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East Leroy, MI 49051

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Leroy Township History
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Researched and compiled by James A Swarthout
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Leroy Township History
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Researched and compiled by James A Swarthout
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  1. The Early History of Leroy Township
    • Creation of the Township
    • The First Settlers
    • The First Township Meeting
    • The First Sawmill
    • The First Burying Grounds
  2. Religion in Early Leroy Township
    • Religious Beginnings
    • Congregational Church
    • South Leroy Methodist EpiscopalChurch
    • West Leroy Methodist EpiscopalChurch
  3. Other History
    • Leroy Grange No. 31
    • Old Township Hall
    • The Genealogy of Leroy David Fish
  4. Houses in Early Leroy Township
    • Daniel Reasoner House
    • Fayette Gould House

The Early History of Leroy Township

Creation of the Township

The congressional township of Leroy is designated as town 3 south, range 8 west, and is bounded on the north by Battle Creek township, on the east by Emmett, on the south by Athens, and on the west by Climax township, Kalamazoo county.  It originally belonged to the township of Athens, from which it was constitutionally divided in the spring of 1837.  As to soil, no township in the county possesses a greater diversity, being aptly described as containing good, bad and indifferent.  On the west are fine burr-oak plains, and what was formerly heavily-timbered land, the soil of which is of the best and admirably adapted to agricultural purposes.  There is some marsh land, no considerable streams, but three small lakes, which, besides affording fine facilities for procuring pure water, also plentifully abound with all kinds of fish generally found in the smaller lakes.

The marsh land originally extended through the center of the township, which caused its normal division - East Leroy and West Leroy.  A large portion of it has been redeemed and is now practically under cultivation.  We are credibly informed that this marsh at an early day used to subject the settlers to great difficulty and annoyance.  Indeed, it is said that oftentimes the pioneers had to take their oxen from their wagons, tie their legs together, and roll them over, then disjoin their vehicles and carry them across piecemeal.  Besides this, the miasmatic effuvia emanating from its stagnant waters caused a great deal of sickness, such as ague, and other bilious ailments.  These disagreeable results were, however, partially recompensed by the pasturage which the marsh afforded the early settlers.

The name "Leroy" for the new township was suggested by Mrs. David C. Fish to Silas Kelsey, who circulated the petition for the division of old Athens; not, as has been erroneously stated in a recent publication, for the reason that Mr. Fish and family came from a place of that name, for we are assured by this venerable couple that they were never in or ever heard of a place called Leroy prior to the naming of the township; and hence, in honor of the event, she, with a mother's pride in her first-born son, suggested that the township be named in his honor.  The fact remains, however, that her son was not the first child born in the township, and as there has been considerable dispute as to the priority of birth of Leroy Fish and Charles E. Baker, we have taken extra pains to ascertain the facts, which we submit as follows: Charles E. Baker, born June 17, 1836; Leroy Fish, born August 26, 1836.

First Settlers

Ira Case came in 1835, and located a farm on section 7, but did not settle on it until February, 1837; David C. Fish made a permanent settlement on section 1 in 1836; Heman Baker and wife, in the spring of the same year, on section 7; Timothy Kelsey, the summer following, remaining in the house of Ira Baker until the next year; Jonathan Sprague, with his six sons and two daughters, namely, Philetus, Levi C.. Argallus, Thomas, Vedder, Caleb M. Hannah, and Ruth, came during the year 1836, and located on section 2, a short distance northeast of the present residence of the Rev. Thomas Prague, the only one of the family remaining in the township; Write J. Esmond came in the same year, and settled on section 1.

In 1837, several families came in; among others, Dudley N. Bushnell, wife, and two children, who arrived June 12, accompanied by Silas Kelsey, who had been in the township as early as 1835, but had made no permanent settlement.  Deacon John H. Bushnell came within a month of his brother; T. B. Barnum came during the year, and settled on the banks of Lake Copanocon, on section 14, where he has since resided; John E. Mulholland settled on the banks of Lake Copanocon, on section 14, where he has since resided;  John E. Muholland settled on section 2 of the same year, and also Isaac Hiscock, who came in and settled on the farm now occupied by his son, Seth E. Hiscock, on section 4; Thomas Wilson came in and kept bachelor's hall for nine months, and was afterwards joined by his large family.  John E. Robbins arrived the same year, and settled on section 12; and Jeremiah Drake on section 25; Polydore Hudson, who had formerly resided some years in Battle Creek, removed to Leroy, and settled on section 1 in 1837; Harlow Burdick took up his residence on section 10 in the spring of the same year.

