Nelson Sutherland

Male 1840 - 1894  (54 years)


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  • Name Nelson Sutherland 
    Born 18 Aug 1840  Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1894  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • NELSON SUTHERLAND.

      The gentleman who is at the present time responsible to the corporation of Ann Arbor for the condition of its streets, is he whose name is at the head of this sketch. He was born in Pittsfield Township, five and a half miles south of Ann Arbor, August 18, 1840. He is a son of Langford and Lydia (McMichael) Sutherland, both natives of New York and born near Penn Yan. Our subject's parents came to Washtenaw County in 1832 and settled where their son Nelson was born. They there secured a farm of four hundred and twenty acres and made that their home until June 1861.

      The decease of our subject's father occurred June, 1864 when at the age of sixty-two years; his widow is still living at the old home place and is now eighty-five years of age and in spite of her advanced years has retained her faculties to a remarkable degree and is an interesting as well as a well-preserved woman. Our subject is one of a family of eight children, he being the sixth in order of birth. He lived at home until reaching his majority and then engaged in farming on a tract of eighty acres remaining there until he was twenty-five years of age, during which time he had added to his original purchase until it comprised two hundred and ten acres. This he sold out before removing to the town.


      Quoted from The Portrait and Biographical Collection of Washtenaw County, Biographical Publishing Company, 1891

    Person ID I21007  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father Langford T. Sutherland,   b. 23 Jan 1802, Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1865, Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Lydia McMichael,   b. 6 Mar 1806, Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1892, Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1825 
    Family ID F5933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gabriella Rorabacher,   b. 1846,   d. 1925  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1866  Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ada Sutherland,   b. 1869,   d. 27 Mar 1955  (Age 86 years)
     2. Frank L. Sutherland,   b. Abt 1872
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F8244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1840 - Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1866 - Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1894 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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