Person:Hannah Gotee (1)

Hannah Melissa Gotee
m. 1801
  1. Hannah Melissa Gotee1809 - 1874
  2. Sophia Adelaide GOTEE1812 - 1906
  3. James N. GOTEE1814 - 1867
  4. Jerome H. Gotte1817 - 1865
m. 13 Mar 1825
  1. Mary Abigail Williams1826 - 1872
  2. Oliver Harvey Williams1830 - 1878
  3. Julia Ann Williams1833 - 1916
  4. Ephraim Schuyler Williams1835 - 1911
  5. Elias Gotee Williams1838 - 1884
  6. Eliza Melissa Williams1841 - 1842
  7. Jenny Maria Williams1844 - 1936
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Melissa Gotee
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 5 Jun 1809 Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York
Marriage 13 Mar 1825 near Auburn Village, Oakland, Michigan Territoryto Ephraim Smith Williams
Census[6][11] 19 Sep 1850 Flint, Genesee Co., MI
Census[7][12] 11 Jun 1860 Flint, Genesee Co., MI
Census[8][13] 28 Jul 1870 Flint, Genesee Co., MI
Death[1][2] 12 Feb 1874 Flint, Genesee Co., MICause: chronic rheumatism
Burial[3] Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI
Other[4][9] Michigan Biographies, 1878 Biography
Other[5][10] Michigan Historical Society Records, V.10 Obituary

cf. Mich Pioneer & Historical Collections, Vol X, p.194, 204, in which latter page he is referred to as holding the office of Postmaster in Flint, with son Elias G. serving as his clerk & Asst postmaster for 7 years prior to his enlistment in the Civil War ibid p.205 - obituary notice of Mrs. E.S. Williams, naming her grandfather James Harrington of Auburn, Oakland co., MI, with whom she resided until her marriage. From 1829 to 1840 she and her husband resided Saginaw City, moving for a while to Detroit and Pontiac, before settling at Flint, where for many years she suffered as an invalid before her death. Both the Saginaw Courier & Saginaw Enterprise carried laudatory obituaries. A Flint newspaper stated she suffered from mercury poisoning due to its use in a medication used to treat her 30 years before her death

  1. 1.0 1.1 Michigan Online Death Indexes, 1867-1897.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genealogy of the Williams Family: The descendants of Robert Williams, of Roxbury, Mass..
  3. Cemetery Records of Oak Hill Cemeetery, Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI.
  4. Michigan Biographies, 1878: American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Michigan, Volumes I-II.
    Biography for Hannah M. Gotte.
  5. Michigan Biographies, 1878: American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Michigan, Volumes I-II.
    Obituary for Hannah G. Williams.
  6. 1850 Census of Flint, Genesee Co., MI.
  7. 1860 Census of Flint, Genesee Co., MI.
  8. 1870 Census of Flint, Genesee Co., MI.
  9. Mr. Williams married, March 13, 1825, Miss Hannah M. Gotee, daughter of Elias and Martha G. (Harrington) Gotee. Her grandfather served with General Washington through the Revolution. Mrs. Williams shared with her husband the cares, privations, and final success of his active and eventful life, for forty-nine years. She died February 12, 1874, leaving five children.
  10. [Remarks of a Flint paper upon her death.]
    Died in this city, on the 12th of February inst., (1874) in peaceful hope of[p.206] a blessed resurrection, Mrs. Hannah M. Williams, wife of Hon. Ephraim S. Williams, of this city. Mrs. Williams was born at Aurelius, N.Y., June 5, 1809, and came to Michigan on the first trip of the steamer Superior, in May, 1822. She resided with her grandfather, James Harrington, near Auburn, Oakland county, until her marriage, March 13, 1825. In the fall of 1824 Mrs. Williams was one of a party of young friends, among whom was Mr. E. S. Williams, to whom she was afterwards married, who rode on horseback to Grand Blanc on a visit to Mrs. Rufus W. Stevens, a sister of Mr. Williams, thence from Grand Blanc to the present city of Flint. The company followed an Indian trail, then the only road of travel; crossed the river on the then rapids and where now is the mill dam, and standing upon the north bank viewed the beautiful spot for the future city of Flint, where she, after an eventful life, lived many years and died. After her marriage Mrs. Williams and family resided in Saginaw City from the fall of 1829 to the spring of 1840; then after a few years passed in Detroit and Pontiac, made their home in Flint. At an early age she made a profession of faith in Christ, and for over thirty five years has been a worthy and honored member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Her life, passed for the most part in continued bodily suffering, has furnished the highest testimony of the power of divine grace to impart steadfast patience, cheerful submission, and continued joy of spirit in the midst of the sorest trials and affliction. On the day before her death, with her mental faculties unimpaired, and with that wonderful self forgetfulness and care for others which characterized her whole life, she talked with her husband, with Mrs. R. W. Jenny, her only sister, and now the only surviving member of a large family, held a long conversation with the physician who had attended her for eighteen or twenty years, thanking him for his kind attention and expressed her perfect satisfaction with his treatment, gathered her children at her bedside and then directed messages for each of the absent ones. Of seven children given her five vet live; these with her husband, eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren mourn the loss of a most devoted and affectionate wife and mother. Their loss is her eternal gain. Fully matured by discipline and grace, she was eminently ripe for heaven, and on Thursday morning at 5 o'clock with a sweet and peaceful smile as if angels whispered rest, blessed rest, she laid one hand across her breast, tire other held by her husband and with her eyes fixed upon her husband and a beautiful smile, yielded her[p.207] spirit to God and passed from earth to heaven. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord !" Speaking upon the death of Mrs. Williams, the Saginaw Enterprise says: "Death of Mrs. E. S. Williams. We are pained to hear of the death of this excellent lady at Flint, who expired on Thursday morning the 12th inst. "The early settlers of the valley of the Saginaw will ever remember her with feelings of the highest respect and tender regard. She was the estimable wife of E. S. Williams, brother of the late Gardner D. Williams, of Saginaw City, and of B. O. & A. L. Williams, of Owosso.
  11. Ephraim Williams; age 48; male; merchant; b.Mass.
    Hannah M.; age 40; female; b.NY
    Mary M.; age 24; female; b.Michigan
    Oliver; age 20; male; clerk; b.Michigan
    Julia A.; age 17; female; b.Michigan
    Ephraim S.; age 15; male; b.Michigan
    Elias G.; age 13; male; b.Michigan
    Jenny; age 7; female; b.Michigan
    Susan E. Forey; age 19; female; b.L. Canada
  12. Ephraim S. Williams; age 58; male; white; postmaster; real estate 12,365; personal 600; b.Mass.
    Hannah M.; age 51; female; b.NY
    Elias G.; age 22; male; dept. post master; b.Michigan
    Betsy; age 20; female; b.Michigan
    Jenny; age 17; female; student; b.Michigan
    Eliza Kline; age 20; servant; b.Ireland
  13. Williams, E.S.; age 68; male; white; grocer-retired; real estate 12,000/personal 1000; b.Mass.
    Hannah; age 61; female; white; keeping house; b.New York
    Jennie M.; age 24; female; white; at home; b.Michigan