Francis Mahorter
Birth: Jul 1762 ♦ Wadsworth, PA
Death: 9 Jul 1862 ♦ Saline, MI

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Francis Mahorter

  • Occupation: Farmer

  • Veteran:

  • Age at Death: 100

  • Reason of Death: Unknown

  • Francis was born in Wadsworth, PA, and moved to Michigan before 1840 (1840 U.S. census in Saline, Michigan), with the spelling of the last name as Mahorter.

  • Francis was a farmer when he lived in Michigan.

  • Found that Francis may have had two brothers, James and Lorey, and his father may have been Charles (not entirely sure of these facts).

  • Francis was married to two individuals: Margaret (unknown last name), and Joyce Brainard. Margaret had 3 children whereas Joyce had two children. Margaret died in 1824 and unknown birth date, assuming that she was roughly the same age as Francis and born in the 1790’s.

  • Margaret’s children were Margaret, Charles, and Catherine.

  • Joyce’s children were Jacob and George

  • George was blind and died at the young age of 20, he is buried at Benton Cemetery with Francis

  • Francis was 100 at death according to his tombstone, but I have found conflicting information on this that he was 80 at death.

  • Francis is buried at Benton Cemetery (very old cemetery, not even marked from the road) just outside of Detroit. Other burials at the cemetery are his second wife, Joyce Brainard (tombstone is lying upside down on the ground), his son George who was blind and died young at an age of 20, and a brother-in-law Nelson Brainard.

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Cemetery Information

Cemetery Name
Cemetery Location
Francis Mahorter Benton Cemetery Washtenaw County, Saline, MI
Margaret Unknown
Joyce Brainard Mahorter Benton Cemetery Washtenaw County, Saline, MI Stone is possibly the one that is fallen over behind the stone for Francis
Margaret Mahorter Jacobus Macon Cemetery Lenawee County, Macon, MI
Charles Mahorter Unknown
Catherine Mahorter Woodruff Hall Oakwood Cemetery Lenawee County, Adrian, Michigan
Jacob F "Jake" Mahorter Unknown
George Mahorter Benton Cemetery Washtenaw County, Saline, MI


1840 U.S. Census

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