Kent County Biographies
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Railway Officials in America 1906
Oliver T. Kingin, farmer on sec. 21, and son of James and Sarah Kingin, was born in New York in 1840. In 1844
his parents came to Michigan, and settled in Courtland tp., and his father located the 80 acres where Oliver now
lives. They were among the early settlers of the tp. His father died Feb. 16, 1875, his mother, Sept. 6, 1874.
They cleared 75 acres of land. Oliver was married in Courtland tp., to Betsey Shaddock, daughter of Asa and Araminta
Shaddock, born in Yates Co., N. Y., in 1840, and died in Novernher, 1863. They had one child, Ella A., born May
4, 1863. He was again married Jan. 14, 1864, to Anna M. Austin, daughter of Dr. Amos and Euphemia Austin, born
in Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1841. They have one child-Minnie E., born May 20, 1880.
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