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Descendants of Maurice Abbott

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

 

1. MAURICE1 ABBOTT was born Abt. 1540 in Guildford, England, and died Bet. 1573 - 1631 in England. He married ALICE MARSH Abt. 1558 in England. She was born Abt. 1540 in England, and died Bet. 1574 - 1644 in England.

 

Children of MAURICE ABBOTT and ALICE MARSH are:

2. i. SIR MORRIS2 ABBOTT, b. Abt. 1570, St. Nicholas Parrish, Surrey, England; d. 1661, London, England.

ii. RICHARD ABBOTT, b. Abt. 1570, St. Nicholas Parrish, Surrey, England; d. Abt. 1660, England.

iii. ANTHONY ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1563 - 1591, St. Nicholas Parrish, Surrey, England; d. Bet. 1570 - 1671.

iv. MAURICE ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1563 - 1591.

v. ROBERT ABBOTT, b. 1560, Guildford, England; d. 1618, England.

vi. GEORGE ABBOTT, b. October 29, 1562, Guildford, England; d. 1633, London, England.

GEORGE ABBOTT:

George was an English Prelate, a high-ranking ecclesiastic or Bishop. He was the Dean of Winchester in 1600; Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in 1609, of London in 1610 and a recognized leader of the English Calvinists. He was one of the translators of the New Testament in King James Bible in 1611 and author of "A Brief Description of the Whole Worlde" in 1599 and finally the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1611.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. SIR MORRIS2 ABBOTT (MAURICE1) was born Abt. 1570 in St. Nicholas Parrish, Surrey, England, and died 1661 in London, England. He married MARGARET BARNS 1596 in London, England. She was born Abt. 1575 in England, and died 1669 in England.

SIR MORRIS ABBOTT:

Knighted by the King of England, Sir Morris was Lord Mayor of London from 1637-1638.

 

Children of MORRIS ABBOTT and MARGARET BARNS are:

i. ANNA3 ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1597 - 1701.

ii. BARTHOLOMEW ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1598 - 1698, England.

iii. EDWARD ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1598 - 1698.

iv. ELIZABETH ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1597 - 1701.

v. MARGARET ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1597 - 1701.

vi. MARTHA ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1597 - 1701.

vii. MARY ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618, London, England; d. Bet. 1597 - 1701.

viii. MAURICE ABBOTT, b. Bet. 1596 - 1618.

3. ix. GEORGE E. ABBOTT, b. Abt. 1600, London, England; d. November 11, 1647, Rowley, Mass. (Essex County).

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. GEORGE E.3 ABBOTT (MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born Abt. 1600 in London, England, and died November 11, 1647 in Rowley, Mass. (Essex County). He married MARY HILL Bet. 1616 - 1631 in London, England.

GEORGE E. ABBOTT:

George E. and wife, Mary Hill, cam to the New World on the Mayflower as part of the John Alden Mayflower list. Records show this voyage was made in 1642. Life was difficult at best for these pioneers. According to a book entitled Descendants of George Abbott of Rowley, Mass., written by Major Lemuel Abijah Abbott about the early Abbott's, " they were literally in the wilds of a new continent, surrounded by want, suffering, sickness, wild beasts, hostile Indians, and with none of the comforts of life which they had been used to in England, nor could these be obtained. It is no wonder, then, that George Abbott, and possibly his wife, soon sickened and died from want and exposure, in the early days of Rowley. In accordance with custom, George probably deeded most of his estate to his eldest son, Thomas Abbott, Sr. The estates of his sons indicate that he owned much more land than there is any record of in his day."

 

Children of GEORGE ABBOTT and MARY HILL are:

4. i. GEORGE4 ABBOTT, b. 1631, England; d. March 22, 1688/89, Andover, Mass. (Essex County).

ii. THOMAS ABBOTT, SR., b. 1628, England; d. September 05, 1659, Rowley, Massachusetts; m. DOROTHY SWAN, May 13, 1655, Rowley, Massachusetts.

iii. NEHEMIAH ABBOTT, b. England; d. Bet. 1706 - 1707, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. MARY HOWE, December 14, 1659, Ipswich, Massachusetts.

NEHEMIAH ABBOTT:

Nehemiah and Mary had 4 children born in Ipswich, Mass.

iv. THOMAS ABBOTT, JR.

THOMAS ABBOTT, JR.:

This fourth son of George E. Abbott is likely an adopted son or a step-son. The records are not clear about this except that to distinguish between the elder Thomas and his younger step-brother was to assign the designations of Sr. and Jr.

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. GEORGE4 ABBOTT (GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born 1631 in England, and died March 22, 1688/89 in Andover, Mass. (Essex County). He married SARAH FARNUM April 26, 1658 in Ipswich, Mass. (Essex County), daughter of RALPH FARNUM and ALICE. She was born Abt. 1638 in Massachusetts, and died 1728 in Andover, Mass. (Essex County).

