Nelson Sutherland1840 - 1894 (54 years)
Name Nelson Sutherland Birth 18 Aug 1840 Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Gender Male Death 30 Nov 1894 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA 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
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Father Langford T. Sutherland, b. 23 Jan 1802, Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, USA d. 21 Jan 1865, Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA (Age 62 years) Mother Lydia McMichael, b. 6 Mar 1806, Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, USA d. 18 Dec 1892, Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA (Age 86 years) Marriage Abt 1825 Family ID F5933 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Gabriella Rorabacher, b. 1846 d. 1925 (Age 79 years) Marriage 26 Nov 1866 Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Children + 1. Ada Sutherland, b. 1869 d. 27 Mar 1955 (Age 86 years) 2. Frank L. Sutherland, b. Abt 1872 Family ID F8244 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 1 Jun 2013
- NELSON SUTHERLAND.
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