Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Clubs To Thompson To More In Lapeer Co., MI

This is the "rest of the story" started in my "In Deeds" blog entry here. The property, in Lapeer County, was originally granted to Thomas Clubs & John Steele, both of Monroe Co., New York, by the United States government on a document signed by President Martin Van Buren on 7 Augus 1837. In the previous blog, Eliza Steele sold the property to my ancestor, James More, of Lapeer County, Michigan. The "Clubs" property was quit claimed to Cynthia Thompson, of Pine Plains, Dutchess Co., New York, on 8 October 1856. The deed abstract below traced the property from Cynthia Thompson and her husband, Edward, who quit claimed it to James More in 1865.

Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds
Liber "W" Page# 34 & 35
Edward P. Thompson
James More
Recorded: 17 Feb 1865
Made: 30 Jan 1865
Between Edward P. Thompson & Cynthia M. Thompson, wife of Pine Plains, Dutchess, NY And James More, Lapeer
E ½ of SE ¼ Sec 12 Twp 6 N R 10 E, county of Lapeer
80 acres
Witnesses: C. Wheaton, Dutchess , NY, Co. Judge and A. M. Cord
Notarized State of NY, Dutchess Co.

In "History of Little Nine Partners: by Isaac Huntting," a section pertaining to Pine Plains stated that Edward P. Thompson, son of Allen & Elisabeth (Pugsley) Thompson (also see this reference, "Thompson lineage," page 48), married Cynthia Thorne. They lived in Stanford, now called Hun's Lake, then to the Thompson farm in Pine Plains where Edward died in 1878. Cynthia was the daughter of Gilbert Thorne, "of Stissing," who was also mentioned in this "History" as the husband of Hannah Lewis who was his 2nd wife (first wife was Cynthia Mead).

Thornville, in Lapeer County, was founded by Benjamin Thorne of Dutchess County, New York. What, if any, relationship was there between Benjamin Thorne and Cynthia Thorne who sold the property to James More, who lived in Thornville (and he's buried there).

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