Biography of A. N. Grant
Howard County, IN Biographies





A. N. GRANT was born in Butler County, Ohio, August 27, 1848, and was one of nine children. His father, John M., was a native of Ohio and of Scotch descent; his mother, Catharine Grant, came from Pennsylvania, and was of German parentage. John M. Grant moved to Carroll County, Ind., in 1851, locating in the dense forest, where not a tree had been cut, and there erected his cabin home. He experienced many of the privations of the early settler. His farm is located near Burlington, on which he has resided ever since, having cleared 400 acres of heavy timber; he now owns over 700 acres of well improved land, and is one of the leading farmers in his county. A. N. Grant assisted his father in clearing the land, going to school during the winters until he was fourteen years of age, when he joined the patriotic boys and enlisted in the spring of 1864, in Company D, One Hundred and Fifty fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private. He was honorably discharged in August, 1865. When he returned home, he worked on the farm and attended school during 1865-66, and each successive winter taught and attended school for nine years. In 1874-75, he was Superintendent of the Camden High School. In the winter of 1875-76, he attended the law school at Ann Arbor, where he graduated in the following spring. He was admitted to the bar in Carroll County and commenced the practice of law in Howard County, in the fall of 1876, when he became a resident of Kokomo. During 1880-81, he was in partnership with B. F. Harness, in law practice, and in an abstract office. He is an active member of the Republican party, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Grant is an enterprising citizen, and has been identified with all public enterprises of the city since he became a resident of it. He was married September 28,1876, to Miss Mary L. Darnel], of Greencastle, Ind. One daughter - Fern Etta - blesses this union. He is a member of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F., of the Masonic Order in the Blue Lodge, of the Knights of Pythias, of the United Order of Honor and Grand Army of the Republic.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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