Benjamin Andrew Grant
|About Benjamin Andrew Grant|
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.
Benjamin Andrew Grant
1798 - 9/1/1880
He and Lavinia had nine children:
- Benjamin Andrew
- James Henry (1818-1892)
- Coroline (1820-1900)
- Cynthia (1824- )
- Neely Marion (1826-1907)
- Washington Gains (1830- )
- Jasper Newton (1831-1908)
- Calhoun McDuffie (1834-1908)
His descendants were known as the tribe of Benjamin.
|Census||1/1/1800 ||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. |
|Census||1/1/1810 ||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) |
|Census||1/1/1830 ||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.
|Census||10/31/1850 ||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).
|Other||1/1/1864 ||SC (Chester County) ||66 yrs old |
|Taxes - Benj. Grant Sr. of Chester Co. SC |
|Census||8/1/1870 ||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 |
|Other||9/1/1880 ||SC (Chester County) ||82 yrs old |
|The will of Benjamin Grant Sr. - Jas. H. Grant Sr. addim, book 3, page 277 -Sept. 1880 |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||9/1/1880 ||SC (Chester County) ||82 yrs old |
|Benjamin Grant (no date) - Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery |
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Benjamin, his family, and friends. For example, Benjamin is 5 years old when Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
||The Rosetta Stone was discovered
||The first battery was invented by Volta
||The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
||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.
||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.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
||About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
||South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
||Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
||The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
||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.
||Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
||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.
||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.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born about 1797 and died on August 4, 1873
|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.
Sarah Elizabeth (1839-1925)
- Francis Marion (1841-1935)
- Newton C. (1844- )
- Martha "Mattie" (1848- )
|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.
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:
- Unknown infant daughter,
- Unknown infant daughter,
- Andrew Calhoun (1/13/1857),
- George E...