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Chapter 1: Ancestry. removal of his grandfather to Ohio. parents and Birth. at school and at home. characteristics of his boy-hood. love of horses. skill in managing them. too much for vicious Ponies. persistency. the load o
ever, he emigrated with his family to what was then the North-western Territory, and became one of the pioneer settlers of Ohio, to the rich but wild lands of which the tide of emigration from the older states was then beginning to set. At the time o also from Pennsylvania.
He had learned his trade of tanner in Kentucky, but his aversion to slavery led him to settle in Ohio.
Hiram Ulysses Grant, now known to the world as General Ulysses S. Grant, was the eldest of six children, and was born at, and was always well directed in moulding the elements of his character for future usefulness.
The early settlers of Ohio, especially those from New England and New York, carried with them a just appreciation of the advantages of education, and