LEMUEL F. CHIPMAN, farmer, sec. 36, Deerfield Tp., was born in Livingston County, Mich., Jan. 1, 1847. He is the son of S S and Alta (Sutherland) Chipman, who are both natives of the State of New York.
In the fall of '64 Mr. Chipman, though but 17 years of age, became a soldier for the Union army, enlisting in the Third Mich. Inf. He was in the service until May 18, '65, when he received honorable discharge. After returning home he engaged in the duties of a lumberman until the age of 22, when he bough 40 acres of land in the township of Deerfield. It was then in a perfectly wild state, and he at once turned all his energies to bear upon its reclamation, and now has 20 acres under cultivation. In politics he is a Republican.
The subject of this sketch was married June 27, 1869, in Cato, Montcalm Co., to Catherine C., daughter of Austin and Harriet Butler, nee Malott, bothe natives of New York.
The deadly scourge diptheria removed three of the children of this household within 12 days. Their record is as follows: Alta H., born March 27, 1870, died Sept. 18, '81; Daisy M., born May 7, 18--, died Sept. 14, '81; Walter, born Feb 22, '80, died Sept. 6, '81. Two children remain, Levi D., born Sept. 27, '72, and Zilpha E., born June 20, '74.
At the organization of the township of Deerfield in '61, S. S. Chipman was elected Supervisor.