A.K. Grow, county recorder, was born in Courtland County, N.Y., in 1862[?]; removed to Washington County, Neb., in 1857; thence to Harrison County, Ia., in Nov., 1858, and settled in Boyer township and engaged in milling for three years; then built a mill which he ran until 1875, and sold to John & Wilson Williams. Was elected to his present office in 1876 on republican ticket. He married Eliza J. Baskin, a native of Pa. They have one son and six daughters.