• March 3, 2022

On March 3, 1921, librarian Mattie Johnson announced that after two years of operation, the library now had a collection totaling 7, 378 books. In...

  • March 1, 2022

Noah Webster Jr. (was born October 16. 1758 to Noah Webster Sr. (1722- ) and Mercy Steele Webster (1727-1794) in Hartford, Connecticut.  His third great-grandfather, John Webster (1590-1661) brought the family to America in the early 1630s.  In 1656, John served as the Governor of Connecticut.

He entered Yale College in 1774 and graduated in 1778.  His studies were briefly interrupted by an uneventful brief stint in the militia for the Battle of Saratoga.

  • February 22, 2022

On February 22, 1886, Henry Stephens died.  He came to Almont in 1845 and began a career in business as a merchant and lumberman.  He...

  • 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 20, 2022

On January 20, 1835, Philip Smith purchased property in Section 31 of Almont Township. Philip Smith was born on January 22, 1815 in Galen, Wayne...

  • 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 9, 2021

On December 9, 1881, the Union School building, which was constructed in 1867, burned. After the Civil War, the State of Michigan began a reorganization...

  • 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 29, 2021

On November 29, 1975, Robert “Bob” Bowman locked the doors on Bowman’s Drug Store for the last time.  He sold the business that had been...

  • 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,...

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