Biography of Edward Lennon
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Edward Lennon was born in Wicklow Co., Ireland, in 1819, and came to America in 1836. He landed at Quebec and made his way the same year to this tp., where he took up 80 acres of Government land, on which he now lives. He also owns 80 acres in the neighborhood and 130 located on Thornapple river in this tp. There were no roads when he came in here and he cut the highway from the Cascade and Grand Rapids road, from about where Rufus Martin now lives, across the land owned by John Fish. The Catholic Church of the tp. was organized in his house. He was married in 1843 to Margaret Lewis, of Grand Rapids. They have six Sons and four daughters.

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