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email from Charles Bibbins 9/10/2003


Here are some updates on descendants of Smith Bibbins that
I have learned about over the last couple of years.  In
turn, I would appreciate any new info on this branch that
you have learned recently.

  Son Eugene
      First wife = Florilla Y (Flora) Teague b 10-24-1851
         d 10-24-1892 Beloit - buried Oakwood Cemetery
         She was the sister of Franke Teague who married
         Eugene's brother Charles
      Second wife = Della M - likely d 12-21-1950 Hennepin
         Co, MN
      He had 4 children -
         Eugene Jr b 7-17-1889 Durand WI  d 4-11-1890
         Ina b 4-1897 MN        Erma b 8-1899 MN
         Edith b 1904 MN  m 1923 Leslie G Wells b 1901 IA
  Dtr Lydia S b 5-5-1863 Beloit d 4-6-1927 Sheboygan
      buried Wildwood Cem, Sheboygan
  Son Louis's middle name = Harvey
      His dtr Isabella Delia m 1926 George Wilson Perring
          b 1884 WI  d 8-21-1960
      His son Louis A b 1902 d 4-12-1953 m 1926 Ruby
          b 1906 IL d 8-15-1938 Belvidere IL
  Son Charles's 3rd wife was Jennie Thorson b 1867 Norway
      d 4-25-1956 Shaker Height OH, bur Clinton Junction WI
  Dtr Carrie E's husband likely Harry Howe b 1850 WI
  Dtr Ada Adelia (Addie) m John Scott Bell who d 4-2-1905
  Son Franklin
      Son Adney L b 3-1890 WA d 12-9-1944 Vashon Is, WA
         m (1) Hazel Sawyer 1911  div c1919 
         m (2) Pearl B Hanover b 8-6-1887 OH d 9-25-1963 CA
         Son (Adney) Chester b 9-16-1914 d 5-8-1976 Mason MI
            m (1) Ruth - likely b 1912 d 2-9-1954 Seattle
            m (2) Alice - div c1949
            m (3) Phyllis Dunn m c1950  div c1969
            m (4)  ? - div a few months later
            m (5) Beryl S b 1913  d 7-5-1981 Aberdeen WA
                    she was a widow with grown children
         Son Claude Warren b 5-5-1892 Vashon Is WA
               d 5-6-1978 Burton WA
               He + wife plus Chester & Pearl bur Vashon Is Cem
            m 9-16-1928 in Seattle Consuelo Ramquist
                  b 2-26-1905 Seattle  d 5-21-1991 Olympia WA
               Son (Claude Warren Jr b 9-28-1933 unmarried
               Dtr Woodis Enid b 4-29-1936  m 8-28-1958 on
                   Vashon Is Glenn Sundstrom b 11-13-1925
                   Puyellup WA
               Dtr Claudia Maye b 10-18-1938
                   m 12-1971 Seattle  Ronald L Broughan - div '80

Best regards

Charlie Bibbins


Email from Charles Bibbins – Mar 2005

To: "Al Hart" <al.hart@renderplus.com>

Subject: Re: Bibbins family updates


Al -

Here is what I have on Rev Samuel and his descendants


Samuel Bibbins  b 9-1-1796 VT   d 5-19-1877 Romulus MI   - f   Luther 01 #


     m (1) Nancy ........   b 1792 CT d 7-16-1858 #


     m (2) Catherine   b 1800 Ireland    d 8-28-1862 #


     m (3) 12-8-1863   Ruth Tripp (widow)  in Canton MI - div 5-16-1870 (desertion)


