FAMILY TREE LINEAGES: Babcock, Bowers, Dillon, Gochenour, Newton, Starr, and Valencourt. Joselyn or Joslin Tree not included here.

Andrew Babcock  (b1/1/1731 Devonshire ENG—d 9/20/1800 or 1/16/ 1801 Greene Co, PA)
Profession: Anchor smith, Revolutionary War hero, constructed the great chain across the Hudson River to bar the British entry at Noble's Forge.
m in1776, Sterling Lake, Orange, NY Susannah/Susan/ Susanna White (b 7/29/1753 New Jersey -d 9/20/1812 Cincinnati, Hamilton OH) (x4 Grand parents)                                                                                   No White Tree
Four Children:                                    
1.Edward E Babcock (b 4/9/1780 Baltimore, MD or NY—d1/2/1851 Rochester, Fulton, IN)
2.Rachel Babcock (b1790 Greene PA-d1814 OH)
3.Sarah Jane Babcock (b1/22/1792 Pennsylvania, Somerset, PA—d3/14/1861 Butler Twp, Franklin, IN)
4. James B Babcock b1/17/1795-(below).

Susanna later married Daniel Wilson (1749 Greene Co. PA-1812) of Irish descent, and a Mason.

James B Babcock (b1/17/1795 Greene Co, PA—d.3/24/1861 buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery Rochester. Fulton IN) Fourth son of Andrew and Susannah Babcock.
A Baptist Minister. A Historic Account by James is recorded with one Tree on
m 7/24/1815 Hamilton Co OH, Rebecca Jane Ragans (b.7/10/1895 Berks Co, PA—d.8/5/1864) Buried Mt. Olive Cemetery Rochester, Fulton IN) Family moved 1818 to Dearborn Co IN and then in 1845 to Fulton Co IN. (On the gravestone her name is listed as Jane Rebecca.) No Ragans Tree
Children: 1Andrew Edward Babcock, 2James Robert Babcock, 3Margaret S. Babcock. 4 Calvin J.P Babcock, 5Eliza Ann Babcock, 6George Hildreth Babcock, 7Susan Joan Babcock, and 8 Lucretia Jane Babcock.

1820 census: Manchester, Dearborn, IN / James Babcock household:
1830 census: Manchester, Dearborn, IN / James Babcock household:
1840 census: Manchester, Dearborn, IN   James R Babcock household:
1850 census: Rochester, Fulton, IN James (1795 PA), Jane R (1795 PA), George H (1828 IA) and Susan J (1831 IA)
1860 census: Rochester, Fulton, IN. James (1795 PA) and Jane (1795 PA)

Andrew Edward Babcock (X2 Great grandparents) (b May 2, 1816 in Hamilton Cou, OH. - d Feb 1, 1898 Marshall Co. or Richland, Fulton, IN) (age 81).
In 1819 he moved with his parents to Indiana. Buried in Jordan Baptist Cemetery, Marshall Co, IN, East Section Row # 2.Marshall Cou, Records: Richland, Fulton, IN  
Andrew was a Baptist minister like his father.
m Nov 7, 1839 Roseanna “Anna” Lawrence (b 5/2/1823 Dearborn, IN—d 7/11/1896 Richland) [Parents: Jacob R Lawrence 1786 PA/Elizabeth Showalter 1794 VA]. Buried at Jordan Baptist Cemetery in Marshall Cou. IN. next to her husband.
Andrew began preaching in 1849 and was ordained in 1853. Lawrence, Showalter Trees, not included here.

Children of Andrew and Roseanna: Jane E, Babcock, James Isaac Babcock, Lucretia C Babcock, 1845, Ira C, Babcock, Judson Cary Babcock, Susan Katherine Babcock, Isaac Lawrence Babcock, Andrew Edward Babcock, and Sarah Viola Babcock. Matilda Lawrence (1856 IN) also lived with them in 1860 and 1870. A 19-year-old Charles F Lawrence (1851 IL) lived with them in 1870.

1850 census Rochester, IN: Andrew (1816 OH), Anna (1824 IA), Andrew’s parents are listed just a few spaces down on the same page.
1860 census Rochester, IN: Andrew (1815 OH), Anna (1823 IN), There is also a 3-year-old Matilda Lawrence living with them.
1870 census Richland, Fulton, IN. Andrew E (1816 OH), Anna (1823 IN),
1880 census Richland, Fulton, IN. An E (1816 OH), Anna (1823 IN), In addition to children, grandson Floyd (1873 IN) resided with them.

Ira C Babcock. (9/30/1847 Logansport, Cass, IN—11/6/1923 Rochester, Fulton, IN). Fourth child of Andrew Edward Babcock and Roseanna Lawrence. Buried at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, and Fulton County. In. Resided in Richland Township until 1899, moved to Rochester IN for the remainder of their lives. Great grandparents of author.
m Sept. 27, 1868 Rebecca Ann Dillon (b 4/9/1848 Newcastle, Fulton, IN—d 11/7/1925 Rochester)[Parents Oliver Perry Sr. Dillon 1822 OH/ Beulah Anne Blake 1826 OH] m 1868 Fulton, IN.                See Dillon Lineage.

Records: Indiana Deaths1882-1990 [Andrew Indiana WPA Book C-17p1] --Fulton Co cemetery inscriptions, --Fulton Co marriages, Richland, Fulton, IN [1880]
Children of Ira and Rebecca were 1. Ora Bernice (1870) 2.Oliver “Perry”(1872) 3.Arthur or (Andrew) Carroll (1874) 4.Lucia Cleio (1880), and 5.Alfred “Ray” (1883)

Oliver Perry Babcock Author’s grandfather  (b 9/27/1871 Richland, Fulton, Co, IN- d 12/13/1944, Mesick, MI] Grave at Cornell Cemetery near Buckley, Wexford Cou, MI.     
m Alice Elizabeth Newton. Apr 7 -1900 (b 7-17-1880 Fulton Cou. Ind. d Feb 14-1969 in Kalamazoo MI. She married Fred S in 1938. See Newton, Gochenour Lineages.

Records: IN Marriage Collection, Richland, Fulton, IN [1900], Wexford, Wexford, MI [1910”Perry”, 1920, 1930]

1 Son, Forrest Odell Babcock. (b 3/5/1901 Fulton Co, IN-d 12/18/1979 Kingsley, MI) Buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley MI.
m 12/20/1930. Ava Valencourt. (b Jan 20, 1903. -d Nov. 26, 1961.) [First child of Charles Valencourt and Ruth Rosella Bowers.] See Valencourt, Bowers Lineages.

Notes: before the 1850 census the households just listed the male head (without a birthdate) and put everyone else in numerical categories so sorting out, the Joab Bowers may require further inquiries at the genealogical /historical societies in the places they lived & died for wills, property records etc.

