Most of the Silas Gaskill notes taken from his account book are sketchy -- I've done additional research for the post.
From The Silas Gaskill Account Book 1864 - 70:
Hurd, Lovell, Retained in Genesee Circuit Court (ca January 14, 1864)
A long-running property dispute was found involving Lovell Hurd; was Silas Gaskill involved in it? Don't know, but it is possible.
"BARR, District Judge. This is an action of ejectment brought by William Graydon, a resident and citizen of the state of New Jersey, against Lovell Hurd, a resident and citizen of Michigan, to recover possession of a fractional quarter of at section of land lying in Genesee county, Mich."
Lovell Hurd, b. 1812 in either NY or VT, was living in Davison Township, Genesee Co., Michigan, in 1850, with wife Eliza, daughter Laura, son William and Hunt, James (unknown relationship).
In 1860 Lovell Hurd was living in Genesee County, Atlas Township, Davisonville P.O., as a farmer & hotel keeper. Wife Eliza and children William, Phebe and Adeline were with him and also James Lingale?, a blacksmith.
In 1870 The Hurd family wasliving in Grand Blanc, Atlas Twp., Genesee County. Lovell was still a hotel keeper; living with them was George Titus, age 21, hotel clerk. In 1880 George Titus was living with the Hurds and listed as son-in-law (whose wife, Addie Hurd Titus, had died April 1874).
In 1888 Lovell Hurd remarried.