James M. Bird and Nancy Hill

    James M. Bird and Nancy Hill filed their marriage intention 23 Dec 1796 in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts. Nancy was born in July of 1770 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Sometime, during the Revolution, she moved to the Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts area. Immediately after their marriage, James and Nancy settled near Lake Geneva in New York. James died 8 June 1803.
    Nancy married second Boaz Granger, a farmer, 8 June 1803. In 1818, Boaz purchased land in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio and, that summer, cleared it. In 1819, Boaz brought Nancy and their family out to Royalton by ox team. The journey took 21 days. There, the Grangers lived for a while in a log house. Here, they settled down on a farm until Boaz died in 1843. Nancy died 3 May 1840.
 

James and Nancy's child is:

1. James E. Bird, born 8 June 1798 in New York, married Mary “Polly” Bunker about 1817 in New York, moved to Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio about 1819, Logan County, Ohio between 1830-9, and Washington, Union, Ohio in 1839, died 24 March 1882.

Boaz and Nancy's children are:

2. Lucina Granger, born 6 May 1804 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married Francis Bark[1] 15 Apr 1824, died 7 Apr 1891 in Brooklyn Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, remembered by James N. Granger for her “brightness and intelligence”.
3. Cephas Granger, born 13 Dec 1805 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, died 23 Dec 1819.
4. Aaron Granger, born 10 Aug 1807 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, and Eliza Darrell or Donnell 13 or 15 Jan 1827 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio[2], farmer and cooper.
5. Olive Granger, born 18 Jun 1810 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married John M. Annis 3 May 1828, her life remembered as being “marked by ministrations of love”.
6. Nancy Granger, born 4 Oct 1812 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married Seymour Norton[3] 5 or 14 Dec 1836 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, died 3 Dec 1886 in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan.

Sources:
1. Vital records of Conway, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1850, Boston, MA:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943, pg. 127.
2. Finke, Dr. Hans-J., Index to Deeds in Ontario County, (NY) 1789 – 1845, http://raims.com/deedmenu.html.
3. Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.
4. 1850 Census, Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
5. 1880 Census, Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, LDS Film # 1255009, NA Film # T9-1009, pg. 48D.
6. 1880 Census, Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, LDS Film # 1255010, NA Film # T9-1010, pg. 344C.
7. 1880 Census, Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, LDS Film # 1255010, NA Film # T9-1010, pg. 344C.
8. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
9. Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index (see vol. 2, p. 34, page match 33; vol. 2, p. 116, page match 77; and vol. 2, p. 236, page match 0).
10. Ohio Marriage Index CD.
11. Granger, James N., Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield, Conn., Hartford, CT:  Case, Lockwood, & Brainard Co., 1893.


Bird, James and Nancy Hill, both of Conway, intention December 23, 1796.

Source:  Vital records of Conway, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1850, Boston, MA:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943, pg. 127.


Page 149

BOAZ GRANGER,
son of Aaron; born 19 September, 1774, in Connecticut; died 4 May, 1843 at North Royalton, Ohio; married (1) 31 December, 1801, to Lucina Gillett of Suffield, Connecticut (died 4 June, 1802, in her thirty-third year), (2) 8 June, 1803, Mrs. Nancy (Hill) Bird of Salem, Massachusetts. She was born July, 1770; died 3 May 1840.
     Mr. Granger was born on the bank of the Connecticut River in or near Suffield. Here he married one of the Gilletts of Suffield, a family often connected with the Grangers. Following his kinsmen, he removed early to Phelps, New York, where he became a farmer. In 1818 he went to the State of Ohio, where he purchased land of Gideon Granger of Canandaigua and spent the summer clearing it. The next year he brought out his family, traveling by ox team through the woods and making the journey in 21 days. He continued to reside on his farm until his death, as above. While a resident of central New York Boaz Granger became an active participant in the war of 1812. Volunteers were often called on for short service upon the Canadian border, at Buffalo, and on the St. Laurence, and Boaz and his brothers several times responded.
     His second wife was born at Salem, Massachusetts, and removed to Northampton during the Revolution. There she married James M. Bird and at once settled near Lake Geneva, New York. One son (James Jr.) was born of this marriage. Mr. Bird died 8 June, 1803.
Children born at Phelps, New York.
    i. Lucina, born 6 May, 1804; died 7 April, 1891; married Francis Bork.
    ii. Cephas, born 13 December 1805; died 23 December 1819. Lived at Buckville, Ohio.
    iii. Aaron, born 10 August, 1807; living 1892; married Eliza Darrell.
    iv. Olive, born 18 June, 1810; married John M. Annis.
    v. Nancy, born 4 October, 1812; died 3 December, 1886; married Seymour Norton.

