Mary Jane Grant

7 May 1853–25 February 1904 (Age 50)
Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Grant was born on 7 May 1853, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, her father, Perez Woodard Grant, Sr, was 50 and her mother, Mary Eleanor Drew, was 44. She married James Albert Varner on 14 September 1871, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 25 February 1904, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Mowbray, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Varner
Mary Jane Grant
Marriage: 14 September 1871
Eleanor Varner
James Allen Varner
Adaline Louise Varner
Lewis Timothy Varner
Joseph Perry Varner
Albert Clark Varner
Granville Edwin Varner
Brownlow Varner

Spouse and Children

    James Albert Varner



14 September 1871
Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States




    Adaline Louise Varner


    Lewis Timothy Varner


    Joseph Perry Varner


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 14

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Mary J Grant in household of Perry W Grant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Varner in household of Jas A Varner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Varner in household of James A Varner, "United States Census, 1880"

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