• February 1, 2022

Uriel Townsend was born on December 4, 1829 in New York to John Townsend (1793-1874) and Ann O. Miller Townsend (1802-1891).  He was the first son and second child of nine children.

At the age of five, his parents moved to a farm in Bruce Township, Macomb County, Michigan – along the south side of Bordman Road near Truman Bishop.

  • January 1, 2022

In early 1834, Dr. Caleb Carpenter came to the area that would become Almont.  When he arrived, there was no recognized governmental unit.  Dr. Carpenter...

  • December 1, 2021

William R. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1842 to unknown parents in Rochester, Monroe, New York.  At the age of five his parents died...

  • November 1, 2021

Benjamin Franklin Johnston was born March 23, 1829 in Geneseo, Livingston, New York to Daniel Benjamin Johnston (1791-1860) and Abigail Lord Johnston ((1792-1879).  In 1848,...

  • October 1, 2021

Over the last several months, a group of musicians have been practicing in order to re-establish the group that we knew as the Royal Rubes. ...

  • September 1, 2021

In the summer of 1833, John and Jean Hunter Hopkin and their three children, along with William and Margaret Gray Robertson and their two children...

  • August 1, 2021

The story of the Cochrane (pronounced “Coke-run”) families is really the story of nine families.  Patriarch, David Cochrane and wife Catherine Rattray Cochrane and eight...

  • July 1, 2021

On Saturday June 5th, Susan Stable Militello and her husband came to the museum.  Susan was seeking information on her grandfather, Frank Wood Ring. Frank...

  • June 1, 2021

On June 12, 1883, Henry Dexter Bowman and brother-in-law, Charles R. Ferguson, purchased the F. E. Fatin and Son business – drugs, medicines, books, and...

  • May 1, 2021

John Marshall Shoemaker, “Jack” to his friends, died on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the age of 93 in Greenville, Michigan. Jack was born on...

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