Noah GRANT

Male 1706 - 1759  (53 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Noah GRANT was born 13 Jan 1706, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Josiah GRANT and Rebecca MINER); died 2 Mar 1759.

    Noah — Rachel ?. [Group Sheet]

    Noah married Hannah MINER 25 Jan 1745, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of Ephraim MINER and Mary STEPHENS) was born 13 Nov 1712, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Feb 1792, Poquonock, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah GRANT was born 19 Mar 1668, East Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut (son of Samuel GRANT and Mary POTTER); died 28 Mar 1732, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Josiah married Rebecca MINER 08 Jul 1696, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Ephraim MINER and Hannah AVERY) was born 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 15 Jan 1746/7, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rebecca MINER was born 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Ephraim MINER and Hannah AVERY); died 15 Jan 1746/7, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Josiah GRANT was born 17 Jun 1697, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 30 Apr 1733, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Oliver GRANT was born 3 Sep 1703, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 7 May 1757.
    3. 1. Noah GRANT was born 13 Jan 1706, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 2 Mar 1759.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel GRANT was born 12 Nov 1631, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut (son of Matthew GRANT and Priscilla ?); died 10 Sep 1718.

    Samuel married Mary POTTER 27 May 1680. Mary was born Abt 1638. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary POTTER was born Abt 1638.
    Children:
    1. 2. Josiah GRANT was born 19 Mar 1668, East Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died 28 Mar 1732, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Ephraim MINER was born 27 Apr 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 1 May 1642, Hingham, Massachusetts (son of Thomas MINER and Grace PALMER); died 16 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Served in King Phillip\'s war
    • Death: 19 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Ephraim married Hannah AVERY 20 Jun 1666, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of Capt James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE) was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts (daughter of Capt James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE); died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Ephraim MINER was born 22 Jun 1668, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Feb 1738/9, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Thomas MINER was born 17 Dec 1669, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut; died 08 Sep 1688, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Hannah MINER was born 20 Apr 1671, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. 3. Rebecca MINER was born 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 15 Jan 1746/7, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Elizabeth MINER was born 30 Apr 1674, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Samuel MINER was born 09 Dec 1675, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut; died 09 Dec 1675, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    7. Deborah MINER was born 15 Apr 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Sep 1697, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    8. Samuel MINER was born Aug 1681, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1717.
    9. James MINER was born Nov 1682, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 May 1726, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Grace MINER was born Sep 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died UNKNOWN.
    11. John MINER was born 19 Apr 1685, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Matthew GRANT was born 27 Oct 1601, England; died 16 Dec 1681.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Matthew Grant, the progenitor and emigrant ancestor of the Grant family of New England, was b. in England on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1601. He came to this country May 30, 1630, in the good Ship Mary and John and landed at Dorchester, Mass. He was admitted a freeman in the Massachusetts Colony in 1631, but did not long remain in Dorchester, for as early as 1635, he took an active part in forming the company that migrated to Windsor, Conn., and went with them to that place, and was elected first town clerk thereof, which office he held for a good many years. he also held the position of town surveyor, and took a prominent part in the organization, and also in transplanting the congregational Church there, which had been previously formed in Plymouth, England, and first transplanted in Dorchester, Conn.

    Matthew married Priscilla ? 16 Nov 1625. Priscilla was born 27 Feb 1600; died 27 Apr 1644. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Priscilla ? was born 27 Feb 1600; died 27 Apr 1644.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel GRANT was born 12 Nov 1631, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut; died 10 Sep 1718.
    2. John GRANT was born 30 Apr 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Jul 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 12.  Thomas MINER was born 23 Apr 1608, Chew Magna, Somerset, England (son of Clement MINER and Sarah POPE); died 23 Oct 1690, Quiambaug, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 1630, Sailed from England in the Ship "Arabella" and landed at Salem, June 14.
    • Residence: 1634, Removed to Saybrook, in the colony of Connecticut, with the younger John Winthrop and company.
    • Fact: 1646, Elected a townsman and admitted to the rights accorded freemen
    • Death: 03 Oct 1690

    Notes:

