LANSON F. COREY, Supervisor of Grant Tp., and farmer on sec. 12, was born in Crawford Co., O., April 7, 1841. He is a son of Enos and Eliza Corey, both natives of the Buckeye State. His father died July 17, 1860, and his mother still resides in Ohio.
Mr. Corey was reared to manhood in his native State, and was a citizen of the same until his removal to Michigan in 1866. In that year he entered and provd a claim under the homestead law, consisting of 80 acres of land, on which he has since resided, and which he has put in first-class condition, and furnished with good and suitable farm buildings. He owns an addtional 40 acres on sec 10. Mr. Corey was a soldier of the war of the Rebellion, and enlisted September, 1861, in Company K. 23d Ohio Vol. Inf., under Capt. Sills. His first engagement was at Perryville, and afterward he participated in the fights at Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and many minor skirmishes, tot he seige of Atlanta, where he was wounded. He was thenin hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind., until within a few weeks of his discharge, which took place in June, 1864, at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Mr. Corey was elected Supervisor of his township in 1867, and re-elected in 1883; he served as Township Treasurer in 1881-2; as Road Commissioner from 1867 to 1871. He belongs to the G. A. R. He was married Nov. 17, 1863, to Margaret, daughter of Samuel and Sarah English. Her parents are natives of Pennsylvania, and are both living. Of this marriage six children have been born, namely: Naomi A., William Harvey, John Franklin, Sarah Eliza, Samuel Wesley, and Zoe Luella. Mr. and Mrs. C. are members of the United Brethren Church.