|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1840|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1923|
Letter written 1907 by Charity Mickle's own hand.
Erie, Ill March 25, 1907.
Mr. S.A. Maxwell
I was born in Jefferson Co., N.Y. in 1840.
Came west with my parents James and Anna St. Ores, when only 4 months old.
We came to Carroll Co. in the same year settling in what is now York township.
My father owned and opperated a saw mill on Johnson Creek.
He sold out and bought the Jewel place adjoining the south line of the County in 1853. A short time after he also bought the Rolph and Webb farms in Ustic township, Whiteside Co., all of the place being situated along the Fulton and Mt. Carroll bluff Road.
I was a resident of Ustic township from 1859 to 1872 when I came to Fenton Township where I have resided ever since. My address is Erie.
Mrs. Charity Mickle
The St. Ores are of French descent, and the paternal grandfather of Mrs. Mickle was Jacob (Jacques) St. Ores dit Payan, a native of Canada, who on removing to the United States settled on Lake Champlain, in New York. He served for several years in the Revolutionary War and again as a valiant defender of American interests in the War of 1812. He was ordered out by the government to move supplies with his teams at the time of the naval fight on Lake Champlain in the second war with England. His son James, although then a boy of but twelve years, aided him, and Mrs. Mickle tells how her father often related to her the story of that incident and how frightened he was upon the occasion, for the battle was waging on the water near where he and his father were hauling supplies.
Mrs. Mickle was one of a family of eight children, of whom four daughters and two sons reached adult age, married and had families. Unto our subject and his wife were born three children: Anna E., the wife of Clark Hamilton, of Fenton; Charles, who resides upon a part of his mother's farm; and Pluma, now the wife of T.H. Crocker, of Fenton.
The death of the husband and father occured April 7, 1887, when he was in his fiftieth year. His politcal allegiance was given to democracy and he was a member of the River Brethren church.
James St Ores (1802 - 1871)
Anna Osmer St Ores (1808 - 1893)
Lorenzo Mickle (1837 - 1887)
Anna Elizabeth Mickle Hamilton (1858 - 1936)*
Charles St Ores Mickle (1863 - 1945)*
Pluma Mickle Crocker (1866 - 1953)*
Created by: C Greer
Record added: Sep 19, 2009
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