Ancestry of the Vincent Family of Eaton County, MI

Compiled by: Sheridan Vincent

 Levi5 Vincent (Stephen4, Ambrose3, Leonard2, Charles1) born 15 March 1800. The birth dates for Levi Vincent and Polly Austin were found with papers in a family Bible that belonged to Eula Vincent, a daughter of Wilfred Monroe Vincent. He married Polly Austin , daughter of Jotham Austin, 10 March 1822 Franklin, VT[1],[2] and died June 1886 at age 86. Levi Vincent resided at Allen’s Corners, Shefford (now Brome) Co., Quebec. In 1834 he settled in Henrietta, Lorain Co., OH. An obituary from the local paper gives some details of her life: “Vincent died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Candace Close, in Kipton, OH Friday 14 December 1888, Mrs. Polly Austin, aged 84 years. She was born in Canada and with her family came to Ohio and settled in Henrietta in 1837 and lived there until 1884 when they moved to Kipton, where her husband died in June 1886. She was the mother of 11 children, 8 of whom remain to mourn the loss of a loving and beloved mother. She was the mother of Ralph Vincent of this place.” She was born 21 March 1805. She died 14 December 1888 Kipton, OH, at age 83.

Children of Levi5 Vincent and Polly Austin :

     372.        i.    Eleazer6 Vincent, married Ester Cotton; born circa 1823.

     373.       ii.    Ralph Vincent, born circa 1825; married Amanda Griffin; married Ester Lavina Allen.

     374.      iii.    Stephen S. Vincent, born circa 11 January 1832; married Emily A. Pugg.

        375.      iv.    Thatcher Vincent; born 27 December 1833 Lower Canada (Québec) or Vermont; He was aged 16 in the 1850 census of Lorain Co., OH; married Adell C. Daley 14 November 1878 Clarksfield, Huron Co., OH; died 17 October 1912 at age 78. Thatcher Vincent served in the 43 Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, enlisting at Oberlin, OH in the fall of 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company H on 4 October 1862. He was discharged 12 December 1863. He applied for a pension 27 December 1898, aged 65, a resident of near Olathe, Johnson, Co., KS. Another application was made 4 January 1909. He described himself at the time of enlistment to be five feet, eight inches tall, light complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. His occupation was farmer. His widow Adell C. Vincent applied for her widow’s pension on 28 July 1913 from Ohio. (See Ralph Vincent # 373 for a photo where he is included).

        376.       v.    Sally Vincent; born circa 1835 Ohio; She was aged 15 in 1850 at Lorain Co., OH.

     377.      vi.    Levi Vincent Jr., born 27 December 1837 Kipton, Ohio; married Sarah G. Allen.

        378.     vii.    Sophronia Vincent; [3] born 22 September 1841 Henrietta, Lorain Co., OH;[4] married Chester Franklin Hopkins , son of Frederick March Hopkins and Phila Maria Barnes, 30 December 1863 Lorain Co., OH;[5],[6] died 15 April 1929 at age 87.[7] Soon after marriage they settled on a part of a farm his father had purchased in 1849. (See Ralph Vincent # 373 for a photo where she is included and named “Frone”).

        379.     viii.    Martha Vincent; born circa 1843; She was 7-years-old in the 1850 census.  

 The next generation is of Levi Vincent’s eldest son Eleazer Vincent, 

who was a doctor in Van Buren Co., MI.  

Eleazer C. Vincent

ELEAZER C.7 VINCENT (Levi6, Stephen5, Ambrose L4., Leonard3 Charles2 ) born circa 1823; he was aged 27 in 1850 census; married (1) Ester Cotton 20 April 1845 Lorain Co., OH; An Ohio marriage index[8] includes the marriage between 1824 and 1842; married[9] (2) 23 November 1854 Lagrange Co., Indiana Harriet M. Lamson, the daughter of Orson N. and Elizabeth (Shoff) Lamson.

