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Josephine A. Borden, wife of

Henry Van Horn, Circuit Clerk and Register in Chancery of Jackson county, was born in Cato, Cayuga Co., N.Y., in October, 1838; is the son of Christopher and Maria (Cline) Van Horn; came with parents to Jackson county, Mich., when seven years of age, and remained on a farm in Blackman tp. six miles north of Jackson, until 22 years old, at which time he came to the city and engaged as clerk in the hardware store of Rice & Gibson; remained over four years, then entered the dry-goods store of W. M. Bennett as salesman. Four years later he started in the grocery business as a member of the firm of Hobart, Bolton & Co., continuing six years, with several changes of firm, then sold out; and save two years in the fire-insurance business in Grand Rapids, has been chiefly a salesman in the dry-goods house of W. M. Bennett & Son as salesman. In November 1890, Mr. Van H. was elected to his present office on the Republican ticket, whose duties he assumed Jan. 1, 1881. He married Josephine A. Borden of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y. They are members of the First M. E. Church, of which he is Treasurer and Deacon.


Source: History of Jackson County, Michigan. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881, p. 743.


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