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Hester A. "Hetty" Counsellor Bayless
Birth: Dec. 10, 1834
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1901
South Haven
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA

[This memorial is created with the permission and endorsement of relative and family historian Bill Gawne.]

Hester A. "Hetty" Counsellor was born December 10, 1834 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, USA.
Her father was John Counsellor.
She had a brother, James H. Counsellor (1829 1896).

The surname has various spellings, including Councillor; the usual spelling is Counsellor.

The 1840 U.S. Federal Census shows the family residing in Williamson, Wayne, New York.
The 1850 U.S. Federal census shows 18-year-old Hetty residing in Lyons, Wayne, New York.
However, the 1860 U.S. Federal Census shows Hetty residing in New York with her sister, Martha Counsellor:
Home in 1860: New York Ward 20 District 5, New York, New York

According to the 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Hetty was residing in Lyons, Wayne, New York again with her brother James and his family:
James Counsellor 43 Juliette Howe Counsellor 34 Catharine Counsellor 12 Eugene Counsellor 8 Cornelia Counsellor 6 Lydia M Counsellor 2 Hester A Counsellor 38

On July 23, 1880 Hetty married Daniel Bayless, Jr. in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan::
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Daniel Bayless Name: Daniel Bayless Gender: Male Spouse Name: Hester Counselor Marriage Year: 1880 Marriage State: MI Number Pages: 1

CERTIFIED COPY OF RECORD OF MARRIAGE STATE OF MICHIGAN COUNTY OF VAN BUREN I, Tina Leary, Clerk of the County of Van Buren, and of the Circuit Court thereof, the same being a Court of Record having a seal, do certify that the following is a copy of the record of marriage of DANIEL BAYL ESS and HESTER COUNSELOR now remaining in my office, and of the whole t hereof, viz: Record Number: Liber B2, Vol. 2, pg. 215. #3221 Date of Li cense: (no reply) Full Name of Bridegroom: DANIEL BAYLESS Age of Groom: 4 4 Residence of Groom: South Haven, Michigan Birthplace of Groom: Sodus, Wayne County, New York Occupation of Groom: Farmer Name of Groom's Father: (no reply) Maiden Name of Groom's Mother: (no reply) Times Groom Has B een Previously Married: (no reply) Full Name of Bride: HESTER COUNSELOR Age of Bride: 33 Residence of Bride: Sodus, Wayne County, New York Birth place of Bride: Duchess, New York Occupation of Bride: (no reply) Name o f Bride's Father: (no reply) Name of Bride's Mother: (no reply) Times B ride Has Been Previously Married: (no reply) Date of Marriage: 23 July 1880 Place of Marriage: South Haven, Michigan Name and Official Station o f Person By Whom Married: M.D. Carrel, Minister of the Gospel Witnesses to Marriage: A. G. Blackman, South Haven, Michigan Emma Blackman, South H aven, Michigan In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Circuit Court, the 12th day of November A.D. 200 9 Tina Leary, Van Buren County Clerk /s/ By Maggie Garcia, Deputy Clerk

Per her death certificate, her burial was July 15th, 1901.

The following death notices regarding her husband because they verify the location of Hester's burial location also.

Daniel Bayless, Jr. was buried March 1 1900 in the campground
cemetery in Lee, per his death certificate. This is located in Warner Camp, and the name of the cemetery is Saints Cemetery.
However, so far the grave sites for Daniel Bayless, Jr. and his wife Hester Counselor Bayless have not been located in either Saints Cemetery or Lee Township Cemetery. This search is still in progress.

The original death notices are archived at the Van Buren District Library.

(1) From the South Haven Messenger 2 March 1900:

Died Suddenly

Mr. D. Bayless, of Grand Junction, who lately lived near the Law school house, died suddenly at his home Tuesday morning. He was usually well on retiring Monday night but on attempting to rise he sank back on the bed and expired. He leaves a wife.
The funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon.

(2) From the South Haven Messenger 9 March 1900:

Grand Junction
Mr. Daniel Bayless, who died at the camp ground the fore part of last week, was buried there, Sunday, S. Michels preaching the funeral sermon. He was a pensioner.

(3) From the South Haven Messenger19 July 1901:Died

Mrs. Hester, widow of the late Daniel Bayless, died at the Old People's Home Saturday, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at Grand Junction, Monday, and the body was laid beside that of her husband.

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  Daniel Bayless (1834 - 1900)
Note: She is buried in a grave next to her husband's.
Maintained by: Bill Gawne
Originally Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: May 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69456958

For Hetty, rest in peace.
- Cherie J.
 Added: May. 7, 2011
This page is sponsored by: Cherie J.

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