor 1871-1942) on
Nov 1891. Samuel died 17 Nov 1927 and both are buried in Maple
Cemetery in Findlay. iv. Almeda Augusta Larkins married
Lawrence Campbell on 17 June 1893 and he died 2 June 1919.
Doretta Wilhimina Larkins married Benjamin Davies 17 April 1893 and had
daughter Gladys Mae Davies. vi. Leonidas Wilmer Larkins born 10
1857 died 12 Oct 1906 married Caroline Frances Wurmser 13 Oct 1881,
27 April 1854 died 17 Jan 1918. Caroline's family was from
Alsace-Lorraine. Leonidas was a harness maker and both are buried
Grove Cemetery in Findlay.
1900 Ohio Hancock Co. Findlay Twp. ED 65
Leonidas Wilmer and Caroline Wurmser Larkins had four children: i. Frederick Augustus Larkins died at age 3. ii. Frank Street Larkins born 21 Oct 1891 in Findlay, Ohio died 1 September 1959 in New York City, NY where he spent most of his life. He married a woman named Frances and they adopted a daughter, Mary Ann Anelli born 4 May 1894 in Findlay. Mary Ann married Edward Kaufman died 21 March 1964 and lived most of her life in Toledo. One son Newell married Irene Nahos of Toledo and they adopted a son named Kerry. iii. William Henry Larkins born 26 Oct 1884 and died 2 March 1967. He married Ethel Charlotte Honecker 13 Oct 1928 in Findlay. She was born 25 Nov 1906 died 10 March 1959. They are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. William H. Larkins worked at Marathon Oil Company after a career in show business. They had one son; James Edward Larkins born 19 March 1933. He married Carol Anne Swisher 19 June 1955. She was born 21 April 1933. They have two daughters: Carrie Elizabeth Larkins Johns of Coconut Creek, Fl and Michelle Maria Larkins Joseph of Live Oak, Texas.
3. John W. Larkins died about 1900 leaving Sorena Larkins as an only son and heir at law. Sorena died some years ago leaving Ella Larkins his wife, but no children. Ella Larkins later married Jake Routson and died a few weeks ago. At the time of death she lived on Taylor Street in North Findlay, Ohio. From James E. Larkins, Port Aransas, Texas: John W. Larkins was born 31 Dec 1825 and later moved to a farm in Visalia, CA. Wife was Elizabeth or "Lib" died of typhoid pneunonia Monday, 18 Oct 1886. Had a daughter Louisa Larkins. John W. Larkins died 14 Dec 1898 at age 72 y. 11 mo. 24 days. Buried 16 Dec 1898.
4. Alfred Larkins born born
17 Dec 1843 in Ohio. (Data from James E. Larkins)
the Civil War, Co. F. 21st Reg. Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf, He was at
Murfeesboro, Jan 1863. He married Mary Pressnell (2 Nov 1865) of
moved to Iowa about 1874. Mary was born in England in 1846. In 1888 he
was a newspaper editor* in
either Hickson, Cass County or Christine, Richland County, North
Dakota. Son Samuel born 27
April 1869 in Findlay, Ohio. He died in Christine, ND age 29,
funeral 12 Aug 1898 at Lutheran Church of Christine, ND, burial in
Independent Cemetery. Alfred and Mary also had two daughters, Susie and
Lola May Larkins. Lola May married Frank Hollands 21 Dec 1892 in
Hickson, ND. They had two children, Clarence Frank Hollands who
lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Pearl Hollands who lived in Moorhead,
Clay County, MN. Alfred Larkins died 19 March 1925 in
Their children were: 1. Oscar Larkins b: 1867 in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, 2. Samuel Larkins b: 27 April 1869 in Findlay, Hancock,Ohio 3. Anetta Larkins b: 1871 in Hancock, Ohio, 4. Florence M. Larkins b: 23 May 1875 in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio 5. Susie Mina Larkins b: 26 March 1876 in Findlay, Hancock,OH. 6. Thomas P. Larkins b: 23 March 1879 in Biglick Twp., Hancock, Ohio, 7. Lola May Larkins b: 1881 in Ohio.
