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Clifford Michigan
Lapeer County



Clifford MI - Main Street 1916 - Contributed by Paul Petosky


This is an unincorporated village in the northern part of the town of Burlington, situated on sections 3, 4, 8 and 9. The first building of the village was erected by Arden W. Lyman, who occupied it as a store, postoffice and dwelling-house. This was about the year 1862, when a mail route was established from North Branch to Clifford. The name was given by Mr. Lyman, after his son Clifford. Mr. Lyman was first postmaster and was succeeded by John Wilson and he by Moses Middangh, the present incumbent. This point being the junction of the State road with the center road of Burlington, the main road running north, became a center, not only of trade, but of travel, and in 1871 a hotel was built by Moses Middaugh. In 1875 a steam saw-mill was built by A. W. Lyman, which bunted in the spring of 1883. A renewed life and prosperity for the village began with the construction of the Port Huron & Northwestern R. R. in the spring of 1882 and the subsequent construction of the Pontiac, Oxford & Port Austin R. R. making this the junction of the two roads.

From these railroad enterprises sprang the portion of the village known as North Clifford, about one third of a mile distant from the older part of the village which is known as South Clifford. It began with tlie construction of a hotel in February, 18S2, by O. Goddard, and is rapidly pushing to the front as a thriving village. Clifford has now about sixty-five or seventy buildings, includiug two saw-mills, a grist-mill in course of construction, four general stores, two drag stores, a hardware store, furniture store, two shoe shops, two harness shops, three blacksmith and wagon shops, two elevators, a millinery store, meat shop and two hotels. Other buildings for trade and residence are in course of construction.

ENTRIES OF LAND PRIOR TO 1860.

TOWNSHIP 10 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST.

Section 1. Andrew Conley, May 11, 1859.

Section 2. James Crowfoot, August 4, 1859.

Section 3, John Bostwick, March 12, 1859.
George Crow, March 18, 1856.
Jesse Shaw, March 21, 1856.
Andy Pearson, May 6, 1856.
Joseph Moyer, August 4, 1859.

Section 4. William C. Griffin, October 25, 1855.
Jonathan Spencer, November 7, 1855.
Joseph W. Grass, November 7, 1855.
Andy Pearson, May 6, 1856.
Nelson Walley, April 16, 1859.

Section 6. Orson Marvin, April 11, 1859.

Section 9. Reuben Dickinson, October 27, 1854.
William Clark, October 27, 1854.

Section 10. Warren Judd, October 30, 1854.
Charles Newton, October 30, 1854.
Alvin Reynolds, October 80, 1854.
William Salsberry, May 1, 1855.
Reuben Smith, October 1, 1855.
John Bostwick, March 12, 1856.

Section 11, Charles Ballard, October 11, 1854.
Lorenzo Pierce, October 30, 1854.
Charles Harper, October 30, 1854.
Carse Crane, April 17, 1855.

Section 14. Naham Chadbourn, October 11, 1854.
James Ballard, October 4, 1854.
Charles Ballard, October 11, 1854.
Carse Crane, April 17, 1855.
Conrad Graul, July 25, 1855.

Section 15, Frederick Stone, September 7, 1853.
Henry Seaman, October 11, 1854.
Thomas Seaman, October 11, 1854.
William Bentley, October 11, 1854.

Section 16, C. Middaugh, December 19, 1855.
Elisha Durphy. April 7, 1856.
Hilton Williams, November 7, 1856.
William N. Coones, May 21, 1857.
Hugh Loose, June 1, 1857.
C. A. Chipman, July 27, 1857.
Joseph Banbury, December 18, 1857.

Section 17, Cyrus O. Chipman, April 8, 1855.
Daniel McKillop, June 5,1855.
Ruth Spencer, October 12, 1855.
Elijah Allen, November 6, 1855.
George Klock, November 6, 1855.

Section 18. Daniel McKillop, June 5, 1855.
William Cohoe, June 7, 1855.
David M. Taylor, September 16, 1855.
Henry Almas, January 29, 1856.

