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Born:
Sept. 18, 1837
Family notes say Angelina Maria Ellis was born Sept. 18, 1837 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Her obituary confirms this date. Her 1895 journal confirms this: "I born in the house on the hill Sept. 18, 1837. Grandpa owned it then." She wrote this journal when she was on a trip to her childhood home. For a complete transcription of her journal, go to Angelina's 1895 diary.

Her second husband's (Samuel Hartwell's) diary in 1897 said that Sept. 18 was Angie's birthday and that she was "now 60 years old." Her tombstone in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, also said Angelina M. Hartwell was born Sept. 18, 1837.

Parents:
Joseph S. Ellis and Henrietta Jones
Family notes say that Joseph S. Ellis and Henrietta Jones were her parents.

Angelina's 1895 journal speaks with fondness about her father, Joseph S. Ellis. His obituary spoke of his two young children, but did not name them. [SOURCE: Obituary published in the Methodist Episcopal Church Annual Conference Minutes in 1843; stored in Boston University Theology archives]

Marriage 1:
Married to James Madison Phillips
The date and place of this marriage are unknown, but the fact of their marriage is supported by a variety of sources, including family notes and a letter written by James to her after their marriage. This letter (dated Oct. 25, 1866) apologized to her for his false accusations. A rumor passed down over the years (through both his first family and second family branches) said that he left her and moved south to start a new life because she was having an affair when he was serving in the Civil War. The letter seems to invalidate this rumor.
Marriage 2:
Married to Samuel Noel Hartwell on Mar. 11, 1868
Family notes say Samuel married Angelina on Mar. 11, 1868. He was born Feb. 21, 1845 and died. Dec. 18, 1913 [SOURCE: His headstone in a Germania Cemetery, Marquette Co., WI] Samuel appears on the 1880 and 1900 census with his wife (see census details below). Samuel Hartwell Sr. was living alone, according to the 1905 Wisconsin Census (age 60, widow, born in Mass., parents born in Mass., farm clerk, owns his own house free of a mortgage).

Angelina's 1875 diary had a newspaper clipping pasted in it that said: "In Germania, Mar. 11, 1868 by the Rev. H.A. Allwardt, Mr. Samuel N. Hartwell and Mrs. Angelina M. Phillips, all of Germania." This diary is kept by the Marquette County Historical Society in Westfield, WI. A transcription online of the Princeton Republic (March 19, 1868) confirms this information (maybe the clipping I saw came from this paper).

Samuel built a 24-room hotel in Germania in 1868, which was called the Hartwell House Hotel and Livery. In 1888, it was torn down and rebuilt as the Hartwell House. Samuel was also the town clerk, librarian and poet. He ran the creamery. An ancestry.com entry said he was born in Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and was the son of John Holden Hartwell (born Nov. 11, 1806 in Groton, MA) and Caroline Shattuck (born Oct. 14, 1811 in Groton, MA). Go to the Shattuck web page for misc. records of others with this same surname.

Click here to see Caroline's headstone in Germania, Marquette County, Wisconsin, which says she was born Oct. 14, 1811 in Groton, MA, and died Jan. 28, 1888. John H. Hartwell's tombstone in the same cemetery said he was born Nov. 11, 1806 in Groton, MA, and died Jan. 29, 1900 in Germania. The death index in Marquette Co., WI, shows John H. Hartwell died Jan. 29, 1900 (Vol. 3, p. 38).


The Hartwell Family:

The 1850 Federal Census in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA, shows Samuel and his family:

