Benjamin B. Grafton


BENJAMIN B. GRAFTON, a son of Isaac and Jane (McFarland) Grafton, was born in Island Creek township, March 29, 1829. He received his education in the pioneer schools, and in youth began work as a farmer, at which he is still engaged. He is an enterprising and practical man, and has made life a success. In 1875 he invented a sled knee which is now in general use throughout the country, but not taking a patent upon it soon enough he has so far realized nothing from this contribution to the useful inventions of the age. August 21, 1851, Mr. Grafton was married to Sarah A., daughter of Hugh Hazlett, of whom mention is made elsewhere. To this union have been born ten children: Martha A., Mary J., Hugh H., Margery B., Ella R., Sarah N., William A., Harry A., Frank H., Lillie J., of whom Ella and Frank are deceased. He and wife and family are members of the United Presbyterian church of Steubenville. In politics, Mr. Grafton is a republican.

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