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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1858-1899
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1858-1899
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Language
eng
Summary
French spoilation claims, 1858-1899, of the Granbery family of Norfolk, Virginia, and New York, New York, concerning unsettled American claims against France for seizure of ships in 1797 and 1798. By the Convention of 1800, these claims were acknowledged as claims agains the United States. John Granbery (1759-1815) of Norfolk had interests in ships seized and did not received compensation. His claims were pursued by his son, H. A. T. Granbery (1808-1904) of New York
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John Granbery was born 7 October 1759 in Nansemond County, Virginia. He was educated in Scotland and returned to Virginia after 1777. Granbery moved from Nansemond County to Norfolk, Virginia, in 1789 and became a shipowner and businessman. He married Susanna Butterfield Stowe (1772-1852) of Bermuda 23 September 1789 and they had 11 children. Granbery was lost at sea sometime after 20 August 1815. The 10th child of John and Susanna Granbery was Henry Augustus Thaddeus Granbery, who was born 24 March 1808 in Norfolk, Virginia. Granbery had a plantation in Norfolk County, Virginia, and was a partner in a tobacco business within the city. In 1835 Granbery moved his family to Alabaman, but quickly returned to Norfolk. He then moved to New York, New York, in 1841. Granbery was a founder of the American, or "Know Nothing" party which existed in the 1850s. He married Prudence Nimmo (d. 1903) and they had 9 children. Granbery died 14 February 1904 in New York City, and is buried in Ceder Grove cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Vi
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French spoilation claims
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.20
Immediate source of acquisition
Granbery, Julian H.
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000500231
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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