Children of John Robb and Marion Stewart

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CHILDREN OF JOHN ROBB & MARION STEWART

Preface

It would seem that John and Marion's two eldest children, James and Thomas left Scotland in 1855 and crossed the Atlantic to Michigan in the USA. His father and mother and the rest of the family would seem to have followed in 1860. The one member of the family who cannot be found in the US is William. William was certainly with the rest of the family for the 1851 census in Carstairs but I have not been able to identify him on either side of the Atlantic thereafter. The research on this page is all fairly perfunctory relying mainly on data easily (and free!!) available on the internet and should be double checked and coul probably be expanded on with relative ease.

Shortly after the family settled in Michigan saw the outbreak of the American Civil War. While far removed from the fighting in the war Michigan made a substantial contribution to the Union forces supplying a large number of troops with 90,000 Michigan men, nearly a quarter of the state's male population in 1860, serving in the war. In addition to the approximately 600 men who joined the Union Navy, Michigan raised 34 regiments of infantry volunteers, one regiment of sharpshooters, eleven cavalry regiments, one engineer regiment, and numerous small independent units. There was also a body of troops maintained within the state to counter Confederate raids launched from across the border from Canada. 14,753 Michigan soldiers died in service, roughly 1 of every 6 who served. Although I am unaware of any direct Robb deaths or casualties I assume that some must have seen service of some description and no doubt all felt the effects.  Certainly Helen Robb's husband lost a son by his first marriage in the conflict, and I would guess that similar to Britain after the Great War, there would have been a shortage of eligible men for marrying if nothing else! 


Helen Robb baptised 2 October 1828, Lesmahagow

Helen married William Pomeroy son of James Pomeroy and Susan Ingram on 17 Feb 1865 in Michigan, US. William was born on 23 May 1817 in Brixham, Devon. William was originally married married to Mildred Pierce (b. born in 1818, Londonderry, Ireland) on 18 Dec 1844 in Canada, and he and Mildred had the following known children: William James born on 17 Dec 1843, and died in the American Civil War on 9 Apr 1864 in Chattanooga Tennesse, John Hamilton born on 7 Mar 1848, in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, who married Marion Robb Helen's sister, daughter of John Robb and Marion Stewart on 12 Feb 1872 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. (See Marion Robb), Henry Winsor born about 1850 in New Brunswick, Canada, Margaret Jane born about 1852, George Frederick born on 9 Jan 1854 in New Brunswick, Canada, Thomas Turner born on 9 Jan 1854 in New Brunswick, Canada, Charles Franklin born about 1861 in Canada.

Helen and William had the following known children:

For the census of 1870 Helen (Ellen) was living in Lexington, with her husband William. Included in the household along with Helen and William's two children William and Mary are four of Williams children by his first marriage, John, (George) Frederick and Thomas (twins) and Charles. The family are farming what by the value given would seem to be a reasonalble sized farm.

U.S 1870 Census - 13 August 1870 - Lexington, Sanilac - Page 33 

Name Age Occupation

Value of Real Estate

Value of Personal Estate

Birthplace  Father of Foreign Birth Mother of Foreign Birth
William Pomeroy 50 Farmer 2600 700 England Yes Yes
Ellen Pomeroy 42 Keeping House     Scotland Yes Yes
John Pomeroy 23 At Home     New Brunswick Yes Yes
Frederick Pomeroy 16 Farm Labourer     New Brunswick Yes Yes
Thomas Pomeroy 16 Farm Labourer     New Brunswick Yes Yes
Charles Pomeroy 9       Canada Yes Yes
William Pomeroy 4       Michigan Yes Yes
Mary E,  Pomeroy 2       Michigan Yes Yes

For the 1880 Census the family are farming at Worth, with three of Williams children by his first marriage, still in the household. (George) Frederick and Thomas (twins), were recorded as working as carpenters and Charles as working on the farm. Sadly Helen and William's two children from the 1870 census William and Mary died shortly after the census was taken, William on and Mary on. As the deaths are so close I would suspect something infectious like measles may have been the cause. On a happier note Helen and William had had a further two children James Robb Pomeroy born about 1872 and William Pomeroy born about Sep 1874 who are included in this census.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Worth, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
William Pomeroy Head Married M White 53 England Farmer
Helen Pomeroy Wife   F White 52 Scotland Keeping House
George F. Pomeroy Son   M White 25 Canada Carpenter
Thomas T. Pomeroy Son   M White 25 Canada Carpenter
Charles F. Pomeroy Son   M White 19 Canada Farmer
James R. Pomeroy Son   M White 8 Michigan  
William Pomeroy Son   M White 5 Michigan  

William died on 5 Oct 1885 in Crosswell Michigan and for the census of 1900 Helen was recorded in the household of her younger son William along with his wife Georgina S Holmes and their 5 month old baby daughter Margaret. The family seem to have moved to the warmer climes of Florida with William growing fruit.

U.S 1900 Census - 7 June - Brevard, Florida -  Precinct 18

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
William Pomeroy Head Sep 1874  25 3 Years   Michigan England Scotland   Fruit Grower
Georgina Pomeroy Wife Nov 1869 30 3 Years 1 / 1 Ireland Ireland Ireland    
Margaret Pomeroy Daughter Dec 1899 5/12     Florida Michigan Ireland    
Helen Pomeroy Mother Aug 1828 71     Scotland Scotland Scotland    

I believe Helen died in 1915 (Michigan or Florida??). 

John Stewart Robb born 26 June 1830, Lesmahagow

John went to America in 1855. There he married Mary Hart daughter of John Hart and Sarah (Hogg?) Hart on 13 Jun 1857 in Michigan, US. Mary was born on 26 Apr 1837 in Stratford-on-Avon, England. John and Mary had the following known children:

The following extract from the book named below details his life and was supplied by a descendant Dwight Carpenter, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (e-mail dcarpenter@transy.edu ) and gives not only a wealth of information about John and his wife and family but also information on John's ancestry.

From: Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, December 1884

John S. Robb, farmer, section 30, Lexington Township, was born June 26, 1830, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and is the son of John and Marion (Stuart) Robb. John Robb was born January 9, 1804 at Stonebyers, in the parish of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and is the son of John Robb, who was born in the same place in 1761, and died in the parish of Carluke, Lanarkshire. The father of the first John Robb was named Thomas, and died in 1810, aged 95 years. The grandmother of J. S. Robb, Mary (Thompson) Robb, was born at Killbank, Lanarkshire, in 1759, and died in 1846. (This account traces the lineage of J. S. Robb through three generations to the records in Scotland.) Marion (Stuart) Robb was born at Borland, Lanarkshire, May 5, 1802, and died July 9, 1879, at Croswe1l, aged 77 years. She was the daughter of John Stuart, a native of Lanarkshire. Her mother was born in the same place.

The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm in his native land and learned the trade of a builder. In October, 1855, he came to America, landing at New York. The ocean passage was very stormy and lasted six weeks. He paid his passage in money before sailing, but the ship sprang a leak and he found it expedient to assist in bringing the vessel safely to port by working at the pumps. He came direct from New York to Hamilton, Can., where he worked six months as a farm assistant and in a sawmill, spending some time also in freighting. In spring of 1856 he started for the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula, but stopped in Black River, where Croswell is now located, then comprising less than half a dozen houses. An ice-drive from the north detained the steamer, on which he expected to journey to his destination, and he went to work as a carpenter, engaging with Messrs. Davis & Stevenson to assist in the construction of a steam saw-mill. In November following he went to Potts, to engage in lumbering. He passed two winters in the woods.

His parents came to America several years after he had found a home here. His mother died in Lexington, in 1878, aged 79 years; the father resides near his son and is 80 years old. Mr. Robb owns 120 acres located on the northeast quarter of the section above named. He was married June 13, 1857, to Mary Hart, daughter of John and Sarah (Hogg) Hart. Her father died in 1881, aged 68 years. Her mother is living in Croswell, and is 78 years old. Mrs. Robb was born April 26,1837, at Stratford-on-Avon, England, the birthplace of Shakespeare.

The children of Mr and Mrs Robb were born as follows- Marion H., April 6, 1858; Genevieve, January. 26, 1860, Martha, July 19, 1862; William J., March 27, 1865; Elizabeth, January. 29, 1868, died July 17, 1873; Nellie C., July 22, 1871; Jessie, April 14, 1873; Lena, November 2, 1875; Mabel, April 18, 1877; Winnifred, October 15, 1881.

Mr. Robb is a Republican, has been Justice of the Peace, and served in the various school offices.

For the U.S. census of 1870 John was living with his wife and family in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan.  

U.S 1870 Census - 15 July 1870 - Lexington, Sanilac - Page 37 

Name Age Occupation

Value of Real Estate

Value of Personal Estate

Birthplace  Father of Foreign Birth Mother of Foreign Birth
John Robb 40 Farmer 2000 300 Scotland Yes Yes
Mary Robb 32 Keeping House     England Yes Yes
Marion Robb 13 At Home     Michigan Yes Yes
Jemima Robb 10 At School     Michigan Yes Yes
Martha Robb 8       Michigan Yes Yes
William Robb 5       Michigan Yes Yes
Elisabeth Robb 2       Michigan Yes Yes
Elisabeth Hart 23       England Yes Yes

For the U.S. census of 1880 John was living with his wife and family in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. His middle initial is given as G. Whether this was a mistake in the original recording or in the transcribing is not known. Note that their two eldest daughters are teachers. This would be not unnatutal as their father John is credited with building the first school in the district and their mother Mary being the first teacher. This fact is commerated to this day by a scholarship their memory.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Lexington, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
John G. Robb Self Married Male White 49 Scotland Farmer
Mary Robb Wife   Female White 42 England Keeping House
Marion Robb Daughter   Female White 22 Michigan Teaching School
Martha Robb Daughter   Female White 17 Michigan School Teacher
William Robb Son   Male White 15 Michigan At School
Cornelia Robb Daughter   Female White 9 Michigan At School
Jessie Robb Daughter   Female White 7 Michigan At School
Lena Robb Daughter   Female White 4 Michigan  
Mabel Robb Daughter   Female White 2 Michigan  

For the census of 1900 John was still living in Lexington along with his wife and two of his daughters. The previous entry on the enumertor's form was his eldest son William and his wife of five years (m. 1 Nov 1894) Sarah with their two children Elda and Iva.

U.S 1900 Census - 12-14 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
William Robb Head Mar 1860 35 5 Years   Michigan Scotland England   Farmer
Sarah A. Robb Wife July 1867 32 5 Years 3 / 2 Canada (eng) Canada (eng) Canada (eng)    
Elda Robb Daughter Nov 1895 4     Michigan Michigan Canada (eng)    
Iva Robb Daughter June 1898 2     Michigan Michigan Canada (eng)    
                     
John S Robb Head June 1830 70 42   England Scotland Scotland 1856 Farmer
Mary Robb Wife Apr 1838 62 42 10 / 9 England England England 1856  
Lena Robb Daughter Nov 1875 24     Michigan Scotland England    
Winnie Robb Daughter Oct 1881 18     Michigan Scotland England    

Mary Robb baptised 16 July 1832, Lesmahagow

Probably arrived (with parents?) in 1860. Certainly recorded with her parents in Lexington, Michigan for 1870 census.

Mary married John C McLellan on 11 Mar 1872 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. John was born about 1833 in Scotland. 

Mary and John  had the following known child:

For the census of 1880 Mary was living in Lexington along with her husband John, a farmer. The fact that there is "daughter" Anna McLellan aged 17 born about 1862 in Michigan in this census it may well be that John C. McLellan was married prior to his marriage to Mary Robb.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Lexington, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
John C McLellan Head Married Male White 46 Scotland Farmer
Mary McLellan Wife Married Female White 47 Scotland Keeping House
Anna McLellan Daughter Single Female White 17 Michigan  
Maggie McLellan Daughter Single Female White 5 Michigan  

Sadly Mary McLellan died 31 Dec 1892 Sanilac, Michigan.

I have been unable to locate the widowed John in the 1900 census but I believe for the census of Croswell in 1910 he was living with what would be a second prospective daughter from an earlier marriage. This is a Jane Miller nee McLellan who was born about 1866 in Michigan, US and who married David Miller on 26 Sep 1887, Croswell, Sanilac, with known children - Andrew b. 10 Oct 1889, Sanilac; William Tennant b. 1 Jun 1892, Sanilac; Francis (dau) born about 1901, Sanilac. This is also probably the Jane McLellan in what would be the household of Mary's sister Margaret and her husband Robert Irving in the 1880 census of this year.

U.S 1910 Census - Household: Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
David Miller Head   51     Canada Scotland Scotland 1883  
Jane Miller Wife   44     Michigan Scotland Ireland    
Tennant Miller Son   17     Michigan Canada Michigan    
Francis Miller Daughter   9     Michigan Canada Michigan    
John MccLellan Father in law   77     Scotland Scotland Scotland    

I have currently been unable to locate a record of John McLellan's death although if the 1910 record is "our" John as I believe, it would obviously be post 1910.

Thomas Robb born about Jul 1834, Lesmahagow

According to the 1900 census arrived (with brother John?) 1855.

Thomas married Eliza A Niles on 15 Feb 1860 in Sanilac, Michigan. Eliza was born about 1842 in New York, US. 

Thomas and Eliza had the following known children:

For tge census of 1870 Thomas was record in Buel, Michigan, working o as a farmer, although the value of the property suggests a much smaller holding than his brother John. His wife and three children were also recorded in the household along with a S. H. Corbin.

U.S 1870 Census - 22 June 1870 - Buel, Sanilac - Page 5 

Name Age Occupation

Value of Real Estate

Value of Personal Estate

Birthplace  Father of Foreign Birth Mother of Foreign Birth
Thomas Robb 35 Farmer 500 250 Scotland Yes Yes
Eliza A Robb 29 Keeping House     New York    
Charles Robb 3       Michigan Yes  
Henry Robb 2       Michigan Yes  
Infant Robb 2/12 (Mar 1870)       Michigan Yes  
S. H. Corbin 37       New York    

For the U.S. census Thomas was still farming  with his wife and his now five boys in Buel, Sanilac, Michigan. 

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Buel, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
Thomas Robb Self Married Male White 45 Scotland Farmer
Eliza A. Robb Wife Married Female White 38 New York Keeping House
Charles Robb Son Single Male White 14 Michigan At Home
Henry Robb Son Single Male White 12 Michigan At Home
Elmer Robb Son Single Male White 10 Michigan At School
William Robb Son Single Male White 8 Michigan At School
Leonard Robb Son Single Male White 6 Michigan At School

 

For the 1900 census Thomas was recorded along with his wife Eliza and their youngest son Leonard in Lexington township Croswell village. No occupation is given for Thomas suggesting he had "retired", but they have a "servant girl", Edna Vincent. His son Leonard was recorded as a "Music Teacher". The question "How many children born and how many surviving prompts the answer 4 surviving out of 5 born. I believe that their child who had died was  William, born about 1871, who almost certainly died 15 Sep 1893, Fremont, Sanilac, Michigan

 

U.S 1900 Census - 9-11 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
Thomas Robb Head Jul 1834 65 40 Years   Scotland Scotland Scotland 1855  
Elisa A. Robb Wife Mar 1841 59 40 Years 5 / 4 New York NewYork New York    
Leonard Robb Son Feb 1875 25     Michigan Scotland New York   Music Teacher
Edna Vincent Servant Nov 1885 15     Michigan Michigan Canada (eng)   Servant Girl

 

It is currently unknbown when and where Thomas and Eliza passed away.

Jane Robb baptised on 10 July 1836, Lesmahagow

Jane Robb married a James Jackson on 12 June 1857 in Carstairs, James was baptised 8 February 1824 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, the son of James Jackson, a shepherd, and Rachel Meikle. 

Jane and James had the following known children;

For the census of 1861 James and Jane were recorded farming 14 acres at Rigfoot, Carwath parish. Also included in the household were a 13 year old domestic servant Margaret McColl and a lodger Donald McDonald.

