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THE GRIMES-LLEWELLYN FAMILIES

1635-1972

By

Rufus Nathan Grimes

B. A., M. A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If this book succeeds in arousing in my younger relatives, an interest in their antecedents and an ambition to become their worthy successors, I shall be happy and shall consider my efforts well worthwhile.  And to all my relatives, past, present, and future, this record is happily and lovingly dedicated.

Deliberately not copyrighted

Edwards & Broughton Company

Raleigh, North Carolina

1972

 

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FOREWORD

 

The family of Grimes or Grymes is an old one in English records. Just how old is not known, definitely, by this writer.  The Grimes coat of arms was granted to Thomas Grimes of London in the year 1575.  The Grimes and Grymes names come from the Scandinavian word Grim or Grym. But the "i" and the "y" in the spelling of this name are used interchangeably and indifferently. The Grimes or Grymes family is of noble lineage. From Vol. 27, page 184, of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography one reads: "Sir Thomas Grimes (Grymes) of Peckham, England, was knighted January 2, 1603." A grandson, Sir Thomas Grimes (Grymes) II, was born in the year 1638, and his eldest son, Sir Thomas Grimes (Grymes) III, had a son, William Grimes, who came to the Virginia Colony about the year 1725 or 1730.  In Virginia at about this time was a Dr. William Grimes, physician and surgeon, but there seems to be no records proving, one way or the other, if they were the same person. Also there was a William Thomas Grimes in Virginia at about this period. Records indicate that he was a person of prominence since he was selected to serve on various committees in connection with affairs of state.

Representatives of the Grimes name came early to Virginia. Just how early is not precisely known, but an educated guess would be about 1615, for sometimes between 1615 and 1623, 20,000 acres of land had been granted to 70 proprietors near Charles City, Virginia.  Among these 70 proprietors was George Grimes, the first representative of the Grimes name in Virginia.  The first Grymes to arrive in Virginia was Charles Grymes in the year 1632 or 1633.  According to The First Republic in America, page 619, George Grimes died in Charles City, Virginia, in the year 1623.

The next representative of the Grimes name to come to Virginia was John Grimes, who was in a company of twenty-four immigrants who came to James City, Virginia, July 2, 1635. And a few years later, February 21, 1647, Robert Grimes was in Norfolk County, Virginia. Whether or not Robert Grimes is a son of John Grimes of James City, 1635, is not known for certain.  What is known is that Robert Grimes named his son (first child) John.  This could indicate father-son relationship.

After the arrival of George Grimes in 1615 or there about, other Grimes came in somewhat rapid succession: John Grimes in 1635; another John Grimes in 1636; Arthur Grimes in 1638; Edward Grimes in 1645; Henry Grimes in 1650; Elizabeth Grimes in 1654; still another John Grimes in 1655; another Edward Grimes in 1658.

The Grymes who came early to Virginia are: Charles Grymes in 1632/3; William Grymes in 1638; Ann Grymes in 1642; John Grymes in 1652; Thomas Grymes in 1653; and Elizabeth Grymes in 1653.

Whether or not the Grimes and the Grymes who came early to Virginia are related or descended from Thomas Grimes of London, or from Sir Thomas Grimes (Grymes) I of Peckham, or from Sir George Grimes, knighted by Sir George Carey, Lord Deputy, at Dublin Castle in 1603, remains for further research to prove.  But if repetition of names may be taken as proof, then the proof is clear that they are, for beginning with Thomas Grimes of London and coming down to the present, 1972, there are about fifteen or sixteen generations of Grimes and Grymes, and of these fifteen or sixteen generations, the name "Thomas" appears in ten or eleven of them. And Sir George Grimes is one of six "Georges" representing six generations of the name "George." Also there is more proof: Sir Thomas Grimes (Grymes) III had a son, William Grimes, who was living in Virginia about the year 1725 or 1730. This name "William" also appears in several generations of the Grimes line of descent.

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Respectfully,

 

 

Thomas Llewellyn Grimes

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS     

Generation

 

Pages

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John Grimes I

1

II

Robert Grimes (I)

1

III

James Grimes I

2

IV

Thomas Grimes I

2-4

V

Thomas Grimes II

10, 7, 8, 3

VI

William Grimes II

11-12, 10

VII

Curry Fannie Grimes

12, 11

VII

Lucinda Grimes & descendants

12, 11

VII

William Thomas Grimes & descendants

13-30, 11

VII

James Turner Grimes & descendants

30-35, 11

VII

Stephen Llewellyn Grimes & descendants

35-43, 11

VII

Sarah (Sadie) Grimes & descendants

43–53, 11

 

Interesting Collateral Lines

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The Grimes Bennett Ross Roosevelt Colquitt Line

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The Llewellyn Coat of Arms

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The Llewellyn Family Royal Line of Descent

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The Llewellyn Family

57-61

 

The Culpepper-Llewellyn Families

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Dedication, copyright, and publisher

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Planned Editions

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Forward

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The Grimes Coat of Arms

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References

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Enhancements

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The Grimes Coat of Arms

The Grimes Coat of Arms was granted to Thomas Grimes of London in 1575. The Personal Name of Grimes or Grymes comes from the Scandinavian Word "Grim" or "Grym," meaning Bold or Fierce.

 

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THE JOHN GRIMES LINE OF DESCENT

Roman Numerals Indicate Generations

The John Grimes line of descent from 1635 to 1972 begins with:

I. John Grimes I:

     John Grimes I of England came to the Jamestown Colony in 1636. The name of his parents is not known. He was one of a company of 24 immigrants to arrive in James City, Virginia, in that year. A few years later, February 21, 1647, Robert Grimes was in Norfolk County, Virginia. This information is based on and quoted from The House of Plant, a book by Mr. G. S. Dickerman, page 220. However, Mr. Dickerman does not say that Robert Grimes is a son of John Grimes. But since Robert Grimes named his first child, a son, John Grimes, the implication of such a relationship is rather clear. The House of Plant is in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. John Grimes I married but the name of his wife, her maiden name, is not known. Her Christian name or given name was Abigail. When John Grimes I died is not known, but the administration of his estate was given to his widow, Abigail Grimes. No will was recorded.

II. Robert Grimes (I):

     Robert Grimes (I) came to Norfolk County, Virginia on February 21, 1647. Five years after his arrival, he received two patents for land. On May 7, 1652, he was granted three hundred acres of land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River; and again on January 5, 1656, he received another grant of two hundred acres at the head of a creek, being a branch of the Elizabeth River, thus giving him a total of five hundred acres of land. The implication is rather clear that, by purchase, be added more acres to the five hundred acres granted to him, for he sold, date not given, three hundred acres to Richard Stonall. Since Robert Grimes refers to the part he had left as his plantation, he must have had more than two hundred acres remaining after sale.

     When Robert Grimes I was born is not known, but he died in 1693 or 1694. His will was proved or probated in this year. Of his wife, no record could be found. In his will he does not mention her; therefore the assumption is that she predeceased him. Robert Grimes I and wife, whose name is not known, were the parents of the following children:

     III.          1.  John Grimes II, date of birth not known

               2.  James Grimes I, date of birth not known; he died July 19, 1750

     In Brief Abstracts of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, 1637-171, by Charles Fleming McIntosh, North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, is a brief abstract of the will of Robert Grimes I.  The will is as follows:

"Robert Grimes (I) of the County of Lower Norfolk, Book 5' f 230, dated July 13, 1692, and proved or probated 15 March 1693/4 by John Whimfell and Henry Pope … to my son John Grimes (II) all my land lying on the North Side of a creek, between me and Robert flatten, and all my cattle … to my son James Grimes (I) all the rest of my land together with my Hausein … my hole (sole) Executors ..."

          Witnesses:    John Whimfell

                              Henry Pope

                              Ann Wright

                                                                 Signed:    Robert Grimes

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III. James Grimes I, son of Robert Grimes I and his wife, name unknown:

     James Grimes I was born about 1680 or 1685, and was very prominent in Virginia affairs. He is often mentioned in the Virginia records as an appraiser of estates. His wife was named Mary, but her family or maiden name could not be found. The will of James Grimes I may be found in Brief Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, 1710-1763. The abstracts were compiled by Charles Fleming McIntosh, B. L. and were published by "The Colonial Dames of America" in 1922. The book is in the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia. On page 246 is the following: James Grimes I of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk County Virginia, Book I, page 183, dated May 15, 1750; proved or probated 19 July 1750. The will reads:

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          1. Unto my son Thomas Grimes (I), all my land and plantation

          2. Unto my son James Grimes, 30 pounds cash.

          3. Unto my son Jesse Grimes, a Negro boy named Tony

          4. Unto my daughter Sarah Grimes Deans, a Negro boy called George

          5. Unto my daughter Mary Grimes, a Negro boy called Paule

          6. Unto my son John Grimes (II), a Negro boy called Kelly

          7. Unto my son Samuel Grimes, one Negro boy called Harry

          My loving wife Mary and my son Thomas Exrs.

          Witnesses:    Richard Harris

                              Elizabeth Wright

                                                            Signed:   James Grimes

                                                                             his hand and Seale

     One will note that according to his will, James Grimes did not leave any part of his estate to his widow. It will be observed also that he left his entire plantation to his son, Thomas Grimes. Just why he did this is not known for certain. However, there is one possible explanation: he was using an old English law known as the law of primogeniture. By this law, the oldest son gets the entire estate. In this way, the estate is never divided into small farms. James Grimes I and his wife, Mary Grimes, were the parents of the following children:

     IV.      1. Thomas Grimes I, who married Chloe Llewellyn

               2. James Grimes II

               3. Jesse Grimes I

               4. Sarah Grimes, who married a Mr. Deans

               5. Mary Grimes, who married General Kidder Meade

               6. John Grimes II

               7. Samuel Grimes

IV. Thomas Grimes I, son of James Grimes I and of his wife, Mary Grimes:

     Thomas Grimes I was born in 1738 and died May 8, 1797. He came from Virginia to Edgecombe County, NC, about the year 1761 and married Chloe Llewellyn of Tyrrell County, NC and later of Martin County, NC about the same year (1761). Chloe Llewellyn was born in 1740 and died December 8, 1794. Chloe Llewellyn was the daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn of Norfolk County, Virginia, her birthplace. Indications are that Thomas Grimes I sold the property his father willed to him, for on arriving in Edgecombe County he bought large tracts of land. Even in Martin County, NC, which was formed in 1774, he bought 200 acres of land in Flatte Swamp from Hugh Ross in 1797 for $900.00. He was almost constantly buying and selling land; therefore just what his estate was is difficult to estimate. However, there are indications that it comprised nearly 5,000 acres of land. Thomas Grimes I and Chloe Llewellyn Grimes were the parents of thirteen children but only eleven lived to reach adulthood. The children are:

     V.       1. Frances Grimes, born 1765

               2. Llewellyn Grimes, born 1767

               3. William Grimes, born January 3, 1769; died November 3, 1850

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               4. John C. Grimes, born 1772

               5. Thomas Grimes II, born 1774; died in 1837

               6. Chloe Grimes, born 1776

               7. James Grimes IE, born 1778

               8. Sarah Grimes, born 1780

               9. Elizabeth Grimes, born 1782

               10. Mary Grimes, born January 26, 1784; died December 12, 1845

               11. George Grimes, born 1788

     Thomas Grimes I died May 8, 1797. His wife, Chloe Llewellyn, died December 8, 1794. He wrote his will September 12, 1795 and it was proved or probated May 8, 1797. His will is given below:

     "In the Name of God, Amen!

     This twelfth day of September in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Seven Hundred & Ninety-five.

     I, Thomas Grimes of the County of Edgecombe & State of North Carolina, being low in health but sound & perfect in mind and memory, Blessed be God, for it is known and appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this and no other to be my last will and Testament in manner and tern following:

Item 1: I lend unto Frances Hatton, my daughter, one Negro girl named Agness for and during the term of her natural life & the life of her husband, Francis Hatton and after the death of said Francis Hatton & Frances Grimes Hatton, his wife, my will and desire is that said Negro & increase be equally divided among the children of said Frances Hatton then living & if she die without lawful heir begotten of her body my will & desire is that said Negro & increase be equally divided among the rest of my children.

Item 2: I give and bequeath unto Llewellyn Grimes, my son, one Negro man named Isaac and twenty geese to him and to his heirs forever.

Item 3: I give and bequeath unto William Grimes, my son, the land whereon he now lives & one cow & calf to him & his heirs forever.

Item 4: I give and bequeath unto John C. Grimes, my son, the land whereon he now lives & five pounds currency to him & to his heirs forever.

Item 5: I give & bequeath unto Thomas Grimes (II), my son, one Negro Boy named Mike to him & to his heirs forever.

Item 6: I lend unto Chloe Grimes, my daughter, one Negro Man named Billy during her natural life & after her death to be equally divided among her children but if she die without lawful heirs begotten of her body, my will & desire is that said Negro and increase be divided among the rest of my children.

Item 7: I give & bequeath unto James Grimes, my son, one Negro Boy named Jordan & my Sorrell mare and colt to him & to his heirs forever.

Item 8: I lend unto Sarah Grimes, my daughter, one Negro girl named Joy during her natural life & if she marry the lifetime of her husband; I also give unto said Sarah Grimes one feather bed & if she die without lawful heir begotten of her body my will & desire is that said Negro & increase be equally divided among the rest of my children. But if she has heirs, to be equally divided among them.

Item 9: I lend unto Elizabeth Grimes, my daughter, one Negro girl name Eley during her natural life & if she marry during the lifetime of her husband; I also give unto said Elizabeth Grimes one feather bed & furniture & after the death of said Elizabeth Grimes my will and desire is that said Negro & increase be equally divided among the rest of my Children.

Item 10: I lend unto Mary Grimes, my daughter, one Negro boy named Quash during her natural life & if she marry during the lifetime of her husband; I also give unto said Mary Grimes one feather bed and furniture & after the death of said Mary Grimes my will & desire is that said Negro be equally divided among her children. If she die without lawful heir begotten of her body, my will & desire is that said Negro be equally divided among the rest of my children.

 

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Item 11: I give and bequeath unto George Grimes, my son, one Negro woman named Lettice & one Negro boy named Randal to him & to his heirs forever.

     My will & desire is that all my just debts be paid & after that my will & desire is that all my property of every kind that is not willed away to be equally divided among all my children.

     And I do further ordain and constitute & appoint my son, Llewellyn Grimes, and my son, Thomas Grimes and John Lewelling (Llewellyn) to be joint Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all other & former wills made by me if any such should be found ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in witness whereof the above Thomas Grimes (I) hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day and date above and date above written. Signed sealed & delivered to be the last will & Testament of said Thomas Grimes (I).

     Signed Sealed & Delivered

     in the presence of us;

     Samuel Davidson

     Thomas Best

                                                                      Signed:   Thomas Grimes (I)

                                                                                          his hand & Seal

 

     Edgecombe County of May Court 1797. The written will of Thomas Grimes (I) was duly proven in open Court by the oath of Samuel Davidson one of the subscribing witnesses thereunto & Thomas Grimes (II) and John Llewellyn two of the executors therin named qualified therto that the same be certified & the will recorded.

                                                                                Test: Edward Hall, C. of C.

     Thomas Grimes I served with the North Carolina State Militia, Captain John Cox, commanding during the American Revolutionary War (1774-1783). He was paid twenty pounds and five shillings. Source: N.C. Revolutionary War Army Accounts, Book W, No. 2, 1774-1783

IV. James Grimes II, son of James Grimes I and his wife, Mary Grimes:

     James Grimes II was born in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1740. No additional information relating to him and to whom he married could be found.

IV. Jesse Grimes I, son of James Grimes I and his wife, Mary Grimes:

     Jesse Grimes I was born in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1743. When he married and to whom is not known.

IV. Sarah Grimes, daughter of James Grimes I and wife, Mary Grimes:

     Sarah Grimes was born in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1745 and married William Deans of the same county and state probably.

IV. Mary Grimes, daughter of James Grimes I, and his wife, Mary Grimes:

     Mary Grimes was born in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1747 and married Colonel Kidder Meade who served during the Revolutionary War as Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington. He became General Kidder Meade. Their date of marriage is not known.

IV. John Grimes II, son of James Grimes I and his wife, Mary Grimes:

     John Grimes II was born in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1749. He is said to have served in the Revolutionary War but owe seems to be no documentary evidence.

IV. Samuel Grimes, son of James Grimes I and his wife, Mary Grimes:

     Samuel Grimes was born in 1750, the year his father died, in Norfolk County, Virginia. The year of his death is not known and there was no information available on his marriage and family. Whether or not Samuel Grimes lived all of his life in Virginia is not known.

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     There was a Samuel Grimes in Bertie County, North Carolina in 1783.In Hathaway's North Carolina History and Genealogical Register, page 336, Vol. 2, No. 2, there is this record: "Samuel Grimes' will, Bertie County, North Carolina, July 12, 1783; August Term Court, 1783." His will is very short. It simply says: "Wife Ferrebee and all my children. Wife and William Hugh, Executors.  Test: William Hugh and Jesse Bryan."

                                                                           Signed: Samuel Grimes

                                                                                             his hand and Seale

 

     Samuel Grimes, son of James Grimes I and wife, Mary Grimes, of Norfolk County, Virginia would have been thirty three yean old in 1783 and therefore could very well have left his native state of Virginia and come to Bertie County, North Carolina. However, this is not a documented fact at this writing.

V. Frances Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes (I) and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Frances Grimes of Edgecombe County, North Carolina was born in 1766 and married (date unknown) Francis Hatton, probably of Edgecombe County, North Carolina; his date of birth and death is not known. Exactly bow many children they had is not known but one Samuel Henry Hatton whose date of birth is not known but died October 21, 1863, married Susan Andrews, county and state uncertain but probably Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The number of their descendants is not known. The records checked named two and said "others" in another place. The two named are Llewellyn Hatton CSA killed in Kinston, North Carolina, perhaps daring the Civil War. The other, Charlotte Isabella Hatton, born January 15, 1836 and died March 26, 1901. She married James Henry Ellison, born January 8, 1833 and died May 11, 1890. Documentation: Ellison-Robertson Family Bible.

V. Llewellyn Grimes, son of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Llewellyn Grimes of Edgecombe County, North Carolina was born in 1767 and he married Mary Arm Best, probably of the same county. He owned much land in Edgecombe and Martin Counties, North Carolina. Information relating to descendants could not be found.

V. William Grimes I, son of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     William Grimes I of Edgecombe County, North Carolina was born January 3, 1769 and married Talithia Mayo of Martin County on March 19, 1795. She was born March 28, 1770. Talithia Mayo Grimes was the daughter of Colonel Nathan Mayo of Martin County, North Carolina. He was a Lieutenant-colonel in the Martin County Militia and served with distinction in the American Revolution. William Grimes I and his wife, Talithia Mayo Grimes, were the parents of the following children:

     VI.      1. Julia Grimes Cherry married Theophilus Cherry on February 4, 1821

               2. Mary Grimes Moore married Roderick Moore on March 5, 1820

               3. Talithia Grimes Lanier, married William Lamer January 24, 1839 and died September 29, 1855

               4. Lydia Grimes Jones, married Asa Jones on November 26, 1812 and died February 27, 1840

               5. Thomas Grimes III, born March 28, 1805; married on August 4, 1835

     Thomas Grimes III of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, married Nancy Best also of Edgecombe County. She was born April 22, 1808. Their descendants are:

     VII.    1. G. P. Grimes

               2. Thomas C. Grimes

               3. James H. Grimes

               4. Mary Grimes

     Thomas Grimes III, the son of William Grimes I and his wife, Talithia Mayo Grimes,

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     built his home on his plantation in the Oakley section of Edgecombe County and Pitt County, North Carolina between Tarboro and Bethel of said counties and state. The old house, still standing, was built around 1820. The family graveyard is a few yards to the left of the house and it is sheltered by a clump of very old oak trees. There is no fence but the graves are carefully preserved. The inscription on each tombstone is quite readable. The land on which Thomas Grimes III built his house was willed to him by his father, William Grimes I, who inherited it from his father, Thomas Grimes I of Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

     Thomas Grimes in died March 7, 1884. His wife, Nancy Best Grimes, died July 1, 1866. They were buried in the family plantation graveyard.

     The will of Thomas Grimes III was probated hi 1885 (month and date unknown). Neither is the day, date, month or year known as to when he made his will. In addition to his four children, he included John W. Nelson, a son-in-law. Mary Grimes, his only daughter, married a Mr. Nelson. One son, James H. Grimes, studied medicine and became Dr. James H. Grimes, physician and surgeon. He practiced his profession in Pitt County, North Carolina while living in Bethel of said county and state and this is where three of his daughters were living in 1925 and 1926 and for some time thereafter. It is not known by this writer whom Dr. Grimes married, when married, names of his children, when they married and to whom or when Dr. Grimes died.

     Documentation: The family Bible of William Grimes I

     There are indications that Dr. Grimes did not practice all of his professional life in Pitt County, North Carolina. A letter written by him indicates this. This letter, in abstract form, dated March 11, 1898, is quoted from a book by Mr. G. S. Dickerman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Mr. Dickerman does not say to whom the letter was written.

     The letter reads as follows:

     "William Grimes, who received a deed from his father, Thomas Grimes (I), was my grandfather. I was born on these lands.

     I have heard my father say that our family came from Virginia; also the Pitt County Grimeses, and his father married Chloe Llewellyn. I have also heard him speak of Aunt Chloe Taylor, Uncle Luke Ross and Uncle Lemuel Perkins. I am familiar with the farm of Luke Ross now owned by the Roberson family. I notice that Gov. Northern is of Edgecombe County stock. The family of Gov. Taylor of Tennessee are my nearest neighbors.

 

     Signed: James H. Grimes

     The last two sentences indicate that at one time Dr. Grimes lived in Tennessee.

     The will of William Grimes I was written May 1, 1850 and was proved or probated November term of court, 1850. From the "Grimes Family" in a book written by Mrs. Marilu Burch Smallwood, the following is quoted: "Vol. F, Records of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, page 451: Will of William Grimes, 1st day of May, 1850. Will proved or probated November Term of Court, 1850."

     In his will, William Grimes I left a third of his land to his wife, Talithia Mayo Grimes, a third of his furniture, and a third of his farm tools; also six negroes. It is assumed that the remaining two thirds were divided among his five children.

     William Grimes I died November 3, 1850

     Talithia Mayo Grimes, his wife, died September 29, 1855

V. John C. Grimes, son of Thomas Grimes I and of his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes;

     John C. Grimes was born in 1772 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and married Martha Howell. The date of their marriage is not known. Martha Howell was the daughter of Jethro Howell of Edgecombe County and he was, through the Howell fine, descended from Welch kings as is the Llewellyn line of descent. The Howell family gave the land, sometime in the 1760’s, for the location of the present town of Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Jethro Howell died on January 15, 1804.

 

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V. Thomas Grimes II, son of Thomas Grimes I and of his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Thomas Grimes II of Edgecombe County, North Carolina was born in 1774 and died in 1836 or 1837. His wife was named Harriet Curry. Thomas Grimes II received from his father, Thomas Grimes I, also of Edgecombe County, 430 acres of land as his part of his father's estate, which consisted of approximately 5,000 acres of land and buildings including dwelling house. Thomas Grimes II died without having made a will and since his plantation was located in Martin County, North Carolina his estate was ordered settled by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in 1837.

V. Chloe Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Chloe Grimes was born in 1776 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and married a Mr. Taylor, either of Martin or Edgecombe County. North Carolina. Dr. James H. Grimes, great grandson of Thomas Grimes I of Edgecombe County, speaks of "Aunt Chloe Taylor" in a letter quoted earlier in this writing.

V. James Grimes II, son of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     James Grimes II was born in 1778 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Information relative to when and whom he married and to a family, if any, could not be found.

V. Sarah Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Sarah Grimes was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1780 and married Samuel Whitley (the early spelling of this name was "Wheatley") of near Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina. According to tradition, the Whitley (Wheatley) plantation was a land grant from King George III of England. The land grant is still in the possession of the Whitley heirs, and is said to bear the signature of King George III.

     Sarah Grimes and Samuel Crisp Whitley were married about 1815; she was his second wife. They were the parents of ten following children:

     VI.      1.Susan Winfield Whitley

               2. Samuel Crisp Whitley II

               3. George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley I

     The third son, George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley I, was born April 1, 1842 and died November 12, 1919. He married Portia Bonner Smallwood on October 1, 1873. She was from "The Sycamores", part of the "Bonner Hill Plantation" adjacent to the northern edge of Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina. Portia Bonner Smallwood was born September 12, 1853 and died near Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina on February 20, 1925. George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley died in the same house in which he was born George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley I and his wife, Portia Bonner Smallwood Whitley, were the parents of ten children:

     VII.    1. Marina Reddick Whitley

               2. Emily Whitley

               3. John Whitley

               4. Laura Whitley

               5. Samuel Crisp Whitley II

               6. George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley II

               7. Mary Whitley

               8. Sue Whitley

               9. Jesse Whitley

               10. Charles Whitley

     George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley I served in the Civil War with the rank of sergeant in Company A, 17th North Carolina Regiment under Captain John C. Lamb, commanding officer.

     George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley II was born May 12, 1881 and married on May 13, 1912 a Mary Belle Jenkins who was born June 26, 1881 in Granville County,

 

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     North Carolina. At the time of this writing (1972), they were living in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. They are the parents of five children:

     VIII.   1. John Stuart Whitley

               2. Mary Isabella Whitley

               3. Portia Bonner Whitley

               4. George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley III

               5. Walter Jenkins Whitley

     Walter Jenkins Whitley was born August 28, 1925 and married Susanne Williams Park. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley IV

               2. Portia Bonner Smallwood Whitley

     At this writing, it was not known whom George Llewellyn Grimes Whitley married but his brother, John Stuart Whitley married Sarah Frances Peele. John Stuart Whitley was born in Durham, Durham County, NC on February 16, 1913 and he married Sarah Frances Peele on September 12, 1937. Sarah Frances Peele of Martin County, NC was born August 15, 1914. In 1972, they were living in Raleigh, Wake County, NC. Sarah Frances Peele is the great granddaughter of John Grimes of Martin County and his wife, Etna Otis Powell Grimes. John Grimes is the son of Thomas Grimes II of Martin County, NC and his wife, Harriet Curry Grimes. Thomas Grimes II is the son of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes of Edgecombe County, NC. John Stuart Whitley and his wife, Sarah Frances Peele Whitley, are cousins, he being descended from Sarah Grimes, a daughter of Thomas Grimes I and she being descended from John Grimes, a grandson of Thomas Grimes I.

V. Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Elizabeth Grimes was born in 1782 in Edgecombe County, NC and she married Lemuel Perkins of near Williamston, Martin County, NC. He owned a large plantation near said town, county and state. Dr. James H. Grimes, a great grandson of Thomas Grimes I, speaks of "Uncle Lemuel Perkins" in a letter dated March 11, 1898. This letter has been previously shown and discussed under "V. WILLIAM GRIMES I".

V. Mary Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Mary Grimes of Edgecombe County, NC was born January 26, 1784 and on January 24, 1799, married Luke Ross of near Williamston, Martin County, NC, who was born December 19, 1775. After getting married, Luke Ross and his wife, Mary Grimes Ross, left the large Roes plantation, near Williamston, Martin County, NC, and moved to Macon, Georgia, or near there, where he bought a large tract of land and became one of the state's most prominent citizens. Below is a letter hi abstract form and is quoted from The House of Plant, a book by G. S. Dickerman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. There is a picture of Mary Grimes Ross in this book. This letter is written to her sister, Elizabeth Grimes Perkins, the wife of Lemuel Perkins. She (Mary Grimes Ross) indicates a slight homesickness for her brothers, sisters, and friends back home. "Back home" is Edgecombe County, NC where she was born and grew to womanhood. The letter, dated August 9, 1825, reads:

     "I often think of you with heavy heart, so fond would I be to see you again. If you were here now it would relieve me of many weary hours; though I ever have been pleased that we came to this place, as I am well convinced it was for the better. All I lack is my friends. As to the comforts of life, I have them in full. We have a good farm and good water and a beautiful place two miles from Macon which is nearly as large as Washington (NC) and as good for trade. My husband raises an abundance of produce to sell. I think I sell notions to the amount of one hundred dollars each year. All sell well, as so many go to cotton crops altogether and do not raise anything to sell. I think Mr. Perkins, if he were here, would do much better. Perhaps he might not like.

 

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To think so many of my brothers and sisters might come to see me but do not even write me a line. Hatton Taylor (husband of Chloe Grimes, sister of Mary Grimes Rosa), Llewellyn (brother of Mary Grimes Ross), nor Thomas (another brother) has ever written me the first line. Our children are scattered about; Sally is in North Carolina, James in South Carolina, Henry and Marina in Macon. I would not be back in Williamston (Martin County, North Carolina) for ten of the best negroes in Martin County. As to Franky (Frances Grimes Hatton, a sister) and Chloe (Chloe Grimes Taylor, another sister) they seem dead to me as they are older and are so far away and never send me a word. O, sister how often I think of our childhood; it brings tears to my eyes to think we art never to see each other again.  We have fine crops.  The prospects of all kinds are flattering.  May God continue His favors.  J. Grimes and his family and Congleton and his family are well and much pleased at their move. This from your distant sister and friend."

 

                                                                                          Signed: Polly Ross

                                                                                          (Mary Grimes Ross)

 

     Mary Grimes Ross and Luke Rose were the parents of thirteen children. The names of five of the thirteen given below are taken from The House of Plant by G. S. Dickerman.

     VI.      1. Henry Grimes Ross, born June 24, 1800

               2. Sarah Ross, born June 13, 1802

               3. James Llewellyn Ross, born February 9, 1804

               4. Marina Ross, born March 6, 1806

               5. John Bennett Ross, born February 9, 1808

     Henry Grimes Ross died January 8, 1857 in East Macon, Georgia. He married twice—first to Sarah Bullock on January 1, 1823 and second to Amelia T. Ross on January 20, 1850. Sarah Bullock was sister to Martha Bullock who married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.  They were the parents of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

     Sarah Ross died September, 1880 at Hampstead, Texas. She married twice—first to Edward Griffin in October, 1816 and second to Charles Caldwell    of Houston, Georgia.

     James Llewellyn Ross died in Texas. He also married twice—first to Ameretta Fondrin on October 25, 1824 and second to a Miss Knighten.

     Marina Ross married a George B. Wardlaw on September 16, 1824. John Bennett Ross died August 29, 1877 at East Macon, Georgia. He married three times—first to Ann Lane Holt on May 8, 1834; second to Martha Leonora Redding on March 2, 1845; and third to Mary Ann (Lamar) Longstreet on October 31, 1866. The name "Bennett" in John's name goes back to Martin County, North Carolina where his grandmother, Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of Richard Bennett, was born and reared. Richard Bennett was the son of Thomas Bennett, a very prominent person in the affaire of the Jamestown colony. However, Richard was even more prominent than his father. He was governor of the colony from 1652 to 1655 and he was commander of the militia in 1666 with the rank of Major General.

     Mary Grimes Ross, wife of Luke Ross, died in Macon, Georgia on December 13, 1845. Luke Ross died on December 10, 1844.

V. George Grimes, son of Thomas Grimes I and wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     George Grimes of Edgecombe County, North Carolina was born in 1786 and if he ever married, the record of such marriage has been lost or destroyed.

 

V. Thomas Grimes II, son of Thomas Grimes I and wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes:

     Thomas Grimes II was born in 1774 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and about the year 1800 married Harriet Curry of Edgecombe County. Their descendants are:

     VI.      1. Chloe Grimes, born in 1803; died in 1844

               2. Thomas Grimes III, born in 1805

               3. George Grimes II born in 1807

               4. James Grimes IV born in 1809

               5. John Grimes IV, born in 1811

               6. William Grimes II, born March 28, 1813; died November 30, 1902

               7. Drucilla Grimes, born 1815

               8. Luanda Grimes, born 1817

               9. Nancy Grimes, born 1819

               10. Harriet Grimes, born 1823

     Thomas Grimes II inherited from his father, Thomas Grimes 1,430 acres of land as his part of his father's estate which consisted of about 5,000 acres of tend and houses in addition to the dwelling house.

     Thomas Grimes II died in 1836 or 1837 in Martin County, NC where his plantation was located. He left no will and therefore his estate had to be settled by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. Therefore, according to:

     Records Book L, Martin County, North Carolina, (Register of Deeds Office) pages 81 and 82: "State of North Carolina, Martin County, April 8, 1837, in obedience to order of Court of Pleas and Quarter session, January Term, 1837, it was ordered that William Powell, Marconi Manning, Tenneth Page, S. B. Powell and Randall Jenkins be appointed Commissioners to divide and alot out the lands of Thomas Grimes (II), deceased., between (among) the heirs of the deceased. The Commissioners have met and have done so and report as follows:

                    Lot No. 1. Thomas Grimes III

                    Lot No. 2. Chloe Grimes

                    Lot No. 3. George Grimes

                    Lot No. 4. James Grimes

                    Lot No. 5. Harriet Grimes

                    Lot No. 6. William Grimes II

                    Lot No. 7. John Grimes IV

                    Lot No. 8. Drucilla Grimes

                    Lot No. 9. Lucinda Grimes

                    Lot No. 10. Nancy Grimes"

     Why the widow of Thomas Grimes II was not included in the settlement of the estate is something of a mystery. She was definitely living for her daughter, Chloe Grimes, evidently sick and feeling that she aid not have long to live, made her will on January 15, 1844.  She left all of her property of whatever kind and sort to "my beloved mother". She did not give her mother's name. Chloe Grimes also wrote, "I appoint my brother, William Grimes, to be my sole executor."  The will was proved and probated in April, 1844 term of Martin County, North Carolina Court.

     Just when the mother of Chloe Grimes died is not precisely known but since her name does not appear in the 1850 Martin County census, the logical assumption is that she died sometime between 1844 and 1850. On December 8, 1833, Thomas Grimes II sold for $50.00 to his daughter, Drucilla Grimes, her one tenth part of the 430 acres of land that his father, Thomas Grimes I had willed to him.

VI. John Grimes IV, son of Thomas Grimes II and of his wife, Harriet Curry Grimes:

     John Grimes IV of Martin County, NC was born in 1811 and married Etna Otis Powell of Martin or Edgecombe County. She was born about 1815. The date of their marriage could not be found. They were the parents of the following children:

     VII.    1. Harriet Eliza Grimes; married James Alien Powell

               2. Elizabeth Grimes; married a Mr. Cook


 

               3. Pattie Martha Grimes; married a Mr. Edmondson

               4. Callie Grimes; married a Mr. Mann

5. Mary Emma Grimes; married twice—first to a Mr. Norwood and second to a James Alien Powell

6. Caroline Grimes; married a Mr. Mann (Callie Grimes and Caroline Grimes may be the same person)

               7. Alice Grimes; married a Mr. Coleman

               8. John Grimes, a daughter; married a Mr. Ross

     John Grimes IV and Etha Otis Powell Grimes were the daughters. When number eight was born, a girl, so great was their disappointment that they named her "John." At last, they had a male name in their family of eight daughters.

     Their daughter, Harriet Eliza Grimes, whose date of birth could not be found but she died August 3, 1890, married James Alien Powell on November 19, 1874. He was born January 11, 1849 and died on September 28, 1916 in Martin County, North Carolina. Mr. Powell was born in either Martin or Edgecombe County.

     Harriet Eliza Grimes and her husband, James Alien Powell, were the parents of several children but, for this record, only one will be named. This one, a daughter, Maud Lillie Powell, was born October I5, 1888 and married George Alonza Peele of Martin County. He was born December 8, 1879 and he died in Martin County on January 22, 1960. Maud Lillie Powell Peele and her husband, George Alonza Peele, lived near Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina and had the following children:

     VII.    1. Sarah Frances Peele, born August 18, 1914

               2. George Alonza Peele II born April 21, 1916

               3. William Daniel Peele II, born January 14, 1919

               4. Alien Rudolph Peek), born January 5, 1921

               5. Billy (William) Eugene Peele, born December 3, 1924

               6. Reginald Davis Peele, born May 21, 1927

     Sarah Frances Peele of Martin County, NC was born August 15, 1914 and married John Stuart Whitley of Raleigh, Wake County, NC on December 12, 1937. He was born February 16, 1913 in Durham County, in the city of Durham, NC. They are the parents of several children. John Stuart Whitley and his wife, Sarah Frances Peele, are distantly related. Both are descended from Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes, of Edgecombe County, NC. John Stuart Whitley is descended through a daughter, Sarah Grimes Whitley; his great grandmother, Sarah Frances Peele is descended through a grandson, John Grimes, her great grandfather.

VI. William Grimes II, son of Thomas Grimes II and his wife, Harriet Curry Grimes:

     William Grimes II of Martin County, NC was born March 28, 1813 and he married Sally (Sarah) Rogers of Martin County on January 20, 1845. She was born March 15, 1820.  They were the parents of the following children:

     VII.    1. Curry Fannie Grimes, born March 15, 1846

               2. Lucinda Grimes, born January 2, 1848

               3. William Thomas Grimes, born August 24, 1854

               4. James Turner Grimes, bran February 23, 1856

               5. Stephen Llewellyn Grimes, born October 12, 1858

               6. Sadie (Sarah) Grimes, born October 29, 1863

               7. George Grimes, born in 1867; died at six years old in 1873

     William Grimes (II) of Martin County died on November 30, 1902. He did not leave a will and his estate was settled by his six descendants listed above in 1903 or 1904. Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes died on June 24, 1900.

The Civil War Record of William Grimes II

Martin County, North Carolina

     William Grimes served with honor as a soldier in the Civil War. Below is a quoted statement of his war record in the National Archives and Records in Washington, DC.


 

     "William Grimes of Martin County, North Carolina, Robersonville, enlisted for service in the Civil War on November 4, 1861. He was a private in the 61st Regiment, Company H, North Carolina Troops and his name appears on the Roll of Honor of said Company and Regiment. He was a volunteer and not a conscript. He served with distinction in Captain William B. Earner's Company (Hill Guards), 59th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (State Troops). He was mustered into service in Washington, N. C. on the above date by Colonel R. McMillan. His period of enlistment was for one year. He was discharged on December 7, 1862, giving as his reason for discharge: being over 45 years of age."

William Grimes applied for a soldiers' pension in 1902; a quote from his application is given:

SOLDIERS APPLICATION FOR PENSION

William Grimes (II)

     "State of North Carolina, County of Martin:

     On the 7th day of July, A. D., 1902, personally appeared before me, J. A. Stubbs, C. S. C., in and for the State and county aforesaid, William Grimes, age 89 years, and a resident of Robersonville post office in said county and state, and who, being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain a pension under the provision of an act entitled "An Act to amend chapter 198 of the laws of 1889 for the relief of certain Confederate Soldiers and Widows," ratified March 2, 1901. That he is the identical William Grimes who enlisted in Company H, 61st Regiment of North Carolina State Troops on or about the 4th day of November, 1861, to serve at or near Rich­mond, in the State of Virginia, on or about... day of November, 1864 (1862); he received a wound by a piece of shell on right hip. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of July, 1902.

     J. A. Stubbs: Signature of C. S. C.

                                                                           Signed: William Grimes

     In order to receive the pension, William Grimes was examined by Dr. W. H. Harrell, a practicing physician and surgeon of Williamston, Martin County, NC.  There is more but it is not important.

VII. Curry Fannie Grimes, daughter of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes:

     Curry Fannie Grimes of Martin County, NC was born March 15, 1846 and married John H. Taylor of Martin County on March 4, 1882. He was born January 10, 1855. They had no children. Curry Fannie Grimes Taylor died April 29, 1914 and her husband, John H. Taylor, died March 21, 1912.

VII. Lucinda Grimes, daughter of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes:

     Lucinda Grimes of Martin County, NC was born January 2, 1848 and married William Jesse Roebuck of Martin County on December 21, 1876. He was born June 28, 1857. Their descendants are:

     VIII.        1. Lydia Roebuck, born November 12, 1877

                    2. William (Billy) Harcom Roebuck, born February 7, 1880

     Lucinda Grimes Roebuck died March 9, 1931 and her husband, William Jesse Roebuck, died January 14, 1925.

VIII. Lydia Roebuck, daughter of Lucinda Grimes Roebuck and her husband, William Jesse Roebuck:

     Lydia Roebuck of Martin County, NC was born November 12, 1877 and married Kater Addison Bunting of Martin County on November 15, 1899. He was born February 8, 1879. Their descendants are:


 

     IX.      1. William (Billy) Lawrence Bunting, born August 21, 1901

               2. Annie Mae Bunting, born July 4, 1903

               3. Alton Harcom Bunting, born June 5, 1908

               4. Jesse Dowell Bunting, born March 4, 1910

               5. An infant son, born in 1916 and died soon after birth.

     Lydia Roebuck Bunting died June 13, 1966 and her husband, Kater Addison Bunting, died February 28, 1950.

IX. William (Billy) Lawrence Bunting, son of Lydia Roebuck Bunting and her husband, Kater Addison Bunting:

     William (Billy) Lawrence Bunting of Martin County, NC was born August 21, 1901 and he married Ophelia … on … If there are any descendants, their names were not given.

IX. Annie Mae Bunting, daughter of Lydia Roebuck Bunting and her husband, Kater Addison Bunting:

     Annie Mae Bunting of Martin County, NC was born July 4, 1903 and she married William Clayton Hathaway of Pitt County, NC on July 3, 1921. He was born … There were no children reported.

IX. Alton Harcom Bunting, son of Lydia Roebuck Bunting and her husband, Kater Addison Bunting:

     Alton Harcom Bunting of Martin County, NC was born June 5, 1908 and he married Jessie Bowens of Martin County, NC on …She was born … There are no descendants.

IX. Jesse Dowell Bunting, son of Lydia Roebuck Bunting and her husband Kater Addison Bunting:

     Jesse Dowell Bunting of Martin County, NC was born March 4, 1910 and on January 2, 1938, married Blanche Whitfield of Martin County. She was born October 16, 1911. Jesse Dowell Bunting died July 12, 1968. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Cinda Tucker Bunting, born April 1, 1940

               2. Betsy Leigh Bunting, born July 25, 1945

X. Cinda (Cindy) Tucker Bunting, daughter of Jesse Dowell Bunting and his wife, Blanche Whitfield Bunting:

     Cinda (Cindy) Tucker Bunting of Martin County, NC was born April 1, 1940 and on March 27, 1964, married James Herbert Ward III of ….  He was born …

     Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. James Herbert Ward IV, born March 16, 1966

               2. Jesse Bunting Ward, born February 2, 1968

X. Betsy Leigh Bunting, daughter of Jesse Dowell Bunting and his wife, Blanche Whitfield Bunting:

     Betsy Leigh Bunting of Martin County, NC was born July 25, 1945 and on November 27, 1970, married David Ray Kennedy of … He was born …  There were no children when this information was collected.

VIII. William (Billy) Harcom Roebuck, son of Lucinda Grimes Roebuck and her husband, William Jesse Roebuck:

     William (Billy) Harcom Roebuck of Martin County, NC was born February 7, 1880 and on December 19, 1901, married Maggie Cratt of Martin County.  She was born March 31, 1880. There were no children. William (Billy) Harcom Roebuck died April 21, 1944 and his wife, Maggie Cratt Roebuck, died November 8, 1920.

VII. William Thomas Grimes, son of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes:

     William Thomas Grimes of Martin County, NC was born August 24, 1854 and married Pattie (Mary) Barnhill of Martin County on February 25, 1880. She was born June 30, 1860. They were married in Poplar Point Township by S. M. Currington, Justice of the Peace and the marriage was witnessed by William Grimes, father of the groom. The groom was 26 years old and the bride was 20 years old.

Their descendants are:

               1. William Edward Grimes, born January 12, 1881

               2. George David Grimes, born March 4, 1883

               3. Simon Lester Grimes I, born January 2, 1885

               4. Leon Aron Grimes I, born March 15, 1887

               5. Sally Mary Grimes, born February 24, 1889

               6. Martha Ella Grimes, born August 1, 1801

               7. Marcus Cleveland Grimes, born May 14, 1893

               8. Rufus Nathan Grimes, born June 8, 1897

               9. Thomas Leamon Grimes, born June 6, 1898

     Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes, wife of William Thomas Grimes, died February 5, 1899.

     William Thomas Grimes married a second time on January 4, 1904 to Sadie (Sarah) Bobbins Jordan of Bath, NC (Beaufort County). She was born November 10, 1869. At the time of their marriage, Mrs. Jordan was living in Dardens, NC. Their descendants are:

     VIII.        1. Carrie Dell Grimes, born November 26; 1908

                    2. Thelma Grimes, born June 6, 1910

                    3. Louise Grimes, born April 21, 1914

     Sadie (Sarah) Bobbins Jordan Grimes died December 13, 1937. William Thomas Grimes died June 28, 1927.

