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Michael Kite

Male Abt 1784 - 1864  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Michael Kite 
    Born Abt 1784  Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Mar 1864  Eagle, Richland County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Eagle, Richland County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60  Carl
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father Phillip Kite,   d. 18 Apr 1820 
    Mother Mary 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Dofflemyer,   b. Abt 1791,   d. Terre Haute, Champaign County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Jun 1811  Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan Kite
     2. Mary Kite
     3. Agnes Kite
     4. Christina Kite
     5. Sarah Kite,   b. 1811, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1874, Argos, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. George W Kite,   b. 1 May 1822, Mad River, Champaign County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MILITARY: Michael Kite served in the War of 1812, he belonged to the 58 Regiment Virginia of Militia "War of 1812 Pay Rolls of Militia, Misc. Reel 392" from: Virginia State Library, Archives Branch, 12th and Capitol St., Richmond, VA 23219

      MILITARY: Served in the the Virginia Militia in 1815 : Viginia Valley
      Records, page 137, by John W. Wayland, Shanandoah Publishing House,
      Inc., 1830.

      Biography of GEORGE KITE. George Kite is a member of one of the pioneer families of Richland county and is numbered among the successful and prominent farmers of Richwood township. He was born in the town of Eagle, this county, Mar. 24, 1859, an d is a son of George and Sarah Ann (Myers) Kite, the former of whom was born in Champaign county, O., in 1822, and the latter in Marion county, Ind., in 1829. Their marriage was celebrated in the latter county, in 1848, and they continued to res ide in the Hoosier State until 1857, when they came to Wisconsin and settled in Eagle township, Richland county, where the father bought eighty acres of wild land, to which he subsequently added forty acres, here developing a good farm and remai ning on the old homestead until his death, in October, 1822. He wife is still living on the old homestead. Of their nine children five are living. He was a Republican in politics and was a member of the town board for a number of years, having s erved as chairman of the same for several terms. He and his wife were devoted members of United Brethren church, in which he was ordained a minister when but twenty years of age. He made farming his vocation but exercised his clerical functions , having been one of the pioneer clergymen of his church in the county. He was a son of Michael and Catherine (Tofflemeier) Kite, the former of whom was born in Virginia, and the later in Ohio. She died near Terre Haute, Ind., having been commun icant of the Catholic church. Michael Kite came to Richland county about 1853, settling in Eagle township, where he passed the residue of his life, having been eighty ears of age at the time of his death. The maternal grandparents of the subjec t of this review were William and Massie (Conner) Myers, the former of whom was born in Virginia and the later in Indiana. George Kite, the immediate subject of this sketch, was reared on the home farm of his parents and is indebted to the distr ict schools for his early educational discipline. He is now the owner of a well improved farm of eighty acres, and devotes his attention to general agriculture and stock-raising. He maintains a liberal and public-spirited attitude as a citizen a nd his political support is given to the Republican party. In June, 1885, Mr. Kite was united in marriage to Miss Effie Hofius, a daughter of James W. Hofius, of whom individual mention is made in these columns. They became the parents of seve n children: Andrew and Grace died in childhood and the third child died in infancy. Flossie was the next in order of birth; Carrie is deceased, and the two youngest children are Tressie and Ruth.
      From: History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, IL, 1884