H.P. Benton, son of Eben Benton, was born in Franklin, Cattaraugus county, in 1830.  He moved with his father to Livonia , Livingston county, at the age of four, and from there to Oramel in 1852, where he was engaged in lumbering five years.  He then engaged in the drug trade at the same place till 1864, when he removed to Andover and continued in the same business till 1875, when he retired on account of poor health.  He served one year as town clerk of Andover .  In 1860 he was married to Hannah B. Spaulding, of North Canaan , Litchfield county, Conn.

Above from 1879 Allegany County History, BEERS.



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from: Andover News; Andover NY; November 16, 1898

submitted by William A. Greene