Biography of James Grant
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James Grant, pioneer, was born in Murrayshire, Scotland, in September, 1818. His parents, Lewis and Jane Grant, were natives of Scotland, descendants of French ancestors who migrated to Scotland about 600 years ago and founded the distinguished 'Grant" clan of the Highlands of "Albin." He was married in May, 1835, to Isabella Spence. Of nine children born to them six are living - William (see sketch), John, Geo., Albert, Robert and Jane. Mr. Grant came to America in 1850 and the same year to Kent county, purchasing 40 acres on sec. 5, Ada tp. Mrs. Grant died Feb 21, 1881, since which time Mr Grant resides with his children. He is a Republican and belongs to the Wesleyan Methodist Church.

History of Kent County, Michigan
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