Biography of George Grant
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Grant, George, Norfolk, was born in Norfolk June 28, 1841, being the first child born in the Grant Settlement. His father, James, was a son of Julius, a native of Massachusetts, who went to Canada when a young man and married Sarah Sikes of Canada, by whom he had six Sons and three daughters. They came in 1840 to Norfolk, where they lived and died. He was a British soldier in the war of 1812 and had it not been for a comrade would have lost his life while crossing the St. Lawrence river. He died May 18. 1864, aged seventy nine years, and his wife, February 22, 1863, aged seventy seven years. James Grant was born in Matilda, Canada, January 26, 1811, and was reared on a farm. He received but a limited education, but being a great reader, became a well informed man. He married Loana Rosinbarrager, a native of Williamsburg, Canada, horn May 24, 1816, and they had ten sons and three daughters, the older two born in Canada. James Grant, with three brothers, Andrew, Jacob and Julius, made settlements in Norfolk about 1840, in the part known as the Grant Settletneat. James died June 14, 1873 and his wife survives him in the town of Norfolk, being now seventy-seven years of age. George Grant was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. September 11, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, 60th N.Y Vol., serving two years and three months. He was in the battles of Chanceliorsville and Gettysburg and at the latter place lost his left arm. He has just visited the battlefield of Gettys burg it being the thirtieth anniversary of the battle. He has received a medal of honor for the part he took in that desperate fight. He married in December, 1869, Nettle M. Couch, a native of Martinsburg, Lewis county, and a daughter of Lorin and Eliza I. Couch, who settled in Norfolk in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Grant have had three children : Grace L., died March 25, 1890, aged nineteen years; Leslie L. is now at the age of thirteen years; Dora E. died March 10, 1885, aged two months and twenty one days. Mr. Grant owns a farm of 118 acres and keeps a dairy of eighteen cows. He is a Republican and has been inspector of elections for a number of years. He is a member of White Star Association, Patrons of Industry, of which he is president. He is also vice president of the St. Lawrence Association.

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