Biography of Michael Farrell
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Michael Farrell, a prominent Irish farmer of Ada, was born in Waste-math, Ireland, July 24, 1811. In May, 1885, he emigrated to America and remained in New York till 1837, when he came to Detroit and was engaged as State foreman and contractor on the M. C. R. R. till 1844, when he came to Kent county and entered 960 acres in Ada, Grattan and Cannon tps. Since that time Mr. Farrell has followed agricultural pursuits. He was married Feb. 15, 1836, to Miss Mary McCotmick, daughter of Wm. and Catharine McCormick. Mrs. Farrell was born in County Waste-math, Ireland, Jan. 1, 1817. This union was given 11 children, viz, :- Hannah, William, Garrett, Catharine, Michael, Margaret, Charles (deceased), Mary A.. Eliza J., Julia and Ellen.

Mrs. Farrell died Mar. 9, 1878; Mr. F. and family are members of the Catholic Church, Mr. F. is a Democrat in politics. He owns a valuable farm of 720 acres.

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