Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Detroit's Recorder's Office's First Deed - 1796

The recorder's office was established under an act of June 18, 1795 and the official in charge was called the "recorder."  The office was opened for business in Detroit on the 10th day of September, 1796, and the first deed recorded was from Marie Petit, widow of Hiacinthe Deaitre, to Laurent Maure, conveying a farm on the Huron River of Lake St. Clair, now called the Clinton River.  Audrain was the prothonotary or recorder or clerk who recorded this deed and all other conveyances for some years.

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