Name: Stephen MACK
Given Name: Stephen
_AKA: Stephen Andrew MACK
Birth: 15 Jun 1766 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, now USA
Death: 11 Nov 1826 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA
Burial: Nov 1826 Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA
(Col.) Stephen MACK was the founder of Pontiac, Michigan; veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
According to many researchers, his middle name was Andrew, but I'm not sure what the source is for this assertion, nor whether there is any proof. It may be a result of confusion with an Andrew MACK (1780-1854), not known to be related, who was mayor of Detroit, MI in 1834. Andrew MACK was born in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut in 1780 (son of Andrew & Sarah Mack) and came to Detroit from Cincinnati, Ohio, and died 12 July 1854.
"The Remarkable Life of Stephen Mack...", written by his sister Lucy Mack Smith, can be found at http://www.meridianmagazine.com/jsbicentennial/050714lucy4.html or at http://www.centerplace.org/history/misc/jsp.htm (chapter 4)
While staying with her brother Stephen at Tunbridge, VT, Lucy Mack met and married Joseph Smith (Sr.). Lucy's brother Stephen furnished Lucy with a dowry which her father could not provide. The thousand dollars he and his business partner gave her just after her marriage made the girl (considering that this was Vermont in 1796) a virtual heiress. After going west, Stephen Mack made a fortune in Detroit and left an estate worth fifty thousand dollars at his death (over 1 million in today's dollars).
Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac
"Colonel Stephen Mack, who managed the Pontiac Company and was in 1818 one of the village's first settlers, was reinterred here, as was his daughter, Lovina, who was the first white settler to die in Pontiac. Mack's grave is one of six belonging to veterans of the American Revolution."
Mack, Col. Stephen, b. Jun 15, 1766, d. Nov 11, 1826 age 60 yrs (founder of Pontiac, Michigan and Revolutionary War Veteran)
Gravestone photo and biography at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27079931
see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Mack%2C_Sr.
A nice biography of Stephen Mack, published in 1877, is online at http://oakland.genwebsite.net/documents/B79AA2D48ADF411303578A4AFD452B9EF1483C5C.html
from the book THE PROGENITORS AND DESCENDANTS OF COL. STEPHEN MACK AND TEMPERENCE [sic] BOND MACK, as related to the David Cooper and Rollin Sprague Families, by Locke A. Sprague (1975, Milwaukee, Wis.), pages 9-16:
STEPHEN MACK SR. 4 (Solomon 3, Ebenezer 2, John 1)
b. 15 Jan. 1766, Marlow, N.H., d. 11 Nov 1826, Pontiac, Mich.(vr-Ob)
m.- . .1788, TEMPERENCE BOND, b. 8 Sep. 1771, Gilsum, N.H. d. 5 Sep. 1850, Salt Lake City, buried in City Cemetery. (mar).
These dates seem correct. Other records, 28 Sep. 1771 and 15 Sep. 1850.
"She [Temperance] was the daughter of Rev. Stephen Bond & Mary (Yemmons) Bond. Stephen, son of Wm. Bond, was b. Feb. 1728, Hebron, Conn., d. 28 Nov. 1819, Gilsum, N.H. He and his father served in the French & Indian Wars and he served in the Revolution 1776-80. He m.-Mary Yemmons 9 Nov. 1752. They moved to Gilsum about 1769.
Mary Yemmons b. 1731, Hebron or New London, Conn., d. 29 Aug. 1819, Gilsum, N.H. She was a very active Christian. (Ref. -N.Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. vol. 58; Gilsum Gen.; BS)
"Stephen was not yet fifteen when he enlisted in the Continental Army from the town of Montague, Mass. He served 1781-84. He also was engaged, it is said, with his father and brother Jason in privateering operations. His interest in military matters continued and he later became a colonel of Vermont Militia. At enlistment he is described as: age sixteen, stature 5'4", complexion light, occupation farmer.
"About 1792 Stephen and his family; Fanny, Ruth and Rhoda who were born in Gilsum, moved to Tunbridge, Vt. He set up a tinning and mercantile business in nearby Chelsia with John MUDGET. When his sister Lucy married Joseph Smith, Mudget gave her a check for $1000. Stephen also built a tavern at the "branch". It was known as the "white house" because it was the first painted house in the area.
"In 1807 Stephen came to Michigan, leaving the family in Tunbridge. In 1816 they moved to Norwich, Vt. for better educational facilities. At the Vermont Military College here, son Almon received training that made him a prominent officer in the Michigan Militia later.
"In Detroit Stephen entered upon a partnership with Thomas Emerson, who remained in Vermont. He occupied a comfortable two story building on Jefferson Street. The business prospered and he opened what was then a fine store, also on Jefferson.
"During the War of 1812 he served in the Michigan Volunteer Militia, Ju.28 to Aug.16. Gen Hull put him in command of a company as Captain. He was present at the surrender of Detroit to the British, and is said to have broken his sword rather than surrender it. Because of his reputation and influence with the troops, the British took him prisoner and confined him at Quebec for some time.
"In 1816 Emerson sold out to Shubael Conant. The firm of Mack and Conant did a large business in furs and merchandise. David Cooper became chief clerk. (q.v.). They were very strong financially but many of their large claims against the Government were rejected, resulting in heavy losses.
"He was a trustee of the village of Detroit, supervisor 1816-18 and a director of the Bank of Michigan. He was also a member of the Legislative Council of 9 in Detroit in 1824.
In 1818 his daughter Lovicy [Lovisa] came from Norwich, Vt. to care for Col. Mack's household in Detroit. About 1819 his son Stephen Jr. joined him for a time in fur trading, before going to Illinois where he traded with the Indians for many years and founded Macktown, now Rockton, Ill.(q.v.)
"Until the survey of public lands in 1816-17, little was known of the land north of Detroit, Oakland County. It was opened for settlement in 1818. Col. Mack became interested in its possibilities and on 5 Nov. 1818 the Pontiac Co. was formed for the purchase of land and laying out of a town.
Besides Mack, who was agent, the partners were: William Woodbridge, Benjamin Stead, Archibald Darragh, David C. McKinstry, Henry I. Hunt, Andrew G. Whitney, Solomon Sibley, Abraham Edwards, William Thompson, John L. Whiting, Alexander McComb, Daniel LeRoy, Austin E. Wing, James Fulton.
"An interesting bit of history came about because the Pontiac Co. donated land for a jail and court house to Oakland County. However the deed, conveyed by Col. Mack, 30 June 1823, stipulated that the land was for this use only, otherwise to revert to the the estates of the donors. Because of Pontiac's growth the sites became unsuited for these purposes and too valuable to abandon. A complicated suit was entered in 1926 to set aside any possible claims of known or unknown heirs. This was done and Oakland Co. now has a new court house.
Pontiac was designated as county seat of Oakland Co. by Gov. Cass, 28 Mar. 1820, incorporated as a village 20 Mar. 1837 and a city 15 Mar. 1861. Fire 30 Apr. 1840 razed the business area.
"Col. Mack promoted a number of business enterprises during the next few years:
1818 Contructed the turnpike road from Detroit to Pontiac at his own expense. He formed a company to contruct and operate a number of mills in Pontiac.
1819 Built a dam on the Clinton River, a saw mill and a blacksmith shop.
1820-21 Bult a flouring mill, first in the county.
1823 Built a distillery next to the flouring mill.
1824 Built a small woolen mill, a great convenience to the settlers. Also built a grist mill at Rochester.
"Col. Mack's Pontiac investments put a heavy strain on the firm of Mack and Conant in 1820. It was anticipated that this would soon be corrected. But together with the losses on government contracts, Mack was still in debt to the company at his death in 1826.
He had acquired much valuable real estate in Detroit, some of which was transferred to David Cooper for his services. At one time he owned two lake vessels.
