At census time in 1860, he and brother, James, were the only ones of his father's first family still at home.
8/25/1864 Grant enlisted in Co C, 2nd IL Cavalry for the Civil War.
He re-enlisted with Co B, 32nd IL Cavalry.
6/11/1865 He mustered out of service.
1870 Greenup, Cumberland Co, IL. He, at age 24, and Mary, 18, had one little boy at census time, Theodore, 1. Grant's occupation was farm laborer.
The newspaper reported his death:
The death by lightning of Grant Davee, recently, calls to mind the fact that of five sons, the Rev. Ben Davee, who grew to manhood, but one remains; and he unfortunately is a cripple for life-some time last winter, we believe, a tree having fallen on him, breaking his legs.
(The Mail, Majority Point, Thursday 6, 1874 page 4 column 3)
VERDICT OF JURY IN THE INQUEST ON DEAD BODY OF GRANT DAVEE
State of Illinois
County of Jasper
For the people an inquisition taken for the people of the State of Illinois at the house of
John Knotts in the township of Granville in said county of Jasper on the 15th day of July 1874 before Lewis J. Ryan a Justice Of The Peace in and for said county upon the view of the body of Grant Davee. there and there lying dead upon the aoths of John Benson,
Jacob F. Hiles, William J. Swope. A.L. Phillips. S. Boyd. Z.H. McCubbins, N.S. Bridgman,
John J. Foutz, T.S. Odell, William Eyers, Jeniah Harper, and B. W. Metheny, good and lawful
men of said county who being duly sworn to inquire on the part of the people of the state of
Illinois into all circumstances attending the death of said Grant Davee and by whom or what
the same was produced and in what manner and when and where the said Grant Davee
came to his death do say upon their oath that the said Grant Davee was on the 15th day of
July 1874 in the county afore said and in the township afore said was killed by a stroke of lightning. Of which stroke of lightning said Grant Davee there and then died and so the jury afore said upon their oaths afore said do say that the afore said Grant Davee in the manner and by the means afore said casually and accidently and by misfortune came to his death and not otherwise.
In witness whereof the jurors afore said have to this verdict set their hands on the day of this
inquision afore said.
Jacob F. Hiles
A. T. Phillips
Z. H. M. McCubbins
John J. Foutz
The within verdict was made up signed and delivered to me this 15th day of July 1874
Lewis S. Bryan J.P.