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(xvi) to keep one shoat or hog which, at his father's expense, shall be "slopped" and grain fed from his father's grain.

At this point in time, William Cavender was 21 years of age, newly married and, by all reasonable standards, apparently paid quite a high price for not being able to otherwise raise the money necessary to purchase the farm and homestead from his father.

William Cavender next moved in about 1834 to Medina Township, Lenawee County, Michigan when he was about the age of 40 and where he purchased the Canandaiqua Mills property also about 1834 and where he still later married an English lady whose surname was Hawkins, finally married a Close, died on either April 16, 1848424 or on April 16, 1845384 & 386 at the age of 54 in Canadaigua, Lenawee County, Michigan or in Caledonia Michigan from blood poisoning after stepping on a thorn while fencing the barm, and is buried in the Canandaiqua Cemetery in Canandiqua, Michigan.384 & 424 Betsy Gregg was born July 25, 1793 in either Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire424 or in Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire417, was the daughter of Hugh Gregg who was a U.S. Cavalryman in the War of 1812, died April 10, 1824, and is buried in the Greenfield Cemetery in Greenville, New Hampshire.

Although land had been purchased from the Indians, surveyed, and made available to settlers in 1818, the Michigan territory was slow to be settled, in contrast to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Southern Michigan land was swampy, almost impassable in rainy season, so there were no roads. It was the completion of the Erie Canal, opened in 1825, which brought Michigan within the sweep of the westward movement of American settlement. With the Erie Canal open, the settlers could travel by canal boat to Buffalo, change there to a steamer to cross Lake Erie, and disembark at Detroit or Monroe. The cost was one cent per mile per passenger, two cents if the boat company provided food, and five cents for an "express" boat that traveled day and night. The "express" boat could travel 100 miles in a 24 hour day, as much as an imigrant wagon could travel in a week and much more comfortable. The first land office for the sale of government land was opened in 1818 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and a second land office was opened in Monroe in 1825. Land was sold at auction, the smallest tract being 640 acres and, after 1820, was $1.25 per acre. Lenawee County, Michigan was organized in 1826. The Erie Canal and the Great Lakes furnished the principal channel of emigration to Michigan, though a considerable portion is diverted at particular seasons by the land route through Canada on the southern shore of Lake Erie.

In 1833, Samuel Gregg, the brother of Betsy Gregg, having come to Michigan, was so pleased with the land that he wrote to his brother-in-law, William Cavender, a glowing description. William Cavender visited Michigan in August of that year, and selected land at that time. Samuel Gregg built a log house on the land that was purchased by William Cavender and moved his family there and commenced keeping a tavern which apparently had sleeping accomodations. The Gregg house stood in the site of the present public house in the village of Canandiqua. This house was the headquarters for land-lookers in the northern part of Medina. Burns Cavender, for two dollars per day, would show the available government land.

In the fall of 1835, the first school was built on the farm of William Cavender. William Cavender bought the land which was the site of the Canandiqua Mills, and commenced building a saw mill which first sawed lumber on April 12, 1836. In 1837, Michigan became a State and in the same year, the population of Lenawee County was 14,540. During the summer of 1836, meetings were held in William Cavender's barn which was built in the spring of 1836. The first sermon was preached in town on September 1835. William Cavender built the first frame barn in town in 1836.

Eleanor Hopkins was born on April 10, 1797 in Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, was the daughter of Boyd Hopkins and Jane Burns ("Jean Burns"?) and the sister of Hannah Hopkins who married a Charles Cavender, died on December 18, 1839, and is buried in the Canandaiqua Cemetery in Canandaiqua, Michigan. Boyd Hopkins was born August 17, 1775 in either Wineham, New Hampshire or Windham, New Hampshire424 ("Winnisquam"?) and died September 26, 1833 in Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and Jane Burns was born in New Boston and died on September 26, 1833.

