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Early GRANGER

Early GRANGER

Male 1790 - 1883  (93 years)

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  • Name Early GRANGER  [1
    Born 1790  Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 27 Sep 1792  Shelfanger All Saints, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1883  Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 21 Aug 1883  Greenwood Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I503  The Turses
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2015 

    Father William GRANGER,   b. Abt 1755, Thorp, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1839, Guiltcross Union, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Mary HOLMES,   b. 17 Mar 1756, Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1851, Guiltcross Union, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1784  Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary DOUGHERTY,   b. 1797, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1853, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1816  Lancashire, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William GRANGER,   b. 1816, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1853, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. John GRANGER,   b. 20 Jun 1819, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1850, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. George GRANGER,   b. 1 Jul 1821, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1821  (Age 0 years)
     4. Early GRANGER, Jr,   b. 28 Sep 1823, Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1901, Jamaica, Queens, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. James GRANGER,   b. 1 Jun 1825, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1850, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     6. Robert GRANGER,   b. 16 Aug 1827,   d. 5 Aug 1853, Herbert Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Mary GRANGER,   b. 13 May 1829, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1904, Jamaica, Queens, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Margaret GRANGER,   b. 1831, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1871, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     9. Guph GRANGER,   b. 1834, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Alfred GRANGER,   b. 1838
     11. Charles Henry GRANGER,   b. 10 Sep 1838, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1880, Millstown, Mercer, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790 - Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1816 - Lancashire, Liverpool, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1883 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Early and Mary Granger house, Carll Street, Brooklyn, NY
    Early and Mary Granger house, Carll Street, Brooklyn, NY
    145 Carll Street Illustration -- Drawn as a period image from a 1930s photograph that was taken just prior to the street's demolition. The second house from the right is where Early and Mary lived in 1850. James was killed in the Hague Street explosion in that year, and his wife and child came to live here. Contributed by Russell Granger, Nov 2008
    Granger Address Map, Brooklyn, NY
    Granger Address Map, Brooklyn, NY
    Early Granger Address locations in "the old neighborhood." Not one dwelling remains. For those trying to orient the maps, it is essentially upside down; north to Manhattan is at the bottom, Brooklyn Heights at right, Williamsburgh far left beyond the Navy Yard / Wallabout Bay. Contributed by Russell Granger, Nov 2008
    Early and Mary Granger house on Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY
    Early and Mary Granger house on Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY
    Early & Mary Granger House - Navy Street photograph taken in 1927 -- No way to confirm absolutely (as with the Carll street house, where we are certain of the exact location), but it is very likely that one of these small dwellings was Early and Mary's residence in 1853. Contributed by Russell Granger, Nov 2008
    Early Granger, b. 1790, pastel on canvas
    Early Granger, b. 1790, pastel on canvas
    The image area of the painting is 23.5" by 19.5". It is hung with Early's cane across the top of the frame in eyehooks. The cane is likely the same mentioned in a Brooklyn Eagle newspaper article on his 90th birthday celebration. The cane measures 33.25". The painting was kept in a farmhouse attic for years, and is in good condition.

    The painting is as "washed-out" looking as it seems in the photos. A note from my grandfather, kept with the painting states that it is pastel on canvas. It also states that Early Granger's hair was white, his eyes dark brown, and his complexion "fair". It also states that the house pictured was on Springfield Road in Jamaica, Long Island. - Courtesy Ian Williams

    Headstones
    Early Granger and Mary Dougherty
    Early Granger and Mary Dougherty
    Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
    Plot: Lot 5546 Section44

    Albums  Living
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Early Granger was a veteran of Waterloo, most likely having served in the West Norfolk 54th Regiment of Foot. His obituary indicates that he enlisted in 1811 and remained with the regiment until Louis Phillipe ascended the French throne. He served under Captain George Black and was the recipient of the Waterloo Medal. The Waterloo Medal was given to all soldiers who fought at the battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo in June of 1815. It was the first campaign medal ever issued by the British Army. . We believe he came to America in 1820.

      Most of the men in the family were noted for their mason skills. Early Sr. was credited for building the brick housing for the Navy Yard's first boiler, probably sometime in the late 1830s.

      “On July 12, 1880 a birthday surprise party was held at the residence of his son-in-law, Daniel B. Hendricks, at Springfield, Long Island. Mr. Granger was born in Norfolk, England and served several years in the English Army. He fought at Waterloo. He emigrated to the United States in 1830. He organized the first brass band in Brooklyn in 1835. This band is now known as the 47th Regiment Band. After dinner the party assembly adjourned to the barn where the floor was prepared for dancing. Mr. Granger himself danced a hornpipe and sang a song, showing himself able to carry his many years with gaiety, grace, and a hearty cheerfulness.” - excerpt Brooklyn Eagle 12 June 1880

      We hold a tattered and worn copy of Early Granger’s discharge papers. It and the baptism dates correlate regarding his birth date being 1792, however this varies with later records holding his birth date to be about 1790.

    Buried:
    • Lot 5546, Sec 44

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] Granger Family Genealogy, Russell Granger.

    2. [S327] Church Record.

    3. [S279] William Granger Family Group.