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RESEARCH BY KEVA JOENS

(lineage)

Walter C. Miller, Sr, b 1879

         Delbert Miller

                Mary Briggs

                      Keva Joens

Keva is an artistic young mother and brilliant researcher who has kindly allowed us to publish some of her findings, for the enjoyment of the entire family.    We thank her and appreciate it so much.

 

Synopsis by Keva Joens:

Part I -- The Henry and Mary (Webb) Utter Family

of Granger, Allegany County, New York.

There is a great deal of varying information available online for the Henry and Mary Utter family.  My research endeavors to sort out some of the confusion. 

Up to this point most information says that Henry and Mary Utter had eight children:  Adeline M.;  Clark P. born in 1822 who married Polly Spalding;  Solomon born in 1827 who married Emeline, and Catherine;  Asenah or Aseneth born in 1832 who married Morgan Feathers;  Melissa born in 1837 who married David Lockwood;  Diadonia born in 1839;  Robert born in 1842;  and R. Henry born in 1845 who married Mary Loretta Feathers.

  • I have not found evidence that Henry and Mary Utter had a daughter Adeline M. born in 1820.  I have found that their daughter, Melissa's full name (b. in 1837) was Adelia Melissa.   Either the two have been confused or there was another daughter by the same name born to Henry and Mary that did not survive long. 
  • Most information calls Clark--Clark P. Utter.  I have not seen him recorded in a document as Clark P. Utter.  The 1870 census calls him Clark R. Utter.  There are also discrepancies as to the birth year of Clark.  The 1860 and 1870 censuses, give his birth year as 1822.  However, the 1880 census and family information from his descendants gives his birth year as 1816.   His wife Polly was born in 1814; if Clark was born in 1822, Polly would have been 8 years older than him.  That means that Polly at age 24, would have married and had a child with someone who was just 16.  For lack of definite information, I'll state that Clark R. Utter was born between 1816 and 1822. 
  • Solomon S. Utter, son of Henry and Mary Utter was married three times.  He married firstly to Mary Ann VanGuilder, secondly to Lydia, and thirdly to Catherine.   He should not be confused with the Solomon Utter born about 1825 who married a woman named Emeline and lived in New York City in the 1850's and 60's.  I'm not sure which family of Utter's this New York City Solomon belongs to, but someone has worked hard researching his descendants.  It would be a shame to see these folks misplaced, I hope someone knows where they belong.  Our Solomon S. Utter is twice recorded in the censuses as S. S. Utter making it more difficult for him to be tracked, nevertheless, he is not the one that married Emeline.  A point of interest concerning Solomon S. Utter's eldest son,  Nelson H. Utter, twice the census taker records him as Melvin K. Utter.  I don't know why this happened.  I suppose the two names sound much the same to a census taker that has visited many houses in a day recording the population. 
  • As I continue with the children of Henry and Mary Utter in order, I must add at this time that all previous information leaves out completely another son belonging to them-- Stephen H. Utter.   He was born 27 October 1830. 
  • If Henry and Mary Utter had a daughter born in 1832 whose name was Aseneth, I am certain she is not the one that married Morgan Feathers.  I believe the Aseneth whom married Morgan Feathers was an Evingham, not an Utter.  Recorded in the 1880 census living with Aseneth Feathers is an Arvilla Evingham, her relationship to Aseneth is recorded as "mother".   This is not the first time that Arvilla Evingham is living with Aseneth Feathers during a census year.  Aseneth also named her first daughter Arvilla.  Aseneth being an Evingham makes the relationship between R. Henry Utter and his wife Mary Loretta Feathers much more palatable.  R. Henry Utter married Mary Loretta Feathers, she is the daughter of Aseneth and Morgan Feathers.  If Aseneth belonged to Henry and Mary Utter, then we are to believe that R. Henry married his own niece.  I hope not!  More on R. Henry Utter below.
  • As I've stated earlier, I believe that Adeline M. and Melissa could have been one and the same.  It seems to have been a common practice in the mid 1800's that first and middle names were often interchanged.  A habit I find prevalent in the Utter family.  Adelia Melissa was born in 1837.  She is sometimes referred to in the records as Adelia Melissa, sometimes just as Melissa.   There is information stating that Melissa married David Lockwood, but so far I can find no proof of this.  She was married to Daniel Townsend, and then to Charles Worthington.   For some reason David Lockwood and his four children are living with Melissa's father Henry Utter in 1860.  If there is a connection between the family of David Lockwood and Henry Utter, I haven't found it yet. 
  • Diadonia looks like Diadama to me in the records that I have seen.  That's what I'll call her until somebody tells me otherwise.
  • I can find son Robert Utter living with Henry and Mary Utter in only one document, that is in the 1855 New York State Census.  No idea why he wasn't living with Henry and Mary in 1850 when he would have been only 8 years old, but daughter Diadama was not living with them in 1850 either.  
  • I do not believe that R. Henry Utter was the son of Henry and Mary Utter.  He is never listed in the censuses with Henry and Mary, and in 1850, he is living in the household enumerated after Henry and Mary.  In 1850, he is one of three children living with the Robert C. Utter* family that the census taker has set apart by recording their surname even though it was also Utter.  These three children were Henry born in 1845, Peter born in 1847, and Adelia M. born in 1849.  Initially I was struck by the fact that Henry had the same birth year as R. Henry, and Adelia M. had the same birth year as our Millie (daughter of Clark and Polly).   In the 1855 New York State Census, children living with Clark and Polly Utter were Reuben H. born in 1845, Adelia M. born in 1849, and Charles born in 1852.  I firmly believe that R. Henry Utter is Reuben H. Utter, son of Clark and Polly Utter.  Taking all of this information together, I believe that the three Utter children living with Robert C. Utter in 1850, that were set apart by their surname, all belong to Clark and Polly, son Peter being a child we previously didn't know about.  *I don't know who this Robert C. Utter is.  His family is the next entry after Henry and Mary Utter in the 1850 census, and consists of himself b. 1817, wife Mary b. 1824, son Solomon b. 1840. 