VIII. William Edward Grimes I, son of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     William Edward Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born January 12, 1881 and, on February 8, 1908, married Annie Roebuck, daughter of Frederick Jefferson Roebuck and his wife, Nellie Tice Roebuck. Annie Roebuck was born April 14, 1891 and she died June 3, 1956.

     William Edward Grimes I married twice. His second marriage was to Mrs. Ludie Williams House on November 24, 1959. She was born November 8, 1887 in Pitt County, NC. There were no children of this second marriage. The descendants of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes, are:

     IX.      1. Anna Belle Grimes, born March 5, 1909

               2. Richard Edward Grimes, born February 8, 1911

               3. Thomas Frederick Grimes, born November 9, 1915

               4. William Edward Grimes II, born March 25, 1918

               5. Glendora (Glenn) Grimes, born October 14, 1920

               6. Mary Elizabeth Grimes, born June 20, 1922

               7. James Cornelius Grimes, born January 24, 1924

     William Edward Grimes I died February 11, 1969

IX. Anna Belle Grimes, daughter of William Edward Grimes I and of his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     Anna Belle Grimes of Martin County, NC was born March 5, 1909 and married Coy Douglas Lamm II of Wilson County, NC who was born February 12, 1904. Their date of marriage is June 24, 1928. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Coy Douglass Lamm II, born August 15, 1929

               2. Coy Anna Lamm, born April 24, 1931

               3. Loretta Lamm, born August 28, 1935 Coy Douglass Lamm died June 18, 1947.

X. Coy Douglass Lamm II, son of Anna Belle Grimes and her husband, Coy Douglass Lamm I:

     Coy Douglass Lamm II of Martin County, NC was born August 15, 1929 and married Shirley Ann Moore on … Shirley Ann Moore's date of birth is … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Virginia Ann Lamm, born February 8, 1954

               2. Candus Ann Lamm, born February 4, 1958


 

X. Coy Anna Lamm, daughter of Anna Belle Grimes Lamm and her husband,

     Coy Douglass Lamm I:

     Coy Anna Lamm of Martin County, NC was born April 24, 1931 and married Edward Collins Barnes I on February 4, 1961. His date of birth is …

     Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Lilia Anita Barnes, born Anil IS, 1952

               2. Kathy Lynn Barnes, born September 28, 1955

               3. Edward Collins Barnes O, born December 7, 1980

               4. Amy Jo Barnes, born May 29, 1967

X. Loretta Lamm, daughter of Anna Belle Grimes Lamm and her husband, Coy Douglas Lamm:

     Loretta Lamm of Martin County, NC was born August 28, 1935 and married Temi Manuel Diaz on … His date of birth is … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Kimberly Ann Diaz, born October 30, 1961

               2. Melody Lynne Diaz, born January 27, 1964

IX. Richard Edward Grimes, son of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     Richard Edward Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 8, 1911 and married Kathleen Anderson of Salisbury, NC.  She was born April 6, 1920. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Kathy Grimes, born Jury 7, 1950

X. Kathy Grimes, daughter of Richard Edward Grimes and wife, Kathleen Anderson Grimes:

     Kathy Grimes was born July 7, 1950 and on October 19, 1969, married Donald Edward Wagoner of Salisbury, NC. He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Heather Dawn Wagoner, born February 16, 1971

IX. Thomas Frederick Grimes I, son of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     Thomas Frederick Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born November 9, 1915 and married Marie Berner of Brooklyn, NY on November 20, 1943. Marie Berner was born December 9, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.  1. Luana Dorothy Grimes, born January 29, 1947

          2. Sandra Dean Grimes, born March 28, 1948

          3. Thomas Frederick Grimes II, born July 16, 1950

          4. Richard William Grimes, born October 12, 1951

X. Luana Dorothy Grimes, daughter of Thomas Frederick Grimes I and his wife, Marie Berner Grimes:

     Luana Dorothy Grimes, probably of California, was born January 29, 1947 and married Jerald William Barnes, also of California (probably), on August 16, 1969. Jerald William Barnes was born July 1, 1947. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Christie Noel Barnes, born December 15, 1970

X. Sandra Dean Grimes, daughter of Thomas Frederick Grimes I and his wife, Marie Berner Grimes:

     Sandra Dean Grimes of California was born March 28, 1948 and on April 18, 1967, married William John Kindberg, also of California, probably, who was born April 16, 1949. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Ian Travis Kindberg, born October 25, 1968

X. Thomas Frederick Grimes II, son of Thomas Frederick Grimes I and his wife, Marie Berner Grimes:

     Thomas Frederick Grimes II of California was born July 16, 1950 and married Carol June Solomon on March 21, 1968. Carol June Solomon, probably of California, was born June 19, 1951. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Thomas Frederick Grimes III, born September 30, 1969


 

X. Richard William Grimes, son of Thomas Frederick Grimes I and his wife, Marie Berner Grimes:

     Richard William Grimes of California was born October 12, 1951 and married Janice Patricia Walsh also of California, probably, on December 26, 1970. Janice Patricia Walsh was born February 29, 1963. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. William Edward Grimes II son of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     William Edward Grimes II of Martin County, NC was born March 25, 1918 and married Margaret Fulcher of Emporia, Virginia on November 15, 1961. Margaret Fulcher was born June 29, 1926. There are no children.

IX. Glendora (Glenn) Grimes, daughter of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     Glendora (Glenn) Grimes of Martin County, NC was born October 14, 1920 and married Joseph Edward Rogerson I of Martin County on September 9, 1939. He was born December 14, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. William Grimes Rogerson, born January 29, 1943

               2. Elizabeth Rogerson, born September 17, 1944

               3. James Leslie Rogerson, born August 15, 1946

               4. Joseph Edward Rogerson II, born February 7, 1950

X. William Grimes Rogerson, son of Glendora (Glenn) Grimes and her husband, Joseph Edward Rogerson I:

     William Grimes Rogerson of Martin County, NC was born January 29, 1943 and married Judith Lane Sasser of … on January 6, 1967. Judith Lane Sasser was born June 30, 1946. There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Elizabeth Rogerson, daughter of Glendora (Glenn) Grimes Rogerson and her husband, Joseph Edward Rogerson I:

     Elizabeth Rogerson of Martin County, NC was born September 17, 1944 and married John Norris Bryant of … on July 29, 1967. John Morris

     Bryant was born December 29, 1937. There were no children when this information was collected.

X. James Leslie Rogerson, son of Glendora (Glenn) Grimes Rogerson and her husband, Joseph Edward Rogerson I:

     James Leslie Rogerson of Martin County, NC was born August 15, 1946 and married Loretta Ann Alien of … on July 22, 1968. Loretta Ann Alien was born March 12, 1947. There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Joseph Edward Rogerson II, son of Glendora (Glenn) Grimes Rogerson and her husband, Joseph Edward Rogerson I:

     Joseph Edward Rogerson II of Martin County, NC was born February 7, 1950 and married Elizabeth Ann Floyd of … on April 18, 1970.

     Elizabeth Ann Floyd was born July 24, 1953. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Mary Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes:

     Mary Elizabeth Grimes of Martin County, NC was born June 20, 1922. In October, 1941, she married Frederick (Fred) Wallace Andrews who was born in 1915. Exact dates were not known at this writing. There are children but their names, etc. were not known at this writing.

IX. James Cornelius Grimes, son of William Edward Grimes I and his wife, Annie Roebuck Grimes: James Cornelius Grimes of Martin County, NC was born January

     24, 1924 and married Dean Pollard of Pitt County, NC on April 7, 1947. Dean Pollard was born April 7, 1926.


 

Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Howard Denny Crimea, born March 23, 1949

               2. Cornelia Christine Grimes, born October 5, 1962

               3. James Edward Barnhill Grimes, born January 18, 1955

               4. Wanda Laverne Grimes, born May 29, 1969

               5. Kevin Dean Grimes, born August 6, 1963

VIII. George David Grimes I, son of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie Mary Barnhill Grimes:

     George David Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born March 4, 1883 and on January 2, 1910, married Mrs. Nora Taylor Knox of Martin County, NC. She was born August 10, 1885. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Pattie Elizabeth Grimes, born February 23, 1911 in Martin County and died August 26, 1912

               2. Viola Eunice Grimes, born July 23, 1913

               3. George David Grimes II, born October 23, 1915

               4. Robert Darrell Grimes, born March 8, 1918

               5. Nora Taylor Grimes, born February 17, 1921

               6. Ben Hassell Grimes, born September 25, 1925

     George David Grimes I died October 17, 1937. Nora Taylor Knox Grimes died May 25, 1965.

IX. Pattie Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     Pattie Elizabeth Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 23, 1911 and died August 25, 1912 at age one year and six months.

IX. Viola Eunice Grimes, daughter of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     Viola Eunice Grimes of Martin County, NC was born July 23, 1913 and on June 17, 1934, married Milton Dale Tetterton I of Martin County, NC, who was born June 28, 1909. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Milton Dale Tetterton II, born October 27, 1935

               2. Claudius David Tetterton, born January 15, 1940

               3. Darrell Grimes Tetterton, born July 25, 1941

               4. Joseph Dean Tetterton, born December 13, 1943

X. Milton Dale Tetterton II son of Viola Eunice Grimes Tetterton and her husband, Milton Dale Tetterton I:

     Milton Dale Tetterton II of Martin County, NC was born October 27, 1935 and on August 3, 1963, married Nancy Lee Burton of Virginia, who was born September 21, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Susan Banks Tetterton, born May 10, 1964

X. Claudius David Tetterton, son of Viola Grimes Tetterton and husband, Milton Dale Tetterton I:

     Claudius David Tetterton of Richmond, Virginia was born January 15, 1940 and on June 29, 1963, married Charlotte Ann Puryear of Virginia, who was born September 16, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. David King Tetterton, born September 15, 1965

               2. William Dale Tetterton, born March 13, 1969

X. Darrell Grimes Tetterton, son of Viola Grimes Tetterton and her husband, Milton Dale Tetterton I:

     Darrell Grimes Tetterton of Richmond, Virginia was born Jury 25, 1941 and on December 20, 1964, married Carolyn Virginia Cardwell of Virginia, who was born April 2, 1944. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Sarah Virginia Tetterton, born March 3, 1969

 

 

 

 


 

X. Joseph Dean Tetterton, son of Viola Grimes Tetterton and her husband, Milton Dale Tetterton I:

     Joseph Dean Tetterton of Richmond, Virginia was born December 13, 1943 and on June 11, 1966, married Armistead Anita Traynham of Virginia, who was born October 22, 1944. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Joseph Sydnore Tetterton, born August 25, 1971

IX. George David Grimes II, son of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     George David Grimes II of Martin County, NC was born October 23, 1915 and on December 2, 1937, married Matilda Grey Peel of Martin County, NC. Matilda Grey Peel was born June 25, 1917. She died March 10, 1947. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Eunice Grey Grimes, born February 17, 1939

     George David Grimes II married again to Minnie Inez Felton of the state of Texas. They were married on … There are no children of this second marriage. Minnie Inez Felton was born August 8, 1915.

X. Eunice Grey Grimes, daughter of George David Grimes II and his wife, Matilda Grey Peel Grimes:

     Eunice Grey Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 17, 1939 and on July 10, 1960, married George Bruce Stallings of Pilot, NC. He was born August 3, 1931. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. David Bruce Stallings, born February 20, 1961

               2. Gary Brooks Stallings, born July 31, 1962

               3. Robin Renee Stallings, born August 8, 1964

               4. Robert Conwell Stallings, born November 4, 1965

IX. Robert Darrell Grimes, son of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     Robert Darrell Grimes of Martin County, NC was born March 8, 1918 and on August 15, 1942, married Reba Brown Gardner of Martin County. She was born May 3, 1922. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Richard (Rickie) Darrell Grimes, born November 21, 1944 2. Rita Bradford Grimes, born May 3, 1951

X. Richard (Rickie) Darrell Grimes, son of Robert Darrell Grimes and his wife, Reba Gardner Grimes:

     Richard (Rickie) Darrell Grimes of Martin County, NC was born November 21, 1944 and on March 1, 1970, married Judy Hill of Martin County. She was born November 2, 1949. There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Rita Bradford Grimes, daughter of Robert Darrell Grimes and his wife, Reba Gardner Grimes:

     Rita Bradford Grimes of Martin County, NC was born May 3, 1931 and on March 21, 1971, married John Rodney Griffin of Martin County. He was born May 9, 1948. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Nora Taylor Grimes, daughter of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     Nora Taylor Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 17, 1921 and on October 25, 1942, married Charles Tilghman Roberson I of Martin County. He was born January 7, 1920. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Nancy Carolyn Roberson, born November 28, 1943

               2. Linda Kay Roberson, born August 7, 1945

               3. Nora Leigh Roberson, born September 28, 1947

               4. Charles Tilghman Roberson II, born April 10, 1955

 

 

 

 


 

X. Nancy Carolyn Roberson, daughter of Nora Taylor Grimes Roberson and her husband, Charles Tilghman Roberson I:

     Nancy Carolyn Roberson of Martin County, NC was born November 28, 1943 and on August 23, 1964, married Jerry Thomas Howard I of … He was born January 23, 1941. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Kathryn Paige Howard, born October 31, 1965

               2. Jerry Thomas Howard II, born July 8, 1967

               3. Charles Taylor Howard III, born October 11, 1969

               4. Nancy Anne Howard, born March 11, 1971

X. Linda Kay Roberson, daughter of Nora Taylor Grimes Roberson and her husband, Charles Tilghman Roberson I:

     Linda Kay Roberson of Martin County, NC was born August 7, 1945 and on August 22, 1967, married Medrick Hilton Kennedy II of Lenoir County, NC. He was born April 19, 1944. There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Nora Leigh Roberson, daughter of Nora Taylor Grimes Roberson and her husband, Charles Tilghman Roberson I:

     Nora Leigh Roberson of Martin County, NC was born September 28, 1947 and on September 2, 1987, married Kirby Jan Ostrander of Poughkeepsie, NY Kirby Jan Ostrander was born November 7, 1947. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Kirby Jan Ostrander, born December 4, 1971

X. Charles Tilghman Roberson II, son of Nora Taylor Grimes Roberson and her husband, Charles Tilghman Roberson I:

     Charles Tilghman Roberson II of Martin County, NC was born April 10, 1955. He had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Ben Hassell Grimes, son of George David Grimes I and his wife, Nora Taylor Knox Grimes:

     Ben Hassell Grimes of Martin County, NC was born September 25, 1925 and on March 4, 1951, married Dora (Polly) O'Neil Bailey of Martin Coun­ty. Dora (Polly) O'Neil Bailey was born June 29, 1925. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Ben McNeill (Neill) Grimes, born September 5, 1953

X. Ben McNeill (Neill) Grimes, son of Ben Hassell Grimes and his wife, Dora (Polly) O'Neil Bailey Grimes:

     Ben McNeill Grimes of Martin County, NC was born September 5, 1953 and had not married when this information was collected.

VIII. Simon Lester Grimes I, son of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie Mary Barnhill Grimes:

     Simon Lester Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born January 2, 1885 and on September 3, 1907, married Lena Walker of Edgecombe County, NC. Lena Walker was born November 19, 1884. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Daisy Grimes, born June 29, 1911

               2. Simon Lester Grimes III, born March 3, 1914

               3. Robert Thomas Grimes, born July 21, 1919

     Simon Lester Grimes I died May 5, 1955 and his wife, Lena Walker, died February 7, 1967.

IX. Daisy Grimes, daughter of Simon Lester Grimes I and his wife, Lena Walker Grimes:

     Daisy Grimes of Edgecombe County, NC was born June 29, 1911 and on November 29, 1941, married Charles Howard Allsbrook of Edgecombe County. He was born December 17, 1911 and was killed in action in France during World War II on January 20, 1945. There are no descendents.

 


 

IX. Simon Lester Grimes II, son of Simon Lester Grimes I and his wife, Lena Walker Grimes:

     Simon Lester Grimes II of Edgecombe County, NC was born March 3, 1914 and on October 19, 1951, married Frances McEachern of … Frances McEachern was born March 10, 1920.  Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Norman Robert-John Grimes, born January 10, 1941

               2. Douglas Wayne Grimes, born February 15, 1947

               3. Susan Estelle Grimes, born August 16, 1952

IX. Robert Thomas Grimes I, son of Simon Lester Grimes I and his wife, Lena Walker Grimes:

     Robert Thomas Grimes I was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 21, 1919 and on November 3, 1945, married Helen Nightingale of Richmond, Virginia. She was born November 3, 1923. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Cheryl Keen Grimes, born August 23, 1948

               2. Robert Thomas Grimes II, born May 13, 1950

X. Cheryl Keen Grimes, daughter of Robert Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Helen Nightingale Grimes:

     Cheryl Keen Grimes was born August 23, 1948 in New Hanover County, North Carolina and on January 27, 1969, married Itjus Jan DeMuynk of … He was born September 23, 1948. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Dena Kay DeMuynk, born November 4, 1969

X. Robert Thomas Grimes II, son of Robert Thomas Grimes I and his wife, Helen Nightingale Grimes:

     Robert Thomas Grimes II was born May 13, 1950 in New Hanover County, NC and on June 11, 1971, married Catherine Jane Christeas of Gainesville, Florida. She was born January 4, 1951. There were no children when this information was collected.

VIII. Leon Aron Grimes I, son of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     Leon Aron Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born March 15, 1887 and on April 10, 1909, married Annie Bergie Carson of Pitt County, NC. She was born December 21, 1883. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Berenice Grimes, born June 14, 1912

               2. Leon Aron Grimes II, born February 24, 1915

     Leon Aron Grimes I died November 30, 1962 and his wife, Annie Bergie Carson Grimes died April 21, 1939.

IX. Berenice Grimes, daughter of Leon Aron Grimes I and wife, Annie Bergie Carson Grimes:

     Berenice Grimes of Edgecombe County, NC was born June 14, 1912 and on May 16, 1948, married Louis Hall Lucas I of Edgecombe County. He was born July 30, 1913. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Margaret Ann Lucas, born March 28, 1949

               2. Henry Leon Lucas, born September 12, 1951

               3. Louis Hall Lucas ft, born January 4, 1956

X. Margaret Ann Lucas, daughter of Berenice Grimes Lucas and her hus­band, Louis Hall Lucas I:

     Margaret Ann Lucas of Edgecombe County, NC was born March 28, 1949 and on March 30, 1969, married Robert Washington Gay II of Edgecombe County. He was born July 13, 1936. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Carol Ann Gay, born March 19, 1970 in Raleigh, Wake County, NC

X. Henry Leon Lucas, son of Berenice Grimes Lucas and her husband, Louis Hall Lucas I:

     Henry Leon Lucas of Edgecombe County, NC was born September 12, 1951 and married Mary Jane Ayers on December 30, 1972. She was born  

X. Louis Hall Lucas II, son of Berenice Grimes Lucas and her husband, Louis Hall Lucas I:

     Louis Hall Lucas II of Edgecombe County, NC was born January 4, 1956.


 

IX. Leon Aron Grimes II, son of Lean Aron Grimes I and his wife, Annie Bergie Canon Gripes:

     Leon Ann Grimes II of Edgecombe County, NC was born February 24, 1915 and on August 17, 1947 married Genevieve (Neva) Jean Johnson, probably of Dayton, Ohio, and she was born February 26, 1910. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Berenice Jean Grimes, born June 11, 1948

X. Berenice Jean Grimes, daughter of Lean Aron Grimes II and his wife, Genevieve (Neva) Jean Johnson Grimes:

     Berenice Jean Grimes of Dayton, Ohio was born June 11, 1948. She has married since this information was collected but to whom and when was not known.

VIII. Sally Mary Grimes, daughter of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     Sally Mary Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 24, 1889 and on January 13, 1909, married John Wiley Cherry I of Martin County; he was born January 5, 1883. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. David John Cherry I, born November 5, 1909

               2. Ethel Cherry, born May 18, 1911

               3. Pattie Cherry, born January 26, 1913

               4. Hazel Cherry, born June IS, 1915

               5. Ella Cherry, born May 12, 1916

               6. Mary Rufus Cherry, born May 24, 1918

               7. William Nathan Cherry, born January 5, 1920

               8. Eleanor Cherry, born January 30, 1922

               9. Ruby Cherry, born January 3, 1924

               10. Mary Alice Cherry, born November 13, 1926

               11. John Wiley Cherry II, born March 12, 1933

               12. Thomas Mack Cherry, born May 18, 1935

     John Wiley Cherry died April 6, 1948.

IX. David John Cherry I, son of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     David John Cherry of Martin County, NC was born November 5, 1909 and on November 3, 1941, married Virginia Whitaker of Martin County. She was born October 22, 1922. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. John Richard Cherry, born March 24, 1942

               2. Janie Margaret Cherry, born August 19, 1943

               3. Donald (Donny) Mack Cherry, born August 23, 1944

     David John Cherry I died May 5, 1956.

