His obituary reads:
If Jacob died at 80 in 1898, then he would have been born in 1818 – give or take a year. Find A Grave puts his birth date as 11 July 1820.
However, I found a 59 year old Jacob Deyoe living in
in 1880. He was
a farmer living with his 59 year old wife Cynthia, his 38 year old daughter
Elizabeth Mills, a 38 year old “boarder” James Mills and seven year old
grandson Harry Mills. Jacob and Cynthia were both born in Kalamazoo . New York
Jacob’s death certificate shows he is now a widower who had been married 25 years. He was born in
DeYoe and Hettie Clute. His parents were both born in Seneca
County, NY .
He died of apoplexy and is buried in the Saratoga County, NY Riverside
Cemetery in . Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jacob may or may not be related to my husband’s Deyoe line. A branch did end up in
but, to be honest, there are so many Deyoe family members that I have not
traced all the side branches! Michigan
Death Records, 1867-1950 [database on-line]. Michigan : Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.,
2015. Provo, UT, USA
Census Place: Comstock, ;
Roll: 586; Family History Film: 1254586; Page: 62C;
Enumeration District: 129; Image: 0126 Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016