1790 - 1883 (93 years)
||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|
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 & 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|
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
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
||Early GRANGER  |
||Shelfanger, Norfolk, England
||27 Sep 1792
||Shelfanger All Saints, Norfolk, England 
||Brooklyn, Kings, NY 
||21 Aug 1883
||20 Jun 2015 |
||William GRANGER, b. Abt 1755, Thorp, Norfolk, England , d. 1 Nov 1839, Guiltcross Union, Norfolk, England (Age ~ 84 years) |
||Mary HOLMES, b. 17 Mar 1756, Shelfanger, Norfolk, England , d. 9 Jun 1851, Guiltcross Union, Norfolk, England (Age 95 years) |
||9 Jan 1784
||Shelfanger, Norfolk, England 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Mary DOUGHERTY, b. 1797, Liverpool, England , d. 8 Dec 1853, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 56 years) |
||3 Jun 1816
||Lancashire, Liverpool, England 
| ||1. William GRANGER, b. 1816, England , d. 9 Apr 1853, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 37 years)|
| ||2. John GRANGER, b. 20 Jun 1819, Liverpool, England , d. 10 Aug 1850, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 31 years)|
| ||3. George GRANGER, b. 1 Jul 1821, Norfolk, England , d. Dec 1821 (Age 0 years)|
| ||4. Early GRANGER, Jr, b. 28 Sep 1823, Shelfanger, Norfolk, England , d. 26 Aug 1901, Jamaica, Queens, NY (Age 77 years)|
| ||5. James GRANGER, b. 1 Jun 1825, Norfolk, England , d. 4 Feb 1850, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 24 years)|
| ||6. Robert GRANGER, b. 16 Aug 1827, d. 5 Aug 1853, Herbert Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 25 years)|
| ||7. Mary GRANGER, b. 13 May 1829, Norfolk, England , d. 26 Feb 1904, Jamaica, Queens, NY (Age 74 years)|
| ||8. Margaret GRANGER, b. 1831, England , d. 17 Mar 1871, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 40 years)|
| ||9. Guph GRANGER, b. 1834, Brooklyn, Kings, NY |
| ||10. Alfred GRANGER, b. 1838|
| ||11. Charles Henry GRANGER, b. 10 Sep 1838, Brooklyn, Kings, NY , d. 7 Mar 1880, Millstown, Mercer, NJ (Age 41 years)|
||11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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.
â€śOn 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.â€ť - excerpt Brooklyn Eagle 12 June 1880
We hold a tattered and worn copy of Early Grangerâ€™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.
- [S43] Granger Family Genealogy, Russell Granger.
- [S327] Church Record.
- [S279] William Granger Family Group.