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Subject: Jesse Grimes b 1788 d 1866
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 21:05:47 EDT
Subj: "History of Grimes County-Land of Heritage and Progress"
Compiled and Edited by the Grimes County Historical Commission-Navasota,
Taylor Publishing Company/Dallas Texas/Mike House, Publishing Consultant
The Jesse Grimes Family
"The Honorable Jesse Grimes was born Feb. 6, 1788 in Duplin County, North
Carolina, third child of Sampson and Bethsehba Grimes. Sampson Grimes was
born in Virginia August 10, 1749, son of Hugh Grimes. Bethsheba was born in
Maryland July 3, 1756, daughter of John and Ann Winder. Sampson and
Bethsheba married June 10, 1780. **In 1785 she gave birth to twins, Ester
and James. In 1792, William was born. Ester married Archelaus Branch, James
married Ceily Sloan, and William married Ash (last name unknown). They had
one daughter, Nancy who married Lott Stroud and, in 1800, moved to Muhlenberg
"In 1812, Jesse served in Capt. John Looney's Company of Infantry, West
Tennessee Militia, War of 1812. In 1813 he married Martha Smith, a highly
educated lady for that time. A son, Robert, was born in 1814, and in 1815, a
daughter, Harriet Elizabeth. They moved to Greens County, Georgia in 1816,
where Alfred Calvin was born in 1817, Rufus in 1819. In 1820 they moved to
Washington County, Alabama and Lucinda (1821), Jacob (1822), Mary Jane
(1823), and twins William Ward and Martha Ann (1824) were born.
Martha died giving birth to the twins.
In 1826, Jesse married Rosana (Ward) Britton. They came to Texas in 1827,
settling first in Montgomery County, later moved to what is now Grimes
County. The second marriage produced six children: Gordon (1830), Harvey
(1832), Leonard (1833), Helen (1835), Emily (1838), and Nancy (1840).
Jesse received a Land Grant from the Spanish Goverment in 1831, which he
named Grimes Prairie, and at one time a Post Office was there. His son
Robert received a Land Bounty in Bastrop County. Harriet received a Land
Bounty in Falls County. Alred Calvin's Land Bounty was in Bosque and Erath
Counties. Rufus' Land Bounty adjoined his father's land.
"Three of Jesse's sons fought in the Texas War of Independence, Robert,
Rufus, and Alfred Calvin, who died in the Alamo. Robert married Elizabeth
Highsmith. They had seven children: Mary J., Elizabeth, Jesse, William H.,
A. W., Albert, and Delia. Harriet married Judge A. G. Perry. They had eight
children: Mary E., Eugene, Emma, Hattie, Horotio, Sarah, Theny, Diana, and
Albert Jr. They also raised her niece, Mary Emily Keefe. Rufus married
Martha Berryman and had nine children: Martha J., Albert C., William R.,
Jessie, Henry, Genevia, Jacob, Harvey, and Alice. Martha Ann married John
E. Keefe and had three children: Edwin, Emmott, and Mary Emily. Jacob died
at 23 and is buried in Grimes Prairie Cemetery. Lucinda, Mary Jane, William
Ward, Gordon, Leonard, and Harvey all died in childhood. Helen married Wm.
P. Love in 1863. Emily married John H. Bowen in 1857, and in 1880 she
married Geo. Gannaway. She died in 1907 and is buried in Grimes Prairie
Cemetery. Nancy married C.H. Ehinger in 1859. They were parents of Anna,
Jessie, Charles J., and Nancy.
"Jesse Grimes gave forty-five years to public service, being best remembered
as a Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. On March 2, 1959, he
was honored at the Independence Day Celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
Over two hundred invitations were sent to direct descendants.
"Jesse and his wife, Rosann, are buried in the State Cemetery at Austin."
This is Carol: There is a family history on the same page with the above
Grimes. This is the family of William and Hattie Edwards Hainsworth,
settlers in Grimes County. If anyone is interested, I will type it in.
Thank You !
Carol Thompson, CRS
** Has anyone see any dates to support Twins , Maybe it was Edah & Ester,
but not James and Esther/Ester, the tombstones and census does not agree that
James and ester were twins??
this is what i have
Descendants of Sampson Grimes
1 Sampson Grimes b: August 10, 1749 in VA. d: May 1828 in N.C.
+Winifred Branch d: Bef. June 1780* from others
2  Nancy Grimes b: 1780
+ Lott Stroud b: February 08, 1778 in N.C. d:
November 22, 1824 in MUHLENBERG CO,KY
*2nd Wife of Sampson Grimes:
+Bathsheba Winders b: 1761 in MD d: Bef. 1820 Father: John
Winders,Sr. Mother: Ann Bright
2 Esther Grimes b: 1785 in DUPLIN CO .,N.C. d: May 18, 1841
in DUPLIN CO .,N.C.
+Archelaus Branch,Jr b: February 20, 1792 d: April
18, 1865 in Kenansville,Nc. Father: Archibald/Archelaus Branch Source:
Marion S Dulaney 6/3/1999 Mother: Hepsebeth Weston
2 Jesse Grimes b: February 06, 1788 in Duplin Co.,Nc. d:
March 15, 1866 in Grimes Co.,Tx.
+Martha Patsey Smith b: August 04, 1789 d: November
26, 1824 in Washington Co,AL Father: Bookajab Smith
*2nd Wife of Jesse Grimes:
+Rosana Britton b: October 31, 1803 in Washington Co.,al.
Father: Flanigan Ward Mother: Mary Crothers
2 James Grimes b: January 11, 1790 in Duplin Co., N.C. d:
February 15, 1858 in Pushmajaha,Choctow Co., Al.
+Ciely Sloan d: February 08, 1840
*2nd Wife of James Grimes:
+Lucy A Rawling b: 1812 in VA
2 William Sampson Grimes b: August 18, 1792 in Duplin Co.,
N.C. d: March 03, 1861 in Elysian Field,Harrison Co.,Tx
+Asha Page b: 1799 in S.C. d: July 12, 1867 in Elysian
Field,Harrison Co.,Tx Father: Thomas Page Mother: Mary Scott
2 Edah Grimes b: Abt. 1782
2 Sarah Grimes b: Abt. 1783
Christine Grimes Thacker