WILLIAM CORBETT, farmer, sec. 22, Mecosta Tp., is a native of Scotland, where he was born Dec. 7, 1849. His parents, James and Elizabeth (Spears) Corbett, were also natives of "Auld Scotia," and came to this country with their family, settling in Canada, in 1853. Six years later they came to Michigan. Mr. Corbett was but a lad when he was brought to this country, and was still in early youth when he became a resident of the Peninsular State. Until 1873 he worked at various places as a farm assistant, and in that year purchased 120 acre of land in the township where he is now a citizen, which acreage he has increased by purchase until he now owns a valuable farm containing 160 acres, with 140 acres under cultivation and in extraordinarily good condition for agricultural purposes. He has made rapid strides in the improvement of his place, and has already erected, in modern style, all buildings necessary to first-class farming, except a suitable residence, which will soon be added tot he substantial attractions of the place.
Mr. Corbett was married at Hastings, Mich., May 19, 1877, to Esther J., daughter of Jonas and Rebecca A. (Stanley) Hall. She was born Jan. 17, 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Corbett have three children, born as follows: George, Sept. 27, 1879; May E., May 12, 1881; Maggie M., Oct. 5, 1882.
Politically Mr. Corbett is a Democrat and has held various offices in the gift of his townsmen. The family attend the Presbyterian Church.