THE SPRING VALLEY, WISCONSIN GARFIELDS

AS TOLD BY STEPHEN L. GARFIELD


Moses Garfield, my great great grandfather, was born in Schroon Lake, NY in 1818,
and at the age of 18 years, traveled with his parents Caleb and Electa (Averill) Garfield, to Portage County, Ohio.

In 1841 he married Hannah Tousley in Portage County, Ohio. His first cousin, James Abram Garfield also lived there at the time and was later to become a prominent figure in history.

In 1848 Moses moved to Rubicon, Wisconsin where he worked at farming.

In 1862, when the Civil War was just starting, Moses took six of their twelve children and moved to Waterloo, Wisconsin where he again worked the land.

In 1866 Moses bought 120 acres of land near Neillsville, Wisconsin and remained there until his death in 1883.

Moses and Hannah's burial sites are located in the cemetery there and recently markers were placed on the sites by Christine Mercer-Cleasby and myself.

One of Moses and Hannah's sons was George Francis, born in 1860.
George married Augusta Howard and in the 1920's, they owned the general store in Rock Elm, Wisconsin. George and Augusta had eleven children, one being James Franklyn who was called Frank. Frank was in the U.S. Army during World War 1, and saw action in France where he was a motorcycle courier. At the end of the war Frank married Clara Reinkey and they lived in Spring Valley until his death in 1967. He owned the Chevrolet dealorship in Spring Valley as well as other enterprises.
Frank and Clara had seven children, two daughters and a son, Robert are still living at this writing in May of 2002.

My father, Robert, is 82 years old and lives in a retirement home in Chico, California.
He came to California and worked in the aircraft industry during World War 11 and later became an automobile mechanic, specializing in transmission work.
He married Marjorie Schweitzer, a native Californian and they had three children.

I am Stephen, the eldest son and I live in Burney, California, a rural area near the Oregon border. I worked in law enforcement for 24 years and have been teaching at college level for 13 years. My wife Carolyn and I have been married for 34 years
and we have two daughters.

Although this branch of the Garfield name will end as there are no sons to carry it on by myself or my brother, the Garfield heritage will continue through five grandchildren produced by our Garfield daughters.
SPRING VALLEY, WISCONSIN GARFIELD'S
FAMILY TREE



                                                 01:01  
JOHN                   EDWARD                  RALPH
b                      b 1575                  b    
                           m                     m Woman                 m
                           d 1618                Unknown                d 1607
                                                 m Rebecca  
                                                 Johnson(?)
                                                 m Johanna
                                                 Buckmaster
                                                 b 1672
​                                                    :
​                                                    :
                                                    :                                                                         _______________________________:_____________________________
                     02:01         02:02        02:03        02:04          02:05
                     SAMUEL        JOSEPH       REBECCA      BENJAMIN       ABIGAIL
                     b 1624        b 1637       b 1640       b 1643         b 1646
                     m Susanna     m Sarah      m Isaac      m Mehitable    m John
                     Benfield      Gale         Mixer        Hawkins        Parkhurst
                     m Mary        d 1692       d 1687       m Elizabeth    d 1726
                     Benfield                    __:___      Bridge         ___:_____
                     d 1684                      MIXER       d 1717         PARKHURST
                                                 FAMILY                     FAMILY 


  02:04
  _____________________________________________________________________  
  03:25 03:26 03:27 03:28 03:29 03:30 03:31 03:32 03:33
  BENJAMIN BENONI ELIZABETH THOMAS ANNA ABIGAIL MEHITABLE SAMUEL MARY
  b 1674 b 1675 b 1679 b 1680 b 1683 b 1685 b 1687 b 1690 b 1695 m m Abigail m m Mercy m Benjamin m James m John m Mary m
  dAF 1700 Stearns d 1700 Bigelow Brown Jones Jones Bowman d 1717
  m Mary d 1752 d 1737 d d 1772 d  
  Bird __:___ __:___ __:___  
  d 1725 BROWN JONES JONES  
  FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY  

  03:32
  ___________________________________________________________________________
  04:34 04:35 04:36 04:37 04:38 04:39 04:40 04:41 04:42
  BENJAMIN MARY ELIZABETH SARAH LUCIA SAMUEL NATHANIEL ELIAKIM ANNA
  b 1715/6 b 1718 b 1721 b 1723 b 1725 b 1727 b 1730 b 1732 b 1735
  m Abigail m Josiah m Ephraim m Josiah m Nathaniel m Phebe m Tabitha m Hannah m Nathaniel
  Harrington Mixer Moore Livermore Green Worster Newhall Chase Sargeant
  d d 1754 d d d d 1776 m Eunice m Sarah d
  ___:___ ___:___ ___:_____ __:___ Chase Sherman ___:___
  MIXER MOORE LIVERMORE GREEN d d 1813 SARGEANT
  FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY


  04:34
  _______________________  
  05:86 05:87 05:88 05:88A
  MARY BENJAMIN ELIJIAH SAMUEL 
  b 1739 b 1740 b 1741 b Abt 1753
  m m Lucy m m Phoebe
  d Chase d Rice
  d 1824 d 1775

  05:87
  ___________________________________________________
  06:179 06:180 06:181 06:182 06:183 06:184 06:185
  TIMOTHY JOSHUA ELIJAH BENJAMIN SAMUEL SALMON DANIEL
  b 1765 b 1767 b 1768 b 1771 b 1772 b 1779 b
  m Eunice m Lydia m Lorraine m Rhoda m m Abigail m
  Pond Parker Morrill Pond d __?__ d infant
  d 1841 d 1822 m Lorraine d 1819 d
  Averill  
  d 1825  


  06:181
  _______________________________________________________________________________
  07:179 07:180 07:181 07:182 07:183 07:184 07:185 07:186 07:187 07:188
  ABRAHAM FRANKLIN HANNAH JOHN LEMON LUCY UNKNOWN CALEB SANDFORD SELUCIUS
  b b b b b 1796 b b 1791 b 1792 b 1794 b 1798
  m m m m m Salome m m m Electa m m Fanna
  d d d d Tyrell d d 1791 Averill d Fisk
  d 1880 m Amanda d
  Root
  m Permelia
  Hall
  d 1859


  07:186
  ________________
  08:98 08:99 08:100
  WILLIAM MOSES SELUCIUS
  b b 1818 b 1822
  m m Hannah m Sarah
  d Tousley Perry
  d 1885 m Juliett
  Fant
  d 1883


  08:99
  __________________________________________________________________________________________
  09:52 09:53 09:54 09:55 09:56 09:57 09:58 09:59 09:60 09:61 09:62 09:63
  CAROLINN MOSES ELECTA JAMES LAURA SELUCIUS MARY HELEN GEORGE WILLIAM EVA ALBERT
  b 1841 b 1843 b 1845 b 1847 b 1850 b 1854 b 1855 b 1857 b 1860 b 1862 b 1864 b 1866
  m Henry m m m m Thomas m Maggie m Edward m David m Augusta m Julia m m Ethel
  Girven d 1849 d 1865 d 1851 Bibby Rodman Parker Sturdevant Howard Reagan d 1865 Bergeman
  d 1873 m Martin m Mildred d 1933 d 1933 d 1924 d 1945 d 1908
  __:___ Simpson O'Hara __:____ ____:______
  GIRVEN d 1905 d 1943 PARKER STURDEVANT
  FAMILY ___:____ FAMILY FAMILY
  SIMPSON
  FAMILY


  09:60
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
  10:44 10:44A 10:44B 10:44C 10:44D 10:44E 10:44F 10:44G 10:44H 10:44I 10:44J
  LAURA BESSIE JAMES CHARLOTTE RALPH EVA VIOLA JENNIE HAROLD DORIS MARION
  b 1883 b 1887 b 1889 b 1891 b 1895 b 1898 b 1900 b 1902 b 1903 b 1905 b 1909
  m m Alvin m Clara m Harry m Drusilla m Leonard m Elmer m Merton m Violet m Lester m John
  d 1884 Holcomb Reinkey Condit O'Connell Mercer Wilkens Mercer Parsons Mariette McKnight
  d 1975 d 1967 m Edson d 1969 d 1971 d 1967 d 2000 d 1977 m Harold d 1973
  ___:_____ Larsing ___:____ ___:____ ___:__ Condit ___:____
  HOLCOMB d 1979 MERCER WILKENS MERCER d 1980 McKNIGHT
  FAMILY ___:____ FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY ___:____ FAMILY
  CONDIT MARIETTE
  FAMILY FAMILY





JAMES GARFIELD / CLARA REINKEY
  10:44-B
   
  ____________________________________________________________
  11:16A 11:16B 11:16C 11:16D 11:16E 11:16F 11:16G
  JENNETTE ROBERT EDWARD HELEN HOWARD ELEANOR JOYCE
  b 1918 b 1920 b 1922 b 1923 b 1925 b 1927 b 1929
  m Lloyd m Marjorie m Betty m Gerald m Joyce m Neil m Otto
  Fraysa Schweitzer Huber Mercer Larson Bailey Sandvig
  d d d 1999 d d 1998 d 2000 d 1983
  ___:____ ___:____ ___:___ ___:_____
  FRAYSA MERCER BAILEY SANDVIG
  FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY