HISTORY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, Published by L.H. Everts, Philadelphia, 1877,
Grant E. Farrand
Born September 25, 1863. Son of Phineas and Betsey (Kinne) Farrand who were natives of Naples, Ontario County, New York.
Grant was reared on a farm, remaining there with his brothers. They became stock raisers of large herds of registered short-horn cattle and DeLaine Sheep. They owned 800 acres along the banks of the St. Joseph River. Grant was married to Catheri ne Roy in 1893. She was from Constantine.
Their children were Phineas Roy; Ray McKinley; Theron Kitchel; Virgil Clark; and Walter Joseph. He was a Republican. Grant’s father came to Colon with his parents, when he was 17 years old. The parents purchased 90 acres of land in a virgin forest.