I am looking for relatives and ancestry of an "EXPERIENCE GREGORY" born somewhere in NY in 1785, married to a "HENRY EVERETT" (or possibly EVART/EVARTS) in NY about 1808. They moved to Oxford Twp., Butler Co., OH thereafter and had two daughters:
1. AMANDA MELVINA EVERETT (or EVARTS). Born 15 Feb 1818, Oxford Twp., Butler Co., OH, and died 2 Apr 1890 in Dallas Co., IA (buried Waukee Cem., Dallas Co., IA). She married a NATHANIEL ATKINS on 20 Feb 1834 in St. Joseph Co. IN. He was born 3 Jun 1808 in the Town of Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY and died 27 May 1876 in Walnut Twp., Dallas Co, IA. (also buried in the Waukee Cem.)
2. EMELINE EVERETT (or EVARTS) Born ~1822 in Oxford Twp., Butler Co., OH and died ~ 1855. She married JOHN W. MALCOLM on 2 Jan 1839 in St. Joseph Co. IN. He was born ~1819 in PA, and died between 1864 & 1870 in IN or IA.
"EXPERIENCE GREGORY", by then a widow, moved with her daughter AMANDA and son-in-law (and their family) to Bertrand Twp., Berriens Co., MI, and her name appears on the 1840 & 1850 Census. She died there in the 10th Div. Twp (the County apparently having subdivided the TWP., or they moved to a neighboring Twp.) on 30 Dec 1853, and is buried in an unknown location there. Following her death, the family moved againto Dallas Co., IA between 1853 and 1860, where they show up on the 1860 Iowa Census. Their daughter married in Des Moines (DSM), IA in April 1855, so it would appear that the family moved from MI to IA between 1853-1855, eventually takeing Homestead property and farming in Dallas Co., IA.
I descend from the eldest daughter (and first child of 10) born to AMANDA MELVINA EVERETT (or EVARTS) & NATHANIEL ATKINS, named MARY ANN AKINS (note the spelling change for unknown reasons from "ADKINS" to "AKINS", droppiong the "d"), born 13 Nov 1833 in Henry Co., IN. These wee my GGGrandparents. They are both buried adjacent to her parents in the Waukee Cem., Dallas Co., IA, just west of DSM. On 11 Apr 1855 in Des Moines, IA, she married a JOHN H. HOFF (1830 Chesterhill, OH - 1909 Dallas Co.,IA) and they had 8 children, including their 7th child, a son, JOHN CASSIUS HOFF (1875 Dallas Co., IA -1960 DSM, IA). He married a MABEL MINA TENNANT (1888 Oscalloska, IA - 1963 DSM, IA). They had 3 children, including the first child, my father, JOHN RICHARD HOFF (1909 DSM, IA - 1960 DSM, IA). He married a VALETTA FLORENCE SCOTT (1912 Boise ID - Now in DSM, IA) on 1 Sep 1934, and they had two children, myself, JOHN SCOTT HOFF (1946 DSM, IA - Now in chicago) and my younger brother ROBERT TENNANT HOFF ( 4 June 1948 DSM, IA - Now in Washington, DC). The later has no children. I married a SHIRLEY JO WARD from Omaha, NE in 1975 (sep'd in 1996) and have two children, JENNIFER JO HOFF (13 Sep 1982 Hoffman Est., IL - Now in Chicago) and JOHN BARON HOFF (29 Sep 1984 Hoffman Est., IL - Now in College at the Univ. of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, and an Airman 1C in the Ill. ANG in Springfield). I am interested in contact with anyone knowing of the parentage of "EXPERIENCE GREGORY" in "NY", or other collateral ancesters of her - It is now a mystery to me. Please contact me directly either by phone in Chicago at (312) 346-8111 or via E/M at <firstname.lastname@example.org