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Granger Family Genealogy

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What does the Granger name mean?
English and French: occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of rent in kind into the barns and storehouses of the lord of the manor. This official had the Anglo-Norman French title grainger, Old French grangier, from Late Latin granicarius, a derivative of granica ‘granary’.  (Grange) (Source:


This is the home page for the history and genealogy of my Granger family.  The main surnames included are:  GRANGER, ADAMS, HANCHETT, KENT, FROST, MARKHAM, SIMONS, MCNITT, CARPENTER, EDMONDS, EXTANCE, SHUTES, PHELPS, KNAPP, LEE, WINTER, MARSH, AUSTIN, AND SIPLE.

Anyone with Granger roots is welcome to submit data, information on Granger family books and web sites, or anything else pertaining to our family and its allied surnames.  Please feel free to contact me about any additions, corrections or suggestions.

I am dedicating this Granger web site to Evelyn Mae Granger Crowson, who was my mother, friend, ally and role model.  Evelyn gave unconditionally of her time and love, especially when it came to family.  I believe she would have been thrilled to find out the history of the Granger family, and especially thrilled to know of her ancestors.  My mother would have cherished the good and laughed away the bad!

History of the
Launcelot Granger Family

The following is a summary of what I believe to be correct about the early Launcelot Granger family.  I have used the sources noted at the end.  I am always open to changes, so please let me know if you find errors or additions - with the documentation you have used.  For those of you who are just beginning your Granger research, this history is not meant to be a primary source for your data.  Hopefully, it will be of interest and a good starting point.

Launcelot Granger, the son of Launcelot Granger of Shellington, England, came to America from England about 1648.  He settled in Ipswich, Mass.  It is thought that he returned to his home in England to settle his mother's estate, returning to Newbury with the financial means to marry and build a home.  He then removed to Newbury, Mass. in the Massachusetts Bay colony.  On January 04, 1653/54, Launcelot married Joanna Adams, the daughter of  Puritans, Robert Adams and Eleanor Wilmot Adams.   Launcelot and Joanna lived at Kents Island, Newbury, Mass., where they had eleven children.  These children were John, George, Robert, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Dorothy, Hannah, Samuel, Mary, Abraham and Thomas.

In 1674, they removed to Suffield, Conn., where they were allotted land, living in a house on High Street.  He was land measurer in Suffield for several years, and held other public offices.

In 1676, Launcelot was wounded by the Indians in King Philip's War, receiving a ball in his leg, which he carried for life.  Launcelot Granger died on September 3, 1689 in Suffield, Conn.
Launcelot Granger of Newbury Mass., and Suffield, Conn., by James N. Granger, 1893
Documentary History of Suffield.  Second Period, 1682-1715, by Hez. S. Sheldon, 1882
Chart of Roger Granger's Descendants, H. H. Granger, M. D., January 1, 1907.

More to come.
Mailing Lists
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My Family Tree
~ My direct Granger ancestry from my mother, Evelyn Mae Granger  ~

Launcelot GRANGER
Launcelot GRANGER and Joanna ADAMS
Samuel GRANGER and Esther HANCHETT
Samuel GRANGER and Mary KENT
Enoch GRANGER and Catherine KENT
Dudlely GRANGER and Parnal FROST
Morey F. GRANGER and Abigail MARKHAM
Oscar M. GRANGER and Electa Eliza CADY
George Franklin GRANGER and Lucinda Jane BREEDING
George Harvey GRANGER and Bertha Mae BOLINGER
Evelyn Mae GRANGER and John Haskell CROWSON

Granger Family Records





Cemetery Records

Family Record of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Granger

Charles L. Granger Funeral Notice

Mary Viola Granger Funeral Notice

Anniversary Notice - Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Little

The Granger Family Journey By Covered Wagon From Haynes,
North Dakota, To Silt, Colorado, 1921


 Granger Family Web Sites

Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum
Home of Gideon GRANGER
Photos included in this web site!

The Political Graveyard - Granger family of Connecticut and New York
Shelley Dodge Green - My Family Tree  - Shelley Green
Granger Family Tree
Launcelot GRANGER m. Joanna ADAMS on January 04, 1653/54, Newbury, Mass.

Bertling Home Page - Karen Monsen
       Willard William GRANGER m. Olivia Alice BERTLING on August 21, 1889, Gonzales Co., Texas

Phelps Family History in America
Phelps Family Research
The Phelps Ancestors - Origin of the Name
In Their Own Words - Phelps
(Below are Phelps ties to my Granger family)
Althea Melinda PHELPS m. Horace Augustus GRANGER on Nov 01, 1859 in Lawton, Van Buren Co., MI  
 Ira PHELPS m. Chloe HULL on January 28, 1836 in Castile, Wyoming Co., New York

Some Descendants of Laurent Granger
The Granger Family
Laurent GRANGER b. 1637 in Plymouth, England m. Marie LANDRY 1666 in Port Royal, Acadia, Canada 

Gallup-Pulver-Granger of NY Bible
Gilbert Ober GRANGER b. in Walton Sep. 20th / 1913
George F. GRANGER and Jennie G. GALLUP m. Nov. 3 / 1908

Protrait and Biographical Album, Polk County, Iowa 1890
Pioneers of Polk County, Iowa - 1908 Vol. 1
Barlow GRANGER, b. May 31, 1816 in Cayuta, Tioga County, NY
Son of Erastus and Betsy (GILLET) GRANGER

Faces Of Chickasaw County, Iowa 1919
Lester GRANGER, b. April 2, 1872 in Bremer, Iowa, m. March 16, 1892 to Miss Carrie DANA
Ebenezer GRANGER, b. 2 November, 1834 in the province of Ontario, Canada m. Olive MARSH
22 Feb 1856 in DeKalb Co., Illinois

