Fulton County Historical Atlas
1875 Personal Histories



"Thanks to  Kay Peters Oliver for her time in transcribing these Biographies".
Kay Peters Oliver e-mail at kayoliver@juno.com
Chesterfield Township cont' - page 7 (page 25 of the original 1875 Atlas)


JAMES M. HOUGH, son of James and Mary Hough of Onondaga County, New York, the former deceased in New York, the latter in Fulton County in February, 1860, was born in Onondaga County, New York, June 10, 1819.  He was married in Michigan, August 20, 1843, to Lucretia Clemmons who was born in Lake County, Ohio June 29, 1824.  Mr. And Mrs. Hough have a family of ten children:  Fanny M., born April 4, 1846; Jerome, born May 6, 1848;  Clarence A., born September 12, 1850; Clara J., born August 15, 1853; George J., born January 31, 1856; Adelia L., born February 18, 1858; Frank D., born May 18, 1860; Effa R., born March 13, 1863; Eva E., born March 13, 1861; and Viola E., born April 17, 1868.  Chesterfield W. and Fanny (Downing) Clemmons, parents of Mrs. Hough were born in New York, April 24, 1798 and May 17, 1803.  They settled in Fulton County in 1834.  Chesterfield Township was named after Mr. Clemmons, he being the first settler in the township.  Mr. C. was a resident of the township until his death, which occurred in 1842.  James M. Hough has been postmaster and township treasurer.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farming, section 21.

DAVID L. BEEBE, was born in Chesterfield Township, Fulton County, June 20, 1853.  He was married in the same township, February 19, 1874 to Eunice E. Butler, who was born in Chesterfield Township May 29, 1853 and is a daughter of John S. and Lovina Butler of Fulton County.  Mr. Beebe is a son of L. L. and Huldah Beebe who was born in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, July 7, 1898.  His parents were A. M. and Lucretia (Huntley) Beebe of Connecticut, both of whom died in New York.  L. L. Beebe married for his first wife Julia Clement, born in Ontario County, New York.  She was a daughter of John and Esther (Niles) Clement, the former born in England, the latter in New York.  Mrs. B. died September 4, 1849.  Mr. L. L. Beebe had three children by his first wife:  Nelson, born December 14, 1836, died February 22, 1855; Esther, born in Ontario County, New York, May 26, 1839, died September 13, 1849 and James W., born June 12, 1842, died December 6, 1849.  Mr. Beebe was married a second time in Fulton County, February 12, 1852 to Hilda Lee, daughter of Peleg and Sarah (Hamlin) Standish of Massachusetts, the former of whom died in 1853, the latter in 1821.  The second Mrs. B. was born in New York, March 22, 1819.  She had two children by her first husband:  Adaline, born November 27, 1842 and P. S. born November 27, 1845; and one son by her second husband, David L., the subject of this sketch.  L. L. Beebe was one of the pioneers of Fulton County where he settled in 1840 and purchased six acres of wild land in section 27 at $3 per acre.  He built the first steam sawmill in the township in 1844 and twelve years after built one in section 13.  Mr. R. owns 508 acres of land and deals extensively in all kinds of stock.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan, section 12.

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DAVID MARKS, son of Daniel and Rebecca Marks, the former of Maryland, the latter of Pennsylvania, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, August 28, 1837.  He was married in Morenci, Michigan July 1, 1860 to Matilda C. Sheffield, born in Fulton County, February 14, 1841.  Their family consists of:  Esther S. Marks born March 21, 1861; Rebecca R. born April 15, 1863; Elias D., born September 29, 1864; Helen E., born September 21, 1866 and Charles E., born September 27, 1872.  Jeremiah and Sarah Sheffield, parents of Mrs. Marks were born, the former in New York and the latter in England from whence she emigrated when thirteen years of age.  They now reside in Fulton County.  Mr. Marks belonged to Company H, 3rd Ohio Cavalry in the war of 1861-5.  He served as General Wood’s bodyguard, dispatch carrier, etc., but was discharged on account of sickness in 1862 and afterwards re-enlisted in the 100 days’ service.  Mr. M. settled in Fulton County in 1845.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer, section 11.

