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Obed Macy

Obed Macy
b. 14 December 1801, Guilford County, North Carolina, to William and Mary (Barnard) Macy
d. 9 July 1857, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 17 October 1824, near Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana
Lucinda Polk
b. 6 January 1808, Knox County, Indiana, to Charles and Margaret (McQuade) Polk III
d. 3 August 1872, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Lucinda Polk:
• Amanda (1824-1826)
• Urania (1828-1916) married David Williams Cheesman
• Oscar (1829-1910) married Margaret Elizabeth Bell
• Nancy (1832-1916) married Aphek Lorenzo Woodruff
• Lousia (1834-1896) married John Moran Foy
• Charles P. (1837-1850)
• Margaret (b. 1839)
• William (1841-1923)
• Obed (1843-1922) married Mary Teresa Sullivan
• Lucinda (1844-1926) married Samuel Calvert Foy
• Mary Jane (1849-1917) married Taliesin Evans
• Alice (1852-1854)
• Christina (1855-1856)

Obed came to Liberty, Union County, Indiana, in August 1818. He also lived in Bruceville and Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1850. His son Charles died of cholera near the South Platte River on the California Trail. Obed was a medical doctor in Bruceville, and the first medical doctor in Los Angeles.

The family crossed the plains in 1850, arriving at San Gabriel Mission on 1 January 1851. They camped two months at San Gabriel, and then moved to El Monte. In 1852, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Dr. Macy bought the Bella Union Hotel. They lived on the northwest corner of Los Angeles and Commercial Streets. Dr. Macy then procured a site on the Zanja Madre at what is now the corner of North Main and Macy Streets, where he built a low spreading building.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

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David Williams Cheesman

DAVID WILLIAMS CHEESMAN
b. about 1819, Illinois, to Richard and Hannah Cheesman
d. 24 January 1884, San Francisco, California

m. 17 October 1849, Daviess County, Indiana
Urania Macy
b. 5 April 1828, Knox County, Indiana, to Obed and Lucinda (Polk) Macy
d. 17 March 1916, Medford County, Oregon

Children with Urania Macy:

  • Randolph (1850-1906) married Emma Shattuck
  • Frank Macy (1854-1931) married Margarita Morales Bracamonte
  • Charles Richard (1857-1884)
  • David Julia (b. 1861) married Margaret Starke
  • Urania (1863-1897) married Matthew Quade
  • Laura (b. 1872) married Edward S. Clark

David was a director of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Abraham Lincoln and attended both inaugurations. He was the first Republican National Committeeman for California.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL