George and Rachel (Graves) Grimshaw

Grimshaw of Hinds County, MI and Then Caldwell Parish, LA

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George Grimshaw was apparently born between 1790 and 1800 in Great Britain. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1817 –- the port of his entry has not yet been determined. George married first Mariah McMahon, and they had a son, George Jr., who was born in 1824. Then George and Rachel Graves were married on June 29, 1826 in Hinds County, Mississippi. George was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in that county in 1829. After several children were born in Mississippi, the family moved to Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, where they bought Waverly Plantation on the Ouachita River on November 25, 1836. The 1840 Census of Caldwell Parish indicated that George and Rachel’s family consisted of four boys and three girls. Waverly Plantation was sold by the estate of George Grimshaw on May 17, 1845, so he died between 1840 and 1845, at the age of approximately 45 to 50 years.

One of George and Rachel’s daughters, Lavinia, married John Bates, and they apparently had their family and lived in Marlin, Falls County, Texas, where they are buried.

Webpage Credits

Information from Robin Crum, April 2003

Preliminary Descendant Chart for George Grimshaw

Record of George Grimshaw at Waverly Plantation, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

Where Was Waverly Plantation Located?

Naturalization Record for George Grimshaw

1840 Census Records and Interpretations

1850 Census Records and Interpretations

1860 Census Records and Interpretations

1870 Census Records and Interpretations

1880 Census Records and Interpretations

Land Acquisition Records in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana

Materials from Visit to Louisiana State Library, November 3, 2005

Information from Murph Sewall, March 2005

Information from Murph Sewall, June 2006

References

Website Credits

Thanks go to Robin Crum and Murph Sewall for providing much of the information on this webpage.

Information from Robin Crum, April 2003

The children of George and Rachel Grimshaw were 1) Sidney, born in 1827 in Mississippi and died April 9, 1854 in Caldwell Parish, LA; 2) Elizabeth L., born in 1830 in Mississippi and died after 1894 in Texas; 3) Gideon F., born in 1835 in Mississippi and died before 1858 in Caldwell Parish, LA; 4) Lavinia, born December 7, 1837 in Mississippi and died September 2, 1893 in Falls County, TX; 5) Charles Brace, born 1840 in Mississippi and died 1877, probably in Catahoula Parish, LA; and 6) Francis Jane, born in 1833. Sidney never married. 

Elizabeth married Zachariah N. Hanna and apparently lived in Bexar County, Texas. Gideon F. Grimshaw married Mary Coker on December 20, 1855 in Caldwell Parish, LA. Lavinia married John Bates, probably in Jackson Parish, LA. Charles Brace Grimshaw married first Sally Sherrard in Jackson Parish and had two children — M.C. (female) and R.G. (male). After a divorce, Charles married Minerva Angeline McClendon on December 17, 1868 in Catahoula Parish; this couple had two children – Walter Eugene, born June 21, 1870 and Alice Madura, born January 8, 1875. Francis Jane married Joel Rathbun or Rathburn. The children were George Jr., Cora, James Cavalier, Mary, and Charles.

George had two other “Grimshaws” — Watt (wife Arminda) and George (wife Jane) — who were his slaves. It is not known whether the slaves were acquired when George was married to Mariah or Rachel.

Preliminary Descendant Chart for George Grimshaw

George Grimshaw* (ca 1795 – bef 17 May 1845) & Mariah McMahon

|—George Grimshaw  (ca 1824 – ?) George Grimshaw* (ca 1795 – ?) & Rachel Graves

|—Sidney S Grimshaw (1827, MI – ?)

|—Elizabeth L Grimshaw (1830, MI – aft 1894, Texas) & Zachariah N Hanna

|—Gideon F Grimshaw (1835, M* – bef 1878, Caldwell Parish, LA) & Mary L Coker. Married 20 Dec 1855, Caldwell Parish, LA

|—Lavinia W Grimshaw (7 Dec 1837, MI – 2 Sep 1892, Falls Co, TX) & John L. Bates (18 Oct 1816, Abbeville, SC – 1 May 1879, Marlin, TX). Married Jackson Parish, LA

|—|—Ethel Bates (4 Oct 1853, LA – 7 Oct 1853)

|—|—Ella Bates (4 Oct 1853, LA – 1856)

|—|—Emma Bates (4 Oct 1853, LA – 11 Mar 1927)

|—|—Frances Ann Bates* (17 Apr 1855, Lockwood Parish, LA – 15 May 1895, Marlin, TX) & Unknown Parker

|—|—Frances Ann Bates* (17 Apr 1855, Lockwood Parish, LA – 15 May 1895, Marlin, TX) & Krouse Sewall. Married 31 Oct 1876.