In the 1850 Henrietta Township, Loraine Co., OH census Eleazer Vincent's birthplace was Canada. Included in the family was Ester Vincent, age 23, Horace Vincent, age 3, and Edward Vincent, age 2. In a family Brown family genealogy Eleazer Vincent's family is described "Robert G. Vincent, b. 1852, son of Dr. Eleazer Vincent and ESTER COLTON. Eleazer was the son of Levi Vincent, who was born in N. Y. State and d. in Loraine Co., OH aged 92. Eleazer was a graduate M. D. from Cleveland, O. Levi had a brother John-From Robert G. Vincent, Aug, 1933."[10] Considerable detail on Eleazer Vincent's family was recorded in the narrative by Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer:

Eleaser the first child was born in 1823 and was married to Esther Colton of Camden Ohio with a wedding at her home. They moved to Indiana for a short time and returning to Henrietta where his wife died leaving him four boys. Horace, Edward G., Robert and William M. His second marriage to Harriet Lamson one daughter Alice was born but died in infancy. Eleaser died at Henrietta in 1866. Horace Vincent was born Feb. 13, 1847 and was married to Alice Graves in 1868 to them were born eight children, Mae, Nellie, Orie, Marion, Milicent, Billie, Dottie and Grace. They are living at Ord, Nebraska. I could get no answer to letters of information from them. Horace Vincent died in January 1906. Edward H. Vincent born Feb. 22, 1849 was married to Ida Sherman in 1875(;) six children were born to them Julia, Lula, Bertha, Clyde, Mable and Alfred. Mable born in 1885 and Alfred in 1887 both died the same year they were born. Julia born in 1876 was married to Elic Haggart had two children Pearl and Grace. Lula born in 1878 married to Allen Dewitt-- have two children Wilson & Lenore. Bertha born in 1880 married to Truman Smith have three children Vernon, Esther and Hallie. Edward Vincent's first wife died in Nebraska in 1905. He was married the second time in 1908. His present home is at Charlotte Michigan. Third son Robert G. was born Feb 25, 1851 was married to Effie Jackson in 1873 and six children were born to them. Alice, Earnest, Carl, Clara, Floyd and Lester. His home is in Michigan. Fourth son William M. Vincent was born Aug 29, 1853 and was married to Emma Harrison at Florence O. Oct 11, 1874 to them four children were born. Claude, Alta, Harry and Ila. Claude was born at Henrietta Dec 17, 1875 and was married Jan 1, 1899 at Charlotte, Michigan to Agnes Parlow and they have three children. Grace, Marion and Geraldine. Claude lives near his father at Charlotte, Michigan on a farm and is a prosperous farmer. His wife was so badly burned by her clothes catching fire that she was laid up for many weeks. She has nearly recovered now. Harry the second boy was born at Chester Mich. March 7 1886 and was married to Elsie Schnurr Aug 23, 1911 at Nashville Mich. They had one son Harry E. born Dec 8 1915 and died Dec. 10 the same year. Alta Vincent was born June 18, 1882 and having reached the age of 19 years was taken sick of Typhoid Pneumonia Died Mch. 26, 1901 and her sister Ila, preceding her with the same disease died March 23 1898 at the age of eight years. Harry Vincent resides at Monroe, Michigan is serving his fifth year as telegraph operator for the Michigan Central R. R.

In the 1860 Census for Lorain County, Ohio an Edward Vincent, aged 11 born in Ohio was enumerated with the family of Jeremiah Butler, born in New York and Mary Butler born in Canada East. In a family genealogy[11] Eleazer Vincent’s family is described ‘Robert G. Vincent, b. 1852, son of Dr. Eleazer Vincent and ESTER COLTON. Eleazer was the son of Levi Vincent who was b. in N. Y. State and d. in Lorain Co., Ohio aged 92. Eleazer was a graduate M. D. from Cleveland, O. Levi had a brother John —From Robert G. Vincent, Aug, 1933.’

Eleazer C. Vincent was a resident of Bear Lake, Van Buren Co., MI in 1864 when he was mentioned[12] in his son Horace C. Vincent’s pension application (dated 11 January 1881) as his doctor treating him for a gunshot wound received near Atlanta, GA while a soldier in the Civil War. There is a medical certificate signed by E. C. Vincent, MD. In 1865 Eleazer C. Vincent was a Justice of the Peace[13] for the Township of Columbia, Van Buren Co.

Children of Eleazer C. and Ester (Colton) Vincent:

       35.        i.    Horace C.4 Vincent, born 13 February 1847 Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH; married Alice A. Graves.

       36.        ii.    Edward H. Vincent, born 22 February 1849; married Ida M. Sherman.

       37.      iii.    Robert G. Vincent, born 25 February 1851; married Effie Mae Jackson.

       38.       iv.    William M. Vincent, born 29 August 1853; married Emma Harrison.  

Children of Eleazer3 Vincent and Harriet Lamson were:

          39.        i.    Alice4 Vincent; She died in infancy according to Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer's family history.

Children of Eleazer Vincent and skipping over the family of Horace Vincent, who settled in Nebraska, the families of Edward H. Vincent, Robert G. Vincent, and William M. Vincent are included in the next section.

36.  Edward H.8 Vincent (Eleazer7, Levi6, Stephen5, Ambrose L4., Leonard3 Charles) born 22 February 1849 according to the 1900 census; married Ida M. Sherman 1875.[14] He married about 1909 (2) Emma C. ______. In the 1880 census for Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan the family is found with his name as E. Vincent, aged 29, born in Ohio. His wife, Ida, was 23 years old and there were two daughters Julia E., aged 4 years, and Lwlluella (spelling uncertain), aged 2 years. He moved to Valley County, Nebraska, where his brother, Horace C. Vincent lived. In the 1900 Soundex, Edward Vincent was living in Springdale Township, Valley Co., NE. Included in the family was his wife Ida M., daughter, Birtha K., and son Clyde L. Enumerated as brother-in-law, Albettet (sic) Sherman, born September 1847 in New York, age 52 was living with the family. Also in the Town of Springdale, was Manns G. Vincent, born July 21, 1878 in Michigan, who has not been placed in the family.  In the 1910 census of Vermontville Township, Eaton Co., MI Edward H. Vincent was 61 years old, a farmer born in Ohio, he was in his second marriage, as was his wife Emma C. Vincent, age 61, she was the mother of four children (certainly from the previous marriage), born in New Jersey; they had been married one year.

Edward H. Vincent, filed on 18 April 1905 a final notice for his claim of homestead for the northeast quarter of section 12, township 19 north, range 13 west at Ord, NE. Harry Smith, Oscar H. Smith, Luther D. Bailey, and Martin Zimmerman were other settlers who proved his continuous residence (Ord Quiz Newspaper 21 July 1904).  On 19 October 1905 Edward H. Vincent was granted 160 acres of land in section 12 by Theodore Roosevelt (Patent Book 2, page 283).  On 9 June 1910, an Edward H. Vincent and wife Emma C of Vermontville Township, Eaton Co., Michigan paid $1500 to Lafe Paist for land in Section Twelve, Township 19 in Valley County (Deed Book 30, page 438). In her 1919 narrative of the family Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer described the family "Edward H. Vincent born Feb. 22, 1849 was married to Ida Sherman in 1875 six children were born to them Julia, Lula, Bertha, Clyde, Mable and Alfred. Mable born in 1885 and Alfred in 1887 both died the same year they were born. Julia born in 1876 was married to Elic Haggart had two children Pearl and Grace. Lula born in 1878 married to Allen Dewitt have two children Wilson & Lenore. Bertha born in 1880 married to Truman Smith have three children Vernon, Esther and Hallie. Edward Vincent's first wife died in Nebraska in 1905. He was married the second time in 1908. His present home is at Charlotte Michigan. Additional proof that Edward Vincent was a brother of Horace C. Vincent is found in the newspaper obituary for Edward Vincent's daughter, Bertha (Vincent) Smith, who reportedly had visited her cousin, Mrs. Will Hather, "a cousin" shortly before the death of Bertha Smith. Ida M. Sherman [15] was born in September 1857.[16] She died in 1905. Emma C. Vincent, widow of Edward H. Vincent was recorded in the 1920 census in the Town of Vermontville, Eaton Co., MI., Clyde Vincent was named her son (actually a step-son). In the 1930 census she was living with her stepson, Clyde L. Vincent in Vermontville Township, Eaton Co., MI, aged 81, born in New Jersey.

The families of Edward H. Vincent and William M. Vincent rest at Gresham Cemetery, Chester Co., MI.; with dates Edward H. Vincent 1848 – 1919 and Emma C. Vincent 1848 – 1937[17].

Children of Edward H.8 Vincent and Ida M. Sherman :

          89.        i.    Julia E.9 Vincent; born circa 1876 in Michigan; aged 4 in 1880 census; married Elic Haggart.

They had two children Pearl and Grace Haggart.

