Axford, John

  • Brother of William.
  • 1860 Clarkston census records listed John as a 45 year old retired merchant who was born in Canada. Wife, Mary A., 38, was born in N.J. Also listed: Cadaga, 9 and Josephine, 5, born in Michigan; Lutia Greenleaf a 25 year old seamstress born in Michigan; Michael Marony, 18, born in N.Y.; and Hannah Urch a 19 year old domestic.
  • History credits the brothers with building the first store in Clarkston. 1852 tax records listed the site of 18/20 Buffalo, John Axford, Lots 5 & 6, Block 1, "occupied together for store & dwelling".