Henry Grant

9 April 1821–2 December 1856 (Age 35)
Carleton, New Brunswick, British Colonial America

The Life of Henry

When Henry Grant was born on 9 April 1821, in Carleton, New Brunswick, British Colonial America, his father, William Grant, was 47 and his mother, Ann Maidstone Hillman, was 40. He married Alicia Flynn on 15 February 1844, in York, New Brunswick, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 December 1856, in York, New Brunswick, British Colonial America, at the age of 35, and was buried in York, New Brunswick, British Colonial America.

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Henry Grant
Alicia Flynn
Marriage: 15 February 1844
Henry Woodford Grant
Alexander Grant
Charlotte Ann Grant
Amelia Grant
Alice Jane Grant

Spouse and Children

15 February 1844
York, New Brunswick, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)

1838 · Aroostook War

Age 17

The Aroostook War took place from 1838-1839. It was a conflict between the state of Maine and New Brunswick over the northern boarder. The battle was bloodless.
1851 · Marco Polo Launches

Age 30

In 1851, New Brunswick became known for being home to the world's fastest clipper ship, the Marco Polo. It was a three masted clipper ship. It's maiden voyage was to Liverpool and only took 15 days. It sailed from Liverpool to Melbourne in 76 days.

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)

  • Henry Grant in entry for Amelia Cameron, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Henry Grant in entry for Amelia Grant, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Henry Grant, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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