Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Custer Family

George Armstrong Custer
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, the son of Emanuel Henry Custer and Marie (Ward) Kirkpatrick, was born on December 5, 1839 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. He was killed on June 25, 1876 in the Battle of Little Big Horn. He married Elizabeth Bacon on February 9, 1864, daughter of Daniel Stanton Bacon and Eleanor Sophia Page. She was born on April 8, 1842 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. She died on April 4, 1933 in New York City, New York.

Custer’s father, Emanuel Henry Custer, was born on December 10, 1806 in Crespatown, Allegany County, Maryland, and died on November 27, 1892 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. He was married first to Matilda Viers on August 7, 1828 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. She died on July 18, 1835.  He married, as his second wife, Marie (Ward) Kirkpatrick on February 23, 1836 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio.  She was the daughter of James Grier Ward and Catherine Rogers. She was born on May 31, 1807 in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died on January 13, 1882 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.  She was the widow of Israel Kirkpatrick, whom she married on August 1, 1823. He was born on February 14, 1796 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and died on March 3, 1835 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio.


Emanuel Henry Custer and Matilda Viers had the following children:

Hannah Custer died in infancy.
Brice William Custer was born on April 23, 1831. He died on April 6, 1904. He married Marie Stockton in 1850.
John Viers Custer was born on April 22, 1833. He died on July 29, 1836.

Emanuel Henry Custer and Marie (Ward) Kirkpatrick had the following children:

James Custer was born on November 12, 1836 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. He died on December 24, 1837 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio.
Samuel Custer was born on October 30, 1838 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. He died on January 16, 1839 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio.
George Armstrong Custer (see above).
Nevin Johnson Custer (see below).
Thomas Ward Custer was born on March 15, 1845 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. He was killed on June 25, 1876 in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Boston Custer was born on October 31, 1848 in Harrison County, Ohio. He was killed on June 25, 1876 in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Margaret Emma Custer was born on January 5, 1852. She died in March 1910 in New York City, New York. She married first to James Calhoun, son of James and Charlotte Calhoun. He was born on August 24, 1845 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was killed on June 25, 1876 in the Battle of Little Big Horn.  She married secondly to John H. Maugham Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.in 1904.

Marie Ward and Israel Kirkpatrick had the following child:

Lydia Ann Kirkpatrick (see below).


Nevin Johnson Custer, Custer’s brother, was born on July 29, 1842 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, and died on February 25, 1915 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. He married Ann North. She was born in 1843, and died in 1922 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.

Nevin Johnson Custer and Ann North had the following children:

Claribel C. Custer was born on September 5, 1863 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. She died on July 9, 1950 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. She married Andrew Vivian.
Armstrong Custer was born in 1864. He died in 1929.
Lula B. Custer was born in 1870 and died in 1938.
James Calhoun Custer (see below).
William Bacon Custer was born in 1874, and died in 1940 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.
Charles Custer was born on February 6, 1879, and died on September 3, 1899 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.


Lydia Ann Kirkpatrick, Custer’s half-sister, was born on October 9, 1825. She died on June 27, 1906. She married David Reed on December 1, 1846. He was born on June 7, 1824. He died on March 10, 1913 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.

David Reed and Lydia Ann Kirkpatrick had the following children:

Marie E. Reed was born on August 7, 1848. She died on March 3, 1931 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.
Lilla Belle Reed was born on April 26, 1854. She died on April 26, 1854 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.
Emma Reed was born on July 30, 1856. She died on December 11, 1943 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA. She married Frederic Sanxay Calhoun, son of James and Charlotte Calhoun. He was born on April 19, 1847 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He died on March 20, 1904 in Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Harry Armstrong "Autie" Reed was born on April 27, 1858. He was killed on June 25, 1876 at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


James Calhoun Custer, Custer’s nephew, was born in 1871. He died in 1954 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. He married Elizabeth Ann Renner. She was born in 1874, and died in 1924 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.

James Calhoun Custer and Elizabeth Ann Renner had the following children:

Margaret Elizabeth Custer was born in 1896. She died in 1957 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.
Miriam Irene Custer
Brice Calhoun William Custer
Charles Armstrong Custer was born on January 14, 1910. He died on November 25, 1992 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.


For a chart of the Custer family click HERE.

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