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Mike DePlanche (#47814235)
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Amy Crabill Lay
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Dale Beers
RE: Charlotte
Mike: Sorry, but I suffer from too many "Charlotte"s and too many husband's standing in line to marry them. The last message isn't right because this Charlotte is married to Abel P. Lamphere and the last was a daughter to this Charlotte's family, a Charlotte Beers.

The husband George Hollis is not even one of her 3 three men. Charlotte Beers daddy is Jonas Winters Beers and her husbands were Stratton; Mitchell; and Brown (NO HOLLIS AT ALL!)

Now back to the Charlotte that married Abel P. Lamphere. No one will go wrong on this one, because there isn't much to tell. She is mysteriously born somewhere in New York State around 1798. This makes her about 9 years older than her husband. Since she died about the time or before entering Elkhart County, Indiana, roughly 1840, she lived till she was 42 years old. Now I was interested in how she died, for it too has possibilities, either: giving birth; or the fever & ague of the 1840's (as the History of Elkhart reports). Was ever may have happened, Charlotte, in the early days of the 40's, is probably been buried on Abel's farm property. I'm still checking cemeteries, but not much is happening, and it is not unusual to find unmarked gravesites that old that the crosses would of weathered away or a mound, at best, remains. Mike if you find any more this, Charlotte Lamphear only appears on the 1850 Census as "Lamphear" and the 1860's as "Charlotte Lamphire." The misspelling of the last names is common among the process of census transcribing.
Added by Dale Beers on May 04, 2016 3:56 PM
Dale Beers
RE: Charlotte
Her father and mother are my great-grandfather Jonas Winters Beers (1833-1902)
Rosetta R. Lamphere (1842-1876)
They married 1856 in Bristol, Elkhart County, IN. Rosetta (Jonas wife) died about 3 years after Charlotte's younger sister was born. Therefore, Jonas was left to raise his four children: George M.; Charlotte (Lottie); Birtrand S.; and Cora Shea Maude on his masonary business and farming income. (There is a lot of questions I have concerning this, because after their mothers death, Jonas went to Muskegon, Michigan for four years on a mysterious adventure, kiddies and all, and then returned to his Elkhart home in Indiana.) As the History of Elkhart County tells us. The lumber industry in Michigan was in the process (that didn't provide income for long); and his own masonary business wasn't more than mediocre; and his own brother, John D. Beers foreclosed on his Indiana land. Nice! After that he and his family, all moved to Alba, Star township, Antrim County, Michigan for a new life of poverty and hardship (as many folk found at that time as well). Mike, I'll stop here with my history lesson. If you need more there's always more to give. Thank you.
Added by Dale Beers on May 04, 2016 2:34 PM
Dale Beers
Charlotte "Lottie" Beers Brown
She is my 4great aunt on Grandpa Jonas Winters side. Find-a-grave has identified her as #93025843. Mike, somehow she was said to be born September 26, 1862 at Bonneyville Mills. However, that is not true. Edward Bonney is stated in the History of Elkhart County as one of the two first residents in York township and he, nor Nathan Whipple, who moved to the county in 1837 are any at all related to me and my relatives. Abel P. Lamphere moved to York township 13 years latter, in 1850, says the census and the above history book. According to the 1874 map of the township, Abel has 45 acres southeast from Bonneyville, east of CR33 and half way between CR8 and CR108. He had moved in with his daughter and son-in-law, John Sweeney and Orrilla Lamphere Sweeney, as the 1870 Census will prove. Thank you for listening.
Added by Dale Beers on May 02, 2016 9:05 PM
Amy Crabill Lay
RE: Harry M Stratton, Zadie and William
Great minds think alike. I took a photo of Lottie Brown's memorial while I was at Rose Hill. Just uploaded it for you.
Added by Amy Crabill Lay on Oct 23, 2012 1:55 PM
 

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