Note: N15 Charles told my grandfather, Leland, that he grew up in Oaks Corners, N.Y., which is today a tiny village in Ontario County, near the town of Geneva, NY. Ontario county borders Seneca county which borders Tompkins county in the Finger Lakes region of NY state. The great-grand-parents of Charles, Silas and Nancy, are buried in Hayts Cemetery in Ithaca, Tompkins county. I have discovered Charles had a brother John Curry Follett (born 12/1/1855), a sister Hattie Follett (born October 1859) and a sister Ella Mahalah Follett.
Charles came west (to North Dakota) sometime around the mid-1870's, when he was in his early 20's. It is believed he met his wife Sarah Orr (born1852) somewhere along the way, possibly in Ohio or Indiana, where there is some recollection she may have had family. They were married in Woodburn, Iowa in 1876. Charles and Sarah's first son Clarence was born in Illinois in 1877. Eventually Charles, Sarah and young Clarence settled in Mapleton, ND. Charles worked in a grain elevator in Oriska, ND and later became elevator manager in Mapleton, ND.
My dad said he referred to himself as a "Yankee" from upper New York state. He often corresponded with his sister known to Dad as "Aunt Hattie". In later years, Charles lived with C.O. and Laura.
1870 U.S. Census: Shows Charles (age 16) living in Ulysses, Tompkins County, NY. (Year: 1870; Census Place: Ulysses, Tompkins, New York; Roll:M593_1104; Page: 394; Image: 790.) This same census shows an Angelo Follett (female age 20) living in same household (possibly another sister).
1900 U.S. census: name: Charles C Follett event: Census event date: 1900 event place: ED 1 Alta, Cuba, Oriska, Springvale & T.139,R.58 Townships, Barnes, North Dakota, United States birth date: Nov 1853 birthplace: New York relationship to head of household: Head father's birthplace: New York mother's birthplace: New York race or color (standardized): White gender: Male marital status: Married years married: 21 estimated marriage year: 1879
page: 4 sheet letter: A family number: 73 reference number: 39 film number: 1241226 digital folder number: 004120517 image number: 00012 Household Gender Age Birthplace head Charles C Follett M 47 New York wife Sarah E Follett F 48 Maryland son Walter Follett M 14 North Dakota son Leland Follett M 8 North Dakota
The census image shows Charles listed his occupation as Agent for a grain elevator. ______________
Info at findagrave.com:
Charles C. Follett Birth: Nov. 8, 1853 Ulysses, Tompkins County, New York, USA Death: Jan. 13, 1920 Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA
Family links: Parents: Alexander Follett (____ - 1859) Henrietta Follett Spouse: Sarah E Ohr Follett (1852 - 1904)* Children: Clarence O Follett (1877 - 1947)* Walter C Follett (1886 - 1955)* Alba Follett (1887 - 1888)* Leland Carl Follett (1891 - 1979)* Sibling: Charles C Follett (1853 - 1920) Hattie N. Follett Bruzee (1859 - 1936)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Riverside Cemetery Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA Maintained by: bonfoll Originally Created by: sleuthesthedead Record added: Aug 12, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40588644
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