          90.        ii.    Lwluella Vincent; uncertain from Soundex on spelling of the name; born circa 1878 in Michigan; married Allen Dewitt. She was named Lula Vincent in the Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer narrative.

          91.      iii.    Bertha C. Vincent; born June 1880 according to the 1900 census; She was aged 22 when she married in 1902; married Truman L. Smith 27 November 1902 Ord, Valley Co., NE. Witnesses were Mr. Arthur S. Dye and Miss Millie P. Vincent, who were son-in-law and daughter of Horace C. Vincent.[18]

In Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer's family narrative, Truman and Bertha Smith were had three children Vernon, Esther and Hallie Smith. In an obituary from the Ord Quiz--Mrs. Truman Smith Dead.  Mrs. Truman Smith, 44 of Arnold, formerly Miss Bertha Vincent, of Valley County, passed away Tuesday. She leaves her husband and four children (Smith), Esther, Vernon, Hall and Dillon. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son, Hall, were in Ord last week to attend the funeral of their niece, Thelma Mae Smith, and were guests in the home of Mrs. Will Hather, a cousin. Mrs. Smith complained of not feeling well and was in bed at the Hather home all day. Friday she was better and returned to Arnold but became worse and Tuesday a message came saying she had passed away. Funeral services are being held in Arnold today.

          92.       iv.    Clyde L. Vincent; born March 1882 in Michigan according to the 1900 census. In the 1920 census Emma C. Vincent, age 71, widow was living in Vermontville Township, Eaton Co., MI. Include in the family was the single 37 year old Clyde Vincent, who should probably have been listed as step-son. He was a farmer. In the 1930 census they were again in the same township, he was a single, 48-year old farmer; his widowed step-mother was 81.

          93.       v.    Mable Vincent; born 1885; died 1885.

          94.       vi.    Alfred Vincent; born 1887; died 1887.

37.  Robert G.8 Vincent (Eleazer7, Levi6, Stephen5, Ambrose L4., Leonard3 Charles) born 25 February 1851; married Effie Mae Jackson 1873. The family is enumerated in the 1880 and 1900 census of Chester Township, Eaton Co., MI. with the seven children recorded below. In the 1920 census, Robert G. Vincent was living in Aurelius Township, Ingham Co., MI. He was 68 years of age, born in Ohio, a farmer; his wife Effie M. Vincent was age 66, born in Pennsylvania, His mother-in-law,  widow, Septer E. Jackson, age 74, born in Pennsylvania was living with the family. The children included Floyd S. Vincent, age 28,, Glenn W. Vincent, age 24, Theda M. Vincent, daughter-in-law, age 21 and son Lester Vincent, age 22.  The family in the 1920 census was within two households of the family of his son Earnest Vincent, who was living with Edgar Kenfielt, age 56 and Adolph Vincent, who was named a sister, she was a widow. How Adolph Vincent fits into this family is unknown. In the 1930 census, he was living with his son Glenn W. Vincent, he was 78 years old, widowed, first married at age 21. From Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer's 1919 narrative, she lists six children, in one case listing Clara as a child, the 1900 census recorded a son Clair, and she does not list the son Glenn Vincent. She describes the family "Third son Robert G. was born Feb 25, 1851 was married to Effie Jackson in 1873 and six children were born to them. Alice, Earnest, Carl, Clara, Floyd and Lester. His home is in Michigan." Effie Mae Jackson was born in March 1854 in Pennsylvania.

Children of Robert G.8 Vincent and Effie Mae Jackson :

          95.        i.    Alice9 Vincent; born circa 1876 in Indiana; She was 4 years old in the 1880 census.

              96.           ii.   Ernest Anstell Vincent; born June 1878 in Michigan; He was 2 years old in the 1880 census, that included his middle name and gave Michigan as a birthplace. He married 23 August 1905, Charlotte, Eaton Co., MI Ella Mae Phinney, daughter of William Phinney and Sarah Merriam In the 1900 census he was a boarder in Chester Township, Eaton, Co., MI as a servant for Daniel Phelpe. In the 1920 census he was on the same page as his father’s family in Aurelius Township, Ingham Co., MI. He was 41 years of age, living with Edgar Kenfieldt, who was age 56, his sisters was named as Aloph Vincent, age 62 a widow, we have not places her in the family. As a second family at the dwelling was Earnest Vincent, age 41 and wife Ella M. Vincent, age 40, and three sons, George Vincent, age 9, A. G. Vincent, age 6, and Chester Vincent, age 2 years and 2 months.  In the 1930 census, the family lived in Eaton Rapids City, Earnest A. Vincent was 51, aged 27 when first married, a laborer in a lumber yard, his wife was Ella M. Vincent, age 40, aged 16 when first married, Children were George S. Vincent, age 20, R. G. Vincent, age 17, and Chester G. Vincent, age 12, all born in Michigan. Information on this family was furnished in January 2000 by Anita Ansbury, Columbus, GA. Children of Ernest Anstell Vincent:

i.    GEORGE VINCENT born 16 February 1910, celebrating his 90th birthday in 2000. He married (1) Margaret Miller and had three children: Douglas Duayne Vincent, Barbara Vincent, and Richard Allan Vincent; married (2) 20 May 1966 Florence (Holley) Swift. They live (2000) in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

ii.   A. G. VINCENT, born about 1914, a son 6 years old in the 1920 census.

iii. CHESTER G.10 VINCENT, Sr. born about 1918, a son aged 2 years 6 months in the 1920 census; He married (1) Belva Kelly 4 December 1939 Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI, they had two daughters; married (2) Louise Burkes 3 November 1943 Phenix, Alabama, they had a son Chester Glenn Vincent, Jr. Chester G. Vincent, Sr. died during World War II.

          97.      iii.    Carl Vincent; born October 1882 in Michigan.

          98.       iv.    Clair Vincent; born April 1886 in Michigan.

          99.       v.    Floyd S. Vincent; born April 1892 in Michigan by 1900 census. In the 1930 census, the 38 year old Floyd Vincent was lodging with the Roy Payne family, Eaton Rapids Township., Eaton Co., MI, he was single, a farm laborer. He was born in Indiana, parents born in Ohio.

     100.       vi.    Glenn William Vincent, born 17 June 1895 in Indiana; married Theta Mary Buck. In the 1930 census Glenn W. Vincent was living in Benton Township, Eaton Co., MI. he was 34 years of age, born in Indiana, and first married at age 24, a grinder in an automobile factory. His wife Theta M. Vincent was 30 years old, first married at age 21. Children were Theda R., age 7, Charlotte M., age 5, and Iva R. age 2 years and 10 months., all born in Michigan. His father, Robert G. Vincent was also living with the family.

Children of Glenn William and Mary (Buck) Vincent:

i.     LENWOOD ROBERT10 VINCENT b. 5 May 1921

ii.   THETA ROBERTA VINCENT b. 21 May 1922.

iii.  CHARLOTTE MARY VINCENT b. 25 September 1924

iv. IVA ROSE VINCENT b. 22 May 1927

v.  ROWLAND LENN VINCENT b. 6 October 1937

        101.     vii.    Lester Vincent; born January 1898 in Michigan.

38.  William M.8 Vincent (Eleazer7, Levi6, Stephen5, Ambrose L4., Leonard3 Charles) born 29 August 1853; married Emma Harrison 11 October 1874 Florence, OH. The family of William and Emma Vincent is found in the 1880 and 1900 Michigan census in Chester Township, Eaton Co., MI. In Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer's 1919 narrative of the family, she described

Fourth son William M. Vincent was born Aug 29, 1853 and was married to Emma Harrison at Florence O. Oct 11, 1874 to them four children were born. Claude, Alta, Harry and Ila. Claude was born at Henrietta Dec 17, 1875 and was married Jan 1, 1899 at Charlotte, Michigan to Agnes Parlow and they have three children. Grace, Marion and Geraldine. Claude lives near his father at Charlotte, Michigan on a farm and is a prosperous farmer. His wife was so badly burned by her clothes catching fire that she was laid up for many weeks. She has nearly recovered now. Harry the second boy was born at Chester Mich. March 7 1886 and was married to Elsie Schnurr Aug 23, 1911 at Nashville Mich. They had one son Harry E. born Dec 8 1915 and died Dec. 10 the same year. Alta Vincent was born June 18, 1882 and having reached the age of 19 years was taken sick of Typhoid Pneumonia died March. 26, 1901 and her sister Ila, preceding her with the same disease died March 23 1898 at the age of eight years. Harry Vincent resides at Monroe, Michigan is serving his fifth year as telegraph operator for the Michigan Central R. R.

