March 2, 2009

Several people have sent information about Young Wood Grantham (who will herein be referred to as Y. W. Grantham). Sue Grantham Wilkinson sent a copy of a family bible record which includes Y. W. Grantham's date of birth. Joel Lee Grantham furnished information about Y. W. Grantham's early life. Harold Blaine Fisher, Glenn Fisher, and Dodie Wilkins Fisher furnished information about Y. W. Grantham's descendants. Emily Parker Wooten ( would like to correspond with others who are interested in the Grantham family.

Y. W. Grantham was born on January 25, 1839 in Pike County, Alabama. He was the son of Herring Grantham and Piercy Rainer. Herring Grantham was born on May 13, 1802 in Wayne County, North Carolina. Herring was the son of Frederick Grantham and Charity Barfield. Herring died in Macon County, Alabama on November 16, 1860.

Piercy Rainer was born on March 2, 1811 in Sampson County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Jarvis D. Rainer and Hannah Wood. Piercy died after 1880 in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Herring Grantham and Piercy Rainer had ten children:
1. Chelly Jane Grantham (b. 1828 in Wayne County, NC);
2. Andia Moriah Grantham (b. 1832 in Wayne County, NC; d. before 1860 in Pike County, AL);
3. James Frederick Grantham (b. 1834 in Wayne County, NC);
4. Blany Frederick Grantham (b. 1836 in Pike County, AL; was killed in the Civil War in 1861);
5. Y. W. Grantham (more about him below);
6. Hannah Adoline Grantham (b. 1841 in Pike County, AL);
7. Joel Herring Grantham (b. 1843 in Pike County, AL; served in Company I, 18th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.; d. 1917 in Houston County, AL; he is Joel Lee Grantham's great grandfather);
8. James Frederick Grantham (the second son given this name, b. 1845 in Pike County, AL; d. in Montgomery Co. AL);
9. Leonidas Theodore "Linch" Grantham (b. 1846 in Pike County, AL);
10. David Atcheson Grantham (b. abt. 1847-48; d. in Montgomery County, AL).

Y. W. Grantham left Alabama with his mother's brother, Kenan C. Rainer, before 1860. Kenan settled in Coryell County, Texas. During the Civil War, Y. W. Grantham served in Co. K of the 4th Texas Cavalry, C.S.A.

Y. W. Grantham married Eliza Davidson. They had a daughter: Elizabeth Jane Grantham (b. abt 1869).

Elizabeth Jane Grantham married John Frank Fisher. They had six children:

1-Reebe Fisher married Homer Nabors and they had the following children: (i) Paul Nabors; (ii) Hortense Nabors Tumlinson; (iii) Francis Nabors; (iv) Bob Nabors; and, (v) Kenneth Nabors;
2- Frank Blaine "Man" Fisher married Elinor Massey and they had two children: (i) Harold Blaine Fisher (married Opal Blackmon of Rockdale, Milam County, Texas; they raised children that Opal had by a prior marriage, and additionally had five children of their own); and, (ii) Clyde Laverne Fisher (he first married Joyce Marie Cass and they had a son, Dennis Wayne Fisher; Clyde Laverne Fisher later married Nora Lee Watson of Rockdale and they had Clyde Laverne Fisher Jr., Carol Elaine Fisher Webb, Brenda Fisher Hodges, James Richard Fisher, Robert Lee Fisher, Joanne Fisher Condrey and Nancy Denise Fisher Garrison).
Frank Blaine "Man" Fisher later married Mildred Goode. They had two children: (i) Mary Beth Fisher (married William Zack Fall); and, (ii) Robbie Lee Fisher (married Donald Frank Vestal).
3-Ab Fisher did not marry;
4-Thomas Youngblood Fisher married and had two children;
5-Beatrice Fisher; and,
6-Bernice Fisher.

Y. W. Grantham died on July 22, 1871. A descendant wrote the following: "Y. W. Grantham was shot from his horse while returning from voting. ( I have been told that he voted the wrong way on the issue to move the Texas capital from Washington on the Brazos)."

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