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Re: Looking for Matteson in Lapeer county and Ionia County
Posted by: Carol Powell (ID *****9811) Date: March 07, 2014 at 15:12:49
In Reply to: Looking for Matteson in Lapeer county and Ionia County by jonathan laing of 40284

1860 Darien, Genesee, New York census
Household       Gender       Age       Birthplace
Swift P Matteson M       46        New York
Laura Matteson       F       44        New York
Mary Matteson       F       20        New York
Julia Matteson       F       18        New York
Addie Matteson       F       5        New York
Ester Little       F       79        Connecticut
Caroline Little       F       41        New York
"New York, State Census, 1875" Place: Darien, Genesee, New York
Household        Gender       Age       
Swift P Mattison M       60       
Wife        Laura Mattison       F       58       
Daughter       Addie L Tisdle       F       20       
Son-in-law       James Monro Tisdle M       24       
Granddaughter       Myrta B Tisdle       F       1       
Mother-in-law       Ester Little       F       88       
Sister-in-law       Carolin Little       F       56
Michigan, Deaths- this isn't their Julia? or is it?
Julia E King Death Date: 15 Sep 1883
Death Place: Lapeer City, Lapeer, Michigan Age: 0 Birth Date: 1883 Father's Name: Swift Madison Mother's Name:       Laura Madison
Often the best place to find where someone was from is to start with where they died. I suggest getting death certificates and obituaries. Both should have parents' names and obit may have exact birthplace and surviving siblings which can be a BIG help. If you know where they married then get their marriage record. If you know what cemetery these people are buried in their headstones should give birth and death dates. If you know what church they were members of or where they are buried check with each to see what may be in their records on them. You might try www.familysearch.com; findagrave.com; Family Finder at FTDNA.com and local historical societies or libraries for more information. Libraries sometimes have books with deaths/burials listed in them. Newspapers are archived on microfilm in public libraries


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