Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
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Subject:George W. Grant b.1836 son of Benjamin & Lucy (Smith) Grant
Post Date:February 28, 2004 at 04:26:44
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 710, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"GEORGE W. GRANT was born in Sullivan County, New York, August 18, 1836, the third of four children of BENJAMIN F. and LUCY (SMITH) GRANT, natives respectively of New York and Connecticut, and both of scotch descent. BENJAMIN F. GRANT was a farmer, and was married in New York. In the winter of 1836, he came with his family to Liberty Township, White County, Indiana, entered about 200 acres of land and engaged in farming and stock-rearing. In 1838, he removed to this township, bought land, and here farmed until his death, in September, 1841. He was a Justice of the Peace at an early day, was one of the organizers of White County, and was one of the Commissioners who located Monticello as the seat of justice thereof, and named it after the county seat of his old home in York State. Both he and wife were members of the Baptist Church, and after her husband's death MRS. GRANT, who was reduced in circumstances by a depreciation in the value of live stock, supported her family by working at the loom and by teaching. She taught her first term in this township, in her own house, during the winter of 1841-42, and was one of the earliest teachers in Indian Creek Township. She died in White County, March 9, 1869. GEORGE W. GRANT was fairly educated, and has taught school in White and Carroll Counties. Between the ages of seven and seventeen, he helped to support the family, and then in 1853, began working out by the month. About 1860, he began selling trees for a nursery at Sidney, Ohio, and in 1869, started the Indian Creek Nursery, near the mouth of the creek of that name. In 1872, he bought eighteen acres, which he has since increased to forty-three, and which he has converted into a fruit-tree nursery. He also owns a nursery near Monticello, which he started in 1879. He was married, March 28, 1867, to CARTES S. HANAWALT, a native of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, who has borne him six children, four now living. MR. GRANT is a Mason and a Republican, and MRS. GRANT is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."