Sunday, August 9, 2015

Michigan 1837

The village and township of Warren was settled at the earliest day of the Michigan Territory.  The first town meeting was April 3, 1837, and low and behold, one of the "Commissioners of Highways" was Northrup Jones.  [This would be part of Detroit now a days?]

The 1830 census of the Michigan Territory list a "Thomas Johns", "Barney Jones", "John Jones", "Avery Jones", as well as "Northrup Jones".  It may be that one of these folks were in the settlement area first? 

Northrup is a fairly unusual first name, but does appear as a surname.  Suspect that Northrup is a material surname family group.  Any relatives out there.