Williams Waddams and his 2 sons have the distinction of being the first settlers in this township and the county. Thomas A. French came in 1834 and Luman Montague at about the same time. The first birth was Amanda Waddams on February of 1836. She is claimed to be the first white child born in the county. George Place and Eunice Waddams celebrated the first marriage on July 4, 1837. The death of Minerva Rathburn in 1839 was the first recorded.