Richard  Grantham Sr

Richard Grantham Sr (1754 - 1846)

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Richard Grantham Sr
Born in Dobbs, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Died in Grainger, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Richard Francis Grantham


Note: Information from letter written by Mildred Hudson Terrell, dated Oct 1930 while applying for DAR application. Quote from letter: "Mary Grantham Saunders is the child of Corporal Richard Grantham born March 16 1754, in Dobbs County N.C. died June 22, 1846 in Tenn. Married in Rogersville, Tenn, April 14, 1784 to Frances Amis (Daughter of Capt Thomas Amis and first wife Alice Gale) born April 15 1766 died Nov 22 1784."
Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files:
GRANTHAM, Richard, Francis, W418, BLW #34546-160-55, NC & SC Line, soldier was a son of John & Ann Grantham & he was born 16 Mar 1754 in Dobbs County, North Carokina & he lived there at enlistment & later served as a sub for Joshua Grantham, no relationship stated, after the Rev,. War moved to Hawkins County, TN then moved to Grainger Co. TN & he appl there 21 Aug 1832, soldier had married 14 April 1784 in Hawkings County, TN to Francis daughter of Thomas & Alice Amis & she (Francis) was born 16 April 1765, widow applied 14 Oct 1846 Grainger County, TN & she was still there in 1855...." (Note: The children were then listed which have been inserted in this program)
DAR Patriot Index - Volume II page 1109 Richard Grantham
SGT Maj CPL (Sergeant Major Corporal) SCNC (South Carolina North Carolina) PNSR (soldier pensioned) WPNS (Widow Pensioned)
Franices Grantham (wife) also listed in the "Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files" page 1406
DAR Lineage Book Vol70 pages 253-254 entry # 69718
"Richard Grantham (1754-1846) was placed on the pension roll, 1833, of Granger County, tennessee, for service as private and corporal, North Carolina Line, He was born
Another Quote from the letter: "Revolutionary Record of Corp. Richard Grantham
He in listed July 22, 1775, served until Aug. 4, 1778. Was a Private under Capt. Thomas Lynch and Capt. Glenn Draytop. Colonel was Charles Pinckney, 1st S.C. He was Corporal the last eighteen months under Wm. Tazewell.
His wife was allowed pension on application executed Oct. 14, 1846 while residing in Graninger County, Tennessee. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Rev. War Records Sections."
The 1840 Federal Census in Tennessee shows that Richard Grantham is 85 years old and verifies he served in the Revolutionary War. See below:
1840 United States Federal Census 1840 United States Federal Census
Name:Richard Grantham Military Service:Veteran Township:Not Stated County:Grainger State:Tennessee



Name: Richard /Grantham/ Sr[1][2][3][4][5]
Name: Richard /Grantham/ Sr

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Richard /Grantham/ Sr.

Birth: 16 MAR 1754 Craven, Dobbs County, North Carolina, USA
Death: 22 JUN 1846 Grainger, Tennessee, USA


Burial: Grantham Cemetery, Grainger, Tennessee, USA

Military Service

Military Service:
Date: BET 22 JUL 1775 AND 04 AUG 1778
Place: Corporal/
Military Service:
Date: BET 22 JUL 1775 AND 04 AUG 1778
Place: Revolutionary War as a Corporal, Pension #13811./
Military Service:
Date: BET 22 JUL 1775 AND 04 AUG 1778
Place: Revolutionary War as a Corporal, Pension #13811./
Military Service:
Date: BET 22 JUL 1775 AND 04 AUG 1778
Place: Corporal/


Type: Military Pension
Place: Revolutionary War Pension # W 418
Type: Military Pension
Place: Revolutionary War Pension # W 418