  • John H. Hartwell (age 43, farmer, real estate value $2,500, born in Mass.)
  • Caroline (age 38, born in Mass.)
  • female [name hard to read - looks something like Verdania ?] (age 17, born in Mass.)
  • John A. (age 16, born in Mass.)
  • female [name hard to read - looks most like Mary - middle initial A] (age 14, born in Mass.)
  • Samuel N. (age 4, born in Mass.)
  • Joseph Richardson [middle initial given but hard to read - could be an H or K] (age 14, born in Wis.)
  • Catherine M. Hartwell (age 77, born in Mass.) [This is Catherina Matilda Hartwell, John's mother. The census taken apparently misspelled her first name.]
The 1860 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows Samuel and his family:
  • John H. Hartwell (age 54, carpenter, personal estate value $75, born in Mass.)
  • Ellen (age 52, born in Mass.)
  • Susanna (age 21, born in Mass., idiotic)
  • John Albro (age 27, laborer, idiotic)
  • Samuel Hartwell (age 15, laborer, born in Mass.)
The 1870 Federal Census in Shields (post office Germania), Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • John H. Hartwell (age 63, farmer, real estate value $4000, personal property value $705, born in Mass.)
  • Caroline (age 58, born in Mass.)
  • Susan (age 37, born in Mass.)
  • John A. (age 36, born in Mass.)
  • Martha Lunt [I'm not positive that the first letter in her name is an "L"] (age 50, dress maker, born in Mass.).
The 1880 Federal Census in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • John H. or K. Hartwell (age 73, farmer, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • wife Caroline (age given but hard to read - could be 60, 65 or 68, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • daugher Sussana [as spelled] (age given but hard to read - could be 40, 46 or 48, born in Mas.)
  • son John A. Hartwell (age given but hard to read - first digit is 4, born in Mass.)
  • ward Charlie F. [last name hard to read - could be Moni] (age 8, born in Indiana, father born in Wales, no place of birth given for mother)
  • ward Russel [middle initial hard to read] (age 6, born in Indiana, father born in Wales, no place of birth given for mother)
  • boarder Jane S. [surname hard to read - first letter is an H (age 70, born in Mass., father born in N.Hampshire, mother born in Mass.)
  • boarder Martha Lunt (age hard to read - could be 59, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • servant Herman G. or J. [surname hard to read] (age 19, works on farm, born in Prussia)

Groton Historical Series Vol. II, 1890 by Dr. Samuel A. Green (page 290) says Samuel Noah Hartwell was born in Groton, Feb. 21, 1845, the son of John Holden Hartwell and Caroline (Shattuck) Hartwell (daughter of Noah and Anna [Sheple] Shattuck). Samuel's parents were married May 12, 1831. John's and Caroline's other children included Susannah Shattuck Hartwell (b. Jan. 4, 1833 in Groton), John Albro Hartwell (b. Jan. 21, 1834 in Groton), Mary Ann Hartwell (b. Aug. 10, 1835 in Groton; married Joseph H. Richardson on Nov. 26, 1856) and William Chaplin Hartwell (b. Aug. 2, 1838 and d. Oct. 16, 1839). John Holden Hartwell's parents were Deacon Samuel Hartwell and Matilda (Wright) Hartwell. John was b. Nov. 11, 1806 and died in Germania, Marquette Co., WI on Jan. 28, 1888.
[SOURCE: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GenMassachusetts/2002-04/1018288178; transcription by Janice Farnsworth]

The Hartwells of America genealogy [posted on ancestry.com] says that John Holden Hartwell was b. Nov. 11, 1806, d. Jan. 29, 1900, married Caroline M. Shattuck of Groton (b. Oct. 14, 1811, d. May 28, 1888). He was a farmer who moved to Germania, Wis. in 1860. His children were:

  • Susanna Shattuck Hartwell, b. Jan. 4, 1833, d. Dec. 19, 1896
  • John Albro Hartwell, b. Jan. 21, 1834, d. July 27, 2904
  • Mary Anna Hartwell, b. Aug. 10, 1835
  • William Chaplin Hartwell, b. Aug. 2, 1838, d. Oct. 16, 1839
  • Samuel Noah Hartwell, b. Feb. 21, 1845
This source said that Samuel Noah Hartwell's father Samuel Holden Hartwell was married on Aug. 15, 1791 to Caroline Matilda Wright, daughter of David and Prudence (Cumming or Cummings) [b. Aug. 21, 1772, d. Mar. 5, 1853). Samuel Holden Hartwell was a farmer, "a man of great physical strength."

This source adds that Samuel Hartwell, b. Apr. 30, 1702, d. May 26, 1782, married his first wife "in the 26th year of his age" to Sarah Farnsworth of Groton (sister of Rachel, b. Nov. 20, 1707, d. 1733), married his 2nd wife Sarah Holden (daughter of John and Sarah [Davis] Holden, b. Sept. 5, 1717, d. Dec. 27, 1753 [per Littleton records], according to the Farnsworth Genealogy (March 5, 1798). They settled in northern part of Groton near the Nashua River and had two children who died in infancy.

