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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN GRANT, one of Boon Township’s well-to-do farmers, is a native of England, born February 1, 1824, being the only child born to William and Sarah (Low) Grant. The mother dying in England, the father and son immigrated to the United States in 1837, locating in Vanderburg County, Ind., where Mr. Grant purchased a farm on which he resided until his death, which occurred in 1840. John remained on the farm, being the sole heir to the property, and February 24, 1842, wedded Mary Boyd, who was also a native of England. In 1847 he came to Warrick County, purchased a farm in Campbell Township, but in 1863 moved to an adjoining farm in Boon Township, where he has since resided. He is one of Warrick County’s best farmers, is enterprising and industrious, and the owner of 220 acres of good land, having besides this given a farm apiece to two children. He is a Republican. Himself and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he and wife have had born to them ten children, of whom the following are yet living: Ann, James, Sarah, Charles H., Hannah A., Mary Maria and Melissa J.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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