Markham Genealogy - Mark Willey
James MARKHAM m. Martha OLLINS on October 11, 1632 in of Earls Colne
Deacon Daniel MARKHAM

Ralph Clark's Marcum Genealogy Page - Ralph Clark
MARCUM/MARKHAM Families of Kentucky and Virginia

Granger Family Researchers

Leonard Granger
Lester Allen GRANGER m. Carrie DANA March 16, 1892, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa
Catherine Granger Glover
Richard Allen GRANGER m. Jean Elizabeth STEER October 24, 1953, Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Dolores Knight
Mary Priscilla GRANGER m. Samuel J. EXTANCE February 07, 1864, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan

Dr. Phillip Extance
Mary Priscilla GRANGER m. Samuel J. EXTANCE in 1861, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan

Hazel Thornton
Harmon F. GRANGER m. Martha E. MERCER October 29, 1867, Lawton, Van Buren Co., Michigan
(MERCER research)

Gail Snow
Andrew Joseph MCNITT m. Sylvia WHITCOMB, New York
(Father of  Hiram Wesley MCNITT)
Lura Ann GRANGER m. Hiram Wesley MCNITT, April 05, 1846, Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan
 Katherine Rueby
Lucy GRANGER m. Waterman EDDY in Suffield, Hartford Co., Conn.

Jeanette Duncan
Josiah LOCK m. Sally RICE in Vermont
(Grandparents of Isabelle Irena HOLMES)
Isabelle Irena HOLMES m. Rouden P. GRANGER 1863, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan

Sandy Eugene Granger
Byron F. GRANGER, Jr. m. Ethel Alberta KIRK, December 18, 1939, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
Jeannie & Vern Lindquist
Lutisha ACKERSON m. Harmon Ferell GRANGER

Gary R. Granger
The Granger Family Legacy and Beyond

Edward O. & Susan T. Granger
Silas GRANGER m. Mary OLIVER, in Springfield, Mass.

Diane Scannell
Elizabeth GRANGER m. Victory SYKES July 16, 1684 in Suffield, Conn.

Joel N. Swink
Sophia GRANGER m. Harry BISHOP October 1, 1815 in Conn.

Debbie Granger Giesenschlag
Oscar M. GRANGER m. Electa Eliza CADY June 19, 1859 in Michigan
Willie William GRANGER m. Olivia Alice BERTLING August 21, 1889
in Gonzales Co., Texas

Arleen Bertling Hopkins
Willard William GRANGER m.Olivia Alice BERTLING August 21, 1889
in Gonzales Co., Texas
John CLEVELAND m. Annie Catharine (surname unknown)

Billie Jean Helmich
Lura Ann GRANGER m. Hiram Wesley MCNITT, April 05, 1846, Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan
Sylvia Jane McNITT m. Walter T. HARVEY, Feb. 13, 1878, Elsmore Twp, Allen Co., KS
See scanned copy of marriage record submitted by Billie Jean Helmich

Vickie Brown
Gage Ransom CARPENTER m. Naomi Alta PRESTON, 1936, Kalamazoo Co., MI

Ralph Granger
Launcelot GRANGER

Billie J. Gage
Jesse Barber GRANGER m. Mary Susan MARCOM abt. 1919, Dallas Co., TX
Janie Liddie REID m. Claude MARCOM abt 1900, Oklahoma
(Needs information on REIDS & MARCOMS late 1800's around Decatur, Wise Co., TX)

  Evelyn Christensen
Esther Annie TURNER m. John Henry CADY Feb. 14, 1906, Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS


Helpful Research Links


     General Research:
       USGenWeb Archives Search
       USGenWeb SSDI Search
       Genealogy Gateway to the Web
       Genealogy's Most Wanted
       Genealogical Journeys in Time
       Ancestry Connections Surname Registry
       USGS/Geographic Names Information System
       Geographic Nameserver
       NARA - The Research Room
       The Amercian Immigration Home Page
       Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
       Genealogy Look Up Forum
       LDS FamilySearch
       Family Naming Patterns
       Medical Ailments
       List of Occupations
       Which War Did Your Ancestors Serve In?
       Google Search Engine
Military Research:
DAR Library and Catalog Search
Grand Army of the Republic Homepage (GAR)
State Historical Society of Missouri -
Sources for Military Records
New York Research:
Genesee Area Genealogy Society - Includes Allegany,
Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston,
Monroe, Niagra, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.

Michigan Research:
MIGenWeb - Kalamazoo Co.
Library of Michigan Online Catalog - ANSWER

Missouri Research:
MOGenWeb - Henry Co.
  Lots of new information on cemeteries!
State Historical Society of Missouri -
Guides to Genealogical & Historical Research

Texas Research:
Texas Roots Top 100 Genealogy Sites
Many transcribed records can be found here.

  Launcelot Granger of Newbury Mass., and Suffield, Conn.
A Genealogical History
James N. Granger, 1893
Lookup: Catherine Granger Glover
Robert Adams of Newbury Massachusets and His Decendents 1635-1900
Andrew N. Adams, 1900

Descendants of Nicholas Cady of Watertown, Mass. 1645-1910
Orrin Peer Allen, 1910

Supplement To Descendants of Nicholas Cady of
Watertown, Mass. 1645-1911 - With Additions and Corrections
Orrin Peer Allen, 1911

Cady Genealogy
James W. (Jim) Cady, 1991
Supplement To Cady Genealogy
James W. (Jim) Cady, 1995

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