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James  Grant 

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1725 - 1800

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1730 - 1790
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James Grant
1756 - 11/4/1820
James Grant was born about 1756 somewhere in Virginia and died on November 4, 1820 in Chester County, South Carolina. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be 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. Sarah (1784-)
  3. John (1785 -4/5/1875)-married Harriet Allen
  4. James (1787-12/21/1872)-married Sarah Johnsey
  5. Phoebe (1790-)-married Joseph Johnsey
  6. Benjamin (1798-1880)
  7. Tabitha (1799-1870) - Married James (Rock) Grant, their descendants were known as the House of Rock
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THE GRANT FAMILY by Mrs. Amzi Neely Grant (August 1, 1935) says the first records of the Grant family in SC begin when James and John Grant (probably brothers) bought and sold land during their move from Virginia to the Chester County, SC area shortly before the Revolutionary War.

James and wife Dorcus, had two sons (James II and Benjamin) and four daughters (Polly, Pheobe, Sarah and Tabitha). Their son Benjamin (born between 1790-1800) married Lavina Williams and they had six sons and three daughters. Capt. Benjamin Andrew, their oldest son, named his first son Benjamin Andrew Jr.

Benjamin Andrew Grant Jr. married Sarah McAnulty and they had three sons (Francis Marion, W.C. "Callie", and Newton) and three daughters. The family moved to western Alabama in 1858 and later to Bascom, FL.
Military9/25/1775 Broad River , Charles Town SC  19 yrs old 
The following was found in the Chester Co., SC library: "To the Council of Safety in Charles Town. SC District between the Broad River and Catawba rivers as joining the new acquisition and Broad River September 25, 1775, we the subscribers hereto have in compliance with the Resolutions entered into Also instructions given by the Provencial Congress held in Charles Town on Sat, June 17, 1775, and for the purpose therein mentioned associated and formed ourselves into a Volunteer Company of horsemen and Whereas by an Election held at the house of Mr. Francis Kirkpatrick this day be us the subscribers we have duly elected and Chosen William GASTON to be our Captain, Thomas ROBINS our first and James Kirkpatrick our Second Lieutenants we therefore humbly pray you to grant and give our Commissions or appointments for those officers as chosen. David REED, Wm. BELL, James BELL, James REED, Wm. LOVE, Francis KIRKPATRICK, James Dougherty, Andrew WOODS, John LOVE, Jos. McCOOK, James ELLIOT, John GALLHER, James ROBINS, Jno. SADLER, Robt. ELLIOT, Joseph ROBINSON, Francis BAB, Robert KIRKPATRICK, Harrison BELL, Robt. LOVE, John GILLESPIE, Moses CHERY, (Name obliterated), James McCREON, Patrick DUFFY, John GRANT, John McCOOL, James GRANT, Clayton RODGERS. Endorsed: CAPTAIN FRANCIS KIRKPATRICK's Volunteer Company.  
Military9/25/1775 SC  19 yrs old 
He enlisted on Sept. 25th in the New Acquistion Militia under Capt. William Gaston's Rangers of SC.  Source:  South Carolina H&G , book II page 8
Census1/1/1790 SC (Chester County) 34 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 (Chester County) 44 yrs old 
James Grant- two Males 0-10; one Male 10-16; one Male 16-26; one male over 45; one Female 0-10; one Female 10-16; two Females 16-26;one Female over 45. 
Census1/1/1810 SC (Chester County) 54 yrs old 
James Grant - 1male (10-15),1 male (over 45), 1 female (under 10) 1 female(16-25) 1 female (over 45) 
Census1/1/1820 SC (Chester County) 64 yrs old 
James Grant- one Male 0-10; one Male over 45; one Female 0-10; two Females 26-45 
Graveyard/Tombstone11/4/1820 Armenia SC (Chester County) 64 yrs old 
Name: James L. Grant, Birth Date: 1755, Death Date: Nov. 4,1820,
Dorcus Grant, Birth: 1755, Death: Jan. 29, 1845,
Cemetery: Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during James Grant's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of James, his family, and friends. For example, James is 4 years old when 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".
13 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
21 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
27 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.
29 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
37 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
43 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
44 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
51 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
58 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
19 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.
20 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
44 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
55 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
56 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
26 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
27 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
32 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
4 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".
7 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
10 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
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
22 1778 Alliance between United States and France
31 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
37 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.
38 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
42 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
47 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
48 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
49 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
50 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
55 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
64 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
3 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
7 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
8 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.
11 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
23 1779 Spain declares war on England
24 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
27 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
31 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
32 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
33 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
36 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
37 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
39 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
40 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
41 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Dorcas Lee
Born about 1755 and died on January 29, 1845
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The Children of James Grant

Benjamin Andrew Grant
Born in Chester Co., South Carolina about 1798 and died in Chester Co., South Carolina on September 1, 1880. He was about 82 years old.

He and Lavinia had nine children:
  1. Benjamin Andrew
  2. James Henry (1818-1892)
  3. Coroline (1820-1900)
  4. Sarah (1822-1848)
  5. Cynthia (1824- ...
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