A Tillotson Coat-of-arms

Mary Eliza Tillotson and Charles Gurley Wait


Mary Eliza Tillotson was born January 19, 1829. She was the daughter of Leonard Tillotson and Mary Cossitt Thomas. Mary married Charles Gurley Wait on May 29, 1850 in Medina County, Ohio. Daniel M. Conant presided at the wedding. Charles was born April 2, 1830 in Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was the son of James Wait and Eliza Ashley.

James Wait moved to Hinckley, Medina County, Ohio from Massachusetts along with his brothers Enos and Henry Wait, about the fall of 1830. A year later he moved to Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio where James served as captain of a ferry boat on Lake Erie.

Charles Gurley Wait descended from Samuel Wait and Rosanna Wardwell as follows:

1 Samuel Wait (1566-) + Rosanna Wardwell (1570-)
. 2 Thomas Wait (1601-1665) + Ellen ? (1618-1675)
. . 3 Benjamin Wait (1644-1704) + Martha Leonard (1649-1704)
. . . 4 John Wait (1680-) + Mary Belding (1685-)
. . . . 5 Elisha Wait (1725-1816) + Martha Wells( 1731-1817)
. . . . . 6 Consider Wait (1752-1829) + Sarai Lull (1768-1796)
. . . . . . 7 James Wait (1791-1869) + Eliza Ashley (1804-1866)
. . . . . . . 8 Charles Gurley Wait (1830-1895) + Mary Eliza Tillotson (1829-1885)

Mary Eliza Tillotson and Charles Gurley Wait had three children:

Mary Eliza Tillotson died March 13, 1885 in Fairfield, Shiawassee County, Michigan. She is buried in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan. Charles Gurley Wait died on January 4, 1895 in Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan. He is also buried in Elsie.


My thanks to Greg Wait and Harold K. Dunn for information on Wait genealogy.


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