The First Township Meeting

"Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of December, 1840, the house of the township clerk was destroyed by fire, with all its contents, together with all the township books and records.  In consequence of which a meeting of the township board was held, agreeable to a previous notice, at the house of Dudley N. Bushnell, on the 15th day of January, 1841, for the purpose of revising the records of the township."

The first annual meeting of said township was held at the house of John E. Muholland, April 2, 1838.  Polydore Hudson was chosen moderator, and John E. Mulholand and D. N. Bushnell, clerks, when the following persons were elected to the several offices set opposite their respective names for the ensuing year: Dudley N. Bushnell, supervisor; J. E. Mulholland, clerk; Polydore Hudson (four years), Harlow H. Burdie, Silas Kelsey (two years), Thomas B. Barnum (one year), justices of the peace; Timothy Kelsey, Lysander Cole, P. Sprague, J.J. Hannas, assessors; Jeremiah Drake, Heman Baker, John C. Robbins, commissioners of highways; Polydore Hudson, D. N. Bushnell, Cornelius L. Newkirk, school inspectors; Benjamin Lay, John Coats, overseers of the poor; James Wilson, constable and collector; Thomas Sprague, constable.

The following persons were chosen viva voce: John C. Robbins, overseer of highways for district No. 1; Ira Case, for district No. 2; James Wilson, for district No. 3; J. J. Hannas, for district No. 4.

At the annual meeting in 1839, it was voted to build a pound near the quarterstake a little southwest of D. N. Bushnell's dwelling-house, and that the size of said pound should be fifty feet square.  The contract for building the same was let to James Wilson, the lowest bidder, at nineteen dollars and fifty cents.  The same was accepted by the township board July 2, 1839.

The supervisors of the township from 1839 to 1877 have been as follows: D. N. Bushnell (six years), Albert Whitcomb, John C. Robbins, Jeremiah Drake (three years), L. R. Hall, T. B. Barnum (two years), William H. Vinecore (two years), David Miller (five years), Philetus Gould (two years), John S. Mason (two years), Rufus Payne, John Wagner (six years), Francis W. Clark (three years), Joseph C. Lewis, Joseph H. Gould (three years).

Clerks - John E. Muholland (eight years), John H. Bushnell (two years), J. A. Robinson (three years), Silas Kelsey, Truman S. Cole (three years), Fredrick E. Bush, Philetus Gould (four years), David Gallaway (two years), John Scotford, Byron E. Cole (six years), Edgar Stimpson (two years), Joseph C. Lewis (two years), David Mather (two years) Charles S. Andrews (two years).

Justices of the Peace - D. N. Bushnell (twenty-six years), Charles Lay, Thos. B. Barnum, H. McNary, Elisha Smith, Oliver Booth, William Robinson (vacancy), Alfred J. Hathaway, Polydore Hudson (eight years), Silas Kelsey (fourteen years) Thruman S. Cole, R. Riley, D. H. Cotton, John Breman, Daniel Riley (three years), Daniel Riley, James Winters (six years), Franscis W. Clark (eight years), Edgar Cheeseborough (vacancy), David Miller, Isaiah T. Gore, James Foster (vacancy), F. E. Bush (twelve years), Ariel C. Stanton (vacancy), Isaac Hiscock (eight years), T. B. Barnum, Franklin Guieau (vacancy), Joseph L. Burdick (seven years), Jacob K. Norton (ten years), Silas Birch, Thomas Sprague (sixteen years), O. H. Rolfe (vacancy).

