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Re: REWARD FOR IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN OWEN - FATHER OF OAKLAND CO. BOY!!
Posted by: Jack Hobbs (ID *****5748) Date: April 06, 2006 at 04:00:43
In Reply to: REWARD FOR IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN OWEN - FATHER OF OAKLAND CO. BOY!! by Cynthia Owen-Gaines of 1003

Cynthia,
I keep running into your name. We corresponded a lot about a year ago.
I noticed in your query, that you mentioned a "Mary Ann YERKES" in Oakland Co., Michigan. In southern Oakland (Novi Twp.) there are many Yerkes. In fact, 2 miles away from me is a Yerkes Cemetery & YERKES Lake. Did your Mary Ann YERKES live in Novi Twp.? I live in Northville, Mich. in the section that used to be Novi Twp. If your YERKES lived in Novi or close to Novi, like Commerce Twp. or Lyons Twp. you might find a lot about them. Let me know if I can help.
I have two books on the History Northville, Mich. and there are (15) pages that mention the YERKES in the smaller book-160 pages. The larger book has 325 pages & (35) different YERKES are in the index.
1-Alice D.
2-Carl
3-Charles
4-Clement C.
5-Donald Purdy-(School Board President-1925)
6-Mrs. Edith
7-Edmund
8-Elizabeth
9-George B.
10-Mrs. G.B.
11-Mrs. Georgia
12-Grace (DUSENBURY)
13-Hannah
14-Helen
15-Hester
16-J.D.
17-John
18-Joseph
19-Joseph P.
20-Kate
21-Lake-(might be a lake & not a person)
22-Law building
23-Lyman A.
24-Margaret (MISS)
25-Mary
26-Nellie M.
27-Nettie
28-Robert C.
29-Mrs. Robert
30-Sarah
31-William
32-William G.
33-Mrs. William G.
34-William H.(mayor of Northville-1892)
(Twp. Supv.-1921 thru 1927)
35-William Purdy-(mayor of Northville-1867)
(also a Judge)

There are (2) YERKES families that settled in Northville in
03-??-1826 that came from N.Y in a (15) day's travel.
Joseph YERKES (a Rev. War Vet & had a lake on his 488 acres
that was names YERKES Lake) & (haven't found
the wife yet).
Joseph's Children:
1-John
2-Joseph
3-Mary*(never married but became the mother of her sister's
children. I'm not sure which Mary never married,
but probably this one because the other Mary
doesn't show any sisters.)
4-Sarah
5-Elizabeth
6-Hannah m. a GRISWOLD

William YERKES & wife Hester
William & Hester's Children:
1-Joseph
2-William P.
3-Mary*
4-John
If any of these YERKES names ring a bell, I could get you more information on any of them.

Jack S. HOBBS
Northville, Mich.


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