|—|—|—Frank Bates Sewall (19 Jan 1881 – 5 Jun 1921)

|—|—|—Sarah Elizabeth Sewall (24 Jan 1884 – 1971)

|—|—|—Fannie Lavinia [Frances Ann] Sewall (10 Mar 1892 – 4 Dec 1982)

|—|—John Leonard Bates (30 Mar 1861, LA – 29 Jun 1910)

|—Charles Brace Grimshaw* (1840, MI – 1877, Catahoula Parish, LA) & Sally Sherrard. Married Jackson Parish, LA.

|—|—Mary C Grimshaw (female) & Joseph L Blanks. Married 6 Oct 1859, Caldwell Parish, LA.

|—|—R George Grimshaw (male) & Emma Stewart. Married 5 Mar 1870, Caldwell Parish, LA.

|—Charles Brace Grimshaw* (1840, MI – 1877, Catahoula Parish, LA) & Minerva Angeline McClendon. Married 17 Dec 1868, Catahoula Parish.

|—|—Walter Eugene Grimshaw (21 Jun 1870 – ?)

|—|—Alice Madura Grimshaw (8 Jan 1875 – ?)

|—Francis Jane Grimshaw (1843 – ?) & Joel Rathbun or Rathburn

|—|—George Rathbun

|—|—Cora Rathbun

|—|—Mary Rathbun

|—|—Charles Rathbun

Slaves of George Grimshaw

Watt Grimshaw (ca 1802, KY – ?) & Arminda McCra (ca 1829, SC – ?). Married 7 Sep 1867.

|—George (ca 1847-50 – ?) & Jane Henderson (ca 1856 – ?). Married 12 Jan 1876.

|—Emma (ca 1854 – ?)

|—Jefferson (ca 1854 – ?)

|—Abner M (ca 1872 – ?)

Record of George Grimshaw at Waverly Plantation, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

Book1 by H Ted Woods, p. 142-144:

 

In the northern section of Caldwell and lying on the east bank of the beautiful Ouachita River, is what is called Waverly Plantation, consisting of approximately 1,000 acres of level land, sloping slightly away from the river and draining into Lafourche.

History of this big plantation is really a history of Caldwell Parish, beginning in 1815 when it was originally settled and named Waverly Plantation. At that time it consisted of 476.12 acres of land, adjoining a tract of land on the lower side confirmed to Jacques Chale, later owned by heirs of Hipolite Ferrand, and bounded above, back and east by land formerly owned by estate of J. F. Simmons and later owned by the Hopewell Planting Co., and being the tract of land confirmed to John Pierre Landerneau, Sr., and also 430.96 acres of land being first confirmed to John Pierre Landerneau, Jr., both of said tracts forming Waverly Plantation, which contained at that time, in the aggregate of 906.78 acres.

After the death of John Pierre Landerneau, Sr., his widow, Marie Sagers, married Jean Baptiste Bres, and according to records, on November 25, 1836, they sold to George Grimshaw approximately 800 arpents (except one-half acre to embrace a burying ground therein “excepted and not to be sold”), which was bounded by lands to the north claimed by Timothy Flint, and below by lands of Hipolite Ferrand, being the whole of the same lands that were confirmed to Jean Pierre Landerneau, Sr., as per commissioners certificate and by special act of congress approved March 30, 1830. The deed was recorded in Ouachita Parish, and the consideration was for $75,000.00.

On May 17, 1845, estate of George Grimshaw sold to the Estate of John Bres the 800 arpents, with John Ray, Esq., acting for the latter for a consideration of $16,500. In November 1847, the land was partitioned, with Catherine Bres coming into possession of the upper half of the Landerneau survey and containing 400 arpents, more or less. John B. Bres took over the lower half of the same survey, containing approximately 400 arpents, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, for the consideration of $13,330. Said petition was signed by John B. Bres, Jr., Charles Bres, Catherine Ray and husband, John Ray, Benedette Morrison and husband, W. O. Morrison, and Marie Bres, tutrix to the minors Jerome and Paul Bres, sole heirs of John Bres, Sr. Notorial act was made before Wade H. Hough, Parish Recorder.

On January 4, 1858, John B. Bres and Mrs. Catherine Bres Ray sold to Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons Gilbert and Thomas P. Richardson ten arpents of land for the consideration of $20,000 and with the consideration that John Bres reserves in the sale, the family graveyard covering 70 square feet “so as to cover the family graves of the Bres family”. The same consideration also covered another 10 arpents of land on the same plantation.

