The History of Genesee County, MI
Chapter XXV
Daughters of the American Revolution

Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Clayton

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

A chapter of the society of the Daughters of the American Revolution loyally perpetuated in Genesee County the deeds of those brave men who, in 1776, gave to their country independence and freedom. The only three soldiers of the Revolutionary War who found their last resting place within the confines of this county were Altramount Donaldson, who is buried at Fenton, a Mr. Beach, whose remains lie in the little cemetery at Mt. Morris, and Charles Stewart, who rests in Glenwood cemetery in Flint. The graves of these three soldiers are tenderly cared for the Daughters.

Genesee Chapter No 352, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized in June, 1907, with eighteen charter members. Mrs. Harriet Thompson was elected the first regent of the society and continued to hold that office until she removed from the city. Her successor in office was Mrs. Annie Stevens Rundell, who in turn was succeeded by Mrs. Alta Button Baker.

 

The present officers of the society are:

Regent  Mrs. Mary Rix Pomeroy
First Vice-Regent  Mrs. Ada Aitken
Second Vice-Regent  Mrs. Mabel Demorest
Secretary  Mrs. Mabel Keeney
Treasurer  Mrs. Mary Stewart
Historian  Mrs. E. D. Black
Registrar  Carrie Elwood

 

The following is a list of the members, including those who are now deceased and those who have removed from the county:

NAME

DESCENDENT

BORN-DATE

DIED-DATE

Harriet P. Thompson- now deceased

Col. Samuel Robinson

Hardwick, Mass. Aug. 15, 1738

Bennington, Vermont, may 3, 1813

Annette Wheeler Burr

Paul Wheeler

Stonington, Conn. Sept. 1725

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Cornelia Miles Clark-now deceased

Isaac Miles

Connecticut, 1752

Homer, N. February, 1816

Celia Laura Clarke

Ezekiel Ransom

Massachusetts,

Kalamazoo, Mich. November 4, 1838

.

Samuel Fletcher - served in Vermont

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Mabel Clark-active member

Col. James Tyre

Andover, Mass. January 24, 1710

January 8, 1776

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Samuel Clark

Sherborn, Mass. August 7, 1749

Sherborn, December 4, 1839

Elizabeth Munson Davison-active member

Nathaniel Fairchild

New Jersey, January, 1752

Clarence, N. Y., January, 1838

.

Major John Coffe

Bedford, New Hampshire, February 16, 1727

Bedford, February 3, 1818

.

Col. John Munson

Morris, New Jersey

Morris, New Jersey March, 1738

Rebecca Folger Crapo Durant-active member

Peter Crapo

Rochester, Treetown, Mass. 1744

Treetown, March 3, 1823

Belle A. Jenny-now deceased

James Harrington

June 29, 1763

Auburn, Michigan, October 13, 1825

Margaret Strong Keeney-active member

Lieut. John Strong

Woodbury, Conn., November 10, 1775

Woodbury, April 19, 1843

Mary E. A. Sayre McConnell-Active member

Judge James Knapp

Dutchess County, N. Y., January 31, 1764

Yates Co., N. Y. December 13, 1831

Margaret Thompson Olcott-active member

Reuben Martin

Woodbury, Conn., June 22, 1765

February 14, 1836

Mary A. Woodworth Parmer-active member

James Knapp

Dutchess Co.., N. Y., January 31, 1764

Yates Co., N. Y., December 13, 1831

Anna Maria Olcott Smith-now deceased

Abel Woodward

Lebanon, Conn., April 1, 1736

December 31, 1821

Minnie Davison Whitehead-now deceased

Asa Davison

Preston, Conn., September 1, 1736

December 31, 1821

Clinton Huffman Hyatt

Ambrose Evarts

Connecticut, 1759

.

Harriet Carey Kelley

Stephen Fairchild

Connecticut, February 3, 1725

Georgia, Vermont, July 31, 1802

Gratia E. Dayton Mahon-now deceased

Caleb Dayton

Milford, Conn.

Arlington, Vermont, 1809

Caroline Francis Elwood-active member

Jasper Mead

Norwalk, Conn., February 12, 1755

Galway, N. Y., May 23, 1830

.

Peter Elwood

Windsor, N. Y., March 5, 1754

Hallsville, N. Y. December 30, 1831

Rachel M. Ford

Samuel Lee

Boston, Mass., 1854

.

