Biography of William S. Crissey
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William S. Crissey (deceased) was born Nov. 23, 1806, in Massachusetts. He removed with his parents to Monticello, New York, in 1811. He was very ingenious, and early learned the use of tools. He has built many saw, shingle and flouring mills. He came to Kent county in November, 1855, and settled on sec. 13, Algoma tp., which was then a wilderness. He lumbered and manufactured shingles for several years. He was married, Jan. 20, 1827, to Miss Clarissa Wortman, by whom he had seven children; of these three are living - Irvin, Mary and Helen; a daughter, Carrie, wife of David Monroe, died at the age of 23 years.

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