Surname: Grant

Slave Narrative of Annie Groves Scott

Person Interviewed: Annie Groves Scott Place of Birth: Lyonsville, South Carolina Date of Birth: March 18, 1845 Just before the war broke out I was fifteen year old and my mistress told me I was born March 18, 1845, at a little place she called Lyonsville, South Carolina. Maw (that’s all the name she ever called her mother) was born at Charlotte, N.C., and father was born at Lyonsville, same as me, and his name was Levi Grant, which changed to Groves when he was sold by Master Grant. That was when I was a baby and I wants to tell you about that on down the line. I had a brother name of Robert. How old my folks was I never know, but I know their folks come from Africa on a slave boat. One of my uncles who was done brought here from that place, and who was a slave boatman on the Savannah river, he never learned to talked plain, mostly just jabber like the Negroes done when they first get here. Maw told about how the white people fool the Negroes onto the slave boat; how the boatmen would build pens on the shore and put red pieces of cloth in the pens and the fool Negroes would tear the pen down almost getting them ownselves after the cloth and then getting caught. Then they...

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Genealogy of the Cherokee Grant Family

Instructions on how to interpret this information 11 Ludovic Grant. Al 1112 Grant. William Emory. 111213 Mary Emory. Rim Fawling and Ezekial Buffington. A2 2 Elizabeth Emory Robert Due and John Rogers. OK 3 Susannah Emory John Stuart, Richard Fields and Joseph Martin. 11121314 John Fawling. Nannie Vann. A4 2 William Emory _________ OK 3 Samuel Martin. Catherine Hildebrand, Charlotte Wickett _________ 4 Elizabeth Buffington. David McLaughlin and Jeremiah C. Towers 5 Susannah Buffington. Jeffrey Beck and Surry Eaton 6 Annie Buffington. * James Daniel 7 Ellis Buffington Catherine Daniel and Lydia Snow nee Wright 8 Mary Buffington. James Daniel 9 Thomas Buffington Mary Daniel 11122314 Jennie Due. John Rogers A6 2  Mary Buffington. David Gentry A5 A1. Ludovic Grant, who was said to have been a Scotchman, in a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, South Carolina probate court in the book of “1754-1 758′ in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756 says “It is about thirty years since I went into the Cherokee Country when I have resided ever since “I speak their language.” He married a full blood Cherokee woman of the Long Hair clan. He was among the Cherokees a the same time that Christian Priber and James Adair was in the nation Grant’s half breed daughter married William Emory, an Englishman. A2. Rim Fawling, Ezekial Buffington, Robert Due and John Rogers...

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Slave Narrative of Barney Stone

Interviewer: Robert C. Irvin Person Interviewed: Barney Stone Location: Noblesville, Indiana Place of Birth: Spencer County, Kentucky Date of Birth: May 17, 1847 Age: 91 (about) Robert C. Irvin District #2 Noblesville, Ind. EX-SLAVE, LIFE STORY OF BARNEY STONE, FORMER SLAVE, HAMILTON CO. This is the life story of Barney Stone, a highly respected colored gentleman of Noblesville, Hamilton County seat. Mr. Stone is near nintey-one years old, is in sound physical condition and still has a remarkable memory. He was a slave in the state of Kentucky for more than sixteen years and a soldier in the Union army for nearly two years. He educated himself and taught school to colored children four years following the Civil War. He studied in 1868, and has been a preacher in the Colored Baptist Faith for sixty nine years, having been instrumental in the building of seven churches in that time. Mr. Stone joined the K. of P. Lodge, the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodge and is still a member of the latter. This fine old colored man has always worked hard for the uplift and advancement of the colored race and has accomplished much in this effort in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. He, together with his preaching of the gospel, and his lecturing, has followed farming. He now has a field of sweet corn and a fine, large...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Grant

Grant, Edward, Middlebury, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, on March 14, 1810. His parents were Dennis and Martha Dallis. The family on both sides were of Scotch origin. Edward Grant came to America in the spring of 1847, when he came direct to Middlebury village, and remained there six years. He was a weaver by trade, and was employed in the cottonmill there. He was a resident of Burlington for two and one-half years, where he was employed as watchman for the R. & B. R. R. He then went to Leicester, where he engaged in the lime business for six years, after which lie removed to Ripton, where he remained five and one-half years, and engaged in lumbering and farming, and in 1867 he removed to East Middlebury, where he purchased his place of fifty acres, on which he now resides. He was married in 1830 to Hannah McAuley; she died on November 14, 1881. They had a family of nine children born to them, six of whom are now living — Martha (now Mrs. John Markham, of Leicester Junction), Nancy (now Mrs. Charles Turner, of Brandon, Vt.), Lucy (now Mrs. Daniel Cragon, of Ripton, Vt.), Henry F. (who is now engaged in the lumber business, and who is a well-known resident of Middlebury; he was married on October 11, 1883, to Mary E. Clark, a daughter...

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Biographical Sketch of G. O. Grant

Grant, G. 0. (See Grant, Halfbreed and Duncan)—George Owen, son of Edward and Susannah (Paden) Grant born December 25, 1883, graduated from Male Seminary May 28, 1902. Married Dec. 30, 1906, Lillie May, daughter of Jeter Lynch and Kezia (Moore) Cunningham, born May 23, 1879. They are the parents of: Owen C. Grant, born September 25, 1910; Kezia Elizabeth Grant, born September 28, 1914; Victor Monnet Grant, born Feb. 26, 1917. George Owen Grant was elected Register of Deeds of Adair County in 1910. Gradu­ated from the Law Department of the Uni­versity of Oklahoma in June 1914. Elected County Attorney of Adair County 1918 and 1920 Delegate to Republican National Convention at Chicago 1916 and...

