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James Newsted was born Nov. 8, 1827, in Norfolk Co., England. He is the son of John and Mary (Wylie) Newsted. His parents settled in Canada in 1835, when he was eight years old, where, three years after, his father was killed by the falling of a tree. In 1849 Mr. Newsted embarked in lumbering and farming in Clyde, St. Clair Co., and after 13 years went to Barry county. Nine years later he bought 160 acres on sec. 34, this tp. He was married Dec. 25, 1848, to Martha Fuller, of Canada. The births of their 10 living children occurred in the subsequent order: Clarissa, Sept. 28, 1849; John, Sept. 26, 1853; Sarah Ann, June 26, 1856; Charles, April 30, 1859; David, Oct. 30, 1862; Benjamin, May 18, 1865; Edwin, Dec. 11, 1867; James, Feb. 25, 1869; William Aug. 12, 1870, and Martin, Oct. 3, 1872. Mrs. Newsted died in Barry county, Dec. 14, 1873. Mr. N. was married July 7, 1874, to Mrs. Eliza J. Lind, of Bowne, widow of Rev. William Lind, and daughter of Job and Tamzon Winslow. Her father was born in Bristol, Mass., and died April 2, 1839, in Java, N. Y. Her mother was born in 1791 in New York, and died in Bowne in August, t874. Her great-grandfather came to this country in the "Mayflower." Mr. N. owns two farms besides his homestead place. He is a Republican.

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