James Eli Grimes Genealogy
10. James Eli Grimes, son of
Wilson Grimes, b. May 28, 1834, in
Wayne County, Tennessee; m. April 22, 1855, Catherine Morris (347), b. January
10, 1835. They established their home on Hardin's Creek and a few years later
moved to 48 Creek where their old home still (1957) stands. At the outbreak of
the War Between the States, James Eli enlisted in the Confederate Army and in
1862 was made a Second Lieutenant in Co. F. Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, (H. T. p.,
At the close of the war James Eli returned to his home and in 1882 moved to a
farm near Vesta, Arkansas. By this time there were nine children in the family.
Six of the children accompanied the family to Arkansas, but three of them,-
Sarah Ann, William Henry, and Isaac Wilson - remained in Tennessee, where they
married and reared families.
James Eli was a democrat and he and his wife were members of the Missionary
Baptist Church. He d. March 11, 1904. She d. January 10, 1916. They are buried
in the Nixon Cemetery, about one mile East of Charleston, Arkansas, just south
of Highway 22.
27. Hannah Jane,
b. June 4, 1856.
28. Sarah Ann,
b. October 25, 1857.
Henry, b. November 12, 1858.
Wilson, b. November 27, 1860.
Elizabeth, b. January 18, 1866.
Rachel, b. June 14, 1868.
33. James Smith, b. June 20, 1872; d. 1898 and is buried near
his mother and father in the Nixon Cemetery, Charleston, Arkansas. He never
Sophronia Harriett, b. July 8, 1873.
35. Nannie Rebecca, b. April 26, 1875, in Wayne County,
Tennessee; m. (1) Albert Hughes of Vesta, Arkansas. They moved to Shawnee,
Oklahoma, where he d. in 1911. She m. (2) in 1917, Edward H. Kitchens. He d.
1924. She d. July 14, 1955, leaving no issue. All three are buried in Shawnee.
Note: Record from
William Henry Grimes Bible.