A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Branch County, Michigan

A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Branch County, Michigan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...party. He has been enterprising, persevering and reliable in all business transactions and the same beneficial qualities of good citizenship have been manifest in his official service. L. J. CORWIN. L. J. Corwin, a farmer and worthy citizen of Kinderhook township, Branch county, was born in Ovid township, on the 12th of December, 1855. His father, Jerome Corwin, became a pioneer resident and representative citizen of this part of the state, living in Ovid township up to the time of his death. He was born in New York in 1826 and spent the first nine years of his life in the Empire state, after which he came to Michigan and continued a resident of Branch county until called to the home beyond. His father, Jonathan Corwin, was also born in New York and brought his family to Michigan, taking up his abode in Coldwater, where he remained for some time. He was a physician by profession and practiced medicine with good success in the early days of his residence here. That the county was largely undeveloped is indicated by the fact that there were many tracts of land still in possession of the government, and Jonathan Corwin secured forty acres as a government claim. His death occurred when he had been a resident of Branch county for about six years. Jerome Corwin was reared and educated in this county. Shortly after the father's death the family removed to Ovid township and lived on several different farms in that portion of the county, finally settling upon the farm now owned and operated by Levi Tift. While living in Ovid township Jerome Corwin was married to Miss Elizabeth Towsley, a native of Canada, and unto them was born one son, Edwin. The wife and mother died about two years after her marriage, and later Mr. Corwin was married again, his second...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123665711X
  • 9781236657114