PIONEER DAYS IN ODESSA-A great photo of one of the early log cabins that were part of pioneer life in Odessa Township. This cabin was located on section 8 of Odessa and was lived in by Vernon C. Watkins. He was a settler in the 1860's. It is not sure if he built this cabin or a previous owner. Vernon Watkins' daughter, Jennie, married William E. Kingman who later owned this property and cabin. It is presumed that the Watkins/Kingman family is shown in the photo but no positive identification is given. The early history of this area is a testament to the determination of those pioneers to improve this part of Ionia County. More information is being sought on the Watkins/Kingman family and other pioneer families of this area.