Birth: OCT 1828 New York

1850 Census: 23 AUG 1850
Place: Thornapple, Barry Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with mother, Hulda, one sister, and one unrelated girl.

Marriage: 27 JAN 1856 Battle Creek, Calhoun Co, Michigan
Note:  Witnesses were Edmon Rockwood and Margarett Rockwood (relationship to bride is unknown so far)

Birth of Daughter:  25 FEB 1859
Name:  Ella A. Farnham
Place:  at her parents’ house, Thornapple Twp, Barry Co, Michigan

1860 Census: 01 JUN 1860
Place: Middleville, Thornapple Twp, Barry Co, Michigan
Note: 22 acres improved, 70 acres unimproved. Cash value of farm is $800. Value of farming implements and machinery is %60. 1 milk cow, 4 working oxen, 1 swine. Value of livestock is $200. 95 bushels of wheat, 23 bushels of rye, 90 bushels of Indian corn.

1860 Census: 10 JUL 1860
Place: Thornapple, Barry Co, Michigan
Note: Wife, Caroline, one child, and his mother are in his household.  Was a farmer.

Birth of Son:  20 MAR 1862
Name:  Henry Adelbert Farnham
Place:  at his parents’ house, Thornapple Twp, Barry Co, Michigan

Birth of Daughter:  26 DEC 1863
Name:  Ida Carrie Farnham
Place:  Cascade Twp, Kent Co, Michigan

Military: 31 AUG 1864
Note: Private, Company B, 3rd Michigan Infantry. Incurred the disability of chronic diarrhea and dropsey. He died from the effects of the disability incurred.  Have Millard’s civil war pension papers.

Military: 03 MAY 1865
Note:  Discharged

Death: 23 SEP 1865 at home, Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Died of chronic diarrhea and dropsey contracted during the Civil War.

Burial: Cascade Cemetery, Kent Co, Michigan

Click here to see Parents:  Benjamin Farnum and Huldah Millard

Caroline E. Rockwood   

Birth: ABT 1834 Lorain Co, Ohio

1850 Census:  24 AUG 1850
Place:  Thornapple, Barry Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with mother, Hannah, and three brothers.

1870 Census: 20 AUG 1870
Place: Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan
Note: Three children are in her household.  Caroline was keeping house.

2nd Marriage:  14 DEC 1871 to William McKee, Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Married at his house by Minister Truman Brotherton.

1880 Census: Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with husband, and step-children Aminda and William.

Death of 2nd Husband:  19 JUN 1885
Note:  William McKee was killed in an accident. Obit: Mr. William McKee, of near Ada, was thrown out of a wagon Saturday and seriously injured.

Mr. William McKee, of Cascade, who was thrown from his wagon and seriously injured while returning home from Lowell on the 13th inst, died last Thursday night, of paralysis.

1890 Military Census: Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Living alone at the time.

Note:  ABT 1892
Details:  Caroline was crippled and unable to provide for herself by doing manual labor.

Death:  09 DEC 1896  Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Died from bronchitis.  Death record ordered by Benjamin Farnham, 1st husband’s brother.

Click here to see parents:  John Rockwood and  Hannah ?

    
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