Grandisson Philmon & Martha Ulm

Grandisson L. Philmon also known as Grants was born in 1850 in Anson County, North Carolina to James and Lucinda Pare Philmon. According to Philmon legend he was given that name because his father said “he was the grandest son he had.” On the 1850 census he was six months old but was listed as not named. The family moved to Taylor County, Georgia around 1857. On the 1860 census of Taylor Co. he is listed as Grandisson L. age 10. His siblings were Elijah A. 18, Anna N. 16, John Wesley 14, William E. 12, James L. 7, Temperana E. 5 and Julius A. 1.

He met Mattie (Martha A.), child of Alfred E. Ulm and Elizabeth Ammons Ulm of Lincoln County, Georgia. Grandisson and Mattie were married 4 April 1875 by Martin Brooks, JP in Taylor Co., Ga (marriage Book Z page 198).

Marriage Record of Mattie Ulm & Grandison Philmon

Mattie became ill and died in 1883 and shortly after Grants passed away as well. Estate papers show Grants’ estate appraised as 1 buggy & harness, 1 horse, 1 set plow, 1 bridle & saddle, 2 plows and chamber mug, 1 sewing machine, 3 bedsteads, 1 feather bed, 1 watch (Oct. 15, 1883). Est. filed Apr 12, 1883. John W. Philmon was the next friend of the orphans of G.L. Philmon. p. 490

Thursday Apr 19 1883 Columbus Daily Enquirer Volume XXV Issue 93 Page 4

They had three children James A. (Jim) b. 29 Jan 1876, Minnie Lee b. 20 Sep 1877, and Ida Elizabeth b. 1879. Minnie and Ida lived with Grants’ brother Julius and his wife, Lizzie; and son Jim lived with Martha’s brother, Charles Hamilton Ulm (known as Uncle Ham). The Ulm family lived in the neighboring county of Houston.

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