Update about blog

Come on over to my other blog, Alchemy of Clay and Living in Black Mountain NC, where the scenery and my ceramic arts life are combined. I've moved some personal blog posts, (as well as those that are about my ancestors) back here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Go back another hundred years - 1735

Today marks the birth anniversary of Jacob Granger.

He was grandfather to George Tyler Granger...whose father was Joseph Granger, b Dec 7, 1765 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and who died Mar 21 1847 in Newburyport, Essex Co, MA.   George Tyler Granger was the pioneering spirit who moved to Texas from Newburyport.

Jacob Granger was born Aug 7, 1735 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA, and died on Feb 4 1795 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.


Like many people in this cemetery, there's a marker attesting to Jacob having served his country during the Revolutionary War.  

His wife was Sarah Farnam Granger, whose stone is next to his.  I found the design on the tombstone interesting and wonder what meaning it might have.  It is great to see a cemetery that is this well cared for.


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