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A 20th Century History and Biographical Record of Branch County, Michigan,
by Rev. Henry P. Collin,
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906



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Branch County--Subject of history, 1; created and bounded, 1; population,
     2; 28-32; objects of history of, 4; creation and survey of, 6-15; Territorial Act
    
creating, 1, 8; topography, 16-20; drainage, 20-23; Indians of, 24-27
Branch County Savings Bank -- 126
Branch, J. B.--96; 559
Branch village--History of, 51-54; laid out by Elisha Warren, 52
Bray, Byron W.-- 505
Brinton, Albert N.-- 447
Bronson, Jabe.-- 3; first settler, 41; 103; 108
Bronson, original name of Kalamazoo -- 103
Bronson Prairie -- 41; settlers in 1830, 42
Bronson township -- 40; first settlement, 41; population in 1837, 44;
     first schools, 151
Bronson village -- Nucleus of, 42; history of,
     103-106; manufacturing, 116; schools, 171; library, 181; churches, 190;
     officials of, 304
Brooks, Loren R.-- 500
Broughton, John -- 68; 101
Brown, Alvarado -- 37
Brown, Asahel --87; 432.
Brown, Elisha J.--533
Brown, J. Wesley -- 434
Buell family -- in Union township, 80
Buell, Geo. W.-- 101
Buell, Martin F.-- 101; 486
Buell, Ferry J.-- 850
Burdick, Geo. E.--179; 586
Burdick, James M.--37; 68
Burlingame, Joel and Anson -- 52
Burnett, Charles L.-- 766
Burnett, Leander S.-- 548
Burrows, Arthur -- 748
Burton, George A.-- 582
Bushnell, William B.-- 624
Business -- Firms at Coldwater, 95-97; at Union City, 100-101;
     at Quincy, 103; at Bronson, 106
Butler township -- 40; settlement of, 76-77; pioneers, 77; officials, 305

California township -- 39; settlement of, 90-92; officials of, 306
California village -- 91-92
Calkins B. H. & Son Co -- 117
Calkins, Thomas N. -- 139
Campbell, Hugh -- 54
Campbell, Milo D.-- 56; 219; 386
Campbell, Oliver C.-- 212; 844
Campbell, William J.-- 706
Canals--At Union City, 98 (see Erie Canal
)
Carey Mission.--25
Carpenter, Charles F.--328
Carter, George -- 588
Cary, Samuel H.-- 48
Case. Almeron W.--85
Cement - Manufacturers of, 120-123
Census Records.--28-32; analysis of census of 1880, 31

 

Chain Lake Channel Co. -- 22.
Champion, Charles U. -- 822.
Champion, John R. -- 218; 821.
Chandler, Albert. -- 94; 96; 140; 184.
Chanute Cement & Clay Product Co., Bronson -- 123.
Chapman, Charles W. -- 811.
Chase, Bishop Philander -- 69; site of home, 71; 84; 109; 151.
Chase, Enoch.-- 222.
Chase, H. H.-- 100.
Chauncey, M. E.--223.
Cherdavoine, Robert -- 785.
Chicago Road -- 34-36; 129; early condition of, 42; in Coldwater
     township, 50; and village of Branch, 53; Quincy township, 65
Chiesman, W. B.--746.
Church, Edwin B.-- 410.
Churches. -- 190-209; (see Religion).
Circuit Court Commissioners -- List of, 298-299
Circuit Courts -- 214
Circuit Judges -- List of, 297
Civil War -- Soldiers from Branch county in 255-296
Clark family -- In Bronson, 106
Clark,
Israel W.--79
Clark, Leonard C. -- 105
Clark, Leonard D. -- 442
Clark, Oliver J. -- 676
Clarke, Edwin R.--Store, 95; library, 95, 183, 735
Clawson, John -- 79
Clerks--Township, lists of, 300-321
Clerks--Village, lists of, 321-326
Cleveland, Augustus A. -- 875
C'leveland, George. W. -- 496
Clizbe, S. H. -- 224
Clubs--Woman's, of Coldwater, 188; Twentieth Century, of Coldwater, 188;
     Fortnightly Musical, 188; New Century, Quincy, 235; Columbian,
     Quincy 236; Nika, Quincy, 236; Chautauqua Circle, 236; Woman's, Bronson,
     236; Tuesday, Union City, 237.
Coddington, Frederick M. -- 781.
Coldwater--History of, 93-97; origin of, 54; first house, 55; platted by
     Tibbits and Hanchett, 55; Dr. W. B. Sprague's History of, 56; citizens of
     1835, 57; incorporated, 57; contests for county seat, 60 et seq.; schools, 151
     et seq.; library, 182-184; churches, 190; lawyers, 214-220; physicians,
     221-226
Coldwater Bank -- 124
Coldwater Lake -- 16; as a summer resort, 87
Coldwater Light Guard -- 256
Coldwater National Bank -- 125
Coldwater Prairie -- Why not first settled, 49; early settlers, 54; 109
Coldwater Portland Cement Co. -- 123

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