    A long stone of rough granite lies in the ancient burial ground at Wickulequack, almost buried in the turf beneath, and bears the following inscription:

    Here lyeth the body of Lieutenant Thomas Minor
    Aged Eighty three years, departed 1690

    Thomas married Grace PALMER 29 Apr 1633/4. Grace (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER) was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England; died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Grace PALMER was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER); died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 12 Oct 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    "Groups of Palmer Families from Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Mass., Stonington, Conn. (1901) (NewEnglandAncestors.org)

    Grace Palmer, daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Palmer, was born in England between the years 1608-10. She became a member of the First Church in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Mass., June 1, 1632, at the same time her father and step-mother united with it. She married, in Charlestown, Thomas Minor, who was born in Chew Magne, county Somerset, England, April 23, 1608, and was of the tenth generation in the Minor family. He came in the fleet which bore John Winthrop, future governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which put into port at Cape Ann, now Salem, Essex Co., Mass., Saturday, June 12, 1630.
    Thomas Minor received Lot 18 in the first division of land at Mystic Side, now Charlestown, on the sixth of the first month, 1637. His future father-in-law, Walter Palmer, receiving Lot 15.
    From Charlestown, Thomas Minor migrated, first to Hingham, Plymouth County, where four children were born, thence to Stonington, New London County, Conn., where he bouth a large tract of land lying on the borders of Wequetequack Cove, in 1652, whereon he built his house, having made a brief previous residence in Hingham, Plymouth Co. Mass. going thence to New London in 1645, where he had a grant of one home lot and built a house, but sold the whole to settle at his final abode in Stonington, where he met with some difficulty, by the fact that a grant of three hundred acres of land from the town of New London to Governor Haynes, and sold by the latter to Walter Palmer, being found to cover Minor's lot. He, however, signed the conveyance, qualifying it by the reservation that he should inhabit the place until he should have time to erect another dwelling at Mistupet. He held a very prominent place in all the stirring events which ensued in the settlement of this plantation where he died October 23, 1690. She died October, 1690, and is said to have been born the same year as her husband.

    Children:
    1. John MINER was born 03 Jun 1635, Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1719, Woodbury, Litchfield Count, Connecticut.
    2. Clement MINER was born 1638, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 4 Mar 1638, Hingham, Massachusetts; died Oct 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Thomas MINER was born 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 10 May 1640, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 20 Apr 1662, Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island; was buried , Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    4. 6. Ephraim MINER was born 27 Apr 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 1 May 1642, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 16 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    5. Joseph MINER was born Bef 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 31 Jan 1710/1, Stonington, Connecticut; was buried , Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    6. Manasseh MINER was born 28 Apr 1647, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Ann MINER was born 28 Apr 1649, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Aug 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Maria MINER was born 05 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Jan 1660, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Samuel MINER was born 04 Mar 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1682.
    10. Hannah MINER was born 15 Sep 1655, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Mar 1691/92.

  5. 14.  Capt James AVERYCapt James AVERY was born Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England (son of Christopher AVERY and Margery STEPHENS); died 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Captain James Avery is often spoken as the founder of the family or clan that we call the Groton Averys. That he was the only child of Christopher Avery is plainly seen by the following entry on the books of the county court of New London, Connecticut, November 24, 1683:

    "Capt. James Avery appearing in this Court and there Declaring himself the only sonn & Heir of his Father Mr. Christopher Avery deceased and that there was neither sonn or Daughter but himself was sole heir and he desiring this court would so constitute him and give him power of administration upon the said estate of his father deceased. This Court having duly considered what hath been alleadged do approve of the same and judge the said Capt. James Avery to be the right and full heir to the said estate and do give him power of administrator to the estate of Mr. Christopher Avery his deceased father,

    Attest Charles Hill rec."

    James Avery came to America with his father and lived at Gloucester for several years. He married November 10, 1643, as appears by the records of Gloucester:

    "James Avery married Joane---- November 10, 1643."
    That her name was Joanne Greenslade is learned from her letter of dismissal from the church at Boston to the one at Gloucester in 1644. The first volume of admissions of the First Church of Boston contains what little information we have been able to glean concerning Joane Greenslade. On page 63 is a list of six names of which hers stands third among the admissions as follows:

    "The 18th day of ye 4th Moneth 1643 Joan Greenslade, a single woman."

