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Mackinac Officials
1801-1883

Collectors of Customs at Mackinac

Duncan, David 1801-1806 Harlug, Samuel, K. 1843-1849
Hoffman, George 1806-1810 Avery, Charles E. 1849-1853
Hickman, Harris H. 1810 Toll, Alexander 1853-1855
Abbott, Samuel 1810-1815 Wendell, Jacob A. T. 1855-1861
Gamble, William 1815-1816 McMath, John W. 1861-1867
Rogers, John 1816-1818 Lasley, S. Henry 1867-1871
Stewart, Adam D. 1818-1833 Lasley, James 1871
Wendell, Abraham 1833-1843  

Indian Agents for Mackinac and vicinity

Puthuff, Wm. H. 1816-1824 Leach, D. C. 1861-1865
Boyd, George 1824-1833 Smith, Richard M. 1865-1869
Schoolcraft, Henry R. 1833-1841 Brockway, Wm. H. 1869
Stuart, Robert 1841-1845 Long, James W. 1869-1871
Richmond, Wm. A. 1845-1849 Smith, Richard M. 1871
Babcock, Chas. P. 1849-1851 Betts, George I.  1871-1876
Sprague, Rev. Wm. 1851-1853 Lee, George W. 1876-1882
Gilbert, Henry C. 1853-1857 Allen, Edward P. 1882
Fitch, Andrew M. 1857-1861  

Mackinac County Probate Judges

Puthuff, William H. 1823-1825 Champman, Bela 1860-1865
Bailey, Jonathan N. 1825-1829 Toll, Alexander 1865
Huffman, B. 1829-1833 Chapman, Bela 1866-1873
Dousman, Michael 1833-1840 Ketchum, George C. 1873-1877
Chapman, Bela 1840-1844 Wendell, George T. 1877-1879
Johnson, William 1844-1848 Lachance, Benoni 1879-1881
Chapman, Bela 1843-1853 Chambers, Thomas 1881
King, Jonathan P. 1853-1860  

Mackinac Village Presidents

The following is a list of the wardens or presidents of the borough or village of Mackinac since it's incorporation in 1817.

Puthuff, Wm. H. 1817-1821 Todd, Augustus 1848
Boyd, George 1822 Chapman, Bela 1849
Puthuff, Wm. H. 1823 Todd, Augustus 1850-1855
Dousman, Michael 1824-1825 King, Jonathan P. 1856
Bailey, Jonathan N. 1826 Couchois, John B. 1861
Abbott, Samuel 1827-1830 Becker, John 1872
Biddle, Edward 1831 Madison, Wm. 1873
Abbott, Samuel 1832-1843 Bailey, Dr. John R. 1874
Biddle, Edward 1844 Gaskill, Edwin C. 1875-1876
Abbott, Samuel 1845 Preston, Wm. P. 1877-1881
Wendell, Abraham 1845 Todd, Horace A. N. 1882
Chapman, Bela 1846 Preston, Wm. P. 1883

Postmasters

Postmasters in Mackinac since the establishment of the post office in 1819. The office was known as Michilimackinac until 1825.

Stewart, Adam D. 1819-1822 Biddle, John 1859-1861
Mason, John W. 1822-1825 Lasley, James 1861-1866
Bailey, Jonathan N. 1825-1829* Becker, John 1866-1867
King, Jonathan P. 1829-1849 Lasley, James 1867-1877
Cook, James H. 1849-1853 Ketchum, George C. 1877-1880
King, Jonathan P. 1853-1859 Lasley, James 1880

*First postmaster at Chicago, appointed March 31, 1831.

Mackinac County Clerks

Lyon, Thomas 1818-1821 Becker, John 1855-1858
Hinchman, F. 1822-1824 Johnston, Wm. M. 1859-1863
King, Jonathan P. 1825-1846 O'Malley, Charles 1864
Kevan, P. C. 1847-1852 Biddle, John 1865
Johnston, Wm. M. 1853-1854  

Extracted from Pioneer Society of Michigan - Mackinac County Volume VI pages 348-349

Patricia Wazny-Hamp copyright March 2006

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