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John E. Elsbey

Male 1826 - 1926


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  • Name  John E. Elsbey 
    Born  27 Aug 1826  Milan, Huron, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1860  Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1870  Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  1880  Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1900  Courtland, Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1920  Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Listed with daughter Anna.
    Buried  1926  White Swan Cemetery, Oakfield, Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  10 Jun 1926  Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Residence: Lovely Federal style building with two barns, in August of 2003 it looks lovely and well taken care of, however is no longer in the family. Family Homestead is located at the cornor of
      Ramsdell Road and 10 mile.

      John died two months short of his 100th birthday. In 1832, five years before Michigan became a state, his father and mother moved to Washtenaw county, making the trip with oxen and the emigrant wagon. In 1846 the family located in Oakfield township and purchased lands from the government, title to which is still retained in the family. In 1847, Mr. Elsbey purchased from his father 80 acres which formed the basis for the Elsbey homestead. 1851 he married Martha Cowan also a pioneer to Oakfield twp. They made their home and had six children.
    Person ID  I4325  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  16 Jul 2014 

    Father  Living 
    Mother  Living 
    Family ID  F9051  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Martha Cowan,   b. 27 Feb 1829, Cambridge, Washington, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1905, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Nov 1851  Cambridge, Washington, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Oriannah G. Elsbey,   b. 17 Sep 1852, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eldorus James Elsbey,   b. 6 May 1854, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Kent County, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Warren Elsbey,   b. 7 Jan 1857, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1944, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Arthur William Elsbey,   b. 26 Jul 1858, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alonzo P. Elsbey,   b. 1860, , , MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ivan Charles Elsbey,   b. Abt 1862, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Cora Martha Elsbey,   b. 4 Jun 1869, Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Kent County, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F272  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1851 - Cambridge, Washington, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Courtland, Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1926 - White Swan Cemetery, Oakfield, Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1926 - Oakfield Twp., Kent, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S35] 1870 US census.

    2. [S36] 1880 US census.

    3. [S145] 1900 USA Census.

    4. [S120] 1920 US census.