OBITUARIES
OSWEGO CO., N. Y. 

This is my gg-grandmother.  Would like to share information with anyone else researching this family line.  Thanks for your interest.  Joyce Grant Fesler at: joycefesler@msn.com.
See also:  Pine Grove Cemetery for more on the family.

Obituary from Syracuse Post Standard Newspaper on Dec. 18, 1906 page 12
(have photocopy).

Mrs. Sarah Seely Grant


"ROME WOMAN HAD NEARLY REACHED 100"

Finished Knitting a Pair of Stockings Only Last Saturday
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Rome, Dec. 17.- Mrs. Sarah Seely Grant, widow of John B. Grant, died this morning at the home of her son, Rev. A. J. Grant. She had no illness, death being the result of old age and a general wearing out of the system. She was apparently as well as usual last evening when she retired. At 5:30 o'clock this morning she was thought to be sleeping soundly and half an hour later it was discovered that she was dead, the body being yet warm.

     Mrs. Grant's maiden name was Sarah Seely. She was born  in Stamford, Conn., July 7, 1808.  Her father, Jehue Seely, moved to Lafayette, this state, when she was quite young. He fought for America throughout the War of 1812 and was present at the engagement at Sackets Harbor.

     Mrs. Grant went to church in Onondaga county and at an early age joined the Methodists. The family lived on  the site of the City of Syracuse. There were then no regular hours of worship in the township, services being conducted in an old log schoolhouse.

     Her father was a British sympathizer during the Revolution and would not fight on the American side. Her husband assisted to put upon the tracks the first car ever constructed for a railroad in this state. The car was brought down from Albany to Syracuse by bob sleds. It was taken to Geres lock, near Belle Isle, the then eastern terminus of what is now known as the Auburn branch of the Central. The railroad was then called the Syracuse & Rochester road.

     Mrs. Grant possessed an accurate and retentive memory up to the last. Her sight was good and only Saturday she completed knitting a pair of stockings for her grandson. She was about the house as usual yesterday and her health up to the last had been considered excellent.

     Mr. Grant died in North Western, this county, in 1895 at the age of 93 years. They were married in 1826 in Onondaga county. She was the last of a family of six children. For the past thirty years she had made her home with her son, who moved to Rome from North Western three months ago.

     Mrs. Grant is survived by the following children: Anna Eliza Bass of Schenectady; Amazi S. Grant of Sand Lake, Mich.; Rev. A. J. Grant of Rome; Newman H. Grant of Hastings, Oswego county; Rev. Luman A. Grant of Syracuse.
     A service will be held at the home of Mr. Grant tomorrow evening and the body will be taken to Hastings the next day for funeral and interment. "

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**Note:  a picture of Sarah also appeared in this paper.


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