Section 19. Ralph C. Smith, August 17, 1853.
Alexander McKillop, October 80, 1854.
Daniel McKillop, June 5, 1855.
William H. Hartshorn, August 13, 1855.
Alexander McKillop, January 5, 1856.

Section 20, David Congdon, July 27, 1854.
Elista Durphy, July 27, 1854.
Jacob Stevens, October 4, 1854.
Jacob Stevens, October 8, 1854.
Matthew McLean, April 8, 1856.

Section 21, Jonathan Spencer, June 22, 1854.
David Congdon, July 27, 1854.
Elisha Durphy, July 27, 1854.
Piatt Banker, August 4, 1854.
Alson Congdon, December 15, 1854.

Section 22, Patience Hilliker, June 19, 1854.
Luke Peaslee, July 19, 1854.
George Glassford, November 18, 1854.
William Betley, December 11, 1854.
John W. Peaslee, August 20,1855.
Sylvester Gark, January 12, 1856.

Section 28, Nahum Chadbourn, October 4, 1854.
Levi Linsbury, October 10, 1854.
Edmund Spencer, September 19, 1855.

Section 24, Charles S. Phillips, December 21, 1854.
Alfred W. Phillips, December 21, 1854.
Alfred W. Phillips. April 28, 1856.

Section 25, L. M. Woodey, April 5, 1858.
William Barnett, June 22, 1854.
Eli H. Beebe, November 28, 1854.
Abner Hotchkiss, December 15, 1854.
Alonzo Buckley, January 9, 1864.

Section 26, William Barnett, May 26, 1855.
James W. Grass, November 6, 1855.
Eli H. Beebe, December 20, 1855.

Section 28. James Day, June 22, 1851.
Alfred Hendry, October 18,1854.
Alonzo Buckley, January 9, 1855.
Franklin Hendry, February 2, 1855.

Section 27. Patience Hilliker, June 19, 1864.
Luke Peaslee, July 19, 1854.
James Gark, July 11, 1854.
Luke Peaslee, October 8, 1854.
Alfred Hendry, October 18, 1854.
George W. Nightingale, October 10, 1854.
Franklin Hendry, February 1, 1855.
Franklin Hendry, February 2, 1855.
Lucius M. Lyon, May 12, 1855.

Section 28. Walter D. Dewey, June 21, 1854.
Walter D. Dewey, June 17, 1854.
James Gark, July 27, 1854.

Section 29. Ralph C. Smith, August 17, 1853.
Nicholas P. Soper, June 22, 1854.
Jonathan Spencer, June 22, 1851.
James Patrick, August 21, 1854.
Henry Ward, December 1, 1854.
Morris S. Winegarden, April 18, 1855.
William Cohoe, June 7, 1855.

Section 30. Ralph C. Smith, August 17. 1858.
Cyrus L. McCully, October 12, 1854.
Benjamin E. Whittacker, October 16, 1854.
John Buchanan, November 9, 1854.

Section 31. Tomlinson Wells, January 10, 1837.
Ralph C. Smith, August 17, 1853.
Samuel Hendry, January 18, 1855.
Samuel Hendry, January 17, 1855.
Franklin Hendry, February 1, 1855.

Section 32. John M. Beach. April 20, 1854.
William M. Lockwood, June 12, 1854.
Jehiel Davis, July 3,1851.
Leland H. Kittredge, July 6, 1854.
James Patrick, August 21,1851.
Henry Rood, September 5, 1854,
William C. Griffin, October 17, 1861.
Jonathan D. Kennedy, April 14, 1855.

Section 33. William O. Smith, April 25,1854.
Richard Bench, June 12, 1854.
Jonathan Spencer, June 22, 1854.
Eleazer Taylor, July 18,1854.
Robert Stafford, October 18, 1851.
Robert Stafford, December 1, 1851.
Lucius M. Lyon, May 12, 1855.
John P. Smith, June 7, 1865.

