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[8] the Revolution, as our frontier widened and the salt and leaven began to be sprinkled westward, Captain Noah Grant went gradually to the Ohio River, leaving there no riches and many children. One of these, Jesse, became a tanner, and in 1821 married Miss Hannah Simpson from Pennsylvania.

On April 27, 1822, at Point Pleasant on the Ohio River, twenty-five miles above Cincinnati, was born their eldest son, and christened Hiram Ulysses,--Hiram because his grandfather liked the name, Ulysses because his step-grandmother had been reading Fenelon. Seventeen years later, when the boy was appointed to the Military Academy, “Mr. Hamer, knowing Mrs. Grant's name was Simpson, and that we had a son named Simpson, somehow got the matter a little mixed up in making the nomination, and sent the name in Ulysses S. Grant.” Such is the father's narrative. And before leaving Grant's plain, self-reliant,

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