"In 1822 Col. Mack brought the rest of his family from Norwich to Detroit. Almon took charge of his father's books and in time managed the Pontiac business.
"(His daughter) Lovina and Elvira Jamieson, a ward of the family, went to Pontiac and kept house for the Colonel. In 1820 Mack had erected a large building in front of the flouring mill for a dwelling and office. In 1823 he moved his family here from Detroit. Those still at home must have been his wife, Temperance, daughters Fanny, Lovina, Almira, Achsah and sons Almon and John.
"Stephen Mack died at Pontiac 11 Nov. 1826. He was buried on his own land, as were Lovina, Mary and Fanny.
In July 1907 the Gen. Richardson Chapter D.A.R. had them reburied on a hill in Oak Hill Cemetery and erected a monument to his memory.
"Almon and John administered his estate which was involved in the collapse of the Bank of Michigan. Stephen was on bond for the cashier, James McClosky, who defaulted for a large sum. He also was in debt to Mack and Conant. This absorbed his entire estate except for his wife's dowry (said to be $50,000). The children received little, if anything.
"Col. Mack was a self made man, lacking much formal education. He saw to it that his children benefitted from the best schools in New England. He had great natural ability. A commanding person with powerful frame and strong will, great physical energy and excellent judgement in practical matters, he was highly respected and influential in the community. He was genial, a kind and providing husband and father. His efforts in promoting the best interest of the new country and his outstanding ability endeared him to his fellow citizens. (Ref.: Hist. of Oakland Co.; T.D. Seeley-News Clippings; Burton Hist. Coll.; Detroit Pub. Library- Mass. S & S v. 10, p. 109).
CHILDREN OF STEPHEN AND TEMPERENCE (BOND) MACK [note: this is still part of THE PROGENITORS AND DESCENDANTS OF COL. STEPHEN MACK AND TEMPERENCE [sic] BOND MACK, as related to the David Cooper and Rollin Sprague Families, by Locke A. Sprague (1975, Milwaukee, Wis.), pages 9-16]:
i. Fanny - b. 18 Sep. 1789, Gilsum, N.H., d. 10 May 1838, -buried Pontiac; m.- ....1828-9, Rochester Mich. David DORT (v.r.; grave marker, census 1830; ch. rec.).
ii. Ruth - b. ....1791/2, Gilsum. d. 1859 (age 58 in 1850-VCS). m.-10 Oct. 1809 Benjamin C. STANLEY (VCS).
iii. Rhoda - b. ....1791/2, Gilsum, twin of Ruth) d. 14 Oct 1848 age 56 (grave marker), Pontiac.
m.- 14 Feb. 1813?, Tunbridge, Vt. Asher BUCKLAND. He was b. 1789, d. 6 Jun. 1842 age 53 (marker) Pontiac. CHILDREN: Don Carlos b. 22 Aug. 1813 d. 23 Sep. 1888; Harriet Mack b. 1817 d. 10 Dec. 1849 age 32 (marker) m.-29 Apr. 1835 Pontiac to J.R. WHITTEMORE, she was his second wife. (His first wife was Achsah MACK).
iv. Mary (Polly) b. 4 Sep 1793, Tunbridge. (v.r.). d. 19 Nov. 1827 (A. Mack to D. Cooper, letter on 19th.) (grave marker says she died 26 Nov. which is incorrect). m.- 2 June. 1813, Tunbridge ?, David DORT. He was born 6 Jan 1793, Surry, N.H., d. 10 Mar 1840, Nauvoo, Ill. He was a Morman Elder.
v. Lovicy (Lovisa) - b. 13 Sep. 1795, Tunbridge. d. 6 Jan. 1874, Detroit. m.- 29 Dec. 1820, Detroit, David COOPER. (v.r., ob, news items) (See Cooper Genealogy).
vi. Lovina - b. 13 Sep 1795, Tunbridge (twin of Lovicy). d. 2 Sep 1823, Pontiac. She was the first white adult to die in Oakland County. Unmarried.*
vii. Stephen Jr. - b. 2 Feb. 1798, Tunbridge (v.r.). d. 10 Apr 1850, Pecotonic (Macktown), Ill.
m.- about 1829, Grand Detour, Ill., HONONEGAH, a Potawatomi princess, daughter of Chief Gah. Later their marriage was legalized by a civil ceremony. She was a devoted wife and mother and held in high esteem for her service to the needy and sick in the community. She died Sept. 1847. They had 11 children, two dying as infants.