On August 24, 1870, Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert, nee Simmons, sold her undivided half-interest to her tract of land to P. S. McLain and James N1. Bennett, Sr. for $13,000. The burying ground of the Bres family was still reserved. Mrs. F. A. Richardson, in the meantime, had acquired the half-interest to Waverly Plantation from T. P. Richardson through a writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the 12th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Caldwell, same being recorded March 20, 1868. After McLain’s death, J. M. Bennett purchased from his heirs for $4,490 the McLain half-interest to the 906.12 acres, and this transaction was recorded on December 23, 1875. On June 9, 1917, Mrs. M. L. Bennett, widow of J. M. Bennett, Sr., sold to the Waverly Planting Co., of which J. M. Bennett, Jr., was president, her one-half interest to Waverly Plantation for the consideration of $7,500.

In November of 1024, the entire tract of land was sold at a sheriff’s sale through foreclosure for the consideration of $10,000. A few days later, it went into the hands of Herbert C. Cole for the consideration of $25,979.91. In March, 1925, Cole sold one-half interest to Prentis M. Atkins for $12,989.85. In 1925, J. M. Bennett, Jr., a former owner, again came into possession of the land, but in December of the following year, sold it to Harry G. Miller of El Dorado, Ark., reserving 100 acres where the main house stood.

The Rowland Brothers – Fred, J. Mack and Leonard- purchased Waverly Plantation in 1939 and in 1950 they added forty acres a quarter of a mile east of the original grant and purchased 70 acres on the north boundary in the spring of 1955. The three brothers developed the farm into one of the best in the State, and leased about 160 acres at Riverton, about five miles from the farm headquarters, and an additional 175 acres east of the Ouachita River from Columbia. The main farm was selected in May, 1957, by a local committee of bankers and representatives of agricultural agencies for an annual Farm Clinic, because of the operators of the farm employ many of the advance production and marketing necessary in modern farming. Fred and Mack Rowland were associated in the active management of Waverly Plantation up to the time it was purchased by the brothers until Fred’s death in September, 1966; Mack then assumed the entire responsibility of operating the holdings. In 1959, the two Rowland brothers were declared Master Farmers, and were awarded a plaque in 1960 for this proud achievement.

The soil types of this farm are of alluvial origin, most sandy loam with some mixed soils. The soils, which are fairly deep and highly permeable, have an inherently high fertility. At the time of the Farm Clinic the land use of the Rowland Farm was 342 acres of cotton, 72 acres of corn, 108 acres of soybeans, 153 acres of small grains, 530 acres in pasture land, 80 acres in woodlands, and 35 acres for farm stead, levees and waste lands.

The operators had adequate machinery for most of the farming activities, and equipment large enough for efficient performance of field operations, but like most operators in that section of the parish, found a bottleneck when it come to ginning their cotton. Finding it very inconvenient shuffling between a gin at Columbia and another one at Bosco, the Rowland brothers pooled their resources along with Mr. and Mrs. 0. N. Reynolds of Synope Plantation, the G. L. Shipp Estate and John J. McKeithen and Dr. A. E. McKeithen, and the group erected a modern gin on the Shipp place on Highway 165, along with a commissary nearby. This alleviated many of their worries, as well as other cotton farmers in the parish. This gin was completed and put in use in 1953.

While the Rowlands are not natives of Caldwell, coming here from Webster Parish, they adhered themselves to local community life, active in civic and church affairs. Mack Rowland was elected Police Jury member of Ward 1, where most of the farming interests are located, and served two terms as President of the Caldwell Parish governing body.

The brothers were domiciled in separate residencies on the farm, with the Mack Rowland family in the two story farm house which was erected by J. M. Bennett in 1924. They have two sons, Charlie Mack and Dennis, and a daughter, Sue. The Leonard Rowlands had two sons, Jimmy Ben and Roger. The Fred Rowlands had no children. The old original building which housed the activities of the farm in the old days, and the commissionary was located just north of the Mack Rowland home. The old building still stood until well after the Rowlands took over the plantation.

What happened to the old burial ground; no, one seems to know. From the beginning, and up to 1870, whenever the plantation sold, there was a limitation that one-half of an acre was reserved for the burying place for the Bres family. Jean Bres died in 1847. His wife and most of the members of his family are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Monroe. A Negro cemetery was dug up and reburied elsewhere by the federal government and the spot became part of the right-of-way for the levee along the east side of the Ouachita River.

 

Where Was Waverly Plantation Located?

In the northern part of Caldwell Parish, between the Ouachita River (left) and Lafourche Bayou in center.

Naturalization Record for George Grimshaw

From companion webpage on Grimshaw Immigrations:

 

  1. George Grimshaw, 1829, Mississippi

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Division of Community Service Programs, Old Law Naturalization Records Project, 1942

The record for George Grimshaw appears as follows in a table entitled “Completed Naturalizations Second District” in the reference:

     

    Name

    Proceeding

    Date

    Record

     Volume

    Page

    Grimshaw, George

    Order

    4-15-29

    Min Cir Ct

    1

    390

     

    George Grimshaw’s completed naturalization occurred on April 15, 1829 by order of the Min. Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi. The record, in Volume 1, page 390 of the court records was documented as part of a Works Projects Administration (WPA) project in 1942.

    1840 Census Records and Interpretations

    The 15 Grimshaw entries (with two duplicates) are shown in the following table. Grimshaws were found in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Massachussets.

     

    Name

    Home in 1840

    County

    ST

    Year

    Roll

    Page

    Image

    Grimshaw, George

    Unknown Townships, Caldwell, LA

    Caldwell

    LA

    1840

    M704_127

    86

    174

    Grimshaw, Daniel

    Unknown Townships, Hinds, MS

    Hinds

    MS

    1841

    0



    Grimshaw, Daniel

    Unknown Townships, Hinds, MS

    Hinds

    MS

    1840

    M704_214

    197

    56

    The records for the 10 Grimshaws are summarized below with their respective images.

    George Grimshaw, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

    George and his wife (between 40 and 50 and between 30 and 40, respectively) were living in a rather large household, with four other men and three other females. The men (and boys) were between 30 and 40, between 20 and 30, between 5 and 10 and less than five years old. The girls were between 10 and 14, between 5 and 10, and less than five years old.

    Daniel Grimshaw, Hinds County, Mississippi

    Daniel and his wife were between 30 and 40 and between 20 and 30, respectively. They had a son and a daughter, both between 10 and 15 years old.

    1850 Census Records and Interpretations

    Tabulation of Grimshaws in 1850 Census by Ancestry.com

    As noted, a search for Grimshaws and Grinshaws in the head of household index on the Ancestry.com website produced a total of 62 entries. These are shown in the table below, which is sorted first by state and then by county within the state. The fourth column of the table (“Image”) indicates whether a corresponding image was also obtained for the entry. Images that were obtained are included further down on this webpage.

    No

    Last

    First

    Image

    State

    County

    Township



    Image

    Year



    Roll

    Page

    7

    Grimshaw

    S. S.

    N

    Louisiana

    Caldwell

    Western District

    1850

    1007

    8

    Grimshaw

    T. F.

    N

    Louisiana

    Caldwell

    Western District

    1850

    1007

    9

    Grinshaw

    L.S.

    N

    Louisiana

    Caldwell

    Western District


    331

     

    1850


    M432_230

     

    8

    10

    Grinshaw

    Francis

    N

    Louisiana

    Caldwell

    Western District

    1850

    1009

    11

    Grimshaw

    Charles

    N

    Louisiana

    Jackson

    Unknown Townships


    187

     

    1850


    M432_244

     

    355

    12

    Grimshaw

    Luvina

    N

    Louisiana

    Jackson

    Unknown Townships


    188

     

    1850


    M432_244

     

    357

    November 3, 2005 speculation: S.S. is Sidney Grimshaw, age 23, and Francis is Sidney’s younger sister, age 7. Lavinia, age 13, and Charles, 10, are living in Jackson Parish, which is not be far away. T.F. and L.S. must be Gideon F and Elizabeth L. Grimshaw, ages 15 and 20. All six are the children of George and Rachel Grimshaw.

    1860 Census Records and Interpretations

    Tabulation of Grimshaws in 1860 Census by Ancestry.com

    Two Grimshaws (Thomas H and Henry) were found in a previous search of the 1860 Census and are shown below. Then the 293 Grimshaws found in the second search are listed, sorted first by state, then by county and then by age.

