Contributed by Sue Wilkinson, Feb 1, 1999
Descendants of Johal Grantham Generation No. 1 1. JOHAL1 GRANTHAM was born in North Carolina, and died in AL. Notes for JOHAL GRANTHAM: Joel or Johal Grantham was a full blood Cherokee Indian. We do not know who his wife was. He was a part of the "Trail of Tears." He migrated to Montgomery County, AL during or shortly after the "Trail of Tears" where his one known son, Joel Henry Grantham, was born in 1844. Child of JOHAL GRANTHAM is: 2. i. JOEL HENRY2 GRANTHAM, b. 1844, AL; d. AL. Generation No. 2 2. JOEL HENRY2 GRANTHAM (JOHAL1) was born 1844 in AL, and died in AL. He married (1) MARY MAHALEY FUQUA 1866 in Pike County, AL. He married (2) CATHERINE ADAMS June 05, 1873 in Henderson, Pike County, AL. Child of JOEL GRANTHAM and MARY FUQUA is: i. HENRIETTA E.3 GRANTHAM, b. 1870. Notes for HENRIETTA E. GRANTHAM: Henrietta was referred to as Aunt Cricket. She married John Thomas Hodge in Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL. Children of JOEL GRANTHAM and CATHERINE ADAMS are: ii. ANNIE MAE3 GRANTHAM, b. 1874. 3. iii. KATIE P. GRANTHAM, b. 1875; d. 1914, Dothan, AL. iv. FANNIE MAE GRANTHAM, b. Abt. 1878. 4. v. JOEL BENJAMIN GRANTHAM, b. May 29, 1880, AL; d. July 23, 1947, Covington County, AL. 5. vi. DAVID LEE GRANTHAM, b. 1883, Montgomery County, AL; d. March 1924, near Headland, AL. David was killed with an axe by his neighbor.. vii. CLIVIA "CLEAVIE" GRANTHAM, b. 1885; d. 1960, Chattahoochie, FL; m. VAN CLAYTON. Generation No. 3 3. KATIE P.3 GRANTHAM (JOEL HENRY2, JOHAL1) was born 1875, and died 1914 in Dothan, AL. She married GREEN ROLAND June 28, 1900 in Dothan, AL. Child of KATIE GRANTHAM and GREEN ROLAND is: i. JOEL JACK4 ROLAND. 4. JOEL BENJAMIN3 GRANTHAM (JOEL HENRY2, JOHAL1) was born May 29, 1880 in AL, and died July 23, 1947 in Covington County, AL. He married (1) MATTIE ELIZABETH STRICKLAND November 21, 1901 in Elias Strickland's home in Henry County, AL, daughter of ELIAS STRICKLAND and JINEY A.. He married (2) OLA COLEMAN 1925 in Covington County, AL. Notes for JOEL BENJAMIN GRANTHAM: Joel Benjamin's headstone inscription: "Remember me in the by and by God take me to that Happy home on HIGH" Joel Benjamin Grantham was a tall, thin man with black hair and brown eyes. He told his children and grandchildren that he was a Cherokee Indian. The family picture that is in the possession of his youngest daughter, Josephine, is proof that his was indeed Cherokee Indian. He worked at the old Horseshoe Lumber Company in River Falls in the 1940's for a while with Uncle Hub Roper. Notes for MATTIE ELIZABETH STRICKLAND: Mattie Elizabeth Strickland Grantham's headstone inscription: "Sleep on Mother take your rest God called you home He knows best" The 1900 Henry County Census listed Mattie as being 15 years old and date of birth as being 1884. Mattie's headstone has the inscription of 1886, age 34. Rememberances of Mattie: The exact number of twins born to Mattie and Joel were unknown. They had several between 1901 and 1907. However, it is believed to have been many sets that were still born. She did have three live births that lived to be adults. Mattie died before any of her children were old enough to marry. Some of Mattie's older grandchildren remember seeing an old tin picture of her and her children, Willie Mae, Harvey, and Rosa. She is remembered as being a small woman with very long black hair and brown eyes and a beautiful face. Mattie may have been half Creek Indian, however, we have no proof at this time. She died shortly after having still-born twins in Andalusia, AL. Children of JOEL GRANTHAM and MATTIE STRICKLAND are: i. WILLIE MAE4 GRANTHAM, b. August 26, 1908; d. 1988, Andalusia, AL (Covington, County); m. HUBERT GIDARTHUR ROPER, November 04, 1922, Andalusia, Covington County, AL. Marriage Notes for WILLIE GRANTHAM and HUBERT ROPER: Willie Mae and Uncle Hub did not have any children. 6. ii. HARVEY J GRANTHAM, b. July 27, 1910, Dothan, Houston Co., AL; d. May 26, 1960, Red Level, AL. 7. iii. ROSA LEE GRANTHAM, b. June 08, 1914, Covington County, AL; d. 1994, Covington County, AL. Children of JOEL GRANTHAM and OLA COLEMAN are: 8. iv. EVELYN4 GRANTHAM, b. July 23, 1925, Covington County, AL. 9. v. DOROTHY MAE GRANTHAM, b. September 27, 1927, Covington County, AL. vi. LAWRENCE DALTON GRANTHAM, b. February 27, 1932, Covington County, AL; d. June 15, 1953, Korea; m. SHIRLEY WALTON, August 02, 1952. Marriage Notes for LAWRENCE GRANTHAM and SHIRLEY WALTON: Lawrence "Dalton" and Shirley were married about six weeks before he left for Korea. He was killed in action on June 15, 1953. vii. JOSEPHINE GRANTHAM, b. August 09, 1936, Covington County, AL; m. JOSHUA, October 16, 1977, Andalusia, Covington County, AL. Marriage Notes for JOSEPHINE GRANTHAM and JOSHUA: Josephine and Joshua do not have any children. 5. DAVID LEE3 GRANTHAM (JOEL HENRY2, JOHAL1) was born 1883 in Montgomery County, AL, and died March 1924 in near Headland, AL. David was killed with an axe by his neighbor.. He married CALLIE PARKER, daughter of HENRY PARKER. Children of DAVID GRANTHAM and CALLIE PARKER are: i. MYRTLE4 GRANTHAM, b. October 26, 1918, Headland, AL; m. SHOUPPE. 10. ii. JOEL HENRY GRANTHAM, b. October 11, 1913; d. February 03, 1971, Florida. iii. MERLLEE GRANTHAM, b. September 24, 1923; m. BASS.
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