|Steven D. Crum (#46969122)|
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|I am researching my mothers side of the family, her maiden name was MORFORD. Specifically, I am searching for the descendants of Garret Morford Sr. and his brother William Lane Morford Sr.|
Both were born in New Jersey and migrated to Michigan via New York arriving in Hillsdale County in June 1835 and both received government grants for land there in 1837.
Garret Sr. remained in Hillsdale County until his death. About 1855 William Lane Sr. decided to move westward into Barry County. Before his death he donated the land that the Banfield Cemetery in Barry County is located on to the community for that purpose. There are 70 relatives and their spouses buried there to date and it is still in use today.
With Michigan officially becoming a state in March of 1837, both branches should be considered true Pioneer families in Michigan.
I started searching for descendants of these two brothers in July 2001 with only a little information from my aunts and uncles, as beyond that even they knew nothing at that time. To date I have identified over 3500 direct descendants of these two early Michigan Pioneers.
I am trying to obtain photos of grave markers and obituaries for any descendant of these two individuals. I have created virtual cemeteries for this purpose for the photos. If you have an obit for one of these indivduals you can provide, please don't hesitate to scan and email it to me to add to my archives to preserve the family history.
A special thanks goes to all those who have taken the time to provide photos, not just for me but for anyone here, your efforts are always appreciated.
And finally, I am always looking to connect with any relatives, so if you come across this site, and there is a possible connection, please don't hestitate to contact me.
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Hi, I happened upon your page tonight as I was looking at Winchester Cemetery. How does your family tree up to the Morfords? Take care.