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Sophia Truth Schuyler
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Birth: 1821
New York, USA
Death: Mar., 1901
Marengo
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Obituary

Marshall (MI) Daily News
Friday, March 15, 1901
The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Schuyler was held at the county house this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. O. Hill at the A. M. E. church officiating. Her two sons from Battle Creek were in attendance. The burial occurred at the county farm.

Traverse City (MI) Record Eagle
Saturday, March 16, 1901
Sophia Schuyler, daughter of the famou[sic] Sojourner Truth, died in the county poorhouse at Battle Creek, aged 80 years. She enjoyed the distinction of having been born a slave in New York before slavery was abolished in that state.

Marshall (MI) News
Friday, March 22, 1901
The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Schuyler was held at the county house last Friday at 2:30 p. m., Rev. O. Hill at the A. M. E. church officiating. her two sons from Battle Creek were in attendance. The burial occurred at the county farm.

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Daughter of Sojourner Truth. [1797-1883]

Grand parents: James and Elizabeth Baumfree

Married: Thomas Schuyler [1817-1899] NY

Death at the Poor Farm, Marengo, Mi
States buried in the Poor Farm Cemetery, not true

Siblings: Peter [1821], Diana [1815], James [1823], Elizabeth M-Banks [1825],Thomas


Children:
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1).Wesley Schuyler [1858-2/15/1928] Memorial # 16565160 D-Marengo, Mi
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Refer:
Name: Wesley Schuyler
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 15 Feb 1928
Event Place: Marengo, Calhoun, Mi
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Marital Status: Divorced
Birthplace: Michigan/New York by census.
Birth Year 1858
Father's Name: Thos Schuyler

2).Hiram Schuyler b. 1859
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Refer:
1880 Kalamazoo, Mi
Self Marion Mead M 43 Michigan,
Wife Electa R. Mead F 38 Michigan,
Daughter Stella Mead F 17 Michigan,
Daughter Mabel Mead F 3 Michigan,
Other Jacob Leinaar M 26 Michigan,
***Other Hiram Schuyler M 21 New York,

1900 Battle Creek, Mi
Head Sophia Schuyler F New York
Grandson Charles Schuyler M Michigan
Stepson Hiram Schuyler M New York

3).Sorjourner Schuyler b.1865

4).Edward Schuyler [6/39/1869-2/18/1885] MI D-BEDFORD, MI
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Edward Schuyler
Christening Place: Calhoun, Michigan
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1869
Birthplace: Bedford, Calhoun, MI
Race: Black
Father's Name: Thomas Schuyler
Mother's Name: Sophia Schuyler

Name: Edward Schuyler
Gender: Male
Death Date: 18 Feb 1885
Death Place: Bedford, Calhoun, Mi
Age: 17
Birth Date: 1868
Birthplace: Mich.
Race: Black
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Thomas Schuyler
Mother's Name: Sophia Schuyler

5). Charles Schuyler [1888] ...GRAND CHILD RAISED AS A SON.. Married Gertrude Reed
..children
.......1.Richard Schuyler [7/27/1903-6/16/1904] DC Father Charles Schuyler Mother June Clark Buried Battle Creek, Mi black
.......2. Harold W Schuyler b.3/19/1901 in allegan, Michigan
.......3. May Schuyler [7/1902-9/23/1902
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Refer:
Charles Schuyler
Birthplace: Harmonia, Mich.
Age: 30
Spouse's Name: Gertrude Reed Aval
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace: Michigan
Spouse's Age: 26
Father's Name: Thomas Schuyler
Mother's Name: Sojourner Truth
Spouse's Father's Name: Charles Reed
Spouse's Mother's Name: Unknown
Race: Black
Marital Status: Unknown
Spouse's Race: Black
Spouse's Marital Status: Unknown
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:

Charles F. Schuyler
Age (: 23 years
Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Harmonia, Mich.
Spouse's Name: Agnes Haines
Spouse's Age 24 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1887
Spouse's Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Event Date: 14 Jul 1911
Event Place: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan
Father's Name: Thos. Schuyler
Mother's Name: Sophia Truth

Charlie R Schuyler
Spouse's Name: Jeanette Clark
Event Date: 19 Mar 1902
Event Place: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan
Father's Name: T. Schuyler
Mother's Name: Sophia Truth
Spouse's Father's Name: Robert Clark
Spouse's Mother's Name: Maria Henderson

Name: Harold W. Schuler
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1901
Birthplace: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Father's Name: Chas. P. Schuler
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Name: Gertrude Schuler
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan



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Reference:

From Battle Creek, Michigan

Residence at Poor Farm, Marengo, Calhoun Co Mi., 8 months.

