I know that an Ellen Godfrey with her children are listed above Polly "Tinter" ERROR it is "Tainter", in the 1850 Tompkins Census, Ellen was married to Thomas, I believe, & in 1850 her children are:
Thomas Godfrey, 10,
Ellen was born in NY all the children in Mich. There are 3 others living in the household:
Marian Cater (sp?), 15
James Johnson, 18
Melvin Powers, 20 or 24.
Polly "Tinter" & family are beneath them and it is 4 years after the death of her husband, Daniel Tainter, in Jackson County, MI in 1846.
Polly died on Feb. 12, 1861, her daughters, Miriam & Mary Ann died in 1865 & 1870, in Jackson. Her son, Daniel Augustus Tainter married after the Civil War & moved to Onondaga, MI then to Boyne City, MI.
I know this Ellen Godfrey family must be related, but do not know how--was Thomas a brother who helped her, after the death of her husband, or an Uncle, nephew, etc?
I do have some history of Godfrey's from Canada & Orange County, NY, that someone sent me awhile ago--I think there is a connection to Julia Godfrey of Jackson County, also.
Richard Godfrey & Mary Ann Tainter (a daughter of Polly's) witnessed a marriage, in Tompkins in 1858, so many clues ,but no answers, yet. Was Richard a cousin, Uncle to Mary Ann? They witnessed a marriage of a Jaycox, which is another family name (related to Polly Godfrey Tainter's son, Daniel, who married, Alice Hull--her brother, Cortez Hull married Henrietta Jaycox).
Anyway, this is what I know that I can recall off the top of my head.
Thank you for ypur reply.
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