Obediah Grimes

Obediah Grimes

Birth
Ashe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 9 Apr 1897 (aged 90)
Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Burial Bennington, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 8173077 · View Source
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Over his lifetime, Obediah Grimes had about 17 children by three marriages; I say "about" 17 children because there may have been others who did not survive, errors, or that I did not find.
Obediah Grimes was born in North Carolina: June 4, 1805 (according to records, although the cemetery stone says 1806 and that may be correct?) - to Jacob Grimes (Birth 1776, Wilkes,North Carolina,USA - Death 4 Aug 1862 in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, USA) - and Elizabeth Tatum (Birth 1784-03-07, Brunswick,Virginia,USA -Death 1872-12-19, Cookeville, Putnam,Tennessee,USA).
Obediah Grimes lived in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Kansas and was a farmer.
Obediah married first to Lucinda Ann Jennings - about 1825 - and together they had 2 daughters and 2 sons: Evangeline, Lucinda, Marion, and William. Wife Lucinda died in 1836....
Obediah Grimes comes into my family history as he married his second wife Ann Moore in August of 1836, and had a family of 8 children with her: Elizabeth, Martha, Judith, Lewis, Emily, Nathaniel, Wallace, and Sarah. (One of those children - Emily Grimes, married my great grand Uncle, Thomas J. Long). Second Wife Ann died in 1855....
and Obediah married a third time, to Eliza Jane (Hayes) Miller, about 1855/56, and had 3 sons and 1 daughter: James, Tunius (Junius?), Aaron, and Nancy.
This wife survived Obediah, who died in April of 1897; Eliza Jane died in 1908. (She was Elizabeth Jane Hayes, daughter of Gabriel Hayes Jr. and Martha "Patty" Coffey Hayes; Eliza Hayes was briefly married to a Richard Miller before she married Obediah Grimes.)

Updated memorial by Clc.



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  • Maintained by: CLCochran
  • Originally Created by: GuyB
  • Added: 10 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8173077
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Obediah Grimes (4 Jun 1806–9 Apr 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8173077, citing Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by CLCochran (contributor 47122252) .