*In the book "History of Richland County", Christine City History, page 133, a newpaper, the Eagle Times, and a print shop were run by Tom Larkins and C. C. Clemens printed the paper.
census Ohio, Hancock County,
Iowa Hancock Co. Boone Twp.
North Dakota Thomas
Larkins is still
there. age 51
Census, North Dakota, Cass
County, Harwood Township page 78
Federal Census, MN, Hennipen Co.
5. Catherine Anne Larkins married 1 Dec 1844 in Wood County, Ohio, John Taylor. She died at New London, Canada. She had three boys and two girls, all now deceased. A daughter-in-law, Hattie Taylor lives in Port Huron, Michigan.
6. Desirah Larkins married William Taylor. They had one boy Cloridan who died when 21 unmarried and without issue. Another boy Thurman Allan Taylor died at Kanter, Ohio, leaving a wife, two boys and a girl. Alfred Wilmer Taylor married Joe (Josephine?) Wormer who lives in Findlay, Ohio. He is probably living but address is unknown. Leonidas Moore Taylor did live in North Findlay, Ohio. Mary Taylor Elliott died in Indiana, married to Austin Elliott and had two boys and a girl. Jane Taylor Hollowell married Bill Hollowell and died at Findlay, Ohio leaving a number of children. Amanda Taylor married John Husser had five children or more and at one time lived on Larkins Street in North Findlay, Ohio.
Most of this information was written down in 1920 by an unknown Larkins family member.
*dates from Ridge Road or Ford Cemetery on Ridge Road near
Larkins Family History continued by
James Washington Larkins was born January 31, 1826 in Carroll County, Ohio and died in 1898 on the farm on Ridge Road near Oakley, Michigan. He was the third child of Thomas C. and Sarah B. Larkins. He had a fair education, a great scholar in arithmetic, often ahead of his teachers. He left home at an early age to learn a trade and become a carpenter. Many of the houses and barns around Ottawa, Ohio were built by him. His father died and he took care of his mother and the younger children.
On March 22, 1855 he married Catherine Robinault/Robinalt born 29 April 1834 and died 18 March 1918, of Seneca County, Ohio. This is where they lived when the war of the great rebellion (Civil War) broke out. They lived in Ottawa, Ohio. He became one of the finest workmen in the country and was a great man.
James W. and Catherine Larkins had nine children, two boys and seven girls and all lived to manhood and womanhood. Part of these children were born in Ohio and the rest were born in Michigan. Coming to Michigan they settled on a farm on the Ridge Road about seven miles west of Oakley in Saginaw County. Here they owned a big farm with land on both sides of the road. The family lived in a big two-story home. There were big barns and lots of other buildings and a beautiful fruit orchard on the land across the road. A cemetery was started on one edge of this land to the east of the barns and it is in this cemetery that James C. and Catherine Larkins are both buried as well as their children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, even to great-great grandchildren. The cemetery is now a county cemetery. Larkins Family Photo Their children were:
William Calvin Larkins, born 1 April 1856, in Ottawa, Seneca
married 1st Emma Laura Ohler 17 Dec 1879 in Putnam County, Ohio. They
a son James Larkins and a daughter, name unknown. He had one son
died young, perhaps James. There may have been other children.
lived near Oakley at one time but later moved away. He died
This from Elaine Rumler of Viola, Illinois,
1995: William Calvin Larkins owned a farm
in Ashley, Michigan.