The Hartwells of America genealogy says that Samuel Hartwell's father was Ebenezer Hartwell was b. Apr. 6, 1665, d. Jan. 1, 1723, married on Mar. 27, 1690 to Sarah Wheeler (daughter of John and Sarah [Smedley] Wheeler of Concord, MA, b. Dec. 12, 1666, d. Nov. 13, 1715). The genealogy says "Ebenezer inherited much land from his father, and by deed of date June 3, 1698, his father-in-law conveyed to them the south half of the house and lot in Concord village where John S. Keyes lived about 1885, and a tract of land just across the line in Carlisle, to which he probably removed. He and Samuel Jones were appointed a committee to plant 30 trees for shade on the sheep common, penalty for cutting any of them to ten shillings. From records he appeared to be a man of superior business acumen, as we find he made a point of putting down in writing, with witnesses, different tracts of land that he owned and where they wee located. He was field driver (hayward) in the north quarter in 1696-7, fence viewer in 1700, and field driver in 1702 and 1708. He died intestate [without a will], and his estate valued at L520-5-4, was partitioned by agreement among his heirs.

The genealogy continues with Samuel's father, John Hartwell. John's father was William Hartwell. John was b. Dec. 23, 1640, d. of smallpox Jan. 12, 1702-3, married his first wife Priscilla Wright (daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Wright, died Mar. 3, 1680-1), married his 2nd wife Elizabeth Wright (sister to his first wife) who d. Dec. 16, 1704. This source says: "[John] served in King Philip's War, reported by Capt. Thomas Wheeler as a member of his company which marched to the defense of Quaboag, now Brookfield. His estate was settled by agreement between his heirs, Middlesex record VI, 553. He was made a freeman of the colony Mar. 21, 1689-90. The exact place of his residence is unknown, as he owned several small tracts of land scattered over the town, vaguely described and bounded by similar tracts owned by other men. In the apportionment of the grant of lands in Concord Village, now Acton, he was allowed one right. On Apr. 19, 1697, he was one of a committee to run lines between Blood's farms and Chelmsford line, "from a stake of Hill's ordinary with Chelmsford line to Walter Powers' hill." In 1698 and 1702 he was tythingman. In Jan. 23, 1699-1700 he deeded to John Fasset, late of Billerica, husband of his niece, Mary Hill, a "meadow and uplands, formerly belonging to William Hartwell, decd." in Shawshine corner, now a part of Bedford.

Eleanor Gavazzi (the Regent of the Prudence Wright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution) wrote to me in July 2005 that her research found the following: John Holden Hartwell was born Nov. 11, 1806 in Groton, Massachusetts. His parents were Samuel Hartwell and Carolina Matilda Wright (from Groton, MA vital records to 1850). Carolina Matilda Wright was born Aug. 21, 1772 in Pepperell, MA, and married Samuel Hartwell of Groton, MA. She died March 5, 1853 at age 80. Her parents were Prudence Cumings Wright and David Wright of Pepperell. Eleanor wrote that Prudence is a local hero in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

See Misc. Note below for some Hartwell genealogy included in Samuel's 1908 Diary. See below for 1910 census entry under Albert Hartwell's information; S.N. Hartwell was living with his son that year.


Samuel N. Hartwell left behind a diary written in 1897, which was referenced in two articles written by Fran Sprain in the Marquette County Tribute in Mar. 9 and Mar. 16, 1955. These articles talked about daily life in Germania. They took a trip to Princeton to the cattle fair, eating at a boarding house, spending 60 cents at a harness shop and $1.75 for shoes, and selling 21 bushels of potatoes for 25 cents a bushel in Princeton and 24 bushels in Montello for 30 cents a bushel.

This 1897 diary talked about a Fourth of July celebration that included Samuel as "Uncle Sam and Mary Scovel as Goddess of Liberty. Albert Krinke wore a clownish suit, Jim Judge and Eddie Warnke rode horseback, and two boys were dressed as Indians." A band played for the crowd, George Phillips read the Declaration of Independence, and Samuel talked about the history of this country for about 15 minutes. This journal mentions the death of Emil Weckwerth in November 1897. He slipped, caught his foot in a hayrack and his runaway team dragged him.

For misc. Hartwell surname records, go to the Hartwell web page. For misc. Weckwerth surname records, go to the Weckwerth web page.

Child 1 [father James Madison Phillips]:
George Ellis Phillips
b. Feb. 7, 1855;
d. Mar. 21, 1934
For details about George and his wife and children, go to George Ellis Phillips' web page.
Child 2 [father James Madison Phillips]:
Edward James Phillips
aka Edwin or Eddie
b. Oct. 1857
For details about Edward James Phillips (aka Edwin or Eddie) and Edward's wife and children, go to James Madison Phillips' web page. Edward was Angelina's and James' second child together.
Child 3 [may be informally adopted ??]:
Willie Hartwell
aka William (?)
b. Oct. 31 (ABT 1868);
d. on/after 1880 & before end of 1900
Willie Hartwell shows up as the son of Samuel N. Hartwell in the 1880 census as age 12 (see census entry below). In the 1900 census Angelina said she had five children with four living. This means he likely died after the 1880 census was taken but before the end of 1900.

