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Daniel Letts

Lawrence E. Letts (View posts)
Posted: 960232691000
I am the great great grandson of Daniel Letts born 1793 of New Jersey. I am searching for his parent's names and his wife Susanna Maybee's mother's name and location of their residence in New York State between 1816 to 1848.

Daniel Letts

Elsie Saar (View posts)
Posted: 964161277000
There were Letts families in Schoharie County
New York in the 1800's. I have found a Daniel
Letts in Sharon, Schoharie County in 1820. My
limited info says he had a wife, a son and
a daughter, born between 1794 and 1804. I've
been researching Letts looking for the family
of Sebrina Letts, b 1828. So far I can't make
a connection to these other Letts. Hope this

Daniel Letts

Barbara Lewis (View posts)
Posted: 967737718000
Lawrence...oh my and I are researching the same person,...Daniel Letts born did you not excape my 100 or so queries out there on all the boards???? We must get in touch....can't seem to get your address from this message is: respond as soon as possible.
Barbara Lewis

Abraham Daniel Letts

Barbara Lewis (View posts)
Posted: 982256397000
Barbara, have just found your message about the Daniel Letts you are researching. Daniel Letts first wife Suzanna (no last name known) married 11/28/1816 born 5/5/1799 Seneca County New York, died 12/1827 New York. children of first marriage Edward Letts b.10/4/1820 Seneca Co., d.6/21/1881,Gratiot Co.Mich.; Edward Letts b.1/11/1818Seneca Co NY,d.same day; Elizabeth Jane Letts,b.11/7/1819; Sarah Ann Letts b.4/14/1822,d.11/15/1882; Daniel George Letts b.7/9/1825,d.unknown; William Letts b.2/15/1827,d.8/13/1827 Seneca Co.; Daniel Sears b.1828 Seneca Co.NY,d.2/28/1875 Clinton Co.Mich. 2nd.wife, my great gr. grandmother, Suzanne Maybee, m.Daniel 1832 Seneca Co.NY; 1st born Nicholas b.1/22/1834 Seneca Co.NY, d.9/20/1867 clinton Co. Mich.; Mary Letts b.12/15/1836 Seneca Co NY, d.1/31/1865 Elsie MI, Clinton Co.Mich.; Nelson Fort Letts b.10/12/1839 Seneca Co., NY, d.12/18/1864 of disease serving in Mi.1st. Calvery Civil War. buried in Elsie Village Cemetery Clinton Co. Mich.; Abner Maybee Letts b.4/28/1843 Farmington Seneca Co. NY, d.5/15/1933 buried Riverside Cemetery, Clinton Co., Elsie, MI., also serv. 5 yrs. in Mi. 1st Calvery, Civil War, survived many battles including Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Bloody Angle. Served under General Custer;he is my great grandfather;Horace G. Letts b.7/1/1846, Seneca Co NY, d.12/16/1911, Suzanne Letts b.6/18/1848, Seneca Co. NY, d. 9/22/1852, Elsie Village Cemetery, Clinton Co. MI.; James P. Letts b.11/8/1850, Clinton Co. MI. d.9/23/1852 buried Elsie Village Cemetery Clinton Co. MI.; Susan Letts b.4/26/1853 Elsie Clinton Co. MI. buried Elsie Village Cemetery, d.within year of birth. It is believed by substantial verbal history Daniel Letts had a brother named Abraham born in approx. 1783. I have tried to find the parents of Daniel and Abraham through the NY and N Jersey census records but I have not found proof to link them. Have lots more investigative work to do. If this puzzle is solved it will have to be done by us the living relatives. professional geneology research people in the past have failed. I feel the answer to the riddle lies in a small church somewhere in NY or NJ that our anchesters belonged to at the time of their children's birth. These were Christian people and although there might not be public record there has to be some church records or living family history left that has been passed down from other branches of the family. That all I have time for now. Thank you for answering my posting. Larry

Daniel Letts

Barbara Lewis (View posts)
Posted: 982256940000
The response signed Larry I realized I forgot to give you my e-mail address.


Re: Abraham Daniel Letts

Rodger Ibach (View posts)
Posted: 1043950082000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Letts
I read your Dec. 15, 2001 posting regarding Daniel Letts. My g, g, g grandfather, Abraham b. 1783 in New Jersey and moved to NY State. Had seven children from wife Eliza (last name unknown) including my g,g grandfather Abram. He married Sabrina Fuller, who had 5 children including my g grandfather, George, who married Emma Slater. Can provide more information on decendants of Abraham if you are interested. Like you, I cannot determine parents of Abraham.

