Biography of Philip P. Carlton
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Philip P. Carlton was born in England, July 20, 1820; is son of Philip and Mary (Pickering) Canton. His parents came to America in 1830, and settled at Lockport, N. Y., where the senior Canton was employed in a mill for a time, but soon moved to Pendleton, and from there to Detroit, near which he settled, but becoming dissatisfied with the country, sold out and went to Canada. Three years after, he came to Ann Arbor tp. In 1838, he moved to Howell, Livingston Co., where he engaged in land speculation, dying in 1864; his wife died in 1860. Mr. Carlton, of this sketch, was married Sept. 13, 1843, to Mrs. Martha Willey daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Johnston. She has one daughter by her first marriage- Sarah A. Willey. The children of the second union are- Wm. T., John, Chas. P. and Elizabeth J. Mr. Carlton owns 200 acres of land on sees. 14 and 15. P. 0., Cannonsburg.

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