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John Grant
1725 - 1800
John Grant was born about 1725 in Perthshire, Scotland and died about 1800 in Chester County, South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 75 years old.

  1. John (1/30/1755 NC-)
  2. James (1756)
Other1/1/1753 MD  28 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Grant.  Culloden Prisoner list -In 1747 another shipload of Jacobites taken in the Rebellion of 45 were sent over to Maryland in the ship Johnson of Liverpool, and arrived at the port of Oxford July 20, 1747. Their names are recorded on a worm-eaten, certified list preserved among the records of Annapolis. Among those named are: John Grant, James Allen, Alexander Buchanan, Thomas Claperton, Charles Davidson, Thomas Ross, John Gray, Patrick Murray, William Melvil, William Murdock, James Mill, Peter Duddoch, Naile (? Neill) Robertson, John Macnabb, Hugh Maclean, Roderick Macferrist, Sanders Walker, Gilbert Maccallum, John Arbuthnot, etc. (Seharf, v. 1, p 435).  Source:
Military1/1/1775 SC  50 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Grant.  Name:John F. Grant, Military Place:South Carolina, State or Army Served: Continental Troops, Rank: Captain and Lieutenant 
Census1/1/1790 SC (Chester County) 65 yrs old 
Name: Jno Grant - two males (Under 16), 0ne male - (16 and over), one - Female.
(note: On the same page is Joshua Brown) 
Census1/1/1800 SC (Fairfield County) 75 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Grant.  Page 217-name: John Grant Sr.- one male - (Under 10), one male -(10 thru 15), one male - (45 and over), three females - (Under 10), one female - (10 thru 15), one female - (16 thru 25), one females - (45 and over).
next Name: Randolph Grant - one male - (16 thru 25), two males -( Under 10), one female - (16 thru 25).
(note: On the same page is Joshua Brown) 

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27 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
44 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
52 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
58 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
60 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
68 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
74 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
75 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
24 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
50 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
51 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
75 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
14 1739 "Stono's Rebellion" - insurrection of slaves on Stono River plantations.
30 1755 Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
57 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
58 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
63 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
5 1730 Map of US Colonies
7 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
22 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
25 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
35 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
38 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
41 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
48 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
49 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
50 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
51 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
53 1778 Alliance between United States and France
62 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
68 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
69 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
73 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
13 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
18 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
23 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
31 1756 Seven Year's War begins
34 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
38 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
39 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
42 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
54 1779 Spain declares war on England
55 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
58 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
62 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
63 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
64 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
67 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
68 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
70 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
71 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
72 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Tabitha Ann Dobey
Born about 1730 and died about 1790
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James Grant
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1756 and died in Chester County, South Carolina on November 4, 1820. He was about 64 years old.

James and brother, John were members of Capt. Francis Kirkpatrick's company of volunteer horsemen. James married Dorcus and they had six children:
  1. Mary "Polly" (1783-4/8/1868)
  2. ...
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