BION H. COMPTON, farmer, sec. 31, Colfax was born in Lapeer Co., Mich., March 10, 1857, and is a son of L. and Mary (Burnett) Compton. The father was born in Hunter, Green Co., N.Y., May 10, 1859, and is of German descent. The mother was born in Monroe Co., N.Y., Feb. 13, 1839.
Mr. Compton was married Dec. 24, 1882, to Flora M. McCamly, born at Big Rapids, May 31, 1859. He settled in Big Rapids Tp., April 1, 1871, where he has since been engaged in farming generally and making a specialty of fruit and gardening. He is a Republican in political sentiment.