A three-year-old named "William Shields" was living with Angeline and her husband Samuel in 1870. This could very well be Willie Hartwell. Willie's history is unclear.

Angelina's 1897 diary said that Oct. 31 was Willie's birthday. Willie is not mentioned in Samuel Hartwell's 1908 diary where he gives family genealogy information [see Misc. Note below].

Child 4 [father Samuel N. Hartwell]:
Eugene Joseph B. Hartwell
b. Dec. 19, 1870
Eugene J. Hartwell is on a Marquette Co., WI, birth index on ancestry.com (born Dec. 19, 1870). In his father's (Samuel Hartwell's) diary in 1897, it says Eugene was 27 years old on Dec. 19. His father's (Samuel Hartwell's) diary in 1908 said that Eugene Joseph Hartwell was born Dec. 19, 1870.

He appears on the 1880 census as age 9 and living with his Samuel Hartwell and Angelina. Family notes say his middle name was Joseph.


The 1900 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Eugene J. Hartwell (age 29, born Dec. 1870, married six years, born in Wis., parents born in Mass., occupation - first word commericial, second word hard to read)
  • wife Alice E. (age 28, born Dec. 1871, born in Wis., father born in Vermont, mother born in Wis., occupation - music teacher, had two children and one was living in 1900)
  • son Victor P. (age 4, born June 1896 in Wis.).
The 1900 census shows Eugene living next door to his half-brother Edward J. Phillips.
The 1930 Federal Census in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, shows:
  • Eugene J. Hartwell (age 59, married at age 23, born in Wis., parents born in Mass., commerical salesman - farm machinery, owns house worth $7500, owns a radio)
  • his wife Alice E. (age 58, married at age 22, born in Wis., father born in Vermont and mother born in Wis.)
  • son Eugene J. Jr. (age 21, single, born in Wis., no occupation)
  • daughter Alice E. (age 13, born in Wis.).
Child 5 [father Samuel N. Hartwell]:
Albert Elihu Hartwell
b. Apr. 18, 1877;
d. 1959 (Sept. 5?)
Family notes say he was born Apr. 1877 and died in 1959. His father's (Samuel Hartwell's) diary in 1908 said Albert Elihu Hartwell was born Apr. 18, 1877.

An inscription in a book entitled "Child Culture Vol. 1: Lessons in Right Doing" by Emma Ballou (copyright 1890) says: "For Bro. Allie - Apr. 18, 1891, from Eugene - Germania, Wisc." This gift from Albert's older brother (Eugene) was dated on Albert's 21st birthday. This book had been in the possession of Fred Phillips and has since been passed down to a descendant.

Other family notes say that he married Cecelia Schlinske of Eldorado on Dec. 27, 1901 (born in 1878, died May 17, 1917). They had one son (Maurice, born May 25, 1903). He then married Olive Hanson of Neillsville on Dec. 18, 1918 (born Mar. 15, 1880, died Jan. 4, 1968). Olive is buried at Neillsville; Albert is buried in the Germania Cemetery. His tombstone in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, said he lived from 1877-1959.

He was age 9 in 1880 and living with his parents (see census details below).


The 1910 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Albert Hartwell (age 33, born in Wis., parents born in Mass., occupation illegible)
  • his father S.N. Hartwell (age 65, widowed, born in Mass., farmer)
  • Celia (age 32, marriage, had one child who was living in 1910, born in Wis., parents' birthplace not given)
  • son Maurice (age 7, born in Wis.).
Albert's son Maurice Hartwell is on a Social Security death index on ancestry.com as having been born May 25, 1903 and died Sept. 1980. His last residence was Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. To see a photo of Albert's son Maurice, go to: T35. Here is a photo with Albert and Maurice: P69
The 1920 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Albert E. Hartwell (age 42, born in Wis., parents born in Mass., farmer)
  • wife Olive (age 39, born in Wis., parents born in Norway)
  • son Maurice A. (age 16, born in Wis.).
The 1930 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • A.E. Hartwell (age 54, born in Wi., parents born in Mass.)
  • wife Olive (age 57, born in Wis., parents born in Norway)

