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Samuel GRANT

Samuel GRANT

Male 1746? - 1806

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  • Name Samuel GRANT 
    Born 1746? 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 26 Mar 1767 
    • Abijah GRANT Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)
      RECORD : From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
      LOCATION : Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
      VOLUME : 74
      PAGE : 50
      TEXT : The Diary of Master Joseph Tate of Somersworth, N. H. (Continued)
      FATHER : William Grant
      MOTHER : Mary Stevens

      Volume 73 Page 304
      The Diary of Master Joseph Tate of Somersworth, NH
      From a Manuscript in the Possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

      The town of Somersworth, NH, was set off from Dover and incorporated as a separate town on 23 April 1754. It included at that time the territory of the present towns of Somersworth and Rollinsford, having been set off and incorporated on 3 July 1849. The so-called "Diary" of Master Tate is a record which was kept by an early schoolmaster of Somersworth, who lived in that part of the town which is now Rollinsford. His name first appears in the records of Somersworth on 6 April 1752, while Somersworth was still only a parish, the entry under that date reading: "voted Mr Joseph Tate twenty three Pounds old Tenor to keep ye the Parish School one year." His exact term of service as a teacher is not known, but in his later years he was a town charge, lived with the family of Capt Maurice Hobbs, and on his death was buried on the Hobbs farm. The "Diary" supplies some information about his wife and children.

      In this "Diary" Master Tate entered the family records of the inhabitants of Somersworth from about 1740 to the middle of the Revolutionary War. He gave the names of parents, with the birth records ot their chilren, and also many marriage and death records. He inserted items of local historical interest and various entries of a miscellaneous character, such as anecdotes, verses, humns, etc, which were for the most part copied from almanacs and nespapers of the day.


      The Names of Families Childrens Names & Time of Birth in The Town of Somersworth, March the 26th 1767.


      Mr William Grants and Married Mary Stevens
      Judith Grant Born
      Abijah & Paul
      Mr William Grant Junr who married Mary Wentworth
    Residence 1800  Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Saml Grant
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Saml Grant
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 2
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire; Series: M32; Roll: 20; Page: 242; Image: 532; Family History Library Film: 218679
    Assessed 1787-1805  Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pension
    • Samuel Grant
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900
      Name: Samuel Grant
      Application State: New Hampshire
      Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
      Second Applicant Name: Abigail Grant
      Second Applicant Pension Year: 1845
      Second Applicant Application State: Maine
      Archive Publication Number: M804
      Archive Roll Number: 1109
      Total Pages in Packet: 30 U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
      Original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
      [Index Card]
      NH Samuel Grant, Abigail Grant W 23 135
      Abigail Grant deceased widow of Samuel Grant who died on the - of August 1806 of York in the State of Maine who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Wentworth of the Regt commanded by Col Reed in the N Hampshire line for 2 years

      Inscribed in the Roll of Portland at the rate of 80 Dollars - Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1841 & Ending on the 27th November 1836, the day of her death.

      Certificate of Pension issued on the 30th day of August 1845 and sent to Richard Russell, Somersworth, N Hampshire

      Revolutionary Claim Act July 4 1836 Section the 3d
      Recorded by M M Stewart Clerk
      Book C Volume 1 Page 7

      Service detailed in letter by Daniel Grant requesting pension certificate
      Samuel & Abigail Grant m 1773 in Somersworth by the Rev Mr Pike
      Samuel Grant d August 1806
      Abigail Grant d 27 November 1836
      7 July 1845

      Deposition of Theodore Yeaton ae 81 r Somersworth
      acquainted with Samuel Grant who was a Revolutionary Soldier
      He lived and died in Somersqorth, 2 1/2 miles from my residence
      He m Abigail Downs before the beginning of the War
      two children: Joshua and Daniel. The latter now living.
      Rev James Pike continued the ministry in Somersworth until 1791 and was succeeded bt Rev Ransom Thurston
      January 1712 Rev Thurston's house took fire in the night and was consumed with its contents.
      23 July 1845

      No record of marriage in Somersworth records

      Deposition of Abigail Downs ae 77 r Somersworth
      Abigail Grant wid Samuel Grant d "in the same house with me on the twenty seventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty six aged eighty seven years"
      Daniel Grant is the only child living r Lebanon
      18 June 1845

      Deposition of Moses R Downs r Somersworth ae 40
      acquainted with Abigail Grant wid Samuel Grant
      "that she lived in the house with me and died on the 27th day of November 1836"
      Daniel Grant only child living
      18 June 1845

      Service duration


      Deposition of Samuel Lear r Eppingham at 73
      acq Samuel Grant
      3 - 1838

      Deposition of Daniel G Rollins selectman of Somersworth
      Samuel Grant road taxed every year in succession 1787-1805
      Joshua Grant first taxed 1795 and afterwards in 1797
      Daniel Grant first taxed 1799 and subsequently 5 years up to 1805
      no other like named persons taxed
      3 July 1845

      Deposition of John Knox r Berwick ae 72
      b Berwick r Berwick & Somersworth
      acq Samuel Grant
      s Joshua Grant as old as myself and lived in Somersworth until after he was 21 years old afterward lost at sea
      Daniel Grant 3 years younger
      brought up in Somersworth until he was 21 years old now r Lebanon
      Samuel Grant d Somersworth more than 35 years ago
      10 June 1845

