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Subject: {not a subscriber} few page from Jay Cook Grimes book
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 11:15:44 -0800
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Below is from the Jay Grimes book , i think he wrote this book in 1957.
Good luck to all.

>From Grimes, Cook & Related Families of Wayne Co., Tn.
By Jay Cook Grimes

" The names GRIMES or GRYMES is believed to be of Scandinavian origin
to have been derived from the ancient Ango-Saxon baptismal name of GRIM,
being adopted as a surname by the sons of one so called.It is found in
Ancient Brittish and early American records in the various spelling og
GRIMS, GRYMS, GRYMR, GRIME, GRYMES and GRIMES, and others, of which the
last mentioned is most generally used in America today.
Families of this name were to be found at early dates in the English
counties of Cambridge, Norfolk, Surrey, York, Warwick, Chester and
Records indicate that they were, for themost paert, of the landed gentry
Great Britian.
While it is not definitely known from which of the many lines of the
in Great Britian in the early immigrants of the name to America were
descended, it appears from old records that bearers of the name GRYMES
GRIMES were among the earliest British Coloonists in the New World.
Among the first of the name in America were JOHN and WALTER GRIMES of
James City County , Virginia, in 1635. William Grimes or GRYMES of the
county in 1638; Arthur GRIMES of Charles River County, Virginia, in
Samuel GRIMES of Boston, Massachusetts, before 1639: and the Rev.
GRYMES of York Co., Virginia, in 1644.
Descendents of these and other early GRIMES immigrants to America have
the course of time spread to all parts of the country and have made
relatively large contributions to the advancement of American
They are in the main a hardy, energetic, shrewd, conservative and self
-reliant race. Favorite names for male progeny are JOHN, WILLIAM, HENRY,
Descendants of one branch of the Rev. Charles GRIMES family are
in a book, " THE GRIMES FAMILY" by Mary A. GRIMES, published by Lund
Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. 55401, 1946. In this book it is pointed out
Lucy GRIMES, a great granddaughter of the Rev. Charles GRIMES, married
LEE of Virginia and became the mother of "Light Horse Harry Lee" and the
grandmother of Robert E. LEE. It is also stated in this book that
descendants of the Rev. Charles GRIMES immigrated to Georgia with their
slaves, soon after the Revolutionary War.. It is quite possible, though
is no proof, that some of these may have attached themselves to the
colony of white settlers from North Carolina and Virginia, , then
around Nashville, and later moving into Maury and Wayne Counties,
The name GRIMES appears among the first white settlers in Tennessee.
John, and Henry GRIMES were recorded as members of the "Wautauga
formed by immigrants from Virginia and the Carolinas in the extreme
northeastern part of Tenn. iN 1772.
In Middle Tennessee, in what later became Montgomery County, was
GRIMES in 1778, while Frank GRIMES was recorded on Brush Creek in
County in 1796.
Maury County was established about 1807, and six families by the name
GRIMES are listed in the U.S. Census reports for 1820 as living in this
county. They were:
(a) William GRIMES, over 45, who had two daughters and five sons. Three
the sons and one the daughters were between 16 and 26 years of age. One
the sons was probably WILSON (1).
(b) William GRIMES, under 26, with a wife and a young daughter.
(c) James GRIMES, under 26, with a wife and a young Daughter.
(d) John GRIMES, over 45, with a wife and no Children.
(e) John GRIMES, under 45, with a wife and six children, two biys under
four girls under 16.
(f) John H. GRIMES, under 45, with a wife and three sons under 10.
Wayne County was created by an act of Legislature in 1817 and two
by the name of GRIMES, are listed in the 1820 census reports for this
county. They are Henry GRIMES, under 45, with a wife, two grown sons, a
daughter and seven slaves; and Isaac Gore GRIMES (403) under 45, with a
and one young son and one slave. Other GRIMES, who are known to have
in Wayne County in early days, are Wilson GRIMES(my ancestor) in 1826
John GRIMES about 1835.
John GRIMES was b. in Williamson County, Tennessee, about 1814. He
settled on Mill Creek in Wayne County and in 1836 m Elizabeth
1817, in Georgia, They were the parents of the following children:
James , Robert, John,Jr., Martha, Mary, Amanda, Millard, Henry,
Benjamin, and
Eliza. John was a son of William and Sallie (Little) GRIMES who-
according to
William County, Tennessee, marriage records - were married in Williamson
County, Tennessee, April 15, 1813. William came to Tennesse from South
Carolina. He d. 1855. John GRIMES and Wilson GRIMES(1) though neighbors
Mill Creek were probably not related. John was a republican and was of
descent. Several of his sons fought in the Federal army. Wilson was a
democrat and probably of English descent. His sons served in the
army. Some of the John GRIMES descendents married into the HOLLINGSWORTH
family. Anderson GRIMES, Luther GRIMES, and several of the HOLLINGWORTH
relatives were living on Mill Creek in 1910. Luther who never married
was the
only son of John GRIMES, Jr., and a grandson of John GRIMES. Land
show that Henry GRIMES, above, entered land in Range eleven, Section 5,
adjacent to the John L. Cook farm on Hardins Creek, and in Range
Section one, adjacent to the Nathaniel F. Johnson farm."
Page 102 from the Jay Cook Grimes Book..
# (403) Charlotte Latane Montague, dau of William, b March, 1793, in
Granville County,N.C. She moved with her father's family to Breckridge
County, Kentucky, in 1802 and later to Maury Co., Tenn., where she m.
GORE GRIMES who was b. 1/1786 in Dixon Co., Tn. They moved to Wayne Co.,
in 1816 and later to Fayette Co., Tn. Where he d. and was buried in
Summerville. The widow returned to Wayne,Co. where she died in 1848.
They had
seven children, four of whom died unmarried. Three of the children,
Henry Y.,
William M., and Elizabeth Ann, married and reared families.

Christine Grimes Thacker

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