Online sources state that Nicholas VanPatten is the son of John H VanPatten by his first wife. Nicholas is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar Michigan. His marker says b. 25 Aug 1839, d. 9 Jul 1915 and his burial record says his father was Wixon. Nicholas (one of two Nicholas in Tuscola County) married Eliza Towns, d/o Stephen and Fanny Towns.
John H VanPatten and wife Eliza are in the 1860 census in Hannibal Center, Oswego County, NY, and in 1870 and 1880 census, Vassar township, Tuscola County, Michigan. Jasper and Ella Brown by Eliza's first husband are living with them. 1900 census, Tuscola County, Michigan, shows Eliza widowed living with Sibley ahd Hettie McMartin. Ella Brown is living with them.
Sibley H McMartin, age 23, married 26 Jul 1882 to Hettie N VanPatten, age 18 (incorectly recorded VanRetten) in Tuscola County, Michigan.
Mary Hettie was the daughter of John H and Eliza VanPatten. Eliza had two children by Mr. Brown, Jasper (1847)and Ella / Emma (1851) Brown. The VanPatten children were Louisa (1856), James B (1859), Albert (1861), Mary H(ettie) (1864), Charles (1868), and Cora (1869), all from census. Not located in 1850 census at this time. The 1850 census should show Nicholas and sister Jane with John H and first wife, and Eliza with husband Brown.
Sibley and Mary H had one child, Nellie, who died Oct 1900. Sibley is in the 1920 census and widowed Mary is in the 1930 census. Eliza VanPatten died Aug 1911 age 82 per burial records of Riverside Cemetery. Ella Brown lived with her half sister Mary Hetta VanPatten McMartin through the 1920 census. Ella never married.
There are no burial records for Sibley McMartin. James VanPatten died 1873 and Charles d. 1874. There are no cemetery burial records for them or father John H VanPatten.
Someone has placed a marker on the lot with McMartin, Mary I Sibl Nellie on the left side and VanPatten, Emma Ella Brown on the right side.
Looking for anyone with knowledge of this family or who placed the marker on the lot. Will share any and all information. Mailing address 1405 Hunt Rd, Mayville, MI 48744