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Joseph Eddey (1802-1887) & Susan Salsbury (1809-1886)
Natives of Rhode Island, pioneer farming family in Hampton Twp.

Michigan Historical Collections, Michigan Historical Society, 1888

MRS. SUSAN EDDY.
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Mrs. Susan Eddy, wife of Joseph Eddy, died November 27, 1887, at the old home in the township of Hampton, Bay county. Mrs. Eddy was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, August 13, 1804, and was consequently 82 at the time of her death. She was married to Joseph Eddy at Onlyville, Rhode Island, June 4, 1826. Her maiden name was Susan Salsbury.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddy emigrated to the state of New York in 1836, and in 1855 came to Bay City, Michigan. In 1858 they bought a farm in the township of Hampton, where this good woman died. She had seven children, six sons and one daughter. During the war of the Rebellion she sent three of her boys to save their county; they all distinguished themselves and returned safe to their noble mother to cheer her declining days.

Mrs. Eddy was one of the noblest of women, her charity and noble qualities endeared her to all. She was a strict member of the Baptist church, She will long be remembered by the old pioneers of Bay county.

Husband, Joseph. - Added April, 2011.

History of Bay County, Michigan - Gansser, 1905.

JOSEPH EDDY.
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Jospeh Eddy came to Hampton in 1858, and five sons and one daughter reside there now. Three sons, -- George P, Edward and Albert H., -- served through the entire Civil War in Company F. 23rd Reg., Michgan Vol., Inf., the former two being mustered out, when peace came to bless the land, as lieutenants, the last named with the rank of sergeant.

Susan (Salsbury) Eddy, wife of Joseph. - Added July, 2012.

Michigan Pioneer Society, 1887.

Susan Eddy wife of Joseph Eddy ded November 27, 1886 at the old home in the Township of Hampton, Bay County.

Mrs Eddy was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, August 13, 1804. She was consequently eighty two at the time of her death. She was married to Joseph Eddy at Onlyville, Rhode Island on June 4, 1826. Her maiden name was Susan Salsbury.

They emigrated to the State of New York in 1836 and in 1855 to Bay City, Mich. In 1858 they bought a farm in the Township of Hampton, where this good woman died. She had seven children, six sons and one daughter. Dur the war of the Rebellion she sent three o her boys to save their country. The all distinquished and returned safe to the noble mother to cheer her declining days. Mrs. Eddy was one of the nobless of woman, her charity and noble qualletes endeared her to all. She was a strict memer of the Baptist church. None knew her but to love her. She will long be remembered by the old pioneers of Bay County.

Additional Notes.

    1850 - Census: Palmyra, Wayne, N.Y.

  • Eddy, Joseph - b. 1801 Rhode Island
  • Susan, wife - b. 1805 Rhode Island
  • Joseph B., son - b. 1833 Rhode Island
  • George P., son - b. 1837 New York
  • Edward A., son - b. 1840 New York
  • Sarah E., dau. - b. 1843 New York
  • Henry A., son - b. 1845 New York
  • Conkling, Susan E., b. 1838 New York
  • Salisbury, Cemina, mother in-law, b. 1770 Rhode Island

    1870 - Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Eddy, Joseph - age 68, b. Rhode Island.
  • Susan, wife - age 65, b. Rhode Island.
  • Sarah, daughter - age 25, b. New York.
  • Henry, son, - age 23, b.New York

    1887 - Michigan Deaths: Hampton Twp., Bay, Mich.

  • Susan Eddy, born 1809, Rhode Island, married, died Nov. 29, 1887.

    1888 - Michigan Deaths: Hampton Twp., Bay, Mich.

  • Joseph Eddy, born 1802, Rhode Island, son of Joseph and Ann Eddy, died on May 5, 1888.
Related Notes & Pages

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People Referenced
Conkling, Susa E.
Eddy, Albert H. (son)
Eddy, Edward A. (son)
Eddy, George P. (son)
Eddy, Henry A. (son)
Eddy, Joseph (husband)
Eddy, Jospeh B. (son)
Eddy, Sarah E. (dau)
Salisbury, Susan (subject)
Salisbury, Cemina (mother)
Subjects Referenced
23d Mich. Infantry
Baptist Church
Bay Co., MI
Civil War
Hampton Twp., Bay, MI
Onlyville, RI
Palmyra, Wayne, NY
Tiverton, RI
War of Rebellion
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