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IRA KNIFFEN, 2nd. child of Daniel and Emily (Preston) Kniffen
was born Jan. 3, 1831, in Macomb, Mich. He married Sep.
17, 1857, Louise Immen, who was born June 5, 1839, in Germany.
They settled on the west half of the north-east quarter of
Section 9 of Macomb Twp., Macomb Co., Mich., where they were
still living in 1896. Mr. Kniffen enlisted in the 22nd. Michigan
Volunteer Infantry, Sep. 1, 1864, and was honorably discharged
June 26, 1865, having taken an active part in the
closing scenes of the Civil War. He was a Republican in politics
and a member of the M. E. Church at Macomb, Mich.
The children of this couple were:
1. Mary Kniffen.
2. Emily Kniffen.
3. Daniel Kniffen.
4. Nettie Kniffen.
5. Iris Kniffen.
6. Orlin Kniffen.
7. Rosa Kniffen.
8. Agnes Kniffen.
ELLEN KNIFFEN, 3rd. child of Daniel and Emily (Preston)
Kniffen, was born April 13, 1833, at Macomb, Mich. She married
July 9, 1854, Spencer Miner, who was born at Grand Blanc,
Genesee Co., Mich., where they first went to house-keeping.
They soon removed to Brandon Twp., Oakland Co., the homestead.
Mr. Miner was a Republican in politics and Free Protestant in
religious belief. He died May 13, 1889. Their children are:
1. Emily Miner.
2. Allison Miner.
3. Olive Miner.
OLIVE KNIFFEN, 5th. child of Daniel and Emily (Preston)
Kniffen, was born Oct. 23, 1838. She married July 4, 1856,
M. G. Bixby. They settled on a farm in Shelby Twp., Macomb
Co., Mich. Mr. Bixby was connected with the building of the
Michigan Air Line Ry. Trouble coming to the family, husband
and wife took separate courses. Mrs. Bixby resided in Detroit
for many years, but enjoyed frequent visits to the home of her
childhood. She died in Detroit June 7, 1895. Their only child
1. Frank Bixby.
LUCINDA KNIFFEN, 6th. child of Daniel and Emily (Preston)
Kniffen, was born Mar. 14, 1841, and died July 17, 1895, at
Markell, Tuscola Co., Mich. She married Oct. 31, 1861,
Elijah Howard, who was born Oct. 8, 1839, at Mt. Clemens, Mich.
They lived first in Shelby Twp., and then Macomb Twp., Macomb
Co., and then removed to Markell, Tuscola Co., Mich., where
Mrs. Howard died. Mr. Howard was for many years a sailor, but
gave up that occupation for that of farming. He enlisted in
the 22nd. Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 1, 1864. Their
1. Albert F. Howard.
2. Nellie V. Howard.
3. Viola V. Howard.
4. Edith E. Howard.
5. Charles Howard.