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Abram VANDEWATER
Melissa BLUE
Husband:  Abram VANDEWATER
Birth:  1834 or 1837/8, IA
Occupation:  blacksmith
Father:  Peter B. VANDEWATER, b. 1789/90, NJ
Mother:  Eleanor Catherine RUTAN, b. 1795/6, NJ
Marriage:  3 Jul 1862, Calhoun Co., MI
Wife:  Melissa BLUE
Birth:  1836, MI probably in Macon Twp., Lenawee Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 31 Jan 1856, Eaton Co., MI, Otis Rasey BROWN
Father:  Ezekiel BLUE
Mother:  Irene __?__
Children:
1.  Gilbert VANDEWATER, b. 1866/7, Bellevue, Eaton Co., MI
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey

Sources (n.b., Calhoun Co. is adjacent to Eaton Co. and Barry Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Abram VANTEWATER
Birth: 1834
Husband Age at Marriage: 28
Marriage: 03 Jul 1862, Calhoun, Michigan
Spouse: Malissa BROWN
Birth:  1836
Wife Age at Marriage: 26
Source: Marriage Records, 1836-1943. Calhoun County (Michigan). County Clerk

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #43 of 51):  Bellevue P.O., Village of Bellevue, Bellevue Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll M593_670, p. 57B, PN 8, 61/69, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Vandewater Abram 32 M W Blacksmith 800 200 Iowa
__________ Melissa 30 F W Keeping House     Mich
__________ Gilbert  3 M W       Mich
Brown Anna 13 F W       Mich
Anna is Melissa's daughter from her prior marriage.

3.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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