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Romanzo W Farrand

5th MI Cavalry, Company A  (1830 – 1894)     Born in New York about 1830, at the age of 30 on Aug. 18, 1862 Romanzo Farrand enlisted as a corporal in the 5thMI Cavalry, Company A.  He survived the war and was discharged as a private on June 27, 1865 at Detroit, MI.  Farrand applied for a military pension on June 1, 1890.        Before the war Farrand worked as a farm laborer for the Bosworth family in Redford, Wayne County, MI in 1850.  By 1862 Farrand was most likely married to Emmeline [Emmerline] Hunter  and employed in Southfield Twp. where he enlisted.  The couple’s daughter Ella was born in 1862.  Following the war in 1870 the Farrand family lived with Emmeline’s father, Daniel Hunter, a retired blacksmith in Flint Ward 2, Genesee County, MI.  Farrand’s occupation was listed as a carpenter in the 1870 census.  By 1880 Romanzo (indexed as Rom…Farrend in the census), Emmeline Farrand, and Daniel Hunter lived in Birmingham, MI.  Romanzo’s occupation was listed as a carpenter and Emmeline’s as a dressmaker.

    Romanzo Farrand was a widower at his death in Birmingham, MI on October 6, 1894 at age 64.  He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham, MI.

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