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Benjamin Granville[1]

Male 1789 - 1864  (75 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Granville 
    Born 1789  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1864  Bellville, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Granville was the first postmaster of Bellville and has a street named after him.  He donated land at Piney Creek for a Methodist Campground.  He served in the army of the Republic of Texas and was ordered to guard the baggage at Harrisburg during the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.  He served in the company of Captain Gibson Kuykendal.  He was also deputy sheriff of Austin County and served as a justice of the peace.
          Grenville arrived from Michigan on Dec. 1, 1834 and applied for land 4/15/1835.  He listed his occupation as farmer.  His wife's name was listed as Mary.  Grenville was 45 and Mary 24 at the time of the arrival in Texas.  he had 1 son and 4 daughters.  Nothing is ever mentioned of the daughters.  However, his son George Grenville was born in England in 1815.  Therefore, his immigration to the U.S. was between 1815 & 1834.
      Benjamin Granville was a member of Capt Gibson Kuykendall's Company during the Texas Revolution.  He was among those who were left behind to "guard the baggage at Harrisburg" but whose unit is still credited with being part of the army who participated in the Battle of San Jacinto.  He was awarded on June 30, 1838 640 acres for his service on April 21, 1836.
          According to an article in the Austin County Times, Sep 15, 1883, Granville was the first postmaster of Bellville.
          Granville signed the petition to have the county seat moved from San Felipe to Bellville on to Thomas & James Bell's donated land.
          He was deputy Sheriff of Austin County in 1839.  Also in that year he served as tax assessor for the county.  In 1843, he is a justice of the peace.  In 1844, he is a county commissioner of Austin County.
          1840 Census shows Granville listed with a total of 503 acres of land, 1 slave and 5 cattle and is the administrator of Charles Benton's estate.  (Charles Benton was his wife Nancy Grimes Benton's first husband)  She had a son by Benton named George Benton whom Granville raised.
    Person ID I24593  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 6, 2003 

    Family Nancy Amelia Grimes,   b. 1812, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bellville, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aug 24, 1837  Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Granville,   b. 1838, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     2. Margaret A. Granville,   b. 1840, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     3. Nancy Jane Granville,   b. Feb 16, 1842, Piney Creek, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 07, 1899, Bellville, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Susan Caroline Granville,   b. 1843, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     5. Eurydice Ann Granville,   b. 1855/56, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     6. James Benjamin Granville,   b. May 1858, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F8975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S528] Gedcom - Meischen, Betty.