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John Wooding was born in 1835 in Welchpool, Wales, and is son of John and Hannah Wooding. He came to America in 1845, and went to Saquoite, Oneida Co., N.Y., where he found employment as a farm hand. He came to Michigan in 1856, and for three years continued the same occupation. He purchased 40 acres on sec. 26, which he sold nine years after and bought the place where he now lives, 80 acres on sec. 11; aggregate value, about $4,000. He was married April 1, 1861, to Drusilla Fountain, of Cascade. They have had four children: Cora May, born Jan. 25,1863, died July 4, 1871; Minnie Bell, June 25, 1864. died June 17, 1871; Ida, June 25, 1868, died June 19, 1871; Nellie Edith, March 25, 1870. Mrs. W. is daughter of Ezra and Sarah Fountain, and was born Jan. 4, 1847. Mr. W. is a Republican, enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in the 1st Reg. Mich. Eng's and Mech's, served 23 months and "marched down to the sea" with Sherman.

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