      Deposition of Samuel Lord r Berwick ae 86
      r Berwick
      soldier in Revolutionary War now pensioner
      acq with Samuel Grant
      r 1 mile from my residence
      m Abigail Downs before the war
      2 children Joshua Grant b before the war, Daniel Grant b during the war
      Abigail Downs m Samuel Grant by Rev Mr Pike ordained minister of Somersworth
      Rev Mr Thurstons house consumed by fire all books and records lost
      Joshua Grant lost at sea a number of years ago
      Daniel Grant r Lebanon
      1 July 1845

      Deposition of Rebecca? Ricker?
    Military Somersworth, Strafford, NH 
    • New Hampshire State Papers
      I only extracted William Grant.

      William Grant
      XIII: 433
      [Revolutionary Papers p 55] [Somersworth Men in 2d New Hampshire Battalion]
      [p 265 same company]
      William Grant ae 28 [1749] enlisted 31 March 1777
      Edward Grant ae 21 [1756] enlisted 18 March 1777

      We the Subscribers having enlisted ourselves as Sodiers in Capt James Carrs Company in Collo Poor's Regiment Do Severall Acknowledge to have Recd Each of us twenty pounds as a Gratuity or Bounty from the State of New Hampshire of Otis Baker Esqr Muster Master of Said Company
      Edward Grant ae 21 r Somersworth enlisted 18 March 1777
      William Grant ae 28 r Somersworth enlisted 31 March 1777

      p 621
      [3-105] [Captain Carr's Company]
      Muster Roll of Captain James Carr's Company
      Edward Grant r Somersworth ae 21 Enlisted 18 March 1777 Bounty 20 pounds
      William Grant r Somersworth ae 28 Enlisted 1 April 1777 Bouty 20 pounds Mileage 16.8

      p 443
      [Colonel Nathan Hale's Regiment, Absentees]
      William Grant r Somersworth ae 35 5'11" Dark complexion Dark Hair Dark eyes Left from Fish Kills
      Edward Grant r Somersworth ae 21 5'10 Ligh Complexion Light hair Light eyes Left from Albany

      p 619
      [5-194] [Colonel Stephen Evan's Return]
      A return of the Soldiers Inlisted Into The Continental Army In the three Balalnns Raised In the State of New Hampshire for three years or During the War Out of the first Regiment In the County of Strafford whereof Stephen Evans is Colo
      Daniel Grant
      Edward Grant
      Samuel Grant
      William Grant

      p 722
      4th Company 1777, 1778, 1779
      William Grant private Amount of depreciation: 174.60
      Edward Grant private Amount of depreciation: 176

      XVI: 205
      4th Company 1780
      William Grant private Amount of depreciation 31.10
      Edward Grant private Amount of depreciation 80
      Saml Grant private Amount of depreciation 80

      XXX: 472
      Muster Roll of Capt James Carr's Company 2d New Hampshire Regiment Commanded by Colonel Nathan Hale
      Saml Grant 3 years Inlisted 11 March 1778
      William Grant 3 years Left Albany
      North Castle 22 July 1778
      TITLE: Somersworth, New Hampshire Men in the Revolutionary War
      SOURCE: From Town Papers Documents relating to Towns in
      New Hampshire, compiled by Isaac W. Hammond, A.M.,
      Parson S.B. Cogswell, State Printer, ?1884
      TRANSCRIBED: By C Parziale
      Somersworth Men in 2nd N.H. Battalion
      (Rev. Papers, p.55)
      Wm. Grant, age 35, Capt. Carr's Co.
      (p. 3)
      (The following are on a return of Capt. James Carr's co. -- no date.)
      George Fall Sergeant,
      Edward Grant
      Saml. Grant,
      Cato Wallingford
      (p. 265 Same Co.)
      William Grant age 28 [1749], enlisted Mar. 31, 1777
      Edward Grant age 21 [1756], enlisted Mar. 18, 1777
      (p. 269) (Solidiers in 1775 and 1776)
      Joshaua Grant
      Daniel Grant
      This may certifie the above is a List of the persons Engaged in the
      American service in the year 1775 and Enlisted for 1776 with the sum
      affixt to each persons name for his province tax for the year 1775
      Somth Decr 10th: 1776
    Died August 1806  Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50555  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Father William GRANT,   d. Bef 1790 CENSUS? 
    Mother Mary STEVENS,   b. 1 May 1726, [Dover, Strafford, NH] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married C 1743 
    Family ID F14342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail DOWNES,   b. [1749],   d. 27 Nov 1836, Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1773  Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pension
     1. Joshua GRANT,   b. C 1774,   d. Lost at sea Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel GRANT,   b. C 1777
    Family ID F15483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • York County Probate: Nil
      Strafford County Probate: Nil
      Maine Courts: Nil
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online)
      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 6
      p 736
      Samuel Grant. Woolwich. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Colonel Jonathan Cogswell's (3rd Essex Company) regiment, as returned to Brig Gen Farley, dated Ipswich 17 February 1778; residence Woolwich; engaged for town of Ipswich; joined Capt Bayley's Co, Col Jackson's regiment; term 3 years.