PELEG S. LEE and his wife Rebecca W. (Sheffield) Lee, were born in Chesterfield Township, Fulton County, Ohio March 2, 1845 and December 22, 1843.  They were married January 1, 1865.  Their children are as follows:  Sarah M., born December 5, 1865; Huldah A., born June 4, 187; Alma E., born July 2, 1869; Lucy B., born September 14, 1870; Lyman D., born December 6, 1871; Mary S., born June 12, 1872; Rosa M., born February 1, 1875.  David and Huldah (Standish) Lee, parents of Mrs. Lee were born, the former in New York, and the latter in England.  The subject of this sketch enlisted in Company D, 130th Regiment O.V.I. in the year of 1864.  He was on active duty in Virginia four months.  Mr. Lee settled in Fulton County in 1845 and has been for six years proprietor of the state line cheese manufactory.  This establishment has a rapidly increasing business; the first year they manufactured four thousand pounds of cheese, and now (1876) they manufacture from 150,000 to 200,000 pounds.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan, section 11.

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FREDERICK A. DENSON, son of Wesley and Mary (Carle) Denson, who settled in Fulton County in 1862, was born in Chemung County, New York, July 31, 1844.  He was married in Fulton County, Ohio, December 22, 1869 to Adaline, daughter of Lyman and Huldah Beebe, who was born in Fulton County, November 27, 1842.  Their children are:  Velma L., born December 27, 1871 and Elmina, born July 5, 1873.  Mr. D. enlisted in Company G, 6th Michigan Cavalry in 1864.  He was engaged in twenty different battles, was captured at Sandy Ridge and taken to Appomattox courthouse and retained 34 days until Lee’s surrender.  At the close of the war his regiment was sent to Montana Territory, was afterwards transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry and sent to Utah Territory, and was discharged at Fort Bridger in 1866.  Mr. D. has filled the office of township assessor and other offices of trust in the township.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and dairyman, section 11.

THOMAS S. PHELPS, Is a son of Henry and Naomi (Smith) Phelps, the former a native of New York, the latter of Medina County, Ohio, where they both died in 1849. Mr. Phelps was born in Medina County, February 15, 1845 and married in Williams County, Ohio, July 5, 1868 to Joan, daughter of George W. and Sophia Wilcox, the former of Canada, the latter of New York, both of whom reside in Hillsdale, Michigan.  Mrs. P. was born in Branch County, Michigan, December 18, 1845.  They have a family of three children living, and one deceased:  Gertrude M., born December 2, 1869; Hattie L., born November 8, 1871; Burton H., born April 13, 1874.  Mr. P. enlisted in the Union army as one of the O.V.G., May 123, 1864 and served in Virginia four months and ws discharged.  He enlisted again, February 15, 1865 in Company D, 195th Regiment O.V.I. and was discharged in Virginia, December 18, 1865.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and dairyman, section 22.

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OSCAR G. HART and his wife Julia E. (Nichols) Hart, were born in New York, the former in Genesee County, May 6, 1838, the latter in Wayne County, New York, September 4, 1841.  They were married in Hillsdale, Michigan, November 1, 1863.  Their children are:  Marion, born September 6, 1864; Milo, born June 12, 1866; William, born June 9, 1868; Cora, born February 14, 1870, and Ervin, born October 9, 1873.  Preston and Sarah (Shoals) Hart, parents of Oscar G. were both natives of New York; the former resides in Fulton County, the latter died in Pennsylvania, December 24, 1860.  William C. and Adaline Bennett Nichols, parents of Mrs. H. were also born in New York, the former in Genesee County, the latter in Steuben County.  Mr. Nichols died in Michigan, January 29, 1862.  Mrs. N. resides in Michigan.  Mr. H. enlisted in the Union army, June 6, 1861 in Company H, 8th Regiment O.V.I., served seven months and was discharged on account of disability.  He re-enlisted January 2, 1864 in Company M., 11th Michigan Cavalry, and was engaged in a good many skirmishes and a few battles.   Mr. H. settled in Fulton County in 1868.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and miller, section 23.

WILLIAM E. PENNINGTON and his first wife, Annie (Stiles) Pennington were born in Summerset County, New Jersey.  They settled in Fulton County in 1845.  They had a family of seven children:  Amos, Ephraim, Isaac, Wilbert and William (twins), Eugene and John S. deceased.  Mr. P. was married a second time in November, 1865 to Phoeba, daughter of David and Martha Lee, both of whom were natives of Holmes County, Ohio and died in Chesterfield Township, Fulton County, Ohio.  They have a family of four children:  Marion (deceased), David, Frank and Mary A.  The parents of the subject of this sketch were Ephraim Pennington, who was born in New Jersey and died in the Revolutionary War, and Mary (Moore) Pennington, who was also born in New Jersey, where she died at the age of 60 years in 1840.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 23.

