Chester Granger was born in Mass or N Y Abt 1791. He married Elizabeth Green in Ft Ann N Y, 1810.
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Ft Ann. N Y. The 1810 Federal Census, Ft Ann, Washington Co. N Y, Page 372 lists One male 16-25 and One female 16-25
Chester served in the military in Ft Ann and Ft Edward, Washington Co, N Y, 1810 to 1830. National Archives War of 1812, Lists: Chester Granger, Private, 121 Regiment (Stewart's) N Y --Militia. (Similiar to Army Reserves after period of active duty)
At 19 years of age Chester became the father of Sarah Elizabeth Granger in Ft Ann, N Y, 11 Jan 1811. At 26 years of age Chester became the father of Mary Ann Granger in New York, 1817. Chester became the father of Armena Granger in N Y, Abt 1819.
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Ft Ann, N Y. 1820 Federal Census, Ft Ann, Washington Co. N Y Page 277 listed: 1 male 0-9, 1 male 26-44, 4 females under 9, 1 female 24-44, and 1 female over 45. Appears some of John Martin Granger family, his wife and two youngest daughters maybe living with son Chester Granger family.
At 32 years of age Chester became the father of John Martin Granger in New York, 1823.
Chester became the father of Luther Granger in Mass, Abt 1826.
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Ft Edward, Washington Co. N Y. The 1830 Federal Census, Fort Edward, Washington C. N Y, Page 314, lists: 1 male 0-4, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-39 2 females 5-9, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 30-59
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Baltimore, Windsor Co. Vermont. Note: Son, Chester Granger gave his birth place as Vermont.
At 50 years of age Chester became the father of Harrison Granger in Mass, 1841.
Chester became the father of Candace C. Granger in Mass, Abt 1847.
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Luzerne, Warren Co. N Y. The 1850 Federal Census in Warren Co. N Y Page 88 lists: Chester Granger age 53 born in Mass. Elizabeth age 48 born in N Y Candace age 3, born in N Y
Chester was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Caldwell, Warren Co N Y. The 1860 Federal Census Warren Co. N Y Page 225 lists: Chester Granger age 66 Elizabeth age 63 born N Y
|Chester GRANGER (AFN:S88D-11)||Pedigree|
|Born:||1792||Place:||Westfield, Hampden, Massachussetts|
|Died:||Place:||, , New York|
|Father:||John Martin GRANGER (AFN:P43T-WD)||Family|
|Mother:||Sarah GRIFFIN (AFN:S881-GQ)|
|Elizabeth GREEN (AFN:S88D-26)||Pedigree|
|F||Eliza GRANGER (AFN:S88D-3C)||Pedigree|
|F||Armena GRANGER (AFN:S88D-4J)||Pedigree|
|M||Harrison GRANGER (AFN:S88D-5P)||Pedigree|
|M||John Martin GRANGER (AFN:S88D-6V)||Pedigree|
|F||Mary Ann GRANGER (AFN:S88D-72)||Pedigree|
|M||Luther GRANGER (AFN:S88D-87)||Pedigree|
Luther Granger born in 1826 came to Fort Ann, NY from Warrensburg, NY and married Sarah North of West Fort Ann.
Their children were:
1. Elias B. Granger born 1848 and married Alidia born 1848. 1880 census lists a son George born 1875
2. Martin Luther Granger born 1850, died Dec. 5, 1916 and married Didame Steves
3. Edgar born 1853 and married Loisa born 1857 (1880 census lists son Charles Granger born 1876)
4. Armena born August 27, 1854 and died June 2, 1943. She married Samuel Edgar Rathbun, born September 2, 1847 and died August 25, 1905. Born and died in Fort Ann. He was the son of Elijah B. Rathbone born June 4, 1815 in Stephentown, NY and died April 11, 1867 in Fort Ann and Abigail Rathbone born March 16, 1811 and died March 28, 1899. They were married November 9, 1843. Somewhere around this time the name was changed to Rathbun.
Their children were:
I. Edgar Clarence born June 27, 1875 and died April 22, 1937 in Fort Ann. Edgar married Gertrude Steves born February 8, 1877 and died September 14, 1956. They were married September 18, 1895.
Their children were:
a. Ruth born January 16, 1897 and died May 21, 1981. She married Julius H. Hunt of Clemons, Town of Dresden, NY who was born April 24, 1887 and died July 12, 1966. They were married September 13, 1926.
b. Clarence born November 19, 1899 died September 5, 1971. He married Lucinda Maranville.
c. Amy born March 7, 1902 and died 1988. She married Lee Thayer from Western NY state.
Edgar and Gertrude also had 3 baby boys who died.
II. Charles born August 10, 1875 and died April 22, 1937 in Fort Ann. Married Elizabeth Benton.
Their children were:
Eunice married a Fifield, Raymond, Walter, Marion who married a Fuller, Elizabeth who married a Saunders, Dorothy married Dick Yole, Harold and Sadie who married a Graham.
III. Almon born April 23, 1885 died March 17, 1974. Armena lived with him in Fort Ann in later years.
IV. Luther born May 6, 1879 and died January 10, 1918. He was herding sheep near Rocky Ford in Kansas when he died. He is buried at Welsh Hollow Cemetery.
V. Sarah Rathbun, born November 11, 1871 and died December 24, 1942 Married Frederick Dagles first and Larry Dacy second.
VI. Melissa Rathbun, born March 18, 1873 and died January 17, 1908
5. Josephine born 1856 and died 1920 married Oscar Keech 1849-1932, son of Asa and Irene Osgood Keech; (had daughter Lillian 1873-1931 who married Charles Campney 1863-1944)
6. Mary Granger 1863-1922 married Ed Maranville born 1857.
1st George Maranville
2nd Sarah Caroline Maranville McKinney
3rd Delia Maranville Phillips (Died 1943 at 61 years old) d. 1882
4th Llewellyn (Died at 62 in 1947) b.1885
7th Edward (Died in 1959 at 64) b. 1895
9th Mrs. Gertrude (Floyd) Steves
10th Marvin (Died 1965 at 65) b. 1900
12th Kenneth (a minister)
Emma and Elias died as babies
7. Jerome Granger
8. James Lewellyn Granger born 1861 died October 23, 1946 married Edith Smith, born April 5, 1870 and died January 31, 1900. (They had a son Hollis born in 1874)
9. Floyd Granger
10. Rosetta died 1886 at aged about 16
11. Julia 1856-1905
Luther Granger died July 31, 1878 after an accident according to Almon Rathbun.
Sarah was still living in 1892 in Fort Ann with daughter Julia. She is probably the Sarah A. Granger who died at Dresden, NY Feb. 7, 1909. Her funeral was from the Fort Ann Baptist Church and she was buried Sheldon Cemetery, Fort Ann. Age 80 years 11 months and 7 days.
From a genealogy written by Fred Stiles, Fort Ann, NY.
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