Twigs, Branches, and Nuts
A family is like a tree, it gets its strength from it's roots.
Brewer: Ellen Brewer was born December 25, 1839 in Oneda, New York. She came to Michigan Abt. 1842 when she was eight years old, traveling in an ox cart with her parents. The family later settled near Port Huron and finally moved to East Tawas, Iosco County, Michigan, where Ellen spent most of her life. There she probably met and married Henry V. Chase. They had four children there; Eova Chase born Abt. 1862, Charles Chase born Abt. 1865 in East Tawas and died in Grand Rapids, William Chase born Abt. 1867, and Guy Chase born March 9, 1871 and died April 15, 1945 in Traverse City. Ellen Brewer Chase died in March 1930 in Traverse City and was buried in the family lot in Big Rapids.
Churchill: Laura Churchill was born April 21, 1826 in Ohio. She died June 21,1895 in Garfield Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan. She married Ahira Barnum Crain January 20, 1847 in Lake, Ohio. They had 7 children: Elmer, Ernest, Riley, Burnet, Dean, Effie May, and Emma Jane Crain.
Curtis: Sarah Curtis was born August 22, 1722 in Conneticut. She married Ebenezer Crane June 21, 1744 in Mansfield, Tolland, Conneticut. They had 10 children: Roger, Abigail, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Deborah, Rebeckah (infant death), Rebeckah, Jonathan, Sarah, and Amariah.
Ouimett: John Ouimett was born in 1847. He died August 09, 1901 in Port Huron, Michigan. He had at least three children: William, Mary, and Jessie Ouimett. William Ouimett died in Kamms, Illinois. Mary Ouimett married Edwin Youngs. She died November 28, 1925. Jessie Ouimett married William Stephen Teeple.
Pelham: Lavinia Pelham was born before 1750, probably in New York. She died in 1823 in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario. She married Frederick Mabee. They had 9 children: Lydia, Elizabeth, Nancy, Oliver, Simon, Mary, Sarah, Frederick, and Pellum.
Roberts: Elizabeth Roberts was born in 1905, probably in McCracken County, Kentucky. She died in 1955 in Kevil, Ballard County, Kentucky. She married James Madison Smith in September 1934. Her parents were Philander Roberts and George Anna Brewer.
Walker: Eliza Walker was born about 1845 in Ontario, Canada. Her father William Walker was born in Canada as was Eleanor _____. She died December 16, 1937 in Kimball Township, Michigan. She married Morrison Teeple. They had 4 children: William, Oren, Delbert, and a female that died in infancy.
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