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SEBARY F. DINIUS, son of Adam and Caroline (Todd) Dinius, the former of Ohio, the latter of Massachusetts, was born in Stark County, Ohio August 24, 1850.  He was married in DeKalb County, Indiana, February 16, 1873 to Chloe S. McClellan, daughter of Daniel and Louisa McClellan were born and reside in DeKalb County, Indiana.  Mrs. Dinius was born in the same county, December 24, 1853.  Mr. And Mrs. Dinius have one son, George H., born January 23, 1874.  Mr. Dinius had one brother, Frank Dinius in the Union army.  He belonged to Company I, 38th Regiment O.V.I.  He enlisted in 1861 and was honorably discharged at its close.  Mr. Dinius settled in Fulton County in 1873.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 35.

L. K. HAM was born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1851, and married in New York, October 1, 1871 to Ella Hewitt who was born in New York, March 8, 1853.  They have one son, L. Ervil H., born December 11, 1872.  Mr. Ham settled in Fulton County in 1871.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer and real estate dealer, section 34.

H. A. SCUDDER, son of Isaiah and Margaret (Hadzel) Scudder of Pennsylvania, wehre they still reside, was born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, February 21, 1852.  He ws married at Wauseon, December 25, 1875 to Libbie H. Ham, daughter of John C. and Alice M. Ham, who was born in Pennsylvania, February 25, 1855.   Mr. Scudder had one brother, Benjamin in the Union Army in the war of 1861-5.  He enlisted in a Missouri Regiment in 1862 and served as a veteran until the close of the war.   Mr. Scudder settled in Fulton County in 1873 and is dealing extensively in real estate.  Anyone wishing a bargain will be very likely to find one with Messrs. Scudder & Ham, section 34, Chesterfield Township.  Post-office, Wauseon.

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JOSIAH LEE was born in Holmes County, Ohio, October 16, 1823, and married in the same county, February 2, 1843 to Nancy Stickle who was born in York County, Pennsylvania, June 17, 1824.  Their children are:  Mary A. born August 19, 1844; William W., born October 17, 1846; James C., born May 13, 1851; Harmon A., born February 3, 1854; Martha J., born February 4, 1860.  James and Margaret (Wells) Lee, parents of the above, were born in Maryland in 1784 and 1794.  They were married in 1810 and both died in Holmes County, Ohio, the former in 1849, the latter in 1863.  Mr. Lee, Sr., moved from Maryland to Wayne County, Ohio on horseback, and purchased 160 acres of land at $1.25 per acre.  At his death, he left 740 acres of land and other property accordingly to his heirs.  He was in the war of 1812 at Baltimore.  William W., Lee, son of the subject of this sketch enlisted in Company I, 67th Regiment O.V.I. in February, 1864.  He was sent to New York where he sickened and died in the “Ladies’ Hospital,” March 16, 1864.  Christopher and Hannah (Uptagraph) Stickle, parents of Mrs. Lee, were born in Pennsylvania, and died in Holmes County, Ohio, the former in 1852 aged 73, the latter in 1858, aged 75 years.  The subject of this sketch settled in Fulton County in 1845.  Post-office, Oak Shade.  Business, farmer, section 22.

EUSTACE LEGGETT, son of John M. and Mary A. (Harris) Leggett who were born in Vermont, October 4, 1811, and August 10, 1816, the former of whom died in Ashland County, Ohio, September 7, 1845; the latter resides in Fulton County, was born in Fulton County, February 5, 1841.  He was married in Pioneer, Williams County, Ohio, June 10, 1866 to Ann M. Fulton, who was born in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, June 15, 1849.  They have three children:  Julia Ann, born December 2, 1867: John P., born August 30, 1872; and Clinton H. born august 13, 1874.  Mr. Leggett has one sister, Mrs. Eliza Parker, of New Hampshire.  Mrs. Leggett has two sisters, Emma and Martha (Mrs. Elliott) of Williams County.  Peter V. and Martha (Downs) Fulton, parents of Mrs. Leggett, were born, the former in Ashland County, Ohio, February 26, 1820, and the latter in Mansfield in 1825; she died in Williams County, Ohio, where Mr. Fulton now resides, October 4, 1855.  Mr. Fulton was captain in the 38th Regiment O.V.I. for three years in the war of the Rebellion.  Mr. Leggett enlisted September 25, 2861 in Company H, 3rd Ohio Cavalry, served three years and three months, was wounded in the shoulder and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.  He settled in Fulton County in 1841.  Post-office, Oak Shade.  Business, farmer and justice of the peace, section 28.

