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Thomas Farley Grimes
Birth: Nov. 14, 1843
Austin County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1869
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA


The Waco Examiner, 19 October 1869

From this last account we learn that Thomas and Henry Grimes visited Waco on the 17th, for the purpose of purchasing a suit of clothes for one of them who was preparing for his wedding. Both had recently returned from the North, where they had been with a drove of beeves and seemed to have plenty of money. In the exuberance of their mirth and gaiety, natural to the hour and circumstances, they imbibed too much liquor and became somewhat boisterous, but they were persuaded to leave town. They rode off quietly, but a short distance from town one of them fell off his horse.

Conyers, a Federal soldier, and acting as one of the city police, then procures a horse and follow them, but the poor drunken boys refuse to be arrested, when Conyers returns for reinforcements. The young men -- the one had fallen having re-mounted his horse--ride on in furious but drunken haste, until they reach the residence of Col George Burney, about one mile from the city, where one of them again falls from his horse and is so drunk that he can scarcely re-mount him; detained here by this accident they are overtaken by Conyers and his reinforcements of Federal Cavalry. The battle commences; the firing is about simultaneous and here, according to the present version of this horrible affair, Conyers is shot in the hand. The Federal soldiers having discharged their pieces, halt to reload, and the two brothers, one with a wounded horse, rode on past Mr. John Burney's house, until they are hid by the brow of the hill, just beyond his house, when the soldiers come dashing on in hot hast after the flying brothers and as soon as they reach the top of the hill and discover the fugitives, they fire upon them and continue firing until the unfortunate brothers are dead and riddled with balls. Such is the latest account of this awful tragedy that has changed in a few hours bridal robes into funeral garments.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Miller Grimes (1805 - 1889)
  Elmira Susan Farley Grimes (1820 - 1889)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Grimes Jones (1839 - 1930)*
  Thomas Farley Grimes (1843 - 1869)
  Henry Archer Grimes (1848 - 1869)*
  Frederick Miller Grimes (1850 - 1924)*
  Nancy Ellen Grimes Hall (1852 - 1941)*
  Sarah C. Grimes Bean (1854 - 1920)*
  Elizabeth Virginia Grimes Acree (1857 - 1935)**
  Elmira S. Grimes Day (1860 - 1954)**
  Anna Eliza Grimes Culpepper (1862 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
First Street Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 09, 2008
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