Section 34. Gilbert Finkle, August 6, 1858
David Finkle, May 12, 1859.
Gilbert Finkle, August 8, 1858.
Thomas McGaphlin, August ti, 1858.
William Kittle, August 15, 1854.
James Ballard, October 4, 1854.
Thomas McLoghlin, November 9,1854.
Lucius M. Lyon, May 12, 1855.

Section 35. Luke Peaslee, August 5, 1854.
George Russell, August 11, 1854.
John B. Readhead, August 11, 1854.
Lepper Bedell, August 14, 1854.

Section 35. Elcy B. Russell, August 28, 1854.
James Ballard. October 4. 1854.
John B. Readhead, November 28, 1854.

Section 38. James Day, June 22, 1854.
John Day, Jane 22, 1864.
Luke Peaslee, August 5, 1854.
Nathan Bruzie, August 11, 1854.
William Bedell, August 14, 1854.
Eli H. Beebe, August 17, 1854.
David Poss, August 15, 1854.
Edwin A. Weston, October 5, 1854.
Eli H. Beebe, October 10, 1854.

CIVIL HISTORY.

December 18, 1855, township 10 north, of range 11 east, was organized as the town of Burlington. The first town meeting was held at the house of Edward Spencer, April 7, 1856. The inspectors of election were Edward Spencer, Henry Bedell and William Kittle.

"Statement of votes given at the township meeting held in the township of Burlington, on the 7th day of April, A. D. 1858, for the following officers, to wit: Supervisor, township clerk, three justices of the peace, one township treasurer, three commissioners of highways, three school inspectors, two overseers of the poor, over- seers of highways.

"The whole number of voles given for supervisor was twenty- four of which Charles Ballard received twenty-four. The whole number of votes given for township clerk was twenty-four, of which William Kittle received twenty-four. Tho whole number of votes for justices of the peace was sixty-nine, of which Lucius M. Lyon received twenty-four, David M. Taylor twenty-four, Elijah Allen fourteen, and Elias Spencer eleven. The whole number of votes given for township treasurer was twenty-two, of which Edmond Spencer received twenty-two. The whole number of votes given for commissioners of highways was sixty-eight, of which Henry Bedell received seventeen, William Bamett fifteen, Jonathan D. Spencer seventeen, William Bentley eight, Nicholas P. Sopor seven, and Jonathan Spencer four. The whole number of votes given for school inspectors was forty-eight, of which Henry Bedell received twenty-four, William Bentley twenty-three, and William Barnett one. The whole number of votes given for constable was ninety-three, of which Cyrus 0. Chipman received twenty-four, John W. Day twenty-three, William Salsberry twenty-three, and Sylvester Gark twenty-three. The whole number of votes given for overseers of the poor was forty-eight, of which Charles T. Phillips received twenty-four, and Cyrus 0. Chipman twenty-four. For overseer of highways Jonathan Spencer was elected "riva roce" One hundred dollars was voted "riva roce", to be raised by tax for incidental expenses.

The result of the election was declared by the inspectors, who were William Kittle, Cyrus 0. Chipman and Lucius M. Lyon. Elijah Allen was however declared elected treasurer, and Charles Ballard shool inspector, for which no reason appears in the record. The first treasurer's report shows the following debits: For town purposes, $100; for school tax, $51.60; for highway tax, $61.12; for county and State tax, $129.72; four per cent for collecting, $18.48.

December 3, 1863, a special town meeting was held at which it was voted to pay a war bounty of $200 to each of the nine men called for from the town under the call of the President. And at a special meeting hold July 9, 1861, a bounty of $100 was voted to each person enlisting or furnishing a substitute, for one year's service in the army.

The animal report of the school inspectors of the town of Burlington for the year 1882, shows the number of school buildings to have been six; number of school children, 851. The school inspectors for the ensuing year were Emory E. Owen, Walter Harrington, Peter Stiver, William Winter, Wesley Grover, Miles Finkle.