The First Sawmill

The First Saw-Mill was built in Pine Creek by Jeremiah Drake and John Coats, in 1837.  They conducted operations for about ten years, when they sold to W. H. Vinecore, who subsequently added one run of stone, and started a small grist-mill.  He ran the mill for about nineteen years, when he failed, and the mill was burned about 1866, and never rebuilt.

The first steam sawp-mill was built in 1847, by Truman S. Cole.  He continued the business only two years, when he sold out to J. Bigelow, who sold to Messrs. Tubbs and McClellan.  In 1856 the mill was destroyed by fire, and was never rebuilt.

A steam saw-mill was erected by A. J. Quick and Lucas Payne at what is called Quick's Corners, or Steamburg village, situated a little south of Steamburg lake, in 1856.  It was burned down in 1861, and rebuilt by the same parties immediately afterwards.  The present firm consists of A. J. Quick, Charles S. Andrews, and William Grassman.

The First Burying-Ground

The first Burying-ground in West Leroy was laid out on land donated by Silas Kelsey, on section 7, in 1840.  The first burying-ground in East Leroy was laid out on land donated by Joshua Robinson in 1839-40.  The first interment in it was that of Betsey, daughter of Joshua Robinson.

Religion in Early Leroy Township

Religious Beginnings

The rise and progress of Methodism in Leroy Township affords a flattering tribute to the deep religious sentiment of its early pioneers.  By careful examination into the records of the past we find that as early as 1837 a class was formed and the beauties of religion dispensed by regular preachers ere the settlement (East Leroy) numbered three-score souls.  The first class was formed by Rev. Erastus L. Kellogg, in the spring of 1837.  The first class-leader was Ammon Mills, a man intimately identified with the early religious history of Leroy township.  The first members of the class were Ammon Mills and his wife Betsey, Thomas, Argallus, Vedder, Elsey, and Mary Sprague.  Of these, one only - Thomas Sprague - remains connected with the society, he having advanced to the position of local preacher and class-leader.  This class, which was among the pioneer classes of the county, was attached to Battle Creek circuit, Marshall district, and Michigan conference, in the fall of 1837, and had as its first preachers Revs. Benjamin Sabin and R. Lawrence, and as presiding elder E. H. Pilcher.  This organization continued as originally formed until 1856, when Leroy circuit was instituted, which consisted of six appointments, among them East, West, and South Leroy.  As these are each distinct organizations, two of them - East and West Leroy - having good, substantial houses of worship, we shall consider their histories separately.

The first pastor of East Leroy circuit was Rev. G. W. Hoag, who was installed in the early part of the year 1856.  During his pastorate the commodious parsonage connected with the church was erected.  The succession of pastors since Mr. Hoag has been Revs. Samuel Osborn, T. H. Bignel, N. L. Brockway, T. G. Owen, J. E. McAllister, A. J. Russel, G. E. Hollister, E. Marble, L. M. Bennet, J. M. Aiken, and A. M. Gould, the present incumbent.

It was during the pastorate of Rev. G. E. Hollister that the fine church edifice of the East Leroy organization was erected.  It was dedicated with interesting ceremonies by Rev. G. B. Jocelyn, D. D., late president of Albion college, on the 2nd of November, 1871.  The church is a substantial and commodious wooden structure, with a handsome steeple, and of fine architecture.  It's cost was four thousand dollars.

The present officers of the church are Rev. Thomas Prague, Lyman R. Hall, Henry C. Rolfe, Benjamin F. Morgan, R. Stanton, trustees; Thomas Sprague, L. R. Hall, M. Canright, and Joseph M. Fish, stewards.

There is a flourishing Sabbath-school connected with the church, of which Mr. Ryan B. Cowles is superintendent.  We give statistics of all three Sabath-schools of Leroy circuit conjointly below.

The Congregational Church

The History of this organization dates back to March 14, 1837, when a meeting was convened at the house of Isaac Davis, at Climax, to organize a Presbyterian church.  The Rev. Silas Woodbury was called to the chair, and Silas Kelsey was appointed clerk pro tem.  After prayer by Brother Woodbury, the meeting proceeded to business, the first of which was the reception of letters from the seventeen members who names follow, viz.: Jonathan Sprague, Heman Baker, Eliza Baker, Philetus Sprague, Ira Case Hanna Sprague, carr Sprague, Silas Kelsey, Priscilla Davis, Isaac Davis, Margaret Sprague, Anna Lay, Daniel Lay, Teresa Sprague, Mary B. Sawyer, William A. Sawyer, and Cornelia Sprague.

