There wre 21, slaves imported to the colonies up until , but from , there was an influx of , more slaves. The Naturalization Act of was aimed at prohibiting citizenship for non-White immigrants Benjamin Franklin died April 17, ; he was one of the wealthiest men in America, and his autobiography was published after his death in with his 13 virtues he coined at the age of 20 in He wrote an essay, The Way to Wealth , in On May 29, , Rhode Island was admitted as the 13th state; it was one of the original 13 colonies.
The Roanoke Colony was established in with people by The Virginia Colony was established in at Jamestown growth was thwarted by the Indian Massacre of and disease. The New Netherland Colony was established in The Plymouth Colony which began by Pilgrims in which had a population of 1, by , but disestablished by The Maine Colony was established in There were 50, colonists by , , by , , by , and , by The Iroquois Confederacy of Six Nations was formed in America had 1 million inhabitants by , 1.
Michigan was "New France," Michigan was derived from the Indian Mitchi-sawgyegan, a great lake. John Adams won the Presidential Election November 4-December 7, over Thomas Jefferson with less than 67, Americans voting with a population of over 4 million and , slaves , in Virginia.
Even "free" Black males were forbidden the right to vote in many Northern states. Who gets the right to vote? On June 11, , the U. Capitol moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC On July 4, , the Territory of Indiana was created out of the Northwest Territory Virginia banned the religious gatherings of slaves at sunset to worship in The Second Census of the United States was conducted on August 4, with 5,, people including , slaves Later, Calendar drowned in Embargo Act of ; he became the wealthiest man in America by , and founded a fur company on Mackinaw Island in Thomas Jefferson signed into law the Militia Act of after Congress passed the legislation on March 11 ; it provided free able-bodied white male citizens, , be organized into a local militia.
The trading post lost it most valued customers as local Indians moved Westward so the trading post eventually ceased to exist by Jason and Daniel Cross arrived in the Summer of Ypsilanti became a city in called Woodruff's Grove , but renamed in named after General Demetrius Ypsilanti. The pic above is a log cabin at Ypsilanti.
The population of Detroit was estimated at The Third Census of the United States took place on August 6, ; there were 7,, people including 1,, slaves The vaccine was developed by Edward Jenner in Surveyors braved wolves, weather, and wilderness to create local townships The First Survey of Michigan Stethoscope invented in On November 1-December 4, , James Monroe was elected President over Federalist Rufus King ; there were , Americans who voted with a population of over 9 million.
It was less than half who voted in On December 11, , Indiana was admitted as the 19th state Tavern keepers in Michigan were forbidden to sell liquor to minors or Indians; the public act also prohibited Sunday liquor sales.
Tavern keepers were also required to provide lodging to customers. In , the population in the Michigan Territory was 8, with 1, in Detroit, and the first steamboat traveled in the Great Lakes Treaty of Saginaw on September 24, ceded nearly 6 million acres of Indian Lands to Michigan settlers forcing Indian tribes further West; Lewis Cass and Indian Chiefs met to sign the treaty On December 14, , Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state Life Expectancy in the s and s was estimated at At that time, most men lived longer than most women.
The population of Detroit was On August 10, , Missouri was admitted as the 24th state as the Missouri Compromise was reached on May 8, In , there was an estimated 1.
Woodruff was the first settler in Washtenaw County with land purchased in Pittsfield Township; he built a home that he moved into on July 6, , and resided their until his death on October 8, at the age of 91 Jason and Daniel Cross settled at Woodruff's Grove in ; they dubbed themselves as "Kings of the River. President Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine in William Webb Ellis invented rugby in ; it is the world's most popular sport with over 3. He came to Detroit June, , founded a school in , founded Catholepistemiad in , and was elected to the state legislature in Calvin Chipman put up the first log house in Ann Arbor in George Noyes made the first government land purchase at Pittsfield Township in In March, , Father Gabriel Richard petitioned Congress to fund a highway between Detroit and Chicago.
Ann Allen was born, Ann Isabella Barry, in and her father, Thomas Barry was one of the richest men in Baltimore; Ann's mother died in , and her father, Thomas, died in at the age of 33 leaving her an orphan at the age of 3.
Her father, Thomas, left her 2, pounds to be bequethed when she married or turned the age of 21; she married Dr. William McCue of Virginia on January 20, at the age of She bought a acre farm in Lexington, and also owned slaves.
Their son, John, was born in , and Thomas in ; however, Dr. McCue contracted typhoid fever and died six months later on November 7, Allen, 19, married Mary Crawford, 17, on November 2, The Allen's had a daughter, Sarah Ann, on May 10, Allen was appointed Postmaster of Ann Arbor on December 30, Allen absconded from Virginia much like Rumsey from New York to leave their creditors behind.
Allen was a slave owner in Virginia, but did not own slaves in Ann Arbor. When Ann left Virginia in , she left her two sons, 6 and 8, behind. The Allen's lived in a small log cabin at the corner of Huron and Second St. John Allen became the first Village President, Harvard graduate, Samuel W. Dexter , purchased several hundred acres in Scio and Webster Townships in which was known as Mill Creek, but later became the Village of Dexter in ; Dexter was appointed Chief Justice of Washtenaw County in and became a University of Michigan Regent in Judge Dexter was the first postmaster on April 24, Dexter owned acres of land in Washtenaw County in Charles Cowden owned the first store at Dexter.