Joab Bowers Sr. (b. 6/2/1745 Killingly Turnpike, Windham CT—)
m 1764 Elizabeth (1rst)(b1746-d 1765) 1 son
m 6/5/1766 Jane Clark (2nd)(b.1746- d.1787) Cromwell, Middlesex, CT. 1 son
Joab Jr. is listed as Jane’s son but he was born over a year before Jane married his father—A mistake in one of the dates? The above Joab may or may not have been the father of the Joab below. It would have been possible, but why was Joab Jr. born in Dublin IRE? Did Joab Sr. go back to marry, with a son born before they could return to the Colonies? It is still not certain that one was the father of the son listed below, here, without more information.

Records: Neversink—just listed as Joab so could be either father or son [1810, 1840 “veteran”]
Early Ct. Marriages Second Book Cromwell.

Joab Bowers Jr. (b5/25/1765 Dublin, IRE—d1/8/1849 NY)
m 3/14/1787 Glastonbury, CT Lydia Hodge (1st) (b11/10/1769 Claryville, Sullivan, NY—d4/10/1813 Neversink, NY) at First Congregation Church.
Early CT Marriages Seventh Book Glastonbury

Joab Bowers (Irish –Welsh*) Married Lydia Hodge (Ger.)  According to my Original Family tree information. This Joab could have been Irish-Welsh (from Wales) if his mother and father were of different origins, and Joab was born in Dublin Ireland. He may or may not be Irish /Welsh.

One tree comments Joab was indentured to Jeremiah Goodrich until he turned 20 and that Joab served in the military 8/1780-6/1783 Chatham, CT.

Children of Joab and Lydia:
            1. Martha Jane Bowers (Burton)(1/5/1788    Claryville (Neversink), Sullivan, NY —after 1826)
            2 Clarissa Bowers (Willy)(11/5/1795             Claryville (Neversink) Sullivan, NY —)
            3 Abel Hodge Bowers ( 1/10/1800 Claryville             (Neversink) Sullivan, NY —)
            4 Noah Brooks Bowers (1803 Claryville(Neversink)            Sullivan, NY —1893)
            5 Justis B Bowers ( 1806 Claryville(Neversink)        Sullivan, NY—)
            6 Benjamin “Silas”Palmer Bowers (1808       Claryville (Neversink) Sullivan, NY —1888 S.Fallsburg, Sullivan, NY)
            7 Azel Bowers ( 1812 Claryville (Neversink)            Sullivan, NY- )
            8 Levi Burton Bowers (1813 Claryville (Neversink)             Sullivan , NY —1893 Traverse City , MI )
            9.Asa Bowers (1815-1822)
Family records also name Lydia Hodge in the Bowers lineage as mother of Levi in our family tree. Author’s3x great grandparents.

Records: : 1810 census: Neversink, Sullivan, NY.Joab Bowers.
1820 census: Neversink, Sullivan, NY . J Bowey(Bowers)

m 6/3/1843 Neversink Elizabeth Brewer (2nd)(1793-1856 MI)
(Joab’s second wife, Elizabeth received a pension in Michigan
Records: US Pensioners (1818-1872)—Michigan office, for widow Elizabeth and had a pension starting 4/11/1818.  The US Revolutionary War Rolls have 2 Joab Bowers, both in CT-one a private and one a fifer.

Family records say Joab Bowers (from Ireland) was a guard over Major Andre in the Revolutionary War. “After coming to America with his parents Joab lived in Connecticut.  He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was stationed as guard over Major Andre, the British say, at Tarrytown Prison, Tarrytown, New York. Andre was hanged after negotiating with Benedict Arnold for betrayal of West Point. Joab was eighteen years old when the War closed.  After marrying Lydia Hodge they settled at Claryville, in the northern part of Sullivan County, NY.” -Joab Bowers Family Record compiled by Lillian Liskum

US War Bounty Land Warrants 1789-1958: Joab Bowers Warrant # 5248. US War Bounty Land Warrants-warrant 5248 (100 acres) for private Joab Bowers dated 4/19/1790.
US Pensioners(1818-1872)—2/3/1853 Elizabeth Bowers, widow of Joab, a fifer. Half yearly allowance 118($?) In Michigan from March 1856 to April 14, 1857.
A Joab Bowers of Sullivan CO, NY was a fifer for the Ct line and had a pension starting 4/11/1818. He was placed on the roll on 4/10/1820 with 96$ annual allowance and a total of 1478.39 $(?)
Levi Burton Bowers (b 8/20/1813 NY-d 1893 Kingsley MI)
m 1834 NY Sophia Ingrick (1rst)(b11/21/1813 Fallsburgh-d7/27/1845 Neversink, Sullivan) [Sophia’s parents were George Ingrick (1783 Gerhausen, Germany—5/28/1829 NY) and Lucy B Burton(1773NY-1816) ]
Levi and Sophia Bowers were the 2x -great grandparents of  the author.
Levi Burton and Sophia’s Children:
          1James I/J Bowers (11/24/1834 Claryville, Sullivan , NY )
            2 Alfred Bowers(10/21/1836 Fallsburgh—3/14 or    3/16/1932 Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI)
            3.William Calvin Bowers(10/18/1838             Parksville,Sullivan,NY-1/17/1913 Paradise , Grand   Traverse, MI)
            4.Clarissa Sophie Bowers( York ) (7/8/1840 Claryville or Hurleyville NY—9/25/1938 Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI 
            5.Lucy Bowers(10/9/1842 Neversink , NY —           8/20/1843 Neversink , NY )
            6.Louisa Albertine Bowers(Newhall/Wheat) (10/9/1844 S.Fallsburg, NY—6/4/1940 Traverse       City,MI)

Records: 1840 census: Neversink, Sullivan , NY . Levi Bowen (Bowers)]
 Records: Wawarsing, Ulster, NY [1870], Callicoon, Sullivan, NY [1880] Paradise [1900], Mayfield, Grand Traverse, MI [1910]
Records: Neversink, Sullivan [1850], Fallsburg [1860,1880], Wawarsing, Ulster, NY [1870] Four children listed

m. 1845 Fallsburgh Margaret S Yorks(2nd)(1829 Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY-1910 Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI) [Hezekiah Yorks 1794 NY / Sarah “Sally” Doty 1799 NY ] m 1845 Fallsburgh.]
Children of Levi Bowers and Margaret Yorks Bowers:
            7. Sarah Moira (Christle/Cushing/McCully) (8/14/1848 Fallsburg, Sullivan, NY-3/2/1908             Paradise , Grand Traverse, MI)
            8. Samuel ( 11/1850 NY-1851)
            9 Landella S (Prince) (6/30/1859 NY NY-      11/22/1962 Patton, San Bernardino , CA
            10 Rhoda Annie          (Walkins/Cease/Moe)(3/1/1869 NY—after 1924       Frederick , Traverse, MI

