Grimes Genealogy

 


William Henry Grimes Genealogy

29. William Henry Grimes, son of James Eli Grimes, b. November 12, 1858, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He m. May 5, 1881, Nancy Elizabeth Cook, b. August 4, 1858. They built their first home on a part of the John L. Cook farm on Hardins Creek. Later this place was sold to a brother-in-law, Newt L. Walker, and the old Wilson Grimes farm on Mill Creek was purchased. Here they lived for several years, but in 1905 this farm was sold and the family moved to Clifton, where the children, now numbering six, could enjoy improved school facilities. In 1921, after the children were grown and settled in other states, William and wife moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they purchased a small dairy farm north of town. Here they spent the remaining days of their life. They were members of the Missionary Baptist church and were strong believers in that passage of scripture which reads, "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise". They also believed in the virtues of honesty, hard work, and thrift, which they practiced. He d. November 5, 1938. She d. March 14, 1952. They were buried in Memorial Cemetery, near Tulsa.

Children:

64. Maude LaFayette, b. November 13, 1887.

65. Jay Cook, b. February 20, 1890.

66. James Cecil, b. April 20, 1892, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee 1914-1916, served in the U. S. Artillery during World War I, and later operated a dairy farm near Tulsa, Oklahoma. He never married but made his home with his parents and cared for them during their old age. He d. July 24, 1954, and was buried in Memorial Cemetery near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

67. John Othel, b. June 21, 1894.

68. William H., Jr., b. June 13, 1897.

69. Bertha Beatrice, b. November 1, 1899.

Note: Descendents of William Henry Grimes, was taken from his Bible records.

 

 

 
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