Biography of Martin Knowles
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MARTIN KNOWLES, formerly a farmer of Dundee township, died December 5, 1889. He was born in Ireland July 12, 1820. He came to America in 1840, and settled in Lenawee county, Mich., where he remained two years, then came to Dundee township. He married October 6, 1844, Martha A. Vanderventer, who was born in Lockport, N. Y., April 3, 1827. They had nine children: James P., born November 4, 1845; Michael T., born August 27, 1847; John H., born January 6, 1850; Mary, born July 17, 1854, wife of Austin Dexter; Amy E , born October 26, 1857, wife of S. Huntler; Martha, born October 4, 1860; George B., born December 25, 1862; Daniel, born June 16, 1865; Frank, born April 2, 1867.

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

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