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Thomas Gantt, IV or Jr08/18/1736 -- 05/30/1808avatar
Susannah Mackall01/14/1737 -- 1777avatar
Sherwood Allen1740 -- 1790avatar
Mary Cargill1753 -- 11/21/1823avatar
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Marriage05/22/1794
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Judge Richard Gantt

Birth08/02/1767
 
Death10/18/1850
Grave
Aged: 83.2 years
The Hon. Richard Gantt, son of Thomas Gantt, Jr. and Susanna Mackall, his wife, was born at the old homestead of the family at White's Landing, Patuxet River, Prince George County, Maryland, Aug. 2d, 1767. Studied for the profession of the law under guidance of William Pinckney, the great statesman and orator, and reputed to have been the most eloquent and learned lawyer of his time. A remarkably strong personal resemblance was recognized
as existing between the preceptor and pupil. He removed to South Carolina in early life, and with him came and began the name in this State.
From letter by James Lawrence Gantt

Sarah Allen

Birth1775
 
Death11/17/1848
Grave
Aged: 73.9 years
This Sarah Allen (my grandmother) was said tak e been a girl of rare beauty. During the progress of the Washington through the Southern states, and at a ball given to him at
the city of Augusta, Georgia, he selected her as his first partner for the dance as "the loveliest girl in the room". She was one of the mildest, gentlest, dearest old ladies I
have ever seen. Her sweet old face, with her close fitting cap always of the samegpattern is as visible to me now as ever in life I saw it. What soft ways, lovable ways, she had.
I think of those two old people as I saw th m -- tho' so long ago laid to rest -- with the most reverential affection. With what elegance of manner would he stand at the dinner
table until she entered and took her seat -- and the grace with which he always bowed as she passed and waved her to her seat -- marked the courtly gentleman as worthy of the Royal Blood in his veins. My father loved his mother with a devotion rarely exhibited, and he taught me as a child, to love her; but I know that I loved her more when I was old enough to appreciate her. My grandfather was much attached to me, and always claimed companionship when I was near him. notes from a letter by James Lawrence Gantt
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Thomas John 

01/26/179512/01/1861  SC, Edgefield Co Susan Anna Lawrence 
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  1. Findagrave
  2. Cemetery: Gantt Family Cemetary @ Evergreen Plantation, Piedmont, SC; Family Bible of the Lawrence Brothers by MRT Lawrence www.jstor.org/stable/27565845;
  3. Correspondence: Gantt Family Genealogy; Letter from JamesLawrence Gantt 26 Jan 1884; letter in the posession of Cousin Larry Roberts, Savannah, Ga.;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Cemetery: Gantt Family Cemetary @ Evergreen Plantation, Piedmont, SC; Family Bible of the Lawrence Brothers by MRT Lawrence www.jstor.org/stable/27565845;
  3. Correspondence: Gantt Family Genealogy; Letter from JamesLawrence Gantt 26 Jan 1884; letter in the posession of Cousin Larry Roberts, Savannah, Ga.;
Discuss
  •  07-Mar-13 1:41 AM
Hello Ms. Smith,

I, too, am a descendant of Judge Richard Gantt through his son, William Johnson Gantt (1800-1895). I have a portriat of the Judge above my fireplace here in Texas. Your portriat looks very similar to one owned by another descendant of Judge Richard in Columbia, S.C. I have been researching the Gantt family for 22 years. Please let me know if I may be of assistance.

I assume you are a descendant of Thomas John Gantt, Richard and Sarah's eldest child. They had eight all together. There exist a portriat of Thomas John Gantt and his first wife, Anna Eliza Fell. Supposedly a descendant of theirs in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area has it. I have not been able to find them as of yet.

FYI - Judge Richard Gantt, his wife Sarah Allen Gantt and their daughter, Susannah Matilda Gantt are buried in Greenville, S.C. near the place of his old plantation off of Brown Road. The letter written by James Lawrence Gantt was actually written in 1894 eventhough the typewritten copies being circulated state 1884.

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