Pages 260-2

LUCINA (GRANGER) BARK,
daughter of Boaz; born 6 May, 1804, at Phelps, New York; died 7 April, 1891, at Brooklyn Village, Ohio; married 15 April, 1824, to Francis Bark. He born 9 October, 1799; died 10 June, 1880. They lived at Brooklyn Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
     The author has to acknowledge with grateful memory the brightness and intelligence of Mrs. Bark, who, even till a short time before her death, was in correspondence with him. By her aid he was enabled to learn many facts which otherwise would have been lost.
Children.
    i. Thomas, born 1 February, 1825; died 19 February, 1892; married 11 December, 1850, Phebe Allen; was in Second Ohio Cavalry
    during entire war.
    ii. Granger, born 10 July 1826; married 2 February, 1878, Alice Searles. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    iii. Aaron, born 15 May, 1830; married 26 June, 1850, Julia Bosworth. P. O. Sunfield, Michigan.
    iv. Almina, born 28 February, 1830; died 17 January 1892; married 18 August, 1850, Kelley Bosworth. P. O. Sunfield, Michigan.
    v. Maria, born 21 January, 1832; married 16 June, 1859, Charles Robinson. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    vi. Nancy Ann, born 9 January, 1834; married October 1856, Edward Tousley; in Ohio infantry during the war.
    vii. Olive, born 26 August, 1836; died 3 October, 1837.
    viii. Eliza, born 3 August, 1839; married 2 July, 1857, William Edgerton. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    ix. Charles, born 1 February, 1842; married 25 January, 1872, Sarah Turney. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio; was in Ohio light battery during
    entire war.

AARON GRANGER,
P. O. North Royalton, Ohio

son of Boaz; born 10 August, 1807, at Phelps, New York; married 13 January, 1827, to Eliza, daughter of Harry Darrell (died 9 February, 1851) of North Royalton, Ohio. She born 10 August, 1810, at New Haven, Connecticut; died 9 February, 1851, at North Royalton.
     Mr. and Mrs. Darrell were originally from New Haven.
     Aaron Granger was born at Phelps, New York, and when a mere lad accompanied his father to North Royalton, Ohio. In 1823, in company with two companions, and yet a boy in his teens, he tramped back to Phelps, where, after spending a few months, he returned home on foot. At the age of 20 he married and settled down to a farmer’s life. He now lives in his old age on his farm at North Royalton with his daughter, Mrs. John Pay, Jr.
Children born at North Royalton.
    i. Elihu, born 21 October, 1827; married Juda M. Bosworth.
    ii. Electa E., born 17 November 1829; died 4 August, 1880; married 23 December, 1858, Lorenzo G., son of Gideon Tupper and
    Zariah Fuller of Vermont; no children. He born 24 August, 1829. His P. O., North Royalton, Ohio.
    iii. Edmund W., born 9 January, 1832; married Laura Veber.
    iv. Lucina D., born 27 January, 1834; married Orrin Bosworth.
    v. Lewis K., born 23 June, 1836; married Louisa Coates.
    vi. William H., born 29 September, 1838; unmarried. Wholesale grocer at Buffalo, New York.
    vii. Martha A., born 27 June, 1842; married William H. Furniss.
    viii. Delia M., born 29 December, 1845; married John Pay, Jr.
    ix. Mary A., born 11 December, 1847; married Adam Furniss.
    x. Josephine O., born 31 October, 1849; married (1) William Forbes, (2) L.S. Clark.

OLIVE (GRANGER) ANNIS,
P. O. North Royalton, Ohio

daughter of Boaz; born 18 June, 1810, at Phelps, New York; married 3 May, 1828, to John M. Annis. He born 26 February, 1804; died 30 May, 1874. They lived at North Royalton.
Children born at North Royalton.
    i. Nancy, died 1860; married Silas Vaugn.
    ii. Julia E., died 1876.
    iii. John C.
    iv. Olive Jane.
    v. Consider, died 1867.
    vi. Everett Wilson.

NANCY (GRANGER) NORTON,

daughter of Boaz; born 4 October, 1812, at Phelps, New York; died 3 December, 1886, at Burlington, Michigan; married 14 December, 1836, to Seymour Norton. He born 1 February, 1814; died 26 April, 1874. They removed from Ohio to Michigan in 1838 and lived at Burlington, Calhoun County. Their first child was born at North Royalton and the remainder at Burlington.
Children.
    i. Susan Ann, born 24 September, 1837; married 1 July, 1854, Howard Morey. P. O., Burlington, Michigan.
    ii. Sarah Ann, born 2 March, 1839; died 18 December, 1841.
    iii. Olive, born 6 November, 1840; married 26 May, 1861, B.F. Sanders; 2 children. P. O., Burlington.
    iv. Apema, born 16 September, 1843; married 28 February, 1868, Leavitt Page. P. O., Burlington.
    v. Edwin, born 11 January, 1846; died 9 March, 1865.
    vi. Alma, born 18 April, 1850; married 21 March, 1875, George Olney.
    vii. Alvah, born 18 April, 1850; married 20 December, 1876, Eva Miller of Burlington.

Source:  Granger, James N., Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield, Conn., Hartford, CT:  Case, Lockwood, & Brainard Co., 1893.



 
Bride Groom Volume Page Page Match
GRANGER, LUCINA BARK, FRANCIS 0002 0034 33
GRANGER, NANCY NORTON, SEYMOUR 0003 0236 00
DONELL, ELISA GRANGER, AARON 0002 0116 77

Source:  Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index


Marriages from the Ohio Marriage Index

Name Spouse Date Place
Granger, Aasore[4] Donnell, Elisa 20 Jan 1827 Cuyahoga
Granger, Nancy Norton, Seymor 5 Dec 1836 Cuyahoga

Source:  Ohio Marriage Index CD.


Deeds in Ontario County, New York

Year Grantee Grantor Lib Page
1802 Blood, Aaron Bird, James 8 63
1804 Bird, James Marble, Ekkraim 10 125
1816 Granger, Elisha Granger, Boaz 26 326
1817 Averel, Asa Granger, Boaz 28 297
1819 Whitney, Luther Bird, James 35 331
1819 Whitney, Luther Bird, James 35 331
1820 Colwell, Daniel Bird, James 35 331
1822 Densmore, Asa Granger, Boaz 40 255
1822 Densmore, Asa Bird, James 40 258
1832 Granger, Boaz Griffin, Calvin 53 126

Source:  Finke, Dr. Hans-J., Index to Deeds in Ontario County, (NY) 1789 – 1845, http://raims.com/deedmenu.html.


    “The year 1816 brought a number of accessions to the population. Among them the families of Robert ENGLE, Thomas and Henry FRANCIS, John COATES with his sons John and Charles and families, Samuel STEWART and Boaz GRANGER.
    All came from New York except the STEWARTS. The COATES family had previously lived in New England and probably some of the others…
    Lucinda, daughter of Boaz GRANGER came with her parents from New York state in an ox wagon. She was then fifteen years old. The GRANGERS lived for some years in a log house, the chamber floor of which did not extend entirely across the room, but left a space directly over the edge of the fireplace below. The boys, of whom Milton CURTIS (father of J.M. CURTIS of Cleveland) was one, slept in this room and every night before retiring had a frolic. Upon one such occasion, young CURTIS’ trousers were thrown down into the fire and burned up. As they were the only pair he possessed, there was no alternative but to remain all the next day while Lucina and her sister made him a pair out of an old military overcoat.
    Lucina became Mrs. Francis BARR and lived to a good old age. She left a family of sons and daughters that were an honor to her and a blessing to the community.
    Olive GRANGER, Mrs. John ANIS, yet lives at an advanced age in the home she has occupied for over sixty years. She has been a helpless invalid for several years, tenderly cared for by her daughter Jane. Her sons John and Everett live with her. The whole life of Mrs. ANIS has been marked by ministrations of love, and it must have been of such that the poet Lowell wrote:

‘She doeth little kindnesses
Which most leave undone of despise,
For naught that sets one heart at ease,
And giveth happiness and peace,
Is low esteemed in her eyes.’”

Source:  Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.


