Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dodemead Enterprises In Early Detroit

John Dodemead, Sr. was extensively engaged in a mercantile business, and at the time of the fire, was one of the wealthiest citizens of the town. He lost everything in the destruction of the town and never seemed to recover from the shock.
He was one of a committee of citizens who were requested by the governor and judges to draw up a classified list of the citizens of Detroit which would satisfy both the people and the government in distributing the donation lots*. This list was handed in October 18, 1806.

Information from Governor and judges journal: proceedings of the Land board of Detroit

*Dodemead's donation lots:


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