1861 Census (8 April) Carnwath (621) Book 16 Page 7

Rigfoot, Carnwath Parish, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Jackson Head 35 Farmer 14 Acres Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire
Jane Robb Wife 25   Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire
Margaret McColl Servant 13 Domestic Servant Wife Avondale, Lanarkshire
Donald MacDonald Lodger 28 Railway Labourer Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire

For the census of 1870 Jane and James were across the other side of the Atlantic and were recorded as living with their four children in Lexington, Michigan. Again the value of the property suggests a modest farmstead. 

U.S 1870 Census - 13 July 1870 - Lexington, Sanilac - Page 33 

Name Age Occupation

Value of Real Estate

Value of Personal Estate

Birthplace  Father of Foreign Birth Mother of Foreign Birth
James Jackson 44 Farmer 500 200 Scotland Yes Yes
Jane Jackson 34 Keeping House     Scotland Yes Yes
Marianna Jackson 8       Scotland Yes Yes
Rachel Jackson 6       Michigan Yes Yes
Mary Jackson 4       Michigan Yes Yes
James Jackson 1       Michigan Yes Yes

James Jackson died 18 October 1878 in Lexington, Michigan and for the 1880 U.S. census the widowed Jane was living with five of her children and her father in law James Jackson aged 81, a shepherd. (His wife Rachel had died back in Lesmahagow on 21 March 1867). Her daughter Rachel M. born 1863\64 in Michigan is not included in the census but was recorded as living in Lexington with her grandfather John.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Lexington, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
Jane Jackson Self Widow Female White 43 Scotland Keeping House
Marion Jackson Daughter Single Female White 18 Scotland Does Housework
James Jackson Son Single Male White 11 Michigan At School
Ellen Jackson Daughter Single Female White 9 Michigan At School
Maggie Jackson Daughter Single Female White 6 Michigan At School
Jane Jackson Daughter Single Female White 3 Michigan  
James Jackson Father in law Widow Male White 81 Scotland Shepherd

Jane was recorded living with her son James in Crosswell Village, Sanilac, Michigan in census of 1900, still farming. As it states that Jane had 9 children only 6 of whom survived it would seem that James and Jane had a further child who died in infancy (1859-1861 or 1865-1867??). Also in the household is an individual who seems to be recorded as Marion Perry born November 1882 and listed as a daughter. This would suggest that Jane may have had a further daughter after James Jackson's demise, presumably to a Mr Perry.

U.S 1900 Census - 11-12 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
Jane Jackson  Head Jun 1836 63   9 / 6 Scotland Scotland Scotland 1860 Farmer
James Jackson Son Oct 1868 31     Michigan Scotland Scotland    
Marion Jackson Daughter Nov 1882 17     Michigan England Scotland   At School

This census records that Jane emigrated in 1860 but as Jane and James were in Carnwath at Rigfoot farm for the 1861 census and had a daughter Marion Stewart Jackson born in March 1862 in Rigfoot in the parish of Avondale, Lanarkshire Scotland  with the registration of the birth was signed by her father. This would mean that if they did go out to the US with Jane's parents in 1860 they returned to Scotland very soon afterwards. This is not entirely impossible and the outbreak of the American Civil war shortly after their arrival could have prompted a temporary return with to Scotland. However certainly by the birth of their second daughter Rachel, the family were back in Michigan.

It is currently not known when Jane died although she was recorded living with her son James in Crosswell Village, Sanilac, Michigan in census of 1900.

James Robb born about Jan 1839, Lesmahagow

According to the 1900 census arrived (with parents?) 1860. Certainly recorded with his parents in Lexington, Michigan for 1870 census.

Farming with his father and cousin in Lexington, Michigan for the U.S. 1880 census

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Lexington, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
John Robb Self Widow Male White 76 Scotland Farmer
James Robb Son Single Male White 41 Scotland Farmer
Rachel M. Jackson Granddaughter Single Female White 16 Michigan Does Housework

James married Annie Martha Currie on 21 May 1885 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. Annie was born about Nov 1864 in Michigan, US. James and Annie had one known child: 

For the census of 1900 James and his wife Annie were living with their only child, a son Norman J(ames?) in Lexington, Michigan

U.S 1900 Census - 15-16 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
James Robb Head Jan 1839 61 15 Years   Scotland Scotland Scotland 1860 Farmer
Annie M. Robb Wife Nov 1864 35 15 Years 1 / 1 Michigan Michigan Ireland    
Norman J. Robb Son Jan 1893 7     Michigan Scotland Michigan    

It is currently unknown when or where either James or Annie passed away.

