Lapeer County Genealogy & History

Biographies
Biographies D - H

DANIEL DONALDSON, born 1834, in Woodstock, Oxford Co. Ont; s/o Hugh Donaldson & Jane Watson. Married 1st to Mary Vail (1846-1886); married 2nd on 9 Nov 1891, Rebecca Ward 1857-1929. Daniel was an auctioneer. He died in Lapeer 19 Apr. 1929. Sources: Pioneer Families of Lapeer; Todd Walker.

JEREMAIN DONOVAN, born 16 July 1843, Hastings Co. Ont; s/o S. Daniel & Ellen (Huntley). To Imlay Twp., Lapeer Co. 1864; married 1878, to Catherine Graham (1852-1936). Jeremiah died 1908. At least 7 children born in Imlay. Sources: Lapeer Birth Records; Lapeer Death Records; Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Imlay.

CHARLES HENRY DOWNER, born 1845, Adelaide Township, Middlesex Co. Ont, s/o John Downer & Lucy Rapley. Charles married to Sarah Moor or Carrie Ann
Forsythe. Charles was a grain merchant in North Branch. He had at least 4
children born in North Branch twp between 1873 and 1888. Sources, 1861 Adelaide Twp. Middlesex Co. Ont Census, Lapeer Birth Records

ALONZO DURPHY, born 5 Nov 1844, Dereham Twp., Oxford Co. Ont; s/o Elisha Durphy, who was born in VT and wife, Contant. First wife was Sarah who died 2 Mar 1870, age 24. Second wife was Elizabeth A. Kelly born, 1851 in Kent Co. Ont. They married about 1871, in Lapeer Co. Alonzo died 1904; buried in Burlington Twp. Lapeer Co. Sources: Kelly Family Records, Lapeer Co. Birth Records, Alonzo obituary.

THOMAS DUTCHER, born 11 Oct 1825, Burford Twp., Brant Co. Ont. s/o Henry & Mary Dutcher Thomas; died 14 Nov 1889, and is buried in North Branch. Sources, Dutcher Family History, Maple Grove Cemetery, 1880 Lapeer Census.

John Phineas Eggleston, MD, born 16 May 1851, Ancaster Twp. Wentworth Co. Ont. To Imlay, Lapeer Co. 1879. Married 12 May 1883, to Jenny Handley. Died 1914; buried in Imlay. 2 daughters. Sources: Portrait & Bios of Genesse ,Lapeer & Tuscola; Imlay Cemetery, Lapeer birth records.

NATHAN H. FIELD, born 19 Mar 1817, Kent Co. Ont. s/o Daniel Field and Sarah Kesson. Married 1841, in Howard Twp.. Kent Co. Ont., to Electra Ann McNeil (1820-1886). Had 10 children born in Kent Co. Ont. To MI about 1863. Nathan died 1867, in Lapeer Co. Sources: Marian Belanger, 1861 Howard Twp., Kent Co. Ont Census.

JOSEPH HUME FINDLEY, born 1828, Scotland. Married 27 Mar 1850, in Wolford Twp. Grenville Co., to Mary Jane Boyle. To Kent Co. Ont., 1851. To Lapeer Co. about 1860. Had at least 8 children. Joseph died 1879, in Texas while visiting a daughter. Sources: Helen Huckle Elford, 1860 Lapeer Census.

MARTIN FOX, born 1822 NYS, s/o Benjamin & Eleanor Fox, married 6 May 1846, in Oxford Co. Ont. to Eliza Schemmerhorn. They had 1 son, 4 daughters. To Lapeer Co. 1855. Martin died 29 May 1896. Sources: Martin & Horace Fox’s obituary; Brock District Marriage Register.

MORRIS FRIDER, born 1822, Kent Co. Ont., to Marathon Twp., Lapeer Co. 1857. Married 1870, to Anna Hayes, possibly his 2nd wife. Morris died 8 Nov 1886, Marathon Twp. Sources: History of Lapeer Co.; Lapeer Birth & Death Records, 1851 Chatham Twp. Kent Co. Ont Census.

REV. FRANCIS J. GALBRAITH, born 26 June 1829, Toronto, Ont; s/o James Galbraith & Martha Bridgeland. Married 3 Sept 1855, in Oxford Co. Ont, to Elizabeth Schell. Had at least 4 children. Francis died 25 Jan. 1892. in North Branch, Lapeer Co. MI. Sources: Pioneer Families of Lapeer, Brock District Marriage Register, History of Lapeer Co, Maple Grove Cemetery.

CYRENIUS GALLINGER, born 1840 Brockville, Leeds Co. Ont. To Lapeer Co. 1858. Married 1866, to Ann Amelia Stevenson. Had at least four children in Deerfield Twp. Sources: Lapeer birth & death records.

JOHN GARDINER/GARDNER, born 1861, in Kent Co. Ont. s/o Ralph. Was a druggist, was married to Clara Malcolm. John died in Lapeer Co. 1935. Sources: Ralph Gardiner's obituary, The Malcolm Family History.

