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DETROIT TOWNSHIP


Detroit Township is desirably situated, and has many fine farms, and its citizens are industrious. The soil on the upland is a yellow loam mixed with a little sand, and is very productive. The first birth in the Township was a daughter of David and Hannah Mige, who died in infancy. The first marriage was Robert Cooper to Nancy Rice in 1826, at the residence of William Meredith. The first sermon was preached by Rev. Elijah Garrison, at the house of David Mize, in 1826. He was of the "Christian" denomination. The first School House was built on 16, in 1827 by Daniel Mize, Ezekiel Clemmons, William Meredith, and others. Abraham Jones taught the first school. The first church was built about 1840 at the Blue River Graveyard. The first Supervisor was Isaac Teniff. Garrett Van Duzen was the first Justice of Peace.

DETROIT SUBSCRIBERS


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Aber, H. C. Detroit Blacksmith Ohio 1849
Aldrich, Dutee Y Detroit Farmer MA 1838
Baker, Michael Detroit Farmer PA 1856
Bechdoldt, G. P. Detroit Farmer Germany 1847
Biddle, Zacriah Detroit Farmer Tennessee 1834
Burlend, William Detroit Farmer England 1830
Crafton, D. L. Detroit Butcher Pike Co., IL 1834
Davis, B. B. Detroit Hotel Canada 1836
Dinsmore, Lewis Detroit Saloon Illinois 1838
Douglas, Andrew Sec. 33 Farmer Livingston Co., MO 1849
Douglas, William Detroit Farmer Scotland 1847
Duff, Dennis Florence Com. Merchant Pike Co., IL 1840
Dunniway, Jno. W Detroit Farmer Kentucky 1836
Ellis, James Detroit Merchant Pike Co., IL 1839
Ellis, John B. Sec. 15 Farmer New York 1837
Ellis, Thos. B Detroit Farmer New York 1836
Fidler, A. Detroit Blacksmith Ohio 1864
Flinn, B. W. Sec. 5 Farmer Philadelphia 1856
Foreman, Norton Detroit Merchant Pike Co., IL 1843
Foreman, T. Detroit Farmer Pike Co., IL 1850
Foreman, Townsend Detroit Merchant Pike Co., IL 1846
French, J Detroit Farmer Kentucky 1865
French, Paul P. Florence Merchant Indiana 1843
Goldman, B. D. Detroit Farmer Kentucky 1830
Goldman, J Detroit Farmer Pike Co., IL 1835
Hall, W. C. Detroit Farmer Pike Co., IL 1844
Hammerton, G. Detroit Farmer England 1856
Hayden, Samuel Detroit Merchant Tennessee 1843
Lindsey, Stewart Detroit Farmer Kentucky 1843
Lovejoy, John A. Detroit Blacksmith Kentucky 1853
Lyster, John Detroit Farmer NC 1829
Meredith, Jas. F. M. Sec. 17 Grape Grower, Farmer Pike Co., IL 1830
Noyes, J. T. G. Sec. 30 Farmer NH 1852
Peckenpaugh, M. R Detroit Book Dealer Pike Co., IL 1844
Perry, Richard Detroit Vineyard England 1850
Philips, James Sec. 21 Farmer New York 1837
Rhodes, James Detroit Farmer England 1856
Rush, James Sec. 19 Farmer Indiana 1827
Sanderson, A. C. Detroit Justice of the Peace Ohio 1852
Sitton, J. K. Detroit Farmer Missouri 1827
Smith, W. K. Detroit Farmer Kentucky 1851
Sneeden, Charles Detroit Mason New York 1866
Stackpole, Capt. G. V Detroit Farmer Maine 1840
Stonemetts, Casper Detroit Physician Ohio 1842
Stoner, David W. Detroit Farmer England 1843
Stoner, James W. Detroit Farmer England 1843
Taylor, Simon Detroit Farmer Missouri 1837
Thompson, B. F. Sec. 32 Farmer Green Co., IL 1849
Thornton, N. A. Detroit Farmer & J. P. Pike Co., IL 1837
Wade, Thomas Detroit Farmer Pike Co., IL 1842
Welty, DeBolt Detroit Farmer Ohio 1855
Williams, S. M. Detroit Attorney NC 1833

MISCELLANEOUS NAMES


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Clark, C. N. Hannibal, MO Lawyer New York ........
Morris, John Hannibal, MO Carpenter Delaware 1843
Prince, Edward Quincy, IL Att'y & Real Estate New York .......