The families of Edward H. Vincent and William M. Vincent rest at Gresham Cemetery, Chester Co., MI.; with dates William M. Vincent 1856 – 31 March 1923 and Emma A. Vincent 1854 – 1924.[19]

Children of William M.8 Vincent and Emma Harrison :

i.    Claude Darwin9 Vincent, born 17 December 1875 Henrietta, Lorain Co., OH; married about 1900 Agnes A. ParTlow. In the 1910 and 1920 census they lived in Chester Township, Eaton Co., MI where he was a farmer In 1910 he was 34 years old, married once for 10 years, his wife was Agnes A. Vincent, age 28, sons were Garcia H. Vincent, age 9 and Marion W., Age 8, the daughter Geraldine was 1 year and 4 months, all born in Michigan. In 1920 he was aged 44, born in Ohio; his wife Agnes was 37 and children were Garcia Vincent, a son aged 19, Marion Vincent, a son aged 17 and Geraldine Vincent, aged 11. In the family plot at Gresham Cemetery, the following is recorded on the gravestones: Claude D. Vincent 1875 – 23 April 1946. Agnes A. Vincent 1882 to 1931.

In the 1930 census for Chester Township, Eaton Co., MI Claude Vincent was age 54, born in Ohio, a farmer, who first married at age 22, his wife was Agnes Vincent, age 48, born in Michigan, aged 16 when first married, also recorded was Verden Vincent, nephew, age 9, born in Michigan as well as daughter, Geraldine McIntyre, age 21, born in Ohio, divorced, age 18 when first married and Vincent McIntyre, age one year three months, born in Michigan. Also in the 1930 census the Garcia Vincent family was living in Vermontville Township, Eaton Co., MI, he was 29 years of age, a farmer, aged 22 when first married, a farmer; his wife Trellis Vincent was 25 years old, aged 18 when first married; they had a daughter, Shirley Vincent, age 4 and a son Stanley Vincent, age 11 months, all born in Michigan. The second son, Marion Vincent was living in the 6th Ward, Lansing, MI, a tool maker in an auto factory, he was 28 years of age, born in Michigan, father born in Ohio, aged 21 when first married; his wife was Leola Vincent, age 27, born in Michigan and their daughter was Audrey Vincent, age 2, born in Michigan.

 The obituary[20] for: Mrs. Claude Vincent is found in a scrapbook for Vermontville

                Mrs. Agnes A. Vincent, 70, died Friday at the residence, 329 North Main Street, after a six-year illness. She was born March 19, 1892, at Mulliken, the daughter of William and Jeanette (Stall) Partlow, and had been a resident of this vicinity all her life. Her husband, Claude Vincent, a Chester Township farmer, died April 23, 1946. Surviving are two sons, Garcia of Port Huron and Marion of Detroit; a daughter Mrs. Geraldine McIntyre of  Grand Ledge, and two brothers Vern and Glenn Partlow of Lansing. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pray Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald A. Salisbury of Center Eaton officiating. Burial was in the Gresham cemetery in Chester Township.

 

ii.    Alta  M. Vincent; born 18 June 1882 in Michigan; died 26 March 1901 at age 18; She died of Typhoid Pneumonia. She is buried in the family plot at Gresham Cemetery,  1882 – 1901.

iii.   Harry T. Vincent; born 7 March 1886 Chester, Eaton Co., MI; married Elsie Schnurr 23 August 1911 Nashville, MI. At the time of the 1919 Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer narrative, they had one son, Harry E. , born 8 December 1915; he died December 10. She reported that Harry Vincent resided at Monroe, Michigan is serving his fifth year as telegraph operator for the Michigan Central R. R. In the 1930 census he was living in Wayne Village, Nankin Township, Wayne Co., MI on South Sophia Street, recorded as a roomer, age 44, divorced, aged 25 when first married,  born in Michigan a tower man for the railroad; another roomer was the 12-year old Harold Vincent, age 12. Harry T. Vincent is buried at the family plot at Gresham Cemetery, with the dates Harry T. Vincent, 1886 to 1944.

iv.   Ila Vincent; born circa 1900; died 26 March 1908; at the age of 8 years. The previous dates are from the Marcia Joanne (Hopkins) Wittmer 1919 narrative. The cemetery inscriptions at Gresham Cemetery place the time 10-years previous 1890 – 1898.