The confession of faith and covenant of the Monroe presbytery was unanimously adopted.  Heman Baker and Jonathan Sprague were chosen for deacons; William A. Sawyer and Silas Kelsey for elders.  The charge to the officers elect and to the members was delivered by Brother Woodbury, as was also the consecrating prayer and laying on of hands, assisted by Deacon Baker.

December 27, 1839, we find that a church-meeting was called for the purpose of appointing a successor to the deaconate, made vacant by the death of Jonathan Sprague.  John H. Bushnell was chosen.  Dudley N. Bushnell was chosen to the office of elder at the same meeting.

At a meeting held January 25, 1840, it was voted unanimously to change the name of the church from the "First Presbyterian church of Climax," to the "First Presbyterian church of Leroy."  Also, to change the ecclesiastical relation fom the Kalamazoo presbytery to Marshall presbytery.  The church remained under the latter dispensation until March 21, 1846, when it was changed by the mutual consent of the official members, to the "Congregational church of Leroy," under the pastorate of Rev. Asa Bushnell.  Those chosen to the office of deacon at the first church-meeting under the change were Heman Baker, and John H. Bushnell.  The first clerk was Silas Kelsey.  The succession of pastors since the change has been Revs. Asa Bushnell, Mason Knappen, H. H. Doolittle, John H. Byrd, R. L. Farnsworth, M. M. Foster, A. W. Bushnell, John Scotford, Alexander Achison, Samuel Phillips, Charles S. Spetteque, R. Everts, and James Verney, the present efficient incumbent.  The present officers are - Deacons, F. E. Bush, J. H. Bushnell, and H. P. Nichols; Clerk, S. O. Bush.  Number of members, eighty.  The present church edifice, of wood, was built in 1846, and dedicated in 1847.  The church contemplates erecting a new house of worship some time within two years.  There is a flourishing Sabbath-school in connection with the church, of which Mr. S. O. Bush is superintendent.  Its average summer and winter attendance is fifty-five.  Silas Kelsey, one of the first members, and the first clerk of the church, died in may, 1877.

South Leroy Methodist Episcopal Church

South Leroy Methodist Episcopal Church consists of a well-conducted class, of which Jabez Morgan is leader.  It was admitted into Leroy circuit in 1856.  The meetings are held in the school-house.  In 1873 the appointment was dropped by the circuit preachers, and Rev. Thomas Sprague was appointed as a supply, and preached for the congregation four years, during which time a revival was held, and twenty conversions were made.  The Sabbath-school is under the superintendency of J. Morgan, who is also steward of the class.

The most important revival of the circuit was held in East Leroy in 1849, under Revs. O. Mason and M. Hickey.  The total membership of the circuit is one hundred and eighty-five; probationists, seventy; number of teachers and scholars in the Sabbath-schools, one hundred and thirty-five.  There are now two resident ministers of the Methodist Episcopal denomination in the township, Revs. A. M. Gould and Thomas Sprague.

West Leroy Methodist Episcopal Church

West Leroy Methodist Episcopal Church had its origin in a class which was formed under the minsterial labors of Rev. R. R. Richards, and a leadership of Ammon Mills, in the spring of 1840, and admitted to the Kalamazoo circuit the same year.  The first meeting was held in the dooryard of Henry McNary's dwelling, and consisted of ten members, four by letter and six by probation, namely, Ammon Mills and wife, and Socrates Griswold and wife, by letter; Mrs. Caroline McNary, Francis Clar, Benjamin Griswold, Ammon Mills, Jr., Mss Betsey Mills, and Harry Cole, probationists.  The preachers from 1840 until the formation of Leroy circuit in 1856, when the duties of the entire circuit devolved upon the resident minister, were Revs. E. R. Kellogg, J. W. Brier, R. R. Richards, J. Hudson, J. E. Parker.  Under this pastorate West Leroy class - Daniel Bush, R. B. Young, V. G. Boynton, R. L. Farnsworth, Curtis Mosher, A. Wakefield - Was transferred to Climax circuit in 1852, when the class was again transferred, this time to Galesburg circuit - A. A. Dunton. J. C. Abbot, F. Gage - in 1856; from which time the pastors mentioned above, in connection with the East Leroy church, have officiated in both churches.