Therefore, my accounting of Henry and Mary (Webb) Utter's children is as follows:  Clark R. born between 1816 and 1822, Solomon S. born in September 1826, Stephen H. born 27 October 1830, Adelia Melissa born April 1837, Diadama born in  1839, and Robert born in 1842.

Three of these children married into the Elisha and Waitee (Bentley) VanGuilder family:  Solomon S. married Mary Ann VanGuilder, Stephen H. married Eliza J. VanGuilder, and Diadama married Henry Allen VanGuilder.  These three families along with sister Adelia Melissa (Utter) and Daniel Townsend family, brother Clark R. Utter, and the Elisha and Waitee VanGuilder family all moved to Tuscola County, Michigan in the 1860's and 70's.   

 

Part II -- The family of Clark R. and Polly (Spalding) Utter.

Part II -- The family of Clark R. and Polly (Spalding) Utter.

Little has been known about Clark and Polly Utter's family, even less has been known about the plight of Clark Utter and his children after the death of Polly.  Family legend says that Polly (Spalding) Utter died in May 1856, after which time daughter Asenath, age 13, was adopted by a Briggs family who changed her name to Samantha Briggs, and son Charles, age 3, was adopted by a Dye family--he went by the surname Dye for the rest of his life.  While daughter Betsey would have been about 18 at the time, and possibly married, it's curious that Millie, age 6, was not adopted out.  Also there is the question of what became of Clark after Polly's death?? 

First of all, I wasn't able to find Clark and Polly Utter in the 1850 census, but as I've stated in part I, I believe that I've found three of Clark and Polly's children living in the household of Robert C. Utter in 1850. 

I managed to find Clark and Polly in the 1855 New York State Census, less than a year before Polly's death.  In 1855, Clark and Polly were living in Scio, Allegany County, New York.  Clark was farming for a living.  They lived in a board house the value of which plus all other real estate they owned was $20.  They had lived at that particular residence for three months.  They had three children living with them; Reuben H. (again, I firmly believe this is R. Henry Utter, who has mistakenly been attributed to Henry and Mary Utter in most online trees), he was 10 years old and was born in Tompkins County, New York; Adelia M. (this was Millie) who was 5 years old and born in Allegany County, New York; and Charles who was 3 years old and born in Allegany County, New York.  It was unfortunate to find that our Asenath/Samantha was not living with Clark and Polly here.  This census also records Clark a person over the age of 21 who cannot read or write.

By the next census (1860) Polly, had died.  Even though I have been told that she died in Columbus, Chenango County, New York, I would have to guess that she died in Allegany County since they lived there not one year previous to her death.  In 1860, Clark is still living in Scio, Allegany County, New York.  He's living with and working for the family of William Meddaugh.  Although our Samantha/Asenath is married at this time, and we cannot determine who her adoptive family was, we do discover from 1860 that Millie has been raised by her grandmother Polly!  We also find the adoptive family of Charles! 

