Early History of Michigan

ORANGE BUTLER Representative from Lenawee county in 1837 was born in Pompey Onondaga county NY March 5 1794 He graduated at Union college studied law with Victor Birdseye at the same time teaching classics Commenced practice at Vienna NY then at Gaines NY where he had a large practice and was prominent in the famous Morgan trials during the Anti Masonic excitement and was prosecuting attorney Came to Adrian Mich in 1835 Removed to Delta Eaton county in 1847 and purchased the Ingersoll mills Sold the property in 1849 and removed to Lansing where he died July 11 1870 He practiced law and was justice of the peace for many years In politics a Democrat.

SAMUEL NIXON Representative from Eaton county in 1877 was born in Clarkson Monroe county NY September 21 1819 He came to Michigan in October 1836 and has resided in Eaton county since that time His education was principally obtained in the district school of the times He has held the office of justice for twenty seven years in Delta also township treasurer five years and other offices He resides in Delta is a farmer by occupation and a Republican in politics

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