Census of 1874: Population 954 acres of taxable land, 22,920; of improved land, 7,414; number of sheep, $40; of swine, 485; of neat cattle, other than oxen and cows, one year old and more, 464; of horses, 280; of work oxen, 100; of milch cows, 427. Products of the preceding year, 3,261 pounds of wool; 9,130 pounds of pork marketed; 4,000 pounds of cheese and 30,400 of butter made; 14,400 bushels of wheat raised; 6,500 of corn; 23,000 of other grain: 444 of apples; 6,600 of potatoes, and 988 tons of hay. In 1874, 1,718 pounds of maple sugar was made. The population of Burlington in 1880, was 1,252. Aggregate valuation of real and personal property as equalized by the board of supervisors in 1882, was $382,000.

TOWN OFFICERS.

1856 -Superisor, Charles Ballard; clerk. William Kittle; treasurer, Edmund Spencer- Number of votes, 24.
1857—Supervisor. Charles Ballard; clerk, William Kittle: treasurer, Elijah Allen. Number of votes, 22.
1858- Supervisor, Charles Ballard; clerk, William Kittle; treasurer, Elijah Allen. Number of votes, 84.
1859- Supervisor, Charles Ballard; clerk, Archibald McKillop: treasurer, Elijah Allen. Number of votes, 45.
1860— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William Smith; treasurer, J. D. Kennedy. Number of votes, 40.
1861— Supervisor, Archibald Mi-Killop; clerk, William Smith: treasurer, J. D. Kennedy. Number of votes, 62.
1862— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William Smith: treasurer, J. D. Kennedy. Number of votes, 48.
1863— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William Smith; treasurer, J. D. Kennedy.
1864 -Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William Smith: treasurer, Elijah Allen. Number of votes, 50.
1865- Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William O. Crosby; treasurer, John Kennedy.
1866— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, William O. Crosby; treasurer, Sanford Bradshaw.
1867— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry Seaman. Number of votes, 78.
1868— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry S-aman. Number of votes, 01.
1869— Supervisor, Archibald McKillop; clerk, John Appleman: treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1870— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1871— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1872— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1873— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, John Appleman; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1874— Supervisor, Peter Sliver; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw: treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1875— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw: treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1876— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1877— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw; treasurer, Henry Seaman.
1878— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw; treasurer, Harrison Bradshaw.
1879— Supervisor, Henry Seaman; clerk, Sanford Bradshaw; treasurer, Harrison Bradshaw.
1880— No record.
1881— Supervisor, Peter Stiver; clerk, Nathan Stover; treasurer, William Eveland.
1882— Supervisor, Emory E. Owen; clerk, Nathan Stover; treasurer, John Spencer.
1883— Supervisor, Emory H. Owen; clerk, Nathan Stover; treasurer, Peter Stiver.

THE FIRE OF 1881

Burlington was visited by the fire of September, 1881, and a list of fire properly destroyed was made at the time as follows:

Ed. Harp, barn, fences: D. M. Taylor, barn, contents and six hogs: Thomas Bass, barn, feed, baggy, wagon, household goods, etc.; E. M. Kunsman, house, barn and nearly all their contents; George McKillop, one mile of fence; Nelson Whiting lost all his feed and two hogs; W. Lyman, barn and contents; W. Winters, barn and contents; Al. Palmer, house and part of his goods; the old Buckley mill, with new machinery, belonging to W. McKey lost not estimated; Ishorn Spencer, house; J. Keniff, house and barn; George Douglish, barn: Hungton, barn; W. Harger, grain.

BIOGRAPHICAL.