Alfred Bowers(b10/21/1836 Fallsburgh , NY —d 3/14/1932 Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI)
 US Civil War Soldiers & Profiles  [Alfred Bowers age 25 b 1837 enlisted as private on 10/8/1862 Fallsburg, NY in Co C, NY 143rd Infantry and mustered out on 7/20/1865 Alexandria, VA.]

m. 2/22/1860 Mary Esther Strong by 1860. (1st) )(1841/2 NY –d 4/19/1876 Thompson, Sullivan , NY ) [daughter of Alfred Strong (5/28/1815 Liberty Falls, Sullivan, NY-1/16/1898 Thompson, Sullivan, NY) and Susan Minnerly (1/1/1820 Tarrytown, Westchester, NY—4/4/1897 Thompson, Sullivan, NY) m  5/17/1836.] Alfred and Susan Strong are buried in the Stiles Cemetery in Harris, Sullivan, NY.   Alfred and Susan Strong are also the parents of Thomas Albert Strong (1846-1937) who married Martha Starr Strong, Laura’s oldest sister.
Children of Alfred Bowers and Mary Esther Strong Bowers:1.James Elmer Bowers( 7/2/1862 Thompson,           Sullivan, NY-9/10/1864 NY)
            2.Carrie Meliverra Bowers(5/22/1867 NY-    d.4/19/1876 Thompson, Sullivan , NY ) Mary and Carrie died the same day of scarlet fever. Elmer died while Alfred was in the Union Army in the Civil War, enlisted in Co C NY 143rd NY Infantry, mustered out on 7/20/1865, Alexandria VA.
m. Laura J Starr 1877(2nd) (b1859/60- d 7/1951) Alfred and Laura Bowers Came to Michigan by 1884. See Starr Lineage. Alfred and Laura Bowers are great grandparents of author. Laura said Alfred was a school teacher in the 1800s. Alfred was [a sawyer(1860), a saw mill worker (1870)], a farmer(1880), the owner of a lathe(?) mill(1900), a mail carrier(1910), and retired(1920-32). Buried Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley, MI next to Laura.
Alfred and Laura’s Daughters:
            1.Mary Esther Bowers (Fewless)(1/13/1878-            11/12/1952 Kingsley)
            2.Ruth Rosella Bowers (Valencourt)(6/27/1879         NY—1/28/1903 scarlet fever)
            3 Ethel Bertie Bowers (Yale/Scott)(10/25/1881-        9/21/1966)
            4.Lillian Jane Bowers (Liskum)(7/1/1886 MI-           8/15/1984 Kingsley, MI )
            5.Armantha “Pearl”Bowers (Weaver ) (7/24/1891     Paradise , MI —12/1973 Northport, Leelanau , MI )
            6.Grace Anettie/ (9/8/1893 MI—4/25/1910   Kingsley)
Records:  1880 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan , NY . Alfred (1837 NY ), Laura(1859 NY), Laura’s brother George Starr (1863 NY) lived with them.  
1900 census: Paradise , Grand Traverse, MI. Alfred (10/1836 NY ), and Laura J(7/1859 NY), Ruth R(6/1879 NY), Ethel B(10/1881 NY) , Lillian J(7/1886 MI), A Pearl(7/1891 MI) and Grace A (9/1893 MI).
The Bowers married in 1877 and had 6 children, all of whom were alive in 1900.
1910 census: Paradise, Grand Traverse, MI Alfred (1837 NY ), Laura J(1860 NY), Pearl (1892 MI) and Grace A(1894 MI). Their granddaughter Ava Valencourt(1903 MI) lived with them.
1920 census: Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI Alfred (1837 NY ), and Laura J(1860 NY). Their granddaughter Ava Valencourt(1904 MI)  lived with them.
1930 census: Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI Alfred (1837 NY ), and Laura J(1860 NY) Their widowed daughter Ethel B Yale (1882 NY ) lived with them.
 US Civil War Soldiers & Profiles  Civil War Pension Index 1861-1934: Alfred Bowers, widow Laura J Bowers C 143 NY Inf, 11/1/1890 certificate 717232 for invalid, 4/5/1932 certificate A-10-11-32  for widow. Both petitions made in MI.

Ruth Rosella Bowers (b 6/27/1879 or 1880 NY—d1/28/1903 scarlet fever Kingsley, MI) Ruth Came to MI 1884 with parents.          
m Jan 1, 1902  Charles Valencourt (9/15/1874 Rutland, VT   - 4/1/1959 Milwaukee, OR). Lived in Harlan MI and moved to Kingsley1902-3.
One Daughter, Ava Valencourt /Babcock (b 1/20/1903 Kingsley -d Nov 26,1961 Kalamazoo, MI.)
m. Dec 20, 1930 Mesick MI. Forrest Babcock (b 3/4/1901- d 1979)Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kingsley, MI with Forrest Babcock, her husband. See Valencourt, Babcock, Starr Lineages.

Peter Dillon / Dillin great (x 4) grandparents: (b1754 Ireland d1823 Perry,Coshocton, OH)
m 11/13/1979.  Mary “Polly” Vactor/ Von Veghte (11/15/1751 Somerset, NJ-1822 Perry, OH) Peter and Mary Dillon/Dillin. Nine Children, possibly thirteen.

Records: N J Marriage Records 1683-1802 Peter Dillen & Polly Vactor 11/3/1779 residing in Somerset , NJ .
1790 census Washington Co, PA.Peter Dillen.
1800 census Franklin , Greene, PA Peter Dillon. Total of 10 free whites.
 1810 census Franklin , Greene, PA Peter Dillon. Total of 10 free whites.
 1820 census Perry, Coshocton, OH . Total of 4 free whites.

In the Passenger & Immigration Lists Index there are two Peter Dillons. One who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1843 and one who came to New York , NY 1854-6 (Probably not the 2nd one.)

Served in Somerset Co, NJ militia in Revolutionary War. On July 5, 1957 Talmage Owen Dillon (son of William A Dillon and grandson of Oliver P Dillon) applied for Sons of the American Revolution. Peter Dillin Sr had served as a private in the first Battalion NJ Troops under Col William Alexander.

