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US Grant, Julia Dent

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Julia Boggs Dent Grant
First Lady of the United States
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Born: January 26, 1826

Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri

Father: Frederick Fayette Dent 1787 – 1873
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​

Mother: Ellen Bray Wrenshall 1793 – 1857
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Brother: Brig. General Frederick Tracy Dent
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Husband: President Ulysses S. Grant 1822 – 1885
(Buried: General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York)​
Married: August 22, 1848, in Saint Louis, Missouri


Frederick Dent Grant 1850 – 1912​
(Buried: US Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Ulysses Simpson “Buck” Grant Jr. 1852 – 1929​
(Buried: Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, San Diego, California)​
Ellen Wrenshall “Nellie” Grant Jones 1855 – 1922​
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​
Jesse Root Grant 1858 – 1934​
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)​


1831 – 1836: Attended Gravois School​


1848: Married Ulysses S. Grant on August 22nd​
Stayed with husband at some of his battles in the Civil War​
1869 – 1877: First Lady of United States of America​
1875: Devastated that her husband announced he wouldn’t seek 3rd term​
She was a defender of Women’s Rights​
Accompanied her husband on a World tour​
After the death of President Grant, she lived in Washington, D.C.​
Wrote her own memoirs while living in Washington, D.C.​
Became close friends with other future first ladies​

Died: December 14, 1902

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Heart and Kidney Failure

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Burial Place: General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York

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