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Descendants of John GANT

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3. William GANT (John , John ) was born about 1732 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He died about 10 May 1809 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

William married Anna WOOD about 1756 in Granville County, North Carolina. Anna was born about 1734 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. She died about 1809 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

They had the following children:

+ 11 M i Giles GANT
  12 F ii Lavinia GANT was born about 1758 in Granville County, North Carolina.
  13 F iii Sarah GANT was born on 22 Apr 1760 in Granville County, North Carolina.
  14 F iv Elizabeth GANT was born about 1762 in Granville County, North Carolina.
+ 15 M v Frederick GANT
  16 M vi John GANT was born about 1767 in Bute County, North Carolina.
  17 M vii Britain GANT was born about 1769 in Bute County, North Carolina.
  18 M viii Cador GANT was born in 1771 in Bute County, North Carolina.
+ 19 M ix Tyre GANT
  20 F x Abigail GANT was born about 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died before 1809.
  21 F xi Rebecca GANT was born about 1777 in Burke County, North Carolina.
  22 F xii Nancy GANT was born about 1779 in Burke County, North Carolina.
  23 F xiii Amy GANT was born about 1781 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

9. Charles GANT (John , John ) was born about 1753 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 15 Apr 1816 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

The will of Charles Gant, dated January 13, 1816 and witnessed by Richard Hill and Mathew J Williams was proved in the March Court of 1816. It included the following wording:"First I lend my daughter, Nancy Gant the use of my house where I now reside together with twenty acres of land - around the house during her single or natural life after which the said house and land go as hereafter divided." He gave his son William 600 acres of land including land "whereon I now live" on Red Bud Creek adjoining land of Cooper Williams, Archibald Davis and the Red Bud meeting house and the rest of his land to his son Jerry (approximately 360 acres). His gave his son Jordan 500 dollars (apparently about equivalent to the value of the land given to each of the other sons). The inventory of the estate of Charles Gant included thirteen slaves and was signed by William Gant (his son), administrator.

Charles married Winnifred THORNTON, daughter of John THORNTON and Elizabeth. Winnifred died in 1797.

They had the following children:

+ 24 M i Jeremiah "Jerry" GANT
  25 M ii Charles Jordan GANT was born in 1782 in Franklin County, North Carolina. He died on 31 Dec 1850 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia and was buried in Dec 1850 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.
        Charles married Mary Ann WILHITE on 16 Aug 1821 in Jasper County, Georgia.
+ 26 M iii William GANT
  27 F iv Nancy GANT was born in 1794 in Franklin County, North Carolina. She died in 1816 in Franklin County, North Carolina.
        Nancy married Thomas about 1817 in Franklin County, North Carolina. Thomas was born about 1800 in Franklin County, North Carolina.
  28 F v Mary Angeline GANT was born on 22 Mar 1797 in Franklin County, North Carolina. She died on 29 May 1866 in Greensboro, Green County, Georgia.
        Mary married Samuel DAVIS in 1816 in Franklin County, North Carolina. Samuel was born on 6 Apr 1787 in Halifax County, Virginia. He died on 7 Sep 1875 in Greensboro, Green County, Georgia.

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