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Thomas Boylon was born in the county of Lowth, Ireland, April 15, 1827. He came to America with his parents, Cornelius and Mary McCabe Boylon in 1834. They settled in Seneca Co., N. Y., moving in the fall of 1840 to Livingston Co., Mich. Mr. Boylon was bred on a farm and has spent most of his life as an agriculturist; has operated a thresher for 30 years. In 1856 his father settled in Vergennes and he passed five years there, locating on 160 acres on sec. 7, this tp., in 1861. This farm includes the old Indian reservation. Mr. Boylon was married Feb. 5, 1860, to Susan A. Murray, born in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1841. They have had 11 children, of whom five are living - Mary, James, Michael F., Lillie and Anna. During the diphtheria ravages of 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Boylon lost four children within six weeks - Thomas F., Catherine, Cornelius and Susan. The family are connected with St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Grand Rapids. Mr. Boylon belongs to the National party and has been Justice of the Peace six years.

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