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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...for nearly forty years,
during which his labors have been indefatigable and productive, so
that he has contributed much to the high prestige enjoyed by the
college in which his interests have so long been centered. He is a
native son of Portage county, within whose borders Hiram College is
located, and in both the paternal and maternal lines stands as a
scion of stanch pioneer stock in the I/Vestern Reserve, as well as
representative of families founded in America in the early colonial
epoch of our national history, as the context of this article will
duly reveal. Professor Colton was born in Nelson township, Portage
county, Ohio, on October 10, 1848. and is a son of John B. and Mary
L. (Tilden) Colton. John Beldon Colton was born at Cornwall,
Litchfield county, Connecticut, on November 27, 1811, and was a son
of Theron and Elizabeth (Clark) Colton, the former of whom was born
in Hartford county, Connecticut, in 1773, and the latter of whom
was likewise a native of Connecticut. In 1815, when John B. Colton
was about three years of age, his parents removed from the Nutmeg
state to its famous Western Reserve in Ohio and settled in Nelson
township, Portage county, where they were numbered among the early
families to establish there a permanent abiding place. The father,
who was a blacksmith by trade, secured eighty acres of heavily
timbered land, to whose reclamation he devoted himself, the while
maintaining a blacksmith shop on his pioneer farm and doing a large
amount of work for the early settlers, including the manufacture of
wagons and various farm implements. He was prominently identified
with the early history of Nelson township, where both he and his
wife continued to reside until their death. Theron Colton was born
in Granby, ..
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