Stephen married (2) Mrs. DANIELS, a widow, 24 Feb. 1848, His overriding concern was the welfare of his children. (Letters to his sister Lovicy).
Stephen Jr. was educated at Dartmouth College and served a mercantile apprenticeship in Boston, where illness interrupted his studies in 1818. In 1819 he joined his father in Detroit, trading in furs, was employed by the American Fur Co. and finally located in northern Illinois, trading for furs which he sold in Chicago. He had many friends and some enemies among the Indians and used his infulence to keep peace with the Winnebagos during the Blackhawk War. He also helped the defense of Fort Dearborn.
By 1835 Mack had acquired 1000 acres where the Pecatonica River enters the Rock. This became Macktown. Here he raised his family, established a profitable trading post, and participated in civic affairs. After Mack's death the town gradually disintegrated, whereas Rockton, more advantageously located across the Rock River, prospered. (Ref: Rockton Hist. Soc.; letters of Stephen Mack to his sister Lovicy; Mack Biog., Olds, Rockton 1968; Ob., Rockford Forum, 1850.). For more complete biography see (OLDS).
CHILDREN of STEPHEN and HONONEGAH [I have renumbered these A,B,C, etc. to avoid confusion with the children of Stephen Sr.]:
A. Infant, died in infancy
B. Rosa, b. 14 Nov. 1830, m. a Mr. LEONARD. Both mutes. Taught in school for mutes, Jacksonville, Ill.
C. Mary,- b. 15 Jul. 1832, d. Jul. 1917, St. Paul, Minn.
m.- 1. Charles STOLKER. They had five children.
m.- 2. Isaac Justin TERRILL, Cree & French.d.1878. They had three children.
D. William Harrison MACK- b. 27 Jul. 1834, Kashkonong, Wis.
m.- Julia STOLKER, sister of Charles. They had two children before leaving Macktown.
E. Lousia* MACK- b. 6 May 1836, Pecatonic.
m.- Ladawick CURTIS. They had six children.
F. Thomas Hartzell MACK - b. 9 Feb. 1838, Pecatonic. Went to Michigan after father's death. He lived near his sisters, Matilda and Caroline. One son.
G. Henry Clay MACK - b. 1 Dec. 1839, Macktown. Died 1847, soon after his mother died. He is buried close to his parents.
H. Edward MACK - b. 3 Dec. 1841, Macktown. Died as a drummer boy in Civil War.
I. Matilda - b. 26 Nov. 1843, Macktown. d. 12 Nov. 1889, EauGalle, Wis. (according to Mrs. Olds she was taken to Rochester, Mich. by Stephen (Jr.)'s brother Almon to be raised and educated. I have not been able to verify this). (See p. 22). Matilda or "Myrtie" taught school in EauGalle, also became a writer. Many of her poems were published. She married Edwin Harvey DRAKE, 20 Jul. 1868, Menomonie, Wis. He had an active Civil War record 1864-5. Born 16 Jul. 1841, Mansfield, Mass., d. 1895, EauGalle. They had three children.