  • Our Samantha A. is married to Lucian Miller at that time and is living with him in Otselic Township, Chenango County, New York. 
  • R. Henry/Reuben H. is living in Scio Township, Allegany County,  a few houses or farms down from Clark.  He's living with and working for the family of George Blackman. 
  • Millie was living with her grandmother Polly Chamberlin Spalding in 1860.  Polly had remarried to Jonathan Chandler Jr. some time after the death of her first husband, Adam Spalding.  They are living in DeRuyter Township, Madison County, New York, (just across the Chenango County border). 
  • Charles is living in Caneadea Township, Allegany County, New York, with William and Cordelia Dye.  At that time Charles still had the surname Utter.

In 1870, Clark is living in the household of R. Henry Utter and his wife Mary Loretta.  The household also includes Mary Loretta's mother, Aseneth Feathers, and Mary Loretta's two brothers, Miles Alden Feathers, and John L. Feathers.  They are living in Amity Township, Allegany County, New York.  The 1870 Census records Clark and Henry's occupation as farmers.  Again this census has recorded that Clark is a 'person over 21 who cannot read or write'. 

  • Our Samantha is living in Otselic Township with Lucian and daughter Inez. 
  • Millie is living in DeWitt Township, Onondaga County, NY.  She is a schoolteacher.  
  • Charles has moved to Northfield Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin, with his adoptive family William and Cordelia Dye.  He now goes by the surname of Dye.

By 1880 Clark has migrated to Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan, following his brothers Stephen and Solomon and their families, and his sisters Adelia Utter Townsend and Diadama Utter Van Guilder and their families.  In Caro he is living with brother Solomon and his family.  Solomon owns a Livery and Clark is working for him.  The census taker states that Clark is a widower.  This is the last place I have found Clark. 

As for his children:

  • Nothing is ever known of Betsey besides her birth year of 1838.  
  • Regarding our Samantha A; only 4 short years separate the time between her mother's death and her marriage to Lucian Miller.   If you look on a map, you'll see that Allegany County and Chenango County aren't exactly next door neighbors.  The Miller's lived in Chenango county, Polly's mother also lived nearby the Millers.  One would think that a Briggs family from Chenango County adopted Samantha.  How else would she have known Lucian if they had not lived near each other in the years preceding their marriage?  While we can surmise from the censuses that Clark and Polly were quite poor, in fact three of their children were living with another family in 1850; perhaps our Samantha was adopted out an early age, possibly even before the death of her mother??  In 1850 and 1855 living in Otselic, Chenango County, New York, is the family of Rufus and Celma (Ames) Briggs with daughter Asenath S. Briggs.  It appears this family had a habit of latching onto children perhaps in need of a home.  By 1860, this daughter of theirs is no longer living with them which would fit if she is indeed our Samantha.  --**--Yes!  This is our Samantha!!  Thank you Adella for contributing Celma Briggs' letters to her adopted daughter Samantha!!!  Our Asenath/Samantha was adopted out before the death of her mother and was raised by Rufus and Celma Briggs in Otselic, Chenango County, New York!   Samantha A. lived in Chenango county with husband Lucian Miller and family until the early 1880's when they migrated to Rondell, Brown County, South Dakota, with other family members. 
  • Reuben Henry Utter, lived most of his life in Granger, Allegany County, New York.  On 27 August 1862, he enlisted in C Company of the 67th New York Infantry Regiment.  He was transferred to the 65th New York Infantry Regiment on 1 September 1864, and mustered out 17 July 1865 at Hall's Hill, Virginia.  He married Mary Loretta Feathers on 31 May 1869, and died just two years later at the age of 25 or 26.  He suffered greatly from chronic enteritis which he contracted while in the service.  His death occurred 4 May 1871.  R. Henry and Mary Loretta had one child, a daughter, born after his death, Clara Belle Utter.  She married Henry Scott.                                                                                                                         R. Henry Utter was 5 foot 7 inches tall, fair skinned, with light hair and blue eyes.    
  • Millie married Fred A. Strong, of Onondaga County, New York.  They later migrated to Brown County, South Dakota, and eventually to El Paso, Texas.  Her granddaughter, Geraldine Adelaide Strong Stiles Bauer applied for membership to the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.  Her application which traces her lineage from Edward Spalding is rich in information, and has supplied many details for our family history, along with copies of a volume of "The Spalding Memorial" which was owned by Millie Utter Strong in which Millie writes near the entry of her mother, Polly Spalding Utter,--"My mother . . . d. May 1856, I was then 6 years old". 
  • Charles A. Utter went by the surname Dye for the rest of his life.  Sometime before 1880, he moved to Northfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin, with his adoptive family.  He later moved to Madison, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota.   He married a woman named Ella A., they had one daughter Clesta born in 1885.

Thus my accounting of the family of Clark and Polly (Spalding) Utter is as follows:  Clark R. Utter born between 1816 and 1822 married Polly Spalding who was born 23 May 1814 and died in May 1856.  Their children were:  Betsey born in 1838, Asenath/Samantha born 18 June 1843, Reuben Henry born in 1845, Peter born in 1847, Adelia Melissa "Millie" born 12 September 1849, and Charles A. born in January 1852.

 

 

 

Taken from "THE HISTORY OF TUSCOLA COUNTY, H.R. Page Co., 1883"

GEORGE TENNANT was born in Leeds County, Ont., November 11, 1838, residing in that county until he was twenty-four years of age.  He left there in 1863 and came to Tuscola County and settled in the township of Indian Fields.  In the fall of 1869 he sold out and removed to Cass City, where he purchased a hotel and engaged in that business.  He afterward purchased a farm near the village, and has been engaged in lumbering.  In 1877 he bought a saw-mill in the township of Colfax, Huron County, which has the capacity of 10,000 feet of lumber per day.  Mr. Tennant is a thorough, practical, enterprising citizen, and keeps a good house.  He was married in 1870 to Miss Maria Utter, Of Caro, and has three children. 

SOLOMON S. UTTER was born in Delhi, Delaware County, N. Y. When he was but a mere boy his father moved with his family to Buffalo, where he (the son) remained about three years.  From there he went to Lester, Livingston County, N. Y., and remained about twenty years.  At first he worked on the Genesee Valley Canal, and during the last ten years of his residence in that county kept a hotel at Cuylerville.  In 1867 he came to Centerville, Tuscola County and kept the Gibbs House for two years.  He then bought the Exchange Hotel, and kept that two years.  Selling out the hotel he went to farming, having a farm in Juniata and another in Fair Grove -- living in the village of Caro, however, while carrying on his farms.  He is now (1883) keeping a livery stable and running a stage line between Caro and Cass City.  Previous to the building of the Caro branch of the Michigan Central railroad he ran a stage line to Vassar.  Is the senior member of the firm of Utter & Hemerick.  married and has two children. 

    Taken from "1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros."

HORACE MONTAGUE. It affords us pleasure to insert in this volume the portrait and  biography of the gentleman whose name introduces these paragraphs, and who has been prominently connected with the development of Tuscola county for many years. He is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of good land in Wells Township, and is known as an enterprising and industrious farmer, whose methods of fertilizing the soil and improving the land are the best, while at the same time he has become known as a public-spirited citizen and a generous-hearted friend. Upon his estate he has placed a first-class residence, good barns and such outbuildings as will afford shelter for the stock, the various cereals which are stored for winter use, and the machinery which modern civilization requires for the development of a good farm.

Charles Montague, father of our subject, was born in December, 1779, in Somersetshire, England. When quite young left his native home and emigrated to Canada with his father, William Montague, who was obliged to enlist in the English army during the War of 1812 in order to reach America. William Montague was blacksmith by trade, but after coming. To Canada he settled on a farm near London where he remained until his death. The father of our subject left Canada, and moving to Michigan, settled in Indian Fields Township, Tuscola County, in 1865. Upon the home place which he established there, he remained until his death in September, 1889. He served in the War of 1812, being on the side of the United States, while his father fought in the British army.