Genevieve Decker McCreery-now deceased

Lieut. William Brush

Long Island, N. Y. 1750

Norwich N. Y.

Harriet Louise Thompson Brown-now deceased

Capt. Eliab Farnam

Coventry, Conn., July 25, 1750

N. Y., 1806

Julia Isabelle Brush Holmes-now deceased

Lieut. William Brush

Long Island, N. Y., 1750

Norwich, N. Y.

Mary Lavonia Ingersoll Young-active member

Francis Ingersoll

Vermont

.

Grace Eliza Reynolds Lockhead-now deceased

Thomas Lyon

Fairfield, Conn., October 9, 1749

Avon, N. Y., March 4, 1835

Anna Huldah Pierson Edwards-active member

Joseph Churchill

Sheffield, Mass., February 14, 1750

Hubbardtown, Vermont, March 21, 1821

.

Samuel Churchill

Sheffield, Mass., 1721

Halifax, Mass., January, 1801

.

Jesse Pearson

Connecticut, May 6, 1761

Avon, N. Y. January 10, 1837

Martha Jane Pierson Pier-now deceased

Charles Churchill Pierson

Connecticut, May 6, 1761

Avon, N. Y. January 10, 1837

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Joseph Churchill

Mass., February 14, 1750

Hubbardtown, Vermont, March 21, 1821

Adelia Walker Stevens-now deceased

Jeremiah Fletcher

Westford, Mass., April 9, 1756

Wilton, Mass., October 14, 1839

 

Lemuel Perham

Dunstable, Mass., 1727

Farmington, Maine, 1795

Margaretta L. Rulison

Samuel Lee

Boston, Mass, 1754

 

Annie Stevens Rundell

Hugh Stewart

Edgartown Mass., February 22, 1751

Farmington, Maine, August 5, 1835

Nellie Beecher Goodes

Amos Beecher

Walcott, Conn., June 10, 1743

Rensselaerville, N. Y. December 6, 1780

Ada Elizabeth Aitken-active member

Caleb Tichnor

Newark, New Jersey, April 10, 1858

.

Ida L. Hughes

Timothy Hughes

Wales, 1748

Charlestown, N. Y., July 5, 1792

Sarah L. Van Tifflin-now deceased

John Gibson

Galloway, Scotland 1755

Caledonia, N. Y. September 25, 1836

Bertha Billings Black-active member

Joel Rexford

New Haven, 1750

Smyrna, Chenango Co., N. Y. March 22, 1821

Carrie Billings Miller-active member

Joel Rexford

New Haven, Conn., 1750

Smyrna, Chenango Co., N. Y., March 22, 1821

Mabel Slayton Demorest-active member

Capt. Reuben Slayton

Brookfield, Mass., May 30, 1748

Springfield, Mass., 1811

Delia C. Howell

William Capwell

Coventry, N. Y., October 18, 1750

Attica, N. Y., June, 1842

Alice A. Pierson Grieve

Jesse Pearson

Conn., May 6, 1761

Avon, N. Y., January 10, 1837

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Joseph Churchill

Sheffield, Mass., February 14, 1750

Hubbardtown, Vermont, March 21, 1821

Mary Begole Cummings-active member

Edmund Beach

Conn., 1718

Lexington, N. Y. 1810

.

Isaac Miles

August 25, 1752

N. Y. 1810

Alta Button Baker-active member

Thomas Nichols

May 15, 1782

May 22, 1811

.

Matthias Button

Plainfield, Conn., July 29, 1730

Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont 1811

.

Eleazer Smith

Hadley, Mass., January 27, 1725

Amherst, Mass., January 4, 1816

.

Levi Cook

Amherst, Mass., 1761

Ashville, Mass., December 24, 1843

.

Moses Cook

Amherst, Mass., May 26, 1726

Ashville, Mass., 1812

Jessie S. Lapp

Levi Gaylord

Waterbury, Conn., January 10, 1730

Harpersfield, N. Y. August 7, 1795

Susan Smith

Thomas Baldwin

Elmira, N. Y., February 23, 1755

January 14, 1810

Dora Allan Smith-active member

Col. Jacob Stroud

Amwell, New Jersey, January 13, 1735

Stroudsburg, Penn., July 14, 1806

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Andrew Lytle, Sr.

Ballybay, Ireland 1718

Salem, N. Y. New Jersey 1795

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Andrew Lytle, Jr.

