Biography of George S. Holton
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GEORGE S. HOLTEN, an active farmer of London, Mich., was born in Fulton Village, Oswego county, N. Y., July 13, 1840. In 1849 his parents moved to Michigan, and George went to live with Mr. E. Barns for three years; then worked for his father on his farm. He also had learned the cooper's trade and worked at it. August 26, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H. 18th Mich. Inf., as a private. He remained with his regiment in all its battles. At Camp Snow Pond was captured and taken prisoner while on picket duty. He was mustered out of service June 26, 1865. He returned to London and engaged in farming, which he still follows. August 9, 1868, he married Margaret Moren, of Brooklyn, Jackson county, Mich., who was born in Michigan, February 8, 1851. Four children have been born to them: Mary J., born March 10, 1869, died September 29, 1869; Ella M., born December 20, 1870; George F., born June 25, 1875; Elnora, born March 9, 1886. Reuben Holten, a brother of George, was a member of Co. H. 18th Mich. Inf. He died at Nashville, Tenn., June, 1863, and is buried in the Soldiers' Cemetery at that city. Joseph, another brother, was a member of Co. K, 15th Mich. V. I. He died August, 1865, at London, and is buried in London cemetery.

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

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