Biography of John Dennison Grenell
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Grenell, John Dennison, was born on the Keeler homestead, in Milton, where he now lives, September 27, 1840, a son of Alvie D. and Eliza (Keeler) GrenelL His father was a general merchant in Middlegrove, later cashier of a bank there. In 1840 he moved to the Keeler homestead, where he lived the remainder of his life, with the exception of one year spent in Orleans county, N. Y. He was a public spirited man and active in Rock City Falls M. E. church. John D. Grenell was educated in the commen schools of the town of Milton. He started in life for himself as a school teacher and taught his home school in 1862-63. In 1865 he purchased the old Keeler homestead of his father, where he now lives and follows general farming. He is an active worker in the M. E. church and has held most of the offices in the church. In 1864 he married Lydia, daughter of Hiram. and Delia (Hayward) Rogers, and their children are Alvie J., Edward A., Lillian and Florence (deceased).


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