Marty and Karla Grant

Husband: Garland Samuel Grant
Born: 05 JUN 1922 in Blairsville, Union Co, GA
Married: 12 FEB 1993 in Hillsborough, Orange Co, NC
Died: 21 NOV 2000 in Burlington, Alamance Co, NC
Father: Marvin Roosevelt Grant
Mother: Lilly Belle Gilbert
Spouses: Luella George


Wife: Rosa Lee Byrd
Born: 13 JAN 1917 in Watauga Co, NC
Died: 03 DEC 2004 in Graham, Alamance Co, NC
Father: Benjamin Martin Byrd
Mother: Rhoda Ethel Townsend
Spouses: John Curtis Crawford
Additional Information

Garland Samuel Grant:


!NOTES:Marty Grant's Grand Father.;


"A History of the Grant Family of Western North Carolina" (2 vol), by Marvin A. Grant, Jr.
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!NOTES:He asked his mother why she named him "Garland" and she replied that she just liked the name. However, it is possible she may have named him indirectly for her brother-in-law-in-law Garland T. Warren (1901-1969).;

!BIRTH: 5 Jun 1922 GA Amended Birth Certificate # 110-60952-22 Garland Samuel GRANT born 6-5-22 Blairsville, Union County, Georgia at home, son of Lillie Belle GILBERT, age 20 born Union Co, GA, and Marvin R. GRANT, age 20, born Swain Co, NC.;

!CENSUS:1930 Graham Co, NC Cheoah pg 122 # 105/106
Marvin R. GRANT, Head, Rent, M, W, 27, M 18 NC/NC/NC, Laborer Lumber Mill
Lillie B. Wife, 27, M 18 GA/GA/GA
Garland, son 7 GA/NC/GA
Frances, dau 4 7/12 NC/NC/GA
Vonner, dau 1 11/12 NC/NC/GA;

!CENSUS:1940 Graham Co., NC Cheoah # 142 Renters
Marvin Grant head 38 M GA. 1935: Same place. Wood Craftsman - Novelty Shop
Lillie 37 wife 37 M
Garland son 18 S Wood Craftsman - Novelty Shop
Frances dau 15
Vonna dau 12
Margie dau 9
Gerald son 4;

!WORLD WAR II (1941-1945):US Army
Served as Paratrooper, served in Europe
Drafted 4 Dec 1942, discharged 19 Dec 1945;

!DEED:19 Nov 1946 Graham Co, NC 50-242 Marvin GRANT and wife Lillie GRANT of Graham Co, NC to Garland GRANT and wife Luella GRANT of Graham Co, NC, for $500, Cheoah Twp, Eller Branch, part of same land conveyed by Pearlie HILL and wife;

!DEED:-- Jan 1948 Graham Co, NC 51-381 W.D. WHITAKER, Trustee, of Cherokee Co, NC to Garland GRANT of Graham Co, NC. Whereas on -- Jul 1946 Marvin GRANT and wife executed a Deed of Trust (D/T Book 9-27) for $1.00 land in Cheoah Twp, same land conveyed to Garland GRANT (50-242) hereby released lien;

!DEED: 2 Feb 1948 Graham Co, NC 51-407 Marvin GRANT and wife Lillie GRANT of Graham Co, NC to Garland S. GRANT and wife Luella GRANT of Graham Co, NC for $10.00, land in Cheoah Twp, bordering M.R. GRANT, and heirs of Pearlie HILL;

!DEED:23 Jun 1961 Buncombe Co., NC Deed Book 847, p. 75
J. E. Dunn and wife Marian A. Dunn
Garland S. Grant and wife Luella G. Grant
FOR $10
IN Avery Creek Township on Long Shoals Road. No acreage listed.;

!DEED:-- May 1963 Buncombe Co., NC Deed Book 880, p. 544
Garland S. Grant and wife Luella G. Grant
to Jack V. Hollyfield and wife Jane R. Hollyfield
for $10 and other good and valuable considerations ...
in Avery's Creek Township, Long Shoals Road ... with Northern line of J. T. Gillespie tract ... being all the property which was conveyed to J. E. Dunn and wife (not named) by Lena C. Michael, widow, by deed dated 20 Jun 1961 .. no acreage mentioned ..
This property is conveyed subject to unpaid balance of approximately $597.70 payable to Marian A. Dunn dated 6 Jul 1961, recorded in Deed of Trust Book 617, p. 203, which obligation is assumed as part of the purchase price.;

!OBIT:The Times News Burlington
Mr. Garland Samuel Grant Sr.
GRAHAM — Mr. Garland Samuel Grant Sr., 78, of 441 Dixon Road, died at 12:39 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health.
A native of Blairsville, Ga., he was the husband of Mrs. Rosa Byrd Grant, who survives, and the late Mrs. Luella George Grant. He was the son of Mr. Marvin R. Grant and Mrs. Lillie Gilbert Grant, both deceased. He was retired from Sizemore Lumber Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Luanne Meggs of Calabash; three sons, Mr. Garland S. Grant Jr. of Pinetown, Mr. Marvin Alan Grant of Prospect Hill and Mr. Richard L. Grant of Suffolk, Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jean Taylor of Burlington; a stepson, Mr. Randy Crawford of Graham; three sisters, Mrs. Margie Brank of Robbinsville, Miss Frances Grant and Mrs. Bobbie Sawyer, both of Kennesaw, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Gerald Grant of Marietta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Red Marble Baptist Church cemetery in Cherokee.
The family will be at the home of the stepson, Mr. Randy Crawford, 423 Dixon Road in Graham.
Memorials may be made to the Alamance County Rescue Unit Inc., 124 W. Elm St., Graham, N.C. 27253 or to the Alamance County Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 173, Graham, N.C. 27253.
Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of local arrangements.

Rosa Lee Byrd:


!NOTES:Marty Grant's Step Grand Mother.;

!NOTE:B/D from NC Birth Records (
Rosalie Byrd, born 13 Jan 1917 Watauga Co, d/o Ben Byrd & Rhoda Townsend;

!CENSUS:1920 Watauga Co., NC Watauga Township # 101/102
Benjamin Bird, Head, 30 married NC-NC-NC
Roda E. wife 26
William son 8
Claudius son 6
Rosa Lee dau 2 11/12
Dock son 5/12;

!CENSUS:1930 Watauga Co., NC Watauga Township # 124/124
Ben M. Byrd, Head, 43 married at age 21 NC-NC-NC
Roda wife 38 married at 16
Willie son 18
Claud son 16
Rosa dau 13
Dock son 10
Daisy dau 8
Clyde son 5
Lillie dau 4
Donald son 1
Mrs. Fannie Townsend, mother-in-law 73 widowed;

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