Biography of Joseph Benton
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Benton, Joseph, Heuvelton, father of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Vermont, where the Benton family lived for many years. He came to St. Lawrence county in 1842, and located at Canton, when his son was a child, and engaged in contracting and building. He also owned the saw mills near the brick shops, and afterward purchased a farm. He raised a family of ten children, eight of whom arc living. S. S. Benton was born in Vermont, October 14, 1838. After leaving the farm he taught school for twenty nine terms, after which he engaged in mercantile business, with which he is yet identified, owing a general grocery establishment in Heuvelton.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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