Note: #N61


Object: @M52@
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  • WikiTree profile Grantham-99 created through the import of ROBISON Gedcom of DRR Ancestors and Descendants for WikiTree 01 JUL 2012.ged on Jul 1, 2012 by Dave Robison. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Dave and others.
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Note N61Richard Grantham was born 16 March 1754 in Dobbs Co, North Carolina. He came to what is now Hawkins Co, Tennessee after the Revolutionary War. He served a first term of six months as a Corporal. He then volunteered for a second term as Sergeant Major in the place of his cousin Joshua who had a big family. He married FRANCES AMIS, second daughter of CAPTAIndiana THOMAS AMIS, one of the earliest settlers in Hawkins Co, on 14 April 1785. He died 23 June 1846, and she died 27 April 1872, both in Grainger Co, Tennessee. They were buried in the Grantham Cemetery in Grainger Co, Tennessee. This cemetery was flooded by Cherokee Lake when the Tennessee Valley Project was constructed. This cemetery was designated Grantham Cemetery No. 54 on TVA Land Map and Track No. Ck 946 and is 1.8 miles from the North End of the Olen R Marshall Bridge, about 200 or 300 feet on the right side of the roaDThe 1810 Federal Census shows him owning 185 acres and one slave. The following is an extraction from a letter from A DHiller, Assistant to the Administrator in response to a request of Mrs J Wallace Bracey for military and pension records dated February 5, 1932: "While residing in Dobbs Co, North Carolina, he enlisted July 22, 1775, served as a private and corporal in Captains Thomas Lynch and Glen Brayton's Company under Colonel Charles Cotesworth Pinkney in the South Carolina Troops, was in one engagement, name of engagement not stated, and was discharged August 4, 1778; he again enlisted, date not given, served as a substitute for Joshua Grantham (relationship to soldier not known), as sargeant major in Captain John Kennedy's Company, Colonel William Tazovell's (?) North Carolina Regiment, and was in the Battle of Brier Creek, length of this service was five months. After the Revolution, he moved to Hawkins Co, Tennessee then to Grainger Co, Tennessee." It has been noted elsewhere that Joshua Grantham was Richards brother who had a young family at this time and that this was the motivation for Richard to serve in his place.[Grantham Edward I Descendants.ged] The Heritage of Wayne Co states that at the time of the Revolutionary War, Joshua Grantham's children were young, so Joshua's first cousin, Richard Grantham (son of John), who was not married at the time, voluteered in Joshua's place. He served six months as a private and 18 months as a corporal, during which time he took part in the Battle of Brier Creek.[RobinsonRobertson Descendants to B Winfield.FTW] *Under Richard Grantham, Sr his death date is shown as 22 June 1846. In Notes it is shown as 23 June 1846. Not sure which is correct. Will have to check the date. BW Source: Dave Robison web page, 001/UHI... dated 09/28/2001. Dave is a descendant of Tabitha Grantham, daughter of Richard who married Hezekiah Robinson/Robertson. Taken from: Grainger Co TN Inventories of Estates and Wills, Nov 1833- May 1852 Abstracted by Mary E Reeves Compilation of Wills from Ms Reeves's Book prepared by Janet Bryant. Grantham, Richard, deceased My beloved with Frances Grantham; my black boy SIMON; my 1st daughter Penelope advanced in age; my daughter Tabitha ROBERTSON; the children of my daughter Mary, deceased, who intermarried with George SANDERS; the children of my daughter Anna, deceased, who intermarried with Hezekial ROBERTSON; my son Amos, my daughter Rachel; my daughter Rhoda; my son John GrantHAM; my son James GrantHAM; my daughter Alice; my son Richard GrantHAM; my son Willis GrantAHM; James GrantHAM & Hughs W TAYLOR, Executors. Signed Richard GrantHAM, 6 Dec 1845. Witnesses: George GTAYLOR, Jacob P KIRKHAM, James H GRAY. Recorded 18 Jul 1846. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or for other commercial presentation. ----------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Source: #S566 Data: Text: Date of Import: 3 Dec 2002
  2. Source: #S563 Data: Text: Date of Import: 10 Jul 2003
  3. Source: #S435 Data: Text: Date of Import: 22 Sep 2002
  4. Source: #S564 Data: Text: Date of Import: 15 Jul 2001
  5. Source: #S682 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Richard Grantham

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