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Flavius J. Randall, one of the reliable and substantial farmers of Columbia tp., was born at Lenox, Oneida Co., N. Y., May 14, 1828. His father, William Randall, was a native of Connecticut, and was born in Stonington, March 7, 1797. He was a farmer by occupation, and a pioneer of Oneida county. He afterward moved to Madison county, and from there to Michigan in 1834. He was married Nov. 1, 1816, to Cynthia Ray, who died Aug. 21,1822, leaving a family of 5 children—Austin A., Arzella, Pauline, William A. and Gideon C. Nov. 3, 1826, he again married, Miss Freelove Crarey, who died July 25, 1862, in the 74th year of her age, leaving 2 children—Esther C. and Flavius J. Flavius J. is very properly called an old pioneer of Jackson county, having lived on the old homestead about 47 years, where his father located and lived until his death, Feb. 28, 1862. Flavius received his schooling at Jefferson district school, and Jan. 15, 1854, married Miss Lucinda A. Freeman, daughter of Whitaker and Almeda (McClure) Freeman. Mr. F. was born in Vermont, Oct. 10, 1798. He had 3 sons, and Lucinda was his only daughter, who was born in Leoni tp., this county, Sept. 3, 1832. Mr. and Mrs. Randall have 1 son, Will E.

Source: History of Jackson County, Michigan. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881, p. 811.

 

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