A Pioneer Journey by Judge Yeomans 1883
Report of the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan Vol. 5 1883 Lansing, Mich.
W. S. George & Co., State Printers & Binders page 344
A Pioneer Journey
Ionia Sentinal, August 21st, 1882
P. H. Taylor, in searching for material to be used in a paper for the State Pioneer Society, has obtained the following written by Judge Yeomans: "Memorandum of journey to Michigan. Left German Flats May 25th, 1833. (This date is undoubtedly incorrect.)
Buffalo, May 7th; landed at Detroit May 10th; left Detroit May 12th; Pontiac, 14th; Fuller’s. in Oakland county, 15th; Gage’s 16th; in the woods, 17th; at Saline, 18th and 19th; camped out from 20th to 28th." This memorandum and the poem are written on two pages of a small account book. The size of the page, 3 ˝ by 5 ˝ inches. The paper is very yellow and the ink very much faded. The poem is a hymn in common meter and no doubt was sung forty years ago by Mr. Yeomans, who was very fond of singing.
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