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Nancy Emma Overstreet Grimes
Birth: May 27, 1851
Decatur County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1930
Colquitt
Miller County
Georgia, USA

Nancy Emma Overstreet--daughter of Henry Butts Overstreet and Amelia C. Brennan--was born in Decatur County, Georgia on 27 May 1851 (according to her death certificate) or 27 May 1852 (according to her grave marker). She was a granddaughter of James Overstreet, a U.S. Congressman from South Carolina. In the 1860 Census in Decatur County, Nancy (age 10) was listed in the household of her father H. B. Overstreet (49, farmer), along with her stepmother Amanda (20) [Henry Overstreet's third wife], and siblings Sarah (19), Eliza (16), Amelia (14), James (12), Martha (6), Sion (4), and Rubin C. (1).

On 3 February 1874 in Decatur County, Georgia, Nancy Emma Overstreet married George Washington Grimes--son of William Grimes and Martha ("Patsy") Cowart. Emma and George Grimes had 14 children:

(1) Martha Emma Grimes (1874-1875)
(2) William Henry Grimes (1875-1876)
(3) Daniel Jackson Grimes (1875-1944)
(4) George Martin Grimes (1878-1905)
(5) Annie Eliza ("Lile") Grimes (1879-1942)
(6) Sallie Grimes (1880-1925)
(7) Minnie Julia Grimes (1882-1967)
(8) Betty Maud Grimes (1883-1975)
(9) Seraphone Grimes (1884-1884)
(10) James Walter Grimes (1887-1887)
(11) Ona Brown Grimes (1888-1953)
(12) Lottie Lenora Grimes (1888-1888)
(13) Ruth Grimes (1891-1969)
(14) Herschel Vorhees Grimes (1894-1965)

In the 1880 Census, Nancy (age 23) was living with her husband George Grimes (24, farmer) in the 1029th Georgia Militia District (GMD), Miller County, and their children Jackson (4), Martin (2), and "Jennie" [sic, probably Annie Eliza] (1). By 1900, Emma (49) was listed in Colquitt Town, 903rd GMD, Miller County, with her husband George W. Grimes Jr. (47, farmer); children Minnie J. (17), Bettie M. (16), Ona B. (14), Ruth (9), and Herschel V. (5); and two boarders. In 1910, in the 903rd GMD, Miller County, Emma N. Grimes (57) was listed with her husband Geo. W. Grimes Jr. (55, farm laborer), and children Ona (21), Ruth, (18), and "Hurcel" V. (16).

In 1920, in 903rd GMD, Miller County, Emma Grimes (68), was listed with her husband George Grimes (64, farmer), son "Hershall" (26), Herschel's wife Alma (23) and son Harry (8 months).

According to her death certificate, Nancy Emma Overstreet Grimes (Mrs. George W. Grimes) died 15 March 1930 of influenza and pneumonia in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia. [Note: her grave marker lists her date of death as 2 March 1930.] She was buried 16 March 1930 at Mother's Home Cemetery in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  George Washington Grimes (1853 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Minnie Julia Grimes Carter (1882 - 1967)*
  Betty Maud Grimes Clenney (1883 - 1975)*
  Ruth Grimes Vinson (1891 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
GRIMES
EMMA
"AUNT NAN"
MAY 27, 1852
MAR. 2, 1930
IN LOVING MEMORY
 
Burial:
Mothers Home Cemetery
Miller County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Juanita Dickens Hunke
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Record added: Mar 01, 2013
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