Pictures Courtesy of Ada (Lett) Todd, Fern Johnson-Cross, Duane Norman, Ken Todd Denny Mumford & Lillian Mumford
According to the 1850 Hocking County, Ohio Census, Nancy Flowers is listed as the head-of-the house, age 58, children listed are Eldridge 20, Isaac 16, Harriet 13 and Nancy 11. Two of the children are known to have come to Michigan: Harriet and Eldridge. Harriet married Will Cummings.
Eldridge fought in the Civil War and was blinded by gun powder. He married Lucinda Lett. They owned 40 acres and lived in Millbrook Township. Their children were Andrew T., Albert, Harriet, Charles, Isaac and Ellen. In the 1880 Census, Myrtle Lett, a niece, is also listed in the household. Eldridge and Lucinda Flowers are buried in Decker Cemetery.
Some Where Out West – Flowers Family Song
Submitted by: (Lillian Mumford)
With the struggle and strife all through our life,
It's a strange world after all.
I've been thinking today that we could just run-a-way
Out where the west winds blow.
With someone like you,
A pal so good and true,
I'd like to leave it all behind and
Go and find a place that's known to God alone.
Just a spot to call our own,
We will find a perfect place where joy will never cease.
Out there beneath the kindly sky we will build a sweet little nest
Somewhere out in the west and let the rest of the world go by.
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