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Biography of James A. Grant, M. D.

James Alexander Grant, one of the most eminent physicians and surgeons in the Dominion, was born in Inverness-shire Scotland, August 8th, 1830. He is son of Dr. James Grant, of Edinburgh, many years a prominent surgeon in Glengarry, Ontario, and a grandson of James Grant, Esq., author of “Essays on the Origin of Society” and Thoughts on the Origin and Descent of the Gael.” Soon after the publication of the latter work, the author was presented with a large silver vase, with the following inscription: “Voted by the Highland Society of Scotland to James Grant, Esq., of Corrimony, Advocate, as a testimony of his treatise on the Origin and Descent of the Gael, 1819.” This work was a prize essay, with all Scotland to compete with, and the vase, which is in the possession of the grandson, is no doubt very highly prized. When the grandfather died in 1835, he was called “the father of the Scottish Bar.” The mother of our subject was Jane Ord, a Highlander, who brought him to this country in her arms, when he was about a year old, the family settling at Martintown, in the county of Glengarry, Ont. Dr. Grant was educated in the arts at Queen’s College, Kingston, and in medicine at McGill College, Montreal, there also receiving his degree of M. D. in 1854. He settled in Ottawa, and in...

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Slave Narrative of Julia Cole

Interviewer: Corry Fowler Person Interviewed: Julia Cole Location: Athens, Georgia A knock on the door of the comfortable little frame house which Julia Cole shares with her daughter, Rosa, brought the response, “Who dat?” Soon Rosa appeared. “Come in Honey and have a cheer,” was her greeting and she added that Julia had “stepped across de street to visit ’round a little.” Soon the neighborhood was echoing and reverberating as the call, “Tell Aunt Julia somebody wants to see her at her house,” was repeated from cabin to cabin. A few moments later Julia walked in. Yellowish gingercake in color, and of rather dumpy figure, she presented a clean, neat appearance. She and her daughter, who cooks for a dentist’s family, take much pride in their attractively furnished home. Julia was of pleasant manner and seemed anxious to tell all that she could. It is doubtful if Rosa made much progress with her ironing in an adjoining room, for every few minutes she came to the door to remind her mother of some incident that she had heard her tell before. Julia began her story by saying: “I was born in Monroe, Georgia and b’longed to Marster John Grant. My Mamma was Mittie Johnson, and she died de year ‘fore de war ended. I don’t ‘member my Pa. Mamma had four chillun. Richard and Thomas Grant was my brothers,...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Grant

Grant, Frank M.; electrical contractor; born, Clinton, Ia., Sept. 24, 1868; son of William B. and Sue M. Ball Grant; common country school and two years in High School, Frederickstown, O.; married, Frederickstown, O., July 6, 1892, Cora J. Young; two children, Raymund and Lucille; one of the drafters of the present City Electrical Code; came to Ohio when five years old; spent first twenty years on a farm; five years as teacher of common schools; one year as freight clerk in R. R. office at Columbus, O.; also traveling shoe salesman one year for Columbus shoe house; two years with Citizens Telephone Co., Columbus; then in the employ of Erner-Hopkins, electrical construction, Sept. 8, 1901, came to Cleveland and entered the employ of J. A. Erner, as wireman; formed partnership with W. C. Harrington, Jan. 2, 1907, under the firm name of Harrington & Grant; sec’y and treas. of the Company; charter member, ex-treas. and past grand Anchor Lodge, No. 908, I. 0. 0. F.; member Modern Woodmen; trustee Cleveland Chapter, Sons of Jove; Builders Exchange, sec’y Cleveland Branch, National Electrical Contractors Ass’n. Recreations: Attending Conventions and Short Hunting...

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Grant, Kenneth Huston – Obituary

Kenneth Huston Grant, 86, of Richland died March 14, 2005, at his home. At his request, there will be no services. Mr. Grant was born July 10, 1918, at Harlan, Ore., to Huston A. Grant and Mabelle Adella (Allison) Grant. He was raised in Newport and Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army throughout World War II, and was married to Mary Ellen Hammond at Fort Stevens, Wash., on April 2, 1943. After the war, he and his family settled in Richland in 1945, and operated a ranch in Eagle Valley until a few years ago. After the death of his first wife in 1996, he married Madge Stevensen in 1998. Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Madge, of Richland; his son, James, of Challis, Idaho, sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Jeanette Grant of Lakeview and Robert and Susan Grant of Baker City; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joseph Pirone of Buckley, Wash.; stepchildren and their families; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister, Elinor Lermon of Salem; sister-in-law, Lola Grant of Corvallis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his son, Michael; and his brother, Winston. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 25, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Ponca Tribe

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of the tribe is the same as that of the other tribes of the group, and, after the first separation, is identical with that, of the Omaha. After the migration of the combined body to the mouth of Osage river the first division of the Omaha...

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Biographical Sketch of Dow Grant

Dow Grant settled in Elmore as early as 1812, locating a little south of the center of the town, upon the farm now owned by Henry Vizant. Here he resided until his death, and reared a family of four sons and three...

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