Biography of Eli H. Kinear
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ELI H. KINEAR, of Milan, was born at Lima, New Yolk, Feb. 27, 1827. He left home at the age of 11 years, working upon a farm, and in 1852 came to Michigan, locating at Milan. August 17, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 5th Mich. Cav., under General Custer, until General Custer was promoted, was then under General Staggs. He was mustered out July 3, 1865, and returned to Milan and commenced farming; married July 3, 1851, Rosetta Chamberlin, of New York State. To them four children were born. He is a member of Taylor Post, No. 274, G. A. R. of Milan. His farm consists of 100 acres.

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

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