Orrin Grout

ORRIN GROUT, farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Oregon; was born in Franklin Co., Vt., in 1829; his mother Orrilla Bennett, dying when Orrin as only 11 years old, he went then to live with an uncle, and with him remained until he reached the age of 21 years, after which, he worked for another uncle for four or five years; he emigrated to Dane Co., Wis., in 1855, and located on a farm in the town of Oregon; in 1859, he removed to the town of Dunn, and in 1861, bought his present farm of 121 acres.  Mr. Grout was Town Clerk for two years, member of the board for three terms, and Assessor one year.  He was married in November, 1858, to Malissa A., daughter of William and Fannie Chapin Comstock, a native of Oswego Co. N.Y, born in 1836, and came to Wisconsin with her parents in 1844; they have one daughter-Clara D.  Mrs. Grout is a member of the M.E. Church.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1205.

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