     

    LastFirstTownshipCountySTYrRollPageImage
    GrimshawThomas H.Mobile Ward 3MobileAL1860M653_17339340
    GrimshawHenryEast HaddenMiddlesexCT1860M653_83370377

    No

    Last

    First

    Home in 1860 (City)

    County

    ST

    Age in 1860

    Est Birth Yr

    Birthplace

    Gender

    45

    Grimshaw

    Charles B

    Jackson

    Jackson

    LA

    20

    1839

    Louisiana

    M

    46

    Grimshaw

    Sarah P

    Jackson

    Jackson

    LA

    18

    1841

    Georgia

    F

    47

    Grimshaw

    Henry

    New Orleans Ward 2

    Orleans

    LA

    37

    1822

    Kentucky

    M

    48

    Grimshaw

    James

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    60

    1799

    England

    M

    49

    Grimshaw

    Mary

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    40

    1819

    Kentucky

    F

    50

    Grimshaw

    Mary

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    23

    1836

    New Orleans

    F

    51

    Grimshaw

    Henry

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    21

    1838

    New Orleans

    M

    52

    Grimshaw

    Elisabeth

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    19

    1840

    New Orleans

    F

    53

    Grimshaw

    Augustus

    New Orleans Ward 4

    Orleans

    LA

    18

    1841

    New Orleans

    M

    November 3, 2005 note: Charles Brace and Sarah P. (Coker) Grimshaw are living in Jackson Parish. The New Orleans Grimshaws are a different line, of James and Mary (Berthoud) Grimshaw (see companion webpage).

    1870 Census Records and Interpretations

    Grimshaw Entries in 1870 Census as Recorded in Ancestry.com Indexes

    The on-line survey was accomplished for “Grimshaw” and “Grinshaw” and yielded 442 individuals located in 20 states. The tabulation of Grimshaws, shown below, has been sorted by age (in descending order) within individual city, town or ward.

     

    No

    ST

    Last

    First

    Age

    Est Birth Year

    Birthplace

    Race

    Home in 1870 (City)

    County

    Gender

    55

    LA

    Grimshaw

    A G

    23

    1846

    Louisiana

    White

    Not Stated

    Plaquemines

    Male

    56

    LA

    Grimshaw

    La

    35

    1834

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Trenton

    Ouachita

    Female

    57

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Mary

    35

    1834

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Trenton

    Ouachita

    Female

    58

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Emma

    30

    1839

    Louisiana

    Mulatto

    Trenton

    Ouachita

    Female

    59

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Manuel

    23

    1846

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Trenton

    Ouachita

    Male

    60

    LA

    Grimshaw

    George

    6

    1863

    Louisiana

    Mulatto

    Trenton

    Ouachita

    Male

    62

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Joan

    53

    1816

    Ala

    Colored

    Ward 1

    Caddo

    Female

    63

    LA

    Grinshaw

    Chas

    30

    1839

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 1

    Catahoula

    Male

    64

    LA

    Grinshaw

    M A

    24

    1845

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 1

    Catahoula

    Female

    65

    LA

    Grimshaw

    James

    22

    1847

    Ala

    Colored

    Ward 1

    Caddo

    Male

    66

    LA

    Grimshaw

    John

    18

    1851

    Ala

    Colored

    Ward 1

    Caddo

    Male

    67

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Mary

    15

    1854

    Ala

    Colored

    Ward 1

    Caddo

    Female

    61

    LA

    Grinshaw

    W E

    0

    1870

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 1

    Catahoula

    Male

    68

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Watt

    67

    1802

    Kentucky

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Male

    69

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Arminda

    40

    1829

    South Carolina

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Female

    70

    LA

    Grimshaw

    George

    23

    1846

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Male

    71

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Emma

    16

    1853

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Female

    72

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Jefferson

    16

    1853

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Male

    73

    LA

    Grimshaw

    Abner M

    8

    1861

    Louisiana

    Colored

    Ward 2

    Caldwell

    Male

    74

    LA

    Grimshaw

    A B

    29

    1840

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 3

    Natchitoches

    Male

    75

    LA

    Grinshaw

    S Q

    29

    1840

    Georgia

    White

    Ward 3

    Jackson

    Female

    76

    LA

    Grinshaw

    M C

    10

    1859

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 3

    Jackson

    Female

    77

    LA

    Grinshaw

    R G

    4

    1865

    Louisiana

    White

    Ward 3

    Jackson

    Male

    November 3, 2005 speculation: A.G. Grimshaw is from the New Orleans line (James and Mary Grimshaw). La, Mary, Emma, and Manual of Trenton may be children of George and Jane Grimshaw, slaves of George and Rachel Grimshaw. George, age 6, may be named for his former slave grandfather, George.

    Joan, age 53 and living in Caddo Parish, is unknown but could be former slave George’s wife, Jane. James, John, and Mary, born in Alabama and living in Caddo Parish, are unknown.

    Charles Brace and Minerva Angeline (McMahon) Grimshaw are living in Catahoula Parish with a new baby, W.E. (Walter Eugene) Grimshaw (mis-named Grinshaw).

