Mary Charity Grant

Female1724–about 1818

Brief Life History of Mary Charity

When Mary Charity Grant was born in 1724, in Greenland, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Grant, was 23 and her mother, Susannah Foss, was 23. She married William Philbrook Sr. about 1744, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1818, in Islesboro, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 95.

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William Philbrook Sr.
Mary Charity Grant
Marriage: about 1744
James Philbrook
David Philbrook
Elizabeth Philbrook
Johnathan Philbrook
Capt. Joseph Philbrook
Abigail Phibrook
William Philbrook Jr.
Mary Philbrook

Sources (9)

  • Mary Grant, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • Mary in entry for James Philbrood, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Mary in entry for James Philbrood, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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  • Marriage
    about 1744Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 36

    Historical Boundaries: 1760: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1790: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States


    Age 52

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 52

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    Irish, English, and especially Scottish (of Norman origin): 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.

    English: from the rare Middle English (and Old English) personal name Grante or Grente.

    Irish: in Ireland this is usually the Norman Scottish name (see 1 above), but it was also adopted for Irish Mag Raighne, see Graney .

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

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