Descendants of James W. MCNITT

James arrived from New York in 1836 and purchased several parcels of land in Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio.  He married Matilda Wakefield in 1837 in Seneca County. They sold their land on in Seneca County on 23 July 1838, but Matilda was still in Seneca County when their son Edwin Wakefield McNitt was born on 22 September 1838. By the time of the 1840 census of they were in Algansee Township, Branch County, MI (under the name James McKnight).  Betsey McNett Dole and her husband Thomas also moved to Branch County at this time and were lving there in the 1840 and 1850 censuses.

First Generation


1. James W. MCNITT was born on 25 Sep 1807 in , , New York. He died on 31 Dec 1857 in , Branch, Michigan. He was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.

James married Matilda Aurelia WAKEFIELD, daughter of William WAKEFIELD and Lucina KEE, in 1837 in , Seneca, Ohio. Matilda was born on 19 Mar 1820 in , Trumbull, Ohio. She died on 26 Jan 1892 in , Branch, Michigan. She was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

+ 2 M i Edwin Wakefield MCNITT was born on 22 Sep 1838. He died on 15 Sep 1912.
+ 3 M ii Sylvester William MCNITT was born on 16 Nov 1840. He died on 8 Nov 1908.
+ 4 M iii Marcus Albertus MCNITT was born on 28 Jul 1842. He died on 26 Apr 1909.
  5 F iv
Mary Ann MCNITT was born on 2 Aug 1844 in , Branch, Michigan. She died on 28 Mar 1887 in , Branch, Michigan.
+ 6 M v Sidney Rigdon MCNITT was born in Apr 1847. He died on 2 May 1924.
+ 7 F vi Roseline Albina MCNITT was born on 27 Jul 1849. She died on 11 Apr 1903.
  8 M vii
James W. MCNITT was born on 20 Apr 1852 in , Branch, Michigan. He died on 10 Aug 1859 in , Branch, Michigan.

Second Generation


2. Edwin Wakefield MCNITT (James W. ) was born on 22 Sep 1838 in , Seneca, Ohio. He died on 15 Sep 1912 in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan. He was buried on 17 Sep 1912 in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.

Edwin married Angela A. CRANDALL on 15 Jul 1860 in Bristol, Elkhart, Indiana. Angela was born on 25 Sep 1841 in , , Ohio. She died on 10 Aug 1866 in , Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  9 M i
Chester James MCNITT was born on 1 Mar 1861 in , , Indiana. He died on 13 Jan 1916 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan. He was buried on 15 Jan 1916 in Woodland Cemetery.
       
Chester married Rachel V. ZELLAR. Rachel was born in 1858/1859 in , , Ohio.
  10 M ii
Albertus A. "Burt" MCNITT was born on 24 Mar 1863 in , , Indiana. He died on 29 Oct 1890 in , Branch, Michigan.

Edwin also married Julia Love UNDERHILL, daughter of James UNDERHILL and Louisa CLARK, on 15 Jun 1869 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. Julia was born on 3 Aug 1839 in , Hillsdale, Michigan. She died on 5 Jun 1908 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. She was buried on 7 Jun 1908 in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  11 M iii
Frank E. MCNITT was born on 28 Nov 1871 in , , Ohio. He died in 1872 in , Branch, Michigan.
  12 M iv
Edson Frank MCNITT was born on 21 Dec 1872 in Algansee, Branch, Michigan. He died in 1948 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan.
       
Edson married Iva Belle NICHOLS, daughter of Orange F. NICHOLS and Lodema HOMESTON, on 18 Jul 1903 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Iva was born in 1883 in , , Michigan. She died on 22 Feb 1944 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan.
  13 F v
Gertrude Love "Gertie" MCNITT was born on 16 Apr 1875 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. She died on 19 Apr 1955 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan.
       
Gertie married Ernest GORDINIER, son of George W. GORDINIER and Lucy CLARK, on 25 Oct 1893 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Ernest was born in , Branch, Michigan. He died in May 1939 in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan.
  14 F vi
Grace P. MCNITT was born on 13 Sep 1878 in Algansee, Branch, Michigan. She died in 1879 in , Branch, Michigan.

3. Sylvester William MCNITT (James W. ) was born on 16 Nov 1840 in , Branch, Michigan. He died on 8 Nov 1908 in , Branch, Michigan.

Sylvester married Sarah E. CRAIG on 10 Dec 1867 in , Hillsdale, Michigan. Sarah was born in Nov 1847. She died on 28 Feb 1920 in , Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  15 F i
Ellen I. "Nellie" MCNITT was born on 26 Apr 1875 in , Branch, Michigan. She died on 11 Apr 1941 in , Branch, Michigan. She was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.
       
Nellie married Everard M. HAWES, son of Charles HAWES and Anice BICKFORD, on 29 Nov 1894 in Leslie, Branch, Michigan. Everard was born on 6 Jun 1872 in Algansee, Branch, Michigan. He died on 24 Oct 1944 in , Branch, Michigan. He was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.
  16 M ii
George Ray MCNITT was born on 15 Dec 1878 in , Branch, Michigan. He died in 1960 in , Branch, Michigan.
       
George married Edith Pearl DISBRO "Pearl", daughter of Julius Champion DISBRO and Alice Mererva MILLER, on 15 Oct 1903 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pearl was born on 23 Oct 1881 in , Steuben, Indiana. She died on 2 Jun 1971 in , Branch, Michigan.