    Former slaves Watt and Arminda Grimshaw and their children (George, twins Emma and Jefferson, and Abner) are living in Caldwell Parish (Ward 2). A.B. and S.Q. Grimshaw must be Sally Sherrard Grimshaw and unknown A.B. Grimshaw, with Sally’s two children, M.C. and R.G. (by Charles Brace Grimshaw).

    1880 Census Records and Interpretations


    Watt and his much younger wife, Arminda, are living in Caldwell Parish.

     

    Census Place:

    2nd Ward, Caldwell, Louisiana

        

    LA-1

    Source:

    FHL Film 1254450 National Archives Film T9-0450 Page 22A

         
     

    Relation

    Sex

    Marr

    Race

    Age

    Birthplace

    Walt GRIMSHAW

    Self

    M

    M

    B

    84

    KY

    Occ:

    Laborer

    Fa: KY

    Mo: VA

       

    Arminda GRIMSHAW

    Wife

    F

    M

    B

    40

    SC

    Occ:

    Keeping House

    Fa: SC

    Mo: SC

       

    Titia BROWN

    GDau

    F

    S

    B

    17

    LA

    Occ:

    Laborer

    Fa: SC

    Mo: AR

       

    Rosa TURNER

    GDau

    F

    S

    B

    1

    LA

    Fa: LA

    Mo: AR

         

    Charles BUSH

    GSon

    M

    S

    B

    8

    LA

    George, oldest son of Watt and Arminda Grimshaw, and his wife Jane, are living in Caldwell Parish.

     

    Census Place:

    2nd And 7th Ward, Caldwell, Louisiana

        

    LA-4

    Source:

    FHL Film 1254450 National Archives Film T9-0450 Page 14B

         
     

    Relation

    Sex

    Marr

    Race

    Age

    Birthplace

    George GRIMSHAW

    Self

    M

    M

    B

    30

    LA

    Occ:

    Laborer

    Fa: LA

    Mo: LA

       

    Jane GRIMSHAW

    Wife

    F

    M

    B

    24

    LA

    Minerva (McMahon) Grimshaw, widow (second wife) of Charles Brace Grimshaw (died 1877), is living with their children Walter and Alice, ages 10 and 6, in Catahoula Parish.

     

    Census Place:

    District 6, 7th Ward, Catahoula, Louisiana

        

    LA-5

    Source:

    FHL Film 1254451 National Archives Film T9-0451 Page 150B

         
     

    Relation

    Sex

    Marr

    Race

    Age

    Birthplace

    Manervy GRIMSHAW

    Self

    F

    W

    W

    30

    LA

    Fa: SC

    Mo: LA

         

    Walter GRIMSHAW

    Son

    M

    S

    W

    10

    LA

    Occ:

    At School

    Fa: SC

    Mo: LA

       

    Alice GRIMSHAW

    Dau

    F

    S

    W

    6

    LA

    R.W. Grimshaw, son of Charles Brace and Sally (Sherrard) Grimshaw, is now living with his uncle, H.W. Sherrard, in Jackson Parish.

     

    Census Place:

     

    4th Ward, Jackson, Louisiana

        

    LA-7

    Source:

    FHL Film 1254454 National Archives Film T9-0454 Page 188D

         
     

    Relation

    Sex

    Marr

    Race

    Age

    Birthplace

    H. W. SHERRARD

    Self

    M

    M

    W

    51

    GA

    Occ:

    Farmer

    Fa: NC

    Mo: NC

       

    S. E. SHERRARD

    Wife

    F

    M

    W

    41

    LA

    Occ:

    Keeping House

    Fa: SC

    Mo: GA

       

    R. W. GRIMSHAW

    Nephew

    M

    S

    W

    14

    LA

    Occ:

    Works On Farm

    Fa: LA

    Mo: GA

       

    Delia KELLEY

    Other

    F

    W

    B

    35

    LA

    Occ:

    Domestic Servant

    Fa: MS

    Mo: MS

       

    Angeline KELLEY

    Other

    F

    S

    MU

    16

    LA

    Occ:

    Works On Farm

    Fa: LA

    Mo: —

       

    Josh KELLEY

    Other

    M

    S

    MU

    10

    LA

    Occ:

    Works On Farm

    Fa: LA

    Mo: —

       

    Victoria KELLEY

    Other

    F

    S

    MU

    7

    LA

    Fa: LA

    Mo: —

         

    Robert KELLEY

    Other

    M

    S

    MU

    5

    LA

    Fa: LA

    Mo: —

         

