Tuesday, January 4, 2011

James & Ann Cameron To Margareth McGrath

From Wayne Co., Michigan, Land Records:

Wayne Co., Michigan, Deeds
Liber 110, Page 520
19 August 1865
James & Ann Cameron of Detroit
Quit Claim Deed To
Margareth McGrath of Detroit
Quit Claim to Lot 65, subdivision of Out Lot 178 Lambert Beaubien farm on west side of Beaubien Street in Detroit.

From History Detroit 1701-2001:
Beaubien Street - Named for the Beaubien family and their farm, which was bordered by Beaubien Street. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Beaubien and St. Antoine originated from the two Beaubien brothers, Lambert and Antoine, each of whom received half of the family farm after the death of their father, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, one of the first white settlers on the river, opposite Fort Dearborn. Lambert was a colonel in the First Regiment of Detroit's militia. He fought in the War of 1812. Antoine chose to name his property after his patron saint, St. Antoine. Antoine was a lieutenant colonel in the Michigan Territorial Militia. He donated a chunk of his land for the Sacred Heart Academy, once located at the corner of Jefferson and St. Antoine."
Detroit Police Headquarters (my former place of employment) is located at 1300 Beaubien Street.

Well this is weird.  One of the cases cited in a Beaubien land dispute in Detroit was the estate of Anthony Bledsoe who was killed in 1788 by Indians in Tennessee.  My November 6, 2010, blog in "Detour Through History" profiled Anthony Bledsoe and events surrounding his estate.

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