Seeking the parents and siblings of Minerva (Gleason) Marsh, and her brother Porter Gleason.
Minerva Gleason was born ca. 1820 in Ohio and became the wife of Ebenezer Marsh. The 1850 census shows them living in Gilead Township, Branch County, Michigan. They had four children: Caroline Marsh; Byron Marsh; Chester Marsh; and Dudley Marsh. Ebenezer died in 1856 and Minerva in 1857, in Branch County. The children were raised by different relatives and neighbors. Minerva's brother Porter Gleason raised Dudley.
Porter Gleason was born ca 1815 in Onondaga County, NY. He married 1837 in Richland County, Ohio to Amy Sams, daughter of Henry Sams. The 1840 Census shows them living in Johntown, Perry Township., Richland County, OH. Shortly after they moved to Steuben County, IN and lived there until his death in 1880. They had 9 children: Adam H. Gleason; Amos M. Gleason; Lydia M. Gleason; Myron M. Gleason; James Porter Gleason; Rhoda Ellen Gleason; Benoni Philetus Gleason; Eoline Gleason; and Wakefield Gleason. Some of the children moved West to Washington and California.
Please post a message or contact me if you have any information on this Gleason Family. Thank you.
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