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Angelina Estella Rise/Rice Gage Wood May Raynor 1856-1934
Posted by: leslie gentry (ID *****0774) Date: July 22, 2008 at 19:21:20
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If anyone connects to/or any concerned interested party has information concerning any of the below named individuals would you please help complete their genealogies.
The History and etymology of the surnames of Angelina Estella Rice Gage Wood May Raynor
Note: Angeline E Rice is first located as a four year old child on the 1860 Chester Ottawa Michigan census living in the household of James Ferguson 40, born N Y Polly 38 born N Y Angeline Rice 4 born Michigan
Angeline E Rice Gage is next found on the 1870 Cold Springs Phelps Missouri Census in the Household of David Gage 47 born NY and Abby A Gage 31 born Ohio, who were in Thornapple Barry County Michigan on the 1860 census near where Angeline E Rice was first enumerated.
The apparent marriage vows of James Ferguson and a Mary Dougherty were published in the N Y Times January 5, 1822 ( N Y marriages on line) James Ferguson to Mary Dougherty Further research is needed to establish the relationship between James Ferguson and/or his wife Polly/Mary and Abigale (Abby) A Gillespie Gage
Angeline E Rice Gage Wood is next described by her own sworn statement as being briefly married to Thomas Wood who mistreated her; no child was born of this marriage After a brief interlude with a George Thomison which produced one child out of wedlock William Newton Thomison, Angeline E Rice Gage Wood married Jacob May on Oct 19 1879 in Texas County Missouri, bringing to the marriage William Newton Thomison. After Jacob May died, Angeline E Rice Gage Wood May married Franklin Raynor in 1887 in Texas County Missouri and became Angeline Estella Rice Gage Wood May Raynor. Below is the Angeline Estella Rice/Rise, Gage, Wood, May, Raynor, Surname Report as pertaining to Rice/Rise.

Several online sources (See below for the online sources) list Abigail (Abby) Ann Gillespie/Giliespie/Gilaspie and other surname variations as marrying 1 Eldridge Rise/Rice in 1854 in Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, Elder A B Slyter officiating, which would place them as the parents of Angeline E Rice/Rise born in 1858 Michigan. Abigail A (Abby) married 2 David Gage Sr., and is found on the 1860 Thornapple Census with her new born daughter Abbie Anna, While Angeline E Rice/Rise is located several counties away in Ottawa living with the James and Polly Ferguson Families as a four year old. It is believed that James and Polly (Mary) Ferguson were members of the Church of God of which Enoch Bowan Gillespie was an Elder. Abigail Ann Gillespie (hereafter referred to as only Gillespie) was the daughter of Enoch Bowan Gillespie who was on the governing body of the Council of Elders of the Church of God located in Anderson Madison Indiana, whose circuit and authority extended into Ohio, Michigan, and other bordering States where congregations arose. Since Elder Enoch was almost constantly traveling, censes of him and his family are almost non existent. This congregation of Elders had the oversight of all Church affairs which kept them on the move, ministering to the various congregations as the need arose.
Eldridge Rise/Rice is located on two 1860 censes in Boston Iona Michigan living with two separate families. Evidently he was enumerated twice. The Calvin A Wilsey and Sarah A Wilsey Family both born N Y where he is listed a Farm Laborer born N Y And the Nathan D Haley and Harriet Haley Family where his place of birth and occupation is unlisted except for name and age.
The online sources for much of this information is found on Ancestry and Rootsweb
Further Research is needed to flesh up and firm up this singular event with the ultimate goal of providing the genealogical heritage to the descendants of Angeline Estella Rice/Rise Gage Wood May Raynor which they are entitled to;
Note: The below entry also contains information of the marriage of Abigail Ann Gillaspie to Eldridge Rise
Home/Tuxster/Documents/Family Tree/Websites/gedfiles/Gillespie.ged
Gillaspie, Enoch Bowan~Jane~Unknown~Velma Lillian. Gillespie, Abigail Ann~Alice~Amelia~Arden E.~Betty~Betty~Beulah Mae~Caroline…Gillespie tree.html-23k-cached-Similar pages

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L/G 7-22-08

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