It was 170 years ago, 7 May 1850, in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, my great great grandaunt, Caroline Lee, daughter of Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee, married Jerome B. Corey. Caroline Lee’s wedding to Jerome Corey was officiated by her uncle, Harvey Lee, Justice of the Peace, Bloomfield Township. Witnesses were George and Mary E. Lee – Marriage Returns for Oakland County Michigan 1836 – 1884, Oakland County Genealogical Society, Ruth S. Kennedy, Compiler, 1989.
Aunt Caroline was the older sister of my great great grandfather Charles Norton Lee, in fact she was the oldest of her 12 siblings.
Aunt Caroline and Uncle Jerome were parents of three children: James A (1848), Lucein (1853), and Minnie (1866).
I have found Aunt Caroline’s death certificate 25 July 1904 – in which it states she is widowed. I have yet to find Uncle Jerome’s. Hopefully, when the michiganology.org website settles down I will have better luck in finding him. OK, but Aunt Caroline’s death certificate recorded her interment as being in Woodmere Cemetery! Woodmere is one of the greatest genealogist friendly cemeteries in Detroit. I hoped she had been interred next to Uncle Jerome, so I sent a research request in on their website. Within the hour, I received a reply! Uncle Jerome died 1 June 1897, due to acute nehritis.