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OLD MEMBERS OF THE CALHOUN AND KALAMAZOO COUNTY BARS

BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN

HENRY W. TAYLOR

Henry W. Taylor, another member of the old bar, came to Marshall from Canandaigua, N. Y., some time in the thirties, and, after practicing in Marshall a number of years, returned to his old New York home. He was a good lawyer, but was too much of the old style gentleman to stand the "rough and tumble" of a new country.
DAVID L. JOHNS AND OTHERS
Mr. Johns came from Ontario county, N. Y., to Marshall, Mich., in 1838, and after a few years' sojourn, returned to New York.
There were two brothers by the name of Willard, who, about 1839, came to Marshall from Oneida county, N. Y. They were called promising lawyers. They died a few years later in Marshall. William Brown, J. Noyes, P. S. Hewett, Judge Woodruff and J. Wooley are among the old lawyers, who (save Hewett, who died many years ago) are living in Marshall. D. D. Hughes,. O'Brien, and Fitzgerald removed from Marshall to Grand Rapids. JOHN S. CHIPMAN Of the St. Joseph County Bar John S. Chipman was born about 1800, in Bennington, Vermont, where he was reared and educated. He was a relative of the well known author, who wrote the work on Contracts so much used by the legal fraternity. Amos Chipman, an early settler of Pavilion, Kalamazoo county, was of the same family. John S. Chipman, 1 have been informed, had a classical education. He must have been thirty eight years old when, in 1838, he came to Michigan, settling in Centerville, St. Joseph county. He was a member of our legislature in 1842, and elected to congress in 1844. At the expiration of his term in congress he located at Niles. Some time in. 1849 or '50 he removed to San Francisco, California, where he died some twelve years later.

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