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Calvin Halladay

Calvin Halladay

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  • Name Calvin Halladay 
    Born 14 Sep 1777  Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military ,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav. 
    Buried Nov 1852  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Nov 1852  Bedford Township,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • 1830 New York Census Index
      Halladay, Calvin, Ont, 058, Seneca

      1850 Michigan Census Index
      Halladay, Calvin, CABC, 72R

      Calhoun County Land Records
      Calvin Halliday, Seneca, NY purchased from Garnsey Kennedy and wife Abbey of Clifton Park, NY on 5/2/1842, 40 acres in Burlington Twp.

      Calvin Halladay of Calhoun County purchased from Thomas H. Thomas and Marinda (wife) of Calhoun County on 7/18/1842, 2 acres in Battle Creek.

      From "The Halladay Family 1650-1933" by Vernon Andre Kraft-Nicholson

      Calvin Halladay was born in Suffield, Connecticut and in company with his brother Matthew located in Ontario County, New York.  Matthew lived and died at Manchester, New York and Calvin conducted a hotel three miles west of Geneva, on the main highway between Geneva and Canandaigua and also owned a farm near there.  In 1838 his wife and he and most of their children except Mary Ann moved to Battle Creek, Michigan where he purchased 255-58/100 acres of land for $2,715.66.  This land comprised an entire section north of Battle Creek and was purchased May 2, 1842 from Gurnsey Kennedy and his wife Abby.  Calvin Halladay divided his land up into farms of 80 acres each, several of which had nice brick homes, and gave each of this children one except Mrs. Kraft who lived in Battle Creek and Mrs. Phelps who lived in Stafford, NY.  Near the home of his daughter, Mrs. Scidmore, he set aside a plot of ground for a family cemetery, on a high knoll with a commanding view of Battle Creek in the distance.  Here his wife and he, most of their children and many descendants are buried. Calvin Halladay is described as being a tall muscular man with blue eyes.  It is regretted he never had his picture taken.  His widow had her photograph taken, which is considered an excellent likeness, and the copies among descendants are highly prized by them.

      Deed - Gurnsey Kennedy to Calvin Halladay

      This indenture made the second day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty-two between Gurnsey Kennedy and Abby his wife of the town of Clifton Park in the county of Saratoga and State of New York of the first part, and Calvin Halladay of the town of Seneca in the county of Ontario and state aforesaid of the second part, witnesseth that the said parties of the first part in consideration of two thousand and seven hundred and fifteen dollars and sixty-six cents ($2,715.66) to them duly paid, have sold and by these presents do grant and convey unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever all those certain parcels or pieces of land lying in the county of Calhoun in the State of Michigan and
      described as follows: the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section number five of township number four south of range number seven west containing forty acres.  Also the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section number six in the township number four south of range number seven west containing forty acres.  Also the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section number five in the township number four south of range number seven west containing forty acres. Also the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section number four south range number seven west containing forty acres.  The above described premises being the same that was conveyed by Thomas King, David and Joseph Coddington to the above named Gurnsey Kennedy and the same is subject, however, to the terms and provisions to a certain contract heretofore made and entered into by and between one Abraham Merritt of the one part and one Sylvanus Reed of the other part and executor by the said Abraham Merritt relating to the above described premises and it is expressly agreed between the parties to this indenture that this deed as to the above described (pime) is conditional and that if the said Calvin
      Halladay, his personal representative, or assigns shall, will and truly fulfill on the part and behalf of the said Abraham Merritt the covenants in said bond or agreement contained upon the performance of the said Sylvanus Reed, his personal representative or assigns of the conditions precedent to be fulfilled by the said Sylvanus Reed and shall in all respects comply with the agreements and obligations therein contained, then this deed as to the above described premises shall be of full force and virtue, otherwise, this indenture as to the above premises shall be null and void and the parties of the first part shall remain and be possessed of the full title and absolute control of the premises as above described
      without any legal proceeding whatsoever and they shall continue the absolute owners of said premises, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding and without any repayment by the party of the first part of the whole or any portion of the consideration money.  The party of the first part hereby absolutely grants and conveys to the party of the second part all that certain piece or parcel of land and premises situated in the township of Milton, county of Calhoun, and state of Michigan and particularly described as follows, viz: the northwest fractional quarter and the south fractional half of the northwest quarter of section number eighteen in township number two south of range number seven west containing 95 acres and fifty-eight hundreds of an acre, be the same more or less, reserving nevertheless the land that may be flowed (if any) by reason of raising of a dam across the Kalamazoo river at the head of the Battle Creek mill canal to the height of six feet with the appurtenances and all the estate, title and interest of the said parties of the first part therein.  And the said Gurnsey Kennedy does hereby covenant and agree that at the delivery thereof he is the lawful owner of the premises above granted and seized of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance therein free and clear of all incumbencies and that he will warrant and defend the above granted premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the
      second part, his heirs and assigns forever.

      In witness whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above.

      Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Saratoga County -
      Gurnsey Kennedy (L.S.)
      Alfred Noxon
      Abby Kennedy (L.S.)

      On the second day of May 1842 came before me Gurnsey Kennedy and Abby, his wife, both to me personally known and known unto me to be the persons described in and who executed the within conveyance and they duly acknowledged the same.  And the said Abby, wife of the said Gurnsey being examined by me apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed the same fully, voluntarily and without any fear or compulsion of her said husband.

      Alfred Noxon, Commissioner of Deeds State of New York Saratoga County

      Archibald Smith, Clerk of the county of Saratoga, does certify that Alfred Noxon whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof of acknowledgment of the (amine) deed or instrument in writing was at the date of said certificate a commissioner of deeds in and for the said county duly qualified according to law.  And also that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of said commissioner and verily believe that the signature to said certificate is genuine.