The mother of our subject was known in maidenhood as Maria Hungerford, and was a daughter of Samuel and Alice (Kilburn) Hungerford. Charles and Maria Montague has a family of five sons, Horace being the eldest. The others are Charles, Jr., William, Joseph and Samuel A., residing in the township of Aimer. Horace N. began for himself at the age of twenty-one, having previously received a fair common-school education. On reaching his majority, he was married, his bride being Jane, daughter of Alexander smith of Canada. The young couple located on a farm where he had been reared, and remained there twelve years. Mr. Montague engaged in the tanner's business in the village near by, but in 1858 came to Michigan and settled in Port Huron. Three years later he removed to Caro, embarking in business as a blacksmith and running a shop at that place. For many years, he aided in the development of the town, clearing ground where Caro now stands and raising grain where there are now business blocks. He has frequently cut big crops of wheat and corn where the court house now stands, and has therefore been a witness of the entire growth of the thriving village of Caro. In 1872 he located on his present farm, where is has since remained with the exception of twelve years on a farm north of Caro. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Montague, namely: Charles, of Caro; Mary J., wife of Alexander McGilvary, of Dakota; Alexander, of Caro; Horace N. Jr., is Postmaster at Caro; and Maria A., now the wife of Fred Wheat, of Caro. Some time after the death of the first wife, Mr. Montague was again married, his bride being Mrs. Eliza (Van Gilder) Utter, and this union has brought them one child, Ida J. Mrs. Montague was born August 13,1825, in New York, and is a daughter of Elisha Van Gilder, who was born near Syracuse, N. T., in 1793. Of nine children, of which he was the father, six are livings, viz.: Maria, Eliza J., David D., Leonard, Harriet, and Henry. Mrs. Montague first married Stephen H. utter, a son of henry and Mary (Webb) Utter. Of that union seven children were born, whose names are as follows: Charles L. (Deceased); Edmund H., Emma R., (Mrs. Irvin), Frank S., (Deceased); Flora M., Dopking, and William E. Mrs. Montague is a lady of refinement, and is held in high esteem in the community, while her benevolent disposition leads her to use every means in her power to aid those unfortunate who appeal to her for aid.

 

 

Descendants of Henry Utter

Generation No. 1

1. Henry' Utter was born 1795 in Delaware Co., NY (Source: 1855 NYSC NYAllegany Granger.), and died Oct 1879 in Granger, Allegany, NY (Source: 1880 Mortality Schedule NY Allegany Granger.). He married (1) Mary Webb (Source: 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros., 494-498.). She was born 1794 in CT (Source: 1850 USFC NY Allegany Granger 3.), and died Bef. 1855 in Granger, Allegany, NY. He married (2) Elizabeth. She was born 1803 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Allegany Granger 63.).

Children of Henry Utter and Mary Webb are:

    + 2 i. Clark R.2 Utter, born Bet. 1816 - 1822 in Delaware Co., NY.

      + 3 ii. Solomon S. Utter, born 1826 in Delhi, Delaware, NY; died 1919 in Tuscola Co., MI.

      + 4 iii. Stephen H. Utter, born 27 Oct 1830 in Delaware Co., NY; died 13 Sep 1868 in Tuscola Co., MI.

      + 5 iv. Adelia Melissa Utter, born Apr 1837 in Ontario Co., NY.

       + 6 v. Diadama Utter, born 1839 in Wyoming Co., NY; died Bet. 1865 - 1870 in ML

7 vi. Robert Utter, born 1842 in Wyoming Co., NY (Source: 7855 NYSC NYAllegany Granger.).

Generation No. 2

2. Clark R. Utter (Henry1) was born Bet. 1816 - 1822 in Delaware Co., NY (Source: 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Granger.). He married Polly Spalding, daughter of Adam Spalding and Polly Chamberlin. She was born 23 May 1814 in Vermont (Source: (1) Geraldine Adelaide Strong's DAR application., (2) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Scio 27.), and died May 1856 in NY (Source: Geraldine Adelaide Strong's DAR application.).

Children of Clark Utter and Polly Spalding are:
      8 i. Betsey3 Utter, born Abt. 1838.

            + 9 ii. Asenath Utter, born 18 Jun 1843 in NY; died 23 Jun 1907 in Rondell, Brown, SD.

+ 10 iii. Reuben Henry Utter, born 1845 in Tompkins Co., NY; died 04 May 1871 in Belmont, Allegany, NY.
    11
iv. Adelia Melissa Utter, born 12 Sep 1849 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: (1) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany
              Scio 27., (2) death certificate, Geraldine Adelaide Strong's DAR application.); died 08 Jan 1920 in El Paso, TX (Source: death certificate, Geraldine Adelaide Strong's DAR application.). She married Fred A. Strong 11 Sep 1872 (Source: Geraldine Adelaide Strong's DAR application.)

  • + 12 v. Charles A. Utter, born Jan 1852 in Allegany Co., NY; died 17 Jan 1916 in Madison, Lac QuiParle,
    MN
  • 3. Solomon S.2 Utter (Henry1) was born 1826 in Delhi, Delaware, NY (Source: The History of Tuscola County, H. R. Page & Co., 1883.), and died 1919 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall.). He married (1) Mary Ann Vanguilder, daughter of Elisha Van Guilder and Waitee Bentley. She was bom 30 Oct 1827 in NY (Source: Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall.), and died 14 Oct 1869 in Caro, Tuscola, MI (Source: (1) Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall., (2) death record. Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan Department of Community Health website.). He married (2) Lydia. She was born 1842 in VT (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 173D.). He married (3) Catharine. She was born Sep 1865 in MI (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 233B.).