In 1867, during the pastorate of Rev. J. E. McAllister, the present church edifice, a neat wooden structure, was erected, and dedicated on the 3rd of February of the same year.  The dedicatory ceremony was conducted by Rev. A. P. Mead, assisted by Revs. M. A. Dougherty and T. H. Jacokes.  The entire cost of the church edifice was three thousand dollars.  The present officers of the church are Daniel Reasoner, Charles N. Farmer, D. W. Lay, D. E. Lay, L. Cole, Ira Case, and Henry McNary, trustees; Daniel Rasoner, D. E. Lay, and S. N. Hyde, stewards.  There is a Sabbath-school connected with the church, of which Daniel Reasoner is superintendent.

Other History

Creation of the Township

Central Leroy Grange, No. 31, Patrons of Husbandry, was organized November 15, 1873, with the following list of charter members: Messrs. C. M. Fish, A. J. Quick, Hiram Hasbrook, E. Crawford, R. F. Morgan, John McCamly, A. Robbins, John Wagner, Richard Vaughn, E. A. Daley, Mrs. C. M. Fish, Mrs. A. J. Quick, Mrs. H. Hasbook, Mrs. Benjamin Morgan, Mrs. James McCamly, Mrs. A. Robbins, Mrs. John Wagner, Mrs. R. Vaughn, Mrs. E. A. Daley, Mrs. Jane Wheeler, Misses Emma Crawford, Clara Wheeler, E. M. Robbins, Ovida Wagner, Lucy Morgan, and Nettie Daley.

At the regular organization, the grange was officered as follows, viz.:

John Wagner, Master; Benjamin Morgan, Overseer; A. Robbins, Secretary; A. J. Quick, Steward; E. A. Daley, Assistant Steward; C. M. Fish, Chaplain; H. Hasbrook, Treasurer; E. Crawford, Gatekeeper; Mss Lucy Morgan, Ceres; Emma Crawford, Pomona; Ovida Wagner, Flora; Miss Clara Wheeler, Lady Assistant Steward.

At the first annual election of officers, in December, 1873, Mr. N. J. Kelsey, then a member of the order, was elected Master of the Leroy grange, and served in that capacity (being twice re-elected) until January, 1877, during which time sixty-six worthy members were added to the grange.

The present membership is one hundred and two.  The place of holding meetings is east Leroy Methodist Church, at which regular meetings are held every Tuesday evening, on or before the full moon each month.

The present officers of the grange are: F. A. Johnson, Master; Benjamin Morgan, Overseer; W. Rolf, Lecturer; A. J. Quick, Steward; A. G. Johnson, Assistant Steward; O. H. Rolfe, Chaplain; H. Dubois, Treasurer; R. B. Cowles, Secretary; Uriah Owen, Gatekeeper; Miss Lucy Morgan, Ceres; Mary Mason, Pomona; Emma Crawford, Flora; Mrs. Quick, Lady Assistant Steward.

Leroy Grange holds a prominent position among the township granges of the county, being generally considered as one of the best and most perfect organizations in the state.

Old Township Hall


Original Location:  3892 H Drive South.  Building was moved by Robert Hibbard in 2008 to 3541 H Drive South.

Genealogy  of Leroy Fish

Generation 1
1. Thomas Fyshe-1 [1] He was born 1535 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [1]. He died on 04 Jan 1570 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [1].
  Unknown Thomas Fyshe [1]  She was born 1535 in Great Bowden, Leic, England [1].
  Thomas Fyshe and Unknown Thomas Fyshe. They had 1 child.
   2.  i. Thomas Fish [2, 1]. He was born on 15 Aug 1570 in Market Harbough.  Great  Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2, 1]. He married Mary Soule. They were married 1583 [1]. He died in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Lancestershire, England [2, 1].

