Biography of James Colf
Monroe County, MI Biographies





JAMES COLF, the son of James and Elizabeth (Tyler) Colf, was born in Van Buren township, Wayne county, Mich., August 7, 1844. He holds membership in Baker Post, No. 200. G. A. R., of Canton, having enlisted as a private in Co. C, 17th Mich. Inf., in August, 1862. He was wounded in the shoulder at the battle of the Wilderness, and twice in the head at Antietam. He came to Exeter in 1855, locating on section 11. February 12, 1868, he married Martha, daughter of Lafayette H. and Mary Ann (Hamilton) Richards, whose children are;. Newton, born December 28. 1869; William, August 27, 1873; Edith M., December 10, 1880, and Ona M., July 23, 1885. In politics, a strong Republican; in religion, a member of the Evangelical Association.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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