he bought a farm sight unseen and moved his family to Farwell,
Michigan, so the majority of his descendants live up there. My
mom's dad, Ray
Calvin Larkins, died in a train accident in 1928 when she was two years
old. Her mother (from Iowa) brought them all back to Iowa and
that's where we
William Calvin's 2nd wife was Martha Maria DeForest (Married 9 July 1891). Martha was born 14 March 1863 in Port Huron, Michigan and died 9 Oct 1943 in Farwell, Michigan. They had children: 1. Ray Calvin Larkins born 22 April 1892 in Saginaw County, Michigan and died 11 April 1928 in Muskegon, MI. Ray married Beatrice Margret Gibson born 7 Feb 1900 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa on 6 Aug 1918. Beatrice died 29 March 1956, Davenport, Iowa. 2. Pearl Melissa Larkins born 3 Oct 1895 in Ashley, MI died 25 Aug 1949 in Farwell, Michigan, m. John Edwin Hall. 3. Viva Beatrice Larkins born 27 Jan 1989 in Ashley, Michigan died 8 March 1981 in Elsie, Michigan, married Marion Hayward 6 Nov 1917 in Clare, Michigan. 4. Loretta Ester (Retty) Larkins born 16 Sept 1899 and died 11 Aug 1975 in Farwell, Michigan, married Randle Dee Shaw 5. Mary Catherine Elizabeth Larkins born 5 Sept 1902 in Gratiot County, Michigan died 27 March 1945 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. 6. Ida Jane Larkins born 30 Aug 1906 in Farwell, Michigan, married 1st. Robert Howell about 1926. She married 2nd 12 July 1941, John Bauer born 7 Jan 1891 died 20 Sept 1979 in Farwell, Michigan.
Per Aunt Ida Larkins Bauer, youngest daughter of
William C. Larkins: William C. and Martha Maria Larkins had a big
beautiful farm in Ashley, Michigan. William sold it and bought a
farm in Farwell, Michigan evidently sight unseen because he believed it
had a house on it. When they got there, there was no house on the
farm and Martha sat down
and cried. They had to move into a farm house off the farm where
was born. They later built a house with lumber from an old saw
mill. All of William and Martha's other children were born in
Ashley, Michigan. William came to Farwell in Clare County,
Michigan in 1906. He was good in math like his father. He
had asthma and coughed from the hay when he milked the cows.
William's marriage to Maria is recorded in Saginaw County Court House
Saginaw, Michigan (book I, Page 181, record #2698. Licence date
July 8, 1891. He was age 35, residing in Oakley, Michigan, born
in Ohio. Maria was 28, residing in Oakley and born in Saginaw
Michigan. William was a teamster by trade and she listed no
He spelled his mother Catherine's name Robinault. Witness to
was Isaac and Ella Larkins. The following information furnished
Ida Larkins Bauer to Lynnwood Shaw: William was born April Fool's Day
1856 near Sidney, Ohio. The Larkins were small farmers, supplying
livelyhood from their farm. In 1891 Maria and William were
settled in Ashley, MI. William began working for Elmer Fuller in
dredging and laying tile. The farm and the surrounding area that
resided was on very low ground and drain fields were uncommon at this
Thus, during the spring rains, water would seep into the house, forcing
family to seek refuge upstairs. This eventually led William to
the farm in Ashley for one in Grant Township, Clare County, sight
Unfortunately, upon arriving to their new home, they found the farm but
house. William continued to work for Elmer Fuller, coming to see
family when transportation afforded. Their youngest daughter Ida,
delivered by Dr. Lamb in Grant Township. William found work close
home with the county, surfacing the road with his team of horses.
Martha Maria stayed on the farm, selling eggs and cream to the local
merchants. Contact Elaine Rumler
Clare, Grant Twp
Larkins born 18 Sept 1857in Ottawa, Ohio and died 17 May 1928 in Brady
Saginaw County, Michigan was the oldest daughter of James W. and
Larkins. She married Alexander Rudolphous Harris (born in 1835)
26 November 1881. Alexander was a widower with eight living
some already married. Mary became their beloved stepmother and
like a sister to some of them. They moved to a farm in Brady
near Brady Center. Mary often taught in the Brady School and
three of her grand children and well as eight of her own children and
step-children. Alexander died 25 Feb 1911. Mary never
married again and died in 1928..
Harris married Wallace
Boyd. They lived on a farm in the Adrian, Michigan
Nettie and Wallace had four children: i. Frances Boyd
married and had one son named Basil Boyd. Frances died young and Basil
was raised by his grandmother. ii. Catherine Boyd was married and
had one daughter named Charlene. Charlene died young. iii.
