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 George Henry Compton, Jr

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George Henry Compton, Jr

  • Birth 26 Feb 1810 Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 8 Jun 1902 Allegan County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial South Haven Highlands, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 74771256

George Henry Compton, father of our subject, was born in New York, February 24, 1810, and afterward removed to Steuben county, that state, where he resided until coming to Michigan on the 20th of March, 1863. He settled on section 4, Casco township, Allegan county, and spent the last fourteen years in the home of his son, George H., passing away here June 8, 1904. Throughout his entire life he made farming his chief occupation and this was the source of income of his success. In younger days he trained in New York with the State Militia. His early political allegiance was given to the Whig party and upon the formation of the Republican party he joined its ranks. His religious faith in early life was that of the Methodist church, but later he became identified with the United Brethren church. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Dorcas C. Hill, was born in Steuben county, New York, February 22, 1816, and died here in Casco township, January 25, 1872. Both were people of the highest respectability, held in warm regard wherever known. Their family numbered eleven children: John, who died in infancy; Sarah, Hanna and Hulda, all deceased; George H., David, of Casco township; Daniel, Joseph and Albert, who are residents of California; William, living in Casco township, and Mary E., who has also passed away." Source: Contained in a biographical sketch of George H. Compton published in "A Twentieth century history of Allegan County, Michigan," p. 229-230, Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1907.
Born in the town of Jasper, Steuben County, NY, March 29, 1852, Daniel L. Compton is a son of George Henry and Dorcas (Hill) Compton. The families on both sides were old New Yorkers, Grandfather George Henry Compton, a native of Rhode Island, having settled in New York state and engaged in farming. His son, George Henry also, was born in Oswego County and was also a farmer in New York, then removed to Allegan County, Mich., where he cleared a farm from the timber, beech and maple. He died at ninety two years of age. The mother was also born in New York, her parents coming from Rhode Island, as did her husband's ancestors. She died aged sixty-two years, and was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom grew to maturity and six boys are now living. Source: History of Butte County California, 1918, by George C. Mansfield, pg. 995


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  • Maintained by: H. Armstrong
  • Originally Created by: ambs
  • Added: 11 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74771256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Compton, Jr (26 Feb 1810–8 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74771256, citing McDowell Cemetery, South Haven Highlands, Allegan County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by H. Armstrong (contributor 48599369) .