William and Phoebe (Cain) Grimshaw Immigrants to Lawrence County, Ohio from Kentucky and The Isle of Man

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William C. Grimshaw was born in Great Britain (Isle of Man) and apparently married Phoebe Cain, