Friday, April 1, 2011

Candace Calesta Richmond

6051. CANDACE CALESTA RICHMOND 8, (William D. 7, George 6, Edward 5, Perez 4, Silvester 2, Edward 2, John 1) was born in Riga, N. Y., July 25, 1830.  She married first, April 2, 1854, William H. McGinnis.  He was born in Ulster County, N. Y., in 1834.  He enlisted in the Thirtieth Michigan Regiment, December 23, 1864, and was honorably discharged June 23, 1865.  He was drowned, December 7, 1867, while crossing Bald Eagle Lake on the ice.  She married, secondly, May 1, 1876 ( married 1 May 1870 in Genesee Co., Michigan), at Ortonville, Mich., Taylor H. Stewart.  He was born in 1810 and died January 5, 1874 (sic; died in 1884).  She resided in Ortonville, Oakland County, Mich., in 1896.  They had no children.

In 1900 Candace Stewart, a milliner, born August 1831, was living in Brandon Twp., Oakland County, Michigan, as head of household with a transient person living with her.

United States Census, 1880
Residence:     Ortonville, Oakland, Michigan
    T Stewart     M     72
    Candace C. Stewart     F     47

In 1870 Candace was enumerated as Candace Stewart and living in the household with Stuart Taylor (Taylor Stewart's name was transposed in the census).

In 1860 Candiz McGinnis, age 28, born in NY, was living in Oakland County, Michigan, with her farmer husband, William, age 27, who was also born in New York.

Candace (Candy) Richmond was living with her parents and siblings in 1850 in Groveland, Oakland Co., Michigan (enumerated as Richards).
Residence:     Groveland, Oakland, Michigan
    William Richards     M     42y
    Betsy Richards     F     42y
      Candy C Richards     F     18y
    William G Richards     M     16y
    Benjamin Richards     M     13y
    Adorah L Richards     F     10m

Candace Richmond's second husband, Taylor Stewart, age 53, was living with first wife Melinda, age 50, and Merton Stewart, age 23, as well as others in Oakland County in 1860.

In  the 1850 Census:
Residence:     Independence, Oakland, Michigan
      Taylor H Stewart     M     43y
    Melinda C Stewart     F     41y
    George Stewart     M     20y
    Cordelia S Stewart     F     19
    Murton S Stewart     M     14

Taylor Stewart was listed as a one time property owner of the following properties in Clarkston, Oakland Co., Michigan, here, here, here and here as part of Clarkston's online walking tour.

Candace C. (Richmond) Stewart died 4 January 1911 in Oakland County, Michigan.  Her date of birth on her death record was listed as 28 Aug 1831.  She was living in the Eastern Michigan Asylum (Pontiac) at the time of her death.  She was buried in Ortonville Cemetery.  There is a picture of Candace C. (Richmond) Stewart at FindAGrave here

Candace C. Richmond was a Mayflower descendant as were all of the descendants of Silvester and Elizabeth (Rogers) Richmond.  Silvester was a son of Edward Richmond, who is also my ancestor.

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