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St. Joseph County

By Judge William H. Cross

A PIONEER SKETCH
By Judge William H. Cross, of Centreyille,
St. Joseph County. Wednesday, June 12th, 1878,

In the month of June, 1825, just one year from the time of the first settlement of Tecumseh, now fifty-four years ago, my brother, Robert J. Cross, entered four hundred acres of land on section eight. Before making this selection he had been through the south part of Oakland county, the northwest part of Wayne county, and all the settlements of Washtenaw county, and finally made choice of a farm in Tecumseh. On the last day of September, 1826, we came to Tecumseh to make it our home. On Sunday morning, the first day of October, we started up the river on the west side to find our land. We passed Jacob Woodward's place, found Squire Goodrich's and his son Ira's, and then crossed the river, and after some trouble found the lines of our lot and selected the spot where we would build our cabin. We then went in search of lodgings, and at about sundown reached Gen. Brown's house, where I had stayed the night previous, and there asked for supper and lodging.

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