Archibald McKillop.
There are always a few citizens who are more conspicuous in the community in which they live than others. It is the few who mold public opinion, who build our churches, encourage our schools and give tone to any and all improvements. Such in his life was Mr. McKillop. Born in Scotland in 1812, he was reared under those strict religious influences which are sure to remain with the possessor as long as life remains. While yet a young man, in 1835, he left his native home and settled in Canada where he remained in different localities till 1856, when he made Burlington, Lapeer County, Mich., his home, settling on section 21, being the owner of 240 acres of good land. His influence for good was early recognized by his neighbors. In 1857 he was instrumental, assisted by a Mr. Coons, agent of the Sunday-school Union, in forming a class which met at his house, and of which he was superintendent till his death. His influence was very soon felt throughout the township, for in 1860 he was made, supervisor, which office he filled for ten consecutive years. He also held other township offices. Township clerk and supervisor till his death which occurred November, 1870. He was married in 1840 to Miss Isabelle Bannerman, who was born in Kent County, Ont., in 1818, and now lives with her son William on the old homestead. Their family consists of nine children, nearly all of whom now live in Burlington Township. Their oldest, Catherine, was born in 1842, married David Finkle, in 1860, and died in 1867. Anna, born in 1844, married Marshal Hilliker. Joanna, born in 1846, and who has been twice married, first, T. J. Coverdale, and after his death to H. S. Castle. A. B. McKillop, born in 1848. William, born 1851. Alexander, born in 1853. Daniel, 1856. Isabelle, 1858. Mary, born in 1861, married in 1882 Horatio Butler. A. B. McKillop was born in Kent County, Ont., in 1848; married in 1876 Aseneth Gibbs, who was born in Oakland County) Mich., in 1840, and has two children—Winford and David, William (born in 1851) was married in 1877 to Viola Rouch, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1855, by whom he has two children, Ethel Belle, born in 1878; Lloyd, born in 1880.

Rev. Henry Seaman was born in Norfolk County, England, in 1827, moved to Lincolnshire in 1887, and in 1851 settled in Ashtabula County, Ohio, where he remained three years, when he made Burlington, Lapeer County, Mich., his home, locating on section 15, where he now resides. Besides being a farmer he has been engaged in the ministry for years, also has been largely identified in township affairs, having been its supervisor, treasurer for ten years, justice, and is the present school inspector. Married in 1852 Susannah Bayston, who was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1820. Six children—George E., born in 1853; Priscilla Wilson, 1851; Hannah, born in 1850 and died in 1802; Elizabeth E., horn 1857 and died in 1862; William H., 1861; Susan A., 1864. George E. was married in 1879 to Elizabeth B. Simon, who was born in Almont Township, Lapeer County, in 1857. They reside at North Branch, engaged in the mercantile business.

Jonathan Spencer was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., in 1800. In connection with his father's family settled in Ontario in 1822, where he remained till 1855 when he made Burlington, Lapeer County, Mich., his home, locating on section 33, where he now resides surrounded by several members of his family, for he located 640 acres of land. Mr. Spencer has been twice married, first in 1834, to Lydia Griffin, who was born near Buffalo, N. Y., in 1814, and died 1854, by whom he had eleven children, Edwin, born 1835, died 1888; John, born 1887; William H., 1880; Harrison, born 1841, enlisted in 1861, and was drowned at Columbiaville, 1865; Ransom, born in 1848; Charles, 1845; Edgar, 1847; Ann Eliza, 1848; Howard, 1860; Seth O., 1862; Lydia, 1854, and died 1867. Second marriage in 1855 to Mrs. Catherine Hunt, whose maiden name was Ferguson, who was born in Scotland in 1828, by whom he had five children, Jennette, born 1856: Alonzo, 1858; Sylvester, 1860; Jonathan, 1862; Ella, 1868. Charles was married in 1878 to Miss Pamelia P. Smith, who was born in Ontario in 1850, three children, Lulu V.; Horace H.; Carl H.

Peter Stiver.

Perhaps there is not now living a man in Burlington who has done more for the well being of his township than the subject of this sketch. He was born in York County, Out., in 1823, moved to Oxford County in 1843, remained till 1859 when he settled in Dryden Township, Lapeer County. In 1860 he located on section 11, Burlington, but now lives on section l6. Has been supervisor of his township eleven years, justice of the peace fourteen years, and is at present township treasurer, also a notary public. Married in December, 1847, to Elizabeth Casler. who was born in Toronto Township, Ontario, in January, 1831, by whom he has eight children- Mary M., born September, 1853, married April, 1874, to Henry Hathaway; Ellen E., born in 1856, and married in 1879 to P. J. Wilson; Cyrus H., born December, 1858, and died September 10, 1862; Peter L., born August, 1862, and lives at home; Charles W., born August, 1865; Susan born June, 1868; Eva A., September, 1870; Bertie M., born in 1878. His father, Henry, was born in Germany, in 1781, and died in 1861. His mother, Nancy Wagoner, born in Germany, in 1784, and died in 1827.

