Jonah B. Corson, farmer, was born June 26, 1853, in this township. He is the second son of Benjamin and Nancy (Baldwin) Corson, who were also natives of this township. The edncation of our subject was obtained at the common schools of the neighborhood, and is of no inferior kind. He gives attention to farming, and legitimate trading on a moderate scale, and is a young man of good judgment in matters pertaining to his sphere of life. He is a young man of good standing where he is known, and bids fair for a bright future. His mother was the youngest daughter of the family. She died, in 1854, leaving four children: Minerva, Martha J., Margaret A., and Jonah B.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County