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Re: edgar aselton

Posted: 25 Feb 2003 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Dec 2012 6:31AM GMT
Surnames: Aselton, Van Ysselstein

My father was Melvin P. Aselton, Jr. who was born March 7, 1911 and died May 1984. I recently retired and decided it was a good time to try to trace our family.

Dad's father was Melvin P. Aselton and his mother was Nellie Gilmore (from St. Caesar Canada). Our father always told us our name had been changed from Van Ysselstein and we always thought he was kidding. It looks like he wasn't. The little bit of tracking I have been able to do shows a link between Canada, Vermont, and Michigan for our family.

The 1880 Census in Chesahing, Saginaw, Michigan lists a Melvin Aselton born in Canada in 1835. It also shows that both his mother and father were born in Canada. He was 45 yrs old at that time, a farmer, and married.

It sounds like we are talking about the same you have anything in your notes about someone that was hung for stealing horses....supposedly on the way home from the Civil War? This was another story Dad used to tell us.

How are you related? I would greatly appreciate any info you might be able to share with me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Somehow, I think Edgar and Melvin are related.


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Carol A. McKellar 3 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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JudyDelaney62 26 Feb 2003 12:22AM GMT 
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