Charles Dayton was born in Oxford County, Ont., 1829, settled in Dryden Township, Lapeer County in 1855, and in 1871 on section 33 Burlington, where he now resides, having a farm of 215 acres. He married in 1853 Miss Susan Casler, who was born in Toronto in 1886. Nine children, Nancy Hunt, Roxie Wilson, Reuben C, Mary McKillop, John R., Frank, Fred, Wil- lard, Charles; also lost one by death, Archie, who died in 1880, at two years of age.

Mrs. Fanny Jane Smith, whose maiden name was Williams, was born in Prince Edward County, Ont., in 1829, married in 1845 Mr. J. P. Smith, who was born in Ontario, February 28,1819, and died July 17, 1881, having settled in Burlington as early as 1856. They had eleven children, Hiram, born 1849; Malzany, 1851, and died 1868: Ithamer, 1858; Kenyon, 1855; Sarah L., 1857; John P., 1860; Nancy Ann. 1868; Charles H., 1865; Dennis, 1867; Henry, 1870; Almeida Eliza, 1872.

Jonathan D. Kennedy was born in Oxford County, Ont, in 1827. Settled in Burlington Township, Lapeer County, in 1864, in section 31. Was township treasurer for several years, and died October 30, 1863. He was married in 1848 to Hannah Maria Case, who was born in Utica, N. Y., in 1827, by whom he had five children: Esther Ann, born in 1849, was married to Charles E. Barnes; Lorenzo D., born in 1862, who married in 1874, Mahala Johnson, who was born in St. Clair County, Mich., in 1858, and who has one child, Lodica: Elizabeth Jane, born in 1855, and married in 1878, to Henry Watson; Jonathan W., born 1861; Letitia Louisa, born in 1863.

Angus McKillop was born in Scotland in 1810, settled in Canada in 1835, and in Burlington, Lapeer County, in 1862, and died in 1872. In 1847 he was married to Ann McGilvery, who was born in Scotland iu 1828. Their family consists of eight children: Archibald A., born in 1848, married in 1877 to Margaret Ann McCurdy; Angus, born in 1849, married in 1879 to Mary E. Dayton, born in 1862; Catherine, born in 1852, and died in 1862; Alexander C. born in 1854, married in 1879 to Martha Fulford, born in 1859; Annie, born in 1860, married in 1876 to G. M. Sicklesteel; Flora, 1858; Dongal C, 1860; Daniel, 1863, and died in infancy.

William B. Edwards was born in Sussex, England, in 1829. Settled in York County, Ont., in 1838, and in Burlington, Lapeer County in 1856, and lives on section 20. Married the same year to Both Spencer who was born in Norwich, Ontario, in 1835. They were the first couple married in the township, and she the first school teacher. Their family consists of five children, William Elgin, born 1860: James E., born April 6, 1862, and died May 8, 1863; Eva Louisa, born 1864, married in 1880 to Ernest Willey, and lives in Marathon; Albertie, born 1867; Jessie, 1873. Her father, Edmond Spencer, was born in the State of New York in 1804. Settled in Canada in 1821, and in Burlington in 1854, and died in 1862, having married in 1826 Elizabeth Flewellin, who was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1805, and still lives in Burlington.

