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Alexander Fraser Grant
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1805
Death: Jun. 17, 1836

Alexander Fraser Grant was one of a number of men who studied law in the office of Hon. Henry Eddy and afterward became prominent. Equality being the county-seat of Gallatin county at that time, he located there and soon afterward was appointed judge of the circuit court. He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1804, and died at the age of thirty-one, in Vandalia, then the capital of the state, where he had gone to spend the winter. During his somewhat protracted illness he was tenderly watched and cared for, in addition to the loving ministrations of his sister, by Messrs. Lincoln, Eddy, Browne and other warm personal friends. Physically, he had auburn hair, blue eyes and other marks of the Scotch physical character. His moral and intellectual excellencies and pleasing manners won him universal respect and esteem. He was never married. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Fraser Ridgway, the mother of the late Hon. Thomas S. Ridgway, of Shawneetown. The family to which he belonged came to this country in 1807, locating in Philadelphia, but subsequently moved to southern Illinois. It may be said of this family that in the early days of Shawneetown and vicinity it had precedence in point of education, refinement and deep piety, and as such became a special blessing to the community; its elevating influence is still noticeable there. The son, the subject of the foregoing paragraph, received his education in Philadelphia and was considered a remarkably bright boy by his teachers. 
 
Burial:
Old State Cemetery
Vandalia
Fayette County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5764969
Alexander Fraser Grant
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Alexander Fraser Grant
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Alexander Fraser Grant
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 5, 2008
My 4th great-granduncle.
- Richard Anderson
 Added: Jan. 15, 2008
 
 
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