Esther Boyd married a man named Sabo and it is believed they had two
daughters. iv. Basil Boyd died as a teenager. Nettie
married 2nd a man
named Bird and they operated a hotel in Hudson, Michigan for
Later Nettie moved to Toledo, Ohio where she spent the rest of her
C. Harris born 19 January
1884 died 31 March 1972
(Good Friday) married George S. Boyd (no known relation to Wallace Boyd
who married Nettie Harris) on 6 May 1906. George Boyd was a civil
engineer and followed
the oil wells for work chiefly in Texas and Louisiana. Later they
to Michigan where they lived on the old Harris farm until they moved to
Michigan where George died 28 March 1946. Mary (Mamie as she was known)
George had six children: i. Virgil Irene Boyd born January 26,
in Lima, Ohio (died January 28, 2001 in Elsie, Michigan.) She
Warren Strickland. ii. Mancell Lee Boyd born 18 Nov 1912 in
Louisiana, died 11 Sept 1973 in Carson City, Michigan. He married
Hammond, 10 Dec 1936. iii. Alma Elnora Boyd born 26 July
in Rodessa, Louisiana married Theodore Roosevelt Bates. iv.
Jasmine Boyd born 22 June 1917 and died 2 November 1921. v.
Sylvester Boyd Jr., born 10 Sept 1919 in Burkburnett, Texas married
Johnson in Rockford, Illinois. vi. Richard Case Boyd born 31 Aug
in Burkburnett, Texas, married Helen I. Tribfelner, died June 12, 1965
Canada while on a fishing trip. For more data on this family see: Boyd
married William Reynolds. He was a Woodsman and an
outdoorsman. They had three children. Alma died when the
youngest baby, Mildred was three weeks old and the three children were
raised by their grandmother, Mary C. Larkins Harris. Alma died
and was buried in Supulpa,
Oklahoma. William Reynolds the father of these children disappeared for
many years, but was later known to be living in the state of
Washington. i. Aldo Reynolds born 26 May 1906. Amy is
his wife. They had two daughters, Muriel Reynolds Sicard and
Ardis Reynolds Kingsbury. ii. Ella Reynolds married Willis
Woolston. They had one son Kenneth Reynolds and one daughter
Kathleen Woolston. iii. Mildred is married and lives
somewhere near Benton Harbour, Michigan. She has a daughter.
A. Harris born 17 April 1887
Dec 18, 1964. He married Florence Bliss and had two daughters: Edna
who married Dick Sloat and Wilma Harris who married Aymour
They have one son Aymour Shannon Jr. Bateson and Florence lived
Carland, Michigan and Bateson was a car salesman. Later he went
the farm implement busines.
married Edwin Walker. She was born in 1888 and they spent all
their married lives on a farm on West Peet Road in Brady Township,
Saginaw County, Michigan. They had six children, five boys and a
Walker died in 1956 and Dora died
in 1981 at the age of 92 in Dimondale, Michigan. Their children
i. Basil Walker married Rosalie _____? ii. Lloyd
is married to Catherine____? iii. George Walker married
Konkus. They live near Haslett, Michigan. iv. Chauncy
Walker married Katie Konkus a sister of Anne Konkus. They live in
house that was property of his father's original farm around the corner
Rd. v. Jessie Roancy Walker married Albert Osborne.
is deceased and Jessie lives in Midland, Michigan. vi.
Walker Jr., was killed in a car accident when he was a teenager.
Harris married Leon
Jeffery. They lived in
Sommerset Center, Michigan where they farmed. Later they moved to
Hudson, Michigan where they bought the hotel from her sister Nettie and
Leon installed furnaces and did furnace repair. They had several
children; Doris, Mary, Elizabeth, and Lyle all living near Hudson or
New Hudson, Michigan.
Harris, the youngest girl
married a widower by the name of Edward King. They were married
in Burkburnett or Wichita Falls in Texas. They spent most of
their lives in the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma leading a very
unsettled life. They had several children: James Edward, Robert,
Herschel, Bateson, Imogene, and Doretta. Robert is deceased. The
rest of this family now live in Northern California.
Washington Larkins Harris was
the youngest son. He married
first, Minerva Hammond who died in Bay City, Michigan in 1962.
and Minerva had four children; Lloyd and Emery who lives in Flint,
and Dora Harris Hartnell of Ashley, Illinois and Inez Harris Johnson of
Michigan. James 2nd wife's name was Dora and they lived in Evart,
at the time of his death.
the ninth child died in infancy.
