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Grant, James Benton (02 January 1848–01 November 1911), metallurgist and governor of Colorado, was born in Russell County, Alabama, the son of Thomas McDonough Grant, a physician and owner of a plantation on the Chattahoochee River, and Mary Jane Benton. Both of his parents were natives of Halifax County, North Carolina. Grant’s grandfather was a member of the Highland clan of Grants who, after having fought in the Battle of Culloden, were transported as rebellious subjects to North Carolina in 1746. Grant’s father Thomas, after receiving an education in medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, South Carolina, migrated to Alabama to practice medicine and farm. Meanwhile, Grant’s uncle, James Grant, who would play an important role in his life, migrated to frontier Chicago, Illinois, where he began practicing law in 1833....