    More About Mary Ann Vanguilder:
    Cause of Death: Consumption

    Children of Solomon Utter and Mary Vanguilder are:

                                         + 13 i. Maria3 Utter, born 22 Feb 1852 in NY; died 28 Sep 1892 in Tuscola Co., MI.

                                         + 14 ii. Nelson H. Utter, born Jun 1856; died 10 Sep 1942 in East Dayton, Tuscola, MI.

                                  15 iii. Fred Utter, born 1858 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Livingston Leicester 366.); died Bef. 1864.

    16 iv. Freddie Utter, born 05 Apr 1864 in NY (Source: (1) Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall., (2) 1870
    USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 113A.);
    died 15 Aug 1879 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source:
    Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall.).

    4. Stephen H.2 Utter (Henry1) was born 27 Oct 1830 in Delaware Co., NY (Source: (1) calculator., (2) 7*55 NYSC NY Allegany Granger.), and died 13 Sep 1868 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: death record, Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan Department of Community Health website.). He married Eliza J Van Guilder, daughter of Elisha Van Guilder and Waitee Bentley. She was born 13 Aug 1825 in Gates Co., NY (Source: (1) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Granger., (2) 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album ofGenesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros., 494-498.).

    Children of Stephen Utter and Eliza Van Guilder are:

    17 i. Charles L3 Utter, born 1851 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: (1) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Granger., (2)
    1860 USFC NY Allegany Granger 619.); died Bef. 1892 (Source: 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album
    of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros., 494-498.).
    He married Dora McMichael 23
    Jan 1877 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.).

                                 18 ii. Edmond H Utter, born 1853 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: (1) I860 USFC NYAllegany Granger 619.(2) 1855                                   NYSC    NY Allegany Granger.).,


                                       +
    19 iii. Emma R Utter, born 1855 in NY.

                                 20 iv. Frank S Utter, born 1858 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Allegany Granger 619.); died Bef. 1892

    (Source: 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros., 494-498.). He married Lizzie Johnston 28 May 1880 in Sanilac Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Sanilac Marriages.); born 1859 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 174B.).

    21 v. Flora M Utter, born 1862 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 172B.). She married William
    Dopking.

    22 vi. William E Utter, born 1864 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 168B.). He married Allie B
    Miller 09 Oct 1884 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.).

    5. Adelia Melissa2 Utter (Henry1) was born Apr 1837 in Ontario Co., NY (Source: (1) 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 235A., (2) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Granger.). She married (1) Daniel Townsend Bef. 1859 in NY. He was born 1837 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Livingston Nunda 945.), and died 15 Feb 1874 in Caro, Tuscola, MI (Source: death record, Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan Department of Community Health website.). She married (2) Charles N. Worthington 28 Nov 1880 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.).

    More About Adelia Melissa Utter: Also Known As:: Melissa Utter

    Children of Adelia Utter and Daniel Townsend are:

    23 i. Fred C.3 Townsend, born 1859 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Livingston Nunda 945.). He married
    Carrie L. Case 21 Dec 1881 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.).

                                  24 ii. Agnes Townsend, born 1869 in Ml (Source: 1870 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 109B.).

    6. Diadama2 Utter (Henry1) was born 1839 in Wyoming Co., NY (Source: 7*55 NYSC NYAllegany Granger.), and died Bet. 1865 - 1870 in MI. She married Henry Alien Van Guilder Bef. 1860, son of Elisha Van Guilder and Waitee Bentley. He was born 1837 in NY (Source: I860 USFC NYAllegany Granger 63.).

    Children of Diadama Utter and Henry Van Guilder are:

    25 i. Leonard3 Van Guilder, born 1859 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Allegany Granger 63.).

    26 ii. Isabell Van Guilder, born 1861 in MI (Source: 7870 USFC MI Tuscola Juniata 122A.).

    27 iii. Eva Van Guilder, bom 1865 in MI (Source: 1870 USFC MI Tuscola Juniata 122A.).

    Generation No. 3

    9. Asenath3 Utter (Clark R.2, Henry1) was born 18 Jun 1843 in NY, and died 23 Jun 1907 in Rondell, Brown, SD (Source: death certificate.). She married Lucian W. Miller 09 Feb 1860 in Columbus, Chenango, NY, son of Lewis Miller and Minerva Clark. He was born 18 May 1834 in NY (Source: death certificate.), and died 25 Apr 1908 in Rondell, Brown, SD (Source: death certificate.).