Jane Larkins born 16 Nov 1859 in Ottawa, Ohio and died 22 July
1926. She married Elliott Cester Woodruff (1857-1932) on 7 Sept
1882 in Putnam County, Ohio. They lived on a farm near Chapin,
Michigan. They had several children among them were twin girls,
two sons, Lewis and Clarence W. 1889-1930, daughters Ella, Ida, and
Bessie Woodruff. Clarence married Catherine Herron and
lived in Owosso, Michigan. They had two children, a daughter
Lovica and a son James Woodruff. All deceased but Lovica who
married Howard Edwards and still lives in Owosso and has two
daughters. Lewis Woodruff was married to Dorothy and had two
children a son and a daughter. Lewis was a bank teller at the
Owosso Savings Bank in Owosso, Michigan. His widow Dorothy
married a man named Pretty who lived out on Pretty Road near Kerby
Corners, Owosso, MI. Ella May Woodruff born 7 May 1883 in Putnam Co., OH;
died 27 May 1944 in Chapin Tp., Saginaw County, Michigan married 21 Aug
1902, Karl Reinhart Georg, born 7 Feb 1874 in
Dillenburg-Niederosbach, Hesse, Germany; died 1950 in Grand Rapids,
Kent County, MI. He was the
son of Johannes Heinrich Georg and Wilhelmina Hess lived Chapin,
and had several children among them, Ida, Carl, Floyd, Dale and Opal
George. Bessie Woodruff married Clayton Walter. Ida also
a Walter and had Cester, Ada, and Inez. No information on the
Elizabeth (Emma) Larkins born 13 Aug 1861 in Ottawa, Ohio was first
married to David Runyan on 20 Oct 1881 in Sheriton Twp, Clare County,
Michigan and they had several children: Julia C. Runyan b. 1886,
Wesley Runyan, Gertrude Runyan
Green, and Grace Runyan LaBarr. Emma later married a man by the
of Cleary after the death of her first husband. They lived in
James Edward (Edd) Larkins born 1 July 1863 in Ottawa, Ohio and died
1946 in Oakley, Michigan. He married Ida M. Bashelier born 1865
in Indiana and died 1939. They settled on the farm that adjoined his
to the south. This is where he lived his entire life and raised a
family of two sons and three daughters. i. Roland Larkins (1889-1970) married Ivah
the Oakley, Michigan area. They had at least sons,
R. Larkins born 10 Feb 1928 and died 8 Sept 1928. ii. Floyd
R. Larkins (1888-1947)
spent his entire life in the Oakley area. iii. William
Larkins. iv. Lula Larkins
married Jay Walter. They had one son Donald Walter. Lulu died a
very young woman. v. Majel
Larkins (1904-1971), never married. She spent her entire life on
the home place and raised some of the Walter children. vi.
Ina Bethel Larkins
b. 8 Nov 1906 died 29 Nov 1909 fell into a tub of boiling water when a
young child. Photo of Ina Bethel and
WALTER, Don D. - Of Grand Blanc, formerly of Owosso, age 59, died Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Genesys Health Park. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, Larry Walden officiating. Family will receive visitors from 12 noon until time of service on Saturday. Don was born December 13, 1944 in Flint, MI. He was a member of both the Burton Eagles and the Burton Moose lodges. He retired from General Motors Delphi in 2001 after 36 years of service. Surviving are: mother, Mary Cassle of Owosso; sister, Lucia Carol (Larry) Walden of San Antonio, TX; brother, Jim O. (Linda) Walter of Owosso; sister, Constance Mae George of Stafford, VA; brother, Robert C. (Karen) Kimmel of Perry, MI; sister, Janie (Wayne) Cantrell of Mancelona, MI; many nieces, nephews and friends; good friend, Chris Koschmider of Davison. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Walter, October 13, 1989.
