Thank you, Thomas. I had the 1880 census info, but not the 1860, os it adds one more piece to the puzzle. I was in the beautiful area of Lapeer county last weekend, but, unfortunately, all the libraries and such were closed.
I also hope to find actual documents such as wills or things he may have been mentioned in or signed as justice of the peace, if indeeed he was that. I hope to return to MI next year for another visit, but, in the meantime, gather all that I can via computer and snail mail.