Asa Brockway, farmer, resident on sec. 20, Hinton Tp., is the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Rossman) Brockway, natives of Pennsylvania, where the son was born, June 16, 1830.
When Mr. Brockway was quite young his parents moved to the state of New York, and there he resided until he was 19 years old. In the summer of 1849 he came to Michigan and settled in Livingston County. Six years later he sold his farm and came to Mecosta County, where he bought 80 acres of wild land in Hinton Tp., on which he now lives. The place is in fine condition, having 75 acres under cultivation.
In politics Mr. B. is a Democrat and has held offices of trust in township and school affairs.
He is a pioneer of Mecosta County, having come here in 1855, five years before the organization of the township. His father, Andrew Brockway, was for some years the oldest resident living in the township.
Mr. Brockway was married in Washtenaw County, Oct. 9, 1855, to Lydia S., daughter of Samuel and Rhoda (Vanvelzer) Eaton. Mrs. Brockway was born in Onondaga Co., N.Y., Feb. 10, 1836. Four children were born of this marriage.
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