Census Records
1810

Phelps, Ontario, New York
Page 225
Granger, Boaz:     Males under 10:          2
                            Males 10-16:              1
                            Males 26-45:              1
                            Females under 10:       2
                            Females 26-45:           1

Source:  FHL Film #181387

1820

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Page 56
Granger, Boaz:     Males 10-16:                                        1
                            Males 26-45:                                        1
                            Females under 10:                                 2
                            Females 10-16:                                     1
                            Females over 45:                                   1
    Number of persons involved in agriculture:                          2
    Number of all other persons, except Indians, not taxed:       6

Source:  FHL Film #181396

1830

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Page 130
Granger, Aaron:      Males under 10:  1
                               Males 20-30:   1
                               Females under 5:  1
                               Females 15-20:  1
                               Total:    4
Granger, Boaz:        Males 40-50:   1
                               Females 15-20:  1
                               Females 40-50:  1
                               Total:    3

Source:  FHL Film #337940

1840

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Page 147
Granger, Aaron:     Males under 10:  1
                             Males 5-10:   2
                             Males 10-15:   1
                             Males 30-40:   1
                             Males 60-70:   1
                             Females 5-10:   1
                             Females 10-15:  1
                             Females 30-40:  1

Source:  FHL Film #20163

1850

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Page 152
Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Birthplace Attended School?
Aaron Granger 45 M Cooper 1000 NY
Eliza Granger 40 F NY
Elihiu Granger 23 M Cooper Ohio
Electa Granger 20 F Ohio
Edward Granger 18 M Cooper Ohio
Lucina Granger 16 F Ohio 1
Lewis Granger 14 M Ohio 1
William Granger 12 M Ohio 1
Martha Granger 10 F Ohio 1
Delia Granger 8 F Ohio 1
Mary Granger 5 F Ohio 1
Josephine Granger 3 F Ohio

Source:  FHL Film #20221


1850 Federal Census

Name Age Origin Roll Page Township/County/State
John M. Annis 46 NH M432_673 152 Royalton, Cuyahoga, OH
Spouse Children Occupation
Olive[5] (40) John C. (17), 
Juliet (20), 
Olive (17),
Consider (7), 
Everett W. (4)
Farmer

Source:  Annis Census Records, Annis Family Association, http://www.angelfire.com/mi/annisall/census_1850b.html.


1880 Census

Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Fracis BARK Self M Male W 80 CAN Retired Farmer ENG SCOT
Lucina BARK Wife M Female W 76 NY Keeping House CT MA

Source:  LDS Film # 1255009, NA Film # T9-1009, pg. 48D.

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

John PAY Self M Male W 28 OH Farmer ENG ENG
Adelia PAY Wife M Female W 33 OH Keeping House NY MA
Aaron GRANGER Father-in-law W Male W 72 NJ (none listed) MA MA

Source:  LDS Film # 1255010, NA Film # T9-1010, pg. 344C.

Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan

Levitt C. PAGE Self M Male W 42 NY Farmer CT CT
Ahama PAGE Wife M Female W 36 MI Keeping House OH OH
Anna Bell PAGE Dau S Female W 9 MI (none listed) NY MI
Zetta Bell PAGE Dau S Female W 8 MI (none listed) NY MI
Nancy NORTON Mother-in-law W Female W 64 OH (none listed) OH OH

Source:  LDS Film # 1254574, NA Film # T9-0574, pg. 152C.


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

James Bird (M)
#5291
James Bird married Nancy ?.
Child of James Bird and Nancy ?:
James Bird

Nancy ? (F)
#5292
Nancy ? married James Bird.
Her married name was Bird.

James Bird (M)
#5290
James Bird was the son of James Bird and Nancy ?. James Bird married Polly Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Children of James Bird and Polly Bunker:
Gorham Bird
William Bird
Olive Bird
Albert Bird
James Bird
Polly Bunker (F)
b. 22 Jan 1801, #5293
Polly Bunker married James Bird, son of James Bird and Nancy ?. Polly Bunker was born on 22 January 1801. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. They have 5 children and live in Union Co., Ohio. Her married name was Bird.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[6]


Footnotes

[1] Listed in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index (see vol. 2, p. 34, page match 33). Also, a marriage record, extracted from Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Batch M514231, Dates 1810 - 1839, Source Call No. 0877912 V. 1-3) by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
[2] Listed in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index (see vol. 2, p. 116, page match 77). Also, a marriage record, extracted from Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Batch M514231, Dates 1810 - 1839, Source Call No. 0877912 V. 1-3) by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
[3] Listed in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index (see vol. 2, p. 236, page match 0), which did not give the date. Also, a marriage record (giving the month and year only), extracted from Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Batch M514231, Dates 1810 - 1839, Source Call No. 0877912 V. 1-3) by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
[4] Possibly a transcription error.
[5] The website states that other records indicate that her maiden name was Olive Granger.
[6] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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