Biography of James Wesley
Monroe County, MI Biographies





JAMES WESLEY, a farmer of Exeter, in Taylor township. Wayne county, Mich., February 27, 1850. When sixteen years of age started for himself in life, going to Wyandotte to work in the rolling mills. From there he went to Detroit, entered a saw mill. Later on secured employment on Michigan Central Railroad, drawing wood and lumber. Soon after was made brakeman of same road. After eighteen months at this he returned to Taylor and began farming. March 26, 1875, married Anna J. Cory, of Dearborn, Mich., who was born July 3, 1857. Four children born to them. In 1879 Mr. Wesley came to Monroe county, where he has since resided. Address, Exeter.

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

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