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Beginning in the 17th century, French trappers and missionaries entered the territory, followed by settlers in the colonial period on both sides of the Detroit and St. Clair rivers. Farmers developed long, narrow plots that were laid out in the typical rectangular shape of colonial French, with the narrow end along the riverfront. These are known as "Ribbon Farms." Marine City is a border city just a short ride across the St. Clair river from Ontario, Canada.
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(Marine City) - It was not until after the American Revolution that European-American settlers arrived in any number. In the 1780s they obtained a deed for land from the Chippewa Indians.
The Americans called the community "Yankee Point", because so many settlers came from the Northern Tier of states, with late 18th and 19th century migration originating from New England. They also called the settlement "Belle River", later the name of a neighborhood.
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(Marine City) - The village was platted as Newport in 1835-37. Although never incorporated by that name, it was known as "Newport" for 31 years.
In 1865, the Village of Marine City was incorporated.
1870 - A new barge, called the C. G. King, was to be launched at South Saginaw last week.
Her carrying capacity is 500,000 feet of lumber, and she is built by Thomas Arnold, of Marine City.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 23, 1870
Thriving on lumber and other commodity trade, the village of Marine City re-incorporated as a city in June 1887
1895 - Marine City
Marine City, a post-village in Cottrellville township, St. Clair co, Mich., on the St. Clair River, at the mouth of the Belle River, about 20 miles S. of Port Huron, and 42 miles by water N.E. of Detroit. It has a money-order post-office, a bank, a graded school, a newspaper office, 4 churches, a brewery, and a tannery. Steamboats are built here. Pop. in 1890, 3268.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Marine City, a banking city of St. Clair co., Mich., on the St. Clair River, at the mouth of the Belle River, and on the Detroit and River St. Clair R., 50 miles NE. of Detroit. It has large salt-works and ship-yards. Pop. in 1900, 3829.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Marine City, Michigan, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Marine City.
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Ebenezer WESTBROOK (1801, , Canada - 5 June 1870, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Euphemia B. PREN (1802, , Canada - 7 July 1870, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
James W. SREETT (1803, , Canada - 7 November 1878, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Mathew KOEMG (1806, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 26 May 1869, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Elizabeth C. LAGNEL (1807, - 8 December 1875, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Eureke ZOBLY (1810, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 18 March 1875, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Mariah F. CARLETON (1810, , New Hampshire, USA - 11 September 1871, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
George LANGELL (1810, , Nova Scotia, Canada - 5 March 1875, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
Reuben SMITH (1811, , New York, USA - 9 January 1876, Marine City, Michigan, USA)
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David Michael MCCARRON (21 August 1868 - 10 June 1915) and Elizabeth Julia Ann WORTHY (8 April 1871 - 20 August 1960) married 8 October 1894
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