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Lemuel Southwick

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  • Name Lemuel Southwick  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 3 December 1792  Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Cemetery Riverside-North Cemetery  [5
    Death Notice October 17, 1873, Cleveland Plain Dealer, p. 2
    FROM MAYFIELD
    MAYFIELD, Oct. 10, 1873
    EDS. PLAIN DEALER: We are called upon to announce the death of one of the oldest citizens of the town, Mr. Samuel Southwick, who died at his residence at Wilson’s Mills in Mayfield, on Sunday, October 5th. Mr. Southwick was born at Adams, Mass., on the 3rd of December 1792, and was consequently nearly eighty-one years of age at the time of his death. He came to Cuyahoga county in the year 1834 and was among the first settlers of the town. Nowithstanding the hardships and privations with which the early settlers had to undergo, Mr. Southwick through perseverance and economy, succeeded in making a comfortable property, and had the satisfaction of seeing his children--three sons and one daughter--comfortably settled in life, two of the sons having died some years ago, leaving a son and daughter to comfort him in his declining years. He was living with his second wife at the time of his death, his first wife having departed this life seventeen years and on day before him. He was a man that was noted for integrity, brightness and fair dealding, a man of enterprise and public spirit he was a man with many friedns and he had but few enemies. He will be much missed in the community where he lived. He was a firm believer in the Christian religion, he being many years a member of the United Brethren church. He died in the ???, “Though the earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, he had a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death. His funeral was largely attended on Tuesdday, the 7th, inst. at the United Brethren church, at Wilson’s Mills. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. B. Goodrich, pastor of the M. E. Church, who preached a very able discourse from the last clause of the twelfth verse of the fourth chapter of Amos. 
    Residence(s) 1800: Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
    1820-34: Adams, Massachusetts
    1834-1870: Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
    1874: Section 38, 1.5 acres south of the Chagrin River in Wilson’s Mills.  [3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Died 5 October 1873  Wilson’s Mills, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • or 1873
    Buried Gates Mills, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Person ID I8835  Angus Saline's Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 December 2010 

    Father Asa Southwick,   b. 3 August 1766, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Lydia Sherman,   b. 1768 
    Married 1787  Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Family ID F6132  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Rhoda Arnold,   b. 14 August 1793, Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 October 1856, Bainbridge, Ross Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1814  [2
    Children 
     1. Jerome Southwick,   b. 20 November 1814,   d. before 1873  (Age < 58 years)
    +2. Lucien Southwick,   b. 19 July 1816, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 April 1867  (Age 50 years)
     3. Lydia Southwick,   b. 9 August 1820
     4. William A. Southwick,   b. 10 May 1830, Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 October 1915, Mayfield Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F6131  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Julia A. Hart,   b. about 1814, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 April 1871  Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6135  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Found an IGI that shows he was born in Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts on the same day and to the same parents. Found an IGI that shows Lemuel was born in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts on the same day.

      Lemuel Southwick moved from Adams, Mass., to Ohio in the spring of 1834. The two oldest boys drove a team thorugh, and the rest went by canal and lake, which took about three weeks.

      Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 8, 1856, p. 3
      CUYAHOGA DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER SIXTH, 1856--The Convention met at the old Court House at 10 1.2 o’clock A. M., pursuant to the call of A. Hughes, Chairman of Central Committee, when the following officers were appointed: Arthur Hughes, Chairman, I. L. Gleason and D. W. Cross, Secretaries.
      On motion, the Chairman appointed the following committee on Credentials:
      John A. Wheller, C. W. Heard and W. B. Hillman. The committe reported the following named delegates from the several Wards and Townships of the city and county:
      ...TOWNSHIPS...Mayfield...Lemuel Southwick...

      Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 12, 1856, p. 3
      COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTE.--The following is the list of the County Central Committee appointed at the Democratic Convention:
      TOWNSHIP MEMBERS
      ...; Mayfield, Lemuel Southwick;...

      Southwick House
      The Southwick House is a landmark of the Chagrin River Valley. It adjoins the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club where it serves as a museum for the Gates Mills Historical Society. The Southwick house was built about 1834 by Lemuel Southwick, who, with his wife Rhoda Arnold, came from New York State by canal to Buffalo, and then to Cleveland on the Walk-in-the-Water--the first steamship to ply the waters of Lake Erie. In the fall of 1821, on her last trip of the season, the Walk-in-the-Water was wrecked near Buffalo in a terrible storm while all her passengers were at supper.
      The Southwick family met at the family homestead in January 1999, in Gates Mills, to attend the funeral of an aunt. They used the occasion to reminisce, from stories they had heard, about the early days and hardships of living on a farm in pre-Civil War days in Ohio.
      The senior Southwicks recalled from their parents that children occupied the one large bedroom on the second floor of the home. Children under the age of three were designated to sleep in cradles outside the bathroom, and only after their birthday would they be allowed to join their older siblings. The parents slept in the other small bedroom.
      The family gave the historical society a large carpenter’s wooden tool box made and used by Peleg Sherman in his sawmill. They also donated a large cast key for the historic sawmill.
      In attendance were Linda Southwick Morse, Lydia Southwick, Chris Southwick, Brad and Terry Southwick, and descendents of the Sherman family. [3, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2206] IGI, Lucien Southwick Individual Record.

    2. [S2208] IGI, Lemuel Southwick Individual Record.

    3. [S2214] ((Salem, Massachusetts: J. H. Choate & Co., Printers, 1881)).

    4. [S2431] .

    5. [S592] Cleveland Necrology File.

    6. [S2230] Asa Southwick 1800 U.S. Census.

    7. [S2228] Lemuel Southwick 1820 U.S. Census.

    8. [S2229] Lemuel Southwick 1830 U.S. Census.

    9. [S2211] Lemuel Southwick 1850 U.S. Census.

    10. [S2212] Wm Southwick 1860 U.S. Census.

    11. [S2213] W Southwick 1870 U.S. Census.

    12. [S2243] IGI, Asa Southwick Individual Record.

    13. [S2462] (Arcadia Publishing).


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