|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1789|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1849|
James was the son of John Grigsby(1752-1842) who was a native of VA but came to Limestone Co., AL about 1821 from SC. John settled on the lower Elkton Rd., 7.5 miles from Athens. James, the eldest son, married Margaret Martindale(1812-1840)in 1830 in Limestone Co., AL. James spent his younger years in expanding his father's interests, so by the time he chose a wife he was approaching his fortieth year. James was the same age as his father-in-law and older than his mother-in-law. James's parents and three brothers are buried in the Grigsby Cemetery off of hwy 127 in a cotton field not far from Elkmont, AL still owned by Grigsby descendants.
James built an impressive two story plantation with 18 in. thick walls with bricks made on the place close to the NG Cemetery. Behind the house was the kitchen, slave quarters, stables, barns and a cotton ginhouse to complete the self-sufficient plantation. In later years, the house was used as a hospital during the Civil War.
James and Margaret's children all born in New Garden, Limestone Co. were:
i. Sarah Elizabeth b.1 Dec 1830 md Calvin Redus
ii. Thomas Martindale Benton b. 6 Jun 1833
iii. John Pitt b.27 May 1835 md.Octavia Redus d/o
iv. William Currin b.1837
v. Margaret b. Sept 1840 md. Dr.J.G. Mason of Prospect,
Information from Grigsby family papers. See Margaret Grigsby's bio.
Margaret E. Martindale Grigsby (1812 - 1840)*
Sarah Elizabeth Grigsby Redus (1830 - 1913)*
New Garden Cemetery
Plot: old section
Created by: Linda Williams Nelson
Record added: Sep 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21759078