6. Annetty (Nettie) Larkins born 15 April 1865 in Ottawa, Ohio and married J.S. Porter 22 Feb 1883in Putnam County, Ohio. They lived in Leipsic, Oh.7. Doretty May (Doretta) (Dora) Larkins born 29 May 1870 in Ottawa, Ohio and died in April 1946. married 1st Ira Overpack (1860-1905). They lived on a farm in Brady Township and had the following children:
Alton R. Overpack (1889-1971) married Hazel E. _____? (1891-1954).
Percy Fay Overpack (13 May 1893-26 Oct 1957) married Lillian Sutliff (1894-1983) 25 Feb 1914 and had children, Alton F. Overpack (1916-1918) , Pauline Overpack (1919-1991) who married Lloyd H. Smith (1917-1995) and Alice Doretta Overpack, (ca. 1902-1904) she died after a fall from a relatives shoulders; according to the attending physician Alice suffered from a ruptured or seperated kidney.
Grace Lucille Overpack (24 Aug 1904-24 June 1977) married Carroll B. Shuster (19 April 1901-19 Sept 1958. Grace and Carroll had eight children---six still living; deceased are Alice Doretta (Doretta) and Marland. Arlin Shuster died in August of 2007.
Dora was left a
widow quite young and
married Peter Rice (1863-1929). They had at least one child, Delmer
Rice, (1911-1921) who died of a ruptured appendix.
(Gracy Codelice) Larkins born 27 July 1872 in Ottawa, Ohio and died 1
1923. She married George Albert Overpack (1868-1947) 14 Nov 1894 in
died when a young woman.
They lived on a farm near Brady Center.
This from Diana Wilkes: Grace and George had three children, each of whom died at birth--they were each buried down the lane on the Overpack farm, then moved to the Ridge road cemetery when it opened. George married 2nd. Flora E. Grinemill (1872-1946). They had no children.
info has been researched by a cousin, Connie
Cooper--she is the great granddaughter of Ira Overpack through Percy
am the great grand daughter of Ira through Grace Overpack
Wilkes >dameagatha "at" hotmail.com<
9. Ella (Ellanora) Larkins b. Oct 29 1876 in Ottawa, Ohio and died in 1968 in Chesaning, Michigan. . She married Amos Glick (1870-1934) 9 Nov 1898 in Henderson, Saginaw County, Michigan. Amos and Ella had no children.
3rd annual Larkins reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eliott Cester Woodruff of Chapin, Michigan on Thursday, 26 August 1915. President: E. C. Woodruff, Vice President: J.E. Larkins, Sec'y Lula Walter, Treas: Grace Overpack
4th annual Larkins reunion was held at home of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward (Edd) Larkins, Oakley, Michigan Thursday 31 August 1916, Mrs. Bessie Walter, Sec.
5th annual Larkins reunion was held at home of Peter Rice, Oakley, Michigan, Thursday 30 August 1917, Mrs Mary Harris, Sec, Oakley, Mi.
Hi, I saw your website about the Larkins family. Do you have any additional information regarding James Larkins, son of James Larkins the REV. soldier, who married Rebecca Sharp?
It looks like Rebecca died before 1849 as I found James marrying again that year in Jefferson County, OH. I have located James in Jefferson county in 1850, and he is in Jackson County, WV in 1860 with wife Lydia and a large number of children. In 1870, it appears that James is across the river in Meigs County living with John and Martha Matthews. From her age, I believe Martha is his daughter. Problem is he just disappears after that census and I haven't been able to find his wife Lydia and the remainder of his children after 1860.
I'd appreciate any other information that you might have on James Larkins.
Merry Anne Pierson tfsengnr at worldnet.att.net
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Misiuk Funeral Home of Chesaning, with Mr. Alex McClelland officiating. Burial will be at Ridge Road Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be Monday from 1 to 9 p.m.
Ronald was born Dec. 24, 1957, in Owosso.
Survivors include: daughter, Sonette Douglas; parents, Bill and Shirley (Meyers) Larkins of Oakley; brother, Stanley Larkins of Westphalia; sisters, Jacqueline (Bill) Crossley of Bannister, Jean Larkins of Elsie; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Shirley Smith.
He was predeceased by: his grandparents, Ivah and Roland Larkins and James and Viola Meyers.
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