HIRAM DOBSON, farmer, section 3, Dayton Township, is a son of James and Esther Dobson, natives of Orange Co., N.Y., and was born in New York City, Jan. 28, 1816. When he was quite young his parents moved to Pennsylvania, where his father died. He afterward came to Michigan, and he bought 80 acres of land in Dayton Township, where he now resides, and has nearly 30 acres in a good state of cultivation. In 1871 his mother died and now lies buried in the graveyard which is in close proximity to her late home. In politics Mr. Dobson is a Republican.