Ballybay, Ireland 1749

Racine, Wis. 1795

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Nathan Allan

East Bridgport, Mass., 1722

Salem, New Jersey April 15, 1800

.

Capt. John Bush

East Bridgport, Mass.,

Salem, New jersey April 5, 1800

Mary Alice Elwood-active member

Peter Elwood

Minden, N. Y., March 5, 1754

Hallsville, N. Y., December 30, 1831

.

Jasper Meade

Norwalk, Conn., February 12, 1755

Galway, New York May 23, 1830

Mary B. Howard Powers

Edward Payne

1726

1806

.

Lieut. Thomas Lewis

Virginia, 1749

Bath Co., Kentucky, 1809

Susie Rix Pomeroy-present regent

Rufus Rix

Oneida Castle, Oneida, N. Y., 1759

Springfield, N. Y., 1828

Julia B. Abbott Slayton-active member

Enock White

South Hadley, Mass., February, 1747

South Hadley, January 10. 1813

Camilia Erso Phillips Woolfitt

Robert Hopkins

West Greenwich, R. I., March 15, 1756

August 11, 1838

Ella Harrington Busenbark-active member

William Harrington

Norwich, Conn., May 23, 1732

Johnson's Creek, N Y., November 2, 1830

Mary Shearer Stewart-active member

William Shearer

Palmer, Mass., 1748

Franklin, Mass., 1829

Inez B. Shearer

William Shearer

Palmer, Mass., 1748

Franklin, Mass, 1829

Leah Beach Garner-active member

Corp. Jedediah Holcomb

Conn., 1840

November 27. 1779

Abigail Pearce Crampton Evatt

Jeremiah Jenks

Smithfield, R. I., November 29, 1739

Newport, N. H., January 4, 1811

.

Jesse Lane

. .
.

Capt. John Clark

. .
.

Capt. James Munger

. .

Mary Humphrey Maines-active member

Elisha Eldridge

New Haven, Conn., 1756

Lansingburg, N. Y., December 1, 1841

Ella Eldridge Rockwood-active member

Elisha Eldridge

New Haven, 1756

Lansingburg, N. Y., December 1, 1841

Edna Eells Floyd-active member

Jeremiah Beard Eells

New Canaan, Conn., December 21, 1832

New Canaan, Conn., October 15, 1785

Maria Louise Button-active member

Moses Cook

Amherst, Mass., May 26, 1726

Ashfield, Mass., 1812.

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Levi Cook

Amherst, Mass., 1761

Ashfield, Mass., December 24, 1843

.

Thomas Nichols

Connaught, Ireland, May 15, 1732

Charlemont, Mass., May 22, 1811

.

Eleazer Smith

Hadley, Mass., January 27, 1725

Amherst, Mass., January 4, 1816

Anna Seuvin Goodwin Johnson

Joshua Copp

Warren, N. H.

.

Ella Reed Cooper Baldwin-active member

Amos Hastings

Haverhill, Mass., February 3, 1757

Bethel, Maine, July 28, 1829

Catherine B. S. Hidball-active member

Gen. Daniel Broadhead

Ulster Co., N. Y., November 1739

Milford, Penn., November 15, 1809

Anna Alida Bosworth Gentry King

Nathaniel Bosworth

Bristol, R. I., 1767

Pittstown, N. J., 1853

.

Major Benjamin Bosworth

Bristol, R. I., Janaury 9, 1733

Bristol, R. I., November 7, 1810

.

Christopher Mason, Jr.

Swanzy, October 22, 1738

Swanzy, July 13, 1805

Lillian Wyrell Mullin-active member

Harmon Rulifson, Jr.

Readington, N. Y., September 15, 1760

Blenheim, N. Y., March 24, 1851

Etrila L. Wessinger-active member

Allen Matteson

Coventry, R. I., Janaury 20, 1755

Berlin, N. Y. July 9, 1839

.

James Greene

Warwick, R. I., February 14, 1756

South Berlin, N. Y., May 2, 1852

Ina B. Torrey King-active member

John Torrey

Mass., September 5, 1754

N. Y., March 9, 1822

Esther March Cram-removed to Indianapolis

.

. .

Mrs. Bertha B. Trembley-active member

Roger Kinne

Conn.

N. Y.

 

History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions
by Edwin O. Wood, LL.D, President Michigan Historical Commission, 1916

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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