Alwood Family

Levi Salsberry AlwoodAge: 70 years18261897

Name
Levi Salsberry Alwood
Birth October 13, 1826 23 27
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Birth of a brotherDavid William Alwood
August 22, 1833 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherDavid William Alwood
August 22, 1833 (Age 6 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherChristopher Columbus Alwood
1839 (Age 12 years)

MarriageDelila McQuillinView this family
July 29, 1849 (Age 22 years)
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Birth of a son
#1
William Edward Alwood
1851 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Ann Alwood
February 24, 1853 (Age 26 years)
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Could be 1854, TAK 1991

Birth of a daughter
#3
Lodeema “Aunt Deem” Alwood
1858 (Age 31 years)
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TAK 1991

Birth of a son
#4
David Edward Alwood
1861 (Age 34 years)
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TAK 1991

Birth of a son
#5
John C. Freemont Alwood
September 24, 1863 (Age 36 years)
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Birth of a daughter
#6
Alice Elsie “Elli” Alwood
1866 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge F. AllenMary Ann AlwoodView this family
1870 (Age 43 years)

Death of a daughterMary Ann Alwood
May 9, 1870 (Age 43 years)
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TAK 1991

Birth of a daughter
#7
Nellie Grace Alwood
1871 (Age 44 years)

Marriage of a childAdam Eugene ParkerLodeema “Aunt Deem” AlwoodView this family
1878 (Age 51 years)
Death of a fatherEphariam Kelly Alwood
February 26, 1883 (Age 56 years)
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Death of a sisterMary Ann Alwood
February 25, 1885 (Age 58 years)

Marriage of a childJohn C. Freemont AlwoodVirginia Kate “Jennie” WaltersView this family
November 1, 1885 (Age 59 years)
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Marriage of a childThomas J. TravisLodeema “Aunt Deem” AlwoodView this family
January 24, 1892 (Age 65 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth “Betsy” Salsbury
February 2, 1897 (Age 70 years)

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Occupation
Hotel Keeper/Town Politician Cass City, MI

Residence
Death 1897 (Age 70 years)

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Burial
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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 15, 1824Harrison Co., Ohio
2 years
himself
brother
elder sister
sister
sister
sister
sister
sister
sister
younger brother
Family with Delila McQuillin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 29, 1849Lucas Co., Ohio
14 years
son
-12 years
son
11 years
son
-2 years
daughter
14 years
daughter
-4 years
daughter
-13 years
daughter

BirthTAK 12/90
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Shared note

From The Family Alwood by Terry Klaus: Levi Salsberry was born October 13, 1826. in Harrison County Ohio, named for his uncle. On July 28, 1849, in Lucas County, Ohio he married Delilah McQuilling. Delilah being the daughter of David and Lydia (Switzer) McQuilling. As a young boy, Levi was given a common school education. The family all worked both on the farm and in the woods. Delilah's uncle owned a saw mill, just across the creek from the Salisbury Cemetery. In1861 Levi moved his family from Delta, Ohio to Tuscola County Michigan. They settled in the township of Elkland. He purchased land from Samuel Sherman on November 12, l861. In 1870, they moved to Indian Fields and lived on a farm near Caro where they remained until 1873. All of their seven children were born by this time, and they moved to Tennessee. They settled in Coffee County around Goose Pond. It seems this Alwood familymoved around a bit at this time. In 1876 they moved to Illinois wherethey lived for 2-3 years. In 1879 he returned to Tuscola County and a year later purchased 80 acres of land which he then traded for land in Cass City. In the fall of 1881 he traded again for land in Novesta. In a History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, Michigan it is stated that Levi and Delilah had 10 children, 9 of which were living in 1883. I've only uncovered the seven with no other names ever coming up. Levi was a hardworking, industrious man, working both farms and the woods. He kept ahotel in Cass City, and held all of the township offices except those of Supervisor and Justice of the Peace. He was also City Clerk for the Elkland Twp, 1863. 64, & 65; Commissioner of Highways 1864, 65, 66 and1869. Also Commissioner of Highways for the Novesta Twp. 1882.

Levi Salsberry died in 1897 and tho it isn't recorded, memories handed down to his grandson, Homer, who says he was killed by a horse, while hewas cleaning out the stalls. He either startled the horse, or accidently stuck him with the hay fork. Levi was found on the barn floor, dead of head injuries. It is recorded in the U.S. Census of 1900. that Delilah Alwood is living in Camden, Michigan with her daughter, Nellie Grace. Among family "letters, pictures and things", a picture post card of afamily home, addressed to Mrs. J. C. Alwood, Clyde, La. states "Ask Harryif he recognizes this. Why don't you write - have looked and looked for aletter. We are all well, mother is busy piecing quilts. Yours (can'tread one word) love, Grace." This card is postmarked September 16. 1907,from Camden. Seems some things never change when it comes to writingletters. Delilah died March 25, 1916. Both she and Levi are buried in asmall cemetery in Williams County, Ohio named the Malcomb Cemetery. In aconversation that Jana Props had with her grand-mother, Mrs. (Leola)Clark Willis Alwood, at Leola's home in Angola. Indiana, Leola mentionedan Alwood grave "down the road a piece" and that her husband Clark neverknew who they were, but thought perhaps they were " cousins". Jana andher mother Mary Theola (Alwood) Rodeffer, took the drive "down the road apiece" into Ohio, found the Malcomb Cemetery and located the graves ofLevi S. and Delilah Alwood. In asking around in 1983, we found out thatyears ago there had been a United Brethren church, just across thestreet, and that it had burnt down. The cemetery is also located on thehighway leading to Camden. The seven children of Levi and Delilah are:William, Mary, Lodemia. David Edward. John C. Freemont, Alice Elsie andNellie Grace.