HAIGHT, Walter Lyman was born at Waukesha, WI on 4 March 1884. The Haight family had its origin in America with Simon Haight, who came from England to Charlestown, MA in 1628. He died at Stamford CT in 1657. Caleb, a son of Simon, settled in Dutchess Co., NY and one of his sons, Theron W. Haight, father of Walter L., moved to Waukesha Co, WI after serving through the Civil War. Theron W. Haight was born in Jefferson Co., NY, on 14 Sept. 1840. Theron W. Haight married Annie Y. Youmans, born in Mukwonago, WI, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. A Youmans, who were from Vermont. Walter Lyman Haight married 28 June 1911 in Milwaukee, WI to Geraldine H. Foley, daughter of James Foley.
McKINDLEY, Frank, was born at Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY 15 Dec 1846. His father died when Frank was very young and his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Ellis, became the wife of Hiram Tubbs. Her grandfather Ellis was a pioneer and at an early date became a resident of that section of New York which is now called Ellisburg Twp., Jefferson Co., NY. In March of 1854, Hiram Tubbs came with his family to Michigan where he engaged in farming. In 1859 Mr. Tubbs resided, at age 83, with his daughter, Mrs. Chevis. Mary Ellis, mother of Frank, died in 1895. By her first marriage, Mary Ellis had two sons, the elder being John E. McKindley of Osakis, MN. By her second marriage to Mr. Tubbs she became the mother of four children. Frank McKindley served in the Civil War, Company D, Sixty-sixth Illinois Western Sharpshooters; he was only 16 years old. Although wounded, he continued in service and on 10 Nov. 1868 he married Helen Howard, daughter of John F. and Sylvesta (Easton) Howard. She died 2 Feb 1902 at age 86 years and six months. John F. Howard and his wife were both natives of New York, being married in Jefferson Co., NY, and lived in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Mr. Howard passed away at age 45 on 3 Sept. 1859.
SUTHERLAND, John R. was born in Broome Co., NY on 8 Sept 1832 and died 22 Dec 1904; at age seven his parents brought him to Michigan in Kalamazoo County. He married 5 October 1856 to Mary A. Shippy, who was born in Jefferson Co., NY on 24 Feb 1834, daughter of William Shippy, a native of that state. William Shippy died when Mary was about seven years old. Her mother, nee Lydia Ingraham, was also a native of New York and after William Shippy died, she married George Collis. In 1848 she and her husband moved to Berrien County, MI.
SKINNER, William E., father of Major Frank E. Skinner, was born 14 June 1840 in Jefferson Co., NY, son of Amasa Skinner. His high school education was received at Antwerp, NY. As a young man, he moved to Wisconsin, and located in Calumet Co. where he initially farmed but became involved in the building trades and moved to Washington, D.C. He married 9 Sept 1869 to Mary A. Knickerbocker, born 25 Sept 848, daughter of Adam and Catherine (Blakeman) Knickerbocker of Dutchess Co, NY and of Calumet Co., WI. William died 28 Sept. 1898.
WELCH, William of Madison, Dane Co., WI, was born 12 Nov 1821 in the town of Lorraine, Jefferson Co., NY. His public school education there ended at age 15; he moved to Watertown, NY and apprenticed in a printing office. By 1840, he had become a newspaper man. In 1843 he formed a partnership with Joel Green in the publication of the Black River Journal, which dissolved in a year. In October 1844, William Welch moved west, settling at Rockford, IL. He read law there and formed a law partnership which also did not last. He turned to St. Louis where he worked for another newspaper but became ill and returned to Rockford. In 1845 he visited Wisconsin and with his brother-in-law, Chester Bushnell, he purchased an old hotel in Madison. There he combined both law profession and that of hotel keeper. He married in 1850 to Jane W. Petherick, daughter of William Petherick. On 1 May 1882 James and Jane moved their family to Minneapolis, MN.
WILSON, Leonard J., Lincoln Twp, farmer, born in Canada in 1830; removed to Ilinois in 1850 and came to Iowa in 1858. Settled in Adair Co.; to Adair Co., in 1858, where he engaged in farming. He married Jennie Hoselton in 1855, born in Jefferson Co., NY. They had six children.
ALVERSON, Miles T., real estate and loan agent, was born in the town of Rodman, Jefferson Co., NY, on 26 Jan 1833. He was the son of Almanson and Sylenda Alverson, who moved to Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, in November of 1848, where they lived until 1854. In October of that year Miles came to Wisconsin to the town of Arlington, with friend Ambrose Powers. In 1857 Miles went to Missouri, where he taught school for a year and then returned to Lowville, WI as a carpenter. He married 23 March 1859 to Melissa Low, only daughter of Hon. Jacob and Caroline Low, of Lowville; Jacob Low died 24 Jan 1875. Melissa Low was born in New York City 28 March 1841. Miles' father died 29 Aug. 1879 and his mother was living on the homestead in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
PARSNEAU, M. D. farmer, Doylestown, Columbia Co, WI, was born in Vermont on 22 Aug 1828, son of Gilbert and Mary (Legisa) Parsneau of Canada. M. D. came to Fall River, WI and after two years went to Kewaunee, MI, where he remained for 20 years. M. D. had survived the great fire at Peshtigo WI but lost most of his personal effects. He returned to Fall River, then Doylestown and then to his farm He married 4 October 1853 in Jefferson Co., NY, by Rev. John Thomas, Rev. H. Corbin assisting, to Judith A. Warner, daughter of Seneca and Abigail (Brown) Warner who were from Aldburg, VT. They had eight children. M. D. had two brothers, Jehial and William V. and several nephews who were in the military. Gilbert Parsneau was in the War of 1812 , and was in jail in Montreal, sentenced to be hung, when peace was declared and he was exchanged.
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