• New York,  presidents

    Ulysses S. Grant Burial Place in New York, N.Y.

    Several years after leaving the presidency and suffering from throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant worked tirelessly on his memoirs at a friend’s cottage on Mount McGregor in Saratoga County, N.Y.  Shortly after completing his memoirs, Grant died on July 23, 1885.  Preceding his death Grant has not declared where he wished to be buried, except that he wanted to be buried next to his wife Julia.  New York Mayor William Russell Grace offered to provide space in the city for the Grant memorial, which did not come to fruition until 1897.  Initially, Grant was buried in a temporary vault before his remains were transferred to the completed memorial on April…

  • Ohio,  presidents

    Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant, Ohio

    Jesse Root Grant moved to Point Pleasant, Ohio, after finding work in the township as a tanner.  Shortly after moving to the small borough, he met and married Hannah Simpson, and the coupled settled in Point Pleasant.  On April 27, 1822, the couple welcomes their first child.  The boy was unnamed for a few weeks before his name was chosen at a gathering of the Grant and Simpson families.  The chosen name was Ulysses, but Jesse wanted to honor his father-in-law and declared that the child would be named Hiram Ulysses Grant.  However, most people in the family called the child Ulysses.  He became known as Ulysses S. Grant upon…