X. John Richard Cherry, son of David John Cherry I and his wife, Virginia Whitaker Cherry: John Richard Cherry of Martin County, NC was born March 24, 1942 and on November 20, 1962, married Kathleen Woodruff of …

     Kathleen Woodruff was born January 30, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. David John Cherry II, born November 3, 1964

               2. Steven Thomas Cherry, born February 13, 1969

X. Janie Margaret Cherry, daughter of David John Cherry I and his wife, Virginia Whitaker Cherry:

     Janie Margaret Cherry of Martin County, NC was born August 19, 1943 and on August 16, 1959, married Richard Alexander Cratch III of …

     He was born September 7, 1941. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Deborah Joanne Cratch, born July 31, 1960

               2. Richard Alexander Cratch IV, born April 11, 1962

               3. John David Cratch, born December 16, 1963

               4. Janet Leigh Cratch, born March 14, 1986

 

 


 

X. Donald (Donny) Mack Cherry, son of David John Cherry I and his wife, Virginia Whitaker Cherry:

     Donald (Donny) Mack Cherry of Martin County, NC was born August 23, 1944 and on September 3, 1966, married Goldie Haywood of … She was born January 9, 1947. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Michael Scott Cherry, born June 6, 1970

IX. Ethel Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Ethel Cherry of Martin County, NC was born May 18, 1911 and on October 1, 1933, married Samuel Roscoe Gaylord of Martin County. He was born June 25, 1906. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Gail Gaylord, born October 12, 1938

X. Gail Gaylord, daughter of Ethel Cherry Gaylord and her husband, Samuel Roscoe Gaylord:

     Gail Gaylord of Martin County, NC was born October 12, 1938 and on May 18, 1957, married Vance Eleby Hart II of Martin County. He was born February 13, 1938. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Ronald Gaylord Hart, born March 8, 1961

               2. Michael Glenn Hart, born September 11, 1962

IX. Pattie Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Pattie Cherry of Martin County, NC was born January 26, 1913 and on September 29, 1928, married George Dewey Hathaway I of Pitt County, NC. He was born October 15, 1906. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. George Dewey Hathaway II, born September 16, 1930

               2. Dorothy Grimes Hathaway, born January 23, 1932

               3. Alice Rave Hathaway, born August 6, 1933

               4. Bobby Gene Hathaway, born September 30, 1935

X. George Dewey Hathaway II, son of Pattie Cherry Hathaway and her husband, George Dewey Hathaway I:

     George Dewey Hathaway II of Pitt County, NC was born September 16, 1930 and on April 27, 1962, married Gloria Joyner of Pitt County. Gloria Joyner was born December 20, 1939. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Karen Joyner Hathaway, born January 5, 1965

               2. George Dewey Hathaway III, born March 29, 1970

X. Dorothy Grimes Hathaway, daughter of Pattie Cherry Hathaway and her husband, George Dewey Hathaway I.  Dorothy Grimes Hathaway of Pitt County, NC was born January 23, 1932 and on October 5, 1952, married John Robert Russell I of Pitt County. He was born April 1, 1929. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. John Robert Russell II, born September 26, 1960

               2. Rebecca Ann Russell, born October 6, 1970

X. Alice Raye Hathaway, daughter of Pattie Cherry Hathaway and her husband, George Dewey Hathaway I:

     Alice Raye Hathaway of Pitt County, NC was born August 6, 1933 and on February 5, 1956, married Henry Humphrey Albritton of Pitt County. He was born October 5, 1932. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Ellen Hathaway Albritton, born November 12, 1961

               2. Laura Ann Albritton, born May 10, 1970

X. Bobby Gene Hathaway, son of Pattie Cherry Hathaway and her husband, George Dewey Hathaway I:

     Bobby Gene Hathaway of Pitt County, NC was born September 30, 1935 and on July 12, 1969, married Shirley White of Wake County, NC. Shirley White was born April 30, 1936. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Larry Deane Hathaway, born July 28, 1970

 


 

IX. Hazel Cherry, daughter of Salty Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Hazel Cherry of Martin County, NC was born June IS, 1915 and on October 3, 1929, married James Edgar Johnson of Martin County. He was born March 7, 1910. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Mable Cherry Johnson, born August 29, 1930

               2. Peggy Sue Johnson, born November 26. 1934

               3. James Archibald Johnson, born December 10, 1938

X. Mable Cherry Johnson, daughter of Hazel Cherry Johnson and her husband, James Edgar Johnson:

     Mable Cherry Johnson of Martin County, NC was born August 29, 1930 and had not married when this information was collected

X. Peggy Sue Johnson, daughter of Hazel Cherry Johnson and her husband, James Edgar Johnson:

     Peggy Sue Johnson of Martin County, NC was born November 26, 1934 and on December 24, 1955, married Thomas Staton Gardner of Martin County. He was born October 16, 1930. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Timothy (Tim) Johnson Gardner, born January 25, 1959

X. James Archibald Johnson, son of Hazel Cherry Johnson and her husband, James Edgar Johnson:

     James Archibald Johnson of Martin County, NC was born December 10, 1938 and on November 11, 1962, married Betsy Jane Dam of Martin County. She was born January 19, 1936. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Jane Davis Johnson, March 19, 1968

IX. Ella Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Ella Cherry of Martin County, NC was born May 12, 1916 and died January 1, 1937. She never married.

IX. Mary Rufus Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Grimes and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Mary Rufus Cherry of Martin County, NC was born May 24, 1918 and died February 1, 1919

IX. William Nathan Cherry, son of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I.

     William Nathan Cherry of Martin County, NC was born January 5, 1920 and on July 12, 1945, married Lucille Cowan of Martin County. She was born August 17, 1921. There are no descendants.

IX. Eleanor Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Eleanor Cherry of Martin County, NC was born January 30, 1922 and on August 23, 1942, married John Benjamin (Ben) Hardison I of Martin County. He was born July 7, 1917. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. John Benjamin Hardison II, born February

               2. 1947 2. Eleanor Cherry Hardison, born July 28, 1949

X. John Benjamin Hardison II, son of Eleanor Cherry Hardison and her husband, John Benjamin (Ben) Hardison I:

     John Benjamin Hardison II of Pitt County, NC was born February 2, 1947 and on August 16, 1969, married Eleanor Weeks of Pitt County.  Eleanor Weeks was born November 6, 1947. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Eleanor Cherry Hardison, daughter of Eleanor Cherry Hardison and her husband, John Benjamin (Ben) Hardison I:

     Eleanor Cherry Hardison of Pitt County, NC was born July 28, 1949.

     and on May 2, 1971, married Thomas Stamey Worthington of Pitt County. He was born August 10, 1949. There were no descendants when this information was collected.


 

IX. Ruby Cherry, daughter of Salty Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Ruby Cherry of Martin County, NC was born January 3, 1924 and on October 8, 1940, married Benjamin (Ben) Beverly Daniels of Martin County. He was born November 30, 1919. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Sherwood Cherry Daniels, born January 21, 1943

               2. Beverly Diane Daniels, born March 21, 1948

X. Sherwood Cherry Daniels, son of Ruby Cherry Daniels and her husband, Benjamin (Ben) Beverly Daniels:

     Sherwood Cherry Daniels of Martin County, NC was born January 21, 1943 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Beverly Diane Daniels, daughter of Ruby Cherry Daniels and her husband, Benjamin (Ben) Beverly Daniels:

     Beverly Diane Daniels of Martin County, NC was born March 21, 1948 and on June 20, 1971, married Belmont Jackson Morgan II of … He was born May 24, 1943.

IX. Mary Alice Cherry, daughter of Sally Mary Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Mary Alice Cherry of Martin County, NC was born November 13, 1926 and on January 16, 1944, married James Alfred Stalls I of Martin County. He was born April 11, 1925. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Susan O'Neil Stalls, born April 8, 1949

               2. James Alfred Stalls II, born September 21, 1957

X. Susan O'Neil Stalls, daughter of Mary Alice Cherry Stalls and her husband, James Alfred Stalls I:

     Susan O'Neil Stalls of Martin County, NC was born April 8, 1949 and on July 22, 1972, married Andrew Fagan Cannady of Wake County, NC. He was born March 11, 1949.

X. James Alfred Stalls II, son of Mary Alice Cherry Stalls and her husband, James Alfred Stalls I:

     James Alfred Stalls II of Martin County, NC was born September 21, 1957 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. John Wiley Cherry II, son of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     John Wiley Cherry II of Martin County, NC was born March 12, 1933 and died April 15, 1939 at age six years.

IX. Thomas Mack Cherry, son of Sally Mary Grimes Cherry and her husband, John Wiley Cherry I:

     Thomas Mack Cherry of Martin County, NC was born May 18, 1935 and on November 25, 1957, married Jo Ann Warren of Pitt County, NC. Jo Ann Warren was born December 30, 1935. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Jill Warren Cherry, born May 4, 1962

               2. Janet Grimes Cherry, born March 10, 1966

VIII. Martha Ella Grimes, daughter of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     Martha Ella Grimes of Martin County, NC was born August 1, 1891 and on January 12, 1910, married Jesse Lee Carson of Pitt County, NC. He was born February 11, 1889. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Verna Canon, born December 2, 1910

               2. Edna Carson, born October 24, 1912

               3. Julia Carson, born February 21, 1919

               4. Thomas Willard Canon, born December 11, 1920

               5. Dora Canon, born June 1, 1923

               6. Vergil Carson, born August 27, 1926

     Jesse Lee Canon died March 9, 1955. Martha Ella Grimes Canon died October 19, 1972.

 


 

IX. Verna Carson, daughter of Martha Ella Grimes Canon and her husband, Jesse Lee Canon:

     Verna Canon of Martin County, NC was born December 2, 1910 and on July 20, 1926, married Raymond Wesley Dixon of … He was born November 4, 1906. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Homer O'Neal Dixon, born October 23, 1926

               2. Edward Kenneth Dixon, born August 12, 1928

               3. Vernon Canon Dixon, born June 10, 1935

               4. William (Billy) Clair Dixon, born August 8, 1937

          5. Ted Lawrence Dixon, born February 9, 1945

X. Homer O'Neal Dixon, son of Verna Canon Dixon and her husband, Raymond Wesley Dixon:

     Homer O'Neal Dixon of NC, county not certain, was born October 23, 1926 and on November 6, 1953, married Estelle Arnold who was born …

There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Edward Kenneth Dixon, son of Verna Carson Dixon and her husband, Raymond Wesley Dixon:

     Edward Kenneth Dixon of NC, county not certain, was born August 12, 1928 and on February 12, 1948, married Beatrice Meneses of …

     Beatrice Meneses was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Karen Elaine Dixon, born August 25, 1950

               2. Kenneth Edward Dixon, born September 23, 1952

               3. Doris Dixon, born July 1, 1957

               4. Edward Dixon, born July 7, 1959

XI. Karen Elaine Dixon, daughter of Edward Kenneth Dixon and his wife, Beatrice Meneses Dixon:

     Karen Elaine Dixon of Pitt County, NC was born August 25, 1950 and on August 22, 1970, married Rudolph Torres of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XII.    1. Karen Lynn Torres, born August 6, 1972

XI. Kenneth Edward Dixon I, son of Edward Kenneth Dixon and his wife, Beatrice Meneses Dixon:

     Kenneth Edward Dixon I of Pitt County, NC was born September 23, 1952 and on …, married Susan Halverson of … She was born … Their descendants are:

     XII.    1. Kenneth Edward Dixon I, born November 6, 1971

XI. Doris Dixon, daughter of Edward Kenneth Dixon and wife, Beatrice Meneses Dixon:

     Doris Dixon was born July 1, 1957 and had not married when this information was collected.

XI. Edward Dixon, son of Edward Kenneth Dixon and his wife, Beatrice Meneses Dixon:

     Edward Dixon was born July 7, 1959 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Vernon Carson Dixon, son of Verna Canon Dixon and her husband, Raymond Wesley Dixon:

     Vernon Canon Dixon of NC, county not certain, was born June 10, 1935 and on December …, 1960, married Lois Wagner of … Lois Wagner

     was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Tammy Jo Dixon, born November 9, 1961

               2. Judy Ann Dixon, born September 3, 1963

               3. Dale Ray Dixon, bore December 11, 1966

 

 


 

X. William (Billy) Clair Dixon, son of Verna Canon Dixon and her husband, Raymond Wesley Dixon:

     William (Billy) Clair Dixon of NC, county not certain, was born August 8, 1937 and on August 10, 1961, married Brenda Manning of … Brenda Manning was born … There were no children when this information was collected.

X. Ted Lawrence Dixon, son of Verna Canon Dixon and her husband, Ray­mond Wesley Dixon:

     Ted Lawrence Dixon of NC, county not certain, was born February 9, 1945 and on July 24, 1965, married Marian Caminati of … Marian Caminati was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Virginia Marie Dixon, born April 3, 1988

IX. Edna Carson, daughter of Martha Ella Grimes Canon and her husband, Jesse Lee Canon:

     Edna Canon of Martin County, NC was born October 24, 1912 and on November 3, 1928, married Charlie Lee, probably of NC. He was born August 10, 1909. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Jesse Willis Lee, born May 11, 1931

               2. Peggy Ann Lee, born March 27, 1934

               3. Edna Earle Lee, born April 6, 1936

               4. Martha Ellen Lee, born August 17, 1939

               5. Jacquelyn Louise Lee, born September 21, 1943

               6. Charles Thomas Lee, born December 9, 1946

               7. Larry Wade Lee, born March 24, 1962

X. Jesse Willis Lee, son of Edna Carson Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee: Jesse Willis Lee of NC, county not certain, was born May 11, 1931 and on November 28, 1948, married Ethel Hand of … Ethel Hand was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Forest Willard Lee, born December 28, 1949

               2. Charles William Lee, born June 27, 1951

               3. Cynthia Robbin Lee, born July 7, 1957

               4. Penny Elizabeth Lee, born May 30, 1963

X. Peggy Ann Lee, daughter of Edna Canon Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Peggy Ann Lee of NC, county not certain, was born March 27, 1934 and on September 19, 1952, married William Lathan Hedgepeth of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Mark Douglass Hedgepeth, born September 21, 1962

               2. Nancy Lee Hedgepeth, born February 21, 1985

X. Edna Earle Lee, daughter of Edna Canon Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Edna Earle Lee of NC, county not certain, was born April 6, 1936 and on July 7, 1957, married Charles Eston Myers of … He was born …

     Their descendants are:

     XI.     1. Denise Renee Myers, born January 6, 1960

               2. Charles Esten Myers III, born September 30, 1961

X. Martha Ellen Lee, daughter of Edna Canon Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Martha Ellen Lee of NC, county not certain, was born August 17, 1939 and on October 11.1958, married Gene Autry Wells of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Terry Lynne Wells, born November 24, 1966

               2. Rocky Dale Wells, born March 3, 1960

               3. Gene Lee Wells, born August 26, 1961

 

 

 


 

X. Jacquelyn Louise Lee, daughter of Edna Carson Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Jacquelyn Louise Lee of NC, county not certain, was born September 21, 1943 and on August 22, 1962, married Gene Raymond Schultz of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Susan Gail Schultz, born October 18, 1963

               2. Teresa Lynne Schultz, born May 19, 1968

X. Charles Thomas Lee, son of Edna Canon Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Charles Thomas Lee of NC, county not certain, was born December 9, 1946 and on August 11, 1967, married Brenda Carol Van Cleave of …Brenda Carol Van Cleave was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Kristi Carol Lee, born October 24, 1969

X. Larry Wade Lee, son of Edna Carson Lee and her husband, Charlie Lee:

     Larry Wade Lee of NC, county not certain, was born March 24, 1952. He had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Julia Carson, daughter of Martha Ella Grimes Carson and her husband, Jesse Lee Carson:

     Julia Carson of Martin County, NC was born February 21, 1919 and on September 22, 1939, married John Flanagan Tyson of Pitt County. He was born December 11, 1916. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Ronald Move Tyson, born April 16, 1942

               2. David Lee Tyson, born June 12, 1946

               3. Amos Carol Tyson, born April 8, 1958

X. Ronald Moye Tyson, son of Julia Carson Tyson and her husband, John Flanagan Tyson:

     Ronald Moye Tyson of Pitt County, NC was born April 16, 1942 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. David Lee Tyson, son of Julia Carson Tyson and her husband, John Flanagan Tyson:

     David Lee Tyson of Pitt County, NC was born June 12, 1946 and on October 2, 1971, married Juanita Cannon of Pitt County. She was born January 24, 1954. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Amos Carol Tyson, son of Julia Carson Tyson and husband, John Flanagan Tyson:

     Amos Carol Tyson of Pitt County, NC was born April 8, 1958 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Thomas Willard Carson, son of Martha Ella Grimes Carson and her husband, Jesse Lee Carson:

     Thomas Willard Carson of Pitt County, NC was born December 11, 1920 and on March 9, 1946, married Marjorie Richey of … Marjorie Richey was born June 8, 1925. Thomas Willard Carson died March 22, 1955. There are no descendants.

IX. Doris Carson, daughter of Martha Ella Grimes Carson and her husband, Jesse Lee Carson:

     Doris Carson of Pitt County, NC was born June 1, 1923 and on October 3, 1942, married John Geray of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born September 30, 1916. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Doris Ann Geray, born July 15, 1943

               2. Mary Ella Geray, born May 12, 1947

               3. Sylvia Jane Geray, born July 26, 1949

               4. John Andrew Geray, born January 12, 1964

 

 

 

 


 

Doris Ann Geray, daughter of Doris Canon Geray and her husband, John Geray:

     Doris Ann Geray of Farmville, Virginia was born July 15, 1943 and on July 1, 1968, married Otis Hathway of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Traci Ann Hathway, born June 18, 1969

X. Mary Ella Geray, daughter of Doris Carson Geray and her husband, John Geray:

     Mary Ella Geray of … was born May 12, 1947 and on June 19, 1965, married William Edward Mingin I. He was born December 24, 1946 in Smithfield, Virginia. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. William Edward Mingin II, born October 28, 1966

               2. Wendy Elizabeth Mingin, born September 23, 1967

X. Sylvia Jane Geray, daughter of Doris Carson Geray and her husband, John Geray:

     Sylvia Jane Geray of Farmville, Virginia (probably) was born July 26, 1949 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. John Andrew Geray, son of Doris Canon Geray and her husband, John Geray:

     John Andrew Geray of Newport News, Virginia was born January 12, 1954 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Vergil Carson, daughter of Martha Elk Grimes Canon and her husband, Jesse Lee Canon:

     Vergil Canon of Pitt County, NC was born August 27, 1926 and on September 5, 1947, married Albion Lee Moore of Pitt County. He was born October 31, 1923. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Dorenda Kay Moore, born December 5, 1952

               2. Albion Ray Moore, born December 11, 1953

VIII. Marcus Cleveland Grimes I, son of William Thomas Grimes and his wife, Pattie Mary Barnhill Grimes:

     Marcus Cleveland Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born May 14, 1893 and on November 29, 1922, married Virgil Maxwell of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Virgil Maxwell was born November 9, 1899. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Pattie Grimes, born December 8, 1923

               2. Marcus Cleveland Grimes II, born December 16, 1926 Marcus Cleveland Grimes I died September 15, 1967.

IX. Pattie (Pat) Grimes, daughter of Marcus Cleveland Grimes and wife, Virgil Maxwell Grimes:

     Pattie (Pat) Grimes of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was born December 8, 1923 and on March 8, 1942, married Ralph Louis Stines of … He was born …

     Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Linda Grimes Stines, born February 21, 1944

X. Linda Grimes Stines, daughter of Pattie (Pat) Grimes Stines and husband, Ralph Louis Stines: Linda Grimes Stines of … was born February 21, 1944 and married a Mr. Graham of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Charles R. Graham, born February 6, 1961

               2. Tina Theresa Graham, born January 30, 1962

XI. Marcus Cleveland Grimes II, son of Marcus Cleveland Grimes I and his wife, Virgil Maxwell Grimes:

     Marcus Cleveland Grimes II of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was born December 16, 1926 and on September 17, 1946, married Louise Hill of Mississippi (probably).

     Louise Hill was born December 11, 1925. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Jennefer Ellen Grimes, born March 19, 1955

               2. Kathryn Louise Grimes, born April 20, 1959

 


 

VIII. Rufus Nathan Grimes, son of William Thomas Grimes and wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     Rufus Nathan Grimes of Martin County, NC was born June 8, 1897 and on August 12, 1942, married Nina Armistead Hartsfield of Franklin County, NC. Nina Armistead Hartsfield was born September 23, 1899. There are no descendants.

VIII. Thomas Leamon Grimes, son of William Thomas Grimes and wife, Pattie (Mary) Barnhill Grimes:

     Thomas Leamon Grimes of Martin County, NC was born June 5, 1896 and on September 5, 1932, married Appie Etta Christman of Harnett County, NC. Appie Etta Christman was born November 22, 1903. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Thomas Robert Grimes, born July 13, 1933

               2. Pattie Sue Grimes, born October 3, 1934 Thomas Leamon Grimes died August 2, 1963.

IX. Thomas Robert Grimes, son of Thomas Leamon Grimes and his wife, Appie Christman Grimes:

     Thomas Robert Grimes of Wake County, NC was born July 13, 1933 and on September 19, 1965, married Theda Gaynelle Branton of Cleveland County, NC.  Theda Gaynelle Branton was born April 3, 1936. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Branton Thomas Grimes, born October 17, 1969

IX. Pattie Sue Grimes, daughter of Thomas Leamon Grimes and his wife, Appie Christman Grimes:

     Pattie Sue Grimes of Wake County, NC was born October 3, 1934 and on August 23, 1958, married Jack Edward Cantey I of Great Falls, South Carolina. He was born March 9, 1934. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Jack Edward Cantey II, born September 6, 1963

               2. Carolyn Sue Cantey, born September 22, 1964

VIII. Carrie Dell Grimes, daughter of William Thomas Grimes and wife (of second marriage), Sadie (Sarah) Robbins Jordan Grimes: Carrie Dell Grimes of Martin County, NC was born November 26, 1906 and on September 19, 1928, married Zackery Davis Purvis of Martin County, NC.  Zackery Davis Purvis was born June 21, 1907. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Norva Grimes Purvis, born June 19, 1930

               2. Davis Earl Purvis, born July 11, 1932

               3. William Jackson Purvis, born February 5, 1936

               4. Rufus Nathan Purvis, born December 11, 1940

               5. Robert (Bobby) Eugene Purvis, born March 26, 1943 Zackery

     Davis Purvis died December 25, 1964.

IX. Norva Grimes Purvis, daughter of Carrie Dell Grimes Purvis and her husband, Zackery Davis Purvis:

     Norva Grimes Purvis of Martin County, NC was born June 19, 1930 and on May 8, 1950, married Sidney Loyd Davis of Tennessee.  He was born July 8, 1920.  Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Mark Alien Davis, born July 10, 1953

               2. Mary Kay Davis, born March 30, 1955

               3. Michael Scott Davis, born September 26, 1959

               4. Leslie Ann Davis, .born September 3, 1963

IX. Davis Earl Purvis, son of Carrie Dell Grimes Purvis and her husband,

     Zackery Davis Purvis:

     Davis Earl Purvis of Martin County, NC was born July 11, 1932 and on December 21, 1969, married Frances Furlough of Pitt County, NC. Frances Furlough was born October 29, 1939. There were no descen­dants when this information was collected.

 


 

IX. William Jackson Purvis, son of Carrie Dell Grimes Purvis and husband, Zackery Davis Purvis:

     William Jackson Purvis of Martin County, NC was born February 5, 1936 and on July 14, 1957, married Linda Smith of … NC.

