FYI, 2 more articles on your Jesse Decker and Cornelius Decker, if interested (wish I could find as much about our "Unknown Owen killed by Indians before 1800.") Do you have any photos you could share of Jesse Decker, or any of his ancestors? I do have some photos on some Deckers, but I don't know them, or how they fall in your ggg grandfather Jesse's lineage.
The following items are taken from the Oakland Whig: In February, 1835, Pennel & Smith were running a carding and cloth-dressing mill. In March of the same year D. K. Noble and C. C. Parks were carrying on the business of wagon- and carriage-making, and R. Keeler & Co. advertise a general store. The 4th of July, 1835, was celebrated with great eclat at Auburn. The following gentlemen composed the committee of arrangements: S. V. R. Trowbridge, C. C. Hascall, L. Castle, Leonard Weed, David Baggs, L. W. Mann, G. 0. Whittemore, T. A. Sprague, Orison Allen, Hiram Higby, Ed. Martin, Jesse Decker; James Graham was president, and Thomas Murlin vice-president, and an oration was delivered by P. McOmber, Esq. Revolutionary soldiers were invited free of expense.
Among the patriotic toasts was the following:
"The patriots and heroes of the Revolution.
We love to think of Bunker Hill, Yorktown and Brandywine;
We love those old Green Mountain boys,
Who mounted John Burgoyne."
Horton, George. Born 1761. Died 1835; last pension paid Mar. 4, 1835; buried at Rochester; grave marked, July 29, 1909, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married:--Elsie ---; d. Feb., 1827; buried in Rochester cemetery. Children:--Benjamin, who entered land in section 21. Places of residence:--Northampton Co., Pa.; 1809, Port Colborne, Canada; 1820, Yarmouth, Ontario; 1825, Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted May, 1780, at the age of nineteen, in Capt. Shoemaker's Pa. troops; served until Sept., 1783; the Pa. Archives, fifth series, records his service in the second class, seventh company, fifth battalion, Pa. militia, for 1782. Came to Michigan, settled in Avon Twp., two miles south of Rochester; lived with son-in-law, Cornelius Decker, on section 22.
SOURCE: History of Oakland County, Vol. I, Ch. 6
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