Jonathan and Betsey (Willoby) Grimshaw

Born and Lived in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio

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Jonathan Grimshaw was apparently born in about 1773, apparently in Somerset, Pennsylvania. One record indicates, however, that he was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jonathan married Betsey Willoby in 1802 in Washington County, Pennsylvania or in Carroll County, Ohio. Betsey was born in 1782 in Washington County. Jonathan and Betsey subsequently lived in Beaver County (1820 Census, 1825 tax record, 1830 Census) Pennsylvania, in Carroll County and Columbiana County in eastern Ohio (1840 and 1850 Censuses). One report indicates that Jonathan died December 3, 1823 in Hillsboro, Washington County. However, he (at age 71) and Betsey are recorded living in Yellow Creek, Columbiana Township, Ohio in the 1850 U.S. Census. Betsey died in 1850.

Jonathan and Betsey had at least one child, Richard Grimshaw, who was born in 1819 (17 years after they were married?). Richard migrated to Scioto County, Ohio. There is one record that indicates that Richard may have had a brother, Benjamin, who was also in Scioto County. Richard and Nancy (Rickett) Grimshaw are the subject of a companion webpage. Two of Richard and Nancy’s children in turn migrated to Missouri from Ohio, as described on another companion webpage.

Jonathan Grimshaw is almost certainly somehow connected to the Grimshaw family line that emigrated from Yorkshire, England to northwestern Pennsylvania, near Erie, as described on another companion webpage. However, the exact nature of the connection has not yet been established.


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Webpage Credits

Thanks go to William Nathan Lewis for making information available on this family line on the internet.

(There is a “Grimshaw” surname file at the Beaver County (PA) Genealogical Society location.)

Postings on Genealogy Websites

Emily Andrews and William Nathan Lewis

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Home: Surnames: Willoby Family Genealogy Forum betsy willoby grimshaw
Posted by: emily andrews (ID *****8886)
Date: November 10, 2004
looking for info /parents of betsy. she married jon grimshaw and had son richard in 1819 in washington co Pa. also may have been from beaver co Pa. No followups yet

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Name: William Nathan Lewis
Member Since: 2002-03-06
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by William Nathan Lewis 

Jonathan Grimshaw
Birth: 1773 in Penn
Death: 3 Dec 1823 in Hillsboro (Washington Co.) Penn
Sex: M
Father:
Mother:
Spouses & Children
Betsey (Wife) b. 1782 in Penn
Marriage: 1802 in Penn
Children:
Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn

Richard Grimshaw
Birth: 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Death: 1902 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio 1
Sex: M
Father: Jonathan Grimshaw b. 1773 in Penn
Mother: Betsey b. 1782 in Penn
Spouses & Children
Nancy Ann Rickets (Wife) b. Wft Est. 1817-1839
Marriage: WFT Est. 1840-1873
Nancy Ann Ricket (Wife) b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany
Marriage: 25 AUG 1842 in Carroll, Ohio
Children:
Nancy Anna Grimshaw b. 12 Jun 1858 in Lucasville, Scioto, OH
John Wesley Grimshaw b. 7 Sep 1843 in Carroll, Ohio
James Madison Grimshaw b. 13 Nov 1845 in Carroll, Ohio
Mathew Joseph Grimshaw b. 15 May 1847 in Carroll, Ohio
Ralph Grimshaw b. 1848 in Ohio
William Grimshaw b. 1849 in Ohio
Sara Elizabeth Grimshaw b. 19 Apr 1850 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Dorcas S. Grimshaw b. 19 Apr 1852 in Ohio
Mary Jane Grimshaw b. 27 Mar 1854 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Richard Benton Grimshaw b. 29 Aug 1860 in Scioto, Ohio
Jonathan A. Grimshaw b. 19 Dec 1862 in Scioto, Ohio
Emily Alice Grimshaw b. 30 Dec 1865

John Wesley Grimshaw
Birth: 7 Sep 1843 in Carroll , Ohio
Death: 10 Apr 1916 in Bevier (Macon Co.) Mo
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany
Spouses & Children
Esther Tripp (Wife)
Marriage:
1867 in Scioto , Ohio

James Madison Grimshaw
Birth: 13 Nov 1845 in Carroll , Ohio
Death: 7 Jun 1846 in Carroll , Ohio
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Mathew Joseph Grimshaw
Birth: 15 May 1847 in Carroll , Ohio
Death: 5 Aug 1918 in Macon , Mo.
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Ralph Grimshaw
Birth: 1848 in Ohio
Death: 1848 in Ohio
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

