John Grantham

Of Wayne Co. Georgia

John Grantham was born 1742 and died 1818 Glynn Co. GA. His wife's name was Mary Ann (surname not known)

Their known children are listed because of the Sheffield connection.

1. Ignatius Grantham born 1772 Wayne Co. GA.
2. Susanna Grantham married Aaron Sheffield and Jacob Guice
3. Mary Ann Grantham born 1791 GA. married Lofton Fairchild

No other information known on John and Mary Ann Grantham

Ignatius Grantham

Son of John

Ignatius Grantham born 1772 Wayne Co. Georgia. He married 9 October, 1810 in Camden, GA., to Catherine Sheffield daughter of West and Susannah Sherrod Sheffield.

Ignatius and Catherine came to the MS., Territory now Jackson Co. MS. before June 1815 where their West Grantham was born.

Catherine married second 2 November, 1828 Jackson Co. to William Christopher Seaman

The only known child of Ignatius and Catherine Sheffield Grantham is West Sheffield Grantham

West Sheffield Grantham

Son of Ignatius Grantham

West was born 4 June, 1815 Mississippi Territory now Jackson Co. MS. He died 21 September, 1894 in Alvord, TX., Wise Co.

West married Sarah Jane Byrd born 17 March, 1828 Jackson Co. MS., and died 24 February, 1908 in Alvord, TX. Both West and Sarah are buried in Hopewell Church Cemetery in Alvord.

The 1850 Census of Jackson Co. list West as a collier. At least twelve children were born to this couple and all born in Jackson Co. before the family removed to Texas after 1872

1. Caroline Grantham born 1848 MS., died 1928 in OK.
2. Malinda Grantham born 1850 MS.
3. Sidnah Grantham born 1851 MS. died 1878 Freestone, TX
4. Sarah Jane Grantham born 23 December, 1853 MS. married John Allen Perry
5. Marcella Grantham born 1855 MS. died 1878 Freestone, TX
6. John Grantham born 1857 MS. died 1878 Freestone, TX
7. Sherrod Grantham born 1860 MS. died 14 January, 1930 Cherokee, TX
8. Narcissa Grantham born 1862 MS
9. Matilda Grantham born 1864 MS. died 1941 Alvord, TX
10. Susan Byrd Grantham, born 25 December, 1865 MS., died 1943 TX
11. Henry Grantham born 1869 MS
12. Robert Grantham born 1872 MS., died Wilcox, Cochise, Arizona.

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