William Robb born about 1840, Lesmahagow

With the family for the census of 1851 in Scotland. Nothing more currently known.

Margaret Robb baptised on 26 February 1843, Carstairs

With parents in Lexington, Michigan for 1870 census.

Margaret married Robert Irving on 29 Sep 1870 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. Robert was born about 1835 in Scotland. 

They had the following children: 

For the 1880 census Margaret and Robert were recorded farming in Speaker, Michigan. The Jamne McLellan in the household I would suspect in the step -daughter of Margaret's sister Mary by her marriage to John McLellan.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Speaker, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
Robert Irving Head Married Male White 44 Scotland Farmer
Margaret Irving Wife Married Female White 37 Scotland Keeping House
May Irving Daughter Single Female White 8 Michigan  
John Irving Son Single Male White 4 Michigan  
Mary Irving Daughter Single Female White 6 months Michigan  
Jane McLellen Other Single Female White 14 Michigan House Keeper
Sydney Kerwin Other Single Male White 25 Ontario Farm Labourer

 

For the census of 1900 Robert and Margaret were living in Croswell village, Lexington with their three children. The census records that a further 4 children were bprn to Robert and Margaret who were deceased by 1900.

 

U.S 1900 Census - 2-4 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
Robert Irving Head Mar 1836 64 29 Years   Scotland Scotland Scotland 1853  Farmer
Margaret Irving Wife Jan 1843 57 29 Years 7 / 3 Scotland Scotland Scotland

1853

 
Marion Irving Daughter Oct 1871 28     Michigan Scotland Scotland    
John Irving Son Jan 1876 24     Michigan Scotland Scotland   Farmer
Mary M Irving Daughter Dec1879 20     Michigan Scotland Scotland    

It is currently unknown when or where either Margaret or Robert passed away.

Marion Robb baptised 3 May 1846, Carstairs

With parents in Lexington, Michigan for 1870 census.

Marion married John H Pomeroy on 12 Feb 1872 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. John Hamilton Pomeroy was born on 7 Mar 1848, in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, and was the son of William Pomeroy and Mildred Pierce. After Mildrerd's death in 7 Feb 1865 Wiliam married Helen Robb, Marion's sister. (See Helen Robb)

Marion and John had the following known children:

For the census of 1880 John and Marion were recorded with their three children farming in Lexington. The mary Jackson recprded in their household was Marion's niece by her sister Jane Robb and her husband James Jackson.

U.S 1880 Census - Household: Lexington, Sanilac

Name Relation Married Gender Race Age Birthplace  Occupation
John H. Pomeroy Head Married Male White 33 Scotland Farmer
Marion Pomeroy Wife Married Female White 34 England Keeping House
Edward Pomeroy Son Single Male White 7 Michigan  
May Pomeroy Daughter Single Female White 5 Michigan  
John Pomeroy Son Single Male White 1 Michigan  
Mary Jackson Other Single Female White 12 Michigan Does House Work

 

Marion died on 2 April 1891 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan. Four years after Marion's demise John married Evangaline H Copernold daughter of Samuel Copernold and Susan Waterbury on 26 Jun 1895 in Michigan, US. Evangaline was born in 1864 in Port Sanilac, Michigan. For the census of 1900 John and his second wife Eva were living in Croswell Village along with John's sons by Marion.

 

U.S 1900 Census - 15-16 June - Sanilac, Michigan -  Lexington township Croswell village

Name

Relation When Born Age

How Long Married

How many Children born \ Surviving

Birthplace  Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Arrival in US Occupation
John Pomeroy Head May 1847 53 5 Years   Canada (eng) England Ireland 1850 Day Labourer
Eva H. Pomeroy Wife Jul 1863 36 5 Years 0 / 0 Michigan New York New York    
Edward Pomeroy Son Nov 1872 27     Michigan Canada (eng) Scotland   Book Keeper
Frank Pomeroy Son Mar 1885 17     Michigan Canada (eng) Scotland   Day Labourer

It is currently unknown where and when John Pomeroy passed away.