Descendants of Willis Jackson Grant
Chesley Howard Grant married Lucille Cox.Lucille is the daughter of Roger and Emma Ford Cox and sister to Hazel, Irene, Bassett and B. J. Cox
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIS JACKSON2 GRANT (ISSAC1) was born November 19, 1864 in Pontotoc Co., MS, and died May 03, 1920 in Pontotoc Co., MS. He married MARTHA FRANCES DILLARD September 02, 1886 in Union Co., MS. She was born December 15, 1866 Pontotoc Co., MS, and died April 17, 1957 in Pontotoc Co., MS.
Burial: Pontotoc Co., MS
Children of WILLIS GRANT and MARTHA DILLARD are:
i. FANNIE CORA3 GRANT, b. March 05, 1888.
ii. LAWERENCE GRANT, b. December 1889.
iii. ROY GRANT, b. July 1892.
iv. BIVER GRANT, b. May 20, 1895.
v. IDA GRANT, b. October 1897.
vi. FANNIE GRANT, b. January 1900.
vii. RALPH GRANT, b. Abt. 1903.2. viii. CHESLEY HOWARD GRANT, b. November 29, 1905, Pontotoc, d. June 09, 1985, Canton, MS.
ix. BESSIE GRANT, b. February 15, 1909.
Information on the Chesley Howard Grant Family.Chesley married Lucille Cox, daughter of Roger and Emma Ford Cox and sister of Hazel, Irene, Bassett and B.J. Cox, Neshoba County, MS.
Irva Nettles Information to Martha Grant Carter
William South came to Lawrence County South Carolina in 1789, he married Jessie Ellis Claridy. Daniel South’s son William was born probably between 1760 or 65 and he married Catherine Daniel.
Gabriel South son of William South married Martha Norwood, who died May 11, 1853. Gabriel moved to Mississippi soon after his wife’s death, bringing all of his family except one son James Benjamin, who remained in South Carolina to wind up his father’s estate. The following came with him: Mary, Martha, Sara, William, John, Franklin and Jane. John went back to South Carolina by running away, but started back to Mississippi and was drowned in Georgia. Franklin entered the confederate army and was killed January 14, 1865. During the war someone turned out Gabriel's horse after dark. Upo9n hearing them he got up to try to get them up and was knocked in the head and killed.
Mary married Jim Dillard, William married Polly Dillard, Martha married Tom Dillard, Sara married Tom Alexander, and Jane married 1st Bryson, 2nd Taylor, and 3rd Chandler. She had gone back to SC before marrying the first man and left no issue. James Benjamin South was wounded at Trevillion Station, surrendered to Sherman with is command at Greensboro, North Carolina, and was buried at Friendship Church. William South located in Pontotoc County. Mary South and Jim Dillard's children were Paralee, John, Fannie, Price, Anna, Berry, and Ida.
Paralee married Pink Caldwell-Oakhill
John married Lula Thompson-Endville
Fannie married Willis Jackson Grant-Poplar Springs and are the parents of Chesley Howard Grant and grandparents of Willis and Martha Grant, Canton; MS. Chesley married Lucille Cox, daughter of Roger and Emma Cox, Neshoba County, MS.
Price married Anna Kelley - Bethel
Anna married Albert Medlock-Bethel
Berry married Pattie McCarty-Sherman
Ida married Jim Dixon-Waxahatchie, Texas
Gabriel South located in Pontotoc County Miss. about 6 miles east of Pontotoc.
Fannie Dillard and Willis Jackson Grant
Cora married Lonnie Bryant
Lawrence married Sallie Bigham then Junie Nance
Roy married Sue Louise Taylor
Biver married Anna Laura Carter
Ida married Gayle Stokes
Ralph married Grace Robins
Chesley married Lucille Cox
Bessie married Van McCarver
Grand children of Willis and Fannie Grant
Cora - Irva, Liddell, Frances
Roy-Annie Sue, Johnny
Biver- Carter, Jack
Ralph-Geraldine, Louise, 2 or 3 more girls
Bessie-Lena Floy, Frances, Jolene, Carl
Willis Jackson Grant born 11-19-1863 died 5-3-1920
Martha Dillard Grant born 12-151867 died 4-16-1957
Enclosed the information about Grandma Grant's family, Mama wrote the information for Mrs. Christine Gee, who wrote 2 books. "The South Family" and "The Daniel Family", I had a copy of each loaned them to Frances and she misplaced them. Annie Sue has a copy but wouldn't let me borrow. I am writing to Carter Grant to learn if he or Brother Jack has information on the Grant Family.