Thomas Garner Sr and Ann Crawford are my gr-gr-gr-grandparents.
Thomas Garner's parents emigrated from Scotland to Ireland because of religious persecution.
Thomas Garner and Ann Crawford immigrated in 1801 from Ireland because of religious persecution. After landing in New York they emigrated to New Jersey.
In 1833, he took from the Government in the name of his children, some 640 acres of fine land (White Lake). He never owned any land in Michigan himself and lived with his son, Thomas.