Tuesday, April 6, 2010

St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal (Soo Locks) In A Lapeer County Deed

Lapeer County, Michigan, Deed #U-260, was part of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal (Soo Locks) connecting Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes. It was a surprise to find a deed pertaining to the Soo Locks and residents of Ashtabula County, Ohio, in Lapeer County, but there it was.

Lapeer Co., MI, Deed
8 Oct 1863
Thomas Dury and wife Marion, Jefferson, Ashtabula, OH
Warranty Deed To
Israel Mack of same
Burlington Twp. Lapeer

1860 Census OH Ashtabula
Mack, Israel, 34, b. NY
", Corrina M., 29, b. NY
", Emily, 12, b. NY
", John S., 8, b. OH
", Corrie G., 2, b. OH

Lapeer Co., MI, Deed
Made: 4 Oct 1859
Recorded: 8 Oct 1863
File #16
Saint Marys Falls Ship Canal C0: Deed No 10 of the 1st part
Thomas Dury of Ashtabula Co., OH of the 2nd
Act of Congress
Approved 26 Aug 1852
750,000 acres of land (...to State of Michigan) for construction of a ship canal around the falls of the river Saint Mary...said...Erastus Corning, Jos P. Fairbanks...

1860 Census OH Ashtabula Co.
Webster, David, 56, farmer, NY
", Clarissa, 45, b. OH
Durey, Marion, 23, b. OH, domestic
Webster, Marcia, 20, b. OH, teacher
" Henrietta, 16, b. OH
", Clara, 5, b. OH
Durey, Thos, 23, farmhand, b. England

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