   see next page for considerable biographical info on Samuel

         Elisha  b 6-9-1823 Warsaw NY (Genesee Co)  d 11-22-1875 Bedford MI #


                     see more below


         Margaret Ann  b 1827 NY d 5-15-1884 #


                m  9-8-1868 Wayne Co  William Howard  b 1834 PA


                Howard was a builder who developed the section of Romulus where


                       Samuel later lived - two of the roads were named Howard St and


                       Bibbins St


         James W  b 1831 NY  d 1-16-1858 buried Thayler Cem, Northville , MI


                m 2-13-1856 Wayne Co  Mary E Seeley


                         Mary likely was the Mary Bibbins who m Asa Grow 1859 -


                         a Mary Grow lv in Nankin Twp 1860 (without Asa) two pgs


                         from Rowland Bibbins


                on 12-11-1858 his property in Romulus was sold to Charles W Seeley


                     with Rowland Bibbins as witness.  Seeley sold it to Elisha 3-30-1859


         Laura Jerusha  b 1830 NY  d 7-24-1893 Grand Rapids MI


                m 1849  Samuel Blanchar Smith  b 5-27-1825 Lockport NY


                      He was an active Methodist minister for 46 years MI & OH, an


                      early  abolitionist and secretary of the 1st anti-slavery society in MI


        Rowland LBibbins b 1823 NY  d 6-29-1861   buried Thayler Cem, Northville


             lived alone in Ann Arbor MI in 1850 and in Nankin Twp MI in 1860


            There is only circumstantial evidence that Rowland is Samuel's son,


                but he certainly appears to have had close ties to James W


             m Eleanor C Winans 9-27-1853 in the Dutch Reformed Church of


                    Coxsackie NY   who was b 1824 NY - it would seem that she


                    met Rowland in MI but chose to get married in her home town


             Rowland and Eleanor  bought property in Romulus Twp 1-19-1860


                    with Elisha Bibbins as witness


             In 1870 and 1880 censuses and 1886 city directory for Ann Arbor


                    Eleanor and unmarried Ada lived together


                          Ada b 1856 MI

. In 1860 in Bedford MI   ten year old Matilda Bibbins lived with Rev Samuel


       and Catherine - the relationship is unknown & I have nothing else on her


 Jesse Bibbins was minister of the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Romulus in 1882


                       relationship and age unknown

           #  Buried Romulus Cemetery , Romulus MI

                                  Samuel Bibbins  - continued

 Enlisted in army in Saratoga 9-13-1814 as a substitute for uncle Calvin who had


    been drafted - served in Plattsburg NY as a drummer in Capt Josiah Perry's Co,


    Col John Prior's regiment of NY Militia and discharged there 12-12-1814 -


    received pension beginning in 1871 - claim no. SC 17333 & SO 7688


 Joined Methodist-Episcopal Church 1817 (Genesee Conference), received licence


    as preacher 1820-21, admitted into full connection with the church in 1823


 In 1828*  moved to Salem MI where he lived for several years and was a preacher


    within the Detroit Conference - In 1839  the Mich. Annual Conference under the


    leadership of the strongly pro-southern Bishop Joshua Soule refused to ordain


    Samuel Bibbins or Marcus Swift due to their strong abolitionist views. They thus


    left the Conf and formed a branch of the American Wesleyan Church (which was


                known to be very active in the Underground Railway) out of his cabinet shop in


                Plymouth .  Samuel brought nearly half of the  membership of his Northville church


                with him.   In 1867 Samuel and Elisha Bibbins and 5 other ministers rejoined the


                Conf in an emotional ceremony


 lv Salina NY 1820, likely Warsaw NY 1823, Salem MI 1828*, Plymouth MI 1839-1856,


    Romulus MI 1856 until his death -


 he bought several properties in Romulus 1856-60 (he also listed residences in Ida and


    Ontonagon MI)

*  1828 date not certain - not listed in 1830 MI census.  A Samuel Bivens listed in


   Middlesex, Yates Co. NY in 1830 census with children of the applicable age.


   A Rev "Charles" Bibbins was listed as the minister of the 2nd Methodist Church


   of Potter, Yates Co in 1829 in some anniversary publications.  Potter is next to


   Middlesex.  This could well be Rev Samuel.

Elisha Bibbins  b 6-9-1823 Warsaw NY   d 11-23-1875 Bedford MI #


                       f  Samuel (06) 1796


     m 1851 Caroline Cook  b 4-26-1829 Cattaragus Co NY   d 10-9-1904 #


                                   Ypsilanti MI


     itinerant Methodist preacher 1845-67 in MI  (in father's American Wesleyan


           Church) then joined Detroit Conf of Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867


           (along with Samuel)


     bought several properties in Romulus 1856-60 with Samuel as witness and


            vice versa


     In 1880 Caroline lv with niece Amelia Wells in Bedford Twp MI


             Samuel S  b 1853  Jackson MI  d 1912


                 m 1-1-1876 Augusta Twp MI  Lydia Ann Vedder


                           b 4-5-1856 Augusta Twp MI  d 6-5-1942 Chelsea MI


                 bur Highland Cem Ypsilanti plus Lydia


                 Ann Arbor twp supvr 1893 and 1895-1900


                 state tax commissioner 1905


                       Carrie E  b 1877   d 10-23-1938


                             m  1900 Arthur H Simpson  b 1871 England


             Nancy Lillian (Lillie) - likely was Elisha's dtr  b 1858 MI


                  m 2-24-1875 Francis G Terrill in Wayne Co MI - b 2-20-1844


                                   Northville MI   d 6-3-1922


                  lv Plymouth MI 1880

          #  Buried Romulus Cemetery , Romulus MI



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