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Husband: James M Grant
Born: 1813/04 in Rutherford Co, NC
Married: 1840/1843 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 1880/1900 in McDowell Co, NC
Father: Thomas Grant
Mother: Amy Coxey
Spouses: Nancy Malinda Grant
Wife: Mary Trantham
Born: 1822 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 1844 in Buncombe Co, NC
Father: Joseph Trantham
Mother: Mary Whitaker
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Amy Grant
Born: 1842/03 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 28 AUG 1921 in McDowell Co, NC
Spouses:

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02 (M): Joshua Grant
Born: 1843/04 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1860 in McDowell Co, NC
Spouses:
Additional Information

James M Grant:

Notes:

!BIRTH:Estimated at ca 1813/1814 based on several census age entries:
1820 = 0-9 (1810/1820) *
1830 =
1840 =
1850 = 36 (1813/1814)
1860 = 49 (1810/1811)
1870 = 55 (1814/1815)
1880 =
ombined = ca 1814;

!BIRTHPLACE:Rutherford Co, NC assumed;

!FATHER:Unknown, there are several possibilities. Thomas GRANT seems to be very likely to be the father of either James or his wife Malinda, as the names of their children follow the Thomas GRANT family (Amy, Joshua, Abigail, etc.). Thomas GRANT was bondsman for the marriage of James GRANT and Malinda GRANT, but which is he the father of? It is also a possibility that this James GRANT and the Alexander GRANT of the 1840 census is one and the same person. I have no proof of this, but they are in the same age group. Alexander GRANT received land from a Millington LITTLE in 1843, while in 1853 James entered land adjoining a John and George LITTLE. This could be the same family. However, it is not conclusive. Andrew GRANT (son of William and Mary) apparently had a grandson named James whose parents had died by 1824. It could be this same person. Another possibility is that James GRANT is the same person as Morris GRANT (son of William GRANT and Sarah ELMS Grant) who was listed in the 1840 census of Rutherford Co, NC but not found after that, but seemed to still be alive in the 1870's. Morris was listed in 1854 in William GRANT's Will, and also in 1870 in Sarah ELMS Grant's Will, both times listed as "Morris" Grant. James GRANT always lived in McDowell Co, but never near the William GRANT family, but that doesn't matter. Census records indicate that Morris GRANT was born 1810/1820 (per 1840). So the ages seem to fit. Unless we can find Morris living elsewhere from 1850 to 1870, this may be our person. This could also help to explain why the two oldest children (Amy 1842/43 and Joshua 1843/44) were born prior to the marriage date of 19 Sep 1844. Of course, illegitimacy is very common in the GRANT family at this time, but Morris GRANT was married to Almira M. MARLOW on 23 Dec 1837 and she was still living as of 1840, so the first two children could be hers. This is just a theory but one that fits the available evidence;

!MOTHER:Unknown;

!CENSUS:1820 * Buncombe Co, NC pg 86 w/Thomas GRANT age 0-9 (1810/20);

!CENSUS:1830;

!CENSUS:1840;

!MARRIAGE:19 Sep 1844 Rutherford Co, NC James GRANT to Molinda GRANT, Thomas GRANT, bm;

!CENSUS:1850 McDowell County, North Carolina
Page / House / Family # 275B / 298 / 298
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
James Grant 36 M Farmer NC
Malinda 27 F “
Amy 7 F “
Joshua 6 M “
Mary 4 F “
Joseph 1 M “

!LAND ENTRY: 4 Nov 1853 McDowell Co, NC # 1013 James GRANT, 50a Clark's Branch of Crooked Creek, adjoining heirs of James BURGIN, deceased and John & George LITTLE;

!CENSUS:1860 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office (—) Township / Black Mountain PO
Page / House / Family # 184 / 454 / 454
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
James Grant 49 M Laborer NC
Malinda 35 F “
Amy 19 F “
Joshua 17 M “
Mary 15 F “
Joseph 11 M “
Abigale 9 F “
Martha 7 F “

