Ann Isabella Barry McCue Allen


Ann Isabella Barry McCue Allen

Following Indian trails west along the Huron River, Allen and Rumsey chose a large hill covered with big oaks and not much underbrush. A creek nearby would furnish power for their new community's saw and flour mills. They laid out a village and hurried back to Detroit to register their claim, naming it in honor of Allen's wife, Ann.

Other Reading:
Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen,
by Russell E. Bidlack, 1998

Bentley Image Bank: BL000030

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People: Ann Allen, Ann Isabella Barry McCue Allen

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