I'm researching the ancestors of John Parkinson Smith born 19 Feb 1862 in Delaware, Sanilac County, Michigan. He died 27 Dec 1926 in Port Huron, Michigan. John's parents were Charles Fisher Smith (1831-1913) and Maria Parkinson (1838-1908).
Charles had a farm in Sanilac County, Michigan which was destroyed in a fire that burned much of the area in the 1800s.He moved to Lexington, ran the Cadillac Hotel there, and then to Port Huron where he ran a livery stable, tobacco shop, street watering business. Any help would be appreciated.