GEORGE ABBOTT:

George, who came to New England with his family on the Mayflower, lived in Rowley about 14 years when he settled in Andover. He was a tailor, very thrifty and industrious, and for that day was financially well off listed as one of the five wealthiest men in Andover. He was a member of Sergeant James Osgood's Militia Co. He married Sarah Farnum, youngest of five Farnum children, a distinguished family.

SARAH FARNUM:

Sarah's father and mother sailed from Southampton, England on April 6, 1635, in the brig James, and, after a voyage of 58 days, landed in Boston, Mass. They settled in Andover for a short while then moved to Dracut, Mass. They may have been from Welsh ancestry. According to Major Abbott's research, the Farnum's were a strong family with many of its early members taking a prominent part in the early public affairs of the country. There was Brig. General James M. Farnum of Revolutionary War fame. General Joseph Farnum was a Captain during the Rev. War and for 16 years of member of Congress, during which time he was Speaker of the House for 4 years and a U.S. Senator for 6 years. Then there was Capt. John Farnum of the French and Indian Wars and several other Farnum's in the Rev. War.

 

Children of GEORGE ABBOTT and SARAH FARNUM are:

5. i. GEORGE5 ABBOTT, b. January 28, 1658/59, Andover, Massachusetts; d. January 24, 1723/24, Andover, Massachusetts.

ii. SARAH ABBOTT, b. September 06, 1660, Andover, Massachusetts; d. November 06, 1723, Andover, Massachusetts; m. JOHN FAULKNER, October 19, 1681, Andover, Massachusetts; b. May 16, 1654, Andover, Massachusetts; d. September 02, 1715, Andover, Massachusetts.

 

SARAH ABBOTT:

Sarah and John Faulkner had 8 children at Andover, Mass.

6. iii. JOHN ABBOTT, b. August 26, 1662, Andover, Mass. (Essex County); d. March 24, 1717/18, Watertown, Mass..

iv. MARY ABBOTT, b. March 20, 1664/65, Andover, Massachusetts; m. STEPHEN BAKER, May 13, 1687, Andover, Massachusetts; b. July 06, 1659, Andover, Massachusetts; d. May 21, 1741, Methuen, Massachusetts.

MARY ABBOTT:

Mary and Stephen Barker had 9 children born in Andover, Mass.

v. NEHEMIAH ABBOTT, b. July 20, 1667, Andover, Massachusetts.

vi. HANNAH ABBOTT, b. September 22, 1668, Andover, Massachusetts; m. JAMES INGALLS, April 16, 1695, Andover, Massachusetts; b. September 24, 1669, Andover, Massachusetts.

HANNAH ABBOTT:

Hannah and James had 8 children born in Andover, Mass.

vii. MEHITABLE ABBOTT, b. February 17, 1670/71, Andover, Massachusetts.

viii. LYDIA ABBOTT, b. March 31, 1675, Andover, Massachusetts; d. March 11, 1738/39, Enfield, Connecticut; m. HENRY CHANDLER, November 28, 1695, Andover, Massachusetts; b. May 28, 1667, Andover, Massachusetts; d. August 27, 1737, Enfield, Connecticut.

LYDIA ABBOTT:

Lydia and Henry were in their line the great, great, great, great grandparents of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, who was President of the United States 1877 - 1881. The Chandler's were military men of considerable local fame in the Indian Wars. They had 13 children all born in Andover, Mass., and one hundred grandchildren.

ix. SAMUEL ABBOTT, b. May 30, 1678, Andover, Massachusetts.

SAMUEL ABBOTT:

Samuel was the progenitor of Lieut. John Abbott, of Rev. War fame; Col. Jervis Abbott; Major Chenery Abbott; Capt. Lemuel Abbott; Capt. Jason Abbott; Capt. Samuel Abbott of Williamstown, Vt; Dr. Josiah Abbott and Dr. Alexander Abbott of New York; and several others of considerable fame and service to the country.

x. MEHITABLE ABBOTT, b. April 04, 1680, Andover, Massachusetts; d. March 28, 1757, Cambridge, Massachusetts; m. GERSHOM CUTTER, June 11, 1701, Cambridge, Massachusetts; b. June 01, 1679, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MEHITABLE ABBOTT:

Gershom and Mehitable had 12 children all born in Cambridge, Mass.

