Re: Jaboc Harsen,from Harsen Island 3-8=00
From MI marriage records 1846 - 1856:
My g-grandparents James Perry and Lydia Abel were married in Clay township, MI. on Jan. 18, 1851. James was the son of James Perry and Elizabeth Ward who had resided on Harsen's Island. Other records show that James' sister Esther had married William Harson Jr. on Jan. 17, 1846 and his sister Polly married Jacob P. Harson on March 8, 1851 - Henry Harsen was a witness to this wedding. The Harson parents are given as William Harson and Isabelle McCall (or McCollum). Other names given in these records are: Captain Perry Hagedon, Amelia Phelps, Willis Abel, Aaron Phelps, Mary Proctor, Azel Abel, Mary Regina Basney, Henry Ainsworth, Flora Morrison, Abigail Lenox, Nicholas Little, and other Perrys and Abels.
I have much information on the ancestry of James Perry, and some on Elizabeth Ward. Perhaps they are your ancesters also.
Do you know what life was like on Harsen's Island in those years and what type of work the families performed - were they farmers or in the ship building & sailing business?