From Chapman's History of Washtenaw Co. 1881 p. 1450 in section titled "The following are residents of Northfield tp."
Hascal Laraway, agriculturist, was born in Senaca Co. N.Y., Oct. 31, 1822. His parents, Jonas and Sarah Laraway, emigrated to this county in 1829, locating in Salem tp., where the former died in September, 1863. Mrs. Laraway still survives. Hascal came to Northfield tp. in 1865. He has been a farmer through life, with the exception of 15 years spent at the carpenter's trade. He was married Feb. 17, 1856, to Sylvia Leland, who was born in this township October 24, 1834 and a daughter of Joshua G. and Nancy Leland. Of the 5 children born to this union, 3 are living --Guy, Joshua G. and Grace. Mr. L. owns 254 acres of good land, 134 of which are in Northfield tp. Mr. Laraway and wife are members of the M.E. Church.
A copy of this book is available at the U of Mich Library and the GSWC, Geneological Society of Washtenaw County. The GSWC is in the Family History Center; (The Morman Church) in Saline.