22SP-HIST-550-99 Family History

Document Type

Graduate Research

Publication Date

Spring 4-29-2022


This essay explores five generations of the family history of Christopher Clough (1987- ). The history recorded dates back to the late 19th century and traces the migration of ancestors from Canada, Great Britain, and the American South to metro Detroit to participate in the birth of the automotive industry. Much of the history takes place in Dearborn, Michigan. Other localities in Michigan explored include Inkster, Dearborn Heights, Nankin Township, Alpena, and Highland Park. Clough’s ancestors also came from surrounding communities in Ontario, Canada, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The Ford Motor Company is heavily featured.

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