Descendants of Alvin Munsell and Temperance Mary Strong

Notes on the records: This chapter lists four generations of descendants of Alvin Munsell and Temperance Mary Strong. In each list of children below, every child is assigned a lower case Roman numeral (i, ii, etc.) to indicate birth order. Each also receives a unique Arabic numeral (1, 2, etc.) which precedes the birth-order number. If a child has no known descendants or the the next generation is not included, the full birth, marriage, and death information for the child appears under the listing for the parents. If a child has descendants listed later in the chapter, then just the name is shown and a plus sign (+) is placed in front of the Arabic number. The full information on the child appears in his or her own listing under their Arabic numeral.

 Note on Sources: An important source of information on this branch of the Munsell family is Benjamin Dwight's book The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong (Albany, NY: 1871), pp. 876-879; additional information on Nancy A. Munsell's descendants is from Sue Springer of Dallas, TX; additional information on Emma J. Munsell's descendants is from Mrs. Ethel Weatherby's DAR Membership Application #429620 and information from Bernice Miranda who had received it from Ethel Weatherby. These sources have been supplemented by additional data from the Ancestral File. The records below cite any other sources used.


First Generation

1 Alvin MUNSELL, born on 5 September 1796 at New Hartford, VT; died on 14 July 1845 at Bokes Creek, Logan County, OH; buried at Green Lawn Cemetery, Perry, Logan County, OH. Alvin married Temperance Mary STRONG on 16 July 1824 at Huron County, OH. Temperance, daughter of Ezra STRONG and Nancy GATES, born on 14 December 1799 at Hanover, Oneida County, NY; died on 12 March 1873 at Bokes Creek; buried at Green Lawn Cemetery. Temperance had previously married Daniel AMIDON in 1819 at Ridgefield, Huron County, OH. Daniel, born on 20 May 1795 at VT; died on 19 September 1820 at Ridgefield. They had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth AMIDON, born on 22 August 1820 at Ridgefield. Additional sources: Gravestones.

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Second Generation

2 Daniel Amidon MUNSELL, born on 13 July 1825 at Bronson, Huron County, OH; died in February 1888. Daniel married Hope SKIDMORE on 28 October 1847 at Bokes Creek. Hope, daughter of Joseph Skidmore and Rebecca Garwood, born on 24 August 1830 at Perry, Lake County, OH.

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3 Phebe Maria MUNSELL, born on 28 January 1827 at Bronson, Huron County, OH; died on 6 August 1845 at Wolf Lake, Noble County, IN. Phebe married William BRANSON on 30 April 1843 at Bokes Creek.

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4 Nancy Averton MUNSELL, born on 14 October 1828 at Bronson, Huron County, OH; died on 22 July 1901; buried at Green Lawn Cemetery. Nancy married Joseph A. KELLER on 28 January 1847 at Bokes Creek. Joseph, son of Frederick KELLER and Rachel Skidmore, born on 17 July 1827 at Perry, Logan, OH; died on 6 April 1903 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; buried at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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7 Eliza Orilla MUNSELL, born on 25 March 1833 at Charlestown, Huron County, OH; died on 17 July 1909 at Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA; buried on 18 July 1909 at Mountain View Cemetery, Alatadena, Los Angeles, CA. Eliza married Amos Paisley CURL on 14 November 1850 at Logan County, OH. Amos, the son of Joseph CURL and Katherine (____), born on 28 February, 1830 at Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH; died on 8 July 1905 at Pasadena; buried on 9 July, 1905 at Mountain View Cemetery.

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8 Caroline Melissa MUNSELL, born on 15 December 1836 at Huron or Lucas County, OH. Caroline married John Milton CURL in March 1856 at Logan County, OH.  John born about 1834.

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10 William Eri MUNSELL, born on 30 December 1840 at Bokes Creek, Logan County, OH; died on 8 January 1897 at Paulding, Paulding County, OH; buried at Bowholtz Cemetery, Jackson, Paulding County. William married Ella (Elmira) HATFIELD on 5 April 1870 at Hardin County, OH. Ella, born in August 1853 at OH; died on 9 May 1914 at Jackson, Jackson County, MI; buried at Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, MI. The record for her first marriage gives her name as Elmira Hites, but Civil War pension records for her husband show both that name and Ella Hatfield - she was an orphan raised by another family. Ella married (2) Charles SCHULTZ on 21 December 1898 at Paulding County, OH. Charles, born in February 1863 at Germany. Ella married (3) Joseph H. SHOEMAKER on 29 Jan 1914 at Jackson, Jackson County, MI. Joseph, born in 1848/1849. Additional sources: Marriage records, Hardin County, OH; Civil War pension records, National Archives; Gravestones; Marriage records, Jackson County, MI; Death records, Jackson County, MI; Death records, Hardin County, OH; Birth records, Hardin County, OH; Birth records, Logan County, OH; 1900 census of Paulding County, OH.

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11 Emma Jane MUNSELL, born on 14 October 1843 at Bokes Creek, Logan County, OH; died on 6 May 1924 at North Lewisburg, Champaign County, OH. Emma married William LANE on 7 April 1859 at Logan County, OH. William, son of Levi LANE and Mary (____), born on 17 May 1838 at Logan County, OH; died on 14 August 1924 at North Lewisburg.

