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Daniel LeRoy
Historical Societies

Fenton Historical Society

In 1817 when Michigan was opened to settlers, Daniel accepted the position of Attorney General for the United States in the territory. He was the last Attorney General for the Territory of Michigan and the first Attorney General for the State of Michigan. He spoke French fluently and served as envoy to Cuba. In 1850 at 75 years of age, he moved to Fenton. He opened the first hotel in Fenton.

The Highland Township Historical Society
Highland, Oakland County, Michigan

Daniel Fobes Leroy was born January 18, 1811, at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, the son of Levi and Sarah (Palen) Leroy. He was the nephew and namesake of the Hon. Daniel Leroy who was one of the first settlers of Oakland County, Michigan; an early Oakland County judge; and co-founder of the Village of Fenton, Genesee County. Leroy Street in Fenton is named for the family.

Daniel Fobes Leroy settled in Avon Township, Oakland County, where he married April 26, 1847, Mary Morrison. He died at Rochester, Oakland County, on March 2, 1896. There is no evidence that he ever actually settled on his purchases in Highland Township.