Robert Grant

Male1707–

Brief Life History of Robert

Robert Grant was born in 1707, in Connecticut, United States. He married Bethiah Reed in 1729, in New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Robert Grant
1707–
Bethiah Reed
1713–1774
Marriage: 1729

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  • Marriage
    1729New London, Connecticut, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1776

    Age 69

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 69

    """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."""""""

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 74

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    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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