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1912

Published by Authority of BOARD OF STATE AUDITORS

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CONTENTS.

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Page

Sampler, 1829.

....... Frontispiece

Officers of the Society.............

vi

Preface..

Preface.................................................

vii

Minutes Annual Meeting, 1909....

Report of Secretary, Henry R. Pattengill, 1909...
Report of Treasurer, B. F. Davis, 1909.

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Minutes Midwinter Meeting, Flint 1910................

12

Minutes Annual Meeting, 1910....

17

President's Address.............................

20

Report of Secretary, Henry R. Pattengill, 1910 ........

Report of Treasurer, B. F. Davis, 1910.............

Report of Committees......

Minutes Midwinter Meeting. Kalamazoo 1911..

Minutes Annual Meeting, 1911.... ............

Michigan's Loss, Hon. Joseph Greusel ..........

Report of Secretary, Henry R. Pattengill, 1911 ......

Report of Treasurer, B. F. Davis, 1911........

Methods of Securing Information for Local History, Dwight Goss

Daniel Marsac, John S. Hooker.....................

60

John S. Hooker of Lowell, from Grand Rapids Newspaper.......
Sophie De Marsac Campau, Mrs. Sophie Bingham Buchanan....
Daniel Ball, C. C. Comstock.....
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69
Prehistoric Forts in Macomb County, George H. Cannon.......

73

Old Baldoon, Mrs. Jane M. Kinney..........

78

Old Fort Holmes and Fort Michilimackinac. Hon. Peter White...

85

Early Days in Grand Rapids, Miss Lucy Ball.......

A Visit to the Home of Cadillac, C. M. Burton..........

105

Genealogy of Cadillac, C. M. Burton.....

110

Presentation of Burt's Portrait and Solar Compass to Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society,

John E. Day.....................

112

Burt's Solar Compass, Austin Burt............

114

Summary of Controversy over Invention of Solar Compass, Horace E. Burt...........

117

Historical Lights from Judicial Decisions, Judge Edward Cahill.....

118

The Boundary Lines of the United States Under the Treaty of 1782, C. M. Burton

130

The Gateways of the Old Northwest, Frederick L. Parson, Ph. D......

139

Unexplored Fields in American History, Claude H. Van Tyne, Ph. D....

148

The Lost Finch Boy, John E. Day...

153

Incidents of Early Days in Allegan County, Mrs. Nina Daugherty. .

156

Michigan's Land Boundary, George H. Cannon ..

163

Autobiography of Mrs. Nancy Carey...........

168

Mrs. Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, Mrs. Mary M. Hoyt......

171

Settlement of Howell, Mrs. B. F. Batcheler .........

176

History of Howell. Elisha H. Smith .........

185

The Story of John Tanner, Mrs. Angie Bingham Gilbert .....

196

The Value of Local Historical Data, Frank Tracy Carleton, A. M. Ph. D.....

201

The Dutch Pioneers of Michigan, Martin L. D'Ooge LL. D.....

204

Life of Jesse Crowell. James C. Eslow

212

Greeting. George W. Stone .........

219

Marshall Men and Measures in State and National History, Hon. John C. Patterson,

220

Battle Creek as a Station on the Underground Railway, Charles E. Barnes.........

279

Reminiscences of Grand Traverse Region, Mrs. Martha Gray..........

285

Indian and Pioneer Life, Miss Minnie B. Waite.........

318

Presentation of Chairs used by Governor and Judges of the Northwest Territory, E.J. Wright. . 322

Amusements in Detroit in Colonial Days, C. M. Burton ..........

324

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Hyde Family, Mrs. Harriet Hyde Wells.....
Samplers that I Have Read About, Seen and Owned, Mrs. Florence S. Babbill.....
The Puritan Blood of Michigan, W. 1'. Smith,
Reminiscences of Early Days, David M. Richards........
Eighty Years of Michigan, P. S. Richards..................
History of Fort Malden or Amherst burg, Frances Cleary.................
French and Indian Footprints at Three Rivers on the St. Joseph, Blanche M. Haines, M D..
D. A. R. Unveiled Monument Marking Site of French Trading Post, Three Rivers Commercial
Sauganash's Grave Marked by Three Rivers Daughters of the American Revolution, Three

Rivers Commercial..........
The French Settlement of St. Joseph County, Mrs. Alexander Custard.........
Personal Recollections of Pioneer Life, Miss Ruth Hoppin......
Extracts from History of Three Rivers, M. H. Bumphrey............
Autobiography of Mrs. William Arney .........
History and Meaning of the County Names of Michigan, W. Lee Jenks...
Landmarks of Lenawee County, Mrs. Frank P. Dodge......... ..................
Marking Terminus of Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad, Mrs. Frank P. Dodge....

The Early Railroads of Southern Michigan, Clarence Frost. ..... ............

Genealogical Sketch of the Bissonette Family, G. Bissonette........

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Rev. Robert W. Brown.....

Early Schools of Kalamazoo, Mrs. John Den Blyker......

Presentation of Portrait of Hon. Arthur Hill. II on. William Donovan ......................

Arthur Hill, James B. Angell, LL. D.........

An Introduction to the Settlement of Southern Michigan from 1815 to 1835, George Newman

Fuller..........

