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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

This friendly act of the citizens of Ann Arbor, in accompanying the commissioners as far as Grand river, had other and more important results upon the interests of the new village than the mere giving of it a name. Of this party was Isaiah W. Bennett, who, believing that the place from its location must become one of some importance, determined to make it the home of his family, and to trust his fortunes to its future. Mr. Bennett, in company with Mr. John Daniels, had been over the ground in the fall of 1829. He now located and entered at the land office for himself and his brothers, Augustus A. Bennett and Jeremiah Bennett, seven hundred and twenty-one acres of land, all of which is now within the limits of the city of Jackson, and among the most valuable portions of it. It was principally through the influence of Mr. Bennett that other lands were located by Dr. Benjamin H. Packard, Chauncey C. Lewis, Lemuel S. House, and William R. Thompson, who were then known as the Ann Arbor party.

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