Amos Bradshaw was born in Hastings County, Ont., in 1813. Settled with his father's family in Lapeer County and Township in 1853, moved to North Branch in 1858, now lives on section 17, Burlington Township. In 1872 he married Sarah Middaugh, who was born in Elgin County. Ont., in 1855, by whom be has two children, Maud, born 1874; Jessie, 1880. His father, Sheldon H. Bradshaw, was born in Prince Edward County, Ont. 1808, and died in 1859. He married in 1835 Amelia Thresher, who was born in Victoria District, Ont, in 1817, and now lives with her son Amos. This family consists of Ssndford, born 1888; Harrison, 1840; Amos, the subject of this sketch; Martha, born 1845, married 1879 to James Bidwell: and George, born July 14, 1847, and died September 18, 1849.

William Harp was born in Oxford County, Ontario 1844. Settled in Burlington in 1861, on section 7, where he now lives. Married in 1871 to Mary Jane Gibbard, who was born in New York State in 1854. Their family consists of David, born 1872; Jennie, 1875; John 1878. His father, Henry Harp, was born in Nova Scotia in 1811. Married in 1831 Clementine Campbell, who was born in Nova Scotia in 1811, and has a family of seven children.

James Mitchell was born in Elgin County Ont., in 1885. In 1859 he made Burlington, Lapeer County, his home, settling on section 6, where he now lives owning a farm of 210 acres. Married in 1859 Jane Jeffery, who was born in Trafalgar, Ontario, in 1835. Have had five children: Charles, born 1860, and died in 1862; James F., born 1863; Robert S. 1866; David J., 1868; George S. 1873. His grandfather, Robert, was born in Ireland, and settled in Ontario about the year 1821, and had a family of eight children. His father, Robert, was born in 1810. Married in 1828 to Betsy Easlick, who was born in 1812, and has a family of eleven children.

Daniel McKillop was born in the Island of Arend, Scotland, in 1817. Settled in Canada in 162!*, aud in 1856 made Burlington his home, settling in section 18, where he died in 1867. He married in 1816 Marian McKelvie, who was boru in Scotland iu 1826, and lives on the old homestead. Their family consists of Archibald D.,who was born in 1849, married in 1875 Eliza Jane Markle, born in 1858, and who have three children: Peter, born 1878; Robert G. 1880; Frank 0., 1881; Catherine, born in 1851, married in 1872 to Joseph Annett; Duncan, born 1854, and died 1862; Mary E., born 1856, married in 1878 to Samuel Rutledge: George W., born 1859; Duncan A., 1862; Daniel A., 1865, and died in infancy.

D. M. Taylor was born in Yates County, N. Y., 1828. Settled in Lapeer Township in 1838, and in Burlington on section 18, in 1850. He carried the mail from Lapeer to Detroit for two years, and has been a justice of the peace for sixteen years. Married in 1847 to Elizabeth H. Damon, who was born in Oxford, England, 1825. Eight children: Wallace, born 1848; Eugene, born 1849, and died 1878; Lucinda E., born 1851, married in 1870 to James Kennedy; Bruch, 1858; L. Augustus, 1854; Caleb W., 1857; Ida M., 1861. married in 1870 to Peter Hanks; John M. 1865.

Christopher Middaugh was born in Ulster County, N. Y., in 1814. Settled in Elgin County, Ontario, in 1822, and Burlington, Lapeer County, Mich., in 1856 and now lives on section 10. Married in 1835 to Diadama House, born in the Niagara District, Ontario, in 1816. Seven children: Marin, born in 1837, and married in 1856 to Jonathan Rychman; Cynthia A., born 1840, married in 1860 to Edgar Rrazie; Elizabeth, born in 1848, married in 1860 to Ardian Lyman; Prudence, born in 1846, married in 1861 to Alson Congdon; Charles W., born in 1848; Sarah M., born in 1854, married in 1872 to Daniel Mclnnis; John F., born in 1858, married 1881 to Cornelia Kinney, who was born in 1863.

William C. Smith was born in Canada in 1838. Settled in Burlington on section 28, in 1858. Married in 1869 to Margaret Serimminger, who was born in Canada in 1842. Four children, William, Alexander, Rosa Belle, David.

