Biography of Delos V. Wait
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Deloss V. Wait, farmer, Rockford, was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., Jan. 31, 1831, and is a son of Paine Wait, also a native of the Empire State. He was brought up on a farm. He came to Grattan tp. in 1851, where he engaged in farming and working in the saw mill. He was a soldier in the late war, in Co. H, 8th Mich. Vol. Inf., and participated in the battles of Port Royal, Pulaski, Goat Island, James Island, etc. He was wounded at the last named place. He removed to Cannon tp. in 1863. He was married in 1854 to Miss Lorena Rockwood, daughter of Reuben Rockwood, who still resides in Macomb Co., Mich., where he settled in 1844. They have had six children, only one of whom is living, Ruth May.

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