Talmage O Dillon had offered the following documentation: Stryker’s Official Register of Officers & Men of NJ in the Revolutionary War(p 574)
Snell’s History of Hunterdon & Somerset Counties(publ. 1881)(p95)

Peter Dillin’s application for Revolutionary War pension was filed (and approved) in the Common Pleas Court of Coshocton. He died before he could receive it. A certified copy of the pension application was filed with Talmage’s first membership application on his father’s side .(in 1957 he was trying to establish membership through his mother.)
Peter Dillin worshipped at the Six Mile Run Dutch Reform Church in what is now Franklin Park, New Jersey. Peter, Mary and Peter Jr. are buried in the Dillon Family Cemetery (a cemetery with just the 3 graves located on a private farm ~2 miles from New Guilford, OH)
LDS Microfilm #1016886 includes the Baptismal of Marya, a daughter of Gerrit Veghte and Eliesabet on December 15, 1751. It appears that a Mary was born 15 Nov 1751, daughter of Garrett Veghte and Elizabeth Van Dyke, at Sourland and baptized 15 Dec 1751 at the Six Mile Run Dutch Reformed Church, Somerset Co. Mary Polly Vactor was descended from the Vechte family. The Veghte family came to Brooklyn, L. I., from Holland in 1660. The name Vechte eventually became americanized to Vactor. Mary married Peter dillon 13 Nov 1779 in the Six Mile Run Dutch Reformed Church, Six Mile Run, Somerset Co., NJ. She eventually may have been the mother of as many as 13 children.

Residences (Peter)
winter of 1777 - after May, 1784 - Somerset Co., NJ (W. Jersey)
census of 1790 - Washington Co., PA
census of 1810 - Greene Co., PA
Note: Greene Co, PA used to be part of Washington Co, PA so in some Dillon trees  the two locations are used interchangeably.
"Peter Dillon, his Family and Descendants", 2nd edition, 2008, by Henry S. Dillon and P. Matthew Sutko is on file with county public libraries in Coshocton, Monroe and Lawrence Cos., Ohio; Cabell Co., West Virginia; Greene Co., Pennsylvania and Somerset Co., New Jersey. Copies are on file with Library of Congress, LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City , SAR and DAR libraries
WEBSITE: RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY op=GET&db=dillon&id=I15373

William Dillon (b10/11/1794 Franklin, Greene, PA-- d 10/29/18622)
m. Deborah M Meredith (1st)(b. 12/17/1798 VA—d.1/5/1886 Perry, Coshocton, OH) [Obediah Meredith 1769 Kent, DE/ m 9/10/1818 Rebecca Draper (2nd) 1772 Kent, DE] Deborah is buried in New Guilford Cemetery, Perry Twp. Coshocton, OH
Another source places Deborah’s death as 1862. She would have been the Paternal Grandmother of William A Dillon and Great Aunt to Mary E Dillon at the time of their wedding around 1878. She was reported by the compiler of this information to be alive at the time of this wedding. William A and Mary E Dillon were the parents of the compiler. Death date taken from p.71, Book 1, "Coshocton County Cemetery Books", by Meredith.
The 1850 census lists a William Dillion from Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH. It is conceivable that he could be a brother of John, son of Peter Sr. However, the 1850 census lists 19 individuals with the name of William Dillon (Dillen, Dillan or Dillion), exclusively from Oh and PA.
It is believed that William is buried in the New Guilford (East Union) Cemetery, Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., OH. Mary T. Taylor records suggest he went to MO about 1830.
Children of William and Deborah Dillon,
            1.Israel Dillon(6/17/1819 Perry, Coshocton, OH-     1/23/1888 Perry, Coshocton , OH )
            2.Oliver Perry Sr Dillon (4/28/1822 Perry,    Coshocton , OH -1/28/1904 Rochester , IN ),            3.Rebecca Dillon(1823 Perry, Coshocton , OH -            1878) + Ezekial Boggs(1823-1910)
            4.Mary “Polly” Dillon(1824 Perry, Coshocton , OH            -1849) + Emerson Benson(1825 Coshocton)
            5.Peter Dillon(1/7/1827 Perry, Coshocton , OH --    4/9/1850  Coshocton Co, OH) + Sophia Severns       (1829-1858)
            6 William Jr Dillon (10/22/1827 Perry , OH —         1/17/1908 Greene, Marshall , IN )
            7.Sarah Dillon(4/23/1829 Perry, Coshocton , OH -   5/26/1915) + Elias Lewis Smith(1829 Coshocton)
            8.John Dillon(7/21/1831 Perry, Coshocton , OH -    3/11/1851 Perry, Coshocton , OH ),
            9.Deborah Dillon(1834 Perry, Coshocton , OH –      after 1878) + Sterling
            10 Josephine(1836 Perry, Coshocton , OH -1920)
            11 Mariam Elizabeth Dillon(1838 Perry,       Coshocton, OH-1858) + Jacob Severn(1832-1860)
            12 Eliza Ann Dillon(3/18/1840 Perry, Coshocton ,   OH -5/1/1901) + Jacob Severn(1832-1860)

1820 census: Perry, Coshocton , OH . William Dillon.  Five people.
1830 census: Perry, Coshocton , OH . William Dillon. Ten people
1840 census: Perry, Coshocton , OH . William Dillon. Fourteen people.
1850 census: Perry, Coshocton , OH . “Dillow” William(1795 PA), Deborah( 1799 VA),   The Dillons’ grandson William A Boggs(1849 OH) lived with them.
1860 census: Perry, Coshocton , OH William(1799 PA), Deborah( 1799 VA), The Dillons’ grandson William A Boggs(1849 OH) lived with them.

 Oliver Perry Sr. Dillon (1822 OH) (4/22/1822 Perry Coshocton, OH-1/24/1904 Rochester, IN)                                m 9/27/1845 Beulah “Beuly” Anne Blake (1826 Perry, Coshocton, OH—12/6/1900 Rochester)] [Dau. of Thomas Blake (1800 PA) and Temperance Datan (1800 NY)]

Children of Oliver Perry and Beulah Anne Dillon:
            1 James Thomas, 2. Rebecca Ann, 3. William ”Billy” Allen, 4 Louis Cass,5 Oliver Perry Jr., 6 Lucetta E,
7 Andrew Judson, 8 Martin E. 9 Joseph R, 10 Charles M.

Records: Newcastle, Fulton [1850, 1860-Beulah listed as Julia, and Lucetta as Lucretia, 1870 O.P., 1880 O.R., 1900]
1850 census Newcastle , Fulton , IN : Oliver P(1822 OH),  
1860 census Richland, Fulton, IN: Oliver P(1822 OH)
1870 census:  Richland , Fulton , IN : O. P.(1822 OH), B. A.(1824 VA)
1880 census  Richland , Fulton , IN : O. R.(1822 OH), B. A.(1823 VA).
1900 census Rochester , Fulton , IN : Oliver (April 1822 OH), Beulah A (Oct 1823 VA), The Dillons had married in 1846 (54 years) and had 10 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1900.
Records: US  General Land Office Records 1796-1907 (Oliver P Dillin Fulton, IN), Geographic Reference Library( Dillon Creek in Noble & Kosciusko, IN) there is a T O Dillon manuscript that lists Lewis Cass, Lucetta, Martin, Joseph and Charles.

