d where the town of Deerfield now stands.
He had now five children, including Peter, a son by his first marriage.
My father, Jesse R. Grant, was the second child-oldest son, by the second marriage.
Peter Grant went early to Maysville, Kentucky, where he was very prosperous, married, had a family of nine children, and was drowned at the mouth of the Kanawha River, Virginia [now West Virginia], in 1825, being at the time one of the wealthy men of the West.
My grandmother Grant died in 1805, leaving seven children.
This broke up the family.
Captain Noah Grant was not thrifty in the way of laying up stores on earth, and, after the death of his second wife, he went, with the two youngest children, to live with his son Peter, in Maysville.
The rest of the family found homes in the neighborhood of Deerfield, my father in the family of Judge [George] Tod, the father of the late Governor [David] Tod, of Ohio.
His industry and independence of character were such, that I imagine his