Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Ulysses Simpson Grant

Male 1822 - 1885  (63 years)


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  • Name Ulysses Simpson Grant 
    Born 27 Apr 1822  Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1885  Mount McGregor, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried General Grant National Memorial, Riverside Park in Manhattan, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036742  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Jesse Root Grant,   b. 23 Jan 1794, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1873, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Hannah Simpson,   b. 23 Nov 1798, Horsham, Montgomery County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1884, Jersey City, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1821  Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Boggs Dent,   b. 1826, White Haven plantation near St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1848  St. Louis, Mo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F21298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant#Birth_and_early_years

      eldest of the six children of Jesse Root Grant (1794-1873) and Hannah Simpson (1798-1883). His father, a tanner, and his mother were born in Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1823, they moved to the village of Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio, where Grant spent most of his time until he was 17.

      At the age of 17, and having barely passed the United States Military Academy's height requirement for entrance, Grant received a nomination to the Academy at West Point, New York, through his U.S. Congressman, Thomas L. Hamer. Hamer erroneously nominated him as Ulysses Simpson Grant, knowing Grant's mother's maiden name and forgetting that Grant was referred to in his youth as "H. Ulysses Grant" or "Lyss". Grant wrote his name in the entrance register as "Ulysses Hiram Grant" (concerned that he would otherwise become known by his initials, H.U.G.), but the school administration refused to accept any name other than the nominated form.[1] Upon graduation, Grant adopted the form of his new name with middle initial only, never acknowledging that the "S" stood for Simpson.

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