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Rachel Ridgeway Ivins Grant was born 7 March 1821 in Hornerstown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States to Caleb Wright Ivins (1784-1827) and Edith Ridgeway (1789-1831) and died 27 January 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Jedediah Morgan Grant (1816-1856) 29 November 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She married George Davis Grant (1812-1876) 16 February 1858 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


Rachel Grant was a native of New Jersey, where she had converted to the LDS Church at about age 20. Her cousin and later brother-in-law (he married her older sister Anna), Israel Ivins, was the first person baptized a Latter-day Saint in New Jersey.[5]

Jedediah Grant died when Heber J. Grant was nine days old. After Jedediah's death, Rachel married Jedediah's brother, George Grant, but he fell into alcoholism, so she divorced him. Rachel became the dominant influence in Heber's life. She served for many years as president of the 13th Ward Relief Society in downtown Salt Lake City.




Offspring of Jedediah M Grant and Rachel Ridgeway Ivins (1821-1909)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Heber Jeddy Grant (1856-1945) 22 November 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 14 May 1945 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Lucy Stringham (1858-1893)
Hulda Augusta Winters (1856-1951)
Emily Harris Wells (1857-1908)
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