parents → Samuel Dearborn and Mary Dearborn
siblings → Henry Dearborn and Elizabeth Dearborn and Jane Dearborn and Maritta Dearborn and Margaret Dearborn and William Dearborn and Samuel Dearborn and John Dearborn
Edward S. Dearborn
Hudsonville, March 4th, 1895|
I received your questions today. I will try to do the best I can to answer them. I will try to tell you all I can. In the first place we moved to Canada to a place called the Highland Creek from York State, myself being only seven years old in the year 1817. I do not remember how long we resided there, and from we went to Mr. Farewell's mill near Harmony. I could not we left there & moved to Oshawa to the place known as Gibbs Mills building the present mill it has never moved or broken away. My Father sold out to my brother-in-law Mr. William Cleveland. & from there we bought where Edward Dearborn now resides. It being two hundred acres. & from there a little over two years. & from there to lot third concession. I then being nineteen years old 1829. being there before us having the sawmills & sawed the lumber for our house. I believe you could find our house by Harvey Karr or Hiram Gifford & how long he was t here before us. & now I think Enos Hall or Lewis Hall was the next settler on the place on the corner south of Mr. Thomas Ekh's (?) place being the next place north now owned by Edwin Henry. & Mr. Hira Calkins was the next north. U being the next to ours. I cannot give the date of any of those when they moved into the county but know it was soon after we did. Mr. Lovejoy lived where Mr. Grierason doe now. & Mr. Anthony Hill across the road from Mr. Calkins. Mr. Daniel Dearborn lived where Mr. Condlin[sic] does now. & Sherburn Dearborn where Mr. Richard Luke lived near Columbus. Mr. Morris owned the sawmill north. & Mr. Peter Taylor the Grist Mill on the opposite side. Mr. Town being Son-in-law of Mr. Winterfield lived just near him. I am sorry I annot give you the date of their comingbut it is impossible. I think that is all I can tell you or remember about the old settlers. Hoping this will be satisfactory to you I remain, yours truly,
P.S. My Fathers name was Samuel Dearborn.
P.S. Mr. Samuel Hall came second to Lewis Hall
P.S. I forgot to say what I know of the Indian Trail. It passed downfrom the creek north where the road is now & down through thenorth orchard & west of the House as near as I can remember & on down through the fields.
1821 -- DEARBORN & CLEVELAND (Grist Mill)
married → Elizabeth Ann Henry date of marriage → 1864
Claretta Dearborn and Warren Edward Hathaway Dearborn and Jean Dearborn