Family papers, 1807-1875.

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Family papers, 1807-1875.

Family papers, 1807-1875 and undated. Except for one original letter, Aug. 23, 1850, the papers consists of typed transcripts of family correspondence, 1807-1875 and undated; genealogical notes, undated; and the memoirs of Emily Ward, undated. The correspondence is mostly between Eber B., his sister, Emily, their father, Eber Ward, and various business associates and friends. Topics discussed include: family news; debt; proper behavior and spirituality for young women and children; traveling; fishing; the physical state of and work at the lighthouse at Bois Blanc; and the collapse of the lighthouse at Thunder Bay Island.

.25 cubic ft. (in 1 box)

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Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875

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In 1807 Eber Ward married Sally Potter (d. 1818). Together they had four children, including Emily (1809- ) and Eber Brock (1811-1875). At various times, the family lived in Upper Canada, Salem (Ohio), Detroit, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac (Mich.). Eber served as the lighthouse keeper at Bois Blanc, 1830-1831. As a young man, Eber B. Ward worked with his uncle, Samuel Ward, a prominent shipbuilder in Marine City (Mich.). Eventually they became partners in "Ward's Line of Steamers" and successfully b...

Ward, Emily, 1809-

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Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875

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In 1807 Eber Ward married Sally Potter (d. 1818). Together they had four children, including Emily (1809- ) and Eber Brock (1811-1875). At various times, the family lived in Upper Canada, Salem (Ohio), Detroit, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac (Mich.). Eber served as the lighthouse keeper at Bois Blanc, 1830-1831. As a young man, Eber B. Ward worked with his uncle, Samuel Ward, a prominent shipbuilder in Marine City (Mich.). Eventually they became partners in "Ward's Line of Steamers" and successfully b...