1. CALVIN BLACKMER and his family lived possibly in Leray, Jefferson County. They moved to Wisconsin about 1845. They are found on the 1850 Federal Census in Winnebago Co. IL and in 1860 the family is living in Rock Co. WI.

He married
CLARISSA CROSS, who died in Beloit, Rock Co. WI on 04 Feb 1869 and is buried at the Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit WI.

Children, BLACKMER:

2    i     FATIMA BLACKMER b. 30 Aug 1817

3   ii    EMILY JANE BLACKMER b. 02 Mar 1823

4  iii    CHRISTINA BLACKMER b. ca 1832

5   iv    DEMPSTER BLACKMER b. 22 Mar 1835

6    v    MADISON BLACKMER b. ca 1837

2. FATIMA BLACKMER was born 30 Aug 1817 in New York. This family migrated west to Wisconsin by way of Ohio in the early 1840s. FATIMA BLACKMER died 01 May 1883 in Beaver Dam, Dodge Co. WI.

Married on 25 Feb 1836 in LeRay, Jefferson County, New York
JAMES MADISON HOW, who was born 08 Aug 1811, the son of GIDEON & MARY (JEFFERS) HOW (see note below)

Children, HOW:

     7   i    SALOME HOW b. 05 Dec 1836 d 12 Aug 1838

     8  ii    MARY ELIZABETH HOW born 1838 Ohio; m. GEORGE LATHROP c 1856 d. 09 Jan 1900

     9  iii    HARRIET HOW b. 17 Feb 1841 Boone Co. IL m. LEMUEL RIORDAN c 1860 d. 16 May 1891 Woodbury Co IA

     10  iv    EMILY JANE HOW b. 13 Sep 1841 Beloit WI m. MATHIAS MARTHALER 08 Nov 1858 d. 15 Sep 1906

     11  v    JAMES ALBERT HOW b. 11 Oct 1843 Dodge Co. WI, m. LUCINDA E. MERRILL 12 Oct 1866 Rock Co. WI, d. 14 Feb. 1930

     12  vi   TUNIS TALMAN HOW b. 28 Sep 1846 m. MARY E. ANTONE 21 Dec 1865 d. 26 Jan 1915

       13   vii   VICTORIA FATIMA HOW b. 22 Oct 1849 WI d. 23 Jun 1859

     14  viii    LOIS ROSILLA HOW b. 21 Feb 1853 Dodge Co. WI m. CHARLES HARVEY SMITH 25 Mar 1875 d. 02 Jun 1933

     15  ix   JAY HOW b. 18 Aug 1865 d. 15 Apr 1856

     16   x    GEORGE QUINCY HOW b. 03 Aug 1857 mar. NAURENE La PATTEN 06 Dec 1882 Milwaukee WI d. 20 Oct 1918 Racine Co. WI


GIDEON HOW moved to Lewis County NY from Ballston, Saratoga Co. NY by 1810 where he is found as Head of Household on the 1810 Federal Census. When he was in Beaver Dam, Dodge Co. WI GIDEON HOW and his wife, MARY (JEFFERS) HOW, sold land located in Jefferson Co. NY to ISAAC HOW [probably his brother] of Rutland, Jefferson Co. NY on 11 Dec 1848.

GIDEON'S first wife died in Beaver Dam, Dodge Co. WI on 13 Feb 1856. He remarried on 04 Nov 1863 EUNICE (JEFFERS) RIORDAN SHEPHERD (his first wife's sister). He died in a railroad accident in Watertown, NY on 16 June 1864 and is buried at the Black River Road cemetery in Watertown NY.

The JEFFERS family lived Pinckney, Lewis Co. NY.


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