Biography of Joseph Woodbury
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOSEPH WOODBURY was born in Portage county, Ohio, in 1835, and came to this county with his parents in 1857. He was married in 1862 to Rosina Burnham, daughter of Francis and Margaret Burnham, of Whiteford, by whom he has six children. His occupation is farming; he owns 42 acres of land. His father was Daniel Woodbury, who was born in the State of Vermont in 1788, and at the age of 20 entered the army of the U. S., and served a length of time during the war of 1812; during his service was taken prisoner of war by the British forces, and held for more than a year, and afterwards received a pension from the U. S. Government. He came to Ohio at an early date and stopped a while at Cleveland, and from thence settled in Portage county, and from there came to Monroe in 1857, and located first in Bedford, and then in Blissfield, and finally located in the north part of Whiteford, where he died in 1878. He married Experience Durgee. of New York State. by whom he had 14 children, of whom five are now living. Joseph Woodbury now owns and occupies the original farm settled by his father.

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

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