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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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DEACON SIMEON KELLOGG, of Granby, whose portrait* accompanies the present sketch, is an excellent representative of the intelligent and thrifty agriculturists of Hampshire County. He was born in this town on December 13, 1832. His father, David Kellogg, a native of Amherst, came to Granby when a young man, and here bought a tract of land, from which he improved a good homestead property. In his later years he conducted a country hotel in the village. He was twice married, his first wife, Almira Barton, being a native of this place. She died, leaving four children, namely: Walter B.; Holland David, who died in New York in 1858; Mary C.; and Almira M. His second wife, whose maiden name was Portia Preston, was born in Granby on February 24, 1801, and died here in 1849, surviving her many years, dying in 1864. Of the second union nine children were born, as follows: Norris Preston, who died at the age of fifty years; Chester, who died in Springfield in 1893; Simeon and an elder sister, Ellen, who makes her home with him; Henry, who married Carrie Bates, and resides in Detroit, Mich.; Mary, the wife of Dwight Preston, living at Elkhorn, Wis.; Eliza, a resident of Granby; Jennie Maria, who died in infancy; and Jennie M., second, wife of D. R. Barnes, of this town.

Simeon Kellogg obtained his education in the public schools, and on attaining his majority began the battle of life for himself. Going to the city of New York, he worked for ten years as clerk and cashier in a hotel, being in the employ of two different proprietors in that period, and at its expiration returning to the place of his nativity. It was in 1863 that he came to Granby at the urgent solicitation of his father, who gave him the old home farm if he would continue its management. The estate contains about one hundred acres, in whose care and improvement Mr. Kellogg has shown excellent judgment, and has been unusually successful.

Mr. Kellogg and Harriet Pease, a daughter of the late Peter Pease, a farmer of Granby, were married in 1868. Their union has been blessed by the birth of four children: Mary Eliza, Cora H., Effie L., and Edith J. All of these daughters are well educated, three being teachers in the public schools of Granby, and Effie L. assistant principal of the high school, Gorham, N.H. Mr. Kellogg is an energetic and capable business man, and is amply endowed with qualities which constitute him a useful and valued citizen. For many years he has been a member of the local Grange, and likewise of the Good Templars. He is a stanch adherent of the Republican party in politics; and both he and Mrs. Kellogg are active in religious matters, being faithful members of the Congregational church, of which he is senior Deacon.

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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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