Source: Genealogical Society of Washtenaw "MI" County, "State of Michigan 1845 Census for Sylvan Township," Family History Capers newsletter, Volume 6 (April, 1983): p98; PDF images (http://washtenawgenealogy.org/), Available in Members Only Section under Capers Archive.
I have very early pioneer ancestors in Washtenaw County, Michigan with many arriving in the 1830's before Michigan was a state. Recently, I was reading the April, 1983 edition of Family History Capers when I saw a transcription of the 1845 Census for Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan. It is a fairly short list and it wasn't hard to see familiar surnames.
The ancestors who were living in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan in 1845 were:
- William BEGOLE
- Daniel FENN
- Orlow FENN
- Tully, FENN
- Charles GLOVER
- Samuel POOR
Three other Glover's were listed, Lorin and two William's. I need to do more research to see if, and where, they might fit into my family.
Once I read the list I found an image of the 1845 Sylvan Township census at SeekingMichigan.org. The only information recorded on this census was a list of adult males over the age of 21. Seeking Michigan is a great resource for Michigan records. If you have Michigan ancestors it is a must see website.