William Woodville Grant II

about 1834–before 1900 (Age 66)
Bullitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Woodville

When William Woodville Grant II was born about 1834, in Bullitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Woodville Grant I, was 35 and his mother, Martha Verlinda Whiteledge, was 35. He married Martha Ellen Thornberry on 18 September 1855, in Bullitt, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Fordsville, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died before 1900, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

William Woodville Grant II
Sarah F. Cunningham
Marriage: 1882
Lillian E Grant
Lillie E Grant
Earl Roscoe Grant
Willie Lee Grant
Dudley Elmore Grant
Ina E. Grant
Lizzie Grant
Sara Elizabeth Grant

Spouse and Children

Bullitt, Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    William Woodville Grant I


    Martha Verlinda Whiteledge




    Catherine Jane Grant


    Posey Overall Grant


    John Leewright Grant


    James W Grant


    Julia A. Grant


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 16

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 27

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William W Grant in household of Humphry Cardin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Grant, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm W Grant, "United States Census, 1860"

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