Michigan Genealogy

Collections and Researches made by the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, vol. XXXVIII

Old Fort Holmes

By Peter White 1)For memoir of Peter White, see Vol. XXXVII, pp. 620-639. Paper for the annual meeting, June, 1907, but not read owing to the illness of Mr. White. This is the last of several valuable papers given by him to this society. There is something about the magic words fort, fortress, fortification, that …

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The Route from Lachine to Baldoon, 1804

Old Baldoon

By Mrs. Jane M. KinneyRead at the annual meeting, June 27, 1907 This settlement of Highland Scotch people led by the Earl of Selkirk, is in Canada up the river that empties into the St. Glair River, nearly opposite Algonac and the mouth of which is at the north end of Walpole Island. About five …

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Daniel Ball

Daniel Ball

By C. C. Comstock This paper was written by C. C. Comstock for the Old Residents’ Reunion at Sweet’s Hotel, Grand Rapids, Feb. 19, 1895, and by request read by his daughter, Mrs. Lucius Boltwood, at the midwinter meeting, Grand Rapids, Jan., 1907. Daniel Ball was born in Cheshire County, N. H., 1)Daniel Ball, son …

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Daniel Marsac

Daniel Marsac

By John S. Hooker St. Anne’s Church Records of Detroit, give Daniel Marsac’s birth January 25, 1812, baptized January 26, 1812. He was the son of Rene Marsac and Eulalie Gouin. The subject of this sketch in 1828, through the kindness and influence of his uncle George Campau came to the mouth of Flat River …

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