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Thomas Cuff
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Birth: 1812, Ireland
Death: Dec. 5, 1884
Sandstone
Jackson County
Michigan, USA

Born in County Tyrone, Ireland. Died in Sandstone Township, Jackson Co Michigan. Married Clarissa Frost.

Jackson Co Death Certificate:
Thomas Cuff died 5 Dec 1884 at 73y 3m 17d in Sandstone Twp from dropsy & heart disease, born Ireland, farmer, parents Patrick & Margaret Cuff of Michigan.

From "Cracker Hill Crumbs-A Historicl Sketch of the Parma Area", it states: There is no exact record when Thomas Cuff came to the US as an immigrant. It was reported that he and his brother first went to Canada before settling in our area. Records show that he came to Sandstone township in 1834 and built a log cabin on the (present) Cuff Rd. Down through the years, there is a story that the Cuff family passed on. The Cuff family (as was the habit of many before the turn of the century) went to churches in Jackson. The Cuff family never missed a Sunday. They went by horse and buggy. Mr Cuff would drive....drop Mrs Cuff at the Episcopal Church on the way into Jackson and returning. Mr Cuff helped build the first Jackson Prison and worked on building the railroad from Jackson to the present Glasgow Rd.

Jackson Co Naturalizations 1830-1870:
CUFF, Thomas File #82 (p 19)
TYPE OF CERT-Application fir Citizenship- 30 April 1840
AGE-38 BIRTHPLACE-Belterbut, Ireland in 1812
EMIGRATION POINT-Port of Newry (?) on April 1823
POINT OF ENTRY-Plattsburgh U S on Sept 1824 under age 21
FOREIGN RESIDENCE-Renounces Sovereignty of Great Britain
OTHER INFO-W R Deland, clerk. DEC OF INT-date 28 April 1840. Witness-Patrick Cuff, father, dated 30 April 1840.


1840 United States Federal Census
Name:Thomas Cuff
Township: Jackson
County: Jackson
State: Michigan
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 5
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1850 MI Census Jackson Co Sandstone
Thomas Cuff 39
Clarissa Cuff 40
Daniel Cuff 14
Norman Cuff 12
Emily Cuff 10
Clarissa Cuff 8
Jam Cuff 6
Margaretha Cuff 3

1860 MI Census Jackson Co Sandstone
Thomas Cuff 48
Clarisa Cuff 50
Norman Cuff 23
Jane Cuff 14
Margaret Cuff 12
Isabelle Cuff 10
Thomas Cuff 8
Elizabeth Cuff 6
Margaret Cuff 80

1870 MI Census Jackson Co Sandstone
Thomas Cuff 58
Clarissa Cuff 60
Norman Cuff 33
Margaret Cuff 20
Thomas Cuff 17
Lizzie Cuff 15

1880 MI Census Jackson Co Sandstone
Thomas Cuff 68
Claricy Cuff 70 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Patrick Cuff (1773 - 1855)
  Margaret Cuff (1778 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Clarissa Frost Cuff (1810 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Daniel O. Cuff (1834 - 1928)*
  Norman J Cuff (1838 - 1930)*
  Emily M. Cuff Mattison (1840 - 1919)*
  Jane Cuff Rome (1845 - 1920)*
  Isabella Cuff Stringham (1850 - 1919)*
  Thomas F Cuff (1852 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Cuff Stringham (1854 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapel Cemetery
Sandstone
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Pioneer Section
 
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26404114
Thomas Cuff
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
 
Thomas Cuff
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
 
Thomas Cuff
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
 
 
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God Bless you Both!
- Althea
 Added: Jun. 11, 2012
 
 
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