William Hull’s House

Clarence E. Carter, ed., The Territory of Michigan 1805-1820, vol. X of The Territorial Papers of the United States (Washington: United States Printing Office, 1942), 390.

Elijah Brush Farm

William B. Blume, ed., “Selected Papers, Supreme Court of Michigan: Case 60, Paper 2, Denison &al: vs. Tucker, September 24, 1807” and “Syllabi of Decisions and Opinions: In the Matter of the Elizabeth Denison, Et al., September 26, 1807,” Transactions of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan 1805-1814 (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1935), 1:134-135, 319-320.

Whipping Post

Laws of the Territory of Michigan: With Marginal Notes And an Index: to Which Are Prefixed, the Ordinance And Several Acts of Congress Relating to This Territory (Detroit: Sheldon & Reed, 1820), 213-214.

George B. Catlin, The Story of Detroit (Detroit: The Detroit News, 1923), 214.

Ephraim S. Williams, “Personal Reminiscences,” Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections (Lansing: Thorp & Godfrey, State Printers and Binders, 1886), 8: 235. Also available at ... /1815-18-Williams.aspx.

William Macomb

“Macomb Estate Ledger,” Macomb Family Papers, R: 2: 1796, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan.

Ste. Anne de Detroit

Ste. Anne's Church Registers, 1704-1842, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

John Askin Farm

Milo M. Quaife, ed., John Askin Papers, Volume I: 1747-1795 and Volume II: 1796-1820, (Detroit: Detroit Library Commission, 1928). See especially, 1:50-59.

Fort Detroit

James Askin to Charles Askin, August 18, 1807 in Milo M. Quaife, ed. The John Askin Papers (Detroit: Detroit Library Commission, 1928), 2: 566.

James May House

James May Daybook, William D. Robertson, September 6, 1795 and “James May Finding Aid,” James May Papers, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan.


“Articles of Co. partnership between James Abbott the Elder and Robert Abbott, September 5, 1789,” Abbott Family Papers, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI.

M. Agnes Burton, ed. Governor and Judges Journal: Proceedings of the Land Board of Detroit ([Detroit], 1915), 20.

August B. Woodward

Clever F. Bald, The Great Fire of 1805 (Detroit: Wayne University Press, 1951), 15-20.

David G. Chardavoyne, “The Northwest Ordinance and Michigan’s Territorial Heritage,” in Paul Finkelman and Martin J. Hershock, eds. The History of Michigan Law (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006), 21. Also see, William Wirt, ed., Transactions of the Supreme Court of Michigan, 1805-1846 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1935-40), 1: 395, 414-418.

Matthew Elliott

“Breaking the Chains: Matthew Elliott Essex County.” Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples. Published 2012 and accessed February 2014.

“Matthew Elliott Primary Documents.” Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples. Published 2014 and accessed February 2014.

Elizabeth Denison Forth's House

Elizabeth Denison Forth, Home Site, Informational Site, 328 Macomb, Detroit — Wayne County,

Elizabeth Denison Forth, Last Will and Testament, Forth file, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.

Isabella E. Swan, Lisette (Gross Isle, MI: Isabella E. Swan, 1965).

Mark E. McPherson, “Lisette’s Domestic Legacy,” Michigan Chronicle, February 10-16, 1999.

Mark E. McPherson, “Lisette In Paris,” Michigan Chronicle, February 24-March 2, 1999, C6.

Mark E. McPherson, Looking for Lisette: In a Quest of an American Original (Dexter, MI: Mage Press-Thomson-Shore, 2001).

“Elizabeth Denison Forth,” Salute to Women, Michigan Chronicle, February 4-10, 1998, D4.

“Lisette’s Legacy of Slavery,” Michigan Chronicle, February 3, 1999.

“Lisette Gift,” Michigan Chronicle, March 9, 1999.

“The Enigmatic Lisette: The Quest for Elizabeth Denison Forth,” Michigan Chronicle Compositions, January 27-February 2, 1999, C1.