The date of birth of William Charles Cavender is verified by bible entries in the possession of William Charles Cavender, and were apparently entered on January 12, 1809 in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. William Cavender and Betsy Gregg Cavender (“Betsy Cavender”) had 3 children:



Charles Burns Cavender ("Charles Cavender", “C.B. Cavender” & “Charles B. Cavender”) born either on February 2, 1816 or on January 2, 1816424 in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, married Faith Ferguson, and died in October 1850. Charles Cavender showed land to Michigan newcomers for $2 per day, during the "Gold Rush" he went to California with his brother Horace Cavender, both of whom were outfitted by John Cavender in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. Charles Cavender and Faith Cavender had a daughter named:

Eleanor Jane Cavender ("Eleanor Cavender" & ‘E.J. Cavender”) who died young in California;

John Cavender born January 10, 1818 in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, married Cynthia Strong ("Cynthia Shraig"?), died on November 17, 1876, and is buried in the Canandiqua Cemetery in Canandaiqua, Michigan. Cynthia Strong was born on June 16, 1823 in Stow, Ohio, died April 16, 1889, and is buried with her husband. John Cavender and Cynthia Cavender had 4 children:

Jane Cavender;

Euphemia Cavender who married a W. Tompkins about 1864 and died in Michigan;

Lucy Cavender ("Lucile Cavender"?); and,

Adah Cavender; and,

Sarah Elizabeth Cavender ("Sarah Cavender" & “S.E. Cavender”) born November 11, 1820 in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and married Stoddard C. Bennett ("Stoddard Bennett") on March 23, 1836. Stoddard Bennett was born on June 29, 1816 in Tioga, New York and died on June 29, 1891 in Michigan. Stoddard Bennett and Sarah Bennett had 7 children:

Hattie Adah Bennett ("Hattie Bennett") who married a Cole and lived in Long Beach, California;

William Cavender Bennett ("William Bennett") born either on January 22, 1839 or on July 24, 1839424, married Welthia E. Burt ("Welthia Burt" & "Welther Burt"?) about 1864, and died on August 15, 1876 in Medina, Michigan. Welthia Burt was born on March 24, 1844, and died about 1930 in Medina, Michigan. The 4 children of William Bennett and Welthia Bennett were:

Frank Bennett born on August 27, 1868 in New York;

Rose Estella Bennett ("Rose Bennett") born on December 25, 1866;

Lilly Bennett ("Lillian Bennett"?) born December 25, 1866;

Imogene Bennett born on May 26, 1871 in Canandaiqua, Michigan, married Sylvester P. Huff ("Sylvester Huff"), and died on July 17, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan. Sylvester Huff was born on September 16, 1871 in Kendallville, Indiana, and died on July 17, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan. The 5 children of Sylvester Huff and Imogene Huff were:

Susan Bell Huff ("Susan Huff") born on April 8, 1899;

Gerald Alden Huff ("Gerald Huff") born on November 13, 1900;

Stewart Huff born on April 13, 1903;

Carroll Huff born on May 1, 1905; and,

Hattie Imogene Huff ("Hattie Huff") born August 16, 1909, first married Lester Bostedor, later married Charles Parker, and died on August 1, 1967 in Jackson, Michigan. Lester Bostedor was born on April 9, 1907 in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Lester Bostedor and Hattie Bostedor had 4 children:

Leon Bostedor;

David Bostedor born January 4, 1932; and,

Eleanor Bostedor born April 27, 1934 in Jackson, Michigan, and married Robert Russell who was born on September 17, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan. Robert Russell and Eleanor Russell had 4 children:

Kathie Russell born on October 14, 1950;

Mark Russell born on March 17, 1956;

Mike Russell ("Michael Russell"?) born on May 29, 1957; and,

Matt Russell ("Matthew Russell"?) born on August 15, 1958; and,

Wayne Bostedor born on May 17, 1936.

Charles Parker and Hattie Parker had a daughter named:



Janet Parker who was born on June 29, 1951;

Walter Bennett, a twin who died young;

Wallace Bennett, a twin who died young;

Rosamond Dorcas Bennett ("Rosamond Bennett") born on December 27, 1843, first married Perry Gumaer, and later married Henry Kirk Stoddard ("Henry Stoddard"). Perry Gumaer and Rosamond Gumaer had a daughter named:

Sarah Gumare born on April 22, 1869 in New York, married William Hamilton Cook ("William Cook") on September 8, 1903, and died on September 13, 1949 in San Francisco, California. William Cook was born on April 2, 1866 in Maria Gaspe, Quebec Province, Canada, and died on December 5, 1933 in San Francisco, California. William Cook and Sarah Cook had a daughter named:

Ruth Cook born on October 16, 1904 in San Francisco, California, married Walter A. Gabriel ("Walter Gabriel") on August 31, 1938, and had no children. Walter Grabriel was born on August 12, 1905 in San Francisco, California, and died on February 18, 1975;

Gershom Judson Bennett ("Gershom Bennett") born January 2, 1853 and married Eugenia Burt; and,

Marie Rosalie Bennett ("Marie Bennett", "Mary Bennett"? & "Elizabeth Bennett"?) born August 28, 1857 and married George Carpenter.