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SAMUEL STUTESMAN, son of David and Elizabeth (Blair) Stutesman, both of whom were born and died in Maryland, the former when Samuel was a child, the latter when he was 14 years of age, was born in Washington County, Maryland, August 29, 1806.  He has been three times married.  His first wife was Sarah Welch, by whom he had eleven children:  James (deceased), David (deceased); Susannah (deceased), William (deceased), Samuel (deceased), Sarah, who resides in Fulton County, Thomas (deceased), Mary and Lucinda, who reside in Fulton County, Thomas 9deceased), and Jeremiah (deceased).  His second wife was Mary A. Waites of England by whom he had two children – Charles H. and John W., deceased.  Mr. Stutesman was married a third time to Rebecca Noggle, daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Waltman) Noggle, of Pennsylvania in Fulton County, May 14, 1835.  Mrs. Stutesman was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, December 14, 1811.   Her father died in 1837 and her mother in 1819.  Mr. Stutesman had two sons in the Union army.  Thomas enlisted in September, 1861 in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry.  He was actively engaged in a number of hard fought battles, and was taken prisoner in 1864 and sent to Andersonville where he died after being confined two months.  James enlisted February, 1862, in the 100th Regiment O.V.I.  He was wounded and taken prisoner, but was exchanged and was instantly killed in the battle of Atlanta, August 6, 1864.  Mr. Stutesman settled in Fulton County in 1831.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and dairyman, section 14.

HENRY WEAVER, son of James and Phoeba (Height) Weaver, the former of Michigan, the latter of New York, was born in Rochester, New York, October 26, 1824.  He was married in Hillsdale County, Michigan, January 3, 1855, to Phoeba, daughter of William and Adaline (Bennett) Nichols of Michigan, who was born in New York, January 3, 1838.  They have three children:  Nathan, born October 13, 1855; William , born August 3, 1857; Adaline, born July 28, 1860.  Mr. Weaver enlisted in Battery I, 1st Michigan Heavy Artillery, in August, 1862, was engaged in a number of battles, and received an honorable discharged at the close of his three years’ service.  Mr. Weaver settled in Fulton County in 1867.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer, section 24.

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ANDREW J. ONWELLER was born in Fulton County, Ohio, June 24, 1842.  He is a son of William and Susannah Onweller of Maryland; the former, born May 29, 1811, died March 20, 1864; the latter, born December 24, 1804, died October 19, 1849.  They had a family of six children:  James, Martha (deceased), Samuel, Andrew, Susannah (deceased), and William.  The subject of this sketch was married July 3, 1870, to Sophia Wilcox, who was born in Branch County, Michigan, November 18, 1847.  They have one son, Charles, born January 20, 1872.  George W. and Sophia Wilcox, parents of Mrs. Onweller were born, the former in Canada, the latter in Michigan, and had a family of seven children:  Joanna, Maria, Sophia, Alice H., George W., Ambrose N., and Albert.  Samuel Onweller was killed in the battle before Richmond, October 13, 1864.  He belonged to Company I, 67th Regiment O.V.I. and was supporting the colors of the regiment when he was killed.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer, section 23.

JOHN S. BUTLER, son of Asa H. and Sarah (Daggert) Butler, of Maine, was born in Wayne County, New York, May 18, 1824.  He was married in Michigan, June 14, 184 to Lovina, daughter of Chesterfield and Fannie Clemons, of New York, who was born in Lake County, Ohio, July 10, 1828.  Their family consists of eight children:  Richard A., born April 30, 1848, died March 10, 1849; Wilfred C., born February 4, 1850; Mary L., born November 8, 1851; Eunice E., born May 29, 1853; Sarah, born October 7, 1856, died February 26, 1861; Edward, born March 4, 1862; Ulysses G. born December 31, 1864, and Fannie M., born February 17, 1869.  Mr. Butler settled in Fulton County in 1835, and was one of the pioneers of the county.  He has been township assessor for a number of years.  Post-office, Emery.  Farmer and dealer in thoroughbred cattle, section 32.

