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George W. Rounds, son of Horton and Araminta Rounds, was born in Yates Co., N. Y., in 1828. Reared on a farm; his father being a shoemaker he learned the trade with him, and has worked at that business a considerable portion of his life. He came to Courtland tp. with his parents in 1844. They took up 160 acres of land on sec. 30. His father died in June, 1877; his mother May 13, 1848. He now owns 40 acres of the old homestead, of which 36 are under cultivation. He was married in Courtland tp. in 1849, to Mary R., daughter of George and Harriet (Chaffee) Shank, born in Portage Co., O., in 1831. They had one child Rena, born in Courtland tp. Jan. 20, 1853, and died Sept. 1, 1874. Mr. R. has held several minor tp. offices, is a member of the Odd Fellows and Grange societies, and himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

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