Rebecca Ann Dillon (b. 4/9/1848 Newcastle,) Fulton, IN—d.11/7/1925 Rochester) in Fulton Cou. IN. [daughter of Oliver Perry Dillon and Beulah Anne Blake.]                m. 9/27/1868 Fulton, IN, to Ira C Babcock (b.9/30/1847 Logansport, Cass, IN—d.11/6/1923 Rochester, Fulton, IN)
[Son of Andrew Edward Babcock and Roseanna Lawrence.] Andrew was a Baptist minister.
The couple resided in Richland Township, until 1899, and then moved to Rochester IN for the remainder of their lives. (Ira and Rebecca were author’s Great-Grand parents.)
Children of Ira and Rebecca Babcock were 1. Ora Bernice(1870) 2.Oliver “Perry”(1872) 3Arthur or (Andrew) Carroll (1874) 4Lucia Cleio(1880), and 5Alfred “Ray” (1883)
Oliver Perry Babcock married Alice E. Newton in 1900.
Their son was Forrest O Babcock  married Ava Valencourt in 1930. They had two daughters.  See Valencourt, Newton, Gochenour and Babcock Lineages.

Joseph Gochenour (1764 PA) and  Barbara Miltenberger (1780 VA) Gochenour (x3) great grandparents. More documentation of generations before William, below may be needed to verify family lineage.
William Gochenour (11/30/1814 Rockingham, VA —11/20/1877 Palestine , Kosciusko, IN )                               m. 9-261839  Pickaway OH. Catherine  (was named as  a Wilson but that may be incorrect.) W(1rst)(1819 VA-6/11/1854 Palestine, Kosciusko , IN) Gochenour (2x) great grandparents:  Eight Children in the first family, six more in the second with Saloma Winters Baughman, plus two girls raised in the household.
Records: 1850 census: Scioto, Pickaway , OH . “Gochenoner” William(1815 VA), Catherine (1818 OH), Joseph(1841 OH), Mary J(1843 OH), James(1844 OH), William(1846 OH), Samuel(1847 OH) and Elizabeth (1849 OH). Catherine is buried in the  Old Palestine Cemetery in Palestine , Kosciusko, IN.She was 35yrs,  3m and 2d.

William’s 2nd wife probably was Saloma Winters, whom he married 12/5/1854. She was previously married to a Baughman, and two Baughman girls lived with the Gochenours in 1860. Saloma Winters Baughman was  the mother of six more children. William was the father of 14 Gochenour children with one set of male twins. Barbara was the eighth child of his first wife.
Children of Catherine and William were :
            1.Joseph Gochenour (1842 Wayne, OH)-  2. Mary G/J Gochenour (1843 Wayne, OH) 3..James Gochenour (1845 Wayne, OH) 4.William B Gochenour (5/4/1846 Wayne, OH-    3/15/1919 Bourbon, Marshall , IN )5 Samuel Gochenour (1847/9/1845 Wayne, OH)6 Elizabeth Gochenour (1848 Wayne, OH)7 Sara A Gochenour (1850 OH)*8. Barbara “Barbary” Gochenour( Newton         (5/3/1851 OH-6/15/1924 Miami, IN).

Children of William Gochenour and Saloma Winters Baughman Gochenour:
9 Benjamin Cyrus Gochenour (10/11/1856 Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN—5/16/1924 Spokane, WA)
10A George B Gochenour (4/20/1859 Palestine ,Kosciusko, IN—12/26/1916 Spokane , WA )10 B John David Gochenour(4/20/1859 Palestine, Kosciusko, IN 9/19/1907 Palestine , Kosciusko, IN )11. Lovina “Eliza” Gochenour ( 7/28/1861 Kosciusko, IN- Silver Lake , Kosciusko , IN ) 12”Dora” E Gochenour (Sarber)(3/1863/4 IN- )13 Silvina “ Alice ” Gochenour(Doran) (1867 Kosciusko , IN--)

Barbara (Barbary)Gochenour (5/03/1851OH- 6/15/1924 Miami IN) (2nd wife) (Eng.-Dutch) [the daughter of William Gochenhour~1814 VA/Catherine 1819 VA] (Holland)] Alice Newton said her mother Barbara was 2nd generation in this country.
m 1879 Sylvanus Newton (Scotch- English?) ( b. Nov. 25, 1846 - d Aug. 8, 1933.) He fought in the Union Army in the Civil War.
            Sylvanus (1st) m. Anna Tate, who died in around 1877. Children of Anna were: Edwin Newton, Lenore DeFabritis, Della Markley.
            Barbara was his second wife, married in 1879. Sylvanus and Barbara’s children were were Alice Elizabeth Babcock, Thursia Enyart, of Macy IN, Vernia E(6/1887 IN) and Charlotte (Lottie) Lucy Cormican.  of Mt. Ayr, IN. (Annabelle died at 2 Mo.
            Sylvanus married Ida MayWard his (3rd) wife after Barbara died in 1924. He and Ida both died in 1933. Ida May Newton (3rd)(1856 IN-1933 Fulton , IN ) [NY/OH]Both were previously married.
Alice Elizabeth Newton (b 7-17-1880 Fulton Cou. IN -. d Feb 14-1969  in Kalamazoo MI.)[Sylvanus Newton and Barbara Gochenour.] Alice buried in IOOF cemetery, Rochester, IN 
m. Apr 7 -1900 Oliver Perry Babcock (b 9/27/1871 d 1944)Buried at Cornell Cemetery near Buckley, Wexford Cou, MI) Grand parents of the author.

Records; Richland, Fulton, Co, IN- 12/13/1944 Mesick, MI) 
Alice married Fred S. in 1938.(2nd)  He died in 1958
Records: IN Marriage Collection, Richland, Fulton, IN [1900], Wexford, Wexford, MI [1910”Perry”, 1920, 1930]
                                                            See Newton Lineage

Forrest Odell Babcock. (3/5/1901 Fulton Co, IN-12/18/1979 Kingsley, MI)
m 12/20/1930. Ava Valencourt. (1903-1961) Buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley MI        
                                    See Valencourt / Bowers Lineages



Levi Newton (1728 MA) Levi Newton came from Montague, Mass., to Deerfield in 1753; Revolutionary soldier under Capt. Joseph Stebbins in the Burgoyne campaign. Unverified family connection.
m Lucy Billings(1731 MA)[ Her parents were John Billings (1698 MA) & Mary Chapin (1704 MA)]

John Newton (1755 MA)  and Abigail R Parker (2nd)(1763 CT) Newton. Connection to this ancestor not verified but Is included as a place of beginning to encourage further research. Above names are not authenticated.

The following sources of information seem to be in conflict; as to which man was the father of Sylvanus Newton.
            John Stiles Newton Jr. and Richard A Newton, were both married to a Schumacher, both had five children, and some of the children seem to have had the same birth order, names and general birth year dates.

John Stiles Newton Jr (1817 Bristol , Ontario , NY-bef.1860 Perry, Miami , IN ) Probably my great-great grandparent.
m Frances Shoemaker(1824 IN—9/24/1861 Fulton Co, IN )m 8/27/1839. John Stiles Newton died between 1850-7 Frances remarried a widower Samuel Parker (1807 KY-after 1880) with children from his first marriage.
Children of John Stiles and Frances Newton were:
1.John (1842 Perry, IN-after 1880) 2.June (1844 Perry , IN--               ) 3.Charles (1846 Perry, IN-after 1880 Grant, Lincoln , KS )*4.Syvlanus (11/25/1846/8 Perry, Miami , IN -8/8/1933 Rochester , Fulton , IN ) 5.Elizabeth (1849 Perry, Miami , IN )
Samuel Parker appears in Rochester, Fulton Co, in the 1850 census with wife Mary Woods(1809-1853) and sons A(Dolphus)(1844 IA) and (Calvin) Franklin (1848 IA) Woodson D Parker  (12/1856 IN –bef 1930 Fresno , CA ) is the son of Samuel and Frances and half brother to the Newton children.

Records: 1840 census: Perry, Miami, IN: John Newton.2 free whites.Males: one 20-29 year old[ 1811-1820 John (1817)] Females: one 15-19 year old[ 1821-25 Francis(1824) ] 1850 census: Perry,Miami, IN: John S(1817 NY), Francis(1824 I[N?]), John( 1842 IN), Firha(June)( 1844 IN), Charles(1846 IN), Sylvanus( 1848 IN), and Elizabeth(1849 IN).Indiana Marriage collection 1800-1941[ Samuel Parker and Francis “Newman”(Newton) m 3/20/1856 Miami Co] 1860 census Rochester, Fulton, IN. Samuel Parker (1807 KY) and Frances Parker(1823 IN), John Newton(1842 IN), Charles Newton( 1845 IN), Sylvanus Newton (1848 IN), and Elizabeth Newton(1850 IN).Adolphus E Parker(1844 IN), Calvin F Parker(1848 IN) and Woodson D Parker (1857 IN)]

Richard A. Newton. (Rev) The man claimed in one family tree. A circuit-riding minister of the Methodist Church. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. Rev. Richard Newton married a Schumacher (Provided by Alice Babcock, who believed this Richard to be Sylvanus’ father and her grandfather. She was not in a position to research this or collect names from anyone but close relatives, so how did she come to believe this was her grandfather?) Did someone mis-remember the name in the family version? Are Richard and John Stiles the same person?

Children: Richard was father of Emma Newton Lindsay, Elizabeth Newton and Sylvanus Newton, among others in my grandmother’s account.
            1.John Newton(1842 Perry, IN-after 1880)
            2.June Newton(1844 Perry , IN--               )
            3.Charles Newton(1846 Perry, IN-after 1880 Grant,            Lincoln , KS )
            *4.Syvlanus Newton (11/25/1846/48 Perry, Miami , IN -     8/8/1933 Rochester , Fulton , IN )
            5.Elizabeth Newton(1849 Perry, Miami , IN )
These are the same children in the same order and years of birth. It is my belief that either Richard or John Stiles may be correct, and may be the same person. I will for now assume John Stiles Newton was the father of Sylvanus Newton, backed by the public record.

Sylvanus Newton (11/25/1846/8 Perry, Miami, IN -8/8/1933 Rochester, Fulton, IN) He fought in the Union Army in the Civil War. (Great Grandfather)
m 2/4/1872 Miami, IN. Anna E Tate (1rst) (1850 IN- 1876- 9?)[Her Parents were William Tate 1820 PA/Leannah Mincks 1826 OH]
Records: IN Marriage Collection. —Butler, Miami [1860] and Perry, Miami, IN [1870

Children were: 1Edwin Newton(10/1872 IN), 2Lenora Newton (DeFabritis ) (8/1/1874 IN) 3Della Newton Markley Abbot, Fulton IN,

m. 8/1879. Barbara Gochenour/ 2nd ) (Eng. Dutch) (5/3/1851 OH-6/15/1924 Miami, IN) She was the daughter of the Catherine (Wilson?) and William Gochenhour (Holland) 1814 VA]

Records: Rochester, Fulton, IN [1860 with siblings (?) in house of Samuel Parker], Wabash, IN [1870 in house of Daniel Shoemaker], New Castle, Fulton, IN [1880, 1900 Lylian Newton], Tippecanoe, Marshall, IN [1910], Union, Miami, IN [1920]

Children of the Newton-Gochenour Marriage were Alice Elizabeth Babcock, Thursia Enyart, of Macy IN, Vernia E(6/1887 IN) and Charlotte (Lottie) Lucy Cormican.  of Mt. Ayr, IN. (Annabelle died at 2 Mo.)
Sylvanus’Civil War  Records:
Records: US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865 : Sylvanus Newton, private, Co G 128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.Civil War Pension Index 1861-1934: Sylvanus Newton G 128 Ind Inf, filed 10/10/1881, Cert #799228. American Civil War Soldiers: Sylvanus Newton
Residence Warsaw , IN. Enlisted as private in Co G 128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry on 1/20/1864. Mustered out on 4/10/1866.
US Civil War Soldier Records & Profiles (same information as American Civil War Soldiers)
 1880 census:New Castle, Fulton, IN.Sylvanus(1848 IN ), Barbary(1853 OH), Della(1876 IN), and Eddie(1872 IN)
1900 census:Newcastle, Fulton, IN. Lylian(Sylvanus)(11/1847 IN), Barbara(5/1852 OH), Thursia M(5/1890 IN) and Lottie L(5/1894 IN). They were married in 1880(20years) and had 5 living children in 1900.

