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Capt Reuben Grigsby
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1780
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1863
Virginia, USA

Reuben Grigsby is the son of Soldier John Grigsby and Elizabeth Porter Grigsby. He was born at Fruit Hill, his father's home. He attended Washington College and was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Regiment of Calvary, Virginia Militia in 1815. He married his 1st cousin Verlinda A. Porter on 26 Feb 1817 in then Orange Co., Virginia. He was a Justice and a High Sheriff for Rockbridge Co., a trustee of Ann Smith Academy, 1830 - 1845, and a treasurer of Falling Spring Church.

He was a member of the House of Delegates of Virginia from Rockbridge County, 1811 - 1816 and a trustee of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, 1830 - 1843.

The W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project surveyed Reuben's home, received from his father John and given to Reuben's son Lucian. It was surveyed in 1936 by Rada Moore and called Hickory Hill. It consists of 18 rooms, 2 stories, a brick exterior, porch and many outbuildings. The report is available online at the Library of Virginia.

War of 1812 Veteran Buried in Virginia by the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dec 2011 draft compiled by Myron E. Lyman, Sr. lists Reuben Grigsby with the same dates, he served as a Lietenant in Col. McDowell's 5th Virginia Militia Regiment.

His old home Hickory Hill (197 Hickory Hill Lane, Glasgow, VA) is on the National Register of Historic Places dates 2006. It was built in 1823 - 24 by Reuben. Lots of detailed, researched data on Reuben is on the registration form.

He was also on the board as Vice President of the first Rockbridge Agricultural Society in August 1827. Fancy Hill #VDHR #81-15.

The attached appears newspaper clipping is found in my complete copy of the Valley Star, Lexington, VA, dated 23 Nov 1848, kept by my James McChesney family. Maybe Reuben Grigsby "S.R.C." means Sheriff Rockbridge Co.,and Jno F Shields, "D.S." means Deputy Sheriff, just a guess.

See his gravestone transcription below.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Grigsby (1720 - 1794)
  Elizabeth Porter Grigsby (1734 - 1807)
 
 Spouse:
  Verlinda Alexander Porter Grigsby (1793 - 1846)
 
 Children:
  Jacquelin A. Grigsby (1818 - 1865)*
  Mary Ann Grigsby McCormick (1828 - 1878)*
  Lucy Maria Grigsby Chandler (1830 - 1886)*
  Reubenia W.W. Grigsby Chandler (1833 - 1907)*
  Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1839 - 1840)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Grigsby (1748 - 1835)**
  Sarah Grigsby Welch (1757 - 1821)**
  Joseph Grigsby (1768 - 1820)*
  Jane Ashley Grigsby Paxton (1769 - 1832)*
  Rachael Grigsby McNutt (1771 - 1840)*
  Martha Grigsby Trimble (1772 - 1868)*
  Elizabeth Grigsby McNutt (1776 - 1842)*
  Reuben Grigsby (1780 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
REUBEN GRIGSBY
BORN JUNE 5, 1780
DIED FEBRUARY 6, 1863
MEMEBER
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
OF VIRGINIA
1811 - 1816
TRUSTEE OF
WASHINGTON COLLEGE
1830 - 1843
 
Burial:
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Glasgow
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Plot: section F-3
 
Created by: LSP
Record added: Jun 17, 2008
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- Tamara Ann Pearis
 Added: Oct. 3, 2011

- LSP
 Added: Jul. 17, 2008

- BOYD I GRIGSBY JR
 Added: Jun. 22, 2008
 
 
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