 

Generation No. 5

 

5. GEORGE5 ABBOTT (GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born January 28, 1658/59 in Andover, Massachusetts, and died January 24, 1723/24 in Andover, Massachusetts. He married (1) ELIZABETH BALLARD September 13, 1689 in Andover, Massachusetts. She died May 06, 1706 in Andover, Massachusetts. He married (2) HANNAH ESTEY July 21, 1707 in Topsfield, Massachusetts. She was born 1667 in Topsfield, Massachusetts, and died November 05, 1741 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

 

Children of GEORGE ABBOTT and ELIZABETH BALLARD are:

 

i. GEORGE6 ABBOTT, b. July 28, 1691.

ii. URIAH ABBOTT, b. November 20, 1692.

iii. JACOB ABBOTT, b. March 19, 1693/94.

JACOB ABBOTT:

Captain Jacob fought in the French-Indian Wars.

 

iv. ELIZABETH ABBOTT, b. November 05, 1695.

v. OBED ABBOTT, b. March 16, 1695/96.

vi. MOSES ABBOTT, b. February 14, 1697/98.

vii. PETER ABBOTT, b. July 27, 1701.

viii. SARAH ABBOTT, b. March 17, 1701/02.

ix. HANNAH ABBOTT, b. April 16, 1706.

6. JOHN5 ABBOTT (GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born August 26, 1662 in Andover, Mass. (Essex County), and died March 24, 1717/18 in Watertown, Mass.. He married JEMIMA. She died March 05, 1754 in Watertown, Mass.

JOHN ABBOTT:

Progenitor of Capt. John, Rev. Orrin, Col. George, M.D., Hon. Chauncy, Prof. Lyman, and Capt. Abram Abbott and others of New York. He was a carpenter and mill-wright and one of the most prosperous financially of any of the descendants in the third generation.

 

Children of JOHN ABBOTT and JEMIMA are:

 

i. JEMIMA6 ABBOTT, b. October 10, 1699.

7. ii. JOHN ABBOTT, b. October 03, 1701, Sudbury, Mass. (Middlesex County)

iii. MARY ABBOTT, b. September 10, 1704.

iv. SARAH ABBOTT, b. February 01, 1706/07.

v. HANNAH ABBOTT, b. July 1710.

 

Generation No. 6

 

7. JOHN6 ABBOTT (JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born October 03, 1701 in Sudbury, Mass. (Middlesex County), and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH PHIPPS October 18, 1721 in Lexington, Mass.. She was born September 10, 1701 in Lexington, Mass..

JOHN ABBOTT:

Captain John Abbott was an adventurer. He was a housewright, planter, merchant and by tradition, a sea captain. He moved around Massachusetts and Connecticut until about 1728 when he went to sea until about 1730 when he settled in Georgetown, South Carolina. In 1738 he moved to North Carolina. He was one of the pioneers of the southern Abbotts. The tale is that he made several voyages abroad to England and the West Indies and finally wrecked in a storm off the coast of South Carolina. Captain Abbott's two sons left in Connecticut were both Colonels in the Rev. War. There is some speculation that he and Elizabeth may have had more children in the south but all of the records in Wilmington, N.C. have been destroyed and there is no documentary evidence known.

 

Children of JOHN ABBOTT and ELIZABETH PHIPPS are:

8. i. JOHN7 ABBOTT, b. April 02, 1724, Stow, Mass. (Middlesex County); d. May 21, 1814, Twelve Corners, New York (Cayuga County).

ii. JEMIMA ABBOTT, b. March 23, 1728/29.

iii. SAMUEL ABBOTT, b. September 18, 1726.

iv. SARAH ABBOTT

 

Generation No. 7

 

8. JOHN7 ABBOTT (JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born April 02, 1724 in Stow, Mass. (Middlesex County), and died May 21, 1814 in Twelve Corners, New York (Cayuga County). He married SARAH BAKER 1747. She died 1777 in Hoosick, New York.

JOHN ABBOTT:

Colonel John Abbott was a carpenter, trader, farmer, justice of the peace much of his life. However, as many of the men during this time, he was also a member of the Continental Army during the Rev. War. He and his family had built a log cabin on a farm in Pawlet, Vermont.

In U.S. Army Major Lemuel Abbott's book entitled "e;Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass."e; published by The Compiler, the story continues - "Just before the battle of Bennington, word was sent to the settlers at Pawlet, that the British had land ( probably from Lake Champlain), that the Indians would soon be among them and that they must flee for life to some place of safety. The evening the message was received, Col. Abbott had his teams hastily loaded with such supplies and household effects as he could quickly get together. Mrs. Abbott and her daughter Eunice, being ill with dysentery, were both placed on a feather-bed on top of one of the loads, driven by her daughter, Betsey, then 16 years old, while her little brother Chauncey, who was afterwards killed by a falling tree, drove the ox team. Following the teams another son was sent with the cattle, and after him, David with the sheep. Col. Abbott was the last to leave their frontier home. His restless saddle horse tied to a sapling in the yard read for use at a moment's notice, scenting Indians, first warned the Colonel of danger and their presence. Glancing about the premises and seeing an Indian dodge behind a tree, Abbott sprang into his saddle and dashed away, the Indian firing and wounding Abbott in the calf of the leg."

