The Family Bible of
Martha Laws Grandstaff
Submitted by
Dale Givan Cantrell

This Bible is owned by Robert Robinson. A copy of this Bible is in the possession of Dale Givan Cantrell of Liberty, Tennessee.

(NOTE: The following preface was written by Robert Robinson, a great-great grandson.)

Martha was the daughter of William and Sophia Dale Givan. She was born November 6, 1820. On September 19, 1839, she married James Dillard Grandstaff, son of Isaac Grandstaff. Martha and Dillard had three daughters, Mary Ann, born November 18, 1840; Sophia Jane, born November 16, 1842; and Nancy Elizabeth, born March 12, 1844. They lived on a farm at the Fork of the Pike. On Jume 5, 1844, Dillard died of a chill at 23 years old. Martha lived a widow until her death June 20, 1893. She was buried beside her husband in the Dale (Givan) Cemetery on the Givan farm.


James Dillard Granstaff was born May the 14th 1827
Martha L. Givan ws born November the 6, 1820
Mary ann Granstaff daughter of James D Granstaff & Martha L Givan was born November 18 1840
Sophia Jane Granstaff was born 16 November 1842
Elizabeth Dale Grandstaff Daughter of James D. Grandstaff and Martha his wife was born March 12 day 1844
Martha J West was born April 18th 1860 [d/o Mary Ann Granstaff & Joseph B. West]


James D. Granstaff & Martha L Givan was Married September 19th 1839


Martha Laws Granstaff departed this life June 20-1893
Elizabeth Vanatta departed this life July 23-1924, age 80 years 4 mo. 11 days

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