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Becky Doan
From what I can figure out, Joel Doan and Sarah Doan Fresh were 4th cousins. Now, I have no idea how they ended up in the same area, but there were hundreds of Doans/Doanes who went to Michigan from Canada about the same time. I'm guessing it got crowded in Canada and there was new land available for homesteading in the US.
Added by Becky Doan on Mar 01, 2016 7:13 AM
Becky Doan
Joseph Cobey in the Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

Name: Joseph Cobey
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birth Place: Canada
Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1880
Marriage Place: Golden, Oceana, Michigan, USA
Age: 25
Residence Place: Golden
Spouse: Ann Doan
Record Number: 8
Film: 20
Film Description: 1880 Marquette - 1881 Berrien

Added by Becky Doan on Mar 01, 2016 7:07 AM
Becky Doan
RE: Joel S Doan
I think Sarah's parents are Levi Doan 60399691 and Anna Ramey 60399691 [Ramey is on her death certificate], and her husband was Christian Fresh 35985285. Right? Then I'm finding that Sarah's daughter Ann was married to Joseph Cobey, possibly this guy, 35916160, but the marker says he died in 1879 but his death record says 1890. I've seen markers off one year but not eleven years...

Joseph Cobey in the Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995
Name: Joseph Cobey
Birth Date: abt 1853
Birth Place: N.Y.
Death Date: 7 May 1890
Death Place: Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan
Death Age: 37
Occupation: Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Andrew Cobey
Mother Name: Barbara Cobey
FHL Film Number: 1295523

Ann's Joseph was still alive in 1880:

Joseph Cobey in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Cobey
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Mears, Oceana, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ann Cobey
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Cannot read/write:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane:
Household Members: Name, Age
Joseph Cobey 26
Ann Cobey 27
Sarah Fresh 60
Mayta Gordon 6

I can't find a death record for Ann.
Added by Becky Doan on Mar 01, 2016 6:32 AM
Becky Doan
RE: Joel S Doan
Are you talking about this one, Find A Grave Memorial# 20092018? BD
Added by Becky Doan on Feb 28, 2016 4:08 PM
Brian Struchen
RE: Swanson family line
First, let me ask, how does one become a genealogist??? Have toyed with the idea.. really love the digging. Next, my dealings with the Swanson Family is merely a connection thru marriage. Norma Struchen was my 2nd cousin 2x removed. However, because I never know when to quit (how sad, lol) I have the Pratts back to Adelaide's Father/Mother. First, I found a copy of Ada's death cert. The father's first name (? Case) is unknown as is his birthplace. The mother was Adeline Pratt, born in Canada. The Swansons hail from New York. Ada was from Westfield, NY. With further digging, I believe it goes like this. Her name was Huldah Adelaide Pratt. Born 9 Aug. 1853 in Crowland, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. She was the 2nd of 7 children. Father was Richard Edward Pratt (1832-1917). Mother was Mary Ann Doan (1826-1921). The family immigrated in 1866. Most likely you have all this, but just in case you missed something, here it is. Brian
Added by Brian Struchen on Oct 23, 2014 9:35 PM

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