Pictured here are family members spanning five generations! They are also the ancestors of our own Education Programs Director, Matthew Hackett. The bed-ridden woman is Matthew's great-great-grandmother Eliza Amelia Parmenter. The youngest child of Lydia and Craig Parmenter, who came to Avon Township in the 1820s, Eliza was born at Stony Creek in 1837, near Rochester, MI. She attended Stony Creek School, built in 1845 and still standing today. Eliza married John Lovell in 1857 in Troy in a ceremony officiated by postmaster G. W. Peck. Her brother, Orville, served in the Cavalry during the Civil War and died of disease in Washington, D.C. Eliza passed away in 1924.