image
image

image
image
 

Michigan

Jackson

In 1835 Mr. Richardson owned a store on lot eleven on Main street, in which .he kept a general assortment of goods, such as is usually kept in a country store. Mr. James A. Dyer came here in 1835 and went into the store of Mr. William Richardson as clerk, and remained with him about three years. Mr. Dyer was county clerk from 1846 to 1848, sheriff from 1838 to 1840, justice of the peace for twelve years, and postmaster four years, from 1849 In 1839 Mr. Dyer and Mr. Charles Derby entered into partnership and bought the stock of Mr. Richardson, which they removed to a store on the north side of Main street, nearly opposite Richardson's store.
COURT-HOUSE.
In 1836 the legislature of the now state of Michigan "passed an act .authorizing the county to borrow $10,000 for the purpose of erecting a court-house and county clerk's office. The court-house was on the public square on the south side of Main street, and on the west side of Jackson street; the clerk's office was on the north side of Main street, and opposite the court-house. Both buildings were of stone, and were supposed to be erected for all time. Mr. A. B. Gibson, the then sheriff, was superintendent, having charge of the work. David Porter had the contract for doing the mason work, and Lemuel House for the carpenter work. Both were built in the year 1837.

Jackson
Section 2


Page 19


 






Please consider making a donation to help keep these sites alive.
Thank you



image
image
image

Site Map | Chapter Index | MICHIGAN
Old Capitol | Female College | Early Press 2| My Michigan |County Bar | County BarII | County Bar III | Asylum | Bazil | Ohio Boundary | Western Michigan | John Barry | Wyandotte | Port Huron | Saginaw Valley
image