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Amzi Neely Grant 

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James Henry Grant
6/6/1818 - 11/18/1892

Elizabeth H. Pressly
1820 - 1920
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Amzi Neely Grant
8/1/1855 - 4/25/1939
(Shown at age 65)
Amzi Neely Grant was born on August 1, 1855 in Chester, South Carolina and died on April 25, 1939 in Chester, South Carolina. He lived to be 83 years old.

Married Elizabeth Geneva.

Children: John Aubrey Grant (1896-1984)

After the death of Elizabeth, Amzi married Marie Louise Olds (7/27/1880)Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio - (11/14/1960) Hickory, NC.
Census6/19/1860 SC (Chester County) 4 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #211: Jas He Grant (age 41), Eliza H. (age 40), Benj A. (20), James W. (16), Leander H. (13), Lafayette (10), Amizi N. (5), Thomas H. (3). James Henry is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $2,000 and personal estate $2,200. All were born in SC. The 16 and 10 year old have been attending school. James and Dorcas Grant (ages 60 and 50), are their neighbors. 
Census8/1/1870 Township of Baton Rouge SC (Chester County) 15 yrs old 
Recorded as family dwelling #100: John Grant (age 79) and Ester Grant (age 20). A. Issac Grant (age 82) and Elizabeth Grant (age 80). James (25), L. Henry (22), L. Tayler (27, male), Amei Neely (15), and Thomas (age 13). The family of John Grant (age 45) and Maria (40) are living next door. Issac is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $2,000. All can read and write. 
Census1/23/1920 Baton Rouge SC (Chester County) 64 yrs old 
Recorded as family #157: A Neeley Grant (age 64), Marie A ( wife, age 36), Emma Louise (daughter, 4 yrs 4 months), Mahalley (son, 21). Neeley and his parents were born in SC. Marie and her parents were born in Ohio. The children were born in SC. Emma's mother was born in Ohio while Mahalley's mother was born in SC. The family owns their home which is free of a mortgage. Neely and Marie can read and write. Neely is a farmer working a general farm. The family of Samuel L. (31) and Juanita (30 Grant are their neighbors.  
Census4/9/1930 Chester SC (Chester County) 74 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling/family #160, #120, #129: Amzi N. Grant (age 74), Marie (wife, age 49), Emma L. (daughter, age 14). They are renting their home for $10 a month and do not live on a farm. Amzi and Emma were born in SC while Marie was born in Ohio (as were her parents). Amzi is not employed and Marie is working as a dress maker.  
Other4/25/1939 SC (Chester County) 83 yrs old 
South Carolina Death Index, Certificate #4758: Amzi N. Grant, age 83, born 1856, died in Chester County SC on April 25, 1939. He was a white male. 

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1 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
4 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
10 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
14 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
22 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
24 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
34 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
40 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
42 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
45 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
45 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
46 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
47 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
48 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
49 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
51 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
51 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
51 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
57 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
58 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
59 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
68 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
68 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
69 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
71 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
72 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
73 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
81 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
83 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
6 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
7 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
30 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
53 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
57 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
58 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
62 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
64 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
83 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
84 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
5 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
13 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
5 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
7 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
8 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
10 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
13 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
20 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
21 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
54 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
55 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
72 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
74 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
75 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
77 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
78 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
79 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
79 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
80 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
84 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
54 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
59 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
62 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
64 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
65 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
83 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
84 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
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Amzi and Elizabeth
Amzi and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Grant
Born on December 29, 1860 and died on January 30, 1911
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