W511 John Estep
W511 John ESTEP, son of John and Elizabeth (FISHER) ESTEP, was born about 1812 in MD. He married Mary Ann DAUGHERTY in MD between 1830 and 1836. Mary Ann was born about 1812 in MD. Their first three children were born in MD.
About 1842, John, Mary Ann and their young children traveled to OH where his parents were already living. Four more children were born in OH.
In 1850 the family moved to MI and settled in Sebewa Township, Ionia Co. where their last four children were born.
Mary Ann (DAUGHERTY) ESTEP died between 1864 and 1870 and her burial location has not yet been found. John ESTEP died 29 Dec 1884 and is buried in Portland City Cemetery, Portland, MI. The Portland City clerk confirmed that John was buried in the cemetery but did not have a death date. The diary of his nephew Charles A. ESTEP provided his death date. Charles Albert ESTEP (1853-1937) [W5171] was the son of William Henry [W517] and Rebecca (SHAFFNER) ESTEP.
Children of John and Mary Ann:
W5111 William ESTEP born c1836 MD. [Listed as W5112 in book.]
W5112 John James ESTEP born c1837 MD and died 24 Dec 1919 MI; married
(1) Eleanora TRIM c1860 and (2) Louisa BELCHER in 1879. [Listed as W5111 in book.]
W5113 Joseph ESTEP born c1841 MD.
W5114 Francis D. ESTEP born c1843 OH.
W5115 Mark Austin ESTEP born c1845 OH. He was listed on census records as
Mark A. (1870) and as Austin (1860). The LDS IGI list showed that Austin ESTEP married Mary Eliza HOWELL 13 Sep 1869. Mark A. and Mary are listed on the 1870 Ionia Co., MI census in the elder John's household.
W5116 Margaret ESTEP born c1847 OH.
W5117 Augustus / Jerome ESTEP born c1849 OH and his first name is
believed to be Augustin.
W5118 Samuel ESTEP born c1857 MI.
W5119 Richard ESTEP born c1858 MI. He was listed on 1900 MI soundex in
Ionia Co. as 42 years old and born in OH. The LDS IGI list showed a Richard L. ESTEP who married Ada L. TOOKER 4 Apr 1882. It is not known if this is the same Richard. The 1870 census listed an illegible name that begins with "L." Verneta (Newell) Kremer remembers an Uncle Lee.
W511-10 Frances E. ESTEP born c1864 MI.
Ionia Co., MI census records: 1850 (p. 125A), 1860 (p. 355) and 1870 (p. 636).
Diary of Charles A. Estep, John Estep's nephew. Original copy owned by Teresa Leak Sweet, Ionia
County Genealogical Society.
Telephone calls to Ionia Co., MI clerk's office and Portland City, MI clerk's office.
Personal knowledge of Verneta (Newell) Kremer, daughter of Mary Orleana (Estep) Newell and mother
of Delores (Dee) Bauerle.
Estep, Thomas, Sr. (c1709-c1772) of Frederick County, Maryland and His Descendants by Margaret
Elizabeth Vidal, et al (1994), p. 430 [for 1900 MI soundex information on Richard Estep and p. 434 for W5171 Charles Albert Estep].