    More About Asenath Utter:

    Also Known As:: Samantha A. Briggs

    Children of Asenath Utter and Lucian Miller are:

                                  28 i. Inez C.4 Miller, born 30 Sep 1867; died 01 Jun 1876 in Otselic, Chenango, NY.

                                  29 ii. Minerva C. Miller, born 30 Dec 1873; died 20 Jun 1880 in Otselic, Chenango, NY.

                                  30 iii. Lewis H. Miller, born 10 Mar 1876; died 31 Aug 1890 in Rondell, Brown, SD.

    31 iv. Walter Clark Miller, born 26 Feb 1879 in Beaver Meadow, Chenango, NY; died 17 Mar 1961 in Faith,
    Meade, SD.

    10. Reuben Henry3 Utter (Clark R.2, Henry1) was born 1845 in Tompkins Co., NY (Source: 7555 NYSC NY Allegany Granger.), and died 04 May 1871 in Belmont, Allegany, NY (Source: R. Henry Utter Civil War Pension File.). He married Mary Loretta Feathers 31 May 1869 in Scio, Allegany, NY (Source: marriage certificate, R. Henry Utter Civil War Pension File.), daughter of Morgan Feathers and Asenath Evingham. She was born Jun 1851 in Amity, Allegany, NY (Source: 1900 USFC NY Allegany Amity 7A.).

    More About Reuben Henry Utter: Also Known As:: R. Henry Utter Military service: Company C, 67 NY Infantry RegimentóCivil War

    Child of Reuben Utter and Mary Feathers is:

    + 32 i. Clara4 Utter, born 15 Dec 1871 in Amity, Allegany, NY.

    12. Charles A.3 Utter (Clark R.2, Henry1) was born Jan 1852 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: (1) 7900 USFC MN Lac Qui Parle Madison 132A., (2) 1855 NYSC NY Allegany Granger.), and died 17 Jan 1916 in Madison, Lac Qui Parle, MN (Source: Ancestry.com Minnesota Deaths, state file # 006615.). He married Ella A.. She was born Sep 1855 in IL (Source: 1900 USFC MN Lac Qui Parle Madison 132A.).

    More About Charles A. Utter: Also Known As:: Charles A. Dye

    Child of Charles Utter and Ella A. is:

    33 i. Clesta  Dye, born Sep 1885 in Madison, Lac Qui Parle, MN (Source: 1900 USFC MN Lac Qui Parle
    Madison 132A.).

    13. Maria3 Utter (Solomon S.2, Henry1) was born 22 Feb 1852 in NY (Source: Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall.), and died 28 Sep 1892 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: Photo of grave marker from Gloria Hall.). She married George Tennant 25 Mar 1870 in Caro, Tuscola, MI (Source: (1) The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages., (2) The Tuscola Advertiser, 31 March 1870.). He was born 11 Nov 1838 in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada (Source: The History of Tuscola County, H. R. Page & Co., 1883.).

    Children of Maria Utter and George Tennant are:

                                 34 i. Etta May4 Tennant, born 26 Feb 1871 in MI (Source: FamilySearch.org.); died 1950 (Source:

    FamilySearch.org.). She married (1) Markus Truesdale; born 1849 in MI (Source: 1920 USFC Ml Tuscola Vassar 35A.). She married (2) Francis Bailey 1896 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 238B.); born Mar 1862 in Canada (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 238B.).

    35 ii. Calvin Tennant, born 30 Jan 1874 (Source: calculator.); died 27 Jun 1874 in Elkland, Tuscola Co., Ml
    (Source: FamilySearch.org.).

    More About Calvin Tennant: Cause of Death: Scarlet Fever

                                  36 iii. Grade Tennant, born 1876 (Source: FamilySearch.org.).

                                  37 iv. Maud M Tennant, born 05 Jan 1879 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: FamilySearch.org.).

    14. Nelson H.3 Utter (Solomon S.2, Henry1) was born Jun 1856 (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 238B.), and died 10 Sep 1942 in East Dayton, Tuscola, MI (Source: Ancestry World Tree, Gary Moe frenchmoes@hotmail.com.). He married (1) Sarah Ann McGee 04 Feb 1877 in Tuscola Co., Ml (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.), daughter of John McGee and Phoebe Moe. She was born 1859 in Ellington, Tuscola, MI (Source: Ancestry World Tree, Gary Moefrenchmoes@hotmail.com). He married (2) Lydia A. Francis 27 Sep 1878 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.), daughter of John Francis and Harriet. She was born 1864 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Fair Grove 139A.). He married (3) Maude Millie Chambers (Source: Ancestry World Tree, Gary Moe frenchmoes@hotmail.com.) Aft. 1910.

