PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM
GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN
CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1884
John Broadhead, farmer, section 18, Bethany Township, is a son of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Jersey) Broadhead, and was born in Maryland, July 20, 1829. When he was a small boy the family moved to the State of New York, locating in Ulster County. As he grew up he followed mill sawing for 14 years. In 1856 he came to Michigan and was married, in Newark Township, this county, to Miss Emily Rooks, daughter of David and Sophia (Thompson) Rooks, who was born in Erwin, Steuben County, New York, May 3, 1837. Their children are: Charles W., born July 24, 1862; Cora I., Jan. 10, 1865; Hattie E., Nov. 3, 1867; Ray, March 6, 1870. Cora I. is the wife of Walter Harrison, a farmer of Bethany Township.
Mr. Broadhead is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has served as Constable several years.