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John J. Grumbles
Birth: 1804
Death: Feb. 20, 1858


John J. Grumbles, Texas Ranger, immigrated from Tennessee to the Republic of Texas in 1837 and settled at Fort Wilbarger, on the north bank of the Colorado River some ten miles above Bastrop, Texas. He moved to the Travis County community of Webber's Prairie in 1840 and lived there until 1845, when he bought the old home and mill of William Barton and moved to Barton Springs, near Austin. During the Mexican War Grumbles from June 2 through September 22, 1846, served as a private in Capt. Samuel Highsmith's Company K of Col. William C. Young's Third Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers. Two days after mustering out of federal service he raised and was elected captain of a company of rangers attached to Maj. Thomas J. Smith's battalion. This company saw service on the western frontier and in northern Mexico until September 23, 1847. In 1849 Grumbles commanded a company of rangers stationed on the Nueces River seventy-five miles above Corpus Christi. He died at San Saba on February 20, 1858.

Headstone Text:
~In Memory of, Captain John J. Grumbles
born in South Carolina Circa 1804
Came to the Republic of Texas from Alabama, with his wife Caroline in 1837, Settled in Travis County in 1840
Owned land at Barton Springs from 1845 to 1855
Operated a ferry and a grist mill on the Colorado River
near the mouth of Shoal Creek
An early Texas Ranger, Organized the Grumble's Company
Mounted Volunteers in 1846 to 1847 and again in 1849 to 1850. Killed in San Saba February 25, 1858~


Family links: 
  Benjamin Grumbles (1780 - 1871)
  Keziah Pierce Grumbles (1781 - 1851)
  Nancy Caroline Youngblood Grumbles (1807 - 1869)*
  Perry B. Grumbles (____ - 1863)*
  Martha Ann Grumbles Stanley (1832 - 1881)*
  John D. Grumbles (1833 - 1913)*
  Jane Grumbles Clements (1841 - 1882)*
  Samuel Houston Grumbles (1842 - 1919)*
  Thomas Anderson Grumbles (1844 - 1937)*
  Mary Adaline Grumbles Plumley (1844 - 1914)*
  John J. Grumbles (1804 - 1858)
  Winifred Pierce Grumbles Day (1810 - 1895)*
  William Mathis Grumbles (1825 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Texas State Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 Row:V Number:12
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Record added: Mar 30, 2005
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My 4th Great Grandfather....a Texas Ranger.
- Galeen Irvin Chain
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