J. Caroline MACK - b. 16 Oct. 1845, Macktown, d. 28 Aug. 1923, Pontiac, Mich. Buried at Rochester. At Stephen (Jr.)'s death, his brother Almon took her to his home in Rochester where she was raised, educated. (Guardianship #1015, Oakland Co. Prob. Ct. file 13 Feb 1853). m. - 1. Edward Shippy COOK, 7 May 1861. Separated 1875. They had two children. m. -2. Arthur E. NEWBERRY, 10 Oct. 1877, Rochester. He was a banker, first in Rochester, then Pontiac. They built a home on Huron Street, Pontiac in 1904 where they continued to live. the site was once owned by Caroline's grandfather, Stephen MACK Sr. They had one son.
Caroline was active in local organizations. Almon MACK left the residue of his estate to her after bequests to Almira and numerous other relatives. She had cared for him for many years when he was blind and ill.
K. Infant - b. 8 Sept. 1847. Died the same day as did Hononegah.
(Note: the birth dates are as written down by Stephen in a letter to his sister. Mrs. OLDS records some variations but does not indicate the source).
iii. Harriet - b. 28 May 1800, Tunbridge (v.r.), d. 2 Sept. 1872, Tawas City, Mich. (W).
m. - 1. 26 Aug. 1818, Norwich, Vt., Rufus HATCH, res. Detroit, Mich. He was b. 12 May 1785, d. 2 Sep. 1825, Port Huron (Ft. Gratiot Light House). (Coast Guard Rec.). They had two children.
m. 2. 13 Feb. 1828, Detroit, Gideon Olin WHITTEMORE. He was born 12 Aug. 1800, St. Albans, Vt., d. 30 Jun. 1863, Tawas City. Held many offices of trust in Oakland Co.
ix. John Mudget - b. 4 Dec. 1802, Tunbridge, Vt. (VCS) d. 13 Feb. 1879, Detroit. (W)
m.- 18 Mar. 1827, Oakland Co. (v.r.), Maria A. KEENY (KING). She d. 11 Feb. 1839, age 29 yrs. (W). They had four children. John opened the first hotel in Rochester in 1828 (Cyrus Chapman M.D. in "Rochester Era", 1876). Later he moved to Hamtramack, a suburb of Detoit. In an account of "The Old Merchants of Detroit" written about 1860, John MACK is mentioned: "who is well and favorably known to our citizens". He was a supervisor of Hamtramack township 1849-62.
x. Almon - b. 28 Apr. 1805, Tunbridge, Vt., d. 20 Jan. 1885, age 79 yrs. 8 mo. 23 da. (Oakland Co. Cem. Rec. D.A.R. vol. I, for Rochester Cem.).
m. - 27 Mar. 1827, Pontiac, Elvira JAMIESON. (v.r.). She d. 21 Jan 1876, age 69 yrs. 8 mo. 20 da. (Cem. Rec. above). This places her birth 1 May 1806, Ontario, Can. She had been a ward of Col. MACK's family. They had no children of their own but were parents to three orphans: (Oakland Co. Hist., Everts): Mrs. Heman PALMERLEE of Grand Rapids. (see p. 22), Mrs. J.E. WILSON, Mrs. E.S. COOK of Rochester (Almon's niece, Caroline).
Almon received a military training at Vermont Military College, Norwich and later became a colonel in the Michigan State Militia. He came to Detroit with the family in 1822, assisted his father in both Detroit and Pontiac and in time managed the business. He and John administered his father's estate in 1826 and his brother Stephen's in 1850.
On 1 Sep. 1830 he opened the second mercantile store in Rochester which he managed as a branch for David Cooper. This business was later transferred to Cooper's son-in-law Dr. Rollin Sprague, who is said to have build the "Stone Store". Avon Twp. Tax records list lot 14 (the store lot) to Sprague & Co. in 1842.
Almon built one of the finest residences in Rochester where he spent the rest of his life. He was active in civic and business affairs; supervisor 1836, justice of the peace 1852, Member of Legislature 1848, offered secretaryship of first Leg. Coucil, but declined due to ill health.