A Wisconsin death index on ancestry.com shows Albert E. Hartwell died Sept. 5, 1959. This entry does not say which county.
An article in the Portage Daily Register on Nov. 2, 1955, said that A.E. Hartwell was postmaster for 15 years, ran a hardware store and had a farm about a half mile south of Germania.
Census Record:
1860 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1860 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: James M. Philips [surname misspelled] (age 27, carpenter, real estate property value $150, personal property value $150, born in New York)
  • Angelina (age 23, born in Mass.)
  • George E. (age 5, born in Wis.)
  • Edwin J. (age 2, born in Wis.).
Census Record:
1870 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1870 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: Samuel Hartwick [surname misspelled] (age 26, hotel keeper, real estate value $2600, personal property value $686, born in Mass.)
  • Angeline [as spelled] (age 32, born in Mass.)
  • George E. Phillips (age 15, attending school, born in Wis.)
  • Edward Phillips (age 13, born in Wis.)
  • William Shields (age 3, born in Wis.) [surname is confusing to me; could this be a census taker error or an adopted child ?? - the next census shows Willie Hartwell age 12, which is likely this same individual]
  • Charles Scholtz (age 29, shoe maker, born in Prussia)
  • Ludwig Krintz (age 39, shoe maker, born in Prussia).
Census Record:
1880 Federal Census
Shields Township, Village of Germania, Marquette Co., WI
The 1880 Federal Census in Shields Township, Germania Village, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: Samuel N. Hartwell (age given but hard to read, could be 35, keeps hotel, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • wife Angelina (age 42, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • ward Eddie J. Phillips (age 23, tinner, born in Wis., father born in NY, mother born in Mass.)
  • ward Lizie Judge (age 13, works in house, born in Wis., parents born in Wis.)
  • ward Maud Holetine [? hard to read; surname may be mistranscribed (age hard to hard, born in Wis., parents born in Wis.)
  • son Willie Hartwell (age 12, born in Wis.)
  • son Eugene J.B. (age 9, born in Wis.)
  • son Albert E. (age 3, born in Wis.).
Census Record:
1900 Federal Census
Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI
The 1900 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: Samuel N. Hartwell (age 55, farmer, born Feb. 1845 in Mass., parents born in Mass., married 32 years)
  • wife Angelina M. (age 62, born Sept. 1837 in Mass., parents born in Mass., have five children with four living)
  • son Albert E. (age 28, born Apr. 1877, single, hardware salesman, born in Wis.)
  • niece Edith H. Richardson (age 26, student, born Feb. 1874, single, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.).
For more Richardson records, go to the Richardson web page.
Misc. Note:
1897 Journal
Angelina kept a diary in 1897, which is now in the hands of the Marquette County Historical Society in Westfield, WI. Here are a few excerpts from this diary:
  • Jan. 15: ... up to the grave first time since my dear sister was buried. Five of the family are there now.
  • Feb. 7: Georgie's birthday.
  • Feb. 28: A very glorious meeting in the hall. Three are converted. George, Eddie, Jane - their names in to join the church.
  • Mar. 14: Went up to meeting and took a load from there. Geo and Eddie were baptised by Rev. Saeller. It was very pleasant to see them come forward for baptism.
  • Mar. 25: Br. Otto was arrested. Mr. Fish and Dr. Pease are engaged for lawyers. Geo went to Princeton.
  • Mother's [Henrietta Jones] birthday.
  • Sept. 19: Emma's baby 1 year old today.
  • Sept. 25: Amelia's birthday 15 age. SN gone to Princeton.
  • Oct. 31: Willie's birthday.

Angelina also kept a journal in 1895. For a transcription of this diary (which talks about her trip back to Massachusetts), go to Angelina's 1895 diary.

Misc. Note:
Teacher
Angelina's obituary said she taught a few terms of district school after attending school at Kenosha.
Misc. Note:
1908 Journal written by S.N. Hartwell, Angelina's second husband
Here are some excerpts from S.N. Hartwell's 1908 diary pertaining to genealogy and cemetery information [this diary is kept by the Marquette County Historical Society in Westfield, WI]:
  • John H. Hartwell, b. Nov. 11, 1806; Carolina Shattuck Oct. 14, 1811, m. May 12, 1831
  • From when descended: Susanna Shattuck, b. Jan. 4, 1833, d. Dec. 19, 1896
  • John Albro - Jan. 21, 1834
  • Mary Ann - Aug. 10, 1835
  • William Chaplin - Aug. 2, 1838, d. Oct. 16, 1839
  • Samuel Noah - b. Feb. 21, 1845

Samuel Noah Hartwell was born in Groton, Mass., on Feb. 21, 1845. Moved west with his parents in 1860 and settled in Wisconsin. Married Mar. 11, 1865 to Angelina Ellis Phillips thereby becoming her second marriage. She was b. in Lunenburg, Sept. [? my notes are unclear on date] 1837.