ROBERT L. GARK, born 1849 Ingersoll, Oxford Co. Ont. To MI with parents in 1855, to Imlay 1880. Married Miss Beardsley. Sources: History of Lapeer; 1870 Lapeer Census.

DAVID JOHN GERMAN, born 23 Dec 1834, married Harriet McCartney, 19 Mar 1857, in Brighton, Northumberland Co. Ont. To MI 1865, later to Imlay. At least 4 daughters. Sources: Harriet's obituary; Imlay Township Cemetery.

JOHN GORMLEY, born 10 June 1825, in Ireland. Married 1854, in Cayuga, Haldimand Co., Ont. to Bridget Duffy (1830-1906). In 1860 to Rideway, MI. To Lapeer Co. 1871. At least 8 children. Sources: History of Lapeer Co., 1910 Lapeer Census, Pioneer Families of Lapeer, Lapeer death records.

MICHAEL GORMLEY, born 20 Sept 1851, in Mitchell, Perth Co., Ont.; s/o Michael Gormley & Margaret Flynn. To Arcadia Twp. Lapeer Co. 1866, married 1879, to Eliza Kane/Cain. At least 5 children. Michael died 29 June 1940, buried North Branch, Lapeer Co. Sources: Pioneer Families of Lapeer Co., 1870 & 1910 Lapeer Census, Lapeer Birth Records, St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Branch.

CHARLES GRIFFIN, born about 1855 in Norwich Twp. Oxford Co. Ont. Married to Ellen Jane Dodges or Dobbs. Son, Seth, born in Burlington Twp., Lapeer Co. 1877. Charles died 31 Jan. 1889. Sources: 1880 Lapeer Census.

WILLIAM HARP, born Oxford Co. Ont. To Burlington Twp. Lapeer Co., 1861.
Married 1871 to Mary Jane Gibbard 1854-1917, William died 1910, buried in W. Burlington Cemetery, at least 3 children. Sources: History of Lapeer Co., Lapeer Birth Records, W. Burlington Cemetery records.

PAUL E. HARRINGTON, born 11 Apr 1830, East Oxford, Ont; s/o Jared Harrington & Catherine Morris. Paul married Sophia Chambers. Had at least 3 children. Sources: Lapeer Birth & Death records, Maple Grove Cemetery, North Branch.

WILLIAM HARRISON, born about 1828, in Howard Twp. Kent Co. Ont; s/o Lowell Harrison & Margaret Ruddle. William married in Kent Co. 24 Feb 1862 to Jane Flook, Had 5 children in Kent Co. between 1863 & 1875. Family in Attica Twp. Lapeer Co. in 1880 Census. William died 29 mar 1910. Sources: Mary Lou Duncan, 1880 Attica Census, 1900 Sanilac Census.

WELLINGTON HARRISON, born 7 Jan 1843, in Sidney Twp., Hastings Co. Baptised there in Methodist Church 8 Mar 1843; s/o William Harrison & Mary A, Drewery. Wellington married 8 Mar 1865, in Hastings Co. Ont., to Esther/Hester Jane Graham. Had at least 2 children. Wellington died 22 Nov 1897; buried in Goodland Twp, Lapeer Co. Sources: Methodist Baptisms of Sidney Twp, Hastings Co. Marriage Register, Lapeer Death Records, Goodland Twp. Cemetery records

NELSON M. HASKIN. born 20 Oct 1849. Ontario Co. Ont; to MI, 1871; married Eliza L. Mosker, 1872. Had at least 4 children born in Imlay Twp. Nelson died 18 Sept 1929, buried in Imlay. Sources: History of Lapeer Co, Lapeer Birth Records, Imlay Twp. Cemetery records.

ALONZO S. HATCH. born 1820. Cobourg, Northumberland Co. Ont, died 19 Apr 1897 Lapeer. Was married to Flora E. Had at least 2 children born Lapeer. Sources: 1860 Lapeer Census, Lapeer Birth & Death records.

EGBERT HILLIKER, born 1812 IN NYS, married Patience Peasley. Egbert s/o John & Catherine Cornell. Egbert settled in Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., where 6 of his children were born. Egbert died July 1863, and is buried in Burlington Cemetery. His wife, Patience, died 1898. Sources: Hilliker Family History in Norwich, Ont. Archives; Lapeer Death Records

ALFRED HOLLENBECK, born 9 Mar 1846, Port Hope, Northumberland Co. Ont; s/o David Hollenbeck & Sarah Fanson. To Burnside Twp. 1870, Married 17 May 1878, in Maple Valley Twp. Sanilac Co., MI, to Lucy Mitchell. Had 8 children born Burnside Twp. Alfred died 7 Jan 1939, Burnside Twp. Sources: Gloria Jackson's Hollenbeck Family History, Lapeer Birth Records, LDS" IGI.

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