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Phebe Sleyton was born Sept. 30, 1805, in Madison county, N.Y., daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Bump) Sleyton, of Vermont. Her ancestors were engaged in the battle of Bennington, and she, it is said, went thither with a dinner to the banded patriots. Her parents removed to Tompkins county, N.Y., then to Madison. In 1835 Mrs. Sleyton came West with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, settled at Michigan Center, and was married July 1, 1838, to James Sleyton, formerly of Niagara County, N.Y. He entered land in Leoni tp. early in 1836, proved a successful farmer, and after a useful life of 72 years, 44 of which were passed in this county, died June 26, 1880. Mrs. Sleyton is a member of the W. M. Church.

Source: History of Jackson County, Michigan. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881, p. 927.

 

 

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