My Great Grandfather, Albert John MAHON and his brothers and one of his sons, James, were captains on the great lakes. Descendants of Michael Henry MAHON
Michael Henry MAHON b: Abt. 1840 in Ireland d: Unknown in ? +Elizabeth Archange DROUILLARD b: February 01, 1843 in St. John the Baptist m: September 23, 1861 in St. John the Baptist d: Abt. 1920 in ?
1. Dolly MAHON m. Albemy COTE
2. Loretta MAHON m. George C. BURNS
3. Stella MAHON m. Albertt BAILEY
4. Michael Henry MAHON Jr. b: Aft. 1867 d: Aft. 1940
5. Joseph MAHON b: Aft. 1867 d: Aft. 1940
6. Albert John MAHON b: October 12, 1867 in Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada d: March 22, 1937 in Detroit, MI m.Marie Eugenia MONFORTON b: May 09, 1867 in Amherstburg, Essex,
Ontario, Canada m: November 09, 1889 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada d: March 04, 1948 in Los Angeles, California
7. Walter Michael MAHON b: Abt. 1877 in Amberstburg,
Ontario, Canada d: January 02, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan
8. Martin MAHON b: Aft. 1877 d: Bef. 1940
9. Carrie Mahon b: Unknown m. Neal COUSINEAU
Albert John was Captain on the Great Lakes Steamer #John J Barlum# thirty years and last two years Steamer Morris S. Tremaine. died on board ship at dock. Spent eight months of every year on the ship.
Michael Henry MAHON Jr.was a captain on a Detroit Ferry. Joseph - captian of the Windsor ferry Known as
Walter - captain on the United States mail boat at Detroit.
I beleive that Albert was the head of the sipmasters Ball
Albert had a son, James J., he was the captian of the Wabash Car Ferry.
Letter to Mabel WRIGHT dated Dec 1, 1957 from Arnold COPELAND RR3 Box 216 Charlevoix, Michigan
On outside of envelope it said last wife was PREVOICE. I think he may have meant his grandmother's name was PREVOICE, or name could have been PREVOST.
Dear Mrs WRIGHT,
I received your letter yesterday. Will do the best I can telling about the Voughrts. Jack VOUGHT was my
mother's stepfather. He and my grandmother were married at either Allegan or Pine Grove,Michigan in
1865 or 1866. He had a sawmill and a blacksmith shop there. They moved from there to Epoufette,
Michigan where he built another sawmill and blacksmith shop. I am not sure if they lived in East Jordon
or not but I am sure they were at Epoufette about 1873 as my brother was born there. Jack also owned
a two-masted sail boat while he was at Epoufette and transported fruit and vegetables from Charlevoix
to upper Michigan. St. Ignace was the main stop for him. This boat named the Birdie Mae was wrecked
near St Ignace.
I was up at Epoufette in 1948 and the old log house they built and lived in was still there. From there
they moved to Ironton, Michigan about six miles south of Charlevoix on the shores of Pine Lake, now
called Lake Charlevoix. There he had a small farm and a blacksmith shop. Also he worked as a stone
mason and carpenter, and was a gunsmith. I lived there with my grandmother till I was 14 years old.
Granddad died there 60 years ago. I can't remember him as I was only one year old at the time
I believe there were three daughters born by this marriage.
Sarah Jane, Maria, and Mary. They are all dead. Mary was the only one I ever knew. She died about
twenty years ago at Detroit. Her husbands name was C K WILLETTE. When Jack married my
Grandmother he had three sons by a former marriage, John, George,and Albert. Albert was the only
one I ever met.
He had a Blacksmith shop at Charlevoix for many years. Then in the early 1900's he built a garage on
Antrim St. in Charlevoix. From there he retired and moved to Boyne City where he died about
twenty-five or twenty-six years ago. His son Leon VOUGHT lives at the Grandview Hospital at East
Jordon, Michigan. I don't know if Leon could add anything to what I have told you or not. Am sending an
ad that I found in the Boyne City Paper. Maybe they could tell you something. If you ever come to
Charlevoix be sure to stop and see us. Will be glad to show you where the old homes were. And you
anytime. Hope this will help you in tracing the Voughts. There are also Voughts in Grand Rapids,
Sincerely Arnold COPELAND
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