Generation 2
2. Thomas Fish-2 (Thomas Fyshe-1) [2, 1] He was born on 15 Aug 1570 in Market Harbough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2, 1] He died in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Lancestershire, England [2, 1].
  Mary Soule [1]. She was born 1562 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicesterdhire, England [1].
  Thomas Fish and Mary Soule They were married 1583 [1]. They had 1 child.
   3.  i. Robert Fish [3, 2]. He was born on 12 Aug 1593 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [3, 2]. He married Alice Fish. They were married on 24 Feb 1618 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2].  He died on 20 Dec 1639 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [3, 2].

Generation 3
3. Robert Fish-3 (Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [3, 2] He was born on 12 Aug 1593 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [3, 2]. He died on 20 Dec 1639 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [3, 2].
  Alice Fish [3, 2]. She was born on 06 Nov 1597 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire,  England [3]. She died 1639 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [3].
  Robert Fish and Alice Fish. They were married on 24 Feb 1618 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire,  England [2]. They had 1 child.
   4.  i. Thomas Fish [4, 3]. He was born on 01 Jan 1619 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [4, 3]. He died on 01 Dec 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4, 3].
  Alice Fish [2]. She was born on 06 Nov 1597 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2]. She died 1639 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2].
  Robert Fish and Alice Fish. They were married on 24 Feb 1617 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [2]. They had no children.

Generation 4
4. Thomas Fish-4 (Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [4, 3]. He was born on 01 Jan 1619 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England [4, 3]. He died on 01 Dec 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4, 3].
  Mary Sherman [4]. She was born 1624 in Dedham, Halstead, Essex, England [4]. She died 1699 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4].
  Thomas Fish and Mary Sherman. They had 1 child.
   5.  i. John Fish [5, 4]. He was born 1654 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [5, 4].  He married Joanna Fish. They were married 1706 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4]. He died 1742 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [5, 4].
  Mary Sherman [3]. She was born 1625 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [3]. She died 1673 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [3].
  Thomas Fish and Mary Sherman. They were married 1645 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [3]. They had no children.

Generation 5
5. John Fish-5 (Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [5, 4]. He was born 1654 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [5, 4]. He died 1742 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [5, 4].
  Joanna Fish [5, 4]. She was born 1667 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [5]. She died 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [5].
  John Fish and Joanna Fish. They were married 1706 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4]. They had 1 child.
   6.  i. John Fish [6, 5]. He was born on 14 Jan 1708 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [6, 5]. He died 1766 in New York, USA [6, 5].
  Joanna Fish [4]. She was born 1667 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4]. She died 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [4].
  John Fish and Joanna Fish. They were married 1680 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA [4]. They had no children.

Generation 6
6. John Fish-6 (John Fish-5, Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [6, 5].  He was born on 14 Jan 1708 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [6, 5]. He died 1766 in New York, USA [6, 5].
  Remember Youin [6]. She was born 1710 [6]. She died 1766 in Dutchess, New York, USA [6].
  John Fish and Remember Youin. They had 1 child.
   7.  i. Eliphaz Fish [7, 6]. He was born on 09 Nov 1735 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [7, 6]. He died on 13 Jan 1805 in Malta, Saratoga, New York, USA [7, 6].

