Note: !B !M2 Ottawa Co. Ct. Hse. Bk.4, Pg.145, # , I Hereby Certify That On The 17 July 1864 At School House #6 In Chester Twp. Ottawa Co. MI, I AB Tombs An Ordained Minister, Joined In Marriage John S McClain Of Chester Age 54 Years & Sarah Fushett Of Sparta, Age 40 Years In The Presence Of OH Merrick Of Chester & David McClain Of Alpine.
!Deed From State Of MI Patent Cert. #1977, Bk.H-#140 FHL #985575. Ottawa Co. 21 Oct. 1845. 80 Acres - West Half Of South West Quarter Of Section #34 In Township #9 North Of Range 13 West.
!Deed Ottawa Co. Register Of Deeds - BK E - Pg.295 - David Walworth To John S. McClain Of Lenawee Co. Rollin Twp. - 10 Oct. 1846 - $200 W 1/2 Of NW Frac 1/4 Of Sec. 2, Town 8 N, Range 13 - 81 & 47/100 Acres. I Counted 15 Property Transactions For John. In 1877 John And Mary sold 40 Acres For $200. Plus A Mortage And They Were Living In Landstone, Jackson Co. See Bk.29, Pg. 637 Ottowa Co. Register Of Deeds.
! FHL #932,058: Ottawa Co. Record - Justices Of The Peace From 1847 Through 1851 & 1852 Through 1856.
!Ottawa Co. Tax List Sept. 29, 1848.
!Census 1830 Chester Twp, Knox, Ohio (1 Male 20-30)---1840 Census Lincoln Twp, Delaware, Ohio (1 Male 30-40)---1850 Census Chester Twp, Ottawa, MI (Age 40 BP OH). ! !1850 Census: Chester Twp., Ottawa, MI. Pg.??, John S. McClain 40, Farmer, $1000, OH. Zrilla McClain 39, BP PA. Rascelas McClain 18, BP OH. Marlinda McClain 16, BP OH. Olive H. McClain 14 BP OH. Sally E McClain 10, BP OH. Chester McClain 4, BP MI. Geo W. 2, BP MI. Aaron W McClain 20, Labor, $75 OH.
1860 Census Chester Twp, Ottawa, MI, PO Big Springs. 1880 Census Colfax Twp, Wexford, MI (Age 70 & Says Born In Ohio & Both Parents Born In PA. He Is Living With His Son Rascelas).
!Data: Cadillac, June 1872, John McClain resigns As Postmaster, He Lived At Cadillac From 1871 Through 1874. Note! Clam Lake Was Later Named Cadillac. See View From Court House Hill, Ref. 977.467, Author William Peterson. This Book Is In The Wexford Co. Library And Circulates.
!Deed Wexford Co. Ct. Hse. Bk.26 Jan. 1875, John S. McLain Bought Lot 7 Block 4 For $100. From George A Mitchel & Wife.
!Deed Wexford Co. Ct. Hse. Bk.6, Pg.620 & 621, 4 May 1877 John Sold The Above Property Back To George Mitchel For $400.
!Deed Wexford Co. Ct. Hse. Bk.6 Pg.443 John S. McLain Received The Following Described Property On Land Patent Certificate 1962 Application 432 On Sep 10, 1878. The W 1/2 Of The SE 1/4 Of Section 20, Town 22 N, Range 10 West.
!D Kent Co. Ct. Hse. Bk.5, Pg.7, #7777, John McLain M-W-W - 86 - DD Oct. 29, 1898 - DP Grand Rapids MI. - Senile Debility. ( I Am Unsure If This Is The Right John McLain).
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