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JAMES E. DUGO was born in Duchess County, New York, July 9, 1826 and is a son of William and Elizabeth Dugo, the former born in France, March 9, 1799, and died in Medina County, Ohio, July 22, 1859, the latter was born in New York in 1804, and resides in Chesterfield Township.  Mr. Dugo was married in Medina County, Ohio March 25, 1873 to Mary A., daughter of Andrew S. and Marcia (Powers) Moore, the former born in Ireland, the latter in Rutland County, Vermont.  Mrs. Dugo was born in Rutland, Vermont, November 5, 1845.  This is Mr. Dugo’s second wife.  His first wife was Adaline Clark, born in Cataraugus County, New York.  His children are:  Mary E. (deceased), Lou (deceased), Frances and Francis (deceased), Anna May, Augusta and George N.  Mr. Dugo’s father was stolen by Bonaparte’s “press gang” when eleven years old, and remained on a man-of-war until he was sixteen years old, when he escaped by swimming ashore at New York.  Mr. Dugo is a sailor, and first heard of the war of the Rebellion from an English ship, which he met while on his way from China to America.  He settled in Fulton County in 1869.  Post-office, Emery, section 33.   Business, farmer.

MORRIS SMITH, son of John R. and Eliza Smith of New York, the former born in 1808, the latter in 1811, was one of a family of eleven children:  Alvira, Roberet, Almira, Calvin, Luca A., Morris, Lovina, Francis, Caroline, Cyrus, and Ruby Ann.  Morris was born in Oswego County, New York, February 10, 1814 and married in Fulton County January 1, 1866 to Lucinda Stutesman, born in Fulton County, Ohio, September 14 1844.  They have three children:  Effie A., born February 22, 1867; Melvin R., born July 6, 1870; Lewell L., born November 2, 1872.  Mr. Smith enlisted in the Union army in October, 1861 in the 28th Regiment N.Y.V.I., Company D.  He served three years, was engaged in eleven battles and honorably discharged June 4, 1863.  He settled in Fulton County in 1864.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer, section 14.

WILLIAM ONWELLER, son of William and Susannah Onweller, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, December 1, 1846.  He was married in Morenci, Michigan, January 1, 1868 to Mary A., daughter of Joseph and Jane Shudle, of Dover Township, who was born in Fulton County, Ohio October 19, 1849.  They have a family of four children:  Arthur, born January 17, 1869; Oliver, born November 5, 1870; Bertha J., born October 31, 1872 and Leroy, born December 5, 1874.  Mr. Onweller enlisted in the 130th Regiment O.V.I. for the 100 days’ service, in 1864.  He was sent with his regiment to the front, and was on duty before Richmond and Petersburg, served his time, and received an honorable discharge.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and dairyman, section 23.

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JAMES ONWELLER, Jr., brother of William and Andrew Onweller, whose histories appear in this work, was born in Lucas County, Ohio, August 19, 1835.  He has been twice married; the first time in Michigan, November 9, 1856 to Mary Stuart, who was born in England, April 5, 1834 and removed with her parents, John and Elizabeth Stuart to America in 1836.  Mr. Onweller, by his first wife, had seven children:  Lucy J., born October 5, 1857; Alfred A., born March 3, 1859; Robert E., born December 27, 1860 and died September 13, 1861; Franklin P., born August 8, 1863; Arden G., born December 16, 1865; James W., born June 13, 1866; Charles D., born March 8, 1868, died August 8, 1870.  Mrs. Onweller died April 19, 1869.  Mr. Onweller was married a second time in Morenci, Michigan, October 2, 1870 to Lydia A., daughter of Edward and Huldah Robinson, of New York who was born in Fulton County, Ohio, February 22, 1847.  She is the mother of two children, an infant son, born and died in August, 1871, and Gertie May, born February 23, 1873 and died March 5, 1874.  Mr. J. Onweller enlisted in Company A., 68th Regiment O.V.I. November 9, 1861, took part in the battles of Fort Donaldson and Pittsburg Landing and was honorably discharged on account of physical disability June 24, 1862.  Mr. Onweller settled in this county in 1837.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer and dairyman, section 13.

