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 Alfred Grigsby

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Alfred Grigsby

  • Birth 1837 Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 1900 Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot 4-84-1
  • Memorial ID 89772051

Mr. Keele was reported in the 1875 Kansas Agricultural Census as being a carpenter.

He was among some of the earliest African American settlers to move to Manhattan.

He married Palmyra Cox on June 10, 1861 in Tennessee. He served about 3 months in the Civil War, after which he remained in Tennessee until moving to Kansas in 1870.

He and Palmyra had adopted Rosa Keele, probably his niece, and she came with them. Her biological family, the Keeles, came to Manhattan in 1880.

Mr. Grigsby was a member of the 2nd M.E. Church.

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Aged 63 years

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  • Maintained by: GeekyGraveGirl
  • Originally Created by: zadalew
  • Added: 8 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89772051
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Grigsby (1837–24 Jan 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89772051, citing Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by GeekyGraveGirl (contributor 48141838) .