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Elizabeth Jane Bishop

Female 1824 - 1906  (82 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Jane Bishop 
    Born 25 March 1824  Oswego or Otsego County, New York, or Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 June 1906  Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She died of heart disease
    Buried 19 June 1906  Alton Cemetery, Bennington Township Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth Jane Bishop, usually known as Jane. She first married Norman Monroe, second Stephen Skellinger as his third wife, third Erastus Burnett, and fourth W. Henry Monroe.

      Jane Monroe remarried following Norman’s death in September of 1861. Marriage License # 854 Shiawassee County, Michigan lists Jane Monroe, 39, of Bennington marrying S. S. Kelenger, 42, of Sciota on 28 March 1862. Witnesses were Philetus Waldron and Caroline Waldron. E. E. Castor married them.

      Michigan Marriages
      Return of Marriages in the County of Shiawassee
      15 May 1864, Bennington. Sylvester Dean, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses N.W. & Harriett Williams of Bennington
      Erastus Bernett, 40, of Bennington, b. Ohio, farmer
      Jane Skellings, 40, of Bennington, b. New York

      1900 Federal Census. Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, MI
      Roll 743, page 12A
      Lelon Dean, head, Sep 1867, 32, b. MI, father b. Canada, mother b. MI, farmer
      Lellie Dean, wife, Nov 1876, 23, b. MI, parents b. MI
      Fern E. Dean, daughter, Oct 1896, 3, b. MI, parents b. MI
      Eliza J. Burnett, boarder, Mar 1824, 76, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Lebon and Lillie have been married for seven years. She has had two children and one has died. Lillie and both of her parents were born in Michigan. Fern was born in Michigan. Lebon and his mother were born in Michigan and his father in Canada. Eliza J. is a widow. The census indicates she has not had children. She and both of her parents were born in New York.

      (Lelon Dean, son of John and Annlla Dean, d. 6 Apr 1947 in Vernon, Shiawassee County. Married Lillian Mae Munn, b. 20 Nov 1887 at Bennington, dau. of William & Adele (Hutchings) Munn.)

      Return of Marriages in the County of Shiawassee
      27 Dec 1901, Shiawassee. Jas. J. Peacock, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses Mrs. Y Martin & R. Kelsey of Corunna
      Henry Monroe, 65, of Bennington, b. New York, laborer, son of Geo. Monroe & Sally Wood
      Jane Burnette, 65, of Bennington

      Marriage License announcements in 1902 lists Henry Monroe age 65 of Bennington and Jane Burnette 65 of Bennington as having obtained a marriage license. Anniversaries, Births, Birthdays, Divorce, Marriages and Reunions 1900-1904, Compiled by Ruth E. Owen, Copied by Lucille Couzynse, Indexed by Dand and Ruth E. Owen, Shiawassee County Historical Society 1991, Owosso Argus page 145

      The Owasso Newspaper of June 18, 1906, has the Obituary for Jane. “Mrs. W. H. Monroe, of Bennington Township, died Sunday at 10 o’clock. She was 82 years old and had lived where she died 57 years. Mrs. Monroe had had three husbands, all of whom are dead. She leaves no immediate family, but has some grandchildren in Grand Rapids. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning from the Pittsburg church; burial at Alton Cemetery.”

      State of Michigan Death Certificate #130, Register 5 found on http://seekingmichigan.com/ on 12 January 2010, shows that Elizabeth Jane Munroe died in the Township of Bennington, Shaiwassee County, on 17 June 1906. She died of old age and heart trouble. John J. Roach was the attending physician. She was born 25 March 1820 and was 86 years, 3 months and 8 days old at death. At her death she was married. Her first marriage took place when she was 15 years old. She had one child who is not living. Her birthplace was Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Bishop, but her father’s first name, mother’s name and their places of birth are all unknown. Elizabeth Jane worked as a house keeper. The informant was Marry Hutchings of Perry. She was buried in Alton Cemetery 19 June 1906. The undertaker was C. R. Hutchings of Perry. The record was filed 18 June 1906 by B. H. Taylor, Registrar.

      (Mary Hutchings, the informant was Mary (Williams) Hutchings, daughter of Elizabeth Jane’s stepdaughter Harriet (Monroe) Williams.)
    Person ID I91607  Schirado
    Last Modified 16 May 2015 

    Family/Spouse 1 Norman Monroe,   b. 15 November 1812, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 September 1861, Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married about 1840 
    Children 
    +1. William Berdette Monroe,   b. 11 January 1841, Violet Township, Fairfield County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 December 1879, Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F60318  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Stephen Skellenger,   b. 23 February 1820, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 March 1864, Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 28 March 1862  Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57414  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Erastus Burnett,   b. 29 June 1824, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 August 1899, Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 15 May 1864  Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57416  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 4 W. Henry Monroe,   b. about 1836, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before June 1906  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 27 December 1901  Corunna, Shiawasee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57417  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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