 

The compiler would be grateful to learn more of these families for a future book on Ambrose Vincent and his descendants.

 

[1]Edith Austin Moore, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Robert Austin of Kingston, Rhode Island p. 32.

[2]General Index to Vital Records of Vermont to 1870, microfilm record.

[3]Timothy Hopkins, John Hopkins of Cambridge, MA 1634 and Some of His Descendants ( 1932), page 425.

[4]ibid.

[5]ibid.

[6]JudggJudge C. H. Doolittle, Lorain County, Ohio Marriages License Certificates 1863 - 1869 ().

[7]Timothy Hopkins, John Hopkins of Cambridge, MA 1634 and Some of His Descendants ( 1932), page 425.

[8]Judge C. H. Doolittle, Lorain County, Ohio Marriages License Certificates 1863 - 1869.

[9] Lagrange Co., Indiana Marriage Record, Book ??, Page 252, he as Elezer C. Vincent. Contributed by Caroline Carter, Kendallville, IN June 2001.

[10]Walter LeRoy Brown and Theta Hakes Brown, Ancestors of Florence Julia Brown and some of their Descendants (Albion, NY:  1940).

[11] Ancestors of Florence Julia Brown and some of their Descendants Walter LeRoy Brown M. Theta Hakes Brown (Albion, NY: 1940.

[12] Horace C. Vincent, National Archive, Military Records, Pension Record XC 2677,169 including the Widow pension for his wife.

[13] History of Berrien and VanBuren Counties (Philadelphia: D. W. Ensign & Co., 1880, page 221

[14]Valley County, Nebraska marriage records, Book 5, page 240, marriage Bertha C. Vincent, age 22, born Eaton Co., Michigan, daughter of Edward and Ida (Sherman) Vincent.

[15]Valley County, Nebraska marriage.

[16]Valley County, Nebraska marriage.

[17] Contributed by Jan Sedore, Grand Ledge, MI November 2002 from locally compiled records.

[18]Valley County, Nebraska marriage.

[19] Contributed by Jan Sedore, Grand Ledge, MI November 2002 from locally compiled records.

[20] Vermontville Scrapbook Vol. 3, Pg 173. Contributed by Jan Sedore, Grand Ledge, MI November 2002 from locally compiled records.

 The Following page of information Contributed by Jan Sedore, Grand Ledge, MI November 29. 2002

Vermontville Scrapbook Vol. 3, Pg 173 

Vermontville, Eaton County, Michigan  

Obituary: Mrs. Claude Vincent

      Mrs. Agnes A. Vincent, 70, died Friday at the residence, 329 North Main Street, after a six-year illness. She was born March 19, 1892, at Mulliken, the daughter of William and Jeanette (Stall) Partlow, and had been a resident of this vicinity all her life. Her husband, Claude Vincent, a Chester Township farmer, died April 23, 1946. Surviving are two sons, Garcia of Port Huron and Marion of Detroit; a daughter Mrs. Geraldine McIntyre of Grand Ledge, and two brothers Vern and Glenn Partlow of Lansing. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pray Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald A. Salisbury of Center Eaton officiating. Burial was in the Gresham cemetery in Chester Township.

 

Gresham Cemetery 

Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan

Surname, Given name

Date of Birth

Date of Death

Special Info if Known;

Vincent, Ila M.

00/00/1890

00/00/1898

 

Vincent, Emma A.

00/00/1854

00/00/1924

 

Vincent, Harry T.

00/00/1886

00/00/1944

 

Vincent, William M.

00/00/1856

03/31/1923

 

Vincent, Alta M.

00/00/1882

00/00/1901

 

Vincent, Edward H.

00/00/1848

00/00/1919

 

Vincent, Claude D.

00/00/1875

04/23/1946

Married Agnes 01/01/1899

Vincent, Emma C.

00/00/1848

00/00/1937

 

Vincent, Agnes A.

00/00/1882

00/00/1931

W/O Claude

**Note: Birth date of Agnes A. differs between cemetery records (1882) and obituary (1892). (SEV comment census records suggest that 1882 is the correct year of birth, should the year of death be 1951, in that the obit says she died at age 70 and refers to her husband’s death in 1946?)

Researching surname: 

Sheridan Vincent

P. O. Box 15523

Rochester, NY  14615-0523 svincent@frontiernet.net  www.vincent-family.org

 

 

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