John Addison Grant 1
- Born: 26 Aug 1828, Culpeper Co., VA
- Died: 24 Aug 1909, OH
From "HISTORY OF PERRY COUNTY - 1883":
GRANT, JOHN A., farmer, Saltlick township; P. O., Shawnee, O.; was born August 15, 1828, in Fauquier county, Virginia; son of Samuel and Maria (Hitch) Grant. Mr. Grant was raised a farmer, and has followed agricultural pursuits to the present time. Was brought to Ohio by his father in 1828, who first settled in Muskingum county, where he remained until 1835, when he came to Perry county, and settled upon the farm of one hundred and twenty acres, where Mr. Grant now resides. It was bought from Alvah Buckingham, who entered it. When he came, he had to build his cabin and clear the land, it being an entire wilderness. Here he lived until his death in September, 1861. By will of the father, John A. became owner of the farm by paying the stipulated sum of $900. John A. has added one hundred and twenty acres to his farm, and erected a fine frame dwelling. After the death of his father, John A. took care of his mother until her death in 1875. Mr. Grant served as Justice of the Peace of this township for eight years, and resigned one year before the closing of his last term. Was township clerk one year, and land appraiser in 1880. Mr. Grant was married October 13, 1853, to Margaret M., daughter of Robert and Margaret (McClelland) Adams of Clayton township, this county. They became the parents of two children, viz.: Robert F., married, and lives in Nebraska, and Samuel R. Mrs. Grant died December 21st, 1858. Mr. Grant was married the second time, January 10, 1861, to Jemima, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Watlin) Rockhold of Harrison township, Perry county, Ohio. They are the parents of six living children, viz.: Iva, Joshua T., Maria E., Earl C., Roscoe Conklin, and Mandie M., and one, deceased, Joseph Madison, died March 2d, 1875, aged eleven years and six months, with inflammation of brain and lungs. This was an exemplary boy, who was fond of the words of God, and became familiar with many passages; he was a regular church and Sunday school attendant; said he was going to Jesus, and prayed for his parents, brothers and sisters. His interest in the welfare of others was more than ordinary, even remarkable; his knowledge and manners would have adorned one of riper years, and will ever be a pleasant remembrance to his friends. Mr. Grant enlisted February 7, 1864, in Company A, Thirty-first O. V. I., for three years, or during the war, and served to the close of the war. Was engaged in the battles of Resaca, Buzzard Roost, Peachtree Creek, where he became disabled. Was sent to Louisville, Kentucky, where he was recruited and discharged, on his way to rejoin his regiment.