1902 TUSCOLA COUNTY


                                        WELLS TOWNSHIP



      Born May 6, 1849, in Worchester County, Mass.  Came to Wells Township, Tuscola County, in October, 1865.  Has served as Supervisor seven terms.  Was Township Clerk nine years, Town Treasurer two years and Highway Commissioner one year.  Has been Assessor of School District No. 2 Fifteen years.  Was married to Miss Rose E. Wilmot in 1871.  Have had six children, all living, two of whom are married.



     Born in Lewiston Township, Niagara County, N. Y. November 28, 1828.  Came to Michigan in 1872 and settled in Wales Township, St. Clair County, Michigan.  Came to Township of Wells, Tuscola County, in 1888 and bought present farm.  Served as Supervisor three terms.  Is Health Officer at present.



     Born in the County of Aramagh, Ireland, on July 28, 1837.  Came to Canada when four years old, and lived in Chatham Township, Kent County, Ontario, for twenty-eight years.  Moved then to Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, and has lived there twenty-eight years, and been engaged in lumbering and later ran a saw mill.  Married in December 1858, to Elizabeth Tong, in Township of Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, and has seven children, namely, Thomas, James, Robert, Arthur, John Francis, David Malcolm, William, Russell Smith and Rose Elizabeth.   He has been member of Board of Review and School Director for twelve years.



     Born in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, April 11, 1867.  Moved to Ohio in 1873 and resided there twenty-one years in Orange Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and then moved back to Wells Township, Tuscola County, in 1894.  Was married March 4, 1899, to Bertha Underwood, of Wells Township, and has one child, Linton A.  Has been Township Clerk two terms.



     Born in Ontario County, Canada, April 6, 1840.  Came to Michigan in 1858 and settled at North Branch.  Came to Novesta Township in 1869, then moved to Wells Township and settled on present farm in 1881.  Been Clerk of Novesta Township and Highway Commissioner and also School Director for twenty-three years, and at present holding that office.  Married September 25, 1868, to Melissa E. Spencer, at North Branch.  Have three children, Edith, Gertrude and Ambrose.


MOE, J. R.

     Born in Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan, February 14, 1847.  Moved to Grant Township, Huron County, Michigan.  Enlisted in 1862 in Company A, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, and served three years.  Was in battle of Stony River and most important battles of Rosencrans’ campaign; also on March to the Sea with Sherman, and returned with Thomas; also in Wison’s raid, and assisted in capture of Jefferson Davis.  Returned to Huron County after the war, moved to Tuscola County in fall of 1896, and settled in Wells Township.  Was married in 1868 to Hannah J. Church, who died in 1891.  Had six children.  Was again married in 1893 to Mary H. Winton.



     Born in Dayton Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, on May 5, 1863.  Moved to Wells Township in 1877.  Married to Sarah Smith in March, 1897.  Is now Town Treasurer.  Been School Inspector and member of Board of Review.


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