Jedediah Morgan Grant

Brief Life History of Jedediah Morgan

When Jedediah Morgan Grant was born on 21 February 1816, in Windsor, Windsor, Broome, New York, United States, his father, Joshua Grant III, was 37 and his mother, Athalia Nan Howard, was 29. He married Caroline Van Dyke on 3 July 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. In 1851, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as mayor of salt lake city from 1851 to 1856. He died on 1 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jedediah Morgan Grant
1816–1856
Rosetta Robison
1833–1873
Marriage: 11 February 1849
Jedediah Morgan Grant
1853–1933
Rosetta Henrietta Grant
1855–1915

Sources (54)

  • Jedediah M Grant, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Birth info - Grant, Jedediah M - Utah FamilySearch Early Church Information 1830-1900, Gordon, Johanna Image 4385 of 5198
  • Marriage-Grant, Jedediah Morgan - Utah FamilySearch Early Church Information 1830-1900, Gordon, Johanna Image 4412 of 5198

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1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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