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Jonathan Boles


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/14/2006 at 00:22:47

Jonathan Boles, farmer, Sec 18, P O Moingona, was born in Ohio in 1820, and when eighteen years of age he went to Michigan, following the trade of millwright, he traveled trough the various states, until 1847, when he came to this county, and in 1848 built a mill at Elk Rapids, and moved where he now resides in 1854, he owns 160 acres of land, Mr Boles was present at the organization of the county, was elected the first county commissioner, the first election held in the county as 1850 and at the time Mr Bís hat was used a s ballot-box, he was married in 1851 to Miss Margaret A McCall, a native of Indian, born in 1832, their family consists of eight children living: Margaret L, Charlotte J, Samuel A, Charles E, Albert S, Emma L, Frank L and Stella G, lost one: Mary F

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