Portraits and Biographies of the Governors of Michigan, and of the Presidents the United States

Portraits and Biographies of the Governors of Michigan, and of the Presidents the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...helpmate. She was born Feb. 16, 1820, in Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y., and was the youngest of eight children, five sons and three daughters, born to their parents, George and Julia (Joiner) Pease. They were natives of New York State, and after marriage settled in Niagara County, that State. In 1829 they removed to Jackson County, Mich., and in 1836 the father died at the age of fifty years; the mother died in 1851 at the age of seventy-seven. Mrs. Brown attended school in her native State for two years, and then, coming with her parents to Michigan, completed her education in. the common schools of this State. She subsequently learned the trade of tailoress, and became very expert at it. Her union with our subject has been blessed by the birth of five children, namely: Frank, Ella, George, Emma and Mary. Frank is at home with his parents; Ella married Wilson Houseknecht, and is the mother of four children--Avery, George, Maud and William; George, Emma and Mary are deceased. After marriage Mr. Brown continued to manage his sawmill for two years, and then traded a onehalf interest in it for 160 acres of land in Moscow Township, where he has since been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits. He sold thirty acres of land, but subsequently bought forty acres more, so that he now owns a tract of 171 acres, whose broad fields yield rich harvests, and give abundant evidence of the careful tillage of the owner. He has erected a substantial dwelling, convenient barns, and other farm buildings. He has paid much attention to raising stock, and his graded cattle are numbered among the best in the township, as is also his fine flock of eighty sheep. Mr. Brown has taken a great interest in township affairs, and has contributed in no small measure to.show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,102g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991214
  • 9781236991218