    More About Nelson H. Utter:
    Also Known As:: Melvin K. Utter

    Children of Nelson Utter and Lydia Francis are:
              + 38 i. Fred4 Utter, born Jul 1880 in MI.

       39 ii. Maude Utter, born 06 Dec 1881 in Fairgrove, Tuscola Co., MI (Source: FamilySearch. org.).

    19. Emma R3 Utter (Stephen H.2, Henry1) was born 1855 in NY (Source: 1860 USFC NY Allegany Granger 619.). She married Frank Cross 01 Jan 1874 in Tuscola Co., MI (Source: The Dibean Collection Tuscolal Marriages.). He was born 1853 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 172B.).

    Child of Emma Utter and Frank Cross is:

    40 i. Mabel4 Cross, born 1879 in MI (Source: 1880 USFC MI Tuscola Caro 172B.).

    Generation No. 4

    32. Clara4 Utter (Reuben Henry3, Clark R.2, Henry1) was born 15 Dec 1871 in Amity, Allegany, NY (Source: R. Henry Utter Civil War Pension File.). She married Henry Scott.

    Child of Clara Utter and Henry Scott is:

    + 41 i. Glenn5 Scott, born Feb 1897 in Allegany Co., NY.

    38. Fred4 Utter (Nelson H.3, Solomon S.2, Henry1) was born Jul 1880 in MI (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 226B.). He married Katie. She was born Jul 1878 in OH (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian Fields 226B.).

    Children of Fred Utter and Katie are:

    42 i. Cecil5 Utter, born Apr 1900 in Indian Fields, Tuscola, MI (Source: 1900 USFC MI Tuscola Indian
    Fields 226B.).

    More About Cecil Utter: Also Known As:: Cecil Smith

                                 43 ii. Dorothy Utter, born 1913 in MI (Source: 1920 USFC MI Baraga L'Anse 97A.).

    Generation No. 5

    41. Glenn5 Scott (Clara4 Utter, Reuben Henry3, Clark R.2, Henry1) was born Feb 1897 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: 7900 USFC NY Allegany Amity 61B.).

    Child of Glenn Scott is:

    44 i. Wayne6 Scott, bom 1923 in Allegany Co., NY (Source: 1930 USFC NY Allegany Birdsall 285A.

     

     



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    Timothy Jon Farstad, 69, Sturgis, passed away July 25, 2015, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade. He left this earth peacefully, surrounded by his family and with his granddaughter at his side, reading him the Bible.

    He was born April 5, 1946, in Bismarck, ND, to Raymond and Virginia (Simon) Farstad and grew up on the family ranch near Watauga. After graduating from McIntosh High School in 1964, he enlisted in the US Air Force. He married Alice Barr in 1967, and after his honorable discharge from the Air Force, they returned to Watauga where they farmed and ranched over the next 29 years. Tim graduated from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, in 1985, where the family made their home for a short time. Tim was in the banking industry for 7 years at Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union in Lemmon.

    He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Morristown, where he served on the Church Council, and was a volunteer ambulance driver for the Lemmon EMT Association. He enjoyed camping and fishing, riding horse and tending his cattle and after his retirement, loved spending time on his motorcycle. His favorite thing, however, was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

    After his retirement, Tim made his home in the Black Hills area, where he lived until his death.

    He is survived by two daughters, Laurie (Tom) Lorius, Sturgis, and Becky (Stephen) Bone, Rapid City; one son, Tyrell (Mallory Weimer), Gillette, WY; and five grandchildren, Allison and Amber Lorius, Sturgis, Zachary and Sophie Bone, Rapid City, and Lucas Farstad, Gillette. He is also survived by two brothers, David and Lanita Farstad, Waverly, MN, and Kory and Mary Farstad, Hurton; and two sisters, Kristi and Byron Utter, Mobridge, and Sharon and Don Johnson, Spicer, Mn. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and relatives and the mother of his children, Alice Farstad Glanz.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Haasch officiating. Tim requested cremation and inurnment will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, is requesting donations be made to the Jeff McGregor Benefit Fund.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.  Courtesy of Kinkade Funeral Home