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Drury Grindstaff
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1799
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1882
Ray County
Missouri, USA

Drury Grindstaff was of 4th generation German descent (via Pennsylvania and North Carolina). He was born 30 Jan 1799 at Carter Co., TN to Michael Johann III Grindstaff and Catherine Kate Van Noy. He married Hannah Cooke on the 10th of October 1819 at Knox County, Kentucky (See Marriage Bonds for Drewry Grindstaff). He lived at Knox Co. (as evidenced by census and land records) through the August 1836 when he sold his land in Knox County and started west to Missouri, settling in Linn County in October 1836. Tragically, on the way to Missouri, his wife Hannah and two daughters Sarah and Hannah, drowned in the Mississippi or Missouri River, and son Isaac almost drowned too. The 1840 census at Locust Creek Township, Linn County, Missouri verifies this. Census and land records confirm his life in Linn and Ray Counties. He is buried in South Point Cemetery that is located at the edge of Orrick, Ray County, Missouri. Township 51, Range 28, Section 18, Range 29, Section 13. Just off Highway 210, turn on T Highway and about a half mile on road to left just past bridge. The Cemetery is located on a very large Steep Hill which has survived numerous floods from the Missouri River. The oldest part of the cemetery is not outlined in town records but almost three-fourths the way up to the west side stands the marble stone with inscriptions. 
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  Rachel Howe (1821 - 1903)*
  John Julius Grindstaff (1827 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
South Point Cemetery
Ray County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: baddadhardin
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Dec 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17146690
Drury Grindstaff
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 Added: Jan. 9, 2016

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