James W. Grant

1870–2 March 1953 (Age 83)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James W.

When James W. Grant was born in 1870, in North Carolina, United States, his father, U. S. Grant, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Queen, was 21. He married Lillie T E McGaha on 23 October 1892, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Dellwood, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 2 March 1953, at the age of 83, and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Maggie Valley, Haywood, North Carolina, United States.

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James W. Grant
Lillie T E McGaha
Marriage: 23 October 1892
Floyd Grant
Freman Grant
Mary Ruby Grant
William P Grant
Pallie Grant
Homer James Grant
Ellie Grant

Spouse and Children

23 October 1892
Macon, North Carolina, United States



    Freman Grant


    Mary Ruby Grant



    Pallie Grant


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    U. S. Grant


    Sarah Queen





    Harley Grant


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 7

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • James Grant, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Grant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Grant, "United States Census, 1940"

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