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Benjamin Andrew Grant 

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1756 - 11/4/1820

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1755 - 1/29/1845
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Benjamin Andrew Grant
1798 - 9/1/1880
Benjamin Andrew Grant was born about 1798 in Chester Co., South Carolina and died on September 1, 1880 in Chester Co., South Carolina. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be 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- )
  6. Neely Marion (1826-1907)
  7. Washington Gains (1830- )
  8. Jasper Newton (1831-1908)
  9. Calhoun McDuffie (1834-1908)

His descendants were known as the tribe of Benjamin.
Census1/1/1800 SC (Chester County) 2 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) 12 yrs old 
James Grant - 1male (10-15),1 male (over 45), 1 female (under 10) 1 female(16-25) 1 female (over 45) 
Census1/1/1830 SC (Chester County) 32 yrs old 
Pg 317-Ben Grant -one male -(under 5), two males-(10 thru 14), two males - (15 thru 19), one male - (30 thru 39), one females - (Under 5), two females - (5 thru 9), one females - (10 thru 14), one females - (30 thru 39)

next door - Phoebe Grant
James Grant Jr. 
Census10/31/1850 SC (Chester County) 52 yrs old 
Recorded as family #1237: Benjamin Grant (age 52), Levina (female, age 53), Sintha J. (female, age 26), Calhoun (male, age 16), and Washington G. (male, age 15). Benjamin is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $1,800. All were born in SC.

son, James H. Grant (age 32) and his wife Elizabeth (age 30), are living next door. Their children are Andrew (8), Jasper W. (6), Harris (4) and Taylor (1). 
Other1/1/1864 SC (Chester County) 66 yrs old 
Taxes - Benj. Grant Sr. of Chester Co. SC 
Census8/1/1870 Baton Rouge SC (Chester County) 72 yrs old 
Benj. J. Grand (age 73), Lavina Grand (74) Chintha Grand (46). Benjamin is a farmer, his estate is valued at $2238 and personal at $662  
Other9/1/1880 SC (Chester County) 82 yrs old 
The will of Benjamin Grant Sr. - Jas. H. Grant Sr. addim, book 3, page 277 -Sept. 1880 
Graveyard/Tombstone9/1/1880 SC (Chester County) 82 yrs old 
Benjamin Grant (no date) - Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery 

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1 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
2 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
9 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
16 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
32 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
41 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
46 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
55 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
58 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
61 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
67 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
71 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
79 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
81 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
2 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
13 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.
14 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.
30 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
36 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
63 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
64 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
62 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
70 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
5 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
6 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
7 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.
8 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
13 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.
22 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.
32 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
37 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
39 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
42 1840 Oregon Trail is established
44 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
57 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
62 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
64 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
65 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
67 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
70 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
77 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
78 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
35 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Lavinia Williams
Born about 1797 and died on August 4, 1873
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The Children of Benjamin Andrew Grant

75 years old
Benjamin Andrew Grant Jr.
Born in Chester County, South Carolina on June 16, 1815 and died in Bascom, Florida on July 12, 1893. He was 78 years old.

He had seven children with wife Sarah.
  1. Sarah Elizabeth (1839-1925)
  2. Francis Marion (1841-1935)
  3. Newton C. (1844- )
  4. Martha "Mattie" (1848- )
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James Henry Grant
Born in Chester County, South Carolina on June 6, 1818 and died in an unknown location on November 18, 1892. He was 74 years old.

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46 years old
Calhoun McDuffie Grant
Born in Chester Co., South Carolina on February 9, 1834 and died in an unknown location on September 24, 1908. He was 74 years old.

He had eleven children with Sarah:
  1. Benjamin,
  2. Unknown infant daughter,
  3. Unknown infant daughter,
  4. Andrew Calhoun (1/13/1857),
  5. George E...
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