Need Help Reading Lock Plate
I need help reading the name on a lock plate of a muzzleloader. It is a half- stock percussion cap, built by SG & AJ Southerland of Ann Arbor, probably around 1842-1855.
The inscription is shown in the attached picture. The second (?) letter is a W, and the last letter is an S. The last three letters might be IES or ILS. Is this the name of the lockmaker?