29 September 2014

Gaskill's Court Work In Lapeer

Description of the papers from WorldCat.

More notes from the Gaskill Papers (information added):

...items extracted from the Silas Gaskill Papers at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. Silas Gaskillwas a lawyer in Lapeer County whose papers (specifically "Business records of the Gaskill and Geer law firm, 1864-1877; accounts, wills, and account books, 1833-1839, 1864-1870") are housed there.   One of my many notes (apologize for the poor handwriting -- I can barely read my own notes) from the Gaskill book....

Another Gaskill entry here, herehere and here.

26 September 2014

Wayne County, Michigan, Probate File #8771

Moore, Lura (remarried [Nathaniel H.] Weston)
Probate File# 8771
Mother and Guardian of Minor Clara A. Moore
Divorced From Moore In Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1880
Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Race: White
Occupation: Keeping House
Birth Year (Estimated): 1842
Birthplace: New Hampshire, United States
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire, United States
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
N H Weston Self M 47 New Hampshire, United States
Lura Weston Wife F 38 New Hampshire, United States
Clara Weston Daughter F 13 New Hampshire, United States
Harry Weston Son M 7 Michigan, United States

Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: New Hampshire
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Race: White
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Ivers Smith M 58 New Hampshire
Sarah Smith F 57 New Hampshire
Lura Moore F 27 New Hampshire
Clara Ann Moore F 3 New Hampshire

New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947
Name: Thomas W. Moore
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 19 Feb 1861
Event Place: New Bosston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Birth Year (Estimated): 1838
Father's Name: Thomas M. Moore
Mother's Name: Nancy C. Moore
Spouse's Name: Lura Smith
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1842
Spouse's Father's Name: Ivers Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah Hoitt

25 September 2014

Captain Morris's Detroit In 1764

Captain Thomas Morris came to America in 1758, as a lieutenant in the 17th regiment of infantry.  "After his adventures along the Maumee...he remained in Detroit for some time, and returned to England with his regiment in 1767 (he retired in 1775)."


"Probably it was his familiarity with the French language that led to his being chosen for the task... ."

A Modern Day View Of Cedar Point In Ohio
"I set out in good spirits from Cedar Point in Lake Erie on the 26th of August, 1764...at the same time the army proceeded for Detroit".

"It may not be improper to mention, that if I could have completed the tour intended, viz., from Detroit to New Orleans, thence to New York, and thence to Detroit again, whence I set out, it would have been a circuit little short of five thousand miles." 

 Detroit, September 25, 1764

24 September 2014

Neighbors And Guests

Jim's Dad, Richard S. Palm, and Judith Guest's mother, Marion A. Nesbit, were neighbors in 1920.

Source: HeritageQuest

Richard, Hazel and Eldon Palm

On Vermont Street in 1920, in Detroit, Michigan [extracted from the census]:

", Hazel
", Eldon
", Richard
Burns, Belle

Cameron, Angus
", Ellen
:, Eva

Nesbit, Rusel
", Emma
", Marion A
Septroth, ? sister-in-law