Miss Emily Ward, commonly known as “Aunt Emily," Mrs. George N. Jones ......
Michigan's Share in the Establishment of Improved Transportation between the East and

West, Lew Allen Chase, M. A........................
Citizenship and the Public Schools, and Michigan History in Schools, N. B. Sloan ....
Sketch of the Life of John Scott Horner, Mrs. Elizabeth Horner Burling..........
Some Early Maps of Michigan, William Lee Jenks......................................
Sturdy Pioneers of Van Buren and Cass. Hon. A. B. Copley.....
A Character Sketch of Henry A. Goodyear, Hon. Philip T. Colgrove ......
The Indians and the Trading Posts in the Northwest of Barry County, Charles A. Weisserl.
Some of Early Day Life in Michigan, Mrs. Margaret Lafever ......

Memoirs, Henry Harrison Aplin

James H. Baker, Mrs. James M. Skinner.....

Arthur C. Bird ........

Delos A. Blodgett, W. H. Anderson ........

George H. Cannon, John E. Day.........

Rev. Riley Crooks Crawford, Henry S. Bartholomew, M. D.............

John Wetmore Dewey.........

Charles E. Foote, Hon. Oramel B. Fuller......
Mrs. Thomas D. Gilbert. Claude H. Buchanan
Bishop George De N. Gillespie .......

Mrs. Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor. Miss Etolie T. Davis..

Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Miss Etolie T. Davis

Dr. J. W. Hagadorn.

William H. Haze, M. D., Mrs. Angeline Haze Hungerford ..

Dwight N. Lowell, John E. Day........

Mrs. Henry J. Martin...................

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William C. Maybury, Rev. John Connolly ......
John C. Patterson, Miss M. Agnes Burton ...
Theodore E. Potter, Rev. William Pulnam....
Dr. Carl Ludwig Rominger, Dr. A. C. Lane ....
Palmer Hurd Taylor, Mrs. Philo T. Bates......
Dr. Edwin Holmes Van Deusen, Rt. Rev. John M. McCormick ...........
P. Dean Warner, Gov. Fred M. Warner.........

Mrs. Frank A. Weaver .......

Henry Whiteley, Harry H. Whiteley....

Lucretia Williams.....

Frederick Mortimer Cowles.............

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OFFICERS

1911.

Clarence M. Burton, Detroit....
Fred M. Warner, Farmington........
Henry R. Pattengill, Lansing.........
Benjamin F. Davis, Lansing.........

President. ......... Vice-President, .. Secretary.

surer.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Lawton T. Hemans, Mason

A. C. Carton, East Tawas
Mrs. Nathan Judson, Lansing.

COMMITTEE OF HISTORIANS.

Clarence E. Bement, Lansing

Rev. Frank O'Brien, Kalamazoo
Junius E. Beal, Ann Arbor

W. L. Jenks, Port Huron
Joseph Greusel, Detroit.

VICE-PRESIDENTS,

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Alcona ........

.W. L. Chapelle, Harrisville, Antrim...........

J. McLaughlin, Elk Rapids. Barry.....

Mrs. Sarah E. Striker, Hastings. Benzie.......

William A. Betts, Benzonia. Cass........

Hon. L. H. Glover, Cassopolis. Charlevoix..............

..E. H. Green, Charlevoix, Chippewa. .....

.... Judge Charles H. Chapman, Sault Ste. Marie. Clinton........

Mrs. C. L. Pearse, De Witt. Crawford

Dr. Oscar Palmer, Grayling. Delta....

Hon. O. B. Fuller, Ford River. Dickinson. .....

Hon. James B. Knight, Norway. Eaton.

Hon. Esek Pray, Dimondale. Gladwin.

Hon. Eugene Foster, Gladwin. Grand Traverse.

.... Thomas T. Bates, Traverse City. Hillsdale...

.Joseph H. Edinger, Hillsdale. Houghton.....

Lieut. Gov. Orrin W. Robinson, Chassell. Ingham........

John N. Bush, Lansing. Iosco.........

.John M. Waterbury, Tawas City. Isabella....

Prof. C. S. Larzelere, Mt. Pleasant. Jackson ......

... Mrs. P. H. Loomis, Jackson. 1............................ Kalamazoo....

...E. W. De Yoe, Kalamazoo. Kalkaska.....

Hon. A, E, Palmer, Kalkaska. Kent.

Hon. George W. Thayer, Grand Rapids. Leelanau ....

E. Jaye Dickerman, Solon. Lenawee..........

Hon. J. I. Knapp, Adrian. Livingston..........

.A. Riley Crittenden, Howell. Manistee..........

Hon, T. J. Ramsdell, Manistee. Oceana........

Hon. C. A. Gurney, Hart. Ogemaw.......

... Dr. H. M. Ammond, Campbell's Corners. Oscoda.......

..Robert Kittle, Briggs. Otsego ......

.Charles F. Davis, Elmira. Ottawa......

Hon. G. T. Diekema, Holland. Saginaw.....

Mrs. Anna A, Palmer, Saginaw. St. Clair.....

George Howe, Port Huron. St. Joseph.

... Thomas G. Greene, Centreville. Tuscola. .....

.NE. York, Millington. Van Buren....

Hon. C. J. Monroe, South Haven. Washtenaw......

..J. Q. A. Sessions, Ann Arbor, Wayne..........

Hon. David E. Heineman, Detroit. Wexford..................

......Hon. Perry F. Powers, Cadillac.

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