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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.
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"
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
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
died as teenager of a fever
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
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
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
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
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.
Through a series of court records we see the controversy between George and
his children, especially the eldest son, Fred, regarding this inheritance.
Maintained by Steve Alvarez
© Copyright Feb 2003 Steve Alvarez
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