My GGGF was John Land married to Mary A. (Unknown). The only record I have of him is the 1850 Michigan, St Clair County Census. He is 49 years old on the census, was born in PA,and has 2 children, Eliza A. and Chancy. His daughter Eliza A. married my GGF David Miller. They named my grandfather Mascal Joseph Miller.
I have not been able to find any further information until now, including the origin of the name Maschal.
John Land sold his property in St. Clair County MI in 1853 and that is the last record I can find of him.
I recently discovered the John Land family of PA (son of Robert Land of Hamilton Ontario fame). He married Lillie Skinner and had a number of children including John Land born 3 Aug 1799 and Mascal (or A. Maskell Irving Land) born 25 Dec 1804.
Since my John Land was 49 in 1850(b. 1801), and was born in PA , and had a grandchild named Maschal, I believe this is a connection but need additional proof.
There is also a Bureau of Land Management transaction date 21 Aug 1837 that deeds to John Land of Philadelphia, PA , 160 acres in MI.
Does anyone out there have any additional information on the brothers John and Mascal Land of PA and what happened to them.
Can you help me connect these families.
Doug Miller in Santa Clarita, CA firstname.lastname@example.org