Biography of Joseph H. Stowell
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOSEPH A. STOWELL, of Dundee, who died March 12. 1886, was an old settler of Dundee. He was born at Earlville, Madison county, N. Y., March 5, 1810. Soon after his marriage to Martha Maynard, August 12, 1838, he located in Monroe county, remaining there about five years, when they removed to Lenawee county, where they resided some years, then returned to this and settled on the land known as the Stowell farm, just east of Dundee village. Mr. Stowell engaged at different times in milling, handling cattle, shipping the same to eastern markets. He was an active agent in building the Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad, and for five years was one of its directors. Five children were born to them, four of whom are now living, as follows: Emery A., born May 13, 1839; Phidelia C., wife of Erastus Rappleye, born April 18, 1841; Marian S., wife of Theodore Mead, born February 9, 1848; Permelia G., born November 20, 1853, who died in infancy; and Sanford A., born August 25, 1886. Mrs. Stowell at present resides in the village of Dundee.

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

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