Alabama State Treasurer

James Freeman Grant

State Treasurer: 1870-1872


James Freeman Grant, editor and State Treasurer, was born December 29, 1808, at Rockford, Surry County, N.C. and died October 10, 1878, in Jacksonville. His father died about 1814, in Raleigh, N.C., and his mother was Temperance Freeman. In 1834 he came to Alabama to take charge of a Baptist paper and the following year established the Jacksonville Republican. In 1870 he was elected State Treasurer, and in 1872 was renominated for that office but was defeated.


Married: in 1834, at Madisonville, Tenn., to Elizabeth LeFevre Riley. Children: one son and four daughters, among these, 1. Leonidas W.; 2. Leonora, m. Mr. Kirk. Last residence: Jacksonville.


Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978 (1921), III, 692.