JONATHAN PLATT, farmer, Brooks Township, section 14, was born Jan. 30, 1855, in Morrow Co., Ohio. Eli Platt, his father, was born in 1814, in Clinton Co., N.Y., and was the son of Eli and Eleanor (Winchell) Platt, the former being the so of Eli Pratt (1st). Elizabeth (Wood) Platt, mother of the central figure of this record, was born June 3, 1819, in Jefferson Co., N.Y., and is a daughter of Jonathan and Martha (Reynolds) Wood, both of whom died in Ingham Co., Mich.
Mr. Platt was but three years of age when he was brought to Michigan by his father, who bought a fine tract of land of the Government, now the property of his son by deed. It consists of 174 acres of land, 90 acres of which have been placed in a finely improved condition. The farm buildings are of a good style and substantial, and the value of the place is greatly increased by a wll selected orchard. Mr. Platt coincides with the Republican element in political affinity, and has acted in the capacity of School Director.
He was married Jan. 21, 1883, in Newaygo County, to Achsah Mila, daughter of Enoch and Hannah I. (Kimball) Doty. The father was of Welsh parentage, born in New York, in 1837, and died in 1872. The mother was born in the Empire State in 1845, and is yet living, in Newaygo County. Mrs. Platt was born July 7, 1854, in Clinton Co., Mich. She and her husband belong to the Congregational Church.