William Grimshaw
Birth: 1849 in Ohio
Death: 1849 in Ohio
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother:
Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Sara Elizabeth Grimshaw
Birth: 19 Apr 1850 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Death:
Sex: F
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Dorcas S. Grimshaw
Birth: 19 Apr 1852 in Ohio
Death: 9 Jan 1922 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Sex: F
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Mary Jane Grimshaw
Birth: 27 Mar 1854 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Death: 13 Feb 1855 in Lucasville (Sciota Co.) Ohio
Sex: F
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Richard Benton Grimshaw
Birth: 29 Aug 1860 in Scioto , Ohio
Death: 6 Mar 1923
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Jonathan A. Grimshaw
Birth: 19 Dec 1862 in Scioto , Ohio
Death: 31 Jul 1921 in Illinois
Sex: M
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

Emily Alice Grimshaw
Birth: 30 Dec 1865
Death:
Sex: F
Father: Richard Grimshaw b. 1823 in Beaver Co. Penn
Mother: Nancy Ann Ricket b. 18 Aug 1823 in Germany

http://genforum.genealogy.com/rickett/messages/75.html
nancy ann rickett grimshaw
Posted by: emily andrews (ID *****8886)
Date: November 10, 2004 at 17:53:57
looking for info/parents of nancy . she was b. 1824 in pigeon creek area wahington co pa. married 23-8-1854 in carroll co ohio to richard grimshaw. children:
sarah john mathew

Followups:
Re: nancy ann rickett grimshaw Shawn Rickett 1/13/06
Gasper Rickett Barry Wood 3/13/06
Re: nancy ann rickett grimshaw emily andrews 1/15/06

Re: nancy ann rickett grimshaw
Posted by: Shawn Rickett (ID *****5466)
Date: January 13, 2006 at 17:40:03
In Reply to: nancy ann rickett grimshaw by emily andrews
Nancy Ann Rickett’s parents were John Richard Rickett and Sarah Clark. John Richard was born in 1783 in Washington Co., Pa. He died in September 1832 in Carroll Co., Oh. He married Sarah Clark in 1803 in Washington Co., Pa. She was born in 1783 in West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., Pa. They had 14 children. John Richard’s parents were Casper or Gasper Rickett and Dorothea Charity Friend. Casper (Gasper) was born in 1750 in Germany . He died December 28, 1828 in Bethlehem , Washington Co. , Pa. He married Dorothea in 1776. She was born in 1758 in Frederick Co., Md. She died in 1830 in Washington Co., Pa. They had 11 children.

1770 Birth Record in AGBI

War of 1812 Record

Inducted and discharged as a corporal. Between 1812 and 1815.

1821 Witness on Seaman’s Certificate for Samuel Martin

1825 Tax List Record from Beaver County Genealogical Society Website

Greene Twp. Tax Lists, 1825

 

Glendy, Thomas, 54 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows
Gremshaw, Jonathan, 1 cow
Gilbons, Agnes, 60 acres

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Epabecgs/docs/1825_Greene.htm 

1820 U.S. Census Record

John Grimshaw of Green Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

John Grimshaw was between 26 and 45 years old. He was living with a female also between 26 and 45 (presumably his wife) and two females (presumably daughters) less than seven years old. This family is believed to be Jonathan and Betsey (Willoby) Grimshaw, who are described on a companion webpage.

1830 U.S. Census Record

Jonathan Grimshaw of Green Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Jonathan and his wife were both age 50 to 60 and were living with one son at age 5 to 10. Also in the home were five daughters, one 20 to 30, one 10 to 15, and three between 5 and 10.

1840 U.S. Census Record

Jonathan Grimshaw, Carroll County, Ohio

Jonathan and his wife, both between 60 and 70, were living with two other individuals – a male between 15 and 20 and a woman between 20 and 30 years old.

1850 U.S. Census Record

Jonathan Grimshaw, Yellow Creek, Columbiana County, Ohio

Jonathan and his wife, age 71 and 64, respectively, were living with John and Letheny Woobler. Both Jonathan and John were laborers.

Was Jonathan Grimshaw Related to the Erie County Line of Grimshaws?

The similarities of Jonathan and Betsey Grimshaw to the English family Jonathan and Elizabeth Grimshaw (who were not immigrants to North America themselves) is somewhat striking. However, the Jonathan Grimshaw who married Betsey was born in 1773, and the Jonathan who married Elizabeth was born in about 1790. The descendant chart for the English Jonathan Grimshaw is described on a companion webpage and is shown below.

 

Descendant chart for Jonathan and Elizabeth Grimshaw, showing (in bold italic font) their descendants who immigrated to the Erie area of Pennsylvania.

