Saturday, June 18, 2011

Surname Saturday: Grimes

The GRIMES surname is in Eileen's maternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 61: Mary Grimes (1809-1903).  Mary was born April 19, 1809 in Middleton, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.  She married February 16, 1832 in Champaign County, Ohio to George Sills (1809-1880).  George was born December 1, 1809 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  They raised 6 children in Champaign County, Ohio and Wabash County, Indiana.  George died June 9, 1880 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  Mary died August 21, 1903 in Huntington County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 122: Benjamin Grimes (bet1770-80-abt1868).  Benjamin was born between 1770 and 1780 in Pennsylvania.  He married Catherine Haynes (c1780-aft1864).  Catherine was born circa 1780 in Pennsylvania.  They had 6 children and lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Champaign County, Ohio.  Catherine died after August 1864 in Champaign County, Ohio.  Benjamin died about 1868 in Champaign County, Ohio.

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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