Original Highland Township Landowner
James Thompson - Esther Thompson
First Land Owners of Oakland County gives this purchase as made by James Thompson of Washtenaw County, Michigan, but the actual patent was issued to "Esther Thompson assignee of James Thompson." Whether such assignment resulted from a sale, gift or the death of James is unclear. While it seems probable Esther was the wife of James, nothing can be said with certainty until either or both is better identified.