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James Alexander McGrew
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1839
Death: Mar. 8, 1906

James Alexander had scarlet fever while very young and it left him deaf. He had already learned to talk, and later learned to read lips, but he talked in monotone.

He fought in the Civil War at Chattanooga, where his future wife's husband, B.A. Moss, was killed. James married Lavina Hurst Moss, who had two small daughters. They had six children and about 1886, he took the unmarried children, except for the two youngest sons and moved out. Viney became ill with cancer and died Jan 20, 1890.

James married Serena Roberts a month after Viney's death. He owned 160 acres and they ran a hotel in DeSoto, MS. He died in 1906, and she died in 1907, and it is said her family got everything that he had accumulated.
Family links: 
  Henry Mortimer McGrew (1817 - 1876)
  Susan Ann Kemp McGrew (1818 - 1895)
  Serena A Roberts McGrew (1845 - 1907)*
  Lavina Elizabeth Hurst McGrew (1841 - 1890)*
  Susan Charlotte McGrew Miller (1868 - 1957)*
  Henry Alexander McGrew (1871 - 1943)*
  Phillip A. McGrew (1873 - 1938)*
  James Alexander McGrew (1839 - 1906)
  Ann Elizabeth McGrew Long (1843 - 1935)*
  John Lewis McGrew (1845 - 1926)*
  Eli Nathaniel McGrew (1848 - 1934)*
  David Rowe McGrew (1851 - 1937)*
  Susan Ann McGrew Cox (1854 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
De Soto Cemetery
De Soto
Clarke County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Sandra
Originally Created by: DeeDee
Record added: Dec 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32023296
James Alexander McGrew
Added by: Sandra
James Alexander McGrew
Added by: DeeDee
James Alexander McGrew
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- Linda
 Added: Jul. 16, 2010
Alexander McGrew> William McGrew> Alexander McGrew> Henry Mortimer McGrew > James Alexander McGrew > Phillip A. McGrew> Henry Eli McGrew> Dorothy E McGrew Lofton Touchberry
- Sandra Lofton Hausaman
 Added: Sep. 26, 2009
He was in the Civil War and fought in the Battle of Chattanooga. he was a small man with a mustache, had curly black hair, and wore size 4 shoes. He learned the trade of gunsmith while in the service ...
- Bev
 Added: May. 28, 2009

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