Grace Sleep (born Doubt)

Born:Apr 19 1828 In:  Beer Ferris, Devonshire, England
Died:Nov 4 1906 (at age 78)In:  Laurium, Houghton, MI, USA

Immediate family

*Samuel [Immigrate] Sleep
Her husband
William Henry Sleep
Her son
Ellen M Sleep
Her daughter
Samuel Sleep
Her son
Amelia Cudlip (born Sleep)
Her daughter
Mary Jane Tredway (born Sleep)
Her daughter
George Newell Sleep
Her son
William Doubt
Her father
Jane Doubt (born Knight)
Her mother
William Doubt
Her brother
Mary Doubt
Her sister
Maria Doubt
Her sister
John Doubt
Her brother
James Doubt
Her brother
Samuel G Doubt
Her brother
Thomas Doubt
Her brother

Contact information

Lewannick, Cornwall, England
Michigan, United States
Portage, Houghton, Michigan, United States
Calumet township, Precinct 2, Houghton, Michigan, United States

Source citations

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Grace Sleep
Gender: Female
Birth: Circa 1829 - Beer Ferris, Devonshire, England
Residence: 1851 - St Giles The Fields, Beeralston, Devonshire, England
Age: 22
Marital status: Married
Husband: Samuel Sleep
Child: William Sleep
Census: Parish:Beer FerrisSeries:HO107Family:144 Township:BeeralstonPiece:1883Line:9 Registration district:Buckland Monachorum 1Registrar's district:Tavistock 290Image:33 County:DevonshireEnumerated by:Jas Borley Country:EnglandEnum. District:1 B Date:1851Folio:48 See household members
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; Samuel Sleep; 19
Wife; Grace Sleep; 22
Son; William Sleep; 7 days

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Grace Sleep (born Doubt)
Birth names: GraceGrace Doubt
Gender: Female
Birth: Apr 19 1828 - Beer Ferris, Devon, England
Marriage: Dec 15 1850 - Beer Ferris, Devon, England
Death: Nov 4 1906 - Larium, Houghton, Michigan, USA
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Grace Sleep
Gender: Female
Birth: Circa 1827 - England
Residence: 1860 - Fourth Ward Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 33
Husband (implied): Samuel Sleep
Children (implied): William Sleep, Ellen M Sleep
Census: Show detailsHide details Township:Fourth Ward JohnstownSeries:M653Image:741 County:CambriaSheet:143 State:PennsylvaniaFamily:1091 Date:1860-00-00Line:21 See household members
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head (implied); Samuel Sleep; 36
Wife (implied); Grace Sleep; 33
Son (implied); William Sleep; 9
Daughter (implied); Ellen M Sleep; 1
; Jane Doubt; 62
; Joseph Doubt; 18
; James Monk; 21
; John Bose; 25
; Francis Bennetts; 45
; James Bennetts; 19
; James Carnow; 23
; William Hawke; 25

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
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Gender: Male
Christening: Jan 30 1853 - Laneast, Cornwall, England
Father: Henry Sleep
Mother: Grace
Child: William Henry Sleep
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02355-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 254487


Samuel Sleep, miner, and Grace Doubt, both of Beer Alston were married in the parish church at Beer Ferris in the Diocese of Exeter on December 15, 1850. Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Sleep and Lavinia Jenkins.

Birth: Apr. 19, 1828
Bere Ferrers
Devon, England
Death: Nov. 4, 1906
Houghton County
Michigan, USA

Grace (Doubt) Sleep, daughter of William & Jane (Knight) Doubt - Born in Bere Alston, Devon, England on 19 April 1828; wife of Samuel Sleep

Grace Sleep died on Sunday, November 4, 1906 at the age of 78 years 6 months and 16 days.
The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton, Michigan (Tuesday, November 6, 1906, page 7) reported:

DIED SUNDAY. Mrs. Grace Sleep Passed Away At Home of Her daughter. Mrs. Grace Sleep died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Cudlip, Florida street, Laurium, after a lengthy illness. She had been rapidly growing weaker so that her death was not entirely unexpected. Mrs. Sleep came to Laurium about seven years ago from Houghton to make her home with her daughter in Calumet.
The decedent was born in Cornwall, Eng., seventy-two years ago, and came to the copper country when it was becoming recognised as a place with a future. She is survived by five grown up children. They are Mrs. Cudlip, Mrs. Tredea, of Franklin Jr., George Sleep, of Hancock, Samuel, of Calumet, and William Henry Sleep, of California.
The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock, services being held at the Laurium M.E. church, Rev. W.E. Marvin officiating, and interment at Forest Hill cemetery, Houghton.

The Copper County Evening News (Monday, November 5, 1906, page 8) further noted:

Grace Sleep - Old resident of Houghton County passes away in Laurium. The death occurred yesterday morning of Mrs. Grace Sleep at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Cudlip, Florida Street, Laurium. The decedent was 79 years of age and was one of the oldest residents of Houghton County. About 7 years ago, she came to Calumet from Houghton where she had been a continuous resident for upwards of 20 years.
On coming to Calumet, the late Mrs. Sleep made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cudlip. The decedent was born in Cornwall, England, coming to this country many years ago. She was well known in Houghton County and her demise will be regretted by a large circle of friends.
She is survived by two daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. William Cudlip of Laurium and Mrs. Tredea of Franklin; while the sons are Samuel of Calumet, George of Hancock, and William Henry of California. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00, Reverend William E. Marvin of the Laurium M.E. Church officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton.

Grace's headstone in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton, Michigan reads:

APR. 19, 1828
NOV. 4, 1906 
Family links: 
  Jane Knight Doubt (____ - 1881)
  Samuel Sleep (1833 - 1906)*
  William Henry Sleep (1851 - 1915)*
  Amelia Sleep Cudlip (1863 - 1952)*
  Mary Jane Sleep Tredray (1866 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Houghton County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Don Toms
Record added: Jun 14, 2011
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