His ward, Caroline (Carrie) MACK writes of him: "Mr. MACK was a type of the true old fashioned gentleman, generous and kindly ever.....For twenty five years before his death he was almost totally blind. Cared for and beloved by his brother's daughter, (whom) he brought to his home when she was bereft of a father's care. The sermon he preached was his life, its application, his death."
Elvira (Almon's wife) is said to have been a person of extraordinary mental and physical endowments and was beloved and respected by all who knew her (Hist. Oakland Co., Seeley). Martha A. (Cooper) Winckler writes: "This was Aunty MACK - very good looking, good dresser. Was liked by everyone." (WFW). My father's family bible has a pencil notation in the front "1862 Rochester July 4, E. Mack" and on the fly leaf, "T.S. Sprague, Rochester, Mich. from Mrs. A. Mack, Jan. 27, 1876". This was at the time of her death and a year before father's marriage. (L.A.S.)
Note: Mrs. OLDS states that Matilda as well as Caroline was brought up by Almon. But Caroline in writing the family history says only that "Matilda married E. DRAKE at EauGalle."
xi. Almira - b. 28 Apr 1805, Tunbridge, - twin of Almon. d. 10 Mar. 1886, Salt Lake City, Buried in City Cem. (mar)
m. -7 Aug. 1831, Kirtland, Ohio, William SCOBEY. He was b. 15 Jun. 1811, d. 4 Dec. 1833, Kirtland (W). They had one son who died an infant.
m. (2)-23 Oct. 1836, Kirtland, Ohio, Benjamin COVEY. He was b. 9 Mar. 1792, Duchess Co., N.Y., d. 13 Mar. 1868, Salt Lake City. Buried City Cem. His parents were Walter and Sarah (HATCH) COVEY. (May Gardner) (W) Benjamin became a bishop of the church.
CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & ALMIRA (MACK) COVEY:
A. Enoch b. 26 Aug. 1837, Caldwell Co., Mo., d. 11 Nov. 1902
B. Joseph b. 2 Mar. 1839, Caldwell Co., Mo., d. .......
C. Almon b. 20 Jun. 1841, Nauvoo, Ill., d. 29 Apr. 1842
D. Hyrum b. 6 Aug. 1843, Nauvoo, Ill. d. 3 Aug. 1921
In 1830 Almira visited her Aunt Lucy (MACK) SMITH, mother of Joseph SMITH, the Morman Prophet, at Manchester (Ontario Co.), N.Y. In May she was converted to the Morman faith by her aunt. This was at the very beginning of Mormanism. When she died in 1886 she had been a member of the faith longer than any other person.
After SCOBEY's death she lived with the CURTIS family, 1835 in Liberty, Mo. Aunt Lucy had visited her MACK relatives in Pontiac and Rochester. Almira's mother, Temperence became interested. There were a number of visits by the Mormon leaders in the next few years and they made quite a few converts from the area.
In 1836 she married COVEY in Kirtland, then joined the Mormans in Caldwell Co. Mo. called "Far West". Here about 1838, Temperence joined her and lived with the COVEY family through the prosperity and persecutions of Nauvoo and the hardships of the migration to Great Salt Lake with Brigham Young. Both remained steadfast in their devotion to their Faith.
Temperence died 5 Sep. 1850. Almira died 10 Mar. 1886. Her membership in the Church at that time was the longest of any living person. Both are buried in the COVEY lot in Salt Lake City Cemetery.***
(Ref.: Whittemore Papers, Michigan Historical Collections, Univ. of Michigan. These include the many letters written by Almira and Temperence to Harriet (Mack) Whittemore in Pontiac.
"The Pilgrimage of Temperence Mack", by John Cumming, Dir. Clark Hist. Lib. Central Mich. Univ., Mt. Plesant, Mich. This is well written and historically accurate except for references to the DORT family.
"Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors", by Lucy Mack Smith. This book, written in Lucy's later years was suppressed by Brigham Young but is available in some libraries. She writes most interestingly of the Macks.
xii. Achsah (Ascha) -b. ....1807, Tunbridge or Norwich, Vt., d. 6 Jan. 1835, Pontiac, Mich. (VCS)
m.- 31 Jul. 1831, Pontiac, John Richard WHITTEMORE, brother of Gideon Olin WHITTEMORE (Their father was John, b. 19 Aug. 1771, Salem, Mass. d. 28 Jan. 1810, Swanton, Vt., md. 31 Dec. 1795, Abigail OLIN, dau. Hon. Gideon OLIN, Shaftsbury, Vt.) (W).
John R. WHITTEMORE b. 10 Dec 1808, St. Albans, Vt., d. 29 Mar. 1883, Pontiac (W). John m. (2) Harriet Mack BUCKLAND, dau. of Asher BUCKLAND and Rhoda (MACK). (see iii. Rhoda). They had seven children. Two, George and Mary Ann lived with Harriet WHITTEMORE for a time after their mother's death, then went east to a sister of John. John & Harriet m. 29 Apr. 1835.
John Richard WHITTEMORE m.(3)- 1 Mar. 1857, Abigail HARRINGTON (W). She d. 22 Jan 1886. they had two children born in Orion, Mich.
*Lovina, like her sisters and Stephen, was originally buried on (her father) Stephen's land. She was later removed to Oak Hill Cemetery as were the others but reburied on lot 277, block 4 belonging to her brother-in-law, Gideon Olin WHITTEMORE. (Cem. Rec.)
**probably a typographical error for Louisa
***According to available information, Temperence and Almira were both unusually lovable women, alert to the very last. Mrs. Mae Covey Gardner, who has extensively researched the Covey family, writes: "It goes without saying that they possessed phenomenal courage and stamina, greatness in their devotion to their convictions; they were sensitive and refined, which is brought out by their restrained emotions in parting from their dear relatives in the East; they were honest, loyal, sympathetic, straight foreward - to name a few other qualities." Almira suffered severely from migraine headaches. Priscilla Thompson, Hyrum COVEY's eldest daughter, wrote to Mrs. Gardner, June 1948: "I loved my dear Grandmother Almira Mack Covey. She lived with us 16 years before (she lived with) Uncle Enoch."
Almira died at Hyrum COVEY's house, 823 First Street (now First Avenue), in Salt Lake City. The house is still standing (1975) but much altered.
Almira left three sons and 21 living grandchildren (ob. Deseret News Mar. 17, 1886) . Many became prominent.
Temperence was deeply religious. In a letter to Harriet 10 Jan. 1846 she wrote: "Like the will let us be firm and true; like the river we will reflect the image of God; like the sun let us be steady to our purpose and always shed light and gladness around us as we go, and thus happy shall we be in the service of our Savior."
[note: the preceding is from the book entitled THE PROGENITORS AND DESCENDANTS OF COL. STEPHEN MACK AND TEMPERENCE [sic] BOND MACK, as related to the David Cooper and Rollin Sprague Families, by Locke A. Sprague (1975, Milwaukee, Wis.), pages 9-16]. The entire book is online at Ancestry.com
Father: Solomon MACK b: 15 Sep 1732 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, now USA
Mother: Lydia GATES b: 3 Sep 1732 in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, now USA c: 29 Oct 1732 in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, now USA
Temperance BOND b: 8 Sep 1771 in Gilsum Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire, now USA
in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Fanny MACK b: 18 Sep 1789 in Gilsum Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
- Rhoda MACK b: Feb 1791 in Gilsum Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
- Ruth MACK b: Feb 1791 in Gilsum Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
- Mary MACK b: 4 Sep 1793 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Lovisa MACK b: 13 Sep 1795 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Lovina MACK b: 13 Sep 1795 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Stephen MACK b: 2 Feb 1798 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Harriet MACK b: 28 May 1800 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- John Mudget MACK b: 4 Dec 1802 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Almira MACK b: 28 Apr 1805 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Almon MACK b: 28 Apr 1805 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
- Achsah MACK b: ABT 1807 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA