Mary BROWN, her son's Benson and Harrison, moved to Altona, Mecosta County, about 1870 to work in the "woods". Benson ended up farming. Benson married Lydia ALLEN and had three children: Ernest, Charley, and Della (perhaps Bertha Adelbert). Della died at 18 but I have a stack of letters written to her from Ontario relatives, and a couple replies. They mention many Altona and Sylvester people. I'm happy to share and will make an effort to locate folks interested in those surnames. Benson was treasurer of Big Rapids or Mecosta and we have many tax records, deeds, and mortgage records.
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