|Birth: ||May 12, 1816|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1893|
ORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Mrs. Laverna R. (Conger) Wolford, residing on the southwest quarter of section 21, New Haven Township, is the wife of David Wolford, deceased, who was born in Schoharie Co., N.Y., Jan. 5, 1812.
Mr. Wolford was brought up under the care of fond and loving parents, and remained under the parental roof-tree until he attained the age of 23 years. He then set forth upon "the ship of trouble" to fight the battles of adversity which so often are encountered by the ambitious and energentic young men in their journey to prosperity. He left his native county and went to Cayuga County, same State, and was there united in marriage to the subject of our sketch, Dec. 7, 1835.
Mr. and Mrs. W. remained in that county for 15 years, when they moved to Huntngton Co., Ind. They remained in the latter county some two years and then returned to New York. Two years afterward they came to this State and located on 160 acres of land on section 22, New Haven Township, arriving here and settling on the land in 1859. At that time the land was in a wild state of nature, and Mr. W. experienced the trials and overcame to obstacles so abundantly met with in the lives of the early pioneers. He was a mason by occupation, and always followed that vocation until he came to this state, when he entered on the arduous though pleasant task of clearing his land and preparing a home fr his family, and prior to his death had cleared and improved 40 acres. He died Nov. 10, 1866, leaving a wife and five children, besides many warm-hearted and affectionate friends to mourn his loss. He went out to work one Saturday morning, and did not return. he was found Sunday noon, and the physicians pronounced his death to be caused by heart disease.
Mr. W. was warmly esteemed as a father, friend and neighbor. he was honored with positions of trust, and at the date of his death held the office of Justice of the peace. Mr. W. was a member of the M.E. Church, also of the I.O.O.F., and in political belief and opinion was a staunch and active Republican.
Laverna R. was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., May 12, 1816, and was reared and educated under the care of her parents, with whom she remained until she was married. Her parents were of German extraction, and lived and died in the State of New York.
Mrs. Wolford retains the original 120 acres homestead in her own name, and is still residing on the same.
The five children born to Mr. and Mrs. W. are as follows: Margaret and Job C., both married; Lucertia, Lewis B. and John W. Luceryia and John W. are living with their mother on the farm which latter cultivates.
Mrs. W. is a member of the M.E. Church. She is in her 66th year, and enjoying fair health.
David Wolford (1812 - 1866)
Margaret L. Wolford Wilder (1840 - 1889)*
Job Conger Wolford (1843 - 1906)*
Lucretia E Wolford (1845 - 1898)*
Louis B. Wolford (1847 - 1918)*
John W. Wolford (1855 - 1917)*
Note: Wife of David Wolford.
New Haven Township Cemetery
New Haven Center
Created by: Laura Pinks
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67434261