From when descended:

  • Eugene Joseph Hartwell, Dec. 19, 1870
  • Albert Elihu Hartwell, Apr. 18, 1877

Germania Cemetery Record:

  • Benjamin Hall, died Oct. 31, 1889
  • Henrietta Jones Hall, Dec. 12, 1893
  • Mary A. Leighton, Oct. 5, 1864
  • Reuben Minot Leighton, Nov. 29, 1897
  • Abagail [as spelled] W. Leighton, Mar. 3, 1881
  • Calvin D. Leighton, May 12, 1884
  • Mary D. Leighton, his wife, Feb. 20, 1894
  • John Holden Hartwell, d. Jan. 29, 1900
  • Carolina S. Hartwell, his wife, Jan. 28, 1888
  • Susannah S. Hartwell, Dec. 19, 1896
  • John Albro, July 27, 1904
  • Angelina M. Hartwell, b. Sept. 18, 1837, d. Dec. 5, 1901

For misc. Hartwell surname records, go to the Hartwell web page. For misc. Shattuck records, go to the Shattuck web page.


Census Records Found on The Above-Mentioned Leighton Family:

The 1850 Federal Census in Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, shows:

  • Minot Leighton (age 33, laborer, born in Mass.)
  • Abigail (age 35, born in Mass.)
  • Lowell E. (age 11, born in Mass.)
  • Calvin D. (age 9, born in Mass.)
  • Mary A. (age 5, born in Mass.)
The 1860 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Reuben M. Leighton (age 43, laborer, value of personal estate - $55, born in Mass.)
  • female [not sure of name - looks like Aharel] (age 42, born in Mass.)
  • Calvin Leighton (age 19, laborer, born in Mass.)
  • Mary Leighton (age 16, born in Mass.)
  • Joseph A. [surname hard to read - looks something like Carking] (age 53, carpenter, value of personal estate - $40, born in Mass.)
The 1870 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Calvin D. Leighton (age 32, work in flouring mill, personal property value $400, born in Massachusetts)
  • Mary D. (age 27, keeping house, born in Mass.)
Living next door to Calvin in 1870 was:
  • Lowel E. Leighton (age 30, work in grist mill, personal property value $400, born in Mass.)
  • Nella H. or K. Green (age 56, without occupation, born in Mass.)
  • Abigel [as spelled] M. Leighton (age 56, without occupation, born in Mass.)
The 1880 Federal Census in the Village of Germania, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Lowell E. Leighton (age 40, miller, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • wife [name given but hard to read - starts with letters "El"; middle initial M.] (age hard to read - first digit 4, keeps house, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • daughter Elizabeth E. (age 9, born Wis.)
  • father Reuben M. (age 63, works at home, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • mother Abigail W. (age hard to read - first digit 6, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
The 1880 Federal Census in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, shows the following people living next door to Lowell:
  • C.D. Leighton (age hard to read - looks like 39, farmer, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
  • wife Mary D. (age hard to read - first digit 4, born in Delaware, parents born in Mass.) [earlier census says she was born in Mass.]
  • A.J. Cushing [relationship given but hard to read - looks like couzen ? ] (age 69, born in Vermont, father born in Vermont, mother born in Mass.)
The 1920 Federal Census in Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI, shows:
  • head of household: Clark M. Perry (age 46, born in Wis., father born in Ohio, mother born in Ireland, contractor in printing business)
  • wife Elizabeth M. (age 49, born in Wis., parents born in Mass.) [middle initial differs from the one given in the 1880 census]
  • daughter Anna May (age 17, single, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Mildred (age 15, born in Wis.)
  • father-in-law Lowell E. Leighton (age 80, widow, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
Died:
Dec. 5, 1901
Her tombstone in Germania, Marquette Co., WI, says "Mother of G.E. & E.J. Phillips and says she was born Sept. 18, 1837 and died Dec. 5, 1901. To see documentation of her death date and other family details, go to her obituary.

Her will, probated Feb. 1, 1902, named her her "brother Clarence E. Peirce" as her executor (he was her half-brother). She bequeathed land to her sons George Ellis Phillips and Edward James Phillips. [Marquette Co. Will Records, Vol. 1, #110]

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