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Deborah Reed

Female Abt 1791 - 1860  (~ 69 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Deborah Reed was born about 1791 in Massachusetts; died on 2 Jun 1860 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1878

    Notes:

    Her tombstone is in Wheeler Cemetery in East Bloomfield, but she is also listed on the tombstone of her second husband John Pool in Lakeview Cemetery in the same county.

    Although both the 1893 History of Ontario County, New York and the generally-meticulous Harriette M. Wheeler (citation details for both below) say that she died in 1878, her ornate tombstone clearly reads:

    DEBORAH
    WIFE OF
    JOHN POOL
    Relict of
    Benjamin D. Wheeler
    DIED
    June 2, 1860
    Aged 69 Years

    It's tempting to identify her as the Deborah Reed who was born 12 Mar 1793 in Dighton, Massachusetts to Simeon Reed and Hannah Wheeler (!), but we're unaware of any proof. Were this the case, and if the Hannah Wheeler in question was the Hannah Wheeler recorded by History of the Wheeler Family in America (citation details below) as a daughter of Jonathan Wheeler (b. 1735) and Patience Cole, then Deborah Reed and Benjamin Daggett Wheeler would have been second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Philip Wheeler and Martha Salisbury.

    Another possibility is that she was the Deborah Reed born 30 May 1790 in Middleborough, Massachusetts, daughter of Joshua Reed.

    Deborah married Benjamin Daggett Wheeler about 1809 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. Benjamin (son of Benjamin Wheeler and Celia Buffington) was born on 10 Apr 1789 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 30 Sep 1818 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Hannah R. Wheeler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Nov 1810; died on 17 May 1908 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Hannah R. WheelerHannah R. Wheeler Descendancy chart to this point (1.Deborah1) was born on 17 Nov 1810; died on 17 May 1908 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 Nov 1809, New York

    Hannah married Richmond Simmons in 1827. Richmond (son of Richmond Simmons and Eleanor Sears) was born on 11 Jun 1806 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 11 Feb 1862 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Caroline Simmons  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Sep 1828 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 12 May 1913 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Caroline Simmons Descendancy chart to this point (2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 13 Sep 1828 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 12 May 1913 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

    Caroline married David Freeman Crandall on 9 Nov 1845 in Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. David (son of John Crandall and Phebe) was born on 15 May 1827 in Ontario County, New York; died on 20 Jun 1873 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Annette "Nettie" Marie Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jun 1849 in Lockport, Niagara, New York; died on 21 Jun 1928 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Annette "Nettie" Marie Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 14 Jun 1849 in Lockport, Niagara, New York; died on 21 Jun 1928 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

    Annette married Elisha Freeman Allen on 26 Dec 1869 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan. Elisha (son of Henry Freeman Allen and Angeline) was born on 14 Mar 1844 in Schuyler County, New York; died on 22 Jul 1918 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Elbert Freeman "Bert" Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Oct 1873 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; died on 10 Mar 1957 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Elbert Freeman "Bert" AllenElbert Freeman "Bert" Allen Descendancy chart to this point (4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 13 Oct 1873 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; died on 10 Mar 1957 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.

    Elbert married Marion Van Wort on 2 Jul 1892 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan. Marion (daughter of George Seward Van Wort and Hattie C. Crowell) was born on 11 Jan 1873 in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan; died on 17 Nov 1948 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Rosalia Martha Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1905; died on 4 Apr 1985 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Rosalia Martha Allen Descendancy chart to this point (5.Elbert5, 4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born about 1905; died on 4 Apr 1985 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Roselia, Rosalie, Rosella, Rosslie, etc.

    We do not know her exact date or place of birth. The record of her 1924 marriage to John Q. Myers says that she was born in in Howell, Michigan and that she was 19, implying a birth year around 1905. The record of her 1945 marriage to John B. Squier says that she was born in Lansing, Michigan and that she was 39, implying a birth year around 1906. Both marriage records confirm that she was a daughter of Elbert Freeman Allen and Marion Van Wort, and the 1910 and 1920 census records of that couple list a daughter of the appropriate age named Rosalia or Roselia. Elbert Freeman Allen was born in Howell in 1873 and married Marion Van Wort there in 1892. Finally, Rose M. Squier's 9 Apr 1985 obituary in the Battle Creek Enquirer, says that she was born in Lansing and gives her age at death as 79, implying a birth year of 1905. This obituary correctly identifies its subject as the mother of "Barbara Fitzgerald of Dayton" and, while it makes no mention of her first husband, it also correctly says "Her husband, John B. Squier, died in 1963."

    She is a subject of extreme confusion in various user-submitted trees on ancestry.com and listings on Find a Grave. Her second husband was not John McGowen Squires (1903-1972), a son of Albert E. Squires and Ruth May McGowen. Nor was he Walter R. Squires (1892-1973), a son of William Rosecrans Squires and Laura Belle Myers. Walter R. Squires did marry, on 14 Feb 1931 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, a woman named Rose M., but she was Miss Rose M. Erbe, 25 years old, born in Mantador, North Dakota, a daughter of Albert Erbe. Walter R. Squires died in Lansing on 9 Feb 1973 and, acccording to his 11 Feb 1973 obituary in the Lansing State Journal, was survived by his wife Rose. Walter and Rose are interred together at Resurrection Cemetery in Wyoming, Kent County, Michigan, under a plaque that gives his birth and death dates as 26 Nov 1892 and 9 Feb 1973, and hers as 20 May 1905 and 11 Mar 2005. She is beyond any possible doubt not the Rosalia M. (Allen) (Myers) Squier who was a daughter of Elbert Freeman Allen and Marion Von Wort and the mother of Barbara Ann (Myers) Fitzgerald.

    Out of the dozens of user-submitted ancestry.com trees in which she appears, several of the less obviously confused give our Rosalia's birth as 8 Oct 1905 in Howell. None of them give a source for this precise date or place, but a birth in October 1905 is exactly consonant with the ages given in both of her marriage records, and with the age (79) given in the Battle Creek Enquirer's report of her death on 4 Apr 1985. Further, her father was born in Howell, her parents were married in Howell, and Howell is the birthplace given on the earlier of her two marriage records, all of which facts suggest that Howell, rather than Lansing, was her actual place of birth. But failing a truly stunning coincidence, she was not born there on 20 May 1905, because we know this to have been the birthdate of Rose M. Erbe, wife of Walter M. Squires.

    Rosalia married John Q. Myers on 12 Dec 1924 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, and was divorced on 11 Sep 1944 in Calhoun County, Michigan. John (son of John Walter Myers and Electa Frances Eisenlohr) was born on 6 Feb 1895 in Carson City, Montcalm, Michigan; died on 6 Nov 1965 in Marengo Township, Calhoun, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Barbara Ann Myers  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Sep 1926 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 13 Feb 2006; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.

    Rosalia married John B. Squier on 2 Jul 1945 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan. John (son of Charles Albert Squier and Julia Elizabeth Hickman) was born about 1903; died in 1963. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Barbara Ann Myers Descendancy chart to this point (6.Rosalia6, 5.Elbert5, 4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 19 Sep 1926 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 13 Feb 2006; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.

    Barbara married Daniel Squier Fitzgerald on 14 Feb 1947 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan. Daniel (son of Waldo Everett Fitzgerald and Dorothy M. Squier) was born on 23 May 1923 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; died on 27 Aug 2011 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Barry Allen Fitzgerald  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jan 1948 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; died on 12 Mar 1989 in Huntingburg, Dubois, Indiana; was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.
    2. 9. Sue Ann Fitzgerald  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Apr 1950 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; died on 22 Apr 2019 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.
    3. 10. Geri Fitzgerald  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Jul 1954 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Barry Allen Fitzgerald Descendancy chart to this point (7.Barbara7, 6.Rosalia6, 5.Elbert5, 4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 24 Jan 1948 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; died on 12 Mar 1989 in Huntingburg, Dubois, Indiana; was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.

  2. 9.  Sue Ann Fitzgerald Descendancy chart to this point (7.Barbara7, 6.Rosalia6, 5.Elbert5, 4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 16 Apr 1950 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; died on 22 Apr 2019 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.

  3. 10.  Geri Fitzgerald Descendancy chart to this point (7.Barbara7, 6.Rosalia6, 5.Elbert5, 4.Annette4, 3.Caroline3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Deborah1) was born on 21 Jul 1954 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan.