Sunday, November 30, 2008

Will of Cordelia M. Valentine of Lapeer Co., MI

The will of Cordelia M. Valentine was found in the Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds:

Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds
Liber "102", Pages 348 & 349
Recorded: 26 June 1900
Died: 20 July 1899
Will of Cordelia M. Valentine, dec'd
Husband: C. M. Valentine
Between my three children, Clara E., Gillette W. and Milton A.... now held by right of dower by Sarah Goodale*, my late father's wife, be divided and sold as follows:

Brother Frank Goodale
Brother Charles Goodale
Sister Ada Aurand
? Rose Goodale
Elbert Goodale, my brother [married Ivory Darbey]
Brother Allen Goodale
Cora Goodale, my niece
Libbie Goodale
Cordelia Hatherly, my niece***

The rest divided evenly by my three children as soon as he or she comes of age
Witnesses: Elmer Wood, Orinda M. Sawtell, Betsey H. Valentine
William H. Sawtell, Executor

Cordelia Maria Goodale, daughter of Warner Wright Goodale & Elizabeth (White) Goodale was born 20 July 1856 in Lapeer Co., Michigan. Warner was the son of Isaac & Electa (Allen) Goodale. Isaac Goodale VI, b. 10 Oct 1780 at Northampton, Mass.; d. 23 Aug 1842 in Lapeer Co., MI (also lived in Tioga Co., NY). Isaac married Electa Allen, daughter of Elijah and Keziah (Wright) Allen in 1810. Elijah was the son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Parsons) Allen and a cousin of Ethan Allen of Revolutionary War fame.**

Charles Valentine, b. 1855, of Oxford (Oakland Co., MI?) married Cordelia Goodale 21 March 1877 in Mayfield Twp., Lapeer Co., MI.

A Cordelia Valentine was born 26 June 1899 to Charles M. & Cordelia Valentine of Mayfield Twp, Lapeer Co., MI. Did the mother Cordelia die 20 July 1899 as a result of childbirth?

Ashley Valentine was born to Charles & Cordelia on 4 Dec 1878 and died 7 Jan 1879 in Lapeer.

Clarissa Valentine was born to Charles & Cordelia on 23 Aug 1880.

Gillette Valentine was born 11 March 1885 in Lapeer Co., MI.

Milton Valentine was born 3 Oct 1891 to Charles and Cordelia.

Clara Valentine, age 21, daughter of Charles M. & Delia Goodale Valentine, married Elmer King, age 30, son of John & Pernelia Goodale King on 25 June 1901.

The widower, Charles M. Valentine (b. 1855) son of Orson & Clarissa (Applegate) Valentine, married Mercy J. Darby McDowell (b. 1861 in Canada and 1st married to Wm McDowell in 1880) on 1 Aug 1900 in Lapeer Co., Michigan. William McDowell, born in Michigan and the son of James, d. 24 Feb 1896.

*Sarah C. Goold Darby (daughter of Hamilton & Nancy Goold) married Warner Wright Goodale on 26 Sept 1889 in Lapeer Co., MI

**Hargrave, Helena M. Goodell; Goodale/Goodell forebears, pub. 1876 [online at HeritageQuest]

***Delia Goodale, daughter of Allen & Olive (Madison) Goodale, married Frank Hatherly in Lapeer Co., MI

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