 

|– 1 Jonathan Grimshaw b: Aug 15, 1790 d: Apr 24, 1881 f: 1841 Clothier +

   
Elizabeth Pratt b: 1795 m: Sep 11, 1820 d: Jun 18, 1868

|–|– 2 Ann Grimshaw b: Jun 23, 1821

|–|– 2 David Grimshaw b: Feb 25, 1823 d: 1900 + Esther Rhodes b: 1823 m: in Calverley, England 

   
d: Oct 12, 1881 in Calverley, England

|–|–|– 3 [2] William Aaron Grimshaw  

   
b: 1847 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England d: Apr 15, 1926 in North East, Erie CO, PA + 

   
[1] Jane Grimshaw b: Abt. 1857 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England 

   
m: Abt. 1878 in Yorkshire, England d: Aug 3, 1926 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
Father: Benjamin Grimshaw Mother: Sara Ann Pullan

|–|–|– 3 Ada Grimshaw b: 1855 d: Dec 3, 1939 in England + George Blakesley

|–|–|– 3 Emily Grimshaw b: 1861

|–|–|– 3 Frank Grimshaw b: 1865 d: 1932 + Harriet Emily Morgan b: 1873 d: 1946

|–|– 2 Job Grimshaw b: Apr 24, 1824 in Yorkshire, England 

   
d: Mar 14, 1897 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England + 

   
Mary Ann Craven b: 1824 m: Abt. 1847 d: Oct 15, 1854 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England

|–|–|– 3 Henry Grimshaw b: 1849 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England d: Apr 2, 1913 in Eng

|–|–|– 3 Albert Grimshaw b: Abt. 1851 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England 

   
d: in New Brighton, PA o: Bookkeeper and musician

|–|–|– 3 Craven Grimshaw b: May 18, 1853 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England 

   
d: in North East, Erie CO, PA o: Weaver(spinner’s trade) while in England. 

   
Employed at W A Grimshaw Woolen Mill & Co till 1884, then grew vineyards. 

   
f:1873 Arrived in America – Passenger & Immigration lists 86-90 + 

   
Sarah Wells b: Abt. 1850 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
m: Jul 1, 1875 in North East, Erie CO, PA d: in North East, Erie CO, PA

|–|– *2nd Wife of Job Grimshaw: + Hannah b: 1832 in Engl m: Abt. 1887 in England d: Oct 22,1906

|–|–|– 3 Albert Grimshaw b: 1859 + Harriet Harris b: in New Brighton, PA

|–|–|– 3 Thomas Grimshaw b: 1863

|–|–|– 3 Edwin Grimshaw b: 1865

|–|–|– 3 Isabella Grimshaw Grimshaw b: 1867

|–|–|– 3 Amelia Grimshaw b: 1871

|–|– 2 Fanny Grimshaw b: 1828 + Peter Simon?

|–|– 2 Benjamin Grimshaw b: 1828 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England 

d: Apr 11, 1873 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
o: 1859 Arrived in Harbor Creek Twp, and worked at Cass Woolen Mills. 

   
f: 1857 Arrived in America – Passenger & Immigration lists 86-90, arriving in 1853. + 

   
Sara Ann Pullan b: 1833 in Yorkshire, England
m: 1853 in Yorkshire, England 

   
d: 1889 in North East, Erie CO, PA

|–|–|– 3 [1] Jane Grimshaw b: Abt. 1857 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England 

   
d: Aug 3, 1926 in North East, Erie CO, PA + 

   
[2] William Aaron Grimshaw b: 1847 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England 

   
m: Abt. 1878 in Yorkshire, England d: Apr 15, 1926 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
Father: David Grimshaw Mother: Esther Rhodes

|–|–|– 3 Fred Grimshaw b: Jul 6, 1871 d: 1936 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
f: 1936 Interred at North East Cemetery + 

   
Nellie Grace b: May 24, 1873 in North East , Erie CO. PA 

   
d: Apr 12, 1927 in North East, Erie CO, PA 

   
Father: Michael Grace
Mother: Helen Lynch

|–|–|– 3 *2nd Wife of Fred Grimshaw: + Lucy Covell d: 1965

|–|– 2 Elizabeth Grimshaw b: 1831 + ? Swaine

|–|–|– 3 Fred Swaine

|–|–|– 3 Elizabeth Swaine + ? Breadsell

|–|– 2 Emma Grimshaw b: 1833 d: 1891 + James Bannister b: 1833 d: Nov 11, 1915

|–|–|– 3 Libbie Bannister b: 1864 d: 1876

|–|–|– 3 Mary D Bannister b: 1861 d: 1902

|–|–|– 3 Arthur Grimshaw Bannister b: 1871 d: 1939 + Catherine Allen b: 1874 d: 1955

|–|– 2 John W Grimshaw b: 1834 in Yorkshire, England

|–|– 2 May/Mary Grimshaw b: 1836 + Mr Thompson

|–|– 2 Jacob Grimshaw b: 1839

In any case, it seems highly likely that Richard is tied to the Erie, Pennsylvania family line, but the exact connection has not yet been determined. Thanks to Elaine Ruggiero for providing the above descendant chart.

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Skeletal webpage posted November 2006. Updated April 2013 with reorganization and addition of more information, including birth records, service in the War of 1812, and an additional U.S. Census record, for 1850.