George A. Bryant
 
GEORGE A. BRYANT was born at Knox County, State of Maine, 1845.  He came to Port Huron in 1865, and was married to Mary J. Allen.  He has a family of three children, two boys and one girl. He came to Alcona, Alcona County, in 1879, and commenced the business of butchering in 1880.  He bought, with S.J. McNally, Lafayette Howard and F.E. Beard & Co.  in 1882 he and Mr. Howard         bought out the other partners and carry on the store at present, which is the only store in Alcona village.        
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 278-279)
 
John Buchanan
 
JOHN BUCHANAN, farmer, was born in New Brunswick, in 1839.  In 1864 he came to what is now Alcona County, and engaged in lumbering.  In 1872 he purchased eight acres of land in Section 15, Harrisville Township, and cleared it.  He was married April, 1867 at Harrisville, to Miss Flora Hamilton.  They have three children.  Mr. Buchanan is one of the pioneers of the county, and one of its successful and enterprising farmers.        
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 277)
 
George L. Colwell
 
GEORGE L. COLWELL is a native of Chenango County, New York, and when a young man began lumbering in a small way in connection with his brother, B. S. Colwell.  In 1866 he came to Harrisville and engaged in lumbering, the firm being Weston, Colwell & Co.  The history of Mr. Colwell’s extensive business is elsewhere fully given in this work.  Mr. Colwell was married at Addison, New York, May 18, 1846, to Margaret A. Weldon.  They have two children, Mr. L.A. Colwell, a prominent business man of Harrisville, and Mary L., wife of John C. Gram, a lumberman of AuSable.  A fine view of Mr. Colwell’s mill property appears on another page.
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 276)
 
 
George W. ColWell
 
Geo. W. COLWELL was born at Southport, New York, May 5, 1846, and is a son of B.S. Colwell.  He came to Harrisville in 1875, and in June of that year married Miss Mary Gardner, of Angelica, New York.  They have three children.  He is a very active businessman and has large interests both in Alcona County and elsewhere.  He is president of the Southern Car Works, at Knoxville, Tennessee.  Mr. Colwell is actively interested in all matters of local enterprise.
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago.)

H. F. Colwell
 
H. F. COLWELL, postmaster at Harrisville, is a native of Addison, N.Y., and a brother of B.S. and G.L Colwell.  He came to Harrisville in the Spring of 1880, and succeeded L.H. HIGGINS as postmaster in June of the same year.  He also has charge of the telegraph and express offices.  He was married October 16, 1867, at Scottsville, N.Y., to Rosalie E. Hooper.  While on a
visit to her home, during the past Winter, she was taken ill, and died February 9, 1883.        
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 277)
 
L. A. Colwell
 
L. A. COLWELL is a son of Geo. L. Colwell, a member of the firm Colwell, McGregor & Co., and one of the leading business men of Alcona County.  The firm of Colwell, McGregor & Co. are also engaged in lumbering, and have two
shingle-mills near Harrisville.
 
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago.)
 
 
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