Message #:

663

Date Posted:

11-01-2001

Bio:

Borden, J. E. (History - 1828)

Contact:

Janet

Email:

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames:

BORDEN GILFORD

----Source: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 575

J. E. BORDEN, merchant, Colby, born in Steuben Co., NY, Sept. 1, 1828. Parents moved to Tioga Co., PA, in 1843, where he remained on the farm till he had reached his nineteenth year. At this period of his life, he visited the lead mines of Grant and Iowa counties, but returned to his home in Pennsylvania. In 1856, he came to Plainfield, Waushara Co., working at the trade of Joiner and carpenter. When the war broke out, he enlisted, and on the 5th of May, 1864, in the battle of the Wilderness, he lost an arm. He got his discharge at Baltimore, and visited New York, Michigan and Indiana on his way home. In 1872, he came to town of Hull, Marathon Co., and took a homestead, where he was busy till opening this general merchandise store in 1876. In 1875, he married Miss Sarah Jane Gilford, of Washington County. They have two children, Frank and Mary. Mr. Borden was the first Town Treasurer of the town of Hull, which office he held four years.

SOURCE: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI

 

 


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