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 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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Governor Edwin B. Winans

Biography of Governor Edwin B. Winans

Hon. Edwin B. Winans, who began his duties as Governor of Michigan, January 1, 1891, is a son of the Empire State, of which his parents also were natives. From German ancestry on the father’s side, he derives the instincts of frugality and careful consideration of ways and means, and these are strengthened by the …

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Governor Cyrus Gray Luce

Biography of Governor Cyrus Gray Luce

Cyrus Gray Luce, Governor of Michigan, combines in his character the substantial traits of the New England ancestry of his father, and the chivalrous and hospitable elements peculiar to the southerners, which came to him from his mother’s side of the house. The New Englanders, active in the cause of American Liberty, after this desired …

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Gen. Russell A. Alger

Biography of Gen. Russell A. Alger

Russell A. Alger, Governor of Michigan for the term commencing Jan. 1, 1885, was born in Lafayette Township, Median Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1836. Having lived a temperate life, he is a comparative young man in appearance, and possesses those mental faculties that are the distinguishing characteristics of robust, mature and educated manhood. When 11 …

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Governor Josiah W. Begole

Biography of Governor Josiah W. Begole

Josiah W. Begole, the present (1883) Governor of Michigan was born in Livingston County, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1815. His ancestors were of French descent, and settled at an early period in the State of Maryland, His grandfather, Capt. Bolles, of that State, was an officer in the American army during the war of the …

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Governor David H. Jerome

Biography of Governor David H. Jerome

David H. Jerome, governor of from Jan. 1, 1881, to Jan. 1, 1883, was born at Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17, 1829. His parents emigrated to Michigan from Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., N. Y., in 1828, locating at Detroit. His father died march 30, 1831, leaving nine children. He had been twice married, and four of his …

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