     Linda Smith was born December 30, 1940. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. William Michael Purvis, born September 16, 1959

               2. Phillip Paul Purvis, born August 9, 1961

               3. Harry Eugene Purvis, born October 2, 1962

               4. Vannie Louise Purvis, born July 8, 1965

IX. Rufus Nathan Purvis, son of Carrie Dell Grimes Purvis and husband, Zackery Davis Purvis:

     Rufus Nathan Purvis of Martin County, NC was born December 11, 1940 and on December 8, 1963, married Barbara Jeter of Richmond, Virginia (probably). Barbara Jeter was born March 27, 1941. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Nathan Thomas Purvis, born May 5, 1965

     Rufus Nathan Purvis married a second time to Odell Gardner who also had been married before. There is no further information concerning Odell Gardner and there are no children of his second marriage at this time.

IX. Robert (Bobby) Eugene Purvis, son of Carrie Dell Grimes Purvis and her husband, Zackery Davis Purvis:

     Robert Eugene Purvis of Martin County, NC was born March 26, 1943 and on January 8, 1968, married Peggy Bean of Edgecombe County, NC. Peggy Bean was born March 23, 1946. There were no children when this information was collected.

VIII. Thelma Grimes, daughter of William Thomas Grimes and his wife (of second marriage), Sadie (Sarah) Robbins Jordan Grimes:

     Thelma Grimes of Martin County, NC was born June 6, 1910 and on January 5, 1937, married Zackery Cowan of Martin County, NC.  Zackery Cowan was born … Thelma Grimes Cowan was killed by lightning on June 20, 1938. There are no descendants.

VIII. Louise Grimes, daughter of William Thomas Grimes and his wife (of second marriage), Sadie (Sarah) Robbins Jordan Grimes:

     Louise Grimes of Martin County, NC was born April 21, 1914 and on December 28, 1941, married John Simpson James of Martin County. John Simpson James was born June 7, 1908. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Henry Stevens James, born May 17, 1948

IX. Henry Stevens James, son of Louise Grimes James and her husband, John Simpson James:

     Henry Stevens James of Newport News, Virginia was born May 17, 1948 and on February 14, 1970, married Sylvia Thomas of Norfolk, Virginia. Sylvia Thomas was born December 5, 1946. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

VII. James Turner Grimes, son of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes:

     James Turner Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 23, 1855 and February 6, 1879, married Cornelia Smithwick of Martin County, NC. Cornelia Smithwick was born April 19, 1859. They were married by Stanly Ayers and the marriage was witnessed by William Thomas Grimes, brother of the groom. The groom was 24 and the bride was 20. Their descendants are:

 


 

VIII.   1. Addie Grimes, born February 12, 1881

               2. John (Johnnie) William Grimes, born June 28, 1883

               3. Sally Grimes, born April 3, 1886

               4. Ettie Grimes, born March 1, 1889

               5. George David Grimes I, born August 30, 1891

               6. Turner Thurman Grimes, born October 13, 1896

     James Turner Grimes died May 4, 1934 and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes, died February 19, 1920.

VIII. Addie Grimes, daughter of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     Addie Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 12, 1881 and on February 14, 1906, married William McGilbert Gray of Martin County. William McGilbert Gray was born … 1876. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. William Henry Gray, born December 18, 1908

               2. Burton Alonza Gray, born July 27, 1910

               3. Beulah Elizabeth Gray, born Jury 29, 1912

               4. Addie Gray, born Jury 8, 1914

     Addie Grimes Gray died July 8, 1914 and her husband, William McGilbert Gray, died December 19, 1944.

IX. William Henry Gray, son of Addie Grimes Gray and her husband William McGilbert Gray:

     William Henry Gray of Martin County, NC was born December 18, 1908. He never married.

IX. Burton Alonza Gray, son of Addie Grimes Gray and her husband, William McGilbert Gray:

     Burton Alonza Gray of Martin County, NC was born July 27, 1910 and on August 15, 1941, married Lola Mozingo of … They have three children—Joyce, Joan, and Turner; their dates of birth and marriages, if any, were not available when this information was collected.

IX. Beulah Elizabeth Gray, daughter of Addie Grimes Gray and her hus­band, William McGilbert Gray:

     Beulah Elizabeth Gray of Martin County, NC was born July 29, 1912 and on August 11, 1940, married Herbert Alien King of … He was born May 27, 1915. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Jane Elizabeth King, born February 15, 1944)

               2. Jean Gray King, born February 15, 1944      ) – twins

X. Jane Elizabeth King, daughter of Beulah Elizabeth King and her husband, Herbert Alien King:

     Jane Elizabeth King of Martin County, NC was born February 15, 1944 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Jean Gray King, daughter of Beulah Elizabeth King and her husband, Herbert Alien King:

     Jean Gray King of Martin County, NC was born February 15, 1944 and on July 18.1963, married Francis Gail Parker of … Francis Gail Parker was born April 13, 1943. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Carrie Gail Parker, born February 27, 1966

               2. Brian Whitaker Parker, born February 13, 1969

IX. Addie Gray, daughter of Addie Grimes Gray and her husband, William McGilbert Gray:

     Addie Gray of Martin County, NC was born July 8, 1914 and on September 21, 1935, married Gordon Earl Bryant of Martin County. He was born November 6, 1916. Their descendants are:

 


 

     X.       1. David Earl Bryant, born April 27, 1936

               2. James Melvin Bryant, born October 20, 1938

               3. Patricia Ann Bryant, born August 22, 1944

               4. Betty Jean Bryant, born June 3, 1946

X. David Earl Bryant, son of Addie Gray Bryant and her husband, Gordon Earl Bryant: David Earl Bryant of … was born April 27, 1936 and on September 16, 1960, married Shirley Harrell of … Shirley Harrell was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Vickie Lynn Bryant, born June 6, 1961

X. James Melvin Bryant, son of Addie Gray Bryant and her husband, Gordon Earl Bryant:

     James Melvin Bryant of North Carolina, county uncertain, was born October 20, 1938 and on August 23, 1968, married Paulette … of … She was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Alicia Bryant, born September 17, 1969

               2. Stephen Earl Bryant, born August 17, 1970

X. Patricia Ann Bryant, daughter of Addie Gray Bryant and her husband, Gordon Earl Bryant: Patricia Ann Bryant of … was born August 22, 1944 and on September 16, 1962, married Charles Ward of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Angela Ward, born December 19, 1964

X. Betty Jean Bryant, daughter of Addie Gray Bryant and her husband, Gordon Earl Bryant: Betty Jean Bryant of … was born June 3, 1946 and on January 1, 1966, married Alton Ebon of … He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Anthony Eugene Ebon, born June 14, 1967

VIII. John (Johnnie) William Grimes I, son of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     John (Johnnie) William Grimes I of Martin County, North Carolina was born June 28, 1883 and on July 19, 1919, married Annie Bobbins of Martin County. Annie Robbins was born March 21, 1894. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. John (Johnnie) William Grimes D, born July 9, 1920

               2. Barbara Grimes, born July 8, 1932 John (Johnnie) William Grimes I died December 15, 1946.

IX. John (Johnnie) William Grimes II, son of John (Johnnie) William Grimes I, and his wife, Annie Robbins Grimes:

     John (Johnnie) William Grimes II was born July 9, 1920 and died March .., 1927.

IX. Barbara Grimes, daughter of John (Johnnie) William Grimes I and his wife, Annie Robbins Grimes:

     Barbara Grimes of Martin County, North Carolina was born July 8, 1932 and on May 29, 1954, married a Mr. Garland of … He was born … Barbara Grimes Garland and her husband separated and were divorced in 1960. There are no children.

VIII. Sally Grimes, daughter of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     Sally Grimes of Martin County, North Carolina was born April 3, 1886 and on January 4, 1905, married William Henry Andrews of Martin County. He was born May 15, 1884. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Gaston Leroy Andrews, born February 25, 1907

               2. Alma Juanita Andrews, born September 13, 1909

               3. Evelyn Grimes Andrews, born September 23, 1913

               4. Ruby Fay Andrews, born May 8, 1919

               5. Grady Prince Andrews, born August 15, 1921

               6. Cornelia Doris Andrews, born April 9, 1924

     Sally Grimes Andrews died February 8, 1927 and her husband, William Henry Andrews died June 10, 1964.

 

 


 

IX. Gaston Leroy Andrews, son of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband, William Henry Andrews:

     Gaston Leroy Andrews of Martin County, NC was born February 25, 1907 and on October 1, 1928, married Hilda Louise Andrews ("Andrews” may or may not be her family or maiden name). Hilda Louise Andrews was born March 11, 1910.

     Gaston Leroy Andrews married a second time to Mildred Gray of Martin County, NC. Mildred Gray was born July 4, 1911. This second marriage was on April 30, 1944. No descendants were named when this information was collected.

IX. Alma Juanita Andrews, daughter of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband, William Henry Andrews:

     Alma Juanita Andrews of Martin County, NC was born September 13, 1909 and on … married … of … They were later divorced. If there were children, they were not given when this information was collected.

IX. Evelyn Grimes Andrews, daughter of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband William Henry Andrews:

     Evelyn Grimes Andrews of Martin County, NC was born September 23, 1913 and if she married, this information was not given.

IX. Ruby Fay Andrews, daughter of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband, William Henry Andrews:

     Ruby Fay Andrews of Martin County, NC was born May 8, 1919 and apparently had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Grady Prince Andrews I, son of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband, William Henry Andrews:

     Grady Prince Andrews I of Martin County, NC was born August 14, 1921 and on August 18, 1948, married Mary Brown Wilson of … She was born October 31, 1928. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Sara Elizabeth Andrews, born October 18, 1949

               2. Renie Joanne Andrews, born May 22, 1954

               3. Grady Prince Andrews II, born August 31, 1956

               4. Mary Sue Andrews, born August 23, 1960

IX. Cornelia Doris Andrews, daughter of Sally Grimes Andrews and her husband, William Henry Andrews:

     Cornelia Doris Andrews of Martin County, NC was born April 9, 1924 and apparently had not married when this information was collected.

VIII. Ettie Grimes, daughter of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     Ettie Grimes of Martin County, NC was born March 1, 1889 and on October 21, 1908, married Samuel Mc Nelson of Martin County. Samuel Mc Nelson was born … Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. James Melvin Nelson, born September 12, 1900

               2. Agnes Cordelia (may be "Cornelia") Nelson, born August 4, 1911

               3. Melva Gertrude Nelson, born August 29, 1913

               4. Raymond McNeil Nelson, born September 7, 1916

               5. Vivian Irene Nelson, born January 31, 1925

     Samuel Mc Nelson died September 20, 1948 and his wife, Ettie Grimes Nelson died May 3, 1961.

IX. James Melvin Nelson, son of Ettie Grimes Nelson and her husband,

     Samuel Mc Nelson:

     James Melvin Nelson of Martin County, NC was born September 12, 1900 and died October 10, 1909 at age nine years.


 

IX. Agnes Cordelia (or Cornelia) Nelson, daughter of Ettie Grimes Nelson and her husband, Samuel Mc Nelson:

     Agnes Cordelia (Cornelia) Nelson of Martin County, NC was born August 4, 1911 and on August 21, 1931, married Osie Walter Johnson of …

     Osie Walter Johnson was born September 3, 1904. There were no descendants named in the information received.

IX. Melva Gertrude Nelson, daughter of Ettie Grimes Nelson and her husband, Samuel Mc Nelson:

     Melva Gertrude Nelson of Martin County, NC was born August 29, 1913 and on November 29, 1933, married Joseph Bramble Goodwin of …

     He was born September 3, 1908. There were no children reported with the information received.

IX. Raymond McNeil Nelson, son of Ettie Grimes Nelson and her husband, Samuel Mc Nelson:

     Raymond McNeil Nelson of Martin County, NC was born September 7, 1916 and on August 26, 1944, married May Massenburg of …

     May Massenburg was born August 27, 1924. There were no children reported with the information received.

IX. Vivian Irene Nelson, daughter of Ettie Grimes Nelson and her husband, Samuel Mc Nelson:

     Vivian Irene Nelson of Martin County, NC was born January 31, 1925 and on May 11, 1946, married Ellery Newton Vandenbree of … He was born February 7, 1925. There were no children reported with the information received.

VIII. George David Grimes I, son of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     George David Grimes I of Martin County, NC was born August 30, 1891 and on November 28, 1916, married Sarah Green of Martin County. Sarah Green was born September 17, 1894. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. George David Grimes II, born September 20, 1917

IX. George David Grimes II, son of George David Grimes I and his wife, Sarah Green Grimes:

     George David Grimes II of Martin County, NC was born September 20, 1917 and on August 25, 1941, married Minnie Rae Everett of Martin County; Minnie Rae Everett was born December 9, 1919. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Elizabeth Cordelia (or Cornelia) Grimes, born September 23, 1944

               2. Samuel David Grimes, born December 22, 1947

               3. Amanda Rae Grimes, born October 6, 1951

               4. George Frederick Grimes, born October 15, 1956

               5. Charlotte Green Grimes, born October 27, 1959

     None of the above descendants of George David Grimes II and his wife, Minnie Everett Grimes was reported as having married when this information was received.

VIII. Turner Thurman Grimes, son of James Turner Grimes and his wife, Cornelia Smithwick Grimes:

     Turner Thurman Grimes of Martin County, NC was born October 13, 1896 and on August 15, 1917, married Naomi Everett of Martin County. She was born April …, 1897. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Anita Everett Grimes, born …

               2. Hazel Dawn Grimes, born …

IX. Anita Everett Grimes, daughter of Turner Thurman Grimes and his wife, Naomi Everett Grimes:

     Anita Everett Grimes was born … in Miami, Florida, probably. She married Earl J. Smith, probably of Miami, Florida, on … 1949. He was born … There are no children.


 

IX. Hazel Dawn Grimes, daughter of Turner Thurman Grimes and wife, Naomi Everett Grimes:

     Hazel Dawn Grimes of Miami, Florida, probably, was born … and married John M. Ingraham on … 1946. He was born … There were no children mentioned in the information received.

VII. Stephen Llewellyn Grimes, son of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Roebuck Grimes:

     Stephen Llewellyn Grimes of Martin County, NC was born October 12, 1858 and on January 29, 1881, married Susan Roebuck of Martin County.  Susan Roebuck was born October 9, 1860

NOTE: The microfilm record in the NC State Archives in Raleigh, NC shows the following:

     "On January 28, 1881, a marriage license was issued to Stephen (Llewellyn) Grimes and Susan Roebuck.  He gave his age as 23 and she gave hers as 21. They were married January 29, 1881 by J. A. Coburn, Justice of the Peace and the marriage was witnessed by J. S. Pope."

     Their descendants are:

     VIII.   1. Alonza Haywood Grimes, born January 28, 1885

               2. Joseph Henry Grimes, born February 4, 1887

               3. Lucy Grimes, born March 28, 1889

               4. William Jesse Grimes, born November 26, 1890

               5. Fannie Mae Grimes, born March 20, 1893

               6. Samuel Harcom Grimes, born December 28, 1895

               7. Robert Llewellyn Grimes, born June 10, 1898

               8. Charity Grimes, born July 14, 1902

               9. Thomas Mayo Grimes, born August 1, 1905

Stephen Llewellyn Grimes died April 2, 1928 and his wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes, died June 28, 1930.

VIII. Alonza Haywood Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and his wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Alonza Haywood Grimes of Martin County, NC was born January 28, 1885 and on March 21.1920, married Laura (Lollie) Forbes of Martin County. Laura (Lollie) Forbes was born February 4, 1892. Their descendants are:

     IX.     1. Louise Grimes, born February 4, 1921

               2. Susie Grimes, born December 13, 1922

               3. Sarah Grimes, born August 18, 1924

               4. Stephen Llewellyn Grimes II, born October 29, 1926

               5. Mariam Grimes, born July 21, 1927

               6. Helen Grimes, born November 18, 1929

Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes died June 10, 1967.

IX. Louise Grimes, daughter of Alonza Haywood Grimes and his wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Louise Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 4. 1921 and on … married William H. Peele of Martin County. He was born … Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Janie Peele, born September 11, 1942

               2. William (Billy) Peele, born February 9, 1944

               3. Linda Sue Peele, born October 22, 1947

               4. Shelton Peele, born July 16, 1953

               5. Martha Peele, born August 29, 1955

               6. Henry Alonza Peele, born March 13, 1957


 

X. Janie Peele, daughter of Louise Grimes Peele and her husband, William H. Peele:

     Janie Peele of Martin County, NC was born September 11, 1942 and on … married Jon Griffin of Martin County. He was born …

     Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Jon Stephen Griffin, born April 11, 1970

X. William (Billy) Peele, son of Louise Grimes Peele and her husband, William H. Peele:

     William (Billy) Peele of Martin County, NC was born February 9, 1944 and on May 8, 1965 married Bettie Jo Tice of Martin County. Bettie Jo Tice was born September 30, 1944. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Linda Sue Peele, daughter of Louise Grimes Peele and her husband William H. Peele:

     Linda Sue Peele of Martin County, NC was born October 22, 1947 and she had not married when this information was collected.

X. Shelton Peele, son of Louise Grimes Peele and her husband, William H. Peele:

     Shelton Peele of Martin County, NC was born July 16, 1953 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Martha Peele, daughter of Louise Grimes Peele and husband, William H. Peele:

     Martha Peele of Martin County, NC was born August 29, 1955 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Henry Alonza Peele, son of Louise Grimes Peele and her husband, William H. Peele:

     Henry Alonza Peele of Martin County, NC was born March 13, 1957 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Susie Grimes, daughter of Alonza Haywood Grimes and wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Susie Grimes of Martin County, NC was born December 13, 1922 and on NC married Edgar M. Taylor. He was born … There are no children.

IX. Sarah Grimes, daughter of Alonza Haywood Grimes and his wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Sarah Grimes of Martin County, NC was born August 18, 1924 and on March 7, 1945, married Slade R. White of Martin County. He was born December 1, 1924. Their Descendants are:

     X.       1. Donnie White, born August 29, 1946

               2. Barbara White, born June 18, 1953

X. Barbara White, daughter of Sarah Grimes White and her husband, Slade R. White:

     Barbara White of Martin County, NC was born June 18, 1953 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Donnie White, son of Sarah Grimes White and her husband, Slade R. White:

     Donnie White (Donald, perhaps) of Martin County, NC was born August 29, 1946 and on August 18, 1968, married Brenda Nicholson of Williamston, Martin County, NC. Brenda Nicholson was born October 11, 1948. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Stephen Llewellyn Grimes II, son of Alonza Haywood Grimes and his wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Stephen Llewellyn Grimes II of Martin County, NC was born October 29, 1926 and on … married Nancy Whitehurst of Martin County. Nancy Whitehurst was born … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Beverly Joe Grimes, born July 5, 1953

               2. Laura Sue Grimes, born December 12, 1954 Stephen Llewellyn Grimes II died January 1, 1966.

 

 


 

IX. Mariam Grimes, daughter of Alonza Haywood Grimes and wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Mariam Grimes of Martin County, NC was born Jury 21, 1927 and on … married Jesse Bazemore of … He was born Jury 19, 1920. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Phillip Eugene Bazemore, born March 28, 1949

               2. Larry Bazemore, born September 9, 1951

     Jesse Bazemore died January 1, 1966.  Mariam Grimes Bazemore married a second time to Otis Coltrain of Martin County. He was born June 18, 1923. There are no children of this second marriage.

IX. Helen Grimes, daughter of Alonza Haywood Grimes and his wife, Laura (Lollie) Forbes Grimes:

     Helen Grimes of Martin County, NC was born November 18, 1929 and married Daniel Jones of … He was born … They were married … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Helen Carol Jones, born October 22, 1950

               2. Daniel (Dan) Jones 0, born October 7, 1965

VIII. Joseph Henry Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and his wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes

     Joseph Henry Grimes of Martin County, NC was born February 4, 1887 and died April 15, 1914. He never married.

VIII. Lucy Grimes, daughter of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and his wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Lucy Grimes of Martin County, NC was born Match 28, 1889 and on December 19, 1906, married John William Capps of Martin County; He was born December 13, 1883. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Ethel Capps, born August 21, 1907

               2. Lillian Capps, born July 2, 1909

               3. Elizabeth Capps, born March 14, 1913

               4. William Harcom Capps, born March 26, 1920

               5. Ernest Preston Capps, born February 23, 1923

     John William Capps died December 8, 1944 and his wife, Lucy Grimes Capps, died March 24, 1971.

IX. Ethel Capps, daughter of Lucy Grimes Capps and her husband, John William Capps:

     Ethel Capps of Martin County, NC was born August 21, 1907 and on …, married Simon Clayton Bailey of Martin County. He was born April 16, 1908. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Madeline Balky, born November 26, 1927

               2. Sally Bailey, born December 10, 1929

               3. Jeanne (Jean) Bailey, born March 5, 1933

               4. Dannette Bailey, born July 5, 1934

     Simon Clayton Bailey died November 2, 1966.

X. Madeline Bailey, daughter of Ethel Capps Bailey and her husband, Simon Clayton Bailey:

     Madeline Bailey of Martin County, NC was barn November 26, 1927 and on January 18, 1947, married Joseph Simon Beach of Martin County. He was born October 14, 1925. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Robert Clayton Beach, born November 15, 1947

               2. Patricia Ann Beach, born May 15, 1958

 

 

 

 


 

X. Sally Bailey, daughter of Ethel Capps Bailey and her husband, Simon Clayton Bailey:

     Sally Bailey of Martin County, North Carolina was born December 10, 1929 and on December 20, 1947, married Ernest Preston Johnson of Martin County. He was born September 6, 1928. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Ellen Carol Johnson, born October 17, 1948

               2. Rosanne Johnson, born June 9, 1955

               3. Edwin Preston Johnson, born July 10, 1964

X. Jeanne (Jean) Bailey, daughter of Ethel Capps Bailey and her husband, Simon Clayton Bailey:

     Jeanne (Jean) Bailey of Martin County, North Carolina was born March 5, 1933 and on … , married John Vincent Wheeler of …  He was born … Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Constance Lynn Wheeler, born December 7, 1954

               2. Valarie Kay Wheeler, born August 17, 1956

               3. John Everette Wheeler, born June 18, 1963

X. Dannette Bailey, daughter of Ethel Capps Bailey and her husband, Simon Clayton Bailey:

     Dannette Bailey of Martin County, North Carolina was born July 5, 1934 and on December 21, 1952, married Kader Burroughs Taylor of Martin County.  Kader Burroughs Taylor was born December 12, 1927. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Derek Letter Taylor, born September 24, 1953

               2. Roger Merritt Taylor, born October 2, 1959

IX. Lillian Capps, daughter of Lucy Grimes Capps and her husband, John William Capps:

     Lillian Capps of Martin County, North Carolina was born July 2, 1909 and on ..., married George E. Peele of Martin County. He was born September 4, 1907. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Gladys Peele, born June 27, 1928

               2. Grimes Edwin Peele, born December 5, 1930

               3. Gordon Slade Peele, born May 26, 1939

               4. Lucy Peele, born May 27, 1942

               5. Mandy Lou Peele, born October 3, 1954; died August 22, 1959

     Lillian Capps Peele, wife of George E. Peele, died August 22, 1959.