L. H. M. Comstock was born in Durham county, Ontario, in 1845; in connection with his father's family moved to Wisconsin in 1847, returned to Ontario in 1858, from thence in 1868 to Saginaw, Michigan, and in 1867 settled at North Brunch, Lapeer County, Mich., and engaged in the hardware business. He now lives on section 30, Burlington Township, fanning 820 acres, also engaged in lumbering. Married in 1871 to Sabra A. News tend, who was born in Oxford County, Ontario, in 1852. One child, L. H. A., born in 1876.

A. W. LYMAN was born in Leeds County, Ontario, in 1881. Settled in Burlington, Lapeer County, Mich., in March, 1857, and at present resides at Clifford, doing a mercantile business in connection with a saw-mill. Married in 1851 Caroline Phelps, who was bom in Leeds County, Ontario, in 1829- Their family consists of Seldon, George L., Rodney, Money, Luther, Cora. His father, Horace, was born in 1803, and is still living in Burlington. his grandfather, Benjamin, was born in 1761. Was a Revolutionary soldier and died in 1810. His great grand father, Benjamin, was born in 1729 and died in 1799, being of the fifth generation from his grand ancestor Richard, who lauded in Massachusetts in 1631.

D. H. F. Murnihan was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1837. Moved to Cincinnati in infancy. Received his education at Woodward College. Ohio. Went to California in 1850, and in all made four trips across the plains from St. Louis. In 1861 enlisted in the Mechanics and Engineers Corps. Served a year and a half and now lives at Clifford, in the mercantile business. Married in 1858 Lydia M. Allen, who was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., 1889. Has four living children, Anna T., Allen C, Berenice, Dot.

Ande Pearson, born in Olenville County, Ontario, 1818. Settled in Hastings County in 1849, and in Burlington Township in 1856, locating on sections 3 and 4, which form the present village site of North Clifford. Married in 1842 Jane Ann Bellamy, who was born at North Augusta, Ontario, in 1825. Their family consists of Hiram B„ born in 1845; Herbert A., 1818; Mary J. and Sarah R. (twins) born in 1858. Mary J. married N. Stover in 1877; Sarah R. married William Spencer in 1888. Manila, bon in 1800, married F. Bentley in 1880.

C. G. Case was born in Oxford County, Ontario, in 1840. Settled in Burlington Township in 1863 on section 29, where he still owns his farm, but at present is engaged in the hotel business at, Clifford. Married in 1860 Emily Spencer, who was born in Ox- ford County, Ontario, in 1843. Four children: Eunice A. McLaughlin, Esther Buel, CO., Albert D. Lost two, Charles A., born 1802, died 1873; Hays, born 1876, died at six months of age.

William Bentlev was born in Monroe County, N. Y., March 27, 1825. Settled in Burlington Township, Lapeer County, Mich., in 1856, locating some 400 acres of land. As early as 1858 he had a cooper shop at his residence on section 22, and subsequently owned and operated a saw-mill, which was destroyed by fire during his absence, while attending the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, in which he sustained a loss of over §10,000. He also owned and improved several farms in Burlington, building no less than seven large barns. He died April 10, 1883. In his locality Mr. Bentley was regarded as a business man of the most strict integrity and his presence is very much missed by all. He married in 1857, Ellen R. Ney, who was born in Oregon Township, Lapeer County, in 1841. One adopted daughter, Blanche, born in 1863, and adopted in infancy. Of his ancestry nothing can be learned. Mrs. Bentley's father, Edward Key, was born near Hartford, Conn., in 1816. Settled in Oregon Township, Lapeer County, in 1840. Her mother, Rebecca Robinson, was born in Oneida County, N. Y., in 1818. Settled in Lapeer County in 1839. They were married in 1840, and lived in Lapeer County till 1880, when they moved to Isabella County, where they now reside. Their family consists of Ellen B. Bentley; Lucy D. Halsey, who lives in Oregon Township; Sarah E. Boughner, who lives in Isabella County; Edward E., who lives in Mackinaw Comity; Cynthia S. Jackson, who lives iu Gratiot County; Will H., who lives in Isabella County; George, unmarried and lives at home.