Amazingly, the family trekked all the way from Vermont to upstate New York where they settled near Hoosick. Mrs. Abbott died shortly after of dysentery in 1777. Col. Abbott went on to fight in many battles against the British. Major Abbott's book chronicles many such engagements and Col. Abbott's ability to rally various elements of the militia against the British and the Indians. He spent his final days on a farm with his son Lieut. John Abbott, near Twelve Corners, Cayuga County, N.Y.

He died at age 90, much broken and palsied. His remains were first interred in a private burying-ground on the homestead, but in the spring of 1863 were removed to the Westfall Cemetery, near Twelve Corners, New York.

 

Children of JOHN ABBOTT and SARAH BAKER are:

9. i. JOHN8 ABBOTT, b. July 17, 1748, Colchester, Ct. (New London County); d. March 30, 1835, Niles, New York (Cayuga County).

ii. SARAH ABBOTT, b. May 27, 1750.

iii. SAMUEL ABBOTT, b. 1751.

iv. JOEL ABBOTT

v. CHAUNCEY ABBOTT

vi. PHEBE ABBOTT, b. 1765.

vii. DANIEL ABBOTT, b. June 04, 1768.

viii. BETSEY ABBOTT

ix. EUNICE ABBOTT

 

Generation No. 8

 

9. JOHN8 ABBOTT (JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born July 17, 1748 in Colchester, Ct. (New London County), and died March 30, 1835 in Niles, New York (Cayuga County). He married SUSANNAH MEACHAM 1770 in Cambridge, New York. She was born November 23, 1756 in Weston, Mass. (Middlesex County), and died May 12, 1833 in Niles, New York (Cayuga County).

 

Children of JOHN ABBOTT and SUSANNAH MEACHAM are:

10. i. JOHN9 ABBOTT, b. September 23, 1785, Pawlet, Vermont (Rutland County); d. February 1815, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ii. SARAH ABBOTT, b. April 10, 1781.

iii. CHAUNCY ABBOTT, b. November 01, 1782.

iv. IRA ABBOTT, b. January 17, 1784.

v. LYMAN ABBOTT, b. November 06, 1787.

vi. CLARA ABBOTT, b. December 12, 1789.

vii. ORRIN ABBOTT, b. March 24, 1792.

viii. REUBEN ABBOTT, b. April 13, 1794.

ix. LEVI ABBOTT, b. November 03, 1796.

x. DANIEL G. ABBOTT, b. November 03, 1796.

xi. ISAAC ABBOTT, b. February 20, 1801.

 

Generation No. 9

 

10. JOHN9 ABBOTT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born September 23, 1785 in Pawlet, Vermont (Rutland County), and died February 1815 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He married BETSEY ABBOTT. She was born in 1786 and died September 09, 1878.

JOHN ABBOTT:

Married his cousin, Betsey Abbott. He was an expert carpenter. He served as a fifer in the War of 1812 and was at the battle of Lake Erie. He was made a prisoner of war in warm weather, when thinly clad and died at age 30 from exposure the following winter while in a prisoner of war camp in Nova Scotia.

Betsey was a very intelligent woman and during and after the war supported herself and her children by teaching. She was 92 when she died.

 

Children of JOHN ABBOTT and BETSEY ABBOTT are:

11. i. SAMUEL JOHN10 ABBOTT, b. October 29, 1808, Niles, New York (Cayuga County); d. November 26, 1889, Fremont, Indiana.

ii. DESIRE ABBOTT, b. 1811, Cato, New York (Cayuga County); m. JOSHUA CHASE; b. Victory, New York (Cayuga County); d. May 18, 1857, Victory, New York (Cayuga County).

iii. SUSAN ABBOTT

 

Generation No. 10

 

11. SAMUEL JOHN10 ABBOTT (JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born October 29, 1808 in Niles, New York (Cayuga County), and died November 26, 1889 in Fremont, Indiana. He married (2) DEBORAH BURGHDUFF February 26, 1829 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County), daughter of WILLIAM BURGHDUFF and BETSEY BARTON. She was born 1810 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County), and died February 03, 1849 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County). He married (3) ELIZA BURGHDUFF August 12, 1849 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County), daughter of WILLIAM BURGHDUFF and BETSEY BARTON. She was born in Victory, New York (Cayuga County), and died in Fremont, Indiana.