X. Gladys Peele, daughter of Lillian Capps Peele and her husband, George E. Peele:

     Gladys Peele of Martin County, North Carolina was born June 27, 1928 and on …, married William Edward Williams I of Martin County. He was born August 5, 1924. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. William Edward Williams H, born January 13, 1948

               2. Ralph Edwin Williams, born October 11, 1949

               3. Carolyn Amanda Williams, born May 2, 1966

XI. William Edward Williams II, son of Gladys Peele Williams and her husband, William Edward Williams I:

     William Edward Williams II of Martin County, North Carolina was born January 13, 1948 and had not married when this information was collected.

XI. Ralph Edwin Williams, son of Gladys Peele Williams and her husband, William Edward Williams I:

     Ralph Edwin Williams of Martin County, North Carolina was born October 11, 1949 and on …, married Jennifer Knight of … Jennifer Knight was born August 22, 1949.

XI. Carolyn Amanda Williams, born May 2, 1966

 

 

 


 

X. Grimes Edwin Peele, son of Lillian Capps Peele and husband, George E. Peele:

     Grimes Edwin Peele of Martin County, North Carolina was born December 5,

     1930 and on …, married Josephine Rebarich of … Josephine Rebarich was born May 1, 1931. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Linda Lee Peele, born Jury 9, 1950

               2. Dorothy Susan Peele, born September 17, 1951

               3. Jo Ann Peele, born October 13, 1954

     Linda Lee Peele (1.) and Jo Ann Peele (3.) had not married when this information was collected.

XI. Dorothy Susan Peele, daughter of Grimes Edwin Peele and wife, Josephine Rebarich Peele:

     Dorothy Susan Peele of Martin County, NC was born September 17, 1951 and on …, married Ervin Thomas Harris of … He was born June 16, 1950. There are no descendants.

X. Gordon Slade Peele, son of Lillian Capps Peele and husband, George E. Peele:

     Gordon Slade Peele of Martin County, NC was born May 26, 1939 and on …, married Marsha Speller of … Marsha Speller was born January 18, 1943. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Sherry Lou Peele, born June 21, 1981

               2. Terry Ann Peele, born December 17, 1982

               3. Wendy Gay Peele, born July 3, 1966

X. Lucy Peele, daughter of Lillian Capps Peele and her husband, George E. Peele:

     Lucy Peele of Martin County, NC was born May 27, 1942 and on …, married Ronald D. Wynn I of Martin County. He was born March 2, 1938. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Mitchell Wade Wynn, born February 25, 1982

               2. Kimberly Page Wynn, born December 20, 1963

               3. Ronald D. Wynn D, born February 22, 1966

X. Mandy Lou Peele, daughter of Lillian Capps Peele and husband George E. Peele:

     Mandy Lou Peele of Martin County, NC was born October 3, 1954 and died August 22, 1959, at age five years.

IX. Elizabeth Capps, daughter of Lucy Grimes Capps and her husband, John William Capps:

     Elizabeth Capps of Martin County, NC was born March 14, 1913 and on …, married Ruben Rogers of Martin County. He was born June 3, 1910. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Sue Jo Rogers, born August 5, 1935

               2. Wayne Carlile Rogers, born November 14, 1938

               3. Ruben Rogers II, born October 15, 1948

               4. Sylvia Rogers, born August 14, 1950

X. Sue Jo Rogers, daughter of Elizabeth Capps Rogers and husband, Ruben Rogers I.

     Sue Jo Rogers of Martin County, NC was born August 5, 1935 and on …, married Francis R. Crochette of … Francis R. Crochette was born August 10, 1934. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Barry Francis Crochette, born November 28, 1959

               2. David Wayne Crochette, born February 7, 1961

               3. Patrick Ruben Crochette, born October 20, 1963

               4. Timothy Michael Crochette, born February 25, 1966

IX. William Harcom Capps, son of Lucy Grimes Capps and husband, John William Capps:

     William Harcom Capps of Martin County, NC was born March 26, 1920 and on …, married Bernice Gardner of … Bernice Gardner was born January 16, 1924. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Ronnie Capps, born February 5, 1946

               2. Frederick Bernard Capps, born May 22, 1947

 

 

 


 

X. Ronnie Capps, son of William Harcom Capps and wife, Bernice Gardner Capps:

     Ronnie Capps of Martin County, NC was born February 6, 1946 and on …, married Lou Hoskins of … Lou Hoskins was born September 14, 1946. There were no children reported.

X. Frederick Bernard Capps, son of William Harcom Capps and his wife, Bernice Gardner Capps:

     Frederick Bernard Capps of Martin County, NC was born May 22, 1947 and on …, married Patricia Cooper of … Patricia Cooper was born June 16, 1950. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Angela Susan Capps, born October 4, 1986

     Patricia Cooper Capps died June 30, 1969.

     Frederick Bernard Capps married a second time to Linda Carol Odom on … Linda Carol Odom was born March 31, 1951. There were no descendants reported of this second marriage.

IX. Ernest Preston Capps, son of Lucy Grimes Capps and husband, John William Capps:

     Ernest Preston Capps of Martin County, NC was born February 23, 1923 and on …, married Lola Hardison of Martin County. Lola Hardison was born December 6, 1925. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Richard Stevens Capps, born November 30, 1947

               2. Charles Alien Capps, born July 22, 1949

               3. Penny Rose Capps, born September 17, 1959

X. Richard Stevens Capps, son of Ernest Preston Capps and wife, Lola Hardison Capps:

     Richard Stevens Capps of Martin County, NC was born November 30, 1947 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Charles Allen Capps, son of Ernest Preston Capps and his wife, Lola Hardison Capps:

     Charles Allen Capps of Martin County, NC was born July 22, 1949 and on …, married Iva West of … Iva West was born December 29, 1951. There are no descendants.

X. Penny Rose Capps, daughter of Ernest Preston Capps and his wife, Lola Hardison Capps:

     Penny Rose Capps of Martin County, NC was born September 17, 1959 and had not married when this information was collected.

VIII. William Jesse Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and his wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     William Jesse Grimes of Martin County, NC was born November 26, 1890 and on July 26, 1924, married Mary Stuart Riddick of Halifax County, NC. Mary Stuart Riddick was born November 25, 1899. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. William Stuart Grimes, born September 4, 1925

               2. John Winfred Grimes, born October 21, 1928.

     William Jesse Grimes died February 22, 1955.

IX. William Stuart Grimes I, son of William Jesse Grimes and wife, Mary Stuart Riddick Grimes:

     William Stuart Grimes I of Halifax County, NC was born September 4, 1925 and on September 15, 1951, married Marilyn Britt of … Marilyn Britt was born August 8, 1931. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Laura Lynn Grimes, born October 19, 1953

               2. William Stuart Grimes II, born September 21, 1955

               3. Julian Scott Grimes, born March 1, 1961

               4. Georgia Harriett Grimes, born December 19, 1962

 

 


 

IX. John Winfred Grimes, son of William Jesse Grimes and wife, Mary Stuart Riddick Grimes:

     John Winfred Grimes of Halifax County, NC was born October 21, 1928 and on March 29, 1951, married Mary Hoboes Pope of Halifax County, NC. Mary Holmes Pope was born April 14, 1931. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. John Timothy Grimes, born December 27, 1951

               2. Mary Gail Grimes, born        March 15. 1955)

               3. William Brace Grimes, born  March 15, 1955)-twins

               4. Jesse Lee Grimes, born July 17, 1958

VIII. Fannie Mae Grimes, daughter of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Fannie Mae Grimes of Martin County, NC was born March 20, 1893 and on December 17, 1913, married Ernest Blakely Forbes of Martin County. He was born July 14, 1889. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Charlie Grimes .Forbes, born October 13, 1914

               2. Joseph Guy Forbes, born August 2, 1919

     Ernest Blakely Forbes died February 12, 1920

     Fannie Mae Grimes Forbes married a second time to Dan (Daniel) Cherry of Martin County, NC on June 20, 1925. Dan (Daniel) Cherry was born June 25, 1876 and died November 13, 1959. There were no children. Dan (Daniel) Cherry had also been married before.  Fannie Mae Grimes Forbes Cherry died December 27, 1971.

IX. Charlie Grimes Forbes, son of Fannie Mae Grimes Forbes and husband, Ernest Blakely Forbes:

     Charlie Grimes Forbes of Martin County, NC was born October 13, 1914 and on December 20, 1936, married Harriet Mae Brown of Martin County. Harriet Mae Brown was born March 7, 1915. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Carolyn Brown Forbes, born July 8, 1938

               2. Charles Edward Forbes, born August 15, 1945

X. Carolyn Brown Forbes, daughter of Charlie Grimes Forbes and wife, Harriet Brown Forbes:

     Carolyn Brown Forbes of Martin County, NC was born July 8, 1938 and on September 9, 1967, married William R. Fisher of … William R. Fisher was born May 19, 1925. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Susan Dare Fisher, born June 30, 1968

               2. Lesley Baer Fisher, born August 29, 1971

X. Charles Edward Forbes, son of Charlie Grimes Forbes and wife, Harriet Brown Forbes:

     Charles Edward Forbes of Martin County, NC was born August 15, 1945 and on June 30, 1968, married Katherine Ann Purvis of Martin County. Katherine Ann Purvis was born December 12, 1944. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Joseph Guy Forbes, son of Fannie Mae Grimes Forbes and husband, Ernest Blakely Forbes:

     Joseph Guy Forbes of Martin County, NC was born August 2, 1919 and on June 28, 1947, married Sidney Vittetoe of Oklahoma. Sidney Vittetoe was born … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Janet Lynn Forbes, born November 14, 1950

               2. Joseph Blakely Forbes, born November 19, 1952

 

 

 


 

VIII. Samuel Harcom Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Samuel Harcom Grimes of Martin County, NC was born December 28, 1896 and on May 16.1937, married Martha Anderson of Williamston, Martin County; Martha Anderson was born … Martha Anderson Grimes died November 5, 1937.

     Samuel Harcom Grimes married a second time to Eva McMullan of … Eva McMullan was born February 3, 1904. They were married on July 28, 1943. There were no children of either marriage.

VIII. Robert Llewellyn Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Robert Llewellyn Grimes of Martin County, NC was born June 10, 1896 and on March 28, 1924, married Maggie Thomas of Martin County, NC. Maggie Thomas was born September 22, 1902. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Edna Grimes, born September 18, 1928

               2. Bobby (Robert) Thomas Grimes, born July 3, 1942

IX. Edna Grimes, daughter of Robert Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Maggie Thomas Grimes:

     Edna Grimes of Martin County, NC (probably) was born September 18, 1928 and on …, married Joseph Alva Palmer I of …. Joseph Alva Palmer was born … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Joseph Alva Palmer II, born March I5, 1957

IX. Robert Thomas (Bobby) Grimes, son of Robert Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Maggie Thomas Grimes:

     Robert Thomas (Bobby) Grimes of Martin County, NC (probably) was born July 3, 1942 and on …, married Margaret Elizabeth Mounie of … Margaret Elizabeth Mounie was born … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Barbara Elizabeth Grimes, born May 15, 1965

               2. Kimberly Dawn Grimes, born December 9, 1966

VIII. Charity Grimes, daughter of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Charity Grimes of Martin County, NC was born Jury 14, 1902 and on November 25, 1931, married John Lawrence Griffin of Martin County.  John Lawrence Griffin was born August 2, 1899. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Mayo Grimes Griffin, born October 13, 1932

               2. John Edward Griffin, born March 10, 1938

               3. Mary Alice Griffin, born May 26, 1940 Charity Grimes Griffin died August 3, 1967.

IX. Mayo Grimes Griffin, son of Charity Grimes Griffin and husband, John Lawrence Griffin:

     Mayo Grimes Griffin of Martin County, NC was born October 13, 1932 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. John Edward Griffin, son of Charity Grimes Griffin and husband, John Lawrence Griffin:

     John Edward Griffin of Martin County, NC was born March 10, 1938 and on March 28, 1959, married Doris Malfrtano of Sussex County, Delaware. Doris Malfrtano was born December 8, 1938. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Douglass Edward Griffin, born May 22, 1960

IX. Mary Alice Griffin, daughter of Charity Grimes Griffin and husband, John Lawrence Griffin:

     Mary Alice Griffin of Martin County, NC was born May 26, 1940 and on … 1959, married Teddy Obadiah Mace of … Teddy Obadiah Mace was born June 7, 1935. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Mary Darlene Mace, born November 8, 1960

               2. Mark Alan Mace, born May 13, 1968

 


 

VIII. Thomas Mayo Grimes, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Thomas Mayo Grimes of Martin County, NC was born August 1, 1905 and on February 13, 1938, married Carrie Belle Warren of Martin County, NC. Carrie Belle Warren was born February 1, 1906. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Thomas Llewellyn Grimes, born September 8, 1941

               2. Donald Warren Grimes, born December 7, 1944

               3. Samuel Janson Grimes, born October 3, 1946

IX. Thomas Llewellyn Grimes, son of Thomas Mayo Grimes and wife, Carrie Belle Warren Grimes:

     Thomas Llewellyn Grimes of Pitt County, NC was born September 8, 1941 and on March 16, 1963, married Dorothy Fleming of … Dorothy Fleming was born March 15, 1942. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Donald Warren Grimes, son of Thomas Mayo Grimes and wife, Carrie Belle Warren Grimes:

     Donald Warren Grimes of Beaufort County, NC was born December 7, 1944 and on December 4, 1966, married Laura Milner of Wake County, NC. Laura Milner was born May 28, 1945. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Ingrid Lilith Grimes, born July 24, 1967

IX. Samuel Janson Grimes, son of Thomas Mayo Grimes and wife, Carrie Belle Warren Grimes:

     Samuel Jansen Grimes of Pitt County, NC was born October 3, 1946 and on February 6, 1971, married Joan Schell of Asheville, Buncombe County, NC. Joan Schell was born September 20, 1946. There were no children when this information was collected.

VII. Sarah (Sadie) Grimes, daughter of William Grimes and wife, Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes:

     Sarah (Sadie) Grimes of Martin County, NC was born October 29, 1863 and on December 7, 1882, married Robert Bryant Ayers of Martin County. Robert Bryant Ayers was born August 20, 1862. Robert Bryant Ayers died June 12, 1927 and his wife, Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers died August 6, 1935. Their descendants are:

     VIII.   1. Mamie Ayers, born October 1, 1883

               2. Walter Ayers, born October 27, 1885

               3. Nellie Avers, born January 24, 1888

               4. Leaner Ayers, born April 1, 1891

               5. Robert Staton Ayers, born October 5, 1893

               6. Lillie Ayers, born June 14, 1897

               7. Erma Avers, born September 14, 1899

               8. Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers, born June 5, 1905

VIII. Mamie Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Mamie Ayers of Martin County, NC was born October 1, 1883 and on …, married Mancy Bullock I of … Mancy Bullock I was born … Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Mancy Bullock H, born June 5, 1904

     Mamie Ayers Bullock died June 6, 1907.

IX. Mancy Bullock II, son of Mamie Ayers Bullock and husband, Mancy Bullock I:

     Mancy Bullock II of Martin County, NC was born June 5, 1904 and on …, married Nole Bland of Martin County. Note Bland was born … 1904. There are no descendants.

     Mancy Bullock II died December 28, 1948.


 

VIII. Walter Ayers, son of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Walter Ayers of Martin County, NC was born October 27, 1886 and died January 25, 1906. He never married.

VIII. Nellie Mae Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers: Nellie Mae Ayers of Martin County, NC was born January 24, 1888 and on September 1, 1909, married Henry Benjamin Harris I of Pitt County, NC. He was born December 12, 1872. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Mattie Lee Harris, born January 2, 1911

               2. Blanche Harris, born October 30, 1912

               3. Minnie Harris, born October 6, 1914

               4. Katie Mae Harris, born November 12, 1916

               5. Henrietta Louise Harris, born April 3, 1919

               6. Martha Ann Harris, born April 22, 1921

               7. Nellie Rae Harris, born November 29, 1923

               8. Henry Benjamin Harris II, born October 18, 1927

     Henry Benjamin Harris I died in June, 1958 (exact date uncertain).

IX. Mattie Lee Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Mattie Lee Harris of Pitt County, NC was born January 2, 1911 and on December 15, 1932, married George Washington Briley of Pitt County. He was born February 22, 1910. Their descendants are:

     X.      1. Lindsey Ray Briley, born June 25, 1934

               2. Joseph Delanda Briley I, born May 1, 1937

               3. George Henry Briley I, born December 31, 1940

               4. Helen Louise Briley, born July 8, 1944

               5. Ernest Ronnie Briley, born October 14, 1953 George Washington Briley died November 20, 1968.

X. Lindsey Ray Briley, son of Mattie Lee Harris Briley and husband, George Washington Briley:

     Lindsey Ray Briley of Pitt County, NC (probably) was born June 25, 1934 and on November 20, 1955, married Lois Griffin of Pitt County (probably). Lois Griffin was born May 5, 1936. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Terrie Lynn Briley, born September 8, 1956

               2. Pamela Dawn Briley, born April 14, 1959

X. Joseph Delanda Briley I, son of Mattie Lee Harris Briley and husband, George Washington Briley:

     Joseph Delanda Briley of Pitt County, NC (probably) was born May 1, 1937 and on January 5, 1968, married Glenda Garris of Pitt County (probably). Glenda Garris was born January 5, 1945. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Joseph Delanda Briley II, born October 28, 1969

X. George Henry Briley I, son of Mattie Lee Harris Briley and husband, George Washington Briley:

     George Henry Briley I of Pitt County, NC was born December 31, 1940 and on September 1, 1963, married Karen Ward of Pitt County, NC. Karen Ward was born February 11, 1945. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Kenneth Watson Briley, born September 20, 1964

               2. George Henry Briley II, born November 15, 1967

X. Helen Louise Briley, daughter of Mattie Lee Briley and husband, George Washington Briley:

     Helen Louise Briley of Pitt County, NC was born July 8, 1944 and

on November 7, 1965, married LaFayette Worthington of … He was born May 16, 1944. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Lisa LaFay Worthington, born September 4, 1969

 


 

X. Ernest Ronnie Briley, son of Mattie Lee Harm Briley and husband, George Washington Briley:

     Ernest Ronnie Briley of Pitt County, NC was born October 14, 1953 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Blanche Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Blanche Harris of Pitt County, NC was born October 30, 1912 and on November 25, 1933, married Augustus (Gus) Briley of Pitt County.  He was born November 6, 1912. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Robert Earl Briley L born November 28, 1934

               2. Carl Augustus Briley, born January 16, 1939

               3. William (Billy) Eugene Briley, born January 18, 1944

               4. Tommy (Thomas) Grimes Briley I, born December 7, 1951

               5. Connie Blanche Briley, born August 19, 1954

     Augustus (Gus) Briley died October 24, 1967.

X. Robert Earl Briley I, son of Blanche Harris Briley and husband, Augustus (Gus) Briley:

     Robert Earl Briley I of Pitt County, NC was born November 28, 1934 and on February 7, 1964, married Betsy Stokes of Pitt County. She was born July 2, 1934. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Robin Lynn Briley, born July 27, 1961

               2. Robert Gregory Briley, born March 7, 1963

X. Carl Augustus Briley I, son of Blanche Harris Briley and husband, Augustus (Gus) Briley:

     Carl Augustus Briley I of Pitt County, NC was born January 16, 1939 and on September 13, 1958, married Joyce Cherry of Pitt County; Joyce Cherry was born March 25, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Carl Augustus Briley II, born February 20, 1961

               2. Deborah Cherry Briley, born May 5, 1963

               3. Joyce Renee Briley, born August 21, 1965

X. Billy (William) Gene (Eugene) Briley, son of Blanche Harris Briley and husband, Augustus (Gus) Briley:

     Billy (William) Gene (Eugene) Briley of Pitt County, NC was born January 18, 1944 and on May 25, 1969, married Judy Dail of Pitt County. Judy Dail was born January 11, 1949. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Tommy (Thomas) Grimes Briley I, son of Blanche Harris Briley and husband, Augustus (Gus) Briley:

     Tommy (Thomas) Grimes Briley I of Pitt County, NC was born December 7, 1951 and on January 6, 1969, married Dianne Briley of Pitt County. Dianne Briley was born September 17, 1961. Their descendants are:

     XI. 1. Tommy (Thomas) Grimes Briley II, born June 22, 1970

X. Connie Blanche Briley, daughter of Blanche Harris Briley and husband Augustus (Gus) Briley:

     Connie Blanche Briley of Pitt County, NC was born August 19, 1954 and had hot married when this information was collected.

IX. Minnie Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harm and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Minnie Harris of Pitt County, NC was born October 6, 1914 and on October 17, 1935, married Jesse Julius Bullock of Pitt County. He was born November 23, 1912. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Jesse Benjamin Bullock I, born April 15, 1937

               2. Barbara Ann Bullock, born August 16, 1941


 

X. Jesse Benjamin Bullock I, son of Minnie Harris Bullock and husband, Jesse Julius Bullock:

     Jesse Benjamin Bullock I of Pitt County, NC was born April 15, 1937 and on May 25, 1955, married Nettie Mae Singleton of Pitt County. Nettie Mae Singleton was born February 18, 1937. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Jesse Benjamin Bullock H, born April 15, 1956

               2. Tony A. Bullock, born November 28, 1958

               3. Gregory Glynn Bullock, born April 23, 1962

X. Barbara Ann Bullock, daughter of Minnie Harris Bullock and husband, Jesse Julius Bullock I:

     Barbara Ann Bullock of Pitt County, NC was born August 16, 1941 and on September 1, 1962, married Garland Eugene Harris of Pitt County. He was born August 4, 1936. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Darrell Eugene Harris, born October 26, 1967

IX. Katie Mae Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harm I:

     Katie Mae Harris of Pitt County, NC was born November 12, 1916 and on October 4, 1942, married Ezra Daniel Griffin I of Pitt County. He was born October 5, 1897. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Ezra Daniel Griffin II, born April 6, 1947

               2. Elaine Harris Griffin, born October 25, 1949

               3. Jerry Wayne Griffin, born March 17, 1956

X. Ezra Daniel Griffin II, son of Katie Mae Harris Griffin and husband, Ezra Daniel Griffin I:

     Ezra Daniel Griffin II of Pitt County, NC was born April 6, 1947 and on July 13, 1970, married Shirley Lewis of Pitt County. Shirley Lewis was born May 13, 1948. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Elaine Harris Griffin, daughter of Katie Mae Harris Griffin and husband, Ezra Daniel Griffin I:

     Elaine Harris Griffin of Pitt County, NC was born October 25, 1949 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Jerry Wayne Griffin, son of Katie Mae Harris Griffin and husband, Ezra Daniel Griffin I:

     Jerry Wayne Griffin of Pitt County, NC was born March 17, 1956 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Henrietta Louise Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Henrietta Louise Harris of Pitt County, NC was born April 3, 1919 and on November 17, 1948, married David Rufus House of Pitt County. He was born October 6, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1.Janice Louise House, born March 29, 1950

               2. David Lester House, born November 3, 1952

X. Janice Louise House, daughter of Henrietta Louise Harris House and husband, David Rufus House:

     Janice Louise House of Pitt County, NC was born March 29, 1950 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. David Lester House, son of Henrietta Louise Harris House and husband, David Rufus House:

     David Lester House of Pitt County, NC was born Novembers, 1952 and had not married when this information was collected.

 


 

IX. Martha Ann Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband

     Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Martha Ann Harris of Pitt County, North Carolina was born April 22, 1921 and on May 10, 1939, married James Hiram Ward of Pitt County.  He was born November 1, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. James Earl Ward, born September 6, 1941

X. James Earl Ward, son of Martha Ann Harris Ward and husband, James Hiram Ward:

     James Earl Ward of Pitt County, North Carolina was born September 6, 1941 and on October 22, 1966, married Evangline Ruth Adams of Adams, of Virginia.  Evangline Ruth Adams was born March 7, 1944. There were no children when this information was collected.

IX. Nellie Rae Harris, daughter of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Nellie Rae Harris of Pitt County, North Carolina was born November 29, 1923 and died February 29, 1924.

IX. Henry Benjamin Harris II, son of Nellie Mae Ayers Harris and husband, Henry Benjamin Harris I:

     Henry Benjamin Harris II of Pitt County, North Carolina was born October 18, 1927 and on September.., 1949, married Verna Elizabeth Jones of … Verna Elizabeth Jones was born … Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Henry Benjamin Harris III, born June 27, 1961

               2. Nellie Rae Harris, born July 7, 1962

     Henry Benjamin Harris II died August 18, 1959.

X. Henry Benjamin Harris III, son of Henry Benjamin Harris II and wife, Verna Elizabeth Jones Harris:

     Henry Benjamin Harris III of Pitt County, North Carolina was born June 27, 1951 and had not married when this information was collected.

X. Nellie Rae Harris, daughter of Henry Benjamin Harris II and wife, Verna Elizabeth Jones Harris:

     Nellie Rae Harris of Pitt County, North Carolina was born July 7, 1962 and on October 31, 1970, married William Earl Dickerson of Pitt County. William Earl Dickerson was born … There were no descendants when this information was collected.

VIII. Leaner Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Leaner Avers of Martin County, North Carolina was born April 1, 1891 and died April, 1893 at age two years.

VIII. Robert Staton Ayers I, son of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Robert Staton Ayers I of Martin County, North Carolina was born October 5, 1893 and on October 31, 1916, married Louise Cushing of … North Carolina. Louise Cushing was born November 11, 1891. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Robert Staton Ayers II, born September 27, 1917

               2. Clarice Ayers, born June 25, 1919

               3. Helen Ayers, born April 21, 1921

IX. Robert Staton Ayers II, son of Robert Staton Ayers I and wife, Louise Cushing Ayers:

     Robert Staton Ayers II of Martin County, North Carolina was born September 27, 1917 and on August 15, 1941, married Dorothy Johnson of … Johnson was born August 31, 1916. Their descendants are:

     X.  1. Robert Staton Ayers IH, born April 24, 1953

 


 

X. Robert Staton Ayers III, son of Robert Staton Ayers II and wife, Dorothy Johnson Ayers:

     Robert Staton Ayers III of Martin County, NC was born April 24, 1953 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Clarice Ayers, daughter of Robert Staton Ayers I and wife Louise Gushing Ayers:

     Clarice Ayers of Martin County, NC was born June 25, 1919 and on October 13, 1939, married William Bruce Alien of … He was born November 18, 1912. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Robert Bruce Alien, born March 9, 1941

               2. Jerry Wayne Alien, born June 28, 1944

X. Robert Bruce Allen, son of Clarice Ayers Alien and husband, William Bruce Alien:

     Robert Bruce Alien of Martin County, NC was born March 9, 1941 and on June 6, 1959, married Doris Jean Chapman of … Doris Jean Chapman was born July 4, 1942. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Debra Jean Alien, born December 7, 1960

               2. Celina Penn Alien, born February 16, 1968

X. Jerry Wayne Allen, son of Clarice Ayers Alien and husband, William Bruce Alien:

     Jerry Wayne Alien of Martin County, NC was born June 28, 1944 and on May 24, 1964, married Louise Summerlin of … NC.

     Louise Summerlin was born February 22, 1945. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1 Jeffery Wayne Alien, born September 25, 1967

               2. Terry Todd Alien, born January 4, 1969

X. Helen Ayers, daughter of Robert Staton Ayers I and wife, Louise Gushing Ayers:

     Helen Ayers of Martin County, NC was born April 21, 1921 and on May 14, 1945, married Bolden Irven Cummings of … He was born October 14, 1920. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Larry Irven Cummings, born December 21, 1946

               2. Mary Helen Cummings, born June 25, 1948

VIII. Lillie Faye Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Lillie Faye Ayers of Martin County, NC was born June 14, 1897 and on April 9, 1916, married Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers I of Martin County. He was born October 10, 1895. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1.  Sarah Elizabeth Bowers, born April 29, 1919

               2. Marie Ayers Bowers, born August 17, 1921

               3. Isobel Bowers, born March 29, 1924

               4. Samuel O. Bowers H, born March 6, 1926

               5. Robert Bryant Bowers II, born May 27, 1928

               6. Peggy Rose Bowers, born August 31, 1933

IX. Sarah Elizabeth Bowers, daughter of Lillie Ayers Bowers and her husband, Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers I:

     Sarah Elizabeth Bowers of Martin County, NC was born April 29, 1919 and on December 12, 1936, married Noel Lee II of … NC.

     He was born August 26, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Edward Earle Lee, born January 21, 1938

               2. James Richard Lee I, born April 24, 1942

               3. Margaret Ann Lee, born December 20, 1945

               4. Noel Lee HI, born May 11, 1950

 

 


 

X. Edward Earle Lee, son of Sarah Elizabeth Bowers Lee and husband, Noel Lee II: Edward Earle Lee of … NC was born January 21, 1938 and on September 17, 1958, married Frances Toler of … Frances Toler was born December 20, 1939. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Connie Lee, born September 30, 1959

               2. Tammy Lee, born February 25, 1963

               3. Jackie Lee, born June 29, 1964

X. James Richard Lee I, son of Sarah Elizabeth Bowers Lee and husband, Noel Lee II:

     James Richard Lee I of … NC was born April 24, 1942 and on November 10, 1968, married rainy Fowler of … Penny Fowler was born November 9, 1947. Their descendants are:

        XI.      1. James Richard Lee II, born May 28, 1970

X. Margaret Ann Lee, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Bowers Lee and husband, Noel Lee II:

     Margaret Ann Lee of … NC was born December 20, 1945 and on July 19, 1970, married Oliver K. Joyner of … NC. Oliver K. Joyner was born August 15, 1946. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Noel Lee III, son of Sarah Elizabeth Bowers Lee and husband, Noel Lee H:

     Noel Lee III of … NC was born May 11, 1950 and on August 16, 1969, married Cassie Brown of … NC. Cassie Brown was born December 21, 1949. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

IX. Marie Ayers Bowers, daughter of Lillie Ayers Bowers and husband, Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers:

     Marie Ayers Bowers of Martin County, NC was born August 17, 1921 and on October 6, 1937, married Mathew Benjamin Tyer I of … He was born March 22, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Edna Earle Tyer, born April 5, 1941

               2. Joan Marie Tyer, born December 29, 1943

               3. Peggy Ann Tyer, born May 25, 1948

               4. Katherine Rebecca Tyer, born March 2, 1960

               5. Mathew Benjamin Tyer II, born January 20, 1962

X. Edna Earle Tyer, daughter of Marie Ayers Bowers Tyer and husband, Mathew Benjamin Tyer I: Edna Earle Tyer of …, NC was born April 5, 1941 and on June 30, 1962, married James Thurman Smith of … James Thurman Smith was born November 17, 1941. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Carla Ann Smith, born September 17, 1963

               2. James Michael Smith, born June 4, 1967

X. Joan Marie Tyer, daughter of Marie Ayers Tyer and husband, Mathew Benjamin Tyer I: Joan Marie Tyer of … NC was born December 29, 1943 and on September 29, 1961, married John Durwood Moore I of …, NC.

     He was born January 13, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Lisa Marie Moore, born July 20, 1962

               2. John Durwood Moore II, born March 11, 1966

X. Peggy Ann Tyer, daughter of Marie Ayers Bowers Tyer and husband, Mathew Benjamin Tyer I:

     Peggy Ann Tyer of …, NC was born May 25, 1948 and on June 27, 1965, married Gilbert Ray Baker I of …, NC. He was born March 17, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Katherine Denise Baker, born February 21, 1967

               2. Gilbert Ray Baker II, born December 2, 1969


 

X. Katherine Rebecca Tyer, daughter of Marie Ayers Bowers Tyer and husband, Mathew Benjamin Tyer I:

     Katherine Rebecca Tyer of …, NC was born March 2, 1960 and

     had not married when this information was collected.

X. Mathew Benjamin Tyer II, son of Marie Ayers Bowen Tyer and husband, Mathew Benjamin Tyer I:

     Mathew Benjamin Tyer II of …, NC was born January 20, 1962 and had not named when this information was collected.

IX. Isobel Bowers, daughter of Lillie Ayers Bowen and husband, Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers:

     Isobel Bowers of Pitt County, NC was born March 29, 1924 and on August 10, 1938 married Charlie J. Dixon I of Pitt County. He was born March, 1, 1917. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Shirley Faye Dixon, born May 29, 1939

               2. Carolyn Rose Dixon, born June 22, 1943

               3. Judy Isobel Dixon, born May 29, 1948

               4. Betty Jean Dixon, born September 19, 1947

               5. Charlie J. Dixon II, born June 13, 1960

X. Shirley Faye Dixon, daughter of Isobel Bowen Dixon and husband, Charlie J. Dixon I:

     Shirley Faye Dixon of Pitt County, NC was born May 29, 1939 and on August 30, 1958, married Richard J. Peed I of …, NC. He was born July 30, 1938. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Donna Lynn Peed, born September 17, 1959

               2. Sonja Kay Peed, born September 29, 1981

               3. Rhonda Faye Peed, born November 2, 1963

               4. Richard J. feed II, born April 21, 1986

X. Carolyn Rose Dixon, daughter of Isobel Bowen Dixon and husband, Charlie J. Dixon I: Carolyn Rose Dixon of …, NC was born June 22, 1943 and on March 23, 1962, married Harold Linwood Tyson I of Pitt County, NC. He was born July 4, 1940. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Harold Linwood Tyson 0, born July 17, 1964

               2. Angela Tyson, born January 5, 1989

X. Judy Isobel Dixon, daughter of Isobel Bowen Dixon and husband, Charlie J. Dixon I:

     Judy Isobel Dixon of Pitt County, NC was born May 29, 1945 and on November 28, 1962, married William (Billy) Ray Tyson of Pitt County, NC. William (Billy) Ray Tyson was born February 11, 1946. Their descendants are:

     XI       1. Deborah Lynnette Tyson, born June 8, 1963

               2. Pamela Denise Tyson, born January 12, 1966

               3. Kristy Ann Tyson, born July 28, 1988

X. Betty Jean Dixon, daughter of Isobel Bowen Dixon and husband, Charlie J. Dixon:

     Betty Jean Dixon of Pitt County, NC was born September 19, 1947 and on July 4, 1963, married Daniel (Danny) Rae Jackson of Pitt County. He was born January 28, 1947. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Sheila Jean Jackson, born February 28, 1965

X. Charlie J. Dixon II, son of Isobel Bowen Dixon and husband, Charlie J. Dixon I:

     Charlie J. Dixon II of Pitt County, NC was born June 13, 1950 and on December 20, 1988, married Jean Chandler of Pitt County. Jean Chandler was born February 8, 1952. Their descendants are:

     XI.      1. Stacy Ann Dixon, born August 16, 1970

 


 

IX. Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers II, son of Lillie Ayers Bowen and husband, Samuel (Sam) O. Bowen I:

     Samuel (Sam) 0. Bowers II of Pitt County, NC was born March 6. 1926 and on March 17, 1945, married Mildred Brooks of Pitt County. Mildred Brooks was born September 14, 1928. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers III, born January 28, 1946

               2. Edmund Bowers, born August 2, 1948

               3. Neta Faye Bowers, born March 21, 1967

X. Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers III, son of Samuel (Sam) 0. Bowers II and wife, Mildred Brooks Bowers:

     Samuel (Sam) 0. Bowers III of Pitt County, NC was born January 28, 1946 and on September 13, 1989, married Linda Peacock of Pitt County. Linda Peacock was born January 27, 1949. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Edmund Bowers, son of Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers II and wife, Mildred Brooks Bowers:

     Edmund Bowers of Pitt County, NC was born August 2, 1948, and on June 23, 1967, married Patricia Henderson of …, NC.  Patricia Henderson was born April 12, 1949. There were no descendants when this information was collected.

X. Neta Faye Bowers, daughter of Samuel (Sam) 0. Bowers II and wife, Mildred Brooks Bowers:

     Neta Faye Bowers of Pitt County, NC was born March 21, 1967 and had not married when this information was collected.

IX. Robert Bryant Bowers I, son of Lillie Faye Ayers Bowers and husband, Samuel (Sara) O. Bowers I:

     Robert Bryant Bowers I of Martin County, NC was born May 27, 1928 and on May 15, 1953, married Betty Dailey of Pitt County, NC. Betty Dailey was born November 11, 1930. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Robert Bryant Bowers H, born October 23, 1960

               2. Jefferson (Jeff) Bowers, born January 22, 1962

IX. Peggy Rose Bowers, daughter of Lillie Faye Ayers Bowers and husband, Samuel (Sam) O. Bowers I:

     Peggy Rose Bowers of …, NC was born August 31, 1933 and on March 26, 1953, married Ralph Langley of …, NC. He was born August 13, 1930. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Malinda Langley, born July 21, 1960

               2. Gray Langley, born September 16, 1962

               3. Cheryl Langley, born May 13, 1969

VIII. Erma Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Erma Avers of Martin County, NC was born September 14.1899 and on August 19, 1917, married Jim (James) Vick of Martin County. He was born September 17, 1895. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. James Walter Vick, born August 20, 1918

               2. Sallie Grimes Vick, born October 20, 1920

               3. Clarence White Vick, born December 19, 1922

     Jim (James) Vick died May 13, 1959.

IX. James Walter Vick I, son of Erma Ayers Vick and husband James (Jim) Vick:

     James Walter Vick (I) of Martin County, NC was born August 20, 1918 and on May 22, 1937, married Lila Hill of Martin County. Lila Hill was born …, 1918. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. James Walter Vick 0, born June 13, 1954

 


 

IX. Sallie Grimes Vick, daughter of Erma Ayers Vick and husband, James (Jim) Vick:

     Sallie Grimes Vick of Martin County, NC was born October 20, 1920 and on July 6, 1946, married Ralph Broughton of …, NC.  He was born …, 1919. The names of descendants, if any, were not given.

IX. Clarence White Vick I, son of Erma Ayers Vick and husband, James (Jim) Vick:

     Clarence White Vick I of Martin County, NC, was born December 19, 1922 and on September 20, 1946, married Louise Dickens of …, NC. Louise Dickens was born February 28, 1923. Their descendants are:

     X.       1. Clarence White Vick II, born June 4, 1948

               2. Curtis Ray Vick, born June 18, 1949

     Erma Ayers Vick and husband, James (Jim) Vick have at least one granddaughter, Kathy (Katherine) Louise Vick but whether Kathy is the daughter of James Walter Vick I or the daughter of Clarence White Vick I is not given in the information collected.

 

VIII. Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers:

     Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers of Martin County, NC was born June 5, 1905 and on December 12, 1922, married Roosevelt Harrison of Martin County.  Roosevelt Harrison was born September 30, 1904. Their descendants are:

     IX.      1. Theodore Royster Harrison, born April 7, 1924

               2. Addie Gertrude Harrison, born October 2, 1929

               3. Ruth Agnes Harrison, born November 14, 1934

               4. Stephen Foster Harrison, born April 11, 1945

IX. Theodore Royster Harrison I, son of Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison:

     Theodore Royster Harrison I of Martin County, NC was born April 7, 1924 and on October 29, 1944, married Maria Ann Kovack of … .Maria Kovak was born …, 1920.  Names of descendants will be given in the list of grandchildren for Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison.

IX. Addie Gertrude Harrison, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison:

     Addie Gertrude Harrison of Martin County, NC was born October 2, 1929 and on August 14, 1949, married Fred (Frederick) William Bowery of ..., NC. Fred (Frederick) William Bowery was born …, 1902.

     Names of descendants will be given in the list of grandchildren for Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison.

IX. Ruth Agnes Harrison, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison:

     Ruth Agnes Harrison of Martin County, NC was born November 14, 1934 and on September 2, I960, married Herman Dausey Hewitt of …, NC.  Herman Dausey Hewitt was born …, 1925.  Names of descendants will be given in the list of grandchildren for Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison.

IX. Stephen Foster Harrison, son of Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison:

     Stephen Foster Harrison of Martin County, NC, was born April 11, 1945 and on July 10, 1965, married Kathern Jane Keeney of …, NC. Kathern Jane Keeney was born March …, 1945.  Names of descendants will be given in the list of grandchildren for Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison.

 

 


 

VIII. Sadie (Sarah) Mae Ayers, daughter of Sadie (Sarah) Grimes Ayers and husband, Robert Bryant Ayers have the following grandchildren:

     X.  1. Lorraine Gertrude Harrison, born January 30, 1947

          2. Theodore Royster Harrison, born August 11, 1948

          3. Marie Ann Harrison, born December 30, 1962

          4. Gail Ruth Hewitt, born June 19, 1961

          5. Gregory Herman Hewitt, born April 19, 1963

          6. Louts Robert Hewitt, born September 28, 1955

          7. Bonnie Mae Hewitt, born August 8, 1967

          8. Lonnie Dausey Hewitt, born Jury 3, 1969

          9. Eugene Richard Limback, born June 11, 1947

          10. Edward Alvin Limback II, born October 11, 1948

          11. Linda Bowery, born Jury 5, 1960

          12. Dianne Joy Bowery, born November 16, 1961

          13. Fred (Frederick) William Bowery, born December 15, 1965

          14. Katharine Stephanie Harrison, born February 7, 1967

          15. Helen Rodney, born in 1948 and married November 23, 1968

     Sadie (Sarah) Mae Avers Harrison and husband, Roosevelt Harrison also have two great grandchildren. Their granddaughter, Loraine Gertrude Harrison, married John Anthony Gabriele on August 11, 1964 and they have two children: (Lorraine Gertrude Harrison is generation X.)

     XI.      1. John Anthony Gabriele II, born January 28, 1965

               2. Denise Ann Gabriele, born April 12, 1987

 


 

 Interesting Collateral Lines

The Grimes-Bennett-Ross-Roosevelt-Colquitt Line

This ends the John Grimes I descendants on the basis of available information at the time of gathering and arranging it in the years 1971 and 1972. Any descendant of Thomas Grimes I of Edgecombe County, North Carolina may join the National and State Societies of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution by application, giving a direct and documented line of descent. Thomas Bennett at age 38 was living in the Jamestown Colony in 1618.  Richard Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett, was a man of distinction in the Colony among the settlers.  He took part in colonial affairs and was governor of the colony front 1662 to 1655. He was commander of the militia in 1666 with the rank of Major General.

 

Richard Bennett married but the name of his wife, given or family name could not be found.  He and his wife had a family and one of his children was named Elizabeth.  Elizabeth Bennett married John Ross, and they had a son named "Luke."  Luke Ross married Mary Grimes, daughter of Thomas Grimes I and wife, Chloe Llewellyn Grimes.  Thomas Grimes was a large land holder in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. There is a book in the library of Congress, Washington, DC. titled The House of Plant by Mr. G. S. Dickerman.  There is a picture of Mary Grimes in this book.

The Ross and the Bennett estates were near each other and were in Martin County, North Carolina near Williamston, NC.

After their marriage, Luke Ross and his wife, Mary Grimes Ross, moved to Macon, Georgia where they bought a large plantation.  Also in the book referred to above is a letter, dated August 9, 1825, written by Mary Grimes Ross to her sister, Elizabeth Grimes Perkins of Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina. She describes her life in Georgia in this letter — See generation V. for MARY GRIMES.

The family name Ross is among the early arrivals in the Jamestown Colony. The six-times great grandfather of Luke Ross settled in Roanoke, Virginia. But the date of his arrival, unfortunately, is not known. However, if one takes the birth of Luke Ross (December 19, 1775) and goes back six generations, he can easily see that the Ross line of descent goes back to a date not too long after the first settlers arrived in 1607.

Luke Ross and his wife, Mary Grimes Ross, were the parents of 13 children. One of the children, Henry Grimes Ross, married Sarah Bullock. The sister of Sarah Bullock Ross, Martha Bullock, married Theodore Roosevelt I whose father, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania married Margaret Barnhill, daughter of Robert Barnhill whose father, John Barnhill, lived in Pitt County, North Carolina. Thus Margaret Barnhill was the grandmother of Theodore Roosevelt II, president of the United States for years 1901 to 1909. Whether or not the Barnhills of Pitt County, North Carolina are related to the Barnhill’s of Martin County, North Carolina is not definitely known.

The following is quoted from a book by Mrs. Marilu Burch Smallwood, a professional genealogist: The Wesleyan Alumnae for May 1940; Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Wesleyan College; Macon, Georgia) Page 15: Harriet Matilda Ross (was) born in 1823 (one of 13 children of Luke Ross and wife, Mary Grimes Ross), married January 11, 1843 (to) Judge Walter T. Colquitt, a member of Congress, a U. S. Senator. They had six children one of whom was Alfred Holt Colquitt who became Governor of Georgia and U. S. Senator."


 

The Llewellyn Family Royal Line of Descent

Llewellyn the Great, Prince of Wales, was born in 1173 and died in 1240. He first married Tangwyal of Rhos. In 1201, he married a second time to Joan, the daughter of King John of England who died in 1237.  Llewellyn the Great was the son of Iorwerth, the Prince of Wales who married Maret, the daughter of Modoc.  Iorwerth was the son of Owen Gwinedh, Prince of North Wales, and married Gladys who was a descendant of Lady Godiva.

There are fifty more lines of descent going all the way back to Constantine, the greatest of all the Roman Emperors. Constantine was born in the year 265 and died six days before Easter in 337 A. D. He was born and educated in Great Britain.

And from royalty, the Llewellyns descend to nobility. The following names are two examples:

1. Sir David Llewellyn, the first baronet of Wales

2. Sir Rhuys Llewellyn, the second baronet of Wales; son of Sir David Richard Llewellyn

Documentation: Royal Ancestors by A. C. Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Llewellyn Coat of Arms

 

The Family Llewellyn is descended from the Royal Princes of Wales

The Llewellyn motto: Moribus Fortuna Vincitur (Latin)

Translates: Success is Acquired by Eternal Persistence

 


 

 

The Llewellyn Family

 

The Llewellyn family was among the early immigrants of the Virginia colony. Just how early they came remains to be determined by future research. However, an educated guess would be the early 1640’s for on October 27, 1642, Daniel Llewellyn I was granted 856 acres of land and again on July 4, 1645, he was granted 956 acres; both grants were in Virginia.  Again in 1653, Daniel Llewellyn I patented land in Charles City (County), Virginia and owned land adjoining Shirley Hundred in 1660. With no date given, he was granted more land on the James River (Virginia) which was confirmed by another patent or grant to Daniel Llewellyn "son and Heir" of the aforesaid Daniel Llewellyn (I). Source: William & Mary Quarterly, page 237-238.

Daniel Llewellyn I married (date unknown) Anne Hallam (her second marriage) who was the daughter of a well-to-do merchant in England. He became prominent in Virginia affairs serving as a justice of the peace and as a captain of the Virginia State Militia in 1660.  Another Daniel Llewellyn who was also a justice of the peace at Charles City in 1689 and 1702 was probably a son of Daniel Llewellyn I.  Daniel Llewellyn I had a son who was born in 1647.  His will proves this. This son says he married the daughter of Captain John Smith.

The William & Mary Quarterly; Vol. XIII says: Daniel Llewellyn I of Chelmsford, Essex, England, planter, dated his will February 6, 1663 and it was proved March 11, 1663. He lived on his plantation of 2,000 acres in the upper part of the James River (Virginia). He gave his cloths and his plantation to his son, Daniel Llewellyn II; to his wife, Anne Hallam Llewellyn and to his daughter, Margaret Llewellyn Cruse, he gave some somewhat minor things. He also remembered some very close friends.

There are two John or John William Llewellyns and both settled in Maryland. Which one arrived first is not definitely known. One of them settled in Kent County (Maryland) where he received 3,000 acres of land as a grant in 1684. Two other men were included in this grant but for some reason their names are not known. The other John or John William Llewellyn settled in Saint Mary's County (Maryland) and according to an inventory of his estate, died about 1691. Whether or not they were related is not known.

According to Reed's Beaufort County, North Carolina, pages 45, 46, 171: Dr. Maurice Llewellyn, physician and surgeon, arrived in the town of Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina in 1705 or 1706.  He bought a lot of land qt. half and acre and four poles in the year 1706 or 1706 (September 27) adjoining a Mr. Llewellyn (first name not given) on one side and Nath Wyandate on the other side. If Dr. Maurice Llewellyn is related to either of the John William Llewellyns in Maryland, such is not known to the writer. However, the possibility and the probability exist because Mr. Dorsey Richardson Hester says in his book, (presumed to be Side-lights on Maryland History) (pages 287 to 356) that "several people of North Carolina came from Maryland."  In York Wilson's A Carolina-Virginia Genealogy, page 136, one reads: "On March 8, 1705, Bath Town was incorporated. Among the early purchasers of lots in Bath or Bath Town was Dr. Maurice Luellyn (Llewellyn), physician and surgeon. The North Carolina governor at this time was Thomas Cary.  Dr. Maurice Llewellyn was one of the leaders among the early settlers. He established a horse-powered grist mill for the convenience of the settlers in addition to caring for their health." This ends the history of Dr. Llewellyn. Whether or not he married, lived and died in Bath Town is not known. No will is on record. If he died in Bath Town, he was probably buried in the floor of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church to prevent disinterment by the Indians. However there was no grave marker to prove this.


 

John William Llewellyn of Norfolk County, Virginia wrote his will January 28, 1751 and it was proved or probated April 16, 1769. When he was born is not known but probably around 1685 or 1690. The name of his father is not known though some researchers seem to think he was the son of Daniel Llewellyn II.  This belief is based on two facts: (1) they lived not too far from each other and (2) Daniel Llewellyn was old enough to have fathered a son in 1685 or 1690 since he served as a justice of the peace in Charles City (Virginia) in 1699 through 1702.

John William Llewellyn I married Frances … There seems to be no record of her family or maiden name.  The date of marriage is not known.  John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn were the parents of seven children:

     1. John William Llewellyn II

     2. Sarah Llewellyn

     3. Franki (Frances) Llewellyn

     4. Anna Llewellyn

     5. Chloe Llewellyn

     6. Lidia Llewellyn

     7. Abbe Llewellyn

The will of John William Llewellyn I was written January 28, 1751 and proved or probated April 16, 1759. The will in abstract is as follows:

     "I, Wm. (John William) Llewelling (Llewellyn) of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River give to my wife, Frances Llewelling (Llewellyn) the plantation on which I now live during her widowhood, then to pass to my son, John (William) Llewelling (Llewellyn) … cattle (etc) to my wife, and at her death to be divided to my children and my grandson, William Manning ... my children William (John William) Llewelling (Llewellyn), Sarah Llewelling (Llewellyn), Franki (Frances) Llewelling (Llewellyn), Anna Llewelling (Llewellyn), Chloe Llewelling (Llewellyn), Lidia Llewelling (Llewellyn), and Abbe Llewelling (Llewellyn) … my wife Frances Llewelling (Llewellyn) as joining executors."

               Signed:    William Llewelling

Witnessed by:        Richard Bustion

               John Gwens

               Daniel Culpepper

John William Llewellyn I died April 16, 1759 and his wife, Frances Llewellyn died January, 1775 (date of month unknown). She outlived her husband by sixteen years.

Frances Llewellyn, widow of John William Llewellyn I, must have been a woman of great determination and of high intelligence. The pioneer spirit as well as great executive ability must have been a part of her. A few years after the death of her husband, she sold her home and well established plantation in Norfolk County, Virginia and moved with her family to Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Why she made this move from a comfortable home and many friends is known only to Frances Llewellyn. The question of why she moved to a frontier land (Tyrrell County, North Carolina) in the early 1760's when compared to Norfolk County, Virginia is difficult to answer. The part of Tyrrell County where Frances Llewellyn had her home and plantation was taken in 1774 to form part of Martin County, North Carolina. Thus she became a resident of Martin County and her will, dated November 29, 1770, proved and probated January 1775, is on record in the Martin County Courthouse, Williamston, North Carolina (Book I, page 18). As of this writing, not much is known of the children of Frances Llewellyn — whom they married, where they lived, and their families. Her son, John William Llewellyn II and her daughter, Chloe Llewellyn, are the better known as will be shown later.

John William Llewellyn II married Mary … Her maiden name seems to have been lost. In his will, he refers to her as "my wife." He and his wife, Mary, had five children — four daughters and one son. The son was the last child and was named John William Llewellyn III.


 

John William Llewellyn II became a man of prominence in Tyrrell and Martin Counties. In Tyrrell County in 1772, he was a member of the Commission of Peace. In 1774, that section of Tyrrell County where he lived was cut away to create Martin County thus making him a resident of Martin County. He became Justice of the Peace in Martin County and sometime later he was appointed captain in the North Carolina Militia. However John William Llewellyn II did not devote all of his time to his duties as a justice of the peace or to being a captain in the state militia for as time passed, he became a very prosperous landowner in Martin County. On April 23, 1765, while a resident of Tyrrell County, he bought 100 acres from Thomas Staton and added 99 more acres of the Conetoe branch the following October. The same number of acres again in 1772 and two yean later he bought three hundred and ninety-nine acres with a house and out buildings. In this same year (1774), he bought a quarter of a mill in which he already owned one quarter. In addition to buying land, he received the following grants:

September 29, 1784, File No. 265, volume 64, page 37, John (William) Llewellyn, 75 acres on the east side of Conetoe Swamp and adjoining the line of Thomas Grimes and Col. Nathan Mayo.

September 29, 1784, File No. 254, volume 64, page 32, John (William) Llewellyn, 275 acres in Martin County, North Carolina, adjoining the line of Thomas Best and Richard Taylor and others …

April 19, 1779, File No. 09 (90?), entry page 256, John William Llewellyn joining John (William) Llewellyn's line.  This land entered and recorded but never taken up.

December 2nd, 1801, File No. 701, volume 114, page 148, John (William) Llewellyn, 84 acres on east side of little Conetoe Creek in Edgecombe County, North Carolina … near John William Llewellyn's line and joining William Hyman Junior's line.

John (William) Llewellyn ... October 30, 1799, file No. 408, volume 117, page 32, 20 acres in Halifax County, North Carolina... land lying on Deep Creek … adjoining Elijah Hobgood's line.

When these acres are added, one gets the impression that he was a man of great energy, enterprise and prosperity. John William Llewellyn's will shows him to be a well-to-do if not a wealthy man.

John William Llewellyn II was Martin County's foremost Tory. He was tried and convicted of high treason, reprimanded by Governor Caswell and put into jail in Edenton, North Carolina to await execution. However, so many of John William Llewellyn's friends came to his aid and put so much pressure on Governor Caswell by written and oral petitions that some researchers say that he was pardoned. And pardoned he definitely was for the John William Llewellyn who became a large land owner in Martin, Halifax and Edgecombe Counties and the John William Llewellyn, the Tory, were the same man.

The Llewellyns had strong and deep roots in Wales; they owned several thousand acres of land in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Also they were sincerely and deeply loyal to the Church of England. In his defense, John William Llewellyn II said that if the colonies became free and independent of England, the Church of England as he knew and loved it would undergo radical changes if not disappear altogether. He did not want to see this happen; thus his loyalty to England.

Chloe Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn, married Thomas Grimes I of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Thomas Grimes I became a very large land owner in Martin and Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina. His thirst for land was seemingly never quenched for in 1797 (the year he died), he bought 200 acres from Hugh Ross for which he paid Hugh Ross $900.00 — land located on Flatte Swamp, Martin County. Altogether, Thomas Grimes I acquired approximately 5,000 acres of land.


 

Lidia or Lydia Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn, married William Manning of Williamston, Martin County, NC. They had at least one son — William Manning II. Abby or Abbe Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Prances Llewellyn, married a Mr. Culpepper of Virginia (probably) since there were Culpepper living in Norfolk County, Virginia, the state and county when Abby Llewellyn was born. Daniel Culpepper was one of the witnesses to her father’s will. Mr. Culpepper and Abby Llewellyn Culpepper had two children — a son, Willis Culpepper and a daughter, Fanny Culpepper. Sarah Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn, was born in Norfolk County, Virginia. She came to Tyrrell County, NC when her mother moved there in the early 1760’s. Additional information could not be found.

Franki or Frances Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn, was born in Norfolk County, Virginia. The records searched do not give any additional information about her.

Anna Llewellyn, daughter of John William Llewellyn I and wife, Frances Llewellyn, was born in Norfolk County, Virginia. The records searched do not give any additional information about her.

Frances Llewellyn, widow of John William Llewellyn I, made her will five years before she died. Her will is recorded at Williamston, Martin County, NC, dated November 29, 1770 and proved or probated January, 1775 (date of month could not be found). Her will in abstract form is as follows:

"I, Frances Llewellyn of Tyrrell County, North Carolina ... will that whatsoever it has been God’s blessed will to bless me with, that I have got by my industry since the decease of my beloved husband, (John) William Llewellyn, be equally divided between (among) my five children, John (William) Llewellyn, Anny (Anna) Llewellyn, Chloe Llewellyn, Lyddia (Lidia or Lydia) Llewellyn and Abby (Abbe) Llewellyn: all my negroes be equally   divided between (among) my five children and three grandchildren;   William Manning, Willis Culpepper and Fanny Culpepper; and that the said Willis and Fanny Culpepper share to their share but the seventh part of the aforesaid negroes — the seventh part to be equally divided between Willis and Fanny Culpepper."

 

     Signed:  Frances Llewellyn

     Witnessed:    James Sherrod

                         Lydia Sherrod

                         Robert Sherrod, Sen.

The above will was copied from The House of Plant by G. S. Dickerman. Some parts of this will are confusing to say the least.  Whether the confusion comes from the abstraction by Mr. Dickerman or from the will as written by Frances Llewellyn is uncertain.

It will be noted that two names are missing in this will which are in the will of John (William) Llewellyn — the daughters, Sarah and Franki (Frances). Other names are added — the grandchildren, Willis and Fanny — natural changes in a family during a period of twenty years. The remainder of the names are the same.  Source: The House of Plant by G. S. Dickerman.  The manner in which Mrs. Llewellyn speaks of her property as being acquired by her industry since her husband died is suggestive of the great opportunities offered at that time in eastern North Carolina and her enterprise in going with her children into a new country to make her home.

Other references to persons with the Llewellyn name in the land records of Norfolk County, Virginia are as follows:

"May 16, 1721, Richard Llewellyn Se. sell to Abell Llewellyn for five shillings 100 acres on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River; one hundred acres, more or less, on Paradise Creek; also at the same time and date, 60 acres in the same locality."


 

"March 18, 1741, Luke Llewellyn and Martha his wife deed to William Bustion for five shillings 100 acres on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River 'a tract on which Luke Llewellyn now lives'; also March 19, 1741, to William Bustion, Jr., for £30 (thirty pounds) 100 acres more or less."

          Source: Norfolk County, Virginia records.

The will of Edward Llewellyn of Norfolk County, Virginia was written or dated January 10, 1752 and probated (proved) August 21, 1752 reads —

"Wife Margt (Margaret) Llewellyn, sons Thomas, Lewis, Benjamin and Edward; daughters Elizabeth Llewellyn Bustion, Lydia (Lyddia) Llewellyn Ewell, Mary Llewellyn, Lettisha Llewellyn, Lettas Llewellyn; also son John Llewellyn."

The above will was copied from The House of Plant by G. S. Dickerman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

There is nothing to show that there is any kinship between or among these Llewellyns and John William Llewellyn, husband of Frances Llewellyn. A logical assumption that they are related may be made since all lived in the same county (Norfolk County, Virginia) and about the same time—1721, 1752 and 1759.

 

 

The Culpepper-Llewellyn Families

 

(The Culpeppers of England, North Carolina and Virginia; facts

taken from "The Culpeppers" by Fairfax Harrison)

 

Attention was called earlier to the fact that Daniel Culpepper witnessed the will of John William Llewellyn whose daughter, Abby or Abbie Llewellyn, married a Mr. Culpepper. Since John William Llewellyn was living in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia when he wrote his will and dated January 28, 1751, you might logically assume that Daniel Culpepper also lived in mat county and state. Also since Abby (Abbie) Llewellyn was born and reared in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, you may assume that the Mr. Culpepper she married also lived in that county and state.

The Culpeppers are an old, illustrious and noble family of England. In Charles I’s peerage patent of 1644, he says: "the house we are about to study was described as the 'Ancient and Noble family of the Culpeppers in our counties of Kent and Sussex many ages past, renowned for persons of eminent ability both in war and peace.'" The Culpeppers first appear in the records in the time of King John who was born 1166 and died 1216.

The Culpeppers came early to Virginia. On July 8, 1635, Thomas Culpepper (Lord Culpepper) was appointed Lieutenant and Governor General of Virginia during life. (27 Chas., page 7)

October 21, 1635, Sir Alexander Culpepper, Esq., was appointed Surveyor General in Virginia. (1 Jac. II, page 9)

September 27, 1635, the King confirms to Thomas Culpepper (Lord Culpepper) an entire tract of land in Virginia, bounded within the springs of the rivers of Tapphannock and Quiriough, to him and to his heirs forever, yielding and paying therefore 61.13 s. & 4d. (4 Jac. 11, page 7)

So prominent were the Culpeppers in Virginia history that a county has been named in their honor.

John Culpepper III, 1633-1680, was in Albemarle in Carolina in 1677. He is mentioned in connection with the "Carolina Rebel" in 1777 and according to one authority, from him are descended the later Culpeppers of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia as well as the Culpeppers in the eastern part of Carolina.

 

 


 

References (added content)

Grimes, Rufus Nathan: The Grimes-Llewellyn Families 1635-1972

Private printing funded in part by the Grimes Family Reunion ad hoc committee

Edwards & Broughton Company, Raleigh, North Carolina

Library of Congress Control No.: 74152423

Brown, Alexander: The First Republic in America, an Account of the Origin of This Nation Written From the Records Then (1624) Concealed By the Council Rather Than From the Histories Then Licensed By the Crown.

Boston, MA, USA; Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898.

Dickerman, George Sherwood: The House of Plant of Macon, Georgia, with genealogies and historical notes.

New Haven, CT, USA; Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1900

ISBN: 0832815187, reprinted May 1990

Harrison, Fairfax: The Proprietors of the Northern Neck, Chapters of Culpeper Genealogy

Richmond, VA: Old Dominion Press, 1926

Hathaway, James Robert Bent: North Carolina History and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2 of 2; 1901.  Full text available online/downloaded at Google; on August 14, 2009.

McIntosh, Charles Fleming: Brief Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, 1710-1753.

Richmond, VA, USA: Colonial Dames of America, 1922.

Also a paperback edition, List price $30.00

Easley, SC, USA; Southern Historical Press, 1982-06,

ISBN: 0893083240

Reed, C. Wingate: Beaufort County Two Centuries of Its History

Raleigh, NC, USA; 1962

Full text available at Eastern North Carolina Digital Library, East Carolina University

Smallwood, Marilu Burch: (see next page)

(1) Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina Volumes I, II, III

Printed by Southern Press, Inc., Macon GA, Copyright 1964

Library of Congress call number: F253 .S6

(2) William & Mary Quarterly published by Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

P.O. Box 8781 Williamsburg, VA. 23187-8781

(3) Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, established in 1893, a quarterly journal of the Virginia Historical Society,

428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220

(4) The Wesleyan Alumnae for May 1940; Vol. XVI, No. 2,

Wesleyan College; Macon, Georgia

Wilson, York Lowry: A Carolina-Virginia genealogy.

Aldershot, England; Gale & Polden, 1962.

349 pages. coat of arms, genealogical tables.

Available at several public libraries in NC on August 14, 2009.

Library of Congress Online Catalog, LC Control No.: 62066161

 


 

Regarding Marilu Burch Smallwood referenced on page 6, the specific writing is not named; however, the likely one is:

Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina Volumes I, II, III

 

Regarding, Dorsey Richardson Hester referenced on page 57, no specific writing is named; however, Hester, Dorsey Richardson: Side-lights on Maryland History, with sketches of early Maryland families, Volumes I, II

Baltimore, MD, USA; Williams and Wilkins Company, 1913

 

 

An Enhanced (My) Personal Family Lineage is now available exclusively online

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The “My Personal Family Lineage” on unnumbered pages 62-68 of the original 1972 edition is now available in a separate file online. 

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Personal observations regarding Rufus Nathan Grimes and his book,  Rufus was born in Martin County in born June 8, 1897 and on August 12, 1942, married Nina Armistead Hartsfield of Franklin County, NC. Nina Armistead Hartsfield was born September 23, 1899. There are no descendants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Amendments are information changes for individual descendants including corrections, omissions, additions, and text rewrites.

 

Correction amendments include misnamed, misplacements, misspellings or otherwise misstated which are demonstrated in order below:

 

Table of Contents, page V

"II Robert Grimes" in the Table of Contents was changed to match said name given on content page 1.

 

Page 5

Hathaway's "North Carolina History and Genealogical Register" was MISNAMED as Hathaway's "North Carolina History and General Register."

 

Page 35

VII. STEPHEN LLEWELLYN GRIMES, son of William Grimes and his wife, Sally (Sarah) Roebuck Grimes.  Sally (Sarah) Roebuck Grimes was MISNAMED Sally (Sarah) Rogers Grimes and later correctly named on the same page.

 

Page 38

XI. Carolyn Amanda Williams, born May 2, 1966 (descendent of Gladys Peele Williams) was MISPLACED as XII. Carolyn Amanda Williams, born May 2, 1966 (descendent of Ralph Edwards Williams)

 

Page 43

VIII. THOMAS MAYO GRIMES, son of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes and wife, Susan Roebuck Grimes:

     Thomas Mayo Grimes of Martin County, NC was born August 1, 1905 and on February 13, 1938, married Carrie Belle Warren of Martin County, NC

Was MISSTATED AS married Carrie Belle Warren of Buncombe County, NC

 

Page 43

3. Samuel Janson Grimes was MISSPELLED as Samuel Jansen Grimes and

and Page 43

IX. SAMUEL JANSON GRIMES was MISSPELLED as SAMUEL JANSEN GRIMES

 

Unresolved

"Curry Fanny Grimes" in the Table of Contents and on page 11 was changed to "Curry Fannie Grimes" to match her primary listing on page 12.  The correct name for "Curry Fannie Grimes" or "Curry Fanny Grimes" is unresolved.  All other instances of "Fannie" pertain to "Fannie Mae Grimes," daughter of Stephen Llewellyn Grimes beginning on page 35 and all other instances of "Fanny" pertain to "Fanny Culpepper," daughter of Willis Culpepper beginning on page 60.

 

 

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