John Fee and Mary A. B. Houlton were married April 9, 1833. She was born in Highland County, Ohio, April 9, 1811, a daughter of Samuel Houlton, one of the first settlers of Chillicothe, Ohio. At the time of their marriage Mrs. Fee was residing with her brothers, Samuel and John Houlton, in Williams County, Ohio. John Houlton settled in DeKalb County the same year, and was the first settler of that county. Mr. and Mrs. Fee lived on Samuel Houlton's farm as renters until 1835, when they came to Otsego Township, being the first white family to make their home here, and located 120 acres on section 32. Mr Fee was a man of great energy and force - the man for a new country. It gave him room, and brought into action his inferent force of character. He became one of the largest land owners in the county, at one time owned about 1500 acres, not all in this county. His home farm on section 32 and 33 and adjoining land land over the line in DeKalb County, contained about 700 acres, now making several farms divided among his children. Mrs Fee cooked and carried herself a dinner to the men employed in raising the first building ever erected in Hamilton. Nine children were born to them. Calvin; Clarind, wife of A. L. Nichols; Margaret R., wife of A. J. Carpenter; John; Ann, wife of L.T. Crain; William and Frank. Mr Fee died April 2, 1873.