Eaton County Michigan EATON COUNTY
Seth Reed—died October 29, 1882, aged 64
years; moved to Eaton Rapids from State of
New York, in 1850.
Lemuel McIntyre—died June 10, 1882, aged 57
years; settled in Benton, Eaton county, in
1845; moved from State of New York.
Margaret H. Mitchell—died in Benton,
September 2, 1882, aged 30 years; came to
Michigan with parents, when an infant.
Mrs. Lovina Roy Smith—died in Vermontville,
Eaton county, May 15,
Pioneer Society of Michigan
1882, aged 92 years. She was born in Sudbury,
Vermont, Jan. 1, 1790, and settled in
Vermontville in 1842.
BY GOV. JOSIAH TV. BEGOLE
[From The Wolverine Citizen, Flint, March 17,
DEPARTURE OF PIONEERS
The sickle of death is fast gathering in the
few remaining heroic pioneers who formed the
little advance army of civilization that
opened up the county of Genesee to the
fruitful fields and pleasant homes which now
surround us. It is the sad office of the
Citizen to chronicle not less than four of
them in this issue.
Mr. Caleb S. Thompson—whose death the Citizen
has already recorded as having taken place on
the 19th of February, was born in Northbury,
Massachusetts, on April 23, 1805, and died in
his seventy-eighth year. When Caleb was five
years old, his father moved to Oneida county,
New York. In 1816 he again moved, and settled
in Avon, New York. Here Caleb grew to
manhood, and with such advantages as the
common schools afforded, in conjunction with
free access to a good private library, being
a great student he stored his mind with much
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