Jedediah Morgan Grant

21 February 1816–1 December 1856 (Age 40)
Windsor, Windsor, Broome, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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 3rd, was 37 and his mother, Athalia 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
Susan Noble Fairchild
Marriage: 15 November 1848
Lewis McKeachie Grant
Joseph Hyrum Grant
Susan Vilate Grant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1848Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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
    Age 4
    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
    Age 11
    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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    [A biography of George Halliday from the Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Volume 3. A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte …

    Sources (49)

    • Jedidiah M Grant in entry for Franklin Davis Grant, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jedediah M Grant, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jedediah M. Grant in entry for Jedediah Morgan Grant and Phoebe Ann Steers Dahlstrom Pidcock, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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