    Oscar KELLEY

    Other

    M

    S

    MU

    11M

    LA

    Fa: LA

    Mo: —

         

    Cebe WHITMORE

    Other

    M

    S

    B

    14

    LA

    Occ:

    Works On Farm

    Fa: VA

    Mo: VA

       

    Lonis PERRY

    Other

    M

    S

    B

    17

    LA


    Land Acquisition Records in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana

    Total of 1151.38 acres in Hinds County, Mississippi. Two early acquisitions in 1826 from 1831 to 1840. Also 1920 acres in Drew County, Arkansas in 1838. Son Gideon F Grimshaw got 79.83 acres in Caldwell County later, in 1859.

    http://grimshaworigin.org/grimshaw-immigrants-to-the-new-world/u-s-bureau-of-land-management/

     

    No Last First ST County Acres Issue
    Date 
    Land
    Office 
    1Grimshaw George AR Drew 19207/28/1838 Helena 
    7Grimshaw Gideon
    F 
    LA Caldwell 79.837/1/1859 Monroe 
    14Grimshaw George MI Hinds 42.289/25/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    15Grimshaw George MI Hinds 80.039/25/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    16Grimshaw George MI Hinds 40.019/25/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    17Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.569/25/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    18Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.5910/20/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    19Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.5610/20/1835 Mt.
    Salus 
    20Grimshaw George MI Hinds 80.032/20/1837 Mt.
    Salus 
    21Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.562/10/1840 Mt.
    Salus 
    22Grimshaw George MI Hinds 80.032/10/1840 Mt.
    Salus 
    23Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.592/10/1840 Mt.
    Salus 
    24Grimshaw George MI Hinds 81.627/20/1826 Jackson 
    25Grimshaw George MI Hinds 79.8711/1/1836 Jackson 
    26Grimshaw George MI Hinds 84.564/1/1831 Mt.
    Salus 
    27Grimshaw George MI Hinds 80.064/1/1831 Mt.
    Salus 
    28Grimshaw George MI Hinds 80.031/10/1832 Mt.
    Salus 

    Maps of counties where George was getting land:

    Map Source: http://county-map.digital-topo-maps.com/

    Caldwell Parish, LA (yellow, north central pat of state)

    Hinds County, MS (orange, west central part of state)

    Drew County, AR (blue, southeast corner of state)

    Materials from Visit to Louisiana State Library, November 3, 2005

    1Woods, H. Ted, 1983, Caldwell Parish in Slices: Biographies – Continuing a Brief History of  Caldwell Parish,  La.: Baton Rouge, LA, Claitor’s Publishing Division, 387 p.

     

    [Noted above.]

     

    2Murray, Nicholas R., date unknown, Computer Indexed Marriage Records – Caldwell Parish,  Louisiana, 1838-1900: Hammond,  LA, Hunting for Bears, Inc., unk pages

     

    p. 21: 1-19-1876 Grimshaw, George  Henderson, Jane

     

    3Head, John C., 1994, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Parish Marriage Records, 1838-1901: Shreveport, LA, J&W Enterprises, 64+11 p.

     

     

    Pagea

     

    Date

     

    Groom

     

    Bride

     

    Pageb

     

    6

     

    20 Dec 1855

     

    Gideon F. Grimshaw

     

    Mary L. Coker

     

    187

     

    9

     

    06 Oct 1859

     

    Joseph L. Blanks

     

    Mary L. Grimshaw

     

    149

     

    21

     

    07 Sep 1867

     

    Watt Grimsnaw

     

    Mrs. Arminda McCra

     

    095

     

    23

     

    05 Mar 1870

     

    George Grinshaw

     

    Emma Stewart

     

    174

     

    30

     

    12 Jan 1876

     

    George Grimshaw

     

    Jane Henderson

     

    044

     

    aIn Publication      bIn Record

     

    4Ingmire, Frances T., date unknown, 1840 Caldwell Parish Louisiana Census Index: Privately Published, 7 p.

     

    p. 3: 86 Grimshaw, Geo.

     

    Information from Murph Sewall, March 2005

    From e-mail in March 2005

     

    Lavinia W. Grimshaw (married John L. Bates) was my great-great grandmother. She and John had at least one child, my great-grandmother Frances Ann Bates born in Lockwood Parish, LA on 17 April 1855. Frances Ann was “the widow Parker” when she married my great grandfather in Marlin, Falls County, Texas on 31 Oct 1876 (when she was but 21). Frances Ann had three children before her death in Marlin on 15 May, 1895. I was in Marlin last week and photographed her tombstone in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, TX.

