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BATTLE CREEK

BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN

From his extensive information on all matters, both State and national, and from his business relations with so many people in this State during the forty years of his life in Michigan, he was well qualified to give his opinions of men and their acts. He had a hearty appreciation of humor and gave and received a joke with equal zest. He had been a practical surgeon. Was formerly a democrat, but had acted in later years with the republican party. He left, at his death, which occurred a few years ago, five children—three daughters, Mrs. L. H. Stewart and Mrs. D. W. "Burnham, of Battle Creek, and Mrs. J. W. Oakly of Chicago;, and two sons, George, now in California, and Mark, of Battle Creek.
WARREN B. SHEPHERD, THE PIONEER SCHOOLMASTER AND HIS PUPILS.
Warren B. Shepherd came to Battle Creek in the autumn of 1834. At that time, the traveler, after leaving Lowell's, going west, came to the noted old log tavern at the Gulf, kept by Judge John V. Henry. Judge Henry was a man of decided intellect; spirited, a good talker, an accomplished gentleman and a natural landlord. The first house west of Henry's was Polydore Hudson's log cabin. You then came to Moses Hall's house, his brother Tolman living in a shanty adjoining it. The main building was the well known Foster house. Gen. Ezra Convis lived next in a log house, with a frame addition in front. This was on the grounds where Dr. Campbell afterwards built his residence.

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