Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sold To Benjamin B. Richmond For Delinquent Taxes In Detroit

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

Wayne Co, MI, Deeds
Richmond, Benjamin B of Detroit (assignee of John C Williams of Detroit*) from the State of Michigan
23 Jan 1861
Tax title for year 1857 to Lot 22, north of Henry Street on Sibley subdivision of Park Lots 77, 78 and 79 in Detroit
Said premises sold 4 October 1858 for delinquent taxes...

*This guy?  The founder of St. Petersburg, Florida?

The founder of St. Petersburg in 1850, living in Henry Ford territory?

United States Census, 1850 
residence: Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan
age: 32 years
calculated birth year: 1818
birthplace: Michigan
gender: Male
  Household Gender Age
  John C Williams M 32y
Charlotte Williams F 22y
Cornelia Williams F 3y
David S Williams M 1y
Arthur Collins M 8y

The John C./Charlotte Williams family was in Detroit's 6th ward in 1860.  They were back in Greenfield, Wayne County, Michigan, in 1870.

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