People of Detroit
Voted in Detroit's first election in 1768.
James Abbott (II)
Son of James Abbott. Was one of Detroit's first postmasters. Lived in a house that was later the site of the Hammond Building.
First known Jew in Detroit, Chapman was one of the few men who escaped the fort during "Pontiac's War".
Nurseryman and landowner.
Charles S. Adams
Husband of Mary Sibley.
Held lot #35 of the original 68 land grants Cadillac made to private individuals from March 1707 to June 1710.
Jesuit who was the first known non-Native American to hear of the Mississippi River. Native Americans told him of the great river in 1665.
Governor-general of the British colonies.
Twelfth official commandant of British Fort Detroit (1785?-86?).
Architect of Old City Hall
Commanded artillery defense of Detroit during the War of 1812 and for the following 21 years.
Active citizen in British Detroit in the late 1760's. Voted in Detroit's first election in 1768.
Son of Genevieve Jadot and George Christian Anthon. An esteemed Greek and Latin scholar.
George Christian Anthon
German-born garrison doctor at Detroit under British rule.
Son of Genevieve Jadot and George Christian Anthon. Rector at St. Mark's in the Bowery.
Son of Genevieve Jadot and George Christian Anthon. A New York attorney.
68th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1993-2002).
William Smead ArmitageBorn: 06-11-1830
Son of William and Rosina Armitage. Secretary and treasurer of Detroit's American Glass Plate Company, and later, of Eureka Iron Company, and still later, of Galvin Brass and Iron Works.
James A. Armstrong
Husband of Augusta Sibley.
Company of the Colony representative sent with Radisson to take over Fort Ponchartrain.
Daughter of John Askin. Wife of Elijah Brush.
Detroit settler. Owner of the Askin farm, which became the Brush Farm when Askin's daughter married Elijah Brush.
Secretary of Michigan Territory
Marie Louisa Augier
1st wife of Philip Dejean.