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Michigan

OAKLAND COUNTY

The first white settler in Novi was Erastus Ingersoll, who in 1825 moved from Ontario county, New York, upon the E. 1/3 of S. W. 1/4 of sec tion 24, on what has been known since as the Bishop place. The next'!, was John Gould, who came the same spring upon the N. E. 1/4 of section" 36. Pitts.Taft and Joseph Eddy followed the same season, making four settlers in 1825. In the spring of 1826 Wm. Yerkes and Thomas Pinkerton came, one on section 35 and 36, the other on section 25. In the fall of that year Samuel Hungerford came on section 27; Daniel Bentley on section 25; James Wilkinson on section 24, and Benjamin Hungerford on section 33 In 1827, John Hiles on section 26; Sarah Thornton on section 27; Benjamin Hance on section 2; Mary McComber on section 24; Thomas i Mulford on section 13; Myra Garfield on section 24. Among those who came here in 1828 were Smith Parks, Isaac Van-' duyne, Philip Shaw, Randall Chapman, Lyman Andrews, John Ren wick, Col. Spencer, Cornelius Austin, James Mallory, Deacon Vaughn, John Mitchell, Stanton Hazzard, etc.

Oakland Co. Michigan


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