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Re: John Amos Dannat/Dannatt MI/KS/MT
Posted by: Nancy Haslam (ID *****3252) Date: February 14, 2005 at 21:36:52
In Reply to: John Amos Dannat/Dannatt MI/KS/MT by Elizabeth Dannat of 4

I believe the father of John Amos Dannat is George H. Dannet and the mother is Anna. Family tradition states that George H. was born in New York,lived in Hastings, Barry Co Michigan,his mother lived in Kansas in the 1880's, and he ended up in Cascade Co, Montana. I have no written proof that John A. was his child, but the
1870 census of Irving, Barry, MI, has George H. Danniett age 31 b. in New York married to Anna age 25 b. Ohio and children Charles H. b. 1866, Willard H. b. 1867, Walter M. b. 1869 all born in Michigan, and his mother Lydia age 70 b. New York. Willard H. is, I believe, the same as William H. in the 1900 Census of Great Falls, Cascade, MT listed with his family and Walter A. as a boarder. And then you found Walter next to John Amos and their ages are about the same time period. I can't find the George H. family on the 1880 census which would cinch the connection. I can find the mother Lydia in Eureka, Greenwood, KS by herself though in 1880 and in Hastings, Barry, MI in the 1860 Census with daughter Emily. George H. was in the 1850 Census as a 12 year old living with another family - guess he was farmed out after the dad died. I can't find Lydia in the 1850 Census anywhere. Lydia Roberts was married to John Dannet who was born about 1809 and is found in the Troy, Rennselear, New York area. And his father is possibly the John that shows up on the 1820 Census - the hash marks fit. John died in 1845 and we have found the probate on the family showing Lydia as widow, with children George H. Emily, Harriet and and unknown child that died young. I have found that when looking up this surname on internet sites, I have to use the soundex spelling option because it is found spelled so many ways. Hope you can make a for sure connection. N. Haslam

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