 

Children of SAMUEL ABBOTT and DEBORAH BURGHDUFF are:

12. i. ADALINE11 ABBOTT, b. March 07, 1832, Victory, New York (Cayuga County); d. January 28, 1916, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

ii. BETSEY ABBOTT, b. August 03, 1830, Victory, New York (Cayuga County); d. February 13, 1851, Victory, New York (Cayuga County).

iii. JOHN ABBOTT, b. December 03, 1833, Victory, New York (Cayuga County); d. November 06, 1866, Westbury, New York.

JOHN ABBOTT:

Served in the Civil War as a private with Company I, 111th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. Died in 1866 from exposure.

13. iv. MATILDA ANN ABBOTT, b. December 06, 1835, Westbury, New York.

v. LYMAN ABBOTT, b. December 23, 1838, Westbury, New York.

LYMAN ABBOTT:

Was a Medical Doctor. Served in the Civil War as a wound dresser. Served under Generals N.A. Miles and W. S. Hancock, New York Volunteer Infantry. Royal Arch Mason and member of Knights of Pythias and GAR. Resided in later life in Fremont, Indiana.

vi. JOSIAH ABBOTT, b. 1840, Westbury, New York; d. February 02, 1844, Westbury, New York.

14. vii. SUSAN DESIRE ABBOTT, b. October 07, 1842, Victory, New York (Cayuga County).

 

Generation No. 11

 

12. ADALINE11 ABBOTT (SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born March 07, 1832 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County), and died January 28, 1916 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She met NELSON E. BURGHDUFF March 07, 1853 in Westbury, New York, son of JACOB BURGHDUFF and JANE. He was born September 16, 1831 in Westbury, New York, and died February 19, 1918 in Lowell, Michigan.

ADALINE ABBOTT:

Obit - The remains of Mrs. Adaline Burghduff, whose death occurred in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 28, 1916, were brought to Batavia on the following day and were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Graves to await burial. Her aged husband, Nelson E. Burghduff, who is in his 86th year, was accompanied from his home in Lowell, to Batavia by his don-in-law, Fred Barnes, his sister, Mrs. E.M. Jardon and his granddaughter, Mrs. William Stone, all of Lowell. She is survived by three daughters - Mrs. Ella Barnes of Lowell, Mrs. Mariam Graves of Batavia, and Mrs. Elvelinnie Carr of Branch; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Susan Wendover of Grand Rapids, and a half sister, Mrs. Frances Michael of Fremont, Indiana. In 1872, Adaline moved to Branch County, Michigan

 

 

NELSON E. BURGHDUFF:

Nelson was a farmer in Bethel township. Later moved to Spring Lake, N.Y. where he managed a large hotel. Together with Adaline, he moved to Bethel, Michigan in 1872 and farmed the land 1/2 mile south of N. Bethel school. They later moved to Coldwater and purchased a home on Polk St. On August 07, 1913, He and Adaline celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary.

 

Children of ADALINE ABBOTT and NELSON BURGHDUFF are:

 

i. MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, b. March 11, 1856, Empire, New York (Wayne County); d. August 27, 1938, Batavia, Michigan; m. WILLIAM J. GRAVES, March 28, 1874, Bethel, Michigan (Branch County); b. March 28, 1854, Coldwater, Michigan; d. July 14, 1924, Batavia, Michigan.

MARIAM BURGHDUFF:

Known as "Little Grandma", Mariam was a very petite lady who had a great disposition. Everyone liked her. In 1924, Mariam and William celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. In 1906, they moved to Batavia and are both buried at Batavia Cemetery.

WILLIAM J. GRAVES:

He was a stone mason by trade and worked with his father in Brick Manufacturing. He hauled the first load of bricks for what is now the Coldwater Community Hospital. By 1870, he was an accomplished stone mason - laid foundation and bricks for many Coldwater homes and businesses.

He and his wife, Mariam, spent four years in South Dakota, homesteading a ranch which he later sold to his son, Clare. Clare was a risk taker, swashbuckling type who is reputed to have made a fortune in the Black Hills of the Dakotas mining gold. I remember him showing up in Coldwater wearing gold rings, driving a Cadillac, smoking big stogies and drinking his rye while putting a cud of chewing tobacco in his mouth. I don't think anyone really knew whether it was a show or he really did have money.

 

 

ii. ELLA F. BURGHDUFF, b. Cayuga County, New York; m. HENRY W. WEBB, September 20, 1875, Branch County, Michigan; b. February 14, 1851, Portage County, Ohio; d. December 29, 1884, Batavia, Michigan.

iii. ELVALINNIE BURGHDUFF, m. TRUMAN CARR.

13. MATILDA ANN11 ABBOTT (SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born December 06, 1835 in Westbury, New York. She married WILLIAM HENRY MILLER August 07, 1852 in Westbury, New York, son of HENRY MILLER and MARIA EGNER. He was born November 11, 1834 in Wolcott, New York (Wayne County).

