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George Grimes

Author: Virginia Crilley



George Grimes brought his family to Texas to join Austin's 2nd Colony in 1826.
George was born in North Carolina ca. 1781, probably to Jacob Grimes and
Catherine Miller. Catherine's father, Frederick Miller, deeded land in Rowan
Co, NC to his grandchildren, including our George Grimes.  He was in Sumner Co
TN by 26 Nov 1804, and it was probably there that he met and married Eurydice
Gardner, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Gardner.

He continues to be listed on the Sumner Co tax list in 1811, and purchased
land in Stewart Co moved there, selling it in 1819. They are listed in
Austin's Colony in Jan 1827 and remained there until their death.  Although
the graves are no longer marked, we believe they are buried near Nelsonville,
in Austin Co.

George Grimes
born: ? 1781  ?Rowan Co, NC
marr: ? 1805  Eurydice GARDNER  ?Sumner Co, TN
died: 15 Nov 1849  Austin Co, TX
father: JACOB GRIMES
mother: Catherine MILLER
other wives: Tracey Yerkins 9-27-1838 Austin Co. after death of "Dicey"

Eurydice GARDNER
born: ? 1784  ?NC
died: 01 Sept 1836  Nelsonville, Austin Co, TX
father: John GARDNER  Will of John Gardner, Stewart Co. TN - 1842
mother: Elizabeth James GARDNER
John Gardner family

1. Jacob
drowned at 3 yrs.

2. FREDERICK MILLER GRIMES
born: 25 May 1805 Sumner Co, TN
marr: 01 Feb 1838 Elmira Susan Farley, Washington Co, TX
died: 09 Dec 1889 at age 84

3. JOHN
died as teenager of a fever

4. ABIGAIL
born: ? 1810  TN
marr: Thomas BELL 13 Nov 1828 Austin Co, TX
died: ? 18 Bellville, Austin Co, TX

5. NANCY A.
born: ? 1812  TN
marr: Charles BENTON 05 Aug 1830 Austin Co, TX
2)Benjamin GRENVILLE 24 Aug 1837 Austin Co, tX
3)Thomas J. McGee 29 Aug 1868 Austin Co, TX
died: Aft 1880 Austin Co, TX

6. MARGARETTE G.
born: ? 1814  ? Stewart Co, TN
marr: Robert RAY 21 Oct 1829
2)James M. BELL  ? 1832
died:

7. GEORGE WASHINGTON
born: ? 1816  ?TN
marr: Martha Williams  27 Jan 1841 Austin Co, tX
died: aft 1883  Austin Co, TX

8. WILLIAM C.
born: ? 1819  Stewart Co TN
marr: Mary RIGGS  06 Aug 1844 Austin Co, TX
died: Aft 1880  Coryell Co?, TX

9. SUSAN
born: ? 1821  ? Stewart Co TN
marr: 29 Jul 1838  Adam KUYKENDALL (divorced) Austin Co, TX
2)  01 Aug 1842  Wm Northcross  (divorced)
3)  01 Jul 1845  Wright Alford
died: Abt 1852

10. CATHERINE (Peachy)
died at age 8, kicked by horse

11. ANDREW JACKSON
born: ? 1825  ? Stewart Co TN
marr: Ellen A. ?
died: ? Limestone Co, Tx ?

12. SAMUEL JAMES
born: ? 1827
marr: Carline KAHAN 26 Nov 1849 Austin Co, TX
died:

13. MARTHA ANN
born: Aug 1831   Austin Co, TX
marr: George Longley 16 Jun 1844  Austin Co, tX
2)Wm Jasper Lafayettte Sapp  10 Dec 1846
died: ? 1900  San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX

14. LUCINDA
born: ? 1832  Austin Co, TX
marr: Benjamin S. HARRISON 05 Sept 1846 Austin Co, TX
died: ? 1859

After Eurydice's death, her father John Gardner made a will in 1842 in Stewart
County TN naming her heirs.
http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/stewart/wills/g6350001.txt

Through a series of court records we see the controversy between George and
his children, especially the eldest son, Fred, regarding this inheritance.

 

 

 

 

    

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