Generation 7
7. Eliphaz Fish-7 (John Fish-6, John Fish-5, Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [7, 6]. He was born on 09 Nov 1735 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA [7, 6]. He died on 13 Jan 1805 in Malta, Saratoga, New York, USA [7, 6].
  Joanna Case [7]. She was born on 21 Dec 1743 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA [7].  She died on 19 Mar 1809 in Malta, Saratoga, New York, USA [7].
  Eliphaz Fish and Joanna Case. They had 1 child.
  8.  i. Eliphaz Fish [8, 7]. He was born on 19 Jun 1768 in Cold Spring, Dutchess, New York, USA [8, 7]. He died on 18 Feb 1831 in Saratoga, New York, USA [8, 7].
  Joanna Case [6]. She was born on 21 Dec 1743 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA [6].  She died on 19 Mar 1809 in Malta, Saratoga, New York, USA [6].
  Eliphaz Fish and Joanna Case. They were married 1763 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, USA [6]. They had 7 children.
             i.     Eliphaz Fish [6]. He was born on 19 Jun 1768 in Cold Spring, Dutchess, New York, USA [6]. He died on 18 Feb 1831 in Saratoga, New York, USA [6].
             ii.    Cloe Fish [6]. She was born 1791 [6]. She died on 25 Sep 1811 in Malta, Saratoga, New York, USA [6].
             iii.   John Fish [6].
             iv.    Lydia Fish [6].
             v.     Sarah Fish [6].
             vi.    Joanna Fish [6].
             vii.   George Washington Fish [6].

Generation 8
8. Eliphaz Fish-8 (Eliphaz Fish-7, John Fish-6, John Fish-5, Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [8, 7]. He was born on 19 Jun 1768 in Cold Spring, Dutchess, New York, USA [8, 7]. He died on 18 Feb 1831 in Saratoga, New York, USA [8, 7].
  Charity Haight [8, 9]. She was born on 21 Feb 1773 in Dutchess, New York, USA [8, 9]. She died on 26 Dec 1834 in Saratoga, New York, USA [8, 9].
  Eliphaz Fish and Charity Haight. They had 1 child.
  9.  i. David C Fish [10, 8]. He was born on 20 May 1800 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, USA [10, 8]. He died on 15 Jan 1883 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, USA [10, 8].
  Charity Haight [7]. She was born on 21 Feb 1773 in Dutchess, New York, USA [7]. She died on 26 Dec 1834 in Saratoga, New York, USA [7].
     Eliphaz Fish and Charity Haight. They were married on 13 Jan 1788 in Dutchess, New York, USA
     [7]. They had no children.

Generation 9
9.    David C Fish-9 (Eliphaz Fish-8, Eliphaz Fish-7, John Fish-6, John Fish-5, Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1) [10, 8]. He was born on 20 May 1800 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, USA [10, 8]. He died on 15 Jan 1883 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, USA [10, 8].
     Celia Seamans [10]. She was born on 02 Feb 1804 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, USA [10].
     Residence 1850 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan [11]. She died on 13 May 1887 in Leroy, Clhn, Michigan, USA [10].
     David C Fish and Celia Seamans. They had 1 child.
      10.      i.       Leroy David Fish. He was born on 25 Aug 1836 in Calhoun County Michigan.  Residence 1880 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States [12]. He died on 03 Jan 1906 in Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA [10].

Generation 10
10.   Leroy David Fish-10 (David C Fish-9, Eliphaz Fish-8, Eliphaz Fish-7, John Fish-6, John Fish-5, Thomas Fish-4, Robert Fish-3, Thomas Fish-2, Thomas Fyshe-1). He was born on 25 Aug 1836 in Calhoun County Michigan. Residence 1880 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States [12]. He died on 03 Jan 1906 in Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA [10].
     Hariett Fish [12]. She was born Abt. 1847 in Ohio [12]. Residence 1880 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States [12].
     Leroy David Fish and Hariett Fish. They had 2 children.
               i.       Jessie D. Fish [12]. He was born Abt. 1867 in Michigan [12]. Residence 1880 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States [12].
               ii.      Isabelle H. Fish [12]. She was born Abt. 1869 in Michigan [12]. Residence 1880 in Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States [12].

Sources
  1 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Thomas Fish.
  2 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Robert Fish.
  3 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Thomas Fish.
  4 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for John Fish.
  5 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for John Fish.
  6 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Eliphaz Fish.
  7 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Eliphaz Fish.
  8 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.
  9 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Record for Charity Haight.
 10 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.
 11 Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, roll M432_348, page 113, image 219.
 12 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, ED 55, roll T9_575, page 273.4000, image 0184.

Houses in Early Leroy Township

Daniel Reasoner House

Home is located at 9700 1/2 Mile Road.

Fayette Gould House

Home is located at 11482 2 Mile Road.