    This picture of Krouse Sewall, my grandfather Frank Bates Sewall, my great-aunt Sarah Elizabeth Sewall, and Frances Ann Bates Parker Sewall probably was taken about 1890, certainly before 10 March 1892 when my great-aunt Frances Ann Sewall was born. Their youngest daughter originally was named Fannie Lavinia for her grandmother, but changed to Frances Ann, probably in memory of her mother who died when she was barely three. Frank was born in 19 Jan 1881 and Sarah was born 24 Jan 1884.

     

    Bates Family Genealogy Forum:

    My great-great grandfather was John Bates who was born 9 Oct 1816 in Abbeville, South Carolina and died on 1 May 1879 in Marlin, Texas. He married Lavinia Grimshaw (1837-1892) whose parents were George Grimshaw and Rachel Graves. Their daughter, my great-great grandfather was Frances Ann Bates who first married a man named Parker before marrying my great-grandfather Krouse Sewall.

    Any information about the ancestors (or other descendants) of John Bates (1816-1879) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bates/messages/6228.html 

    Information from Murph Sewall, June 2006

    From e-mails in June 2006

     

    I sent you the photo of my great-grandmother, Frances Ann Bates Sewall, daughter of John L. Bates and Lavinia Grimshaw after I visited Marlin, Texas in March of 2005. However, I neglected to find the graves of my great-great-grandparents on that trip. I was in Texas again last week for a family reunion, and stopped by the Calvary Cemetery in Marlin and located the gravestones of John and Lavinia (see below). I also discovered that they had children buried with them. Lavinia had triplets on 4 October 1853 (see photo). Emma died on 11 March 1927, Ella died in 1856, and Ethel died on 7 Oct 1853. They also had a son, John Leonard Bates (perhaps junior) 30 March 1861-29 Jun 1910. All of John and Lavinia’s children were born in Louisiana.

    My great-grandmother, Frances Ann Bates (1855-1895, is buried about 50 feet away with her (2nd) husband Krouse Sewall. John and Lavinia may have had other children buried elsewhere with spouses. I infer that the indication “brother” on John Leonard’s grave that he did not marry and that the graves and stones for him and the triplets were arranged for by Emma. The next time I’m in Marlin (probably not until next June), I’ll go to the library and see if I can locate obituaries for John and Emma in the microfilms of the Marlin paper (I probably will be able to do so because Marlin is a small town and nearly every death is “news” not just an obit). I don’t have a wedding date for John and Lavinia, but it would have been sometime before February 1853.

    I’m not sure when they (John and Lavinia Bates) moved to Marlin. ALL of their children were born in Louisiana (the  youngest was their son, John Leonard, and his tombstone says “born in LA” 30 Mar 1861. I don’t think the younger two triplets are buried in Texas. I suspect that Emma had their names and dates inscribed on her tombstone, and it seems likely that Emma arranged to have her brother buried in Marlin. I have no information about where or how he lived out his life, but when I’m in Texas next year, I’ll see if I can’t find an obit for him and for Emma in the Marlin paper.

    Frances Ann Bates was “the widow Parker” when she married my great-grandfather on 31 Oct 1876. She was only 21 and a half at the time, so her first marriage probably was brief (and may have taken place in Louisiana). I have no information about her first husband, but would be pleased if someone turns up some

    Emma Bates (4 Oct 1853-11 Mar 1927). Picture apparently taken apparently about 1858.

    About a year ago, one of my cousins sent me a copy of an old picture with a note asking “who was Emma Bates?” At the time, neither of us knew, but now we do. I’ve attached a scan, and I’ll see if I can’t get my cousin to make a better quality scan from the original.

     

    References

    1Woods, H. Ted, 1983, Caldwell Parish in Slices: Biographies – Continuing a Brief History of Caldwell Parish, La.: Baton Rouge, LA, Claitor’s Publishing Division, 387 p.

    2Murray, Nicholas R., date unknown, Computer Indexed Marriage Records – Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, 1838-1900: Hammond, LA, Hunting for Bears, Inc., unk pages

    3Head, John C., 1994, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Parish Marriage Records, 1838-1901: Shreveport, LA, J&W Enterprises, 64+11 p.

    4Ingmire, Frances T., date unknown, 1840 Caldwell Parish Louisiana Census Index: Privately Published, 7 p.

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    Webpage posted June 2002; updated April 2003 with family member information provided by Robin Crum. Updated March 2005 with information and photos from Murph Sewell and with addition of census records. Updated November 2005 with materials from Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge. Updated June 2006 with additional grave photos from Murph Sewall.