|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1828|
|Death: ||May 9, 1880|
Cyril's name is variously given as Cyrille Lagrandeur or Lagrasset on baptismal records of St Pierre Parish Church in Sorel, Quebec, Canada and the Peshawbestown Catholic Church in Leelanau County, Michigan. According to the former, he was baptized on September 17, 1828 thus making the date of birth on his headstone inaccurate.
Cyril married Amelia "Emily" Manseau July 10, 1855 in what was then Provemont, Michigan. He and Emily came to the Centerville area of Lake Leelanau and homesteaded in 1857. Together they had ten children; Amelia Josephina, Julia Genevieve, Edward Cyrille, Maria Isabella "Elizabeth", Philomena, Antoine Francis, Cecilia, Helen, Joseph and Cyril Octave.
Just when he began using "Grant" as his surname is not exactly known.
He served in the Civil War from August 12, 1862 to June 4, 1865 as a private in Company A, 26th Regiment, Michigan Volunteers under General U.S. Grant (no relation). He spent from November, 1863 to the summer of 1864 in the hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, with dysentery, and was wounded, apparently not seriously, on April 7, 1865. According to his widow's application for a pension, he continued to suffer off and on from the aftermath of dysentery condition, until his death in 1880.
Cyril could neither read nor write, which could account for the discrepancies amoung the varying documents attached to his life.
Amelia Manseau Grant (1839 - 1921)*
Mary P Grant Plamondon (____ - 1891)*
Antoine Francis Grant (1869 - 1917)*
Cyril Grant (1880 - 1941)*
Saint Marys Cemetery
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Syriel (Cyril or Cyriel L.) Grant was born on November 19, 1828, and had enlisted with the "Lake Shore Tigers" Co. A. 26th MI on August 12, 1862, at the age of 32 at Centerville Twp. He was also listed from Suttonsbay, Leelanau County. Syriel was listed i...(Read more)|
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