1870 MICHIGAN
Thomas Schuyler M 56 New York
***Sophia Schuyler F 39 New York
Wesley Schuyler M 14 New York
Hiram Schuyler M 11 New York
Sojerimer Schuyler F 3 New York
Edward Schuyler M 0 Michigan

1880 Battle Creek, Mi
Self Thomas Schuyler M 69 New York,
***Wife Sophiah Schuyler F 52 New York,
Son Wesley Schuyler M 24 New York,
Son Sojourner Schuyler M 15 New York,
Son Edward Schuyler M 9 Michigan,

1900 Battle Creek, Mi
Head Sophia Schuyler F New York
Grandson Charles Schuyler M Michigan
Stepson Hiram Schuyler M New York



Reference on line:

Sophia is probably the youngest child of Sojourner, the infant she carried when she left Dumont in the fall of 1827. (2) Sophia married Thomas Schuyler in Medina, New York. (7-a) Thomas and Sophia are in Sojourner's house in Harmonia for the 1880 census with one son (named Sojourner), born in Michigan. Sophia's age is given as 52, which is fairly accurate.


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MOTHER INFORMATION: Sojourner Truth

1880 Battle Creek, Mi
self Sojourner Truth F 104 New York,
Other Eliza Boyd F 50 Michigan,
Other William Boyd M 18 Michigan,

1897 Battle Creek, Mi
Name: Sojourner Truth
Event Date: 25 Nov 1883
Event Place: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan
Gender: Female
Age (Expanded): 108 years
Birth Year (Estimated): 1775
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Widowed

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All children were born slaves of Dumont. New York State freed its slaves July 4, 1828.
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1.Diana Born circa 1816
Had a son named Frank, Born. c 1861
Diana married Jacob Corbin (bur.Oakhill Cem.)
Jacob died in 1911
Diana Corbin died on Oct. 25, 1904 (bur.Oakhill Cem.)

Refer:Diana was the eldest and daughter best known in Battle Creek.She was born about 1816. (2, pp. 22, 23) She had two sisters, Elizabeth and Sophia, who lived in Battle Creek and Harmonia in the houses owned by Sojourner. A fourth daughter has not been traced. A letter from her son, Peter, in 1840, includes, "I should like to know how Sophia, and Betsey, and Hannah, come on." Was Hannah the fourth daughter's name? Or was the fourth daughter dead and his intention to inquire after Diana deciphered as Hannah? One biographer has found a single reference to "Nancy" and to "Thomas who died in infancy." (6-i )
Peter
Born circa 1820/22

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2. Peter probably died at sea

3. Hannah? Married a man named _____ Caldwell?
Had a son: James Caldwell, born in 1844 in Battle Creek (according to army records)
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4.Elizabeth Born circa 1825 married _____ Banks
Married William Boyd, c1861 .Died jan. 6, 1893 (bur. Oakhill Cem.)
Elizabeth's Children:
..1.Samual Banks born 1850 Connecticut Died Feb. 24, 1875 (bur. Oakhill Cem.)
..2. William Boyd Born 1861 in Michigan died Nov 4, 1887 (but. Oakhill Cem.)
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5. Sophia Born. 1826-7 Married Thomas Schuyler at Medina, N.Y. Died May 14, 1901 (bur. Harmonia Cem.)
Sophia's Children:
..1.Sojourner (male).Born N.Y. c1865
..2.Edward Born Michigan 1871
..3.Wesley B. Michigan 1873..A Wesley Schuyler, (here Lowe used the word colored), is buried at Oakhill Cem.;
Died Feb. 16, 1928; not identified as Sojourner's grandson; obituary gives age 85, hence Born 1843.)



 
 
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 Parents:
  Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Schuyler (1818 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  Diana Corbin (1815 - 1904)*
  Sophia Truth Schuyler (1821 - 1901)
  Elizabeth Banks Boyd (1825 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harmonia Cemetery
Bedford
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Bushong Weiss
Originally Created by: TJG
Record added: Apr 05, 2012
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