William Charles Cavender (“William C. Cavender”) and Eleanor Boyd Cavender (“Eleanor Cavender” & "Elinor Cavender") had 6 children:



Boyd Hopkins Cavender ("Boyd Cavender") born January 9, 1826 in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, about 1834 moved with his parents to Michigan, married Helen Louise Fenton ("Helen Fenton") on March 17, 1861 in Madison, Wisconsin, about 1867 moved to Birdsbridge Cross, Will County, Illinois, about 1881 moved to Chebanse, Illinois, died on March 27, 1896 at the age of 70 in Otto, Kankakee County, Illinois, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois which lot he purchased about 1870. Helen Fenton was born on March 29, 1840 in Madison, Lenawee County, Michigan, was the daughter of Seth W. Fenton ("Seth Fenton") born in Ruthland, Vermont and Elizabeth Barker, was the granddaughter of Capt. Seth Fenton, Jr. a calvaryman in the war of 1812, was an active advocate of Women's Sufferage, died in October 1922 at the age of 82 years in Chebanse, Illinois, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Joilet, Illinois. In 1867, Boyd Cavender and Helen Cavender moved to Birdsbridge Cross, Will County, Illinois, six miles southeast of Joliet, Illinois. In 1881, they moved to a farm which was located one and one-half miles northeast of Chebanse, Illinois. The five children of Boyd Cavender and Helen Cavender were:

John Elmer Cavender ("John Cavender" & “John E. Cavender”) born on February 12, 1862 in Madison, Michigan, died on April 12, 1876 at the age of 14 in Will County, Illinois, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Will County, Illinois;

William Horace Cavender ("William Cavender", ‘William H. Cavender” & "Willie Cavender") born on July 2, 1865 in Madison, Michigan, died on September 23, 1874 at the age of 9 years in Will County, Illinois, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Will County, Illinois;

Boyd Fay Cavender ("Boyd Cavender") born January 9, 1871 in Troy, Will County, Illinois, first married Louise Eva Fraser (“Louise Fraser”) about 1898 in Kankakee County, Illinois and who died one year later, later married Anna O'Connor approximately 10 years later, purchased a farm about 1920 in Irwin, Illinois, and died on June 9, 1922 at the age of 51 years in Kankakee County, Illinois. Anna O'Connor was born on January 17, 1891, was the daughter of Thomas O'Connor and Anna Cashin, and died on February 27, 1939 at the age of 59 years. Boyd Cavender farmed in the Chebanse area and in 1920 he purchased a farm in Irwin, Illinois. He died at the age of 51 years. Boyd Cavender and Anna Cavender had 5 children:

Mildred Marie Cavender ("Mildred Cavender") born on August 2, 1909, married Lynn Bower on January 3, 1927, died on October 26, 1987, and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Chebanse, Illinois. Lynn Bower was born on October 25, 1908, died on May 23, 1988, and is buried with his wife. Lynn Bower and Mildred Bower had 2 children:

Stephanie Ann Bower ("Stephanie Bower") born on February 20, 1944, and married Eugene Drummer on October 19, 1963. Eugene Drummer was born on March 3, 1943 and he and Mildred Drummer had 2 children:

Gina Drummer born on April 5, 1966; and,

Steven Drummer ("Stephen Drummer"?) born on August 15, 1967; and,

Peter Lynn Bower ("Peter Bower") born November 22, 1948, first married Connie Rauen, and later married Elizabeth Maurey. Peter Bower and Connie Bower had 2 children named:

Jennifer Bower; and,

Lisa Bower.

Peter Bower and Elizabeth Bower had 2 children named:



Douglas Bower; and,

Christopher Bower;

Lawrence Joseph Cavender ("Lawrence Cavender") born on March 10, 1911 in Kankakee, Illinois, about 1917 moved with his parents to Chebanse, Illinois, about 1920 moved with his parents to Irwin, Illinois, and about 1922 at the age of 11 years and following the death of his father, he became the head of the household and ran the farm for his mother with the help of a hired man and also helped to rear the two younger children. Lawrence Cavender married Dorothy M. Ponton ("Dorothy Ponton") on June 24, 1939 in St. Patrick Church in Kankakee, Illinois, and was a farmer in Irwin, Illinois until about 1952 when he moved to a farm in Manteno, Illinois. From 1970-1976 he worked at Bradley Roper in Manteno, Illinois, died on July 19, 1986 at the age of 75 years, and is buried in the All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Dorothy Ponton was born on May 4, 1919 in Momence, Illinois. Lawrence Cavender and Dorothy Cavender had 3 children:

