Unformatted text preview: Jesse Grant became involved in politics as a member of the Jacksonian Democrats, serving as Master of the Masonic Lodge and one term as mayor of the town. Historians know almost nothing about Grant's mother, Hannah. Although she was alive for Grant's rise to fame–she died just two years before he did–she rarely granted interviews or gave any hints about her past or Grant's childhood. Likewise, Grant left his mother almost entirely out of his memoirs. Hannah never even once visited Grant during his time as president. One undisputed fact from Grant's childhood is the fact that he loved horses. Over time, he would come to have an almost supernatural connection to them. At age seven Grant began to take the family's horses to gather wood for the house and tannery. Although he was still too small to carry the wood himself–others would stack it and later unload it–...
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- Summer '08