ADALINE NICHOLS was born in Steuben County, New York, June 1, 1811.  She was married in New York, April 20, 1831 to William Nichols, son of Ezra and Avis (Sabins) Nichols, of New Hampshire who was born in Bath, Steuben County, New York in 1810.  They had a family of fourteen children:  David, born April 1832; Avis, born January 3, 1834, died in Clinton County, Michigan, February 26, 1863; Henry and Helen, born October 20, 1835, the former died in Toledo February 9, 1841; James D., born November 6, 1838, died in St. Louis Hospital, February 15, 1862; Phoeba, born January 3, 1840; William C., born November 1, 1842; Philetus, born March 12, 1844; Francis and Franklin, born in October, 1846, the former deceased in 1849, the latter in February, 1847; Douglas J., born October 20, 1848, died October 19, 1849; Owen B., born October 9, 1850, died February 2, 1851; William, born February 3, 1852; Julia, born February 3, 1854.  Three sons belonged to the Union army:  James D. enlisted in Company F, 42nd Regiment Ill. V.I., served four months and was wounded at the battle of Springfield, Missouri, and died from the effects.  Philetus enlisted in 1864 in Company M, 11th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, served three years and died at Mt. Sterling from bursting a blood vessel.  David enlisted in 1861 in a Missouri Regiment, served till the close of the war, was in a number of battles, and was honorably discharged.  Jacob and Julia Benjamin, parents of Mrs. Nichols were born in New York and died in 1842 and 1815.  Julia Benjamin’s father and uncle were killed in the last battle of the Revolutionary War.  Mrs. Nichols had four sons-in-law in the Union army.  Mr. And Mrs. Nichols settled in Fulton County, in 1867.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, farmer.

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OLIVER TODD was born in Seneca County, Ohio, September 26, 1835, and married in Morenci, Michigan, May 5, 1861, to Lucinda Deavereaux, born in Lorain County, April 20, 1844.  They have a family of five children:  David, born October 12, 1862; Edith E., born April 22, 1865; Austin, born March 22, 1868, died January 18, 1869; Jennie M., born May 1, 1870 and Franklin E., born March 11, 1873.  Harvey and Marie (Martin) Todd, parents of Mr. Todd, were born, the former in Pickaway County, Ohio, April 3, 1808, and died in Fulton, April 7, 1874; the latter in Canada, in 1809 and resides in Fulton County.  Eber and Louisa (Gilford) Deavereaux, parents of Mrs. Todd, were born in New York, June 11, 1811, and September 6, 1811; the former died in this township, January 25, 1864.  Mr. And Mrs. Todd settled in Fulton County in 1852.  Post-office, Morenci, Michigan.  Business, saw milling and extensive lumber dealer, section 20.

PETER POWERS was born in Genesee County, New York, January 20, 1819.  He ws a son of Peter and Urana (Clark) Powers, the former born in New York, February 12, 1783, and died in Ontario County, New York, March 6, 1829; the latter born in Genesee County, New York, May 20, 1792 and died July 27, 1851.  Mr. Powers was married in Michigan, August 17, 1845 to Julia D. Kennedy, who was born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, May 25, 1824.  Their family consists of ten children:  Asahel A., born July 26, 1847; Sarah A., born April 14, 1850, married April 6, 1870 and died March 23, 1872; James A., born August 3, 1851; Mary W., born August 13, 1853; John F., born December 25, 1854; Clark W., born March 10, 1857; George W., born May 10, 1859 and died April 16, 1861; William P., born February 5, 1861; Julia E., born February 2, 1864; and Frank B., born June 16, 1868.  William Henry Powers, a son of Peter Powers by a previous marriage, born August 25, 1840, enlisted in Company H, 3rd Ohio Cavalry, in September, 1861.  He served his country one year, and distinguished himself in several battles by daring feats of bravery as a dispatch carrier.  He was taken sick and died in Lebanon, Kentucky, November 22, 1862.  Mrs. Powers was among the first teachers in Fulton County.  Mr. Powers settled in Fulton County in 1849.  Post-office, Fayette.  Business, farmer and stock dealer, section 19.
 
 

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