Elisha Rumsey tombstone, 1827


Elisha Rumsey tombstone, 1827

Elisha Rumsey died of a fever in 1827; his grave is in Forest Hill Cemetery. Rumsey is the only town founder buried in Ann Arbor. His widow remarried and moved away. Ann Allen left her husband and moved back to Virginia in the 1840s. John Allen followed the "49ers" west and died in San Francisco in 1851.


Date: 1827

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