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Mary "Mattie" Dayton Nafus
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1809
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1893
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA

Age 84 Years.

Loving wife/widow of Marcena (1803-1861)whom she married in home of her birth in 1824. I have seen the spelling of her husbands name also as Marcum J. Nafus.

All Nafus/Niffis/Neafus/Naphus/Nevius are the descendants of Johannes Nevius who was born March 14, 1627 in Zoelen, Gelderland, Netherlands and died June 1670 in Brrooklyn Kings, New York. He immigrated in 1651.

She moved to Delaware county, Ohio and she came to Michigan from Ohio in 1848. Mary came to Saginaw about 1884.

1840 census
1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Marcena Nafus
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Berlin, Delaware, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

1850 Census records Washtenaw County, MI-Augusta Township

Marcena J farmer age 47 born in New York value of property 300.00

Mary age 38 born in New York

(all the children were born in Ohio)
William S age 19
Jane age 16
Saloma age 14
David age 15
Sophronia age 10
Susan age 9
Samantha age 8
Lucy age 6
Alice age 2
(Note 2 sons George W & John M 21 and 20 at that time and did not live at home. Another child C H wasn't born until Jan 19, 1852 after the census.

1860 Census
Name: Marcena Nafus
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Augusta, Washtenaw, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Manchester

Household Members: Name Age
Marcena Nafus
60
Mary Nafus
55
Cemantha Nafus
19
Charles Nafus
8

She was the mother of 13 children.
Geroge W, John M, William S born June 23, 1831, Jane born 1834, David, Saloma born Oct. 18, 1836, Sophronia born April 7, 1840, Susan, Samantha, Lucy born May 6, 1844, Alice born May 1, 1848, and CH.

Her parents were Alexander and Deborah Dayton.

Name: Mary Nafus
[Mary Dayton]
Birth Date: abt 1809
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 1 Sep 1893
Death Place: Saginaw, Michigan
Death Age: 84
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Female
Father Name: Alexander Dayton
Mother Name: Debolah Dayton

Cause of Death: Old Age

Note: Buried in Stine Family Plot. No marker

 
 
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 Children:
  George W Nafus (1829 - 1887)*
  John M Nafus (1830 - 1917)*
  David S. Nafus (1835 - ____)*
  Susan A. Nafus Dent (1841 - 1903)*
  Samantha Nafus Stine (1844 - 1922)*
  Charles H. Nafus (1852 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. 13 Lot 99
 
Maintained by: norma lewless
Originally Created by: Rosalie H. Kaufman
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62751306
Mary Mattie <i>Dayton</i> Nafus
Added by: norma lewless
 
Mary Mattie <i>Dayton</i> Nafus
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- norma lewless
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- Rosalie H. Kaufman
 Added: Dec. 10, 2010
 
 
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