Historian, writer and research consultant David Votta has worked as History Librarian & Archivist for the Capital Area District Library since 2004. Previous to CADL he was employed at the Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library/Archives and as a freelance reporter for NPR affiliate WDET in Detroit. He has studied at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and currently serves on more boards and commissions than he would like to think about.

One response to “Lansing’s first European settler Jacob Cooley met with disaster at every turn”

  1. judith davis merchant

    I am a great, great granddaughter of Jacob via Nathan’s daughter Ethel who was my father’s mother. Can you send this website to my daughter at who is researching our family history. She would love reading your comments. Thank you.

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