!CENSUS:1870 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Crooked Creek Township No 7 / Old Fort PO
Page / House / Family # 587B / 38 / 38
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
James Grant 55 M W Farmer North Carolina
Malinda 45 F W Keeping House “ ”
Amosy 24 F W At Home “ ”
Mary 22 F W “ ” “ ”
Joseph G. 20 M W Farm Labr “ ”
Abagail 14 F W At Home “ ”
Martha 12 F W “ ” “ ”
William 7 M W “ ” “ ”

!CENSUS:1880 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township Crooked Creek
Page / House / Family # 433B / 78 / 80
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
James M. Grant W M 70 M Farmer NC-VA-VA
Nancy M. W F 58 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Amy W F 4 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Mary E. W F 30 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Joseph G. W M 28 Son S Farm Laborer NC-NC-NC
Nancy A. W F 22 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Martha S. W F 20 Dau S NC-NC-NC
William H. W M 18 Son S Farm Laborer NC-NC-NC

Mary Trantham:

Notes:

!NOTE:Name per Patt Thomas. Said Mary Trantham (1822-1844) was married to "James Grant"; Combine this with Joshua Trantham's 1850 Will naming grandchildren Amy and Joshua Grant, and it is clear that Mary's husband was this James M. Grant;

(01) Amy Grant:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1850 McDowell County, North Carolina
Page / House / Family # 275B / 298 / 298
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
James Grant 36 M Farmer NC
Malinda 27 F "
Amy 7 F "
Joshua 6 M "
Mary 4 F "
Joseph 1 M "

!CENSUS:1860 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office (-) Township / Black Mountain PO
Page / House / Family # 184 / 454 / 454
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
James Grant 49 M Laborer NC
Malinda 35 F "
Amy 19 F "
Joshua 17 M "
Mary 15 F "
Joseph 11 M "
Abigale 9 F "
Martha 7 F "

!CENSUS:1870 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Crooked Creek Township No 7 / Old Fort PO
Page / House / Family # 587B / 38 / 38
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
James Grant 55 M W Farmer North Carolina
Malinda 45 F W Keeping House " "
Amosy 24 F W At Home " "
Mary 22 F W " " " "
Joseph G. 20 M W Farm Labr " "
Abagail 14 F W At Home " "
Martha 12 F W " " " "
William 7 M W " " " "

!CENSUS:1880 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township Crooked Creek
Page / House / Family # 433B / 78 / 80
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
James M. Grant W M 70 M Farmer NC-VA-VA
Nancy M. W F 58 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Amy W F 4 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Mary E. W F 30 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Joseph G. W M 28 Son S Farm Laborer NC-NC-NC
Nancy A. W F 22 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Martha S. W F 20 Dau S NC-NC-NC
William H. W M 18 Son S Farm Laborer NC-NC-NC

!CENSUS:1900 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township Crooked Creek
Page / House / Family # 186B / 121 / 122
Name Rel R S Birth Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Nancy M. Grant Hd W F May 1811 89 W 9-5 NC-NC-NC Farmer
Emony S Dau W F Dec 1839 60 S NC-NC-NC Day Laborer
!CENSUS:1910 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township Crooked Creek
Page / House / Family # 156 / 117 / 117
Name Rel R S Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Linda Grant Hd W F 105 Wd 9-3 NC-NC-NC None
Amie Dau W F 70 S NC-NC-NC None

!CENSUS:1920 McDowell Co, NC Crooked Creek # 82/82
George SEARCY, Head, 56
Mary, wife 65
Amy GRANT, sis-law, age "un", single;

(02) Joshua Grant:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1850 McDowell County, North Carolina
Page / House / Family # 275B / 298 / 298
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
James Grant 36 M Farmer NC
Malinda 27 F "
Amy 7 F "
Joshua 6 M "
Mary 4 F "
Joseph 1 M "

!CENSUS:1860 McDowell County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office (-) Township / Black Mountain PO
Page / House / Family # 184 / 454 / 454
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
James Grant 49 M Laborer NC
Malinda 35 F "
Amy 19 F "
Joshua 17 M "
Mary 15 F "
Joseph 11 M "
Abigale 9 F "
Martha 7 F "

!CENSUS:1870 x

!CENSUS:1880 x

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