||Ethan Allen Westbrook
E. A. Westbrook, farmer, section 16, Dayton Township, was a son of Peter and Fanny (Marble) Westbrook, and was born in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, March 29, 1837. His parents were natives of New Jersey and New York, respectively. They came to Michigan in an early day and settled in Kalamazoo County, where they were engaged in farming, until they died.
Mr. Westbrook was only one year old when his parents came to Michigan. He remained at home until the death of his father, since which time he was obliged to care for himself. He came from Kalamazoo County to Newaygo County in the fall of 1867 and bought 80 acres of school land on section 16, Dayton Township, where he lived and had 50 acres in cultivation.
Dec. 31, 1865, in Kalamazoo, he married Cinderella J., daughter of Myron and Rachel Harrington, who was born in Kalamazoo County, Nov. 7, 1843. Her parents were natives of the State of New York and came to Kalamazoo County in the fall of 1843.
Mr. Westbrook enlisted Oct. 10, 1861, in the 13th Mich. Inf., and served until the close of the war. He was in battles of Shiloh, Stone River, Corinth, Chickamauga, Bentonville, N. C., and numerous others. He was wounded in the arm at the battle of Chickamauga, and again in the thigh at the battle of Bentonville. On account of his fist wound he was unable to do service for three months, and was laid up four months by reason of the second wound. He was honorably discharged at Detroit Mich. Since that time he followed farming, excepting two years, when he was engaged in teaming. He receives a pension. Politically he was a Republican.
His children were: James W., born Dec. 8, 1869; Amanda L., April 6, 1875; Laura M., Dec. 12, 1876; Mabel A., April 12, 1882. Myron D. died at the age of 18 months.
Mr. Westbrook had one child by a previous marriage, William P., born March 14, 1860.
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