ALEXANDER & SUSAN (AUGUSTINE) FIGG
Compiled by: Ella Campbell
|Back Row - L - R:||Joseph Figg||Edgar Figg||Steven Figg|
|Front Row - L - R:||Albert Figg||Sylvester Figg||David Figg|
|Susan Augustine Figg||Alexander & Susan (Augustine) Figg|
Alexander Figg, with his wife Susan (Augustine) and their five children came to Sunfield community in 1856. Alexander and Susan were born in Fredericks County, Maryland and later migrated to Richland County, Ohio where five of their children were born. The names of these five were Elizabeth (Gragg), Albert, Martha (Richards), David, and Sylvester. Born later in Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan were Joseph, Mary (Cramer), Steven, Olive (Hough), Edgar, Rozella, and Silas.
Alexander and family came to join his brother Henry who had already established residence in the Sunfield area. Together the brothers bought 200 acres on the southeast corner of what is now Shaytown Road and M-43. Alexander settled on the east 80 acres which now belongs to a great-granddaughter and her husband, Sandra and John Fisher. Henry settled on the west 80 acres with his family. The 40 acres south of Henry's 80 was sold to their father Daniel and his wife Sofia who came with their daughter Lucinda. From the Sunfield paper of February 15, 1900, the obituary of Henry Figg states that he was married twice and had 6 children by his first marriage. He is buried in the Welch Cemetery.
Daniel Figg Jr., another brother who settled in Battle Creek, served in the Civil War and is buried at Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the census of 1870, it is recorded that after the death of Daniel Sr. and daughter Lucinda, Sofia lived with her daughter Elizabeth Smith in Eaton Rapids, leaving no further records. John Edward, another brother of Alexander and his wife Ellen lived in Owosso Township, Shiawassee County. Their family of 3 boys preceded them in their death. the only other member of the Daniel Figg family was daughter Eve Ann.
This was a very energetic family. All the land had to be cleared of trees and stumps for farming. The brothers and their children farmed the land. they were also interested in education. Edward was the state school inspector in 1857. Alexander was on the school board that built the Figg school house in 1877. Daniel Figg Sr.'s name was recorded in he Eaton County newspaper Vol. 1 in 1845-1867 as attending Teacher's County Institute. This leads us to believe that he taught school as did several of the other children.
Many of Alexander's descendants are still located in Ionia and Eaton Counties.Descendants of Alexander Figg
Generation No. 1
1. ALEXANDER FIGG was born February 28, 1818 in Fredericks County, Maryland, and died August 11, 1909. He married (1) SUSAN AUGUSTINE. She was born April 26, 1827 in Fredericks County Maryland, and died June 29, 1883 in Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan. He married (2) ROSA M.?. She was born Abt. July 23, 1827, and died June 29, 1883.
Children of ALEXANDER FIGG and SUSAN AUGUSTINE are:
i. ELIZABETH A. FIGG, b. December 23, 1847, Richland County, Ohio; d. 1928; m. JOSEPH F. GRAGG; b. July 19, 1845, Clinton County, Michigan; d. February 11, 1931.
ii. ALBERT FIGG, b. September 08, 1849, Richland County, Ohio; d. November 23, 1929, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan; m. MARY E. STINCHCOMB, February 22, 1877; b. 1852, Richland, DeKalb County, Indiana; d. 1881.
iii. MARTHA FIGG, b. February 01, 1851, Richland County, Ohio; d. September 16, 1912; m. CLARK RICHARDS, January 01, 1872; b. April 05, 1845, Morrow County, Ohio; d. November 06, 1912, Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan.
iv. SYLVESTER A. FIGG, b. November 09, 1853, Richland County, Ohio; d. January 01, 1914, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; m. ELLA LINETTE LARABEE; b. October 10, 1862, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. March 15, 1928.
v. DAVID FIGG, b. March 24, 1855, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; d. January 28, 1939, St. Lawrence Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan; m. IDA A. STINCHCOMB, June 10, 1880; b. 1861, Indiana; d. August 1925.
vi. MARY F. FIGG, b. January 27, 1857, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. 1920; m. WESLEY S. CRAMER; b. January 18, 1855, Baltimore, Maryland; d. January 21, 1946, The home of his son, Glenn, two miles north of Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan.
vii. OLIVE L. FIGG, b. February 07, 1863, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. 1953, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; m. (1) FORREST E. HOUGH; b. October 23, 1893, Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan; d. February 1969; m. (2) SAMUEL K. HOUGH; b. August 1864, Ohio; d. 1950.
viii. SILAS FIGG, b. October 1864, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. April 20, 1865.
ix. ROZELLA FIGG, b. October 01, 1866, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. August 08, 1871.
x. EDGER FIGG, b. August 18, 1868, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. March 19, 1959, Dimondale, Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan; m. PANSEY E. HAWES; b. February 13, 1879; d. 1953, Michigan.
xi. JOSEPH S. FIGG, b. January 31, 1859, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. April 18, 1924, Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan; m. (1) JOSEPHINE ROBERTS, 1882; m. (2) LAURA RAWSON, May 30, 1895; b. 1871, Indiana.
xii. STEVEN A. FIGG, b. July 05, 1861, Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. February 17, 1940, his home, Mulliken, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; m. (1) SYNTHIA ?; b. September 1865, Ohio; m. (2) JOSEPHINE DEATSMAN, Bet. 1914 - 1920; b. February 1862, Ohio; d. 1925; m. (3) FLORENCE ?, Bef. 1915; b. 1863, Ohio; d. August 28, 1915; m. (4) JOSEPHINE ?, Bef. 1925; b. 1862; d. 1925.
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