Title: 1850 U.S. Census
Title: 1860 U.S. Census
Title: 1870 U.S. Census
Title: 1880 U.S. Census
Title: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
Note: sus. He is 20-30 years old. There is an Eliphalet GORDEN living in a consecutive dwelling. In the 1840 Somerset, Niagara, NY census he may be listed under ----- W. GORDEN (on the ancestry.com you can actually read this as Silas). However he has 2 daughters, one under 5 and one 5-10. I only have found Almira born about 1832, and Mathew is born 1837. The 1840 census is interesting. A couple lines below Silas W are a William Bowen and Elijah Bowen, his brothers-in-law. A bit further down the page is a Harry (Henry?) Patnum. Silas' sister Sally is married to a Patnum. I have received information stating that Silas and Sibil Gordon owned property in Macomb county Michigan. This property was eventually sold to Amos Bowen. I have not been able to confirm this land record, yet. 1850 census.... The 1860 Woodstock, Lenawee, Michigan census is not very positive a Josiah Gordon and his wife Sable, and their children Almira, Ira, Chester, Christopher are listed. Their ages all match up, but who is Josiah? At any rate Silas' son Mathew, his wife Nancy, and their 1st daughter live a couple dwellings prior. Silas W. and Mathew L. owned land in Ionia co. They are 4-5 miles apart. Mathew is in Odessa Twp, and Silas is in Campbell Twp. Land Office Records county date Twp range section acres Silas W. Ionia 1858/05/01 5N 8W 26 40.00 Silas W Benzie 1869/11/01 25N 15W 24 160.00 They all moved to Benzie co, Michigan. Where Silas W, Mathew, and Ira all have proporties. In the 1870 Benzie co census Silas is residing with Chester and Susan.
Note: I have found a Silas W GORDEN listed on the 1830 Mendon, Monroe, NY cen
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