WILLIAM HENRY MILLER:

A carriage maker and tavern keeper. They resided in Hersey, Grand Rapids. Enlisted in Civil War as private in the 9th Regiment, Heavy Artillery. Was engaged in many battles and served coffee from his tin cup to the late President Lincoln when strolling through the Military grounds around Washington, DC. Member of GAR. They had four children.

 

Children of MATILDA ABBOTT and WILLIAM MILLER are:

i. IRVING ALBERT12 MILLER, b. June 06, 1853, Westbury, New York; m. LYDIA JANE OSTROM, October 02, 1889, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ii. HELEN MARIA MILLER, b. July 15, 1857, Westbury, New York; m. ALFONZO T. PECK, April 02, 1874, Hersey, New York.

iii. WILLIS MILLER, b. May 07, 1859, Wolcott, New York (Wayne County); m. CARRIE W. WARREN, Unknown, Kalmazoo, Michigan.

iv. MARY ADEL MILLER, b. April 09, 1861, Westbury, New York; m. MARK H. WOODRUFF, April 09, 1884, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

14. SUSAN DESIRE11 ABBOTT (SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born October 07, 1842 in Victory, New York (Cayuga County). She married PHILIP WENDOVER July 04, 1861 in Fulton, New York. He was born November 28, 1839 in Butlers, New York (Cayuga County).

SUSAN DESIRE ABBOTT:

Was very active in her husband's business, keeping the books, contracting and designing house plans. Accumulated about $20,000 worth of property.

PHILIP WENDOVER:

Graduated in 1862 from Mead College, NY. Became a grocer. Moved from NY to Hillsdale, Michigan on April 30,1870 where he became a foreman in the lumber business, and in 1877 moved to Grand Rapids, where he built and speculated on houses.

 

Children of SUSAN ABBOTT and PHILIP WENDOVER are:

i. JESSIE ISADORE12 WENDOVER, b. October 07, 1864, Rochester, NY; m. JAMES HARRY PITTENGER, October 25, 1883, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ii. GRACE EDITH WENDOVER, b. July 13, 1869, Victory, New York (Cayuga County); m. DR. DENNIS MURRAY, January 03, 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 12

 

15. MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF (ADALINE11, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born March 11, 1856 in Empire, New York (Wayne County), a1nd died August 27, 1938 in Batavia, Michigan. She married WILLIAM J. GRAVES March 28, 1874 in Bethel, Michigan (Branch County), son of ARCHIBOLD GRAVES and MARY MALON. He was born March 28, 1854 in Coldwater, Michigan, and died July 14, 1924 in Batavia, Michigan.

            MARIAM BURGHDUFF:                                            

                    Known as "Little Grandma", Mariam was a very petite lady who had a great         disposition. Everyone liked her. In 1924, she and William celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. In 1906, they moved to Batavia and both are  buried in Batavia.

            WILLIAM J. GRAVES:

                            He was a stone mason by trade and worked with his father in Brick Manufacturing.  He hauled the first load of bricks for what is now the Coldwater Community Hospital. By 1870, he was an accomplished stone mason - having laid stone foundation and bricks for many Coldwater homes and businesses. He and his wife, Mariam, spent four years in South Dakota, homesteading a ranch which he later sold to his son, Clare. Clare was a risk taker, swashbuckling type who is reputed to have made a fortune in the Black Hills of the Dakotas mining gold. I remember him showing up in Coldwater wearing gold rings, driving a Cadillac, smoking big stogies and drinking his rye while putting a cud of chewing tobacco in his mouth. I don't think anyone really knew whether it was a show or he really did have money.

 

 Children of MARIAM BURGHDUFF and WILLIAM GRAVES are:

i. MAUDE MAE5 GRAVES, b. July 22, 1877, Batavia, Michigan; d. December 28, 1948, Coldwater, Michigan; m. ARDEN SPENCER HILL, February 23, 1897, Bethel, Michigan; b. June 28, 1870, Little Cooley, Pennsylvania; d. September 15, 1915, Coldwater, Michigan.

MAUDE MAE GRAVES:

As a young lady she was an elocutionist, and recited poems at entertainment events all over the immediate Branch County area. She became well known for her talents. Married to Arden in her parents home in Bethel. After moving back to Coldwater from Windsor, Ohio, she and Arden bought the home at 78 Green St. for $ 1800.00. Lived at 78 Green St. until 1948 when she bought the home on 25 Whitten Ave. and lived there until her death. Aunt Ferne lived with her most of Grandma's life at both locations. She is buried at Batavia Cemetery.

ARDEN SPENCER HILL:

In Windsor, Ohio Arden worked for Levi Hill in his cheese box business. After 3 years moved back to Coldwater to work for Pratt Manufacturing Company painting sled boards. He became the chief artist for Pratt designing many new patterns for sleds. His most famous design was a combination of roses and streping flowers. He did all the sled designs free hand. Unfortunately, the lead in the paint took its toll over the years and he died of a lung condition at the age of 45.

