Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Rochester Land In Wayne County, Michigan

From Early land transfers, Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan / Michigan Works Progress Administration, Vital Records Project:

Wayne County, Michigan, Deed Extract

10 April 1858
Thaddeus O. Martin of Sacramento, California
Quit Claim TO
Rochester, James H. of Cayuga County, New York
160 acres
Being SW 1/4 of Section 8, T4SR10 in Wayne County
Witnesses: William B. Rochester and William G Enligh

James H. Rochester died in 1860.  His widow, Evaline, and children Enos, William and James were living in the household in 1860 in Owasco, Cayuga County, New York, as was William B. Rochester, age 33, gentleman (who witnessed the deed) and Mary Kelly.

Evaline Rochester, who died in 1907, was the daughter of Thaddeus Martin and Mehetable (Throop) Martin (though the person on the deed could have been a brother or some other relative).  Mehetable was the sister of Enos Thompson Throop, Governor of New York from 1829 - 1833).

An obituary of Evaline Rochester from FultonHistory.com here:

"Her husband was the son of Judge Rochester of Buffalo, one of the oldest families of the State, and who were the founders of the city of Rochester."

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