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The County Board of Supervisors has launched a search for direct descendants of the men who participated in the 1836 Conventions of Assent leading to statehood for Michigan. The county board will invite descendants of the convention members to be its honor ed guests in late September for ihe ceremonies in observance of; - ƒ ;he 130th artniversary of these :onventions. A historical marker will be unveiled at the County Building. The oonventions were held in a previous county courthouse on the same site as the present County Building. No date has been set for the event by the Ann Arbor His torical Commission. The two conventions werel held to reach agreement on con-l ditions imposed by Congress forl the settlement of the 1 Ohio boundary dispute beforel Michigan could be admitted tol the Union. Attending the September convention from Washtenaw and [Livingston Counties were Ebeneezer H. Conklin, G. W. Glover, George P. Jefferies, Marcus Lane, Seth Markham, Elnathan Noble, and Michael P. Stubbs. At the second convention, inl December, were Samuel B.I Bradley, Salmón Champion Jr.,1 Elisha Congdon, Samuel Ben-j ton, Lyman Downes, James Huston, George W. Jewett, Nathaniel Noble, Esek Pray, Solomon Southerland, Stodard W. Twitchell, Jesse Warner and Nelson H. Wing. Anyone knowing the location of descendants of any of these men is asked to contact Mrs. Elaine Rice, an Ann Arbor supervisor, 1533 Broadway, 6621376, C o u n t y Administrator Theodore P. Strunck at the County Building, or Herbert H. Bartlett of the historical commission, 1801 Chandler, NO :-5862.