Archive for February 2008

Slavery

February 26, 2008

SLAVERY 

Source: 

  1. Riddell, W. R.  “A Negro Slave in Detroit when Detroit was Canadian,” MHM  XVIII (1934), pages 48-52.
  1. Parkman, Francis.  The Old Regime in Canada.  Little, Brown, and Company, Boston; 1895, pages 438. 
  1. Gibb, H. L.  “Slaves in Old Detroit.”  MHM, XVIII (1934), pages 143-149.
  1. Girardin, J.A. “Slavery in Detroit.”  P & Q History Collection, I (1887), pages 415-16. 
  1. Goodrich, Calvin.  The First Michigan Frontier.  University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1940, pages 196-211.
  1. For:  George Fox, September 5, 1956 
  1. Lansing Republican, January 1880.  Haviland, Laura S. “Fled from southern bondage:  the history of Willis Hamilton.”  Concluded in January 31, 1880 issue.
  1. Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed.  NEW VOYAGES TO NORTH-AMERICA by the Baron de Lahontan.  (1905) Volume 1, page 169.  “Ft2:  Slavery among the Indians was due entirely to prisoners taken in war.  It was a mild form, slaves being usually treated as members of the family, and having the hope of exchange or ransom by their own tribe.  From the Indians it spread to the French in Illinois, and was authorized by edit in 1709.  See Lafontaine, “Del l’esclavage in Canada,” in Montreal Historical Society MEMORIES, 1858.” 
  1. Michigan Historical Collections, Volume 12, 1887, pages 511-522.
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Singapore, Michigan

February 26, 2008

SINGAPORE 

Source:

  1. Michigan History.  See indexes. 
  1. Inland Seas, Winter 1953.  “Singapore, Michigan’s …Pompeii “by Mr. Charles Starring.  Singapore lost last inhabitant, James Nicholson family in 1892-4.  In 1892 sand was n third and last floor.
  1. Moderator, June 12, 1888. 
  1. MSL-Clips.  All material from Mr. Hutchins of Chicago.
  1. See MHC Map file. 

Michigan Pioneer Collection, Volume 5, pages 215, 218.  Volume 38, pages 159-161.

Michigan History Magazine, Volume 35, page 227.  Volume 38, pages 313.

Shipbuilding

February 26, 2008

SHIPBUILDING – see also GREAT LAKES – SHIPS AND SHIPPING

Source:

 

1.    Saginaw Daily Courier, February 4, 1881.  Provides description of Propeller.  Lists ships:

 

            1 steamer built in 1849 “Buena Vista”

            21 craft built in 1867

            21 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1869

            19 craft built in 1870

              9 craft built in 1871

            22 craft built in 1873

Jackson County Sheriffs

February 26, 2008

SHERIFFS – JACKSON COUNTY – 1830-60

David Keyes, Daniel Coleman, A. B. Gibson, James Dyer, Jonathon Videto, Henry Tisdale, Lewis Welling, Amos Pickett 

GII

B47

F2

F4

 

Recommendation of Daniel Coleman for Sheriff, February 7, 1834.  36 names on petition.

 

Recommendation and remonstrance relating to Amas B. Gibsonm, January 22, 28, 1834; October 4, 1833…names of petitioners.

SA

B21

F62

 

Petitions and recommendations, June 28, 1832.  Public meeting naming all the county officers. 

B22

F14

Petitions and recommendations, Civil Officers, Jackson County, 1835.

Ephraim Shay

February 26, 2008

EPHRAIM SHAY

Biographical sketch and portrait.  PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN.  Chicago:  Record publishing company, 1895 (page 460 for portrait) pages 461-2.

Perry F. Powers.  A HISTORY OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN AND ITS PEOPLE, volume III, pages 1289.  (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1912)

SEMTA

February 26, 2008

SEMTA

Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

RG 91-474

RG 94-361

Seal of Michigan – History

February 26, 2008

Seal of Michigan – History

 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Volume 30, p.339.