ISAAC GRAFTON, prominent among the pioneers of Jefferson county, was born in Westmoreland county, Penn., July 25, 1797. With his parents R. and F. Grafton, he came to Jefferson county in 1812 and settled in Island Creek township where they purchased 248 acres of wild land. His father was killed by lightning at the age of about sixty years. Isaac was a cooper by trade and followed that several years then engaging in the manufacture of woolens and in the saw mill business finally becoming a farmer. He was married in March 1823 to Jane McFarland who bore to him eight children. She died October 30, 1863 abd he March 6, 1881.
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