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George Waldo (b. 1831, Pa) & Hannah Hittle
Posted by: Hereld Stuart (ID *****9292) Date: August 19, 2003 at 13:23:49
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George Waldo was born in Pennsylvania around 1831, and married Hannah Hittle (b. 1833, PA) in Marshall County, Indiana on 19 Aug 1855. From census info, their children (and approximate birth years) were Sarah (1853), John W. (1856), Rosetta (1858), Lucinda (1861), Ida E. (1862), Mary (1865), Ellen (1868), George E. (1873). All of the children were listed as born in Indiana except for George Jr., born in Michigan. The family was in Green, Marshall, Indiana in 1860 and 1870, and in Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan in 1880.

From the 1850 census of Edinboro, Erie, PA, it looks like George's parents are Calvin and Margaret, and from Sue Bennett's online family tree, this matches up quite well, except that she lists Calvin as being born in Connecticut in 1759, and the 1850 census shows him born in New York around 1777. George's 1880 census indicates the his parents were born in NY, which would fit with that. she lists Calvin as dying in Marshall County, Indiana.
Anyway, it looks pretty well established that Calvin's line from Cornelius is Cornelius>>John>>Edward>>Shubael>>Shubael>>Calvin.

My question is: I believe my Great-Great-Grandfather is John W. Waldo, who married Mary Lucy Day in Stearns County, Minnesota in 1880. Could this be the John W. Waldo, born to George Waldo and Hannah Hittle in Indiana?

The 1880 census for Maine Prairie, Stearns, MN lists a John W. Waldo three houses down from Mary Lucy Day, which is very probably my g-g-grandad. It shows that he and his parents were born in PA, and that he was 24 years old. The 1880 census for Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan lists a John W. Waldo (in the family of George and Hannah), age 23, born Indiana, parents born PA. The death certificate of my great-grandmother Altha Cordelia (Waldo) Coffin lists her father as John Waldo, born in Michigan.

Sorry this message is so long and a bit confusing; I'm just trying to make the connection between myself and Cornelius Waldo and his descends. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

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