Biography of Benjamin C. Scroxton
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Scroxton, Benjamin C., was born at Sackets Harbor, N. Y., December 25, 1851. He was educated in the public schools and learned the tinsrnith trade, and has been doing business on his own account for the past ten years, dealing in stoves, hardware, pumps, plumbing, job work, etc. In 1878 he married Hattie E. Boulton, and they had four children: Grace E., Mary I., Hattie (died in her seventh year) and Lucy I. (died in her second year). Mr. Scroxton is a member of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 135, F. & A. M., Sackets Harbor Chapter No. 68, R.A.M., Watertown Commandery No. 11, K. T., is master of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 185, and holds the office of principal sojourner in the Chapter. His father, John Scroxton, was born in Birmingham, England, in the year 1809; he ran away from home and enlisted in the British army, was in the Patriot war in Canada in 1837, was promoted first sergeant and bought his honorable discharge. He married Eliza Dillon of Canada, and after a time came to the United States, locating in Sackets Harbor. They had nine children: John, Thomas, Mary, Lucy, Joseph, Benjamin C. (as above), Holland, George and Edward C. Mr. Scroxton died July 13, 1866, and his widow survives at this date, 1897.

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