|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1869|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1933|
"Captain Joseph H. Grant is regarded as one of the ablest lawyers of Oklahoma county, being a member of the well known firm of Fulton. Stringer and Grant. He has practiced law in Oklahoma City since 1903, and has taken an active part in public affairs. One of the things for which he deserves much credit, as having been very instrumental in effecting it, was the location in this city of a detail of military instructors for a military school, as a result of which the headquarters of the Southwestern Division of the army were located in Oklahoma City for a time, though later removed to St. Louis.
Captain Grant had an interesting career as a lawyer and soldier before coming to Oklahoma. Born at Clarkesville, Georgia, in 1869, son of William D. and Samantha J. (Holland) Grant, he comes of distinguished ancestry. On the paternal side it is Scotch. His great-great grandfather, Asa Grant, and his great-grandfather, William Grant, were both officers in the continental army during the Revolutionary war. Coming down to the preceding generation, his father was an officer in the Confederate service during the Civil war, while his mother was the daughter of Captain John Holland, also an officer of the Confederate army.
Captain Grant was reared and educated at Clarkesville, and in early life taught school as a means of furthering his own education. His law studies were begun in Clarkesville, in the office of Judge Logan E. Blakely, chief justice of the supreme court of Georgia. After being admitted to the bar in Clarkesville in 1891, he moved to Anderson, South Carolina, in the following year and was engaged in practice there until 1898.
While away on a business trip to Sioux City, Iowa, the Spanish-American war was formally declared, and he at once hurried home to recruit and organize a company for the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, of which company he became lieutenant and later captain and regimental adjutant. His service that year was spent in camp at Chickamauga, till his discharge in November. In July. 1899, he received re-appointment as captain of volunteers and was assigned to command of Company M of the Twenty-Ninth LTnited States 'Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was sent to the Philippines, and after some field service there Captain Grant was detached from his regiment and appointed judge advocate, being assigned to duty in the Department of Southern Luzon.
He was next appointed civil governor of the province of Leyte, and later was elected by ballot, with a large majority, as governor of that province, the capital of which is the town of Tacloban. Governor Grant's administration of affairs in this province, until his resignation in March, 1903. and return home. was marked by thorough efficienty, and his equitable and conscientious performance received high commendation both from the United States military authorities and the people of the province.
Captain Grant was married at Anderson. South Carolina, to Miss Lillie May Fant, a member of a prominent South Carolina family of that name. Thev have two children, both born in the Philippines, Mary Ermita and George."
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Vol 2
The following information for the children of Joseph and Lillie Grant was submitted by FINDAGRAVE contributor Lucy Grant, #47714007
Children (of Joseph H. Grant):
Mary Ermita Grant (Krepps) b. 7/6/1900 at Manila, Phillipines m. William B. Krepps 6/1/1925. Their Childen: Lillian, Ermita, Billy Joe, Jane.
George William Grant b. 5/28/1902 at Tacloban, Province of Leyte, Phillipines. Children: Joseph (Jody) Grant and Chrissie Grant (Williamson)
Catherine (Katie) Elizabeth Grant McAlister b. 2/5/1911 at 419 E 11th St, Oklahoma City and died 4/30/1989 in Oklahoma City. Child: Anne McAlister
Joseph Fant Grant b. 5/17/1916 at 440 W 12th St. Oklahoma City, OK. married Lucy Ellen Fellers Grant 9/21/1940 and died 3/29/1967 in San Antonio, TX. Children: Joseph F., Jr., James Morgan, Gretchen, Lucy, Sally
William Daniel Grant (1836 - 1917)
Samantha Jane Holland Grant (1842 - 1914)
Lily May Fant Grant (1875 - 1956)*
Joseph Fant Grant (1916 - 1967)*
Asa Preston Grant (1864 - 1942)*
Thomas Lee Grant (1866 - 1924)*
Joseph H. Grant (1869 - 1933)
Savannah Jane Grant Wood (1871 - 1922)*
Sally Grant Hood (1872 - 1941)*
Starling S. Grant (1874 - 1876)*
James Rusk Grant (1876 - 1917)*
Noel Willis Grant (1878 - 1935)*
Judson Speer Grant (1881 - 1929)*
Mamie Lillian Grant Holtz (1885 - 1921)*
Rose Hill Burial Park
Plot: Section 14 NE 310
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Record added: Aug 18, 2010
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