John Grant


John Grant (the older) was living in the Albany area at least during the late 1750s.

His wife may have been Margaret Angus. Their daughter was christened at St. Peter's in May 1759 where he also witnessed a baptism. Thus, he would have been born probably prior to 1740. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany.

A younger, same-named individual lived in the city afterwards (perhaps in the same household).

This John Grant has not been definitively linked to an Albany residency. Perhaps he was the city householder of the late 1770s and afterwards. But, perhaps (probably at this point) not!

If not, he would not meet our criteria for inclusion among the people of colonial Albany. A John Grant was living in southern Albany County during this subject's effective lifetime.

With so many fundamental questions outstanding, we move on for now. At this point, he has been included as we suspect he may have been the father of at least one early Albany resident.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Grant has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/12