    On page 66 of the same volume is an entry showing her dismissal to the church of Gloucester: "the 17th day of ye 1at Moneth 1644 Our Sister Joan greenslade now ye wife of one James Averill of Gloster had granted hir by ye Churches silence Ires of Recomend to ye Church at Gloster."

    She, however, seems to have retained her connection with the First Church at Boston, for on page 97 of the book of admissions is the record:
    "oe Sister Joan Avery with ye Consent of ye whole church was dismist unto ye church of christ at Pekot on ye 31 of ye 6th mo 1651.".....

    He soon became active in military affairs and is generally spoken of by the title of ensign, lieutenant, or captain. The region in which he lived was formerly the chief seat of the formidable Pequot tribe that, a few years before, had been almost exterminated by the English. The Pequot Fort, taken in 1637 by Captain John Mason in command of the Connecticut troops and their Mohegan and Narragansett allies, was on the Mystic River, on the eastern line of Groton. After the Pequot War, a few survivors of that once dreaded tribe still lived in the haunts of their fathers, with the Narragansetts on the east and the Mohegans under their sachem, Uncas, near by on the west. In 1657, the Narragansetts made a wild foray and Uncas fled from the blood and fire that marked their course. He took refuge in a fort and was besieged by his unrelenting foes. but, just in time, "Lieutenant James Avery, Mr. Brewster, Richard Haughton, Samuel Lothrop, and others well armed, succeeded in throwing themselves into the fort; and the Narragansetts, fearing to engage in a conflict with the English, broke up the siege and returned home." The legislature approved the measures that had been taken for the protection of the faithful ally of the English.....

    In 1668, James Avery and Cary Latham were chosen by the town to settle the boundary line with the sachem, Uncas. The L15 that secured the desired formal deed was paid by James Avery and two others in consideration of which each received 200 acres of land from the town. Captain Avery's services seem to have been often called for by the town and by individuals in the settling of such controversies. In 1678, the commissioners, granted Captain Avery five pounds "for his good service in assisting in the government of the Pequots for sundry years."........

    James Avery represented New London as deputy to the general court for many years. The record runs as follows: May, 1659, Oct. 1660; Oct. 1661; Oct., 1664; May and July 1665; May and Oct 1667; April and May 1668; May and Oct., 1669; May, 1675. Oct 1675, he was reported as absent. He was serving his country elsewhere-raising troops for the Indian war that terminated in the great swamp fight of December 19, 1675. We find him again a member of the general court 1676; also May and Oct., 1677; May, 1678; Oct., 1679; Oct., 1680 oct., 1682; May, 1683, May and July, 1684; May and Oct., 1685; Oct., 1686......

    In studying the record of those days, the careful student is strongly impressed with the fact that Capt. James Avery was a very remarkable man. Living as he did in stirring times, he was a leader among strong men, enjoying their confidence and respect because he deserved them. Especially is it to be noted that, although the state took cognizance of affairs that we now call private and interfered in the details of family life and personal relations in a way that would not now be tolerated, he was never censured or "presented" for any shortcoming or alleged dereliction of duty or propriety. Eminent in all the relations of life, his descendants look upon him with pride and affection as one SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE.

    James married Joanna GREENSLADE 10 Nov 1643, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Joanna was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Joanna GREENSLADEJoanna GREENSLADE was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    2. James AVERY, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Mary AVERY was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Thomas AVERY was born 06 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Jan 1735/36, Montville, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John AVERY was born 10 Feb 1654, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Apr 1724, North Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Rebecca AVERY was born 06 Oct 1656, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 28 Apr 1707.
    7. Jonathan AVERY was born 05 Jan 1657/58, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1681, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Christopher AVERY was born 30 Apr 1661, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Samuel AVERY was born 14 Aug 1664, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 01 May 1723, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    10. Joanna AVERY was born 1669, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1670 and 1763.