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Michigan

Jackson

TOLEDO WAR. The excitement caused by the dispute between Michigan and Ohio relative to the boundary line, which caused the celebrated Toledo war, reached Jackson, and a company of thirty men was organized. Osgood H. Fifield was elected captain. The services of this company were never required on the field of action, and their most arduous duties were in acting as a home guard. Daniel Coleman was appointed sheriff of the county, and served in 1834-5. This gentleman, who promised to become one of the most useful citizens of Jackson, was killed in the spring of 1836, soon after his marriage, by being thrown from a buggy while riding with his wife in Livonia, Livingstone county, New York. He was an active business man, and his loss was one severely felt by the little village in which he had been so useful a member. Mr. Coleman was appointed, in 1834, postmaster, and held the office at the time of his death. In 1834 the first improvement on the east side of the river commenced, and consisted of two log houses near the east end of the dam, built for the accommodation of the workmen.

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