ELIAS TOWN, farmer, section 18, Sherman Township, was born in Vermont Dec. 29, 1826. His parents were Ira and Ruby (Prouty) Town, the former a native of New Hampshire and the latter of New York. They then firsdt settled in New York, then removed to Vermont, thence to Michigan in the spring of 1845, and settled in Hillsdale County, where they passed the remainder of their life. In early life, Elias was engaged mostly in farming. He came with his parents to Hillsdale County, where he was principally engaged in carpentry for 22 years. In the spring of 1869 he came to Newaygo County and bought 40 acres of wild land in Sherman Township, where he now resides, and has 32 acres under cultivation.
He was married in Hillsdale County, in 1848, to Almira Lewis, a native of New York, where she was born July 9, 1828, and they have six children: Ari, Ida A., Alphonce J., Alfred J., Mayne A. and Nettie M. Mr. and Mrs. T. are members of the Advent Church, and in politics he is a Republican.