Biography of William Grant, Sr.
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM GRANT, SR., butcher, Springfield; was born in England in 1811; came to the United States in 1831, and, after a few years' stay in Columbus, Ohio, came to Springfield in January, 1836, and has since been a resident and one of the active business men of the city. He commenced his business (butcher) by attending market, and gradually increased his trade, with the growth and increase of the city, until he established a regular daily market, located on High street near Market space, in a building erected by Mr. Grant for that purpose; his three sons, William H., Martin A. and Thomas P., are now associated with him. During Mr. Grant's residence here, he has laid out and contributed two additions to the city, one on South Center street, including Mulberry and Pleasant streets; the other on North Plum and Yellow Springs streets, his present residence being in the latter addition, at the corner of North Plum and Cedar streets. He married, at Columbus, in 1835, Nancy, daughter of George McConnel, one of the early settlers of that city, and the builder of the first State House; her decease occurred in 1850; of the children from this union, six are now living - William H., Mary J. (now Mrs. John Mulholland), Fannie (now Mrs. Quincy Petts), and Martin M. and Thomas P. (twins). In 1852, he married Martha IL Darling, a native of Massachusetts; from this union have been born two children - Dr. George D., and Harriet B., now Mrs. William H. Weir.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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