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Pvt John F Grider, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1755
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1838
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA

Pension application dated 7 Jan 1833, Adair Co., KY. John Grider, Sr., of Adair Co., aged 77 years the 13th of July past. Entered the service in Burke Co., NC in March 1778, as a private militiaman (volunteer) under Capt.Thomas Whitson, Lt John Morgan. Marched to Davidson's Station on the frontier of NC. After an illness, guarded the fort and acted as an Indian spy. Again volunteered in March 1779 as an Indian spy under Capt. Forgey; again in Feb 1780 under Capt Daniel Smith & Lt. Brown. He can prove his service by Valentine Grider, Samuel Smith & Rachel Smith of Cumberland Co., KY. Application says he was born in Maryland in 1755; his father moved to Va when he was very small; later to Burke Co., NC where his father died before the Revolution. Remained in that country until 1811, when he moved to Adair Co., KY. Same date, Wm Owens, John McGarret, and Saml Simpson of Adair Co vouch for Valentine Grider, Samuel Smith and Rachel Smith, Col Charles McDowell also an officer. He was in military service in the U.S. War of 1812
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE in 1812.

On 22 Sept 1853, in Henderson Co, TN, Isabel Grider, aged 93, appeared before Edmond Gawff. Widow of John Grider, Rev soldier and pensioner, who died in Henderson Co., TN, 3 Oct 1838. She married in Burke Co., NC, 1781 by John Connally, JP; her maiden name Isabel Blair. Isabel's pension certificate was recorded in the Pension Office, Vol. 3,p. 290.
Family of John and Isabel (Blair) Grider per pension record:
(Pension information provided by MCB)
Barbara b. December 26, 1781
James b. September 5, 1783
William b. May 3, 1785
John b. June 13, 1787
Moses b. November 1, 1789
Enos b. November 11, 1791
Amos b. November 24, 1792
Aaron b. January 5, 1794
Silas b. December 1, 1795
Salley b. June 9, 1798
Joseph b. July 9, 1801
Archibald b. March 17, 1804 (bio by: David Reese) 
Family links: 
  Martin Grider (1717 - 1775)
  Isabel Tabitha Blair Grider (1761 - 1855)*
  John Grider (1787 - 1870)*
  Moses Grider (1789 - 1856)*
  Archibald Grider (1804 - 1894)*
  Frederick Grider*
  John F Grider (1755 - 1838)
*Calculated relationship
Note: John Was abt 80 yrs old
Grider Cemetery on Marvin Morris Farm
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: 11 miles on 22A left on Rhodes Town road,2 1/2 miles on farm owned by Morris's daughter
Created by: John Henry Bure
Record added: Nov 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8064758
Pvt John F Grider, Sr
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Pvt John F Grider, Sr
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In memory of my 5th great grandfather.
- Karen Toellner
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
RIP. Though I am not a direct descendant I hope your descendants can trace their lineage back to you (with the pension record I provided and is now part of your memorial).
 Added: Dec. 2, 2013
My g-g-g grandfather
- Mary Vaughndell Dodd
 Added: Sep. 19, 2013
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