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John Grider
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1826
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1924
Fairfield
Solano County
California, USA

Grider was about 20 when he came to California through Mexico with his owner, Major George H. Wyatt around 1845, was a veteran of the June 1846 Bear Flag Revolt at Sonoma. He is the lone African American on Vallejo's Society of Pioneers.

He died at Solano County Hospital when it was on Tabor. He was originally buried there, but exhumed (supposedly) and put in a common grave at the Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery that is only marked by four small markers with stars on them. Final resting place is in the rear of the Cemetery and was at one time a "Paupers" grave.
He was one of the participants in the Bear Flag Revolt.

In 1916 an ailing Grider moved into the Fairfield County Hospital. Back then,the County Hosp. was considered a combination Hospital and "poorhouse" for the indigent and sickly County residence.
He died of: Arteria Sclerosis.

There is a book about him called "John Grider's Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa, and Sonoma Counties from 1845-1925" by Sharon McGriff-Payne.
Aged 98 years.


 
 
Note: May have US cross stone .
 
Burial:
Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: BRYAN Plot ? Grave ?
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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