Ulysses S. Grant

by tttyyy on November 21, 2012

Birth Name: Hiram Ulysses Grant

Date of Birth: April 27, 1822

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: July 23, 1885

Place of Death: Wilton, New York

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)/Scottish/Irish, English, Welsh, distant French Huguenot and Belgian Walloon

Ulysses S. Grant was an American general and politician. A Republican, he served as the 18th President of the United States, from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877. He was elected to the position in 1868 and 1872. President Grant was previously the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army, from March 9, 1864 to March 4, 1869.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1880.

President Grant was the son of Hannah (Simpson) and Jesse Root Grant, a tanner and merchant. He was married to Julia Boggs (Dent) Grant, with whom he had four children.

President Grant’s paternal grandfather was Noah Grant (the son of Noah Grant and Susannah Delano). President Grant’s grandfather Noah was born in Connecticut. President Grant’s great-grandfather Noah was the son of Noah Grant and Martha Huntington. Susannah was the daughter of Jonathan Delano and Amy Hatch.

President Grant’s paternal grandmother was Rachel Kelley or Miller.

President Grant’s maternal grandfather was John Simpson (the son of John Simpson and Hannah Roberts). President Grant’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. President Grant’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Simpson and Jane Hines. Hannah was the daughter of Lewis Roberts and Mary.

President Grant’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca Weir (the daughter of Samuel Weir and Mary). Rebecca was born in Pennsylvania. Samuel was born in Ulster, Ireland, the son of John Weir.

President Grant was a fourth cousin, once removed, of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jonathan Delano and Mercy Warren, were also President Roosevelt’s maternal four times great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies of President Grant – http://www.geni.com

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andrew October 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm

President Ulysses S- Grant was a 4th cousin once removed of President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt, through their shared Walloons ancestors:

andrew October 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm


his ancestors weren’t French but Wallons. He had Welsh and German ancestry too

tttyyy June 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Please help me, I will not have internet for the next few days , so I’m counting on rollers and everybody else to help me. If you help me I will in return try and help you with anything else.

tttyyy June 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Follers you’re the best at finding geneologies, but anybody else could help me find this celebs ancestors geneology. so if you don’t mind please keep looking for Madeline Thebault, wife of Andrew Heim ( information on Lea Seydoux’s page) and after that look for the geneology of Veit Hauser, born November 4, 1599, died ?. He was born in Schlat Germany to Ulrich and Agatha Hauser née Rapp. Please do this Follers or anyone.

tttyyy June 24, 2015 at 6:26 am

Thank you this is very helpful, now what about Madeline Thebault

Alice June 23, 2015 at 7:56 pm

He obviously has Irish ancestry not just Scots-Irish with a surname like Kelly in his ancestry from Northern Ireland. It is one of the ironic things in Northern Ireland that many people are of Planter (Scots, English) and Native Irish ancestry. Kelly is definitely of Irish origin.

tttyyy June 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Correction : His Delano line is Dutch

follers June 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

His Dutch-born ancestor, Philip Delano, was the son of French parents.

tttyyy June 22, 2015 at 8:25 pm

@Follers could you try to find the geneologies of Andrew Heim and Madeline Thebault, and Bartolomaus Hoessle/Haeck as listed on Léa Seydoux’s page, because it is VERY hard for ME to find. I always see how you find geneologies, that I wouldn’t be able to find, so could you pleaseeeeee try!!

follers June 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

These are the only records I can find on Bartholomeus.

As for Andrew Heim, I don’t know anything more than what was on the page I found before.

bearboy June 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Hi Follers did you find anything on Ken Jenkins? The actor from the show Scrub not the politician.

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