Dexter Township was one of the original three townships in Washtenaw County in along with Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He erected a saw mill at Mill Creek and then a grist mill with Mathews, Bond and Thomas Martin; it burned down in There are lakes at nearby Livingston County which are a part of the Huron River Chain of Lakes miles with Brighton Lake the largest with acres followed by Lake Chemung at acres.
Dexter were attornies that also came to Ann Arbor in There were more families in Ypsilanti in than Ann Arbor; there were families with 1, individuals in Ypsilanti compared to families withh 1, individuals in Ann Arbor Elisha Rumsey and John Allen established the Washtenaw Coffee House in at Huron and First Streets in a log cabin John and Robert Geddes came to Ann Arbor on July 14, ; they founded Geddesburg, and the deed to their farm was signed by President John Quincy Adams in Orrin White and George Rush were the first settlers in the area prior to Geddes arrival.
The Geddes house is pictured above, and an pic of John Geddes below. John Geddes was its first postmaster on July 21, , and a train depot was built in Lord was the first physician in the county; he arrived August, , and became County Clerk, On August 24, , August Woodward left Michigan as he was appointed Judge in Florida by President Monroe; Woodward died on July 12, at the age of 52 In September, , John Harford opened a store in Ann Arbor On October December 4, , John Quincy Adams defeated Andrew Jackson in the Presidential Election after Jackson won the popular vote and a majority of the electoral voted, but the election was decided by the House of Representatives after Henry Clay gave his support to Adams; there were , Americans who voted, and Jackson won the popular vote by 38, which was Leonard Miller built the first log cabin along the Saline River.
Also in , John Gilbert purchased a acre farm; that farm was sold to the Tate family in , and they sold it to Emanuel Rentschler in The farm became a museum in John and Joseph Dickinson settled in the Northeast area of Washtenaw County in ; Ira Rider was the first postmaster in the area on June 4, and the post office was named Rider.
George Renwick became the first supervisor in , and when he became postmaster on May 29, , the post office was renamed Renwick until January 28, when it was renamed Salem. Th name briefly change in to Summit, but was renamed Salem in Benjamin Packard noted April, that their were 7 log homes beside the Allen home In the winter of , the first public ball was held in Ann Arbor in a log tavern near the house of Erastus Root Fort Gratiot Light was the first Lighthouse built in Michigan in near Port Huron; the above pic is from , and Michigan has over Lighthouses which is more than any other state Conrad Bissinger was the first German to settle in Ann Arbor Mallett's Creek Settlement and School in Hamline Rawson came to Snow's Landing with his father in ; Amasah Rawson filed a plat on January 7, , and the area became known as Rawsonville Allen Williams built the first log cabin at Lodi Plains in although Hugh Crestie made the first land purchase in , but never resided there.
Orrin Howe became the first postmaster on August 29, ; it existed until February 3, William Lemmon made the first land purchase in Lima Township in , but didn't settle there until ; however, Samuel Clements was the first settler there in Asa Williams was the first postmaster there on February 12, as Mill Creek, and it was renamed Lima on May 2, Jonathan Stratton, a surveyor, named a acre parcel in honor of local landowner, Luke Whitmore in ; it became known as Whitmore Lake 9 miles north of Annarbour.
Whitmore was the first County Treasurer in , and George W. Dexter was Whitmore Lake's first postmaster on June 9, The area was first called Northfield, but the name changed to Whitmore Lake on December 27, Lord, Augustus Bird, from Dexter: The Township was organized in ; Moses Kingsley was the first postmaster on May 11, Munnis Kenny suggested the Township be named in honor of Daniel Webster.
In , James Soule purchased a large tract of land he named Soulesville; the two competed until when the area became known as Manchester Village. Elizabeth Thompson, mother of William Thompson, was the first person buried there November, Our First Public Parks: The roots of Freemasonry goes back to the Middle Ages as far back as ; it is the world's oldest fraternal and secret society.
Bethuel Farrand was an elder, and held that post for 21 years. Bethuel Farrand was the first Probate Judge. Elisha Belcher was the first attorney in the county. Mary Aray may have settled their as early as Their son, Asher Aray pictured above , became a railroad conductor, and helped 28 runaway slaves to gain freedom in Detroit after hiding them at the Aray farm.
Crane entered Washtenaw County; he was an apprentice blacksmith from New York, but began to study law in He was elected constable, then Deputy Sheriff and Collector of Taxes for 10 years; he was appointed Postmaster of Dexter in , and later served as Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, , and It became a flouring mills known as "The Eagle Flouring Mills" by , but destroyed by first in Ballard sold his interest to Dr.
Clarke of Detroit in , and he sold to Thomas O. Hill in ; he sold to Mark Norris and B. Follett who sold his interest to his son, Lyman Norris while Follett sold his interest to Chauncey Joslin. Jackson's wife, Rachel Donelson , died on December 22 of a heart attack. They were married since Harwood built a flouring mill on Congress St.