Angelina Grant

Brief Life History of Angelina

When Angelina Grant was born about 1851, in Maine, United States, her father, Charles Austin Grant, was 42 and her mother, Jane Norwood, was 37. She lived in Marion Township, Washington, Maine, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Charles Austin Grant
1811–1854
Jane Norwood
1815–1852
Martin N Grant
1836–1895
Charles Adelbert Grant
1836–1897
Angelina Grant
1851–
Philander Grant
1853–
Elmira Jane Grant
1840–
Samuel Norman Grant
1844–
Lucinda Maria Grant
1846–
George Grant
1849–

Sources (2)

  • Angelina Grant in household of Charles A Grant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census - Angelina Grant, age 9. Daugh of Chas A and Jane N Grant; Marion, Washington, ME

World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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