Biography of George Crow
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George Crow, son of Elias and Philatba Crow, was born in Newfield, Niagara Co., N. Y., Nov. 16, 1832. His parents belonged to the pioneer element of Ada and assisted in all its improvements, such as making roads, building school houses etc., and his father was one of the organizers of the township. His father was born in New York in 1799, and his mother in 1800. They were married in 1820 and came to Detroit in 1830 They Went to Jackson county in 1831 and three years later took up a claim in lonia county; a short time after, they came to Ada and Mr. Crow entered 137 acres. He died in 1841, and his wife Feb. 8, 1875. George Crow was married July 5, 1856, to Emily A., daughter of James and Isabella Grant, born Aug. 27, 1836, in Argyleshire, Scotland; she died May 25, 1874, leaving one son and one daughter, Harriet J. and Wm. E. Mr. Crow was married Jan. 14, 1815, to Isabella Grant, sister of his first wife, born in Scotland in 1842. She died Jan. 21, 1881, and left two little children - Claud G., born Feb. 26, 1876, and Maud E. June 9, 1877. Mr. Crow enlisted in the war for the Union Aug. 81, 1864, in the Thirteenth Mich. Independent Battery, and received his honorable discharge in July, 1865. He resumed farming, and in 1875 located 80 acres on sec. 27. He also owns 40 acres on sec. 22. He is a Republican in politics and a Congregationalist in religious faith. He is now serving the second term as Town Treasurer.

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