Amelia Grant

about 1851–
Damascus, Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Grant was born about 1851, in Damascus, Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, Isaac Allen Grant, was 34 and her mother, Nancy W Wilson, was 26. She married David Baker Hand about 1870, in Damascus, Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

David Baker Hand
1852–1922
Amelia Grant
1851–
Marriage: about 1870
Sarah Ann Luvicia Hand
1874–1945
Laura Jane Hand
1874–1941
Florence Hand
1875–
Thos A. Hand
1876–1964
Bud Hand
1878–

Spouse and Children

    David Baker Hand

    Male1852–1922Male

    Female1851–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1870
Damascus, Washington, Virginia, United States
children

(5)

    Female1874–1945Female

    Female1874–1941Female

    Florence Hand

    Female1875–Female

    Thos A. Hand

    Male1876–1964Male

    Bud Hand

    Male1878–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Allen Grant

    Male1817–1892Male

    Nancy W Wilson

    Female1825–1880Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1849–1912Male

    Hannah Jane Grant

    Female1849–Female

    Female1851–Female

    Milton Grant

    Male1853–1861Male

    Sarah Grant

    Female1854–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 10

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Milley Grant in household of Allen Grant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amelia Grant in household of Isaac A Grant, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Milly Grant in household of Isaac A Grant, "United States Census, 1880"

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