According to the 1877 Lakefield Plat Map Edward owned 80 acres and Charles owned 80 acres in Section 2 of Lakefield Township. Edward's 80 acres was on the corner of Merrill and Ederer Roads. Charles Trombley's 80 acres were to the east of Edward Trombley's property.
The following is a document I found in regards to Edward Trombley:
“The United States of America, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Homestead Certificate 582. Application 180B} Whereas, there has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at East Saginaw, Michigan, whereby it appears that persuant to the Act of Congess approved 20th May, 1862 “To secure Homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain” and the acts supplemental thereto, the claim of EDWARD TROMBLEY, has been established and duly comsummated in conformity to law for the North West Fractional Quarter of Section Two, in Township Eleven North of Range One East, in the District of Lands subject to sale at East Saginaw Michigan, containing One Hundred and Fifty Six Acres and Seventeen Hundreths of an acre: according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL.
Now know ye, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said EDWARD TROMBLEY the tract of Land above described: To Have and to Hold the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said EDWARD TROMBLEY and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In Testimoney whereof, I, Ulysses Grant, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these letters to be made Patent, and the Sealed of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the Tenth day of June, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Three, and of the Independence of the United States the Ninety-Seventh By the President: Ulysseys S. Grant.”
SOURCES: 1877 Lakefield Township Plat Map; United States Homestead Application for Soldiers that served in the Civil War.
Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris; Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell, sitting on the wood pile. Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman. photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.
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