Posted By:Terry Wright
Subject:Re: GITCHELL,Albert late 1800's
Post Date:June 11, 2002 at 19:44:18
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This is what I have in its entirety (It all centers on my wife's family line).

Daniel Smith (1786 - 1845). Born in NY, moved to Raisin River near Adrian, MI about 1827. married to Sene (Blancher) Smith (1788 - 1845). Both Daniel and Sene died of Erysipelas in 1845. Are buried in Birdsall Cemetery, just north of Adrian in Raisin Twp., MI. Daniel and Sene had nine children:
Laura (Haviland) Smith (1813-1898)
Harvey Smith (1810-1886)
*Ira Smith (1813 - ????)
Joseph Smith (1815 - 1815 died in infancy in NY)
Phoebe (Haviland) Smith (1817-1845)
Sala Smith (1819 - 1885)
Samuel Smith (1825-1906)
Otis Smith (1829 - ????)
Lydia (Bailey) Smith (1833-1856)

Ira Smith married Elizabeth (West) Smith in Raisin Twp. on 08/17/43 in the Society of Friends (Quakers) Church. Shortly after they moved to Rollin Twp. west of Adrian. They had three children:
Daniel Smith (1844 - ????)
*Mary Jane (Gitchell) Smith (1847-1905)
Byron Smith (1848 - ????)

The society of Friends records in Adrian relate that in 1848 Mary Jane and her three children return to Raisin Twp., but there is no mention of Ira.

Mary Jane Gitchell married Willard Gitchell (1845 - 1915) on 03/31/66 in Kent County. Willard was born in Sandusky, OH. Willard was a Civil War Veteran. Both Willard and Mary Jane are buried in Plainfield Twp. Cemetery north of Grand Rapids. They had thirteen children:
Clara Bell (1867 - ????)
Minnie Cora (1868 - 1937)
Harriet Emily (1870 - ????)
Leonard Francis (1872 ????)
Maude Lidy (1874 - ????) twin to Millie
*Millie Lydia (1874 - 1937) twin to Maude (Rockford, MI cem)
Dora Viola (1875 - 1895) (Plainfield Cemetery)
Ira Willard (1877 - 1895) (Plainfield Cemetery)
Orpha Elizabeth (1879 - 1965) (Born in NE)
Daniel Wesley (1882 - 1970)
Claude Melvin (1885 - 1968)
Pearl Joy (1887 - 1971)
Rolland Amar (1891 - 1918)

Millie Lydia (Whittington) Gitchell married Roy Whittington. We don't know much about him buth they had several children, one of whom was named Walter.

Walter married Ethel Cohen. Both are buried in Dade City, Fl. Walter died only 3-4 years ago. They had six children.
Don (still alive in FL.)
*Lois (Hartley) (still alive in Lakeland, Fl.)
Dick (still alive in FL)
Mary (still alive in Coldwater, MI)
Sharon (stil alive in Sparta, MI)
Carol (still alive in Jenison, MI)

Lois Hartley (1928 - xxxx) married Frank Hartley (1925 - 1990) in Grand Rapids. Frank died of Cruetzfeld-Jacob Disease. They had two children:
Gary (1949 - xxxx) lives in Plano, TX.
Linda (Wright) (1950 - xxxx) married Terry Wright 11-11-77. I won't bore you with my family details. This is all I have. I hope it has been a help.