John Gale (1765-1836)
Martha ???? (1762-1831)
John Gale Sr. lived in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County NY. He had settled in "the Marcellus end of town" before 1807.
John and Martha's children were:
John Gale 1799-1852 m. Chloe Grinnell Samuel Gale 1785-1864 m. Sally Manley Richard Gale Mary Gale m. Zebulon Davis
John Gale (1799-1852)
Chloe Grinnell (1801-1876)
Chloe was born 17 Jun 1801 in Oriskany NY. This was her second marriage. She had married, first, Relly Tinkham in Onondaga County NY in 1821. Relly Tinkham was a son of Daniel and Adah Tinkham.
Chloe and Relly lived in Barre Twp, Orleans County NY and had two sons:
Stephen Tinkham There is no record except that he died in Michigan. The 1870 Census of Pokagon Twp. lists Stephen W. Tinkham, born NY, age 46 (1825); wife Jane and daughter Sarah C. Tinkham. Relly Tinkham Jr. b. 5 Mar 1826. He married 1 Jan 1848 Lucinda Allison. Relly was a Captain in the Civil War. They had two children.
Relly was killed by a falling tree 21 Nov 1827. He was 27 years old, and Chloe was 25.
Chloe then returned to Onondaga County, and on 21 Feb 1828, she married (2nd) John Gale Jr.
Their family consisted of four children, all born in Onondaga County NY, between the years 1830 and 1838.
Theodore Gale b. 21 Feb 1830. The 1880 Census of Dowagiac MI lists him as age 48 keeping a hotel on Beeson Street. His wife was Effie, age 26. Theodore died 31 Aug 1898. Jane Gale b. 1831. She married Hiram Patchin. The 1870 Census of Pokagon lists Hiram as 43 (b. ca. 1827), carpenter. Jane is 38 with son Relly Patchin, age 6. John Wesley Gale b. 20 Nov 1836. He married Roxanna ?, and died in Sumnerville, Pokagon Twp MI 6 Dec 1927. The Census lists him as a carpenter. Mary Gale b. 29 Aug 1838. She married Andrew Jackson Kibler on 1 Jan 1857. Mary died in Sumnerville 20 Jun 1920, and Andrew 6 Feb 1908.
John Gale died in Onondaga County in 1852 at age 53. Chloe was then 51 and Mary was 14 years old.
Sometime during the next four years, Chloe and her children moved from New York to the tiny community of Sumnerville (near Dowagiac) Michigan. Why or how this move came about is not known. It seems most likely that she may have traveled with Tinkham and Patchin families, or that she left to live with these families who were already living in Michigan.
That they were intermarried and thus very close is evidenced by census records for Sumnerville, Cass County, Michigan. Gales, Tinkhams and Patchins were living close to each other from 1850 on. Relly Tinkham is a name that appears very frequently.
Mary Gale (1838-1920)
Andrew Jackson Kibler (1831-1908)
In 1857, when Mary was 18, she married Andrew Jackson Kibler.
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