Sylvanus and Barbary Newtons Children:
            4.Alice Elizabeth Newton(Babcock)(7/17/1880         Fulton , IN—2/14/1969 Kalamazoo , MI)
            5.Vernia Ellen Newton(Abbott)(6/14/1887 Fulton,   IN-6/17/1931 Fulton )
            6.Thursia M Newton(Enyart) (5/14/1890 Newcastle            Fulton, IN-1/16/1967 Rochester )
            7. Charlotte Lottie “Lucy” Newton (Cormican)        (5/1/1894 Rochester, IN-12/1/1991
             Upland , IN )
            (Annabelle died at two months.)
Barbara died in 1924 and Syvanus died in August of 1933. Sylvanus was 77 when Barbara died. He lived nine more years, and married a third time.
m Ida May Ward Newton (3rd)(1854 IN-1933 Fulton , IN ) [NY/OH] [daughter of Almon M Ward (1828 IN)and Ann Burrons(1829 NY/OH/IN)] Sylvanus married Ida MayWard his third wife. Both were previously married He and Ida both died in 1933.   See Gochenour and Babcock Lineages
Alice Elizabeth Newton Babcock (b July 17, 1880 in Rochester Indiana. - d Feb. 14, 1969 in Kalamazoo). She was buried in Rochester, In., in the IOOF Cemetery.
Alice attended Rochester College and taught school in Rochester, Indiana prior to her marriage.    
m 4/7/1900 Fulton Cou, IN, Oliver Perry Babcock ( 1st) 9/27/1871 Richland, Fulton, Co, IN- 12/13/1943/4 Mesick, MI) [Son of Ira C Babcock 1847 IN/ Rebecca Ann Dillon 1848 IN]. The family moved to Mesick MI in 1906.

They had one son, Forrest Odell Babcock (3/5/1901 Fulton Co, IN-12/18/1979) Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kingsley, MI)
m 12/20/1930 Ava Valencourt
Two Daughters.          See Babcock, Valencourt Lineages.

Records: Kokomo, Howard, MI [1920 roomer, laborer in auto factory] MI Deaths [12/16/1979 Mecosta, MI]


Note:  In the Starr family tree, Dr. Comfort Starr was said to have come here from Ashire England on the Mayflower in 1620. Ayshire Scotland does exist. However, the Mayflower Passenger list on included 99 passengers, and Dr. Comfort Starr was not on that list, although 102 were said to have established the colony at Plymouth, Cape Cod, and MA. After that, I began to enlist help with this tree.
            Using names listed in the family tree version, trees containing the same names in a similar sequence, starting from the most recently known information going backward in time, led to the tree used here. There are several generations of Starrs not included, as they are not verified, and may be too misleading.

David Starr Jr. (12/2/1755 Redding, Fairfield, CT—3/13/1814 Thompson, Sullivan, NY)
 m. Lucy Sanford (b.8/26/1759 Redding, CT—d.5/10/1814 CT) Eight children.
Likely ancestor but unverified. Other David Starrs from Danbury CT, and Sullivan County NY may be found, but dates make them unlikely ancestors.

Elnathon Sanford Starr (4/1/1795 Redding CT—3/11/1862 Monticello, Sullivan, NY) He was Justice of the Peace and a clerk.
m 6/18/1818, Sarah “Sally” Stratton (3/28/1796 Fairfield CT—6/4/1862 Monticello) [Stephen Stratton 1753 CT/ Sarah Darrow 1756 CT) m 6/18/1818. He was Justice of the Peace (1860 census) and a clerk.]
Children: Edward Granville Starr, William John Starr, Stephen Stratton Starr, Jonathan Darrow Starr, Aaron Sanford Starr, Sarah Lucy Starr (Foster), Charles Smith Starr, and David Sidney Starr.

Records: 1820 census: Thompson, Sullivan, NY. 1830 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY.”Ebrashan Allen”(Elnathan Starr) 1840 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY.”E.S. Starr”. 1850 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY.” US Census Non-population schedules NY 1850-1880: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY 11/8/1850. Elnathan Starr. Agriculture.1860 census: Thompson, Sullivan, NY. NY census: (NY 1860 Federal Census Index) Thompson, Sullivan, NY Elnathan Starr.

Elnathan S. Starr and Catherine Stratton were identified by Starr relatives in Ava Babcock’s hand. They were named as Laura Starr’s paternal grandparents and William Starr’s Parents, From Starr relatives, collected by Ava Babcock. This was different than original information. In the first Starr Family Tree “Johnathon Starr was married to Sally.” (It is likely Catherine and Sarah“Sally”were the same and that Elnathan and Jonathan were also memory mix-ups.)

William J Starr, (b 6/10/1821- d 3/19/1907)
m Nov.8/1843 Eliza Jane Reynolds (Dutch) in Fallsburg NY. (b Jan 20, 1823 - d Oct. 7, 1886) [Eliza's parents were Andrew Reynolds and Catherine VanBenschoten (Dutch)]
William Starr and Eliza Reynolds Starr were one of the first Free Methodist families in the country. Andrew J Reynolds and Catherine Vanbenscoten (VanBenschoten) were Eliza Reynolds Starr’s Parents.
The living Reynolds children; David, Herman, Byron, Andrew II, Walter, Loren, Jennie, Eliza J Reynolds, Lavina, and Rebecca. Another child mentioned was James.]
Reference: A History of the Starr Family 1879. Author: Burgis Pratt Starr. Publication: Hartford , Connecticut : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1879.
 A genealogy and Brief History of the Van Benschoten Family in America 1907. Author: William Henry Van Benschoten Publication: William Henry Van Benschoten of West Park-on-Hudson, New York.

Children: Martha Ann Starr(Strong), Sarah Catherine Starr(Paul) Emma Lavinia Starr (VanInwegen ), Margaret Matilda Starr (Main), Andrew Reynolds Starr, Elnathan Sanford Starr, Laura Jane Starr(Bowers), George Byron Starr, Williard “Willie” John Starr, Herman Meyer (Myre) Starr and Stephen “Arthur” Starr. Flora Starr Wheat, and one other un-named have been mentioned. Laura said there were thirteen children in all. Both Laura Starr and Alfred Bowers had sisters who married Wheats.

Records: 1850 census: Forestburgh, Sullivan, NY.”Sarr” 1860 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY . Wm I (J) Starr 1870 census Thompson, Sullivan, NY “Stone”(Starr) 1880 census: Fallsburgh, Sullivan, NY.

Lizzie ___(2nd)(5/1844 OH-     )m 1895.
Records: 1900 census: Liberty, Sullivan, NY. William Starr (6/1821 NY) and Lizzie (5/1844 OH)[NJ/NY]m 1895(5yrs) no children.

