Biography of Levi Omans
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Levi Omans, an old pioneer of Cannon, was born in Murray, Genesee Co., N. Y. June 30, 1824. His parents, Thomas G. and Polly (Stephens) Omans, were natives of Massachusetts and New York. His father served in the last war with Great Britain. In 1830 his parents removed to Macomb Co., Mich., where he was reared to manhood. April 30, 1S51, he with his wife started for Cannon, where they arrived on May 10. Mr. 0. bought 160 acres of land on sec. 33, which was Mexican soldier's rights. He has cleared and well improved a good portion of his farm. He was married July 4, 1847, to Nancy M., daughter of Conrad and Martha Sehermerhorn, born in Alden, Erie Co., N. Y., Jan. 4, 1834. This union was blest with 12 children; eight of these are living, viz.: Orissa B. (wife of Frank Morehouse), Polly B., John M., Thomas G., Martha J., Francis H., Cordelia R. and Orle C. Religiously, Mr. Omans and family are believers in Spiritualism. Politically, Mr. O. is an advocate of Greenbackism. He is a worthy and generous pioneer.

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