Correspondence on Grants in Waterford

From Pat Perry

Well David,

It appears that in fact, though many generations removed, we are indeed kin. My great-great-great-great grandfather was Walter Grant of Mooncoin, Ireland. He married Mary Dunphy and had at least three sons...John (b: March 28, 1785), Edward and James (b: April 12, 1793). The brothers moved to Nova Scotia. James became a priest.

I am impressed and amazed at your website. I hope you will not mind, but I am copying a great deal from your site. We are having a family reunion of the Coles/Grants on June 17th in Rhode Island. I know for a fact that NO ONE knows the family history as you have detailed. I have no doubts that your material will be be read and appreciated by many, many people. I have and will give you full credit for all the information. There is no way you should not receive the accolades due to you for your thorough research.

I do have a question, though. I have read and reread your pages. I am not sure of the line to Walter Grant. I am not exactly sure of his parents. I find them listed on your site in the Index under Iverk. If you have any information, I would be grateful.

Take care and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help with research on this side of the pond.

Pat Perry
40 Crossing Drive #102
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 475-1537
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Judyorlan@aol.com in 2004

We'll be in Ireland trying to find the Grant bones. Here is what we know:

David Francis Grant was born c1810 and married Johanna ???
c 1830. Children are: Patrick, c1831, James, c1832, Lawrence,
(my great-grandfather), c1833, Edward, c1834, Bridget, 1835,
William Francis, born 5-7-1836 in Rathpatrick, Snowhill, Kilkenny
Co.

The above from a Rootsweb.com search, posted by clarkebob@cox.net.
We've picked up the families of Lawrence and William Francis in Shakopee, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. The families lived through many hardships, but members of the Lawrence Grant line have survived. A family reunion was held 8-14-04 near Seattle, Washington where many of us reside.

There seems to have been a Co. Clare connection. Grants married into the large and evidently influential Hehir family. Lawrence Grant married a Co. Clare Keating/King descendent, Mary Ann King.

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