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Gravestone inscriptions of Fairfield VT cemeteries prior to 1851.

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Re: Grant in Franklin County

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Hi Diana, I thought I recognized your name. We corresponded several years ago re the Platt/Grants of VT, NY, & WI. I've most likely already sent you the following (except the request just made) but will resend in case I've added something
Inscriptions from Fairfield VT Cemeteries pre 1851 as printed in “Some Early Records of Fairfield, VT” Gilbert Doane, pub Aug. 16, 1938 by the 150th Anniversary Committee
pg 36
Grant, Asa, d 6 Dec 1816, a 84 yrs
Grant, Ruth, his wife, d 5 Dec 1815, a 81 yrs [No Fairfield]

I checked what I have on Enosburg Cemeteries and found only 3 Grants.

Mississiquoi Cemetery Enosburg
Grant, Clarence W., b. 1900, d. 1966
Grant, Greta M., b. 1908, d. 1977

Enosburg Center Cemetery Enosburg
Grant, Laura Ann, d. 1 Sep 1835, age: 6yr 11mo

I also checked, Main St Cemetery, W Enosburg Cem., E. Enosburgh Cem. – no Grants

After a little searching I was able to locate just one child of Noah and Anna.

Son Joseph L Grant, lived in Richford until shortly after 1860 when he moved to Berkshire. He live there with wife Maria and children: Abbie (1862), Seth L (1864)
Henry (1867), Edwin (1869), Howard C (1872), Mary C. (1874). The couple remained here through 1900 after which no Grants are found in town. You’ll probably find Joseph and Maria buried there.

In the HILLSIDE CEMETERY in Richford (near the border crossing to Abercorn) I located some of Joseph’s children and grandchildren..
Abbie Grant(1862-1910) m. Benton Wilson (1857-1916)
Rev. Edwin Grant (1869-1941) m. Amelia Colcord (1871-1944)
Two of their children:
Paul Colcord Grant d. 12/29/1899 a 8 mos
Paula May Grant d. 11/13/1900 a 2 wks
Mary C. Grant (1874-1953) m. Hartley Emerson Kennedy on 9/28/1898. He was born 9/7/1874 Stukely Que and died at Richford 9/4/1952 leaving a son Grant Kennedy of Colchester VT, dau. Marion L. Kennedy of Everett, MA & Dorothy O'Gara of Alexandria VA.

I also believe that Noah & Anna had another daughter. Although name is difficult to read I believe it is Lucy b. abt 1837.

Franklin County Business Directory 1883
Joseph L Grant Berkshire r 53, dairy 15 cows, and farmer 160 acres.
John W Grant Franklin off r 18, dairy 15 cows, owns 38 acres on r 39, farmer 160 acres.
Albert C Grant East Sheldon r 37, farm laborer.
Clarence Grant b. 2/21/1900 d. Enosburgh VT May 1966

Gwendolyn H. Grant of Sheldon, VT died 1/23/1993 at Burlington. Born May 21, 1927
Hallie M Grant of Montgomery Center, VT did Aug 28 1988 at St Albans. Born July 5 1919, lived in NY when SS number was issued (bef 1951)
Harold D. Grant of Sheldon, VT d. 2/11/1995 at St Albans b. 6/4/1923
Leon Grant of Enosburg Falls, VT d. Jan 1976 b. 2 Jul 1891
Lucy Grant of Enosburg Falls, VT d. Aug 1980 b. 10 Sep 1892
Margaret C Grant, widow, of Enosburg Falls, VT d. 18 Sep 2000 at Enosburg b. 6 Aug 1917
Ora Grant of St Albans VT d. Oct 1968 b. 26 Sep 1889
Ralph Grant of St Albans VT d. May 1975 b. 23 Sep 1926
Ralph C Grant of Montgomery Center, VT d. 17 Apr 1994 at St Johnsbury d. 5 Apr 1918
Sheila M Grant of Milton, VT d. June 23, 2001 Burlington b. January 28, 1950

