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Jesse Root Grant

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Hardscrabble, Missouri, United States
Death: Died in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Place of Burial: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Julia Boggs Grant (Dent), First Lady
Husband of Lillians Burns Wilkins Grant; Elizabeth Grant and Elizabeth Mary Grant
Father of Major Chapman Grant; Nellie Grant and Nellie Grant Cronan
Brother of Brigadier-General Frederick Dent Grant; Ulysses "Buck" Grant, Jr.; Ellen (Nellie) Wrenshall Jones; Gen. Frederick Dent Grant and Ullysses Simpson Grant, Jr.

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About Jesse Root Grant

Jesse Root Grant (February 6, 1858–June 8, 1934), the youngest son of President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant, was a miner and entrepreneur.

Born near St. Louis, Missouri, he studied engineering at Cornell University. He settled in California and in the 1890s was an early developer of Tia Juana now Tijuana, Mexico, as a gambling resort. He abandoned the party of his father to become a Democrat and in 1908 was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote "In the Days of My Father General Grant" (1925).

In 1880, he married Elizabeth Chapman (1860 - 1942), who was from a prominent family in San Francisco. Her father was William Chapman, one of the founders of the California Academy of Sciences. They had two children:

Chapman Grant

Nellie Grant

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Jesse Root Grant's Timeline

February 6, 1858
Hardscrabble, Missouri, United States
August 5, 1881
Age 23
Elberon, NJ, USA
March 22, 1887
Age 29
Salem Center, New York, United States
June 8, 1934
Age 76
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States