Little River Letts
Pictures Courtesy of Marguerite Berry-Jackson
Gabriel and Mary Ann Gross-Lett came from Champaign County, Goshen Township, Ohio on August 16, 1870. They traveled by two white oxen pulling a covered wagon. They settled in Mecosta County living in various places until buying a 40-acre farm in Little River. Gabriel Lett, the son of Ephriam Lett and Elizabeth Green-Lett was born in 1838 in Virginia. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Gross, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Gross who was born in 1842. (SEE GROSS FAMILY) To this union, nine children were born. Before leaving Ohio four children were born: Amanda, 1863, Mahalia J., 1865, Ida Ann, 1866, and Emily 1868. Five more children were born after coming to Michigan; Cora, Charles, William, and Lillian (twins) and Walter 1883. Gabriel Lett had brothers and sisters who remained in Ohio and Virginia. they were: Dan, Sarah, Amelia, Rosa A., and Mahalia. A brother Sam came to Michigan.
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