Biography of Nelson J. Grant
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Grant, Nelson J., Norfolk, was born in Norfolk January 11, 1872. His father was Jacob, a son of Julius Grant. Jacob was born in 1815 in Matilda, Canada, was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He came to Norfolk in 1840 and settled on a farm now owned by his five sons. Mr. Grant owned 450 acres of land, In 1852 he married Malvina Carpenter, a native of Vermont and daughter of Jesse Carpenter. Mr. and Mrs. Grant had five sons and five daughters: William, H, D., Albert R., Edward A., Calvin D. and Edith E. now living. Mrs. Grant was a member of the M. E. church, which her family also attended and supported. Mr. Grant died in 1882 and his wife in 1873. Nelson J. was reared on the farm he now occupies and received his education in the common schools. He engaged in farming and has since followed that occupation. He and his brother, Albert R., own about 125 acres of the homestead. Mr. Grant is a Prohibitionist.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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