Re: Letts

Posted: 1043959803000
Classification: Query
Do you know if Abraham had any siblings or where in NJ he was born?

I have an Elizabeth Letts b. Oct. 15, 1793. I believe she was born in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. to Lewis and Mary Letts. She married her older step-brother about 1810. They moved to Lyon Twp., Oakland Co., Michigan in 1832. I know that other Letts families soon followed to the same area. Their are both Dunlaps and Letts buried in the South Lyon Cemetery.

Elizabeth's mother, Mary, married Robert Dunlap about 1810 and died 9 May, 1814; believe she is buried with Lewis Letts in Ulysses, Tompkins Co., NY.

Kelly Dunlap

Re: Abraham Letts

Posted: 1178120868000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Letts, Potter
Did your Abraham Letts then move to Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

I am interested o what you have on him and his decendants.

David Fisher and Frank Little, editors., Compendium of history and biography of Kalamazoo County, Mich., Chicago [Ill.] : A.W. Bowen & Co., [1906].
The late Hon. Allen Potter, of Kalamazoo, was a man distinguished in business circles and political affairs throughout southern Michigan. In every undertaking of his busy and useful life he succeeded well, and the various enterprises with which he was connected were many and important. His life began in Saratoga county, N. Y., on October 2, 1818, and he was the son of Elisha and Maria (Allen) Potter, both born and reared in New York state. The father was a farmer there and for a number of years a manufacturer of woolen fabrics. In his later life he moved to Hillsdale county, Mich., and settled near Moscow on a farm, which he afterward disposed of and took up his residence with his son at Kalamazoo, where he died. He was a son of Dr. Stephen Potter, a surgeon in the United States army during the war of 1812 and a well known physician of the state of New York. Hon. Allen Potter, the only child of his parents, was reared and educated in his native county, and there he learned his trade as a tinner and worked at it seven years. In 1838 he became a resident of Michigan, and here he followed his craft in a number of different places, among them Jonesville, in Hillsdale county, and later at Homer, at each place remaining several years. In June, 1845, he moved to Kalamazoo and opened a small hardware store and tin shop, and from this small beginning he built up an extensive trade which he conducted successfully in connection with a blast furnace. For some time he was in partnership with Mr. Woodbury, and afterward with Mr. Parsons and others. Subsequently he retired from active business pursuits in these lines and devoted his attention to private banking and afterward became vice-president of the Michigan National Bank. He also held stock in the gas company and, in company with Mr. Woodbury and Mr. Walter, purchased and owned the first plant. He was ever alive to the commercial interests of his city, in a number of other enterprises of value to the community and advantage to its people. Taking an active part in politics as a Republican. He was chosen to represent his county in the lower house of the state legislature and afterward as a representative of his district in the congress of the United States. In legislative work he exhibited the same energy, capacity and breadth of view that distinguished him in private business and displayed besides a wide and accurate knowledge of public affairs that made him a valuable member of the bodies to which he was sent as a representative.. Locally, although he did not desire or seek public office, he served as president of the village and afterward as the first mayor of the city. He died on May 8, 1885, in the full maturity and vigor of his powers and with apparently many years of usefulness yet before him. In September, 1845, he married with Miss Charity P. Letts, a daughter of Abraham and Eliza (Smith) Letts, both natives of New York. The family moved to Michigan in 1835 and settled near Homer, Calhoun county, where the father engaged in farming. He died in Kalamazoo. His father was John Letts, a native of New Jersey and a soldier in the war of the Revolution in a New Jersey regiment in which he served seven years. In the service he had many narrow escapes from violent death and often was obliged to have recourse to skillful strategem to save himself, being employed in a measure in the secret service of the army. He died at a good old age in Orleans county, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Potter had three children. Their son. Allen Potter. Jr,. died in 1883. The daughters, Mrs. May Knight and Mrs. Lillie Gardner, live in Kalamazoo.".

Re: Abraham Daniel Letts

Posted: 1271634058000
Classification: Query
Larry, are you the "Lawrence" that has posted previous messages about Daniel Letts? You have provided the missing key....saying that Abraham is the brother of Daniel, and I have the father of Abraham so knowing that we can go forward....
Get back with me...hoping you still have the same address.
Barbara Lewis
lewisroots at comcast dot net

Re: Abraham Daniel Letts

Posted: 1375932872000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Daniel Letts, Lawrence E Letts
Barbra, My name is Robert Letts. I am the son of Lawrence E. Letts that you messaged back in 2010. My father was the one posting about Daniel Letts. Unfortunately, My father (Lawrence) passed away in Dec. 2008. I'm not sure how I even found this message, but it sounds like you may have the missing name he searched so long for. I hope very much to speak with you about this.
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