Laura Jane Starr Bowers. Born July 29, 1860, [daughter. of Eliza Jane Reynolds and William Starr in Sullivan County on a farm near Harleyville NY. She died in Aug. of 1951 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
m 1877 Alfred Bowers, (1st) a neighbor in New York. He was born in 1837, and died Mar 14, 1932 in Kingsley.
The Bowers came to MI in 1884.
Six daughters; Esther, Ethel, Ruth Rosella, Lillian, Pearl, and Grace, some of whom were born in New York and some in Kingsley MI at their new home. (Married names listed under Bowers Lineage)

Ruth Rosella Bowers/Valencourt (b June 27, 1879 NY- d Jan 28,1903 Kingsley MI) [Daughter. of Laura and Alfred Bowers]

m. Jan 1, 1902 Charles Valencourt (b. 9/15/1874 Rutland, VT-d.4/1/1959 Milwaukee, OR) [child of Joseph and Virginia Valencourt from Canada.]                          
One daughter, Ava born Jan 20, 1903.
m. Forrest O Babcock. 1930.
Two daughters.  See Valencourt, Babcock, Bowers Lineages.     

Vaillancourt(CAN) Valencourt great great grandparents: Canadian Ancestor probably named Joseph Vallancourt. Records in Cacuna, Quebec, Drouin Collection record has him Catholic and with the spelling Vaillancourt. [Occupation: painter.  Cause of death; diabetes. Death certificate signed by Chas. Valencourt of Harlan.] Valencourt great grandparents. Joseph Valancourt
(4/8/1828 Quebec—5/28/1901 Harlan, Manistee, MI)
Joseph was baptized at Cacuna, Quebec [the Drouin Collection record has him Catholic and with the spelling Vaillancourt]. [His father was named as A.Valencourt] He was buried in Copemish in the Cleon township cemetery. (That identifies him as my great grandfather as his body would not be there if his family had not settled there.)
m.4/15/1858 Rutland, VT. Virginia “Jennie”Joslin/ Joselyn/ Gosselin (1/20/1843 Quebec—1/21/1920 Portland, OR)[Two trees have Virginia [daughter of Francois/Joshua Gosselin and his third wife Marguerite Brassard who married 8/28/1843 in Lanoraie, Canada -]
            Joseph immigrated to US in1847: Virginia in1851. Joseph and Virginia lived in Rutland, VT (1863-5, 1874) but birth dates of children suggest some alternating trips in VT and MI.  Decatur, MI (1868-1877) and St Joseph, MI ~1880. 7 of 9 children were still alive in 1900.        
Virginia “Jennie”JoselynValencourt is buried in Milwaukie Cemetery, Clackamas OR.       No Joslin/ Joselyn Lineage.
Children of Joseph and Virginia Valencourt:
1.Joseph Jr. (8/1/1859 died at birth) 2.Henry (11/28/1863 Rutland—2/9/1937 Harlan, MI) 3.George (2/11/1865 Rutland—9/12/1934 Harlan) 4 Elizabeth “ Lizzie”Ann (5/31/1868 Decatur, MI—11/23/1916 Harlan)
5Cordelia “Delia(4/15/1871 Decatur, MI—10/2/1961)
6 Charles (b 9/15/1874 Rutland, VT - d 4/4/1959 Milwaukee, OR) 7 Charles’ Identical twin died at birth. Name unknown 8 Minnie M (7/-22 or11-/1877 Decatur—3/2/1939 Portland, OR) 9 Clarence, Born May 4, 1880 in St. Joseph, MI.
Records: Decatur, MI [Vallencourt1870-Jos. was a painter] Wexford, MI [1900—Virginia is listed as Jennie, Minnie is just a few lines above them on the same page] OR Death Index (1908-1998 Valent] Quebec Vital # Church records, Drouin Collection 
Records: Cleon, Manistee, MI [1900], One World Tree

Charles Valancourt/ Valencourt (9/15/1874 Rutland, VT-Died--4/1/1959 Milwaukee, OR) [child of Joseph and Virginia Valencourt from Canada]               
m. 1/1/1902, Ruth Rosella Bowers (1rst) (1879 NY- Died 4-1-59 1903) scarlet fever, Kingsley MI.) Her parents were Alfred Bowers and Laura J. Starr. ] See Bowers/Starr. They lived in Harlan and then in Kingsley.
One daughter Ava- born Jan 20, 1903. Ruth died eight days later of scarlet fever on Jan. 28, 1903, Kingsley MI.

m 11/28 or 29/1906 Dora Amelia Ann Inman (2nd)(1/1871 English CAN) [Fowler Inman ENG/Emily J Logan 1851]1852 CAN] (Dora may have been born in Moulton Twp, Haldimand, Ont.)

[TN Marriages 1780-2002 record says 12/28/1906 Coffee Co TN] She’d been previously married (abt. 1892) to a Floyd Sutherland( b Indiana--d between 1898-1900) and had at least 3 children from her first marriage[Alma 9/1894 TN, Floyd 12/1896 TN, and Orville 10/1898 TN]. Dora may be the eldest of the 11 kids in the family with Carrie B something like #8. (see the Inman family in the 1900 & 1910 census Coffee Co, TN (“Imum”).

Charles and Dora lived in Portland and Milwaukee Or for many years. He built two houses in the vicinity. Virginia Valencourt, his mother, and his sisters Delia and Minnie moved to Portland to help Virginia. Delia did not stay.
m. 4/ 2/ 1948 Carrie B Inman Adams (3rd).) (3/25/1888 TN -5/1972 Tullahoma, Coffee, TN) They visited Michigan the same year, in 1948.

Records: Civil Dct., Coffee, TN [1910], Portland, OR [1918], Concord, Clackamas OR [1920], Silver Springs, Clackamas, OR [1930]
Charles WWI draft card [Charles Valencourt Portland, Multnomah , OR 9/1918],
US Directories Portland, OR 1914. Valencourt Chas (Dora) 388 E 7th.  Virginia (widow of Jos) lived with them.
US Directories Portland, OR 1915 Valencourt Chas (Dora) 388 E 7th.  Virginia (widow of Jos) lived with them. Chas listed as a janitor.
US Directories Portland, OR 1917 Valencourt Chas 347 Market. Virginia (widow of Jos) lived with him? Or 8924 57th Ave SE Chas listed as an elevator operator.
Jan 2, 1920 census: Portland, Multnomah, OR. Delia Seel (1872 MI) widow living with widowed mother Virginia Vallcourt(1844 Canada)
[OR Death Index Virginia Valencourt 1/21/1920 Portland]
[Portland OR Deaths 1915-1924 Virginia Valencourt 1/21/1920 certificate #197]

Ava Valencourt (b 1/20/1903 MI d 11/26,1961)
1910,1920 census with Bowers grandparents
m 1/ 20, 1930  Forrest Odell Babcock( b 3/5/1901
-d 12/ 18/1979) Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kingsley, MI with Forrest Babcock, her husband                              
Two Daughters.                                  See Babcock Lineage

Combined Family Records with Researched Info provided by Kristina Bain.