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Grant, Edward, Middlebury, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, on March 14, 1810. His parents were Dennis and Martha Dallis. The family on both sides were of Scotch origin. Edward Grant came to America in the spring of 1847, when he came direct to Middlebury village, and remained there six years. He was a weaver by trade, and was employed in the cottonmill there. He was a resident of Burlington for two and one-half years, where he was employed as watchman for the R. & B. R. R. He then went to Leicester, where he engaged in the lime business for six years, after which lie removed to Ripton, where he remained five and one-half years, and engaged in lumbering and farming, and in 1867 he removed to East Middlebury, where he purchased his place of fifty acres, on which he now resides. He was married in 1830 to Hannah McAuley; she died on November 14, 1881. They had a family of nine children born to them, six of whom are now living — Martha (now Mrs. John Markham, of Leicester Junction), Nancy (now Mrs. Charles Turner, of Brandon, Vt.), Lucy (now Mrs. Daniel Cragon, of Ripton, Vt.), Henry F. (who is now engaged in the lumber business, and who is a well-known resident of Middlebury; he was married on October 11, 1883, to Mary E. Clark, a daughter of Ira Clark, of Middlebury, Vt.), Rachel J. (now Mrs. George J. Hodges, of Ripton, Vt.), John A. (who is associated in the lumber and saw-mill business with his brother – is doing an extensive business ; has been highway commissioner, and is a prosperous and enterprising young man).

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