A Detroit plat map circa 1818 illustrated the French "ribbon" farms which were typically long and narrow in order for each to have riverfront property. The Rivard farm would have been included in the area of the map below.
Hog Island, in the Detroit River on the map above, is Detroit's present day Belle Isle Park.
The property below was once part of the Rivard Farm:
Wayne Co., MI, Deeds
28 October 1859
Daniel Young, of Liberty, Ohio
Quit Claim Deed To
Mrs. Frances Young of Detroit, Michigan
To Lot 40, south side of Fort Street in Antoine Rivard Farm...
Witnesses: W. H. Moore & Martha Chroninger
[From Early Land Transfers of Detroit....by the WPA]
A Daniel Young & wife Hannah, of Liberty, Henry Co., Ohio were found in the 1850 census. Martha Chroninger married Thomas Ireland in Henry Co., Ohio, on March 3, 1864.
A general land description of the Antoine Rivard Farm can be found in this lawsuit regarding Lot 89 in the Rivard Farm:
Adler v. Katus, 190 Mich. 86 "... the following described property, to wit: Lot numbered eighty nine (89), plat of part of P. C. 181, north of Jefferson Avenue, Antoine Rivard farm, subdivided into lots 1841, said lot being situate on the northwest corner of Macomb and Rivard streets...".
The general area of Macomb & Rivard Streets on a present day map can be found here.