Rebecca Douglas <I>Stewart</I> Grant

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Rebecca Douglas Stewart Grant

Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 6 Feb 1917 (aged 81)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Cremated
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Rebecca was born in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, now known as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Gen. John Stewart, an officer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Mary Scott. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Scott and Rebecca Douglas; and the niece of Thomas Alexander Scott , President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, from whom she received an inheritance as noted in an excerpt from his will, shown below. Rebecca's known siblings included David A. Stewart of Carnegie Steel, whose son Douglas became the Director of the Carnegie Museum; Thomas Scott Stewart and Sarah Bell Stewart Wyeth.

Rebecca married David Beach Grant of Grant Locomotive on 17 Sep 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Together they had three children:

1. Douglas Stewart Grant married first to Isabelle Isham Scott, daughter of George S. Scott of Newport, Rhode Island and New York. They divorced and Douglas married second to Llillian Bates.
2. Adele Beach Grant married George Devereux De Vere Capell, 7th Earl of Essex. Adele became the Countess of Essex.
3. Edythe Scott Grant married first to millionaire Arthur Padelford and second to Viscount Gaston Charles de Breteuil. Edythe became Viscountess de Breteuil.
Obituary of Rebecca's father, Gen. John Stewart:
Intelligence was yesterday received in this city of the death of General John Stewart from heart disease at his home. No. 414 South Fifteenth street, Philadelphia. His son, D. A. Stewart, Treasurer of the Edgar Thomson Steel Company, left here yesterday to attend the funeral. General Stewart was a native of Adams county, this State, and during his lifetime has been closely identified with the history of the Commonwealth. He was married to a sister of the labs Thomas A. Scott, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. For some time he has been connected with the United States mint at Philadelphia, but has not been able to perform his official duties since last June on account of failing health. He leaves a wife and three children, a son, D. A. Stewart, of this city, and two daughter, Mrs. John Wyeth, wife of the celebrated chemical manufacturer of that name, and Mrs. Beach Grant, of New York, whose husband is connected with the Baldwin Locomotive works.
Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 27 Dec 1884, Sat, Page 1

Obituary of Rebecca's mother, Mary Scott Stewart:
The announcement yesterday of the death of Mrs. Mary C. Stewart, widow of the late General John Stewart, caused regret in an extended circle in which she was held In fond esteem. Mrs. Stewart, who was the oldest sister of the late Colonel Thomas A. Scott, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was in tho 80th year of her age. She was the aunt of James P. Scott and Mrs. Joseph E. Thropp. Mrs. Stewart leaves two daughters, Mrs. Beach Grant, whose daughter, Miss Adele Grant, is so well known, and Mrs. John Wyeth. The interment will be In Woodlands.
The Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 11 Apr 1893, Tue, Page 4
Will of Thomas A. Scott of Philadelphia
Executed November 20th, 1879, Admitted to probate June 2nd, 1881
"Seventh. I give and bequeath to "The Fidelity Insurance Trust and Safe Deposit Company" of Philadelphia, and its successors, Forty, First Mortgage Bonds of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company, of One Thousand Dollars each, in trust as follows, that the said Company shall collect the interest on said Bonds as the same shall mature, and pay the said interest to my niece MRS. REBECCA D. GRANT, wife of D. B. GRANT of the City of New York (provided she shall survive me), for and during the term of her natural life, and at her death, the said Company shall continue to hold the said bonds and collect the interest that shall mature thereon and pay the same from time to time to the said REBECCA D. GRANT'S oldest child who shall survive her, and at the death of said oldest surviving child, the said Company shall pay the principal of said Bonds to the heirs of said oldest surviving child. If the principal of said Bonds shall become due and payable before the expiration of this Trust, the said Trust Company shall invest the proceeds of said Bonds in lawful securities and pay the interest accruing on said lawful securities to the same person or persons, on the same terms and conditions as hereinbefore provided in this clause of my Will, and afterwards the principal to the heirs of said MRS. REBECCA D. GRANT'S oldest surviving child. If my niece MRS. REBECCA D. GRANT should not survive me, then this bequest is to be entirely void, and the forty Bonds bequeathed as aforesaid, shall become part of the residue of my Estate."

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