Biography - Thomas Grantham

Thomas GRANTHAM, restaurant, born in Montgomery County, Ill., April 12, 1841, son of Ezekiel and Eleanor (WILEY) GRANTHAM, he a native of Kentucky, she the mother of fourteen children, Thomas the twelfth child. Our subject was educated in the common schools of Montgomery County, and worked on his father's farm till he arrived at the years of manhood, when he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Infantry, under Capt. J. H. CABRICK; was detailed on the bakery department, and on guard duty; served three years, and was honorably discharged. Returning to Irving, he engaged in the dairy business about thirteen months, and then in the bakery business, and now owns an interest in a restaurant in Irving, doing a good business. In Montgomery County, Ill., October 11, 1866, he married Miss A. L. SAYLOR, born in Ohio in 1847, who has borne him six children, viz.: Jay V., Lola V., Laura J., Alvee C., Theresa M. and Harry V. The parents of Mrs. GRANTHAM were natives of Ohio, and died in Marion County, Ill. Mr. GRANTHAM and wife are members of the M. E. Church; he is a Republican.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 285.

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