Jesse, Linas, and Philetus Whitford all purchased land on the same day in 1838, in Detroit, MI. I find them associated with each other to various degrees over the next 3 decades, and believe them to be related. I am trying to find the parents of Linas Whitford, b. NY, about 1815, died in Michigan after 1884. Legally he should have a death record, but I have not found it. I have many, many of his descendants. Linas is variously listed in records as Lidas, Lenas, Lucius, and etc.