Sunday, January 18, 2009

John & Anna Lillie Family

Thanks Holly for the photographs and family lore.

Lillie Family: Big Plot but the family scattered, only three in the family plot. John G. Lillie son of Thomas Lillie & Anna Youker; Anna Youker Lillie w of Thomas, dau of John G Youker & Catherine Burkdorff, Anna Ellen Lillie- dau of Frank & Orilla Lillie.

Anna brought her family to Grand Traverse County c 1880 , her husband Thomas has turned up "missing" by then. Anna's brothers and families were here. Eventually Anna's sons John & Frank find their way to Simcoe Co Ontario. WHY ONTARIO? John later left for Alberta Canada died there in 1918,he is buried in Oakwood here , and Frank stayed in Simcoe- when his daughter died she was buried in Oakwood in T.C.

Anna's other children that were in Grand Traverse Co with her- Esther m George Sackett moved to Battle Creek, Melissa Jane m Wm Raeburn from Simcoe Co Ont, Nelson never married lived New Orleans, Simeon moved to Montana.

I am a descendant of Melissa Jane, who raised her children in Ontario then moved to Sault Saint Marie Mi, where my father was later raised then he moved to this area where he met my mom and so began my family in Traverse City.....Full circle back to Grand Traverse. Holly~

The big stone center says just LILLIE nothing else, the 3 stones in front are each individual. Anna Ellen is near the bush. Anna Youker Lillie/ left front, her son John G. left back {as you look at it}