The Legacy of Ludovic Grant

by Jerry A. Maddox


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/4/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781434306494
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781434306487

About the Book

A non-fiction biography about Ludovic Grant, Gent., born near Aberdeenshire,Scotland, in 1688. As a Jacobite warrior in 1715, he was captured along with 1,500 other Scotch Highlanders at Preston, England, and imprisoned at Chester Castle for six months. His trial resulted in banishment to Charles Town, SC, in 1716. After serving as an indentured servant for seven years, he became a licensed trader with the Cherokee Indians in Tennessee and married a full-blood Cherokee woman. His letters to Gov. Glenn of South Carolina from 1751 to 1756 preserved in South Carolina archives served to alert colonial authorities of affairs in the Cherokee Nation and French aggression in the colonies. As the ancestor of thousands of mixed-blood Cherokees, his legacy has continued to this day throughout the Cherokee Nation and AmericaThrough his marriage and marriages of his three mixed-blood granddaughters to English and Scotch colonists his legacy has resulted in a heritage to those who trace their roots to a man who left his country for a new life in Americathree hundred years ago.


About the Author

The author is a member of Clan Grant in America and the Andrews Society of Atlanta, GA. He has spent considerable time researching the life of Ludovic Grant, an exiled Jacobite. His research for this book took him on trips to England, Scotland, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Georgia.

He is a graduate of Emory University Business School and Emory University Law School, retired from business in Atlanta, and lives in Dunwoody, GA, with his wife, Roberta. His complete biographical profile can be found in Who's Who in America or Who's Who in the World, 2004, 2005, and 2006 editions.

Other books Mr. Maddox published by Author House, Inc., are Song of the Ogeechee written in 2002, and From Salacoa to Tahlequah written in 2005.