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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Jeremiah Lay Rumery: Birth: 8 NOV 1844 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Death: 8 FEB 1938 in McMinniville, Warren Co., Tennessee

  2. Amantus Benjamin Rumery: Birth: 28 JAN 1847 in LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. Death: 4 NOV 1912 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Maria Mary Rumery: Birth: 12 APR 1849 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Death: 5 FEB 1877 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan

  2. Horatio Lay Rumery: Birth: ABT 1852 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Death: 11 OCT 1932 in Allegan Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan

  3. Lee Wellington Rumery: Birth: 2 SEP 1857 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Death: 30 MAR 1922 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan

  4. Cordelia R. Rumery: Birth: 13 JUN 1873 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. Death: 14 AUG 1873 in Monterey Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan


Sources
1. Title:   1850 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
2. Title:   1860 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
3. Title:   1870 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
4. Title:   1880 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889

Notes
a. Note:   From David Rumery: "COUNTY NEWS-MONTEREY-DEATH OF SYLSBRE RUMERY-OBITUARY TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD PIONEER. Sylsbre Rumery was born in Lockport, Niagara county, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1820. Came to Michigan in 1839 and stopped in Climax, Calhoun county, where he worked one year by the month. With the money received for this labor he bought a part of the farm where he died. He was married in 1841 and came upon his farm in 1843. His wife died in 1847. He was subsiquently married to his present wife who survives him. He was one of 25 who cast a vote at the first town meeting held in Monterey, in 1848. This was during the Mexican War. About this time occured the victory at Monterey, and upon the motion of Mr. R. our town was named Monterey. He was a public spirited man, ever working for the interests of the farmer, the class in which he moved. He first introduced into our town the Clawson Wheat. He also introduced other varieties of wheat which are coming into prominence. He was president of the pioneer society the past year, and was re-elected at the recent annual meeting, Aug. 29. Mr. R. professed religion when 20 years of age and joined the M. E. church at Monterey. In 1857 he embraced the views of the Seventh Day Adventists, and was for a number of years a worthy member of that society. He assisted with his money in establishing the S.D.A. publishing house at Battle Creek; also the sanitarium. Mr. Rumery will be greatly missed in our community. His sudden death was the result of a stroke of paralysis, which occured Aug.22, 1884. His funeral was held at the Seventh Day Adventist church, Aug. 24, with about 700 people in attendance. He was laid by the side of his first wife in Poplar Hill cemetery. He leaves a wife and four children to morn their loss. Reporter-Pastor was H.M.Kenyon" ALLEGAN COUNTY VR. probate file #2032 "1884 Petition of Betsey J. Rumery, widow to the Allegan county Probate court: Sylsbre Rumery late of Monterey Township died Friday twenty second of August 1884 leaving no will. Was an inhabitant of Allegan County with an estate valued at $34,800.00. $25,000.00 real estate and $9890.00 personal estate. Heirs at law are as follows.Rumery:Jerimiah L. a son residing at Monterey,Allegan County;Amantus B. a son residing at Monterey,Allegan County;Horatio L. a son residing at Allegan,Allegan County; Lee W. a son residing at Monterey,Allegan County; Glenn Ingham, a grandson residing at Monterey,Allegan County,son of Maria M. a deceased daughter of deceased and your partitioner the widow of said deceased who still owns an interest in said estate as such widow." Additional notes from David: "At the organization meeting for the township Mar 1847, Sylsbre Rumery suggested the name of Monterey to commerate the trimuph of the US Army's during that week on the Field of Monterey in Mexico"/ whereabouts, 1834 Monterey Township 15 Oct 1839 resided Monterey township.p572 noted that S.R. Rumery was born in Lockport, New York February 17, 1820-came to Allegan October 15, 1839;died in Monterey August 24, 1884." Poplar Hill Cemetery is in Monterey township on 30th Avenue, which goes in a North & South direction between Allegan & Burnips in Allegan County. Poplar Hill , or as it was called in some of the obits, 'Popal Hill' lies about 2 miles South of Monterey Center, and 1 Mile North of South Monterey, (both just corners with gas stations, maybe populations of 25 to 50? It is two Miles West & 1/2 Mile South of Hopkins, population of 800.


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