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal this third day of May, 1842.

      Recorded June 15, 1842,

      Archibald Smith, Clerk at 4 o'clock P.M. I. Van Valin, Dept. Reg

      Last Will and Testament of Calvin Halladay, Sr.

      "I, Calvin Halladay, considering the uncertainty of human life, and now being of sound mind, and memory, do make, execute and publish, this my last will and testament, as follows:

      First:  My executor (hereinafter named) shall after my decease, out of my personal estate if it be sufficient, and if not sufficient, then out of my person and real estate, defray the expenses of my funeral and pay therefrom all my just debts, if any such shall remain unpaid at my demise.

      Second:  I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Esther Halladay, the use, rents, issues and profits of one third part of all the real and personal estate of which I shall die seized or which at such time I am equitably entitled to have and possess as part and parcel of my estate. Which said use, rents, issues, and profits my said wife shall have and enjoy during her natural life.  Unless she shall again marry, in which event, such uses, rents issues and profits shall no longer belong to or be enjoyed by my said wife and after the marriage or death of my said wife, said one third of my said estate shall be equally divided between James Halladay, Matthew Halladay, Austin D. Halladay, William T. Halladay and Calvin Halladay, my sons.

      Third:  After payment of my just debts, of my funeral expenses and the one third part to my said wife as aforesaid, I do give and bequeath unto my said sons, to-wit: unto James Halladay, William T. Halladay, Austin D. Halladay and Calvin Halladay, Junior, all and singular the balance of my estate, real and personal, including rights, moneys, credits and effects which may wholly or in part appertain and belong to my said estate so bequeathed to my said sons, shall be honestly, equitably, and fairly divided equally between them.  So that each of my said sons shall share equally and alike in the balance of my said estate, as well as in that portion, bequeathed to my wife, which may remain after her marriage or death.

      Fourth:  I do hereby ordain, constitute and appoint my said son, James Halladay, sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  And further it is my determination and I ordain my said executor shall have and receive from said estate before the aforementioned division shall be made, a fair and just compensation for his services as executor hereof, and an amount sufficient from said estate to pay all expenses of carrying this my will, into effect.

      Fifth:  Provided always that the grant and bequest of one third of my said estate, real and personal to my said wife, Esther Halladay, is intended to be given and is so given and bequeathed to her in full satisfaction and recompense of and for her dower and thirds, which she may or can in anywise claim and demand out of my estate, and as full recompense and satisfaction of goods and chattels or property reserved widows of deceased persons and exempt from administration by virtue of the provisions of an act entitled "an act to amend the revised statutes in retaliation to the inventory and collection of the effects of deceased persons" approved Feb. 1, 1842.

      In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

      Calvin Halladay

      The foregoing instrument consisting of two half sheets of foolscap was now here subscribed by Calvin Halladay, the Testator, in the presence of each of us, and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament, and we at his request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses. Platt Gilbert, Geo. W. Thomas, Chas. Waring. Battle Creek, July 18, 1850.
    Person ID I3730  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640, Decendants of Ebenezer Halladay, 1675-1779, Decendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Decendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 

    Father Ancestors James Halladay,   b. 28 Sep 1733, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Rebecca Copley,   b. 28 Jan 1736/37, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 19 Jan 1758  Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Esther Fisher,   b. 15 Oct 1782,   d. 2 Oct 1858, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1798  Seneca Castle,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lucinda Halladay,   b. 27 May 1800, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1888, Bedford Township,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Rachel Halladay,   b. 2 Sep 1801, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1896, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Rebecca Owen Halladay,   b. 8 Apr 1803, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1835, Seneca Castle,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Natural]
    +4. James Calvin Halladay,   b. 29 Nov 1804, Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1875, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Natural]
     5. Matthew Halladay,   b. 12 Feb 1806, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1858, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x6. Mary Ann Halladay,   b. 2 Jun 1808, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1883  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
    +7. William Tippett Halladay Married: 2x2x ,   b. 2 Aug 1810, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1896, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
    +8. Austin Dutton Halladay,   b. 21 Feb 1812, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1899, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x9. Phebe Halladay,   b. 8 Mar 1814, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1889  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x10. Catherine Halladay,   b. Cal 5 May 1815, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1861, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x11. Esther Halladay,   b. 28 Aug 1815, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1865  (Age 49 years)  [Natural]
    +12. Jane Elizabeth Halladay,   b. 11 Apr 1819, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1886, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
    +13. Calvin Halladay, Jr.,   b. 9 May 1821, Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1898, Grand Rapids,Kent,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F1609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1777 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav. - - ,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Aug 1798 - Seneca Castle,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lucinda Halladay - 27 May 1800 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rachel Halladay - 2 Sep 1801 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rebecca Owen Halladay - 8 Apr 1803 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Calvin Halladay - 29 Nov 1804 - Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Matthew Halladay - 12 Feb 1806 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann Halladay - 2 Jun 1808 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Tippett Halladay - 2 Aug 1810 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Austin Dutton Halladay - 21 Feb 1812 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Phebe Halladay - 8 Mar 1814 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Catherine Halladay - Cal 5 May 1815 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Esther Halladay - 28 Aug 1815 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jane Elizabeth Halladay - 11 Apr 1819 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Calvin Halladay, Jr. - 9 May 1821 - Near Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1852 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1852 - Bedford Township,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    HALLADAY, Calvin, 1777-1852, Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav.
    HALLADAY, Calvin, 1777-1852, Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav.

  • Sources 
    1. [S213] Tombstone Data, Michigan, Calhoun County, Halladay/Harmon Cemetery, Calvin Halladay tombstone (Reliability: 3), 31 Mar 2004.
      Calvin Halladay, Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav.
      Calvin's tombstone in Halladay Cemetery