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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Review Volume of Biographical Sketches of The Leading Citizens of Hampshire County, Massachusetts published by Biographical Review Publishing Company in 1896.  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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CHARLES HERBERT KELLOGG, junior member of the firm of Daniels & Kellogg, grocers, of Northampton, was born in 1858 in the town of Hadley, son of Benjamin A. and Sarah (Moody) Kellogg. Benjamin A. Kellogg, now a resident of Northampton, was born in Hadley in 1832, son of Charles Austin Kellogg, also a native of Hadley, who was born in 1803. Charles Austin Kellogg was a very prominent man of that town, in which he spent his entire life of fourscore years, being a prosperous farmer, a leader in public affairs, and an adherent of the Democratic party. He married Maria Augusta Cook, who died at the good old age of seventy-five years. The maternal grandfather of Mr. Kellogg, Alvin Moody, was also an influential citizen of this county, belonging to one of the oldest of the South Hadley families.

Charles H. Kellogg was given every opportunity for obtaining a substantial education, being a regular attendant at school until his eighteenth year. At this time he was suspended from school privileges on account of the misdemeanor of another pupil. He subsequently served an apprenticeship at plumbing in Northampton, and worked at that trade for four years. He then entered the employment of Allan Clark and J. A. Ross as clerk in their grocery store, where he remained for seven years. At the end of that time, being familiar with the details of the business, he formed a partnership with Charles A. Daniels for carrying on a similar business, and bought out the firm of C. H. Boyden, since which he has been prominently identified with the mercantile interests of this city.

Mr. Kellogg was united in marriage November 9, 1888, with Miss Ada M. Day, of this city, a graduate of the high school and the daughter of Luke Day, a prominent city official. Since their union they had one child, Mabel, who died in 1893, thirty-two months old. In all the walks of life Mr. Kellogg is esteemed by all who know him as an able and upright business man, a devoted husband, a kind neighbor, and a loyal friend. He is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is a Master Mason. In politics he is a Republican, uniformly casting his vote for the candidates of that party.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the Biographical Review Volume of Biographical Sketches of The Leading Citizens of Hampshire County, Massachusetts published in 1896. 

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