Judith Ann Cavender ("Judith Cavender") born November 28, 1940, married Robert Joseph Lemna ("Robert Lemna") on April 3, 1967 in Springfield, Tennessee, and became a nurse working in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1991. Robert Lemna was born on January 5, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, worked for the railroad, died on August 15, 1980 at the age of 39 years, and is buried in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee, Illinois. Robert Lemna and Judith Lemna had 3 children:

David Eric Lemna ("David Lemna") born on either November 8, 1967 or on November 9, 1967424 in Kankakee, Illinois, and married Sarah Estes on August 30, 1997;

Antonette Marie Lemna ("Antonette Lemna") an adopted daughter born on January 25, 1967; and,

Robert Lemna, Jr. born March 2, 1972 in Kankakee, Illinois;

Thomas Gerald Cavender ("Thomas Cavender") born March 19, 1942, and married Linda Holiday on February 28, 1961. Thomas Cavender and Linda Cavender had 4 children:

Jodi Ann Cavender ("Jodi Cavender") born July 28, 1961, and married Raymond Provance on February 9, 1980 and who was born on September 27, 1960. Raymond Provance and Jodi Provance had 2 children:

Elizabeth Ann Provance ("Elizabeth Provance") born on March 9, 1981; and,

Emily Ann Provance ("Emily Provance") born on May 10, 1990;

Jeffery Thomas Cavender ("Jeffery Cavender") born September 25, 1963, graduated from the State Police Academy in Springfield, Illinois, and married Patricia Hess on July 17, 1988. Jeffery Cavender and Patricia Cavender had 3 children:

Eric Lawrence Cavender ("Eric Cavender"); and,

Alex Roger Cavender ("Alex Cavender" & "Alexander Cavender"?) born on July 24, 1991; and,

Aaron Roger born on December 20, 1995;



Jill Elizabeth Cavender ("Jill Cavender") born on January 30, 1966, graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois with a degree in Criminal & Social Justice, and married Gregory Hosselton in 1989. Gregory Hosselton and Jill Hosselton have 1 child named:

Derrick Thomas Hosselton ("Derrick Hosselton") born on April 17, 1995; and,



Joel Anthony Cavender ("Joel Cavender") born on October 15, 1970, and attended Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Illinois; and,

Donald Lawrence Cavender ("Donald Cavender") born on January 1, 1944, and married Lisa Stewart on November 24, 1976 in Manteno, Illinois and who was born on March 23, 1952. Donald Cavender and Lisa Cavender had 2 children: Aimee Leigh Cavender ("Aimee Cavender") born on June 19, 1977; and, Angela Don Cavender ("Angela Cavender") born December 12, 1980;

Anna Helen Cavender ("Anna Cavender") born on October 25, 1912, and married Harry Hightower on September 21, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and died on August 9, 1990. Harry Hightower was born on October 21, 1915 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Harry Hightower and Anna Hightower had 3 children:

Patrick Hightower born on February 21, 1948, married Dana White, had no children, and lived in Dallas, Texas in 1991;

Ann Hightower born on January 9, 1949, and married Mark E. Benoit ("Mark Benoit") on November 27, 1981. Mark Benoit and Ann Benoit had 3 children: Justin Benoit;

John Benoit; and,

Mary Benoit; and,

Terrance Hightower born February 8, 1952 and married Vickie Dietter ("Victoria Dietter"?). Terrance Hightower and Vickie Hightower ("Victoria Hightower"?) had 2 children:

Samantha Hightower; and,

Christopher Hightower;

Francis Patrick Cavender ("Francis Cavender" & “Francis P. Cavender”) born on March 17, 1920, and married Betty Sabon ("Elizabeth Sabon"?) on November 28, 1946, and had no children by this marriage; and,

Lucille Kathryn Cavender ("Lucille Cavender") born December 7, 1921, and married Vern Schnell ("Vernon Schnell"?) on September 21, 1946. Vern Schnell was born on September 22, 1921. Vern Schnell and Lucille Schnell had 6 children:

Faye Schnell born August 5, 1947, and married Gary St. Pierre. Gary St. Pierre and Faye St. Pierre had 4 children:

Julie St. Pierre;

Benjamin St. Pierre;

Beth St. Pierre ("Elizabeth St. Pierre"?); and,

Elisa St. Pierre;

Raymond Schnell born September 16, 1949, and married Sue Kelly ("Susan Kelly"?). Raymond Schnell and Sue Schnell ("Susan Schnell"?) had 3 children: Jay Schnell;

Jodi Schnell; and,

Kelly Schnell;

Michael Schnell born January 6, 1951, and married Barbara Worth;

Kathy Schnell ("Kathryn Schnell"? & "Catherine Schnell"?) born September 5, 1952, and married Michael Stroer. Michael Stroer and Kathy Stroer had 3 children:

Allan Stroer;

Paul Stroer; and,

Katie Stroer ("Katherine Stroer"?);

Karl Schnell born March 12, 1958, and married Rene James. Karl Schnell and Rene Schnell had a daughter named:

Jena Schnell; and,

Lynne Schnell born October 7, 1959, and married Jeffrey Mathney. Jeffrey Mathney and Lynne Mathney had 3 children:

Melaine Mathney;

Sarah Mathney; and,

Megan Mathney;

Ada Belle Cavender ("Ada Cavender") born April 23, 1876 in Troy, Will County, Illinois, died on April 10, 1894 at the age of 18 years in Troy, Will County, Illinois, and is buried in the Oakwood in Troy, Will County, Illinois; and,

Harvey Lester Cavender ("Harvey Cavender") born October 30, 1879 in Troy, Will County, Illinois, from 1896-1902 he farmed and taught in a one-room school, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1905, married Alice Taylor Mills ("Alice Mills") on July 10, 1909 in Peoria, Illinois, was an attorney in Chicago from about 1905 to about 1955, died February 6, 1961 at the age of 81 in Brevard, North Carolina, and is buried in the Gillespie-Evergreen Cemetery in Brevard, North Carolina. Alice Mills was born on March 13, 1884 in Peoria, Illinois, was the daughter of Thomas Mills and Clarissa Bishop, in 1907 graduated from the Chicago Art Institute and became a painter, died on October 9, 1968 at the age of 84 in Tujunga, Los Angeles County, California, and is buried with her husband. Thomas Mills was born on August 30, 1835 in Mill End, Richman Parish, England, married on November 24, 1864 in Peoria, Illinois, died on March 8, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, and is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Clarissa Bishop was born about 1844 in Saratoga, New York, died February 22, 1942 at the age of 98 in Los Angeles, California, and is buried with her husband. Harvey Cavender and Alice Cavender had 4 children:

Helen Louise Cavender ("Helen Cavender") born July 4, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, married Maynard Marion Anderson ("Maynard Anderson") on September 10, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, and resided in Irvine, California. Maynard Anderson was born August 13, 1910 in Fayette, Fayette County, Idaho, was the son of Burt Warren Anderson ("Burt Anderson") and Charlotte Neu, in 1931 graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering, was a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, served in World War II, and died on March 11, 1996. Burt Anderson was born on March 8, 1877, and died on September 28, 1961. Charlotte Neu was born on March 2, 1877, and died on August 22, 1966. Maynard Anderson and Helen Anderson had 2 children:

Ronald Lee Anderson ("Ronald Anderson") born November 22, 1940 in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1963 graduated from UC/Berkeley in Berkeley, California with a degree in Ceramic Engineering, later received a Ph.D. in Science at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts, and married Elizabeth Rhein Sarason ("Elizabeth Sarason") on June 11, 1967 and who was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 27, 1944. Ronald Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson had 2 children: Alyssa Mills Anderson ("Alyssa Anderson") born on August 16, 1969 in Mount Vernon, New York; and,

Russell Frederick Anderson ("Russell Anderson") born on December 14, 1979 in Santa Clara, California;

James Michael Anderson ("James Anderson") born April 16, 1944 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in 1966 graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles, California with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture, later received a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Plant Pathology, first married Michaelyn G. Brombolich ("Michaelyn Brombolic", formerly "Michaelyn Davis"?) on June 26, 1965 in Davis, California, and later married Betty Sula Wells ("Betty Wells" & "Elizabeth Wells"?) on May 21, 1976 in Georgia. Betty Wells was born on April 27, 1943 in Georgia and became a fiction writer. James Anderson and Michaelyn Anderson had a son named:

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