4. Marcus Albertus MCNITT (James W. ) was born on 28 Jul 1842 in , Branch, Michigan. He died on 26 Apr 1909 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan.

Marcus married Nancy J. CRANDALL, daughter of Daran CRANDALL and Sophia HAGGARD, on 13 Apr 1865 in , Branch, Michigan. Nancy was born on 15 Jan 1843 in , , New York. She died on 12 Dec 1910 in Batavia, Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  17 M i
Alvah C. MCNITT was born on 11 Sep 1867 in Bristol, Elkhart, Indiana. He died on 16 Jan 1932 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.
       
Alvah married Ida B. Cauche CHENEY, daughter of Reuben CHENEY and Elizabeth BLANCHETT, on 25 Oct 1888 in , Branch, Michigan. Ida was born on 10 Mar 1865 in , Branch, Michigan. She died on 26 Dec 1957 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York.
  18 M ii
Wallace Wilburn MCNITT was born on 1 Dec 1869 in Bristol, Elkhart, Indiana. He died on 13 Feb 1935 in , Branch, Michigan.
       
Wallace married Addie E. PERRY, daughter of Abiagh PERRY and Adeline WELLS, on 22 Nov 1894 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Addie was born on 4 Jun 1866. She died on 16 Apr 1950 in , Branch, Michigan.
  19 M iii
John MCNITT was born on 8 Aug 1881 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. He died on 28 Dec 1900 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. He was buried on 30 Dec 1900 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.

6. Sidney Rigdon MCNITT (James W. ) was born in Apr 1847 in , Branch, Michigan. He died on 2 May 1924 in , Branch, Michigan.

Sidney married Serena Adelaide MOTT "Adelaide", daughter of Michael Pattison MOTT and Ann Eliza HANFORD, on 16 Feb 1870 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. Adelaide was born on 8 Sep 1852 in Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan. She died on 16 Sep 1935 in Quincy, Branch, Michigan. She was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  20 F i
Lois MCNITT was born on 29 Nov 1870 in , Branch, Michigan.
       
Lois married Carl WAKEFIELD, son of Albinus WAKEFIELD and Maranda HARRIS, on 25 Aug 1892 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Carl was born in Jul 1867 in , , Indiana.
  21 M ii
Fred LeRoy MCNITT was born on 20 Mar 1873 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. He died on 19 Oct 1911 in , Branch, Michigan.
       
Fred married Nellie SALMON, daughter of Robert SALMON and Sarah, on 26 Jun 1901 in Amboy, Hillsdale, Michigan. Nellie was born on 13 Oct 1877 in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan. She died on 17 Sep 1955 in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan.
  22 F iii
Ella May MCNITT was born on 10 Sep 1874 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. She died in 1951.
       
Ella married Harry SORTER, son of James SORTER and Margaret JORDAN, on 18 Mar 1896 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Harry was born in 1873 in , , Michigan. He died in 1922.
  23 F iv
Nora E. MCNITT was born on 3 Dec 1880 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.
       
Nora married Harvey J. BATES, son of J. M. BATES and Emma BURNS, on 27 Mar 1901 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Harvey was born in 1877/1878 in , , Michigan.

7. Roseline Albina MCNITT (James W. ) was born on 27 Jul 1849 in , Branch, Michigan. She died on 11 Apr 1903 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.

Roseline married Lawrence Clark SHERMAN "Clark" on 25 Feb 1868 in , Branch, Michigan. Clark was born in Feb 1839 in , Erie, New York. He died on 24 Apr 1928 in , Branch, Michigan.

They had the following children.

  24 F i
Jennie SHERMAN was born on 3 Feb 1868 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan. She died on 27 Sep 1942 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.
       
Jennie married William G. WING, son of Lewis WING and Ruth H. TITUS, on 21 Sep 1887 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. William was born about 12 Oct 1854 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. He died on 16 Feb 1930 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. He was buried in Lester Cemetery, Algansee, Branch, Michigan.
  25 F ii
Alberta SHERMAN was born on 10 Jun 1872 in , Branch, Michigan. She died on 13 Feb 1913 in California, Branch, Michigan. She was buried on 16 Feb 1913 in California, Branch, Michigan.
       
Alberta married Lewis CASS, son of Ira CASS and Mary HOOPE, on 30 Jul 1892 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Lewis was born in Dec 1869 in , , Michigan. He died in 1926.
  26 M iii
William Alger "Alger" SHERMAN was born on 14 Aug 1874 in , Branch, Michigan.
       
Alger married Mabel R. KREISCHER, daughter of Isaac KREISCHER and Lena TOBER, on 25 Dec 1918 in , Steuben, Indiana. Mabel was born on 30 Nov 1892 in , Steuben, Indiana.
  27 F iv
Lizzie N. SHERMAN was born on 25 Nov 1879 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.
       
Lizzie married Fred TREACHER, son of William TREACHER and Mary COLLINS, on 20 Feb 1900 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Fred was born in 1874/1875 in , , Michigan.
  28 M v
Clifford SHERMAN was born on 12 Apr 1892 in Ovid, Branch, Michigan.
       
Clifford married L. Pearl ECHTINAW, daughter of John ECHTINAW and Esther MORGAN, on 15 Oct 1914 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. L. Pearl ECHTINAW was born in 1879/1880 in , , Michigan.
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