Puffer Genealogy

Josiah Graves PUFFER

Josiah Graves PUFFER[1]

Male 1835 - 1905  (69 years)

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  • Name Josiah Graves PUFFER  [2
    Born 15 Nov 1835  Sunderland, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    FindAGrave Memorial 106705785 
    Died 15 Sep 1905  Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Odell Cemetery 
    Person ID I6667  Puffers
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father Capt. Lewis PUFFER,   b. 7 Nov 1798, Sunderland, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1886, Mount Palatine, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Emily C. GRAVES,   b. 28 Jan 1805, Sunderland, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1885, Mt. Palatine, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 May 1826  Sunderland, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F9996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary T. MANZER,   b. 18 Jul 1834, Antwerp, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1914, Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1857 
    Children 
     1. Anna B. PUFFER,   b. 15 Nov 1835, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1906, Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Weltha Ann PUFFER,   b. 8 Nov 1858, Grundy County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1932, Spink County, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Alvin Lewis PUFFER,   b. Jan 1860, Hope, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1926, Colorado Springs, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     4. Charles F. PUFFER,   b. 3 Aug 1861,   d. 20 Nov 1863, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Eva Rosella PUFFER,   b. 19 Feb 1863, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1941, Park Rapids, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Charles Manzer PUFFER,   b. Jun 1864, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     7. Jay B. PUFFER,   b. 4 Mar 1872, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1873, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Herbert Josiah PUFFER,   b. Aug 1872, Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     9. George T. PUFFER,   b. 10 Nov 1873, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1874, Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Fred LeRoy PUFFER,   b. 30 Jun 1879,   d. 18 Jul 1892  (Age 13 years)
     11. Everett A. PUFFER,   b. 27 Oct 1879, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Odell, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F10012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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    josiah g puffer gs.jpg

  • Notes 
    • A farmer at Eylar, IL

      It is noted in several newspaper articles that he was part of the 'underground railroad' and helped in the escape of one Caroline Quarrels, a 16 year old slave from St. Louis. She found her way to Milwaukee and then was smuggled to Pewankee and later to Prairieville (now Waukesha), WI. She was conducted to Sandwich, Canada by Mr. Lyman Goodnow, who established the "railroad" in that section. He paid to have her ferried across the Detroit River into Canada.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 151.

    2. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 152.

    3. [S1943] 1673-1899: History of the Town of Sunderland, Massachusetts, Page 486.