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Third Generation

15 Calvin Higgins MUNSELL, born on 9 August 1855 at Logan County, OH. Calvin married Ida B. Cline. Ida, born in July 1858 at PA. Sources: 1880 census Cameron, Clinton County, MO.

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18. Daniel Colby MUNSELL, born on 10 December 1860 at Bellefontaine, Logan, OH.  Daniel married Vesta EDIE.  Vesta, daughter of Thomas Jefferson EDIE and Nancy Herron CARSON, born on 1 October 1859 at Cameron, Clinton County, MO; died on 23 July 1944.

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28 Clarence Eri KELLER, born on 31 March 1864 at Bokes Creek, Logan County, OH; died on 31 March 1932. Clarence married Clara Lou SMALL in 1894. Clara, born in 1874; died in 1965.

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33. Oscar Baker CURL, born on 8 September 1853 at Logan County, OH; died on 29 November 1944 at Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA; buried on 1 December 1944 at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles County, CA.  Oscar married Ella Claire CUSHNIE on 27 September 1881 at Hiawatha, Brown County, KS.  Ella, daughter of George CUSHNIE and Frances BURGESS, born on 1 April 1860 at Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; died on 3 May 1925 at Pasadena; buried on 5 May 1925 at Mountain View Cemetery.

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47 Richard Alvin MUNSELL, born on 20 June 1872 at McDonald, Hardin County, OH; died on Feb. 2, 1942 at Hudson, Lenawee County, MI; buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson. Alvin married (1) Mary Elizabeth BROWN on 26 January 1895 at Paulding County, OH; they divorced. Mary, the daughter of Robert B. BROWN and Mary F. OBRY, born on 23 September 1881 at Ohio; died on 15 September 1933 in Hudson, Lenawee County, MI (see the chapter on Brown family genealogical records). Alvin married (2) (____). Sources: Birth records, Hardin County, OH; Marriage records, Paulding County, OH; Gravestone.

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49 John Oscar MUNSELL, born on 20 August 1875 at McDonald, Hardin County, OH; died on 14 September 1950 at Wright, Hillsdale County, MI; buried at Prattville Cemetery, Wright, Hillsdale County, MI. John married Emma (Emily) Rosella BROWN on 21 October 1899 at Jackson, Paulding County, OH. Emma, daughter of Emanuel BROWN and Anna Rosella OBRY, born on 24 July 1882 at Washington, Paulding County, OH; died on 24 June 1970 at Hudson, Lenawee County, MI; buried at Prattville Cemetery. Sources: Gravestone; Marriage records, Paulding County, OH; Death records, Hillsdale County, MI; Birth records, Paulding County, OH; Death records, Lenawee County, MI.

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52 Cory Levi LANE, born on 17 June 1860 at Union County, OH; died on 19 May 1929 at Bellefontaine, Logan County, OH. Cory married (1) Arie SHAWVER on 1 October 1884 at Logan County, OH. Arie, dauhter of Elias SHAWVER and Sarah Williams, born on 14 August 1963 at Logan County, OH; died on 3 October 1921 at Bellefontaine. Cory married (2) Eva Reese CHAPMEN on 24 November 1924 at Chicago, Cook County, IL; they divorced.

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53 Calvin Willard LANE, born on 19 December 1861 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 24 April 1919. Calvin married Lena HATCH on 27 June 1893.

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54 William Thomas LANE, born on 30 May 1864 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died in December 1951. William married (1) Bertha VAN VORHIS on 14 December 1887. Bertha died on 21 July 1901. William married (2) Mary THOMPSON-HOWARD on 5 August 1912. Mary, born on 3 March 1870; died on 19 June 1963.

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55 Benjamin Franklin LANE, born on 26 August 1866 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 11 March 1946. Benjamin married Frances Estelle JUDY on 29 October 1891. Frances, born on 30 August 1860; died on 16 August 1921 at ND; buried at Middleburg, OH. Benjamin married (2) Phillippi ANDERSON in 1924. Phillippi died in 1930. Benjamin married (3) Addie CAMERON in 1934.

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56 Laura Luella LANE, born on 23 March 1868 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 27 February 1914. Laura married W.Henry Harrison KERNS on 15 December 1887. He died in 1927.

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57 James Ward LANE, born on 6 March 1870 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 25 April 1960 at Springfield, Clark, OH. James married Mary Lizz BLAGG on 5 October 1896.  Mary, born on 31 August 1873 at Urban, Champaign, OH; died on 10 January 1933 at Springfield.

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59 Ovid Dudley LANE, born on 20 May 1874 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died in July 1942. Ovid married Stella JORDAN on 24 December 1898. Stella, born in 1878; died in 1957.

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60 Zella Opal LANE, born on 29 March 1878 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 31 July 1957. Zella married Chauncey H. SPAIN on 6 October 1897. Chauncey, born on 17 July 1875.

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61 Herbert Edwin LANE, born on 11 March 1886 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH; died on 13 January 1940 at Ogden, Weber County, UT; buried on 15 January 1940 at Ogden City Cemetery.  Herbert married Hester May SHULTZ on 12 October 1911.  Hester, daughter of James Albert SHULTZ and Lydia Ann McCOLLOUGH, born on 27 July 1890 at North Lewisburg, Champaign County, OH; died on 5 June 1976 at Bountful, Davis County, UT; buried at Ogden City Cemetery.

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