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LEROY
Was organized in 1838, and at a town meeting, held April 2d, 1839, D. N. Bushnell was elected supervisor; J. C. Mulhollen, town clerk; Joshua Robbinson, treasurer; Pollodore Hudson, H. M. Burdic, Silas Kelsey, T. B. Barnum, justices of the peace; Pollodore Hudson, D. N. Bushnell, C. L. Newkirk, school inspectors. The only lands entered in this town in 1832-3 were as follows: August 15th, 1832, Wm. A. Bishop, on section 6, 88 acres. April 17th, 1833, Wm. A. Bishop, on section 6, 79 acres. Education, religion, and especially anti-slavery had a coeval existence with the town ; indeed, they may be said to be indigenous. There are at the present time two Methodist churches and one Congregational church- the latter was the first organized. There are two settled ministers, one steam saw-mill, one dry-goods store, three grocery stores. Value of school-houses, $4,300. LeRoy Fish was the first white male child born in the town. The chief products are wheat, pork and wood, mainly marketed at Battle Creek. There is a great diversity of soil, from very good to very poor. The burr oak plains here, as elsewhere, are very handsome and very productive. The pioneers are Bishop, Bushnell, Kelsey, Hudson, Baker, Taylor, Fish, etc. Fine residences are by no means uncommon, and the general aspect of things would impress a stranger, as it did the writer, that general thrift prevails.

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