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Michigan

OAKLAND COUNTY

The first town meeting held in Novi was at the house of Cyrenius Simmons, where George Dennis now lives. Samuel Hungerford was elected supervisor and Lyman Andrews clerk; Stanton Hazzard, Asa Smith, and Samuel Hungerford, justices of the peace. The first training (they used to train in those days), was when Novi was attached to Farmington, and was held at Robert Wixom's. Thomas Pinkerton warned out the men, John Gould, Wm. Yerkes, Erastus Ingersoll, M. Vanam-burg, Henry Harrington, C. Austin, Benjamin Hance, were all. Think what an army to defend the town! The first white child born in this town was Mary Gould, Jan. 2,1826; the first death, Mrs. Polly Gould; the first marriage, Benjamin Welch and Susan Bough ton; the first store, John Brown, at Novi Corners; the first saw-mill, David Guile, on the outlet of Walled lake, one-half mile south and one-fourth mile east of Novi Corners; first blacksmith shop, David Guile, on the west side of the F. & P. M. R. R., where it crosses the south line of section 23;

Oakland Co. Michigan


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