MILTON/ALBURG Sheila Mae Grant, 51, a native of Alburg and a resident of Milton since 1974, died early Saturday morning, June 23, 2001, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington following a sudden and massive heart attack.Sheila was born in Alburg, Jan. 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Edward and Bernadette (Morits) Soule. She graduated from Alburg High School and the Vermont College of Cosmetology. On Sept. 4, 1970, she married Robert Grant who survives her.For the past several years Sheila was the owner and president of GWR Word and Data. In earlier years she worked for Vermont Public radio and Television in Colchester and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service in St. Albans. She was a devoted Girl Scout Troop Leader in the Milton area for many years, a member of St. Anne Parish in Milton and along with her husband, shared a membership in the AARP.Sheila will always be remembered for the great love she had for her business and grandchildren and the many crafts that she made with them. At the time of her death Sheila was in the process of publishing a recipe book featuring recipes from family and friends.In addition to her husband Robert Grant of Milton, Sheila leaves two daughters and their husbands, Denise and Gary Wood, Jr. and Julie and Ed Roberts, all of Georgia; her sister, Ann Marie Cottle and her husband Bruce of North Chelmsford, Mass., and her brother Dennis Edward Soule and his wife Nancy of Cottageville, S.C. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Katelynn "Katie" Wood, Gary Robert "Joe Joe" Wood, Edward "Eddie" Roberts, Jr., Cody James "Code Man" Roberts and Dallas "Dal" Roberts, all of Georgia, as well as a special nephew, Jordan Cottle and godchildren and nephew, Jeremy Cottle, both of North Chelmsford, Mass.She was predeceased by her father, Edward Soule in July of 1965 and her m other, Bernadette "Bernie" Soule in October of 1997.Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Thursday, June 28, 2001, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A public graveside funeral service and interment will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 10 a.m. from the family lot St. Amadeus Cemetery in Alburg. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE, the director of St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte, will officiate. Gifts in Sheila's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, So. Burlington, VT 05403, or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.

1920 St Johnsbury, VT census (s/o Joseph & Maria) also on 1910 St Johnsbury census
Seth L Grant, 55, b. ca 1865, VT , farmer (married 1893)Arletta Grant, wife 58 Maine
Lawrence L Grant, son, 23, (b. ca 1897) MA, VT, ME, laborer
Arthur S Grant, son, 17, (b. ca 1903) MA, VT, ME

The previous family appears in the 1900 Massachusetts census under surname Lavern (note below that This appears to have been the middle names of both males, apparently Seth may have gone by his middle name and census taker reversed the name.Florence St, Everett, Middlesex Co., MA
Lavern, Grant, 37 b. June 1862, mar 7 yrs, VT, VT, VT, clothing salesman
Lavern, Arletta, 37, b. Nov 1862, ME, ME ME
Lavern, Lawrence, 3, b. Sept 1896 MA, VT, ME

Deaths in St Johnsbury, VT Town Reports 1926-1957Grant, Annie E. 4/6/1955 66 Lyndon, VT
Grant, Arletta Smith 1926 62 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Augustus C. 3/15/1951 62 Concord, VT
Grant, Daisy Maud 11/22/1953 69 Littleton, NH
Grant, Edwin Ernest 8/6/1941 72 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Erroll Clough 11/28/1928 54 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Kathryn Florence 4/24/1943 3 hours St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Lawrence Lavern 3/21/1947 50 St. Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Mary W. 1/1/1939 37 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Perley H. 9/7/1947 60 St. Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Phoebe Spaulding 1/9/1945 51 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Richard Lawrence 5/3/1952 11 St. Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Seth Labern 9/24/1927 63 St Johnsbury, VT
Grant, Tina 7/11/1931 21 Lyndonville, VT
Grant, Ulysses Sheridan 4/27/1945 80 Lyndon, VT
Grant, Viola Jane 4/27/1938 77 St Johnsbury, VT

I am researching the LAWRENCE side of my husband's ancestry, so have a little information on the Noah GRANT-Anna LAWRENCE marriage. I have the same death dates for Noah and Anna and that both died in Richford, Franklin Co., VT. I too would like to learn their place of burial.This is the information I have regarding their children:Joseph Lawrence GRANT - born 9 Nov 1833, Vermont. Came to Berkshire, Franklin County, VT in Sept 1866 and was still residing there in 1891. Don't have his death date.Henry Skinner GRANT - born 20 Feb 1835, Vermont. He was in Dakota when last heard from. He is supposed to have died in a flood (date unknown).Lucy Ann GRANT - born 15 Jan 1837, Vermont. No other info.Amanda Eaton GRANT - born 5 May 1839, Enosburg, Franklin Co., VT. No other info.Benjamin Franklin GRANT - born 11 Mar 1841 in Enosburgh; died 3 April 1851 (location unknown).Fanny Emeroy GRANT - born 28 Jan 1843, Enosburg. Died 28 Oct 1890, Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas.[The children's names, ages in 1850 and birth state are taken from the 1850 and 1860 Census records, Noah GRANT household, Richford, Franklin Co., VT. The other information is anecdotal and needs to be verified].Judy Lawrence []


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