Biography of Roswell D. Denison
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Roswell D. Denison, son of Asahel J. and Laura (Fenton) Denison, was born March 15, 1823, in Niagara Co., N. Y. Both his grandfathers were soldiers in the Revolution. In 1844 he settled in Branch county, and in 1862 took up his abode at Grand Rapids. In 1874 he built a good custom grist mill, which he operated three years, when he sold it and opened a grocery at Whitneyville, his present quarters. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, is a National in politoca, and has been Postmaster three years. In 1846 he was married to Susan Chase, of New York. Their son, Burt, born July 26, 1851, is engaged in a flouring mill at Grand Rapids. Mrs. Denison died in 1861, and in 1866 Mr. D. was married to Hattie A., daughter of Austin and Maria Bassett, of Battle Creek.

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