MI-CCGS-L ArchivesArchiver > MI-CCGS > 2001-01 > 0978881414
From: "pegrod" <>
Subject: Re: [MI-CCGS-L] Indian River beginnings
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 10:30:14 -0500
John C. Cub Bowman, in 1873 can be considered the first white settler in
Tuscarora Twp. (Indian River is an unincorporated village of the township).
Cub was followed by his brothers W.J. and Frank. They first settled almost
on the Emmet-Cheboygan county line. Others in 1873 were Hoyt, LeCoytt,
Sacorie; 1874: Lowrie, Stafford, Wagley, Allair, Bonner; 1875: Cadotte,
Cole, Crawford (his wife was the first white women in Tusc. Twp.) Faulk,
Faunce, Hayes, Kinert, King, Kniffin, Lacyit, Laird, Ledore, Mishow,
Milliken, Moran, Ostrom, Royce, Sabin, Shadlock, Stafford, Stone, Vincent.
For more information on the settlement of Tuscarora Twp. see The Pageant of
Tuscarora by Robert Sager.
From: Marilyn O'Leary <>
Date: Saturday, January 06, 2001 6:27 PM
Subject: [MI-CCGS-L] Indian River beginnings
>This is a question of curiousity more then anything. My ancestor, Thomas
>R. Hungerford, settled in Cheboygan Co near Indian River (the Afton
>area) in the early 1880s. He came from St. Lawrence Co, NY. and had been
>living in Pitcairn. His parents, Jeremiah Rockwell Hungerford and Eliza
>(Fuller) lived last in Harrisville, town of Diane, Lewis Co, NY (just
>across the county border from Pitcairn).
>Now - my question is regarding Indian River, Cheboygan Co, MI. Does
>anyone know who the founding settlers were, when it was founded and
>where it's name came from.
>My reason for asking - The Lewis Co, NY list has been having a
>discussion of the location of Indian River, Lewis Co, NY and this was
>info recently posted:
>>>Indian River is about 6 miles from Croghan - north on Route 812
>So I'm wondering if the earliest settlers of Indian River MI were from
>Indian River, NY area - obviously this is true for Thomas Hungerford,
>but I don't think1880 would be considered early settler for Cheboygan
>Your comments welcome -
>Marilyn Montgomery O'Leary
>Grass Lake, MI