When he became ill, the family rented a farm around 1911 on Jonesville Road so he could get fresh air. In 1915 they moved back to Coldwater to the home on Green St. where he died. He is buried in the Batavia Cemetery.

ii. GRACE GRAVES, b. May 25, 1882, Batavia, Michigan; d. May 12, 1940, Batavia, Michigan; m. SHERMAN GRAY, April 11, 1900, Batavia, Michigan; b. Unknown, Bethel Township, Branch County, Michigan; d. October 20, 1935, Batavia, Michigan.

iii. CLARE GRAVES, b. Batavia, Michigan; d. in Provo, South Dakota.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

16. MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES (MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born July 22, 1877 in Batavia, Michigan, and died December 28, 1948 in Coldwater, Michigan. She married ARDEN SPENCER HILL February 23, 1897 in Bethel, Michigan, son of GEORGE HILL and MALINDA SWIHART.

Children of MAUDE GRAVES and ARDEN HILL are:

14. i. LLOYD GRAVES14 HILL, b. December 25, 1898, Windsor Corners, Ohio (Ashtabula County); d. March 15, 1983, Coldwater, Michigan.

ii. MARIAM FERNE HILL, b. December 22, 1901, Bethel, Michigan (Branch County); d. January 05, 1975, Coldwater, Michigan.

iii. WILMA GRACE HILL, born June 18, 1907, Coldwater, Michigan and died December 23, 2007, in Dayton, Ohio; she lived for 100 years, 6 months, 5 days and the only Centenarian in the family.

iv. JESSIE VIOLA HILL, b. November 07, 1909, Coldwater, Michigan; d. June 26, 1991, Coldwater, Michigan.

17. CLARE13 GRAVES (MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born in Batavia, Michigan, and died in Provo, South Dakota.

 

Children of CLARE GRAVES are:

i. ELOISE14 GRAVES

ii. KENNETH GRAVES

 

Generation No. 14

 

18. LLOYD GRAVES14 HILL (MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born December 25, 1898 in Windsor Corners, Ohio (Ashtabula County), and died March 15, 1983 in Coldwater, Michigan. He married HELEN LAFLER June 17, 1928 in Kinderhook, Michigan, daughter of HARRY LAFLER and NELLIE JONES.

 

Children of LLOYD HILL and HELEN LAFLER are:

15. i. RICHARD LEE15 HILL

ii. PATRICIA JOANN HILL, b. February 18, 1943, Coldwater, Michigan; d. August 03, 1987, Coldwater, Michigan.

19. WILMA GRACE14 HILL (MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married WEIR G. HYLAND February 08, 1932 in Coldwater, Michigan, son of DELBERT HYLAND and MINA CAIN.

Children of WILMA HILL and WEIR HYLAND are:

16. i. NANCY LOU15 HYLAND

ii. MARYJO HYLAND

iii. THOMAS SPENCER HYLAND m. PHYLIS FENNO on December 6, 1969 in Coldwater, Michigan.  Thomas was born on July 14, 1937 in Coldwater, Michigan and died April 20, 2003 in Sturgis, Michigan.  He is buried at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. 

                              iv. TERRY LEE HYLAND

                              v. RICHARD WEIR HYLAND, b. 1940, Coldwater, Michigan, 1940. 

20. JESSIE VIOLA14 HILL (MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born November 07, 1909 in Coldwater, Michigan, and died June 26, 1991 in Coldwater, Michigan. She married (1) HARRY CLAAR 1930 in Coldwater, Michigan. She married (2) BRUCE MERRIS 1978 in Coldwater, Michigan.

 

Children of JESSIE HILL and HARRY CLAAR are:

17. i. LARRY DEE15 CLAAR, b. December 05, 1934, Coldwater, Michigan; d. July 04, 1968, Butler, Michigan; m. COLEEN GRINNELL, May 20, 1956, Girard, Michigan.

ii. SHIRLEY MAE CLAAR

 

Generation No. 15

 

21. RICHARD LEE15 HILL (LLOYD GRAVES14, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married (1) MARY ELIZABETH WAY, daughter of WAYNE WAY and DOROTHY LOCKWOOD. He married (2) MONICA LOUISE HELLNER, daughter of ROBERT HELLNER and BETTY WHEATON.

 

Children of RICHARD HILL and MARY WAY are:

i. DAVID STEPHEN HILL, Adopted son of Richard. David & Bryce May were partners for well over 20 years.  Bryce passed away on August 12, 2006.

                                        18. ii. MARTHA16 LOUIS HILL

iii. REBECCA SUSAN HILL

iv. SARAH ANNE HILL

 

Child of RICHARD HILL and MONICA HELLNER is:

v. JENNIFER ANN MILLER, Step daughter of Richard

22. NANCY LOU15 HYLAND (WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married JOHN W. BURTCH 

Children of NANCY HYLAND and JOHN BURTCH are:

19. i. GARY WILLIAM16 BURTCH

ii. STEVEN WEIR BURTCH 

iii. LYNN RENE' BURTCH

23. MARYJO15 HYLAND (WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married DARYL E. ALLEN 

Children of MARYJO HYLAND and DARYL ALLEN are:

20. i. LISA LYNN16 ALLEN

ii. TANIS ALLEN

iii. CRAIG ALLEN

24. SHIRLEY MAE15 CLAAR (JESSIE VIOLA14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married JOSEPH ALBERT PALMATIER 

 

Children of SHIRLEY CLAAR and JOSEPH PALMATIER are:

21. i. ERIC RICHARD16 PALMATIER

ii. TAMRA SHAN PALMATIER

iii. MICHELLE DENICE PALMATIER m. MARK OLMSTED

iv. RENEE' LYNET PALMATIER

 

Generation No. 16

 

25. MARTHA LOUIS16 HILL (RICHARD LEE15, LLOYD GRAVES14, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married JEFFERY HURLEY 

Children of MARTHA HILL and JEFFERY HURLEY are:

22 i. MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER17 HURLEY

ii. ERIC ANTHONY HURLEY

 

26. REBECCA SUSAN16 HILL (RICHARD LEE15, LLOYD GRAVES14, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married MICHAEL REED 

Children of REBECCA HILL and MICHAEL REED are:

23. i. ADAM MICHAEL17 REED

ii. JUSTIN LUCAS REED

 

27. SARAH ANNE16 HILL (RICHARD LEE15, LLOYD GRAVES14, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1)  married JAMES SETA 

Child of SARAH HILL and JAMES SETA is:

24. i. OLIVIA CHRISTINE17 SETA

ii. JAMES VINCENT SETA

 

 

28. GARY WILLIAM16 BURTCH (NANCY LOU15 HYLAND, WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married FAYE HOFFER 

Children of GARY BURTCH and FAYE HOFFER are:

25. i. GARRETT17 BURTCH

ii. GRANT BURTCH

iii. MARIA BURTCH 

 

29. LYNN RENE'16 BURTCH (NANCY LOU15 HYLAND, WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1)  married DONALD WELTY 

Children of LYNN BURTCH and DONALD WELTY are:

26. i. SARAH17 WELTY

ii. RENE' WELTY

 

30. LISA LYNN16 ALLEN (MARYJO15 HYLAND, WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married PHILLIP WARNER.

Children of LISA ALLEN and PHILLIP WARNER are:

27. i. LINDSEY JO17 WARNER

ii. KATLYN ANN WARNER

iii. CURTIS ALLEN WARNER 

iv. TY PHILLIP WARNER

 

31. TANIS JO16 ALLEN (MARYJO15 HYLAND, WILMA GRACE14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married STEPHEN ROSOFF.

 

Children of TANIS ALLEN and STEPHEN ROSOFF are:

i. IAN6 ROSOFF, Step son of Tanis

ii. CAROLINE ROSOFF, Step daughter of Tanis

 

32. ERIC RICHARD16 PALMATIER (SHIRLEY MAE15 CLAAR, JESSIE VIOLA14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1)  married KELLY VOGT 

Children of ERIC PALMATIER and KELLY VOGT are:

28. i. IAN JOSEPH17 PALMATIER

ii. ALLI ELIZABETH PALMATIER 

 

33. TAMRA SHAN16 PALMATIER (SHIRLEY MAE15 CLAAR, JESSIE VIOLA14 HILL, MAUDE MAE13 GRAVES, MARIAM12 BURGHDUFF, ADALINE11 ABBOTT, SAMUEL JOHN10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE E.3, MORRIS2, MAURICE1) married JAMES FOX

Children of TAMRA PALMATIER and JAMES FOX are:

29. i. CAMERON JAMES17 FOX

ii. JORDAN MICHAEL FOX

Generation No. 17

6. GRANT  BURTCH (GARY BURTCH, NANCY HYLAND, WEIR G., DELBERT, ALBERT G) married  LISA COX

Child of GRANT BURTCH and LISA is:

                                   
                                       7.  i. RHETT SHERMAN BURTCH
6. MARIA BURTCH (GARY BURTCH, NANCY HYLAND, WEIR G., DELBERT, ALBERT G) married CARL ALLEN
Children of MARIA BURTCH and CARL ALLEN are:
                                       i. CALEB WAYNE ALLEN
                                       ii.  TESSA MARIE ALLEN