Biography of Knowlton Benton
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Benton, Knowlton, Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, September 15, 1858, His father was Elihu Benton, a native of Stockholm, and son of Warham Benton, a native of Connecticut, born May 4, 1781. Warham Benton when a young man went to Vermont, and there married Sarah Smith, a native of that State, and had two Sons and one daughter. About 1813 Mr. Benton settled on a farm in Stockholm, where he remained a short time and then went on the farm now owned by subject. Mr. Benton and wife were members of the M. E. church, He died July 25, 1874, and his wife in 1869. Elihu Benton was born in Stockholm. March 4, 1822, reared on a farm and educated in the public schools. He followed farming, and owned 300 acres, Mr. Benton was twice married, first June 6, 1848, to Fannie Perkins, by whom he had one daughter, Fannie. Mrs. Benton died October 27, 1851, and March 25, 1856, Mr. Benton married Mary A. Arquit, a native of St. Lawrence county, one of eight children of Michael and Melinda (Chubb) Arquit, of Canada and Vermont respectively. Mr. Arquit died in Stockholm July 18, 1875, and his wife in Dickerson in 1849. Mr. Benton and wife had two children Knowlton E. and Elon W. Mr. Benton died June 12, 1868. Mrs. Benton married for her second husband Amos Chibb, a native of Lawrence, N, Y. Mr. Chubb was a farmer and miner. He spent eighteen years in California, and died January 9, 1881, Mr. Chubb and wife had one daughter, Agnes M., who married August 2, 1893, Frank Benjamin, of Stockholm. Knowlton Benton was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools. He is a general farmer and dairyman, and owns 300 acres of land. Mr. Benton has been twice married, January 16, 1878, to Kate Gary, by whom he had two sons: George S., born June 13, 1878, and Carlton G., born September 14, 1880. Mrs. Benton died October 10, 1880, and May 2, 1888, Mr. Benton married Eva M. Fuller, a daughter of John and Justina (Perry) Fuller. Mr. Benton had two sons by his second wife, Gerald F., born August 10, 1889, and B. Lloyd, born April 9, 1891. Mr. Benton is a P. of I., Riverside Lodge, No. 166, and he and family attend and support the M. B. church,

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