Originally posted for the Holiday Extravaganza 2003 Families
This family profile was contributed to the site by Valeria Stewart Nichols.
The connection I have to Fulton County is through my ancestor Alexander Stewart of Scotland born 1747 and died 1823 in Hadley, Warren County, NY. His wife was Elisabeth and they had nine children: Neil, John, Nancy, David, Charles, William, James, Daniel, and Betsy.
Neil Stewart died 1824 in Hadley, his wife was Milinda (Dean) Stewart. They had the following children (all born in Hadley): Alexander, David, Jesse, Joel, Robert, Henry, Melinda, and Mary.
David Stewart moved to Mayfield, Fulton Co., married Anna (Burdick) of Mayfield; their children were Neil, Edward, Cyrus, Elisabeth, Statira, Sarah O., and William.
Neil Stewart, son of David and Anna of Mayfield, married Rachel O'dell of Mayfield. They later moved to Oakfield, Kent County, MI in 1880. He died in Grand Rapids, MI. His body was shipped back to Mayfield to be buried in the old Dutch Mayfield cemetery with his mother and siblings.
His father David had also moved to MI to live with his son. He was the last to die in MI and is buried in the Kent County Courtland cemetery.
Milinda, widow of Neil Stewart, had also moved to Mayfield after her husband died. She stayed with her son David for a few years, this is where her eldest son Alexander was married. Then the family, she and her children, moved to Oakfield, Kent County, MI by 1845. This is the reason David and son Neil moved to Oakfield by 1880.
My great great grand father was Joel Stewart, son of Neil and Milinda, who had gone back to Mayfield to acquire a bride named Mariah Elisabeth VanVranken of Mayfield. Her father was John Van Vranken and her mother was Elisabeth (Banta) VanVranken, both of Mayfield and Broadalbin.
Sources - Wills, Land Deeds,& Probate records, Church Records, Tombstones, Magazine the Republican of Mayfield, Stewart Clan Magazine, City Directories, Photos, Census
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