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Settler's Family Still a Presence

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Harwood, Davis-Brown & Dodd
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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1. William Webb Harwood b. 20 Mar 1785, Massachusetts Farmer & businessman d. 8 Nov 1860, Ypsilanti Married, 20 Mar 1814, Sally Aldrich, d. 2 Dec 1824, Ypsilanti • Rosina, b. 7 April 1821 • William, b. 14 May 1824 • Isiah • Sarah • Mable • Hannah Came to Michigan in 1824 and brought his family. Went back to New York to get more supplies. When he came back, they told him his wife had died. Second wife: Abigail Albro, 2 March 1825, NY, d. 1828, Ypsilanti, lived only a few months. No children. Third wife: Alma Coe, b. 1803, NY m. 3 Feb 1831, NY, d. 25 July 1836, MI • William Webb, Jr. 1833 • Joel, 1834 • Alma Coe, 1836 Fourth wife: Polly Holden Norris, b. 25 December 1808, m. 14 Mar 1839, Yates, NY, d. 17 Sept 1894, Washtenaw County, MI • Harrison, b. 6 August 1840 • Henry, b. 6 Dec 1841, d. 30 Sept 1843 • Franklin, b. 1 Mar 1844, d. 1 Apr 1872 • Martin Luther, b. 16 Aug 1846, d. 13 Oct 1848 • Sidney, b. 15 May 1848 (see Janice) • John, b. 3 October 1853, d. 29 Dec 1928

2. John Harwood (son of William Webb & Polly Norris Harwood) b. 2 Oct 1853, Washtenaw County, MI, d. 29 Dec 1929, Washtenaw County, MI. Buried in Harwood Cemetery Married: Jane E. Forsythe, 4 Mar 1873, d. 20 July 1892 • Lois Polly, 13 January 1874 • Frank H., 2 October 1876 • John, Jr., 18 June 1879 • Delia, 20 February 1882 • Carlton, 8 January 1887 • George Holden, 8 January 1887 Second wife: Martha Elizabeth Stevens, June 1893/1894, Pittsfield Twp, MI, b. 18 Mar 1859, August Twp, MI, d. 6 Nov. 1919.

(son of John & Jane) b. 2 October 1876, d. 13 March 1953, buried in Saline Cemetery. Married: 14 October 1897, Windsor, Canada, Ruth Anna Watling, daughter of Fountain & Harriet Thompson Watling b. 6 December 1879, Ypsilanti; d. 27 February 1956, buried at Highland Cemetery Divorced. Second wife: Luella Kyte, Daughter of Joseph & Sarah Kyte, b. 1892, d. 19?? Buried at Saline Cemetery • Dorothy, b. 19 October 1917, died very young, buried at Highland Cemetery • Carl Eugene, b. 21 February 1919 • Frank H. Jr., b. 29 December 1897; d. 24 October 1963. Frank H. Harwood was a carpenter most of his life.

4.Frank H. Jr., (son of Frank & Ruth). 29 December 1897; d. 24 October 1963, Ypsilanti; buried at Highland Cemetery Married: 8 August 1923, Ypsilanti, Helen Alice Collins, b. 28 June 1903, Ypsilanti; d. 6 February 1961, Washtenaw County, MI, buried at Highland Cemetery • virginia, 13 June 1925 • Harrison b. 15 October 1927; d. 6 October 2000, buried Highland Cemetery • Earl, b. 9 November 1931, Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti • James, b. 20 December 1933, Willis, MI • Shirley, b. 24 November 1935, Allen Park, MI (All Frank Jr’s children were born in Ypsilanti) Frank Harwood, Jr. worked for Henry Ford remodeling his little plants around southern Michigan that made parts for the plant in Dearborn. Then he was in charge of the carpenters at the Ford Farms where soybeans were grown looking for a substitute for rubber. When the farms were removed to create the Willow Run bomber plant he went to work at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. He worked as a carpenter at Greenfield Village and was head of maintenance. He brought two buildings to Greenfield Village from their original location: The Heinz Plant from Pennsylvania, and Howard's Office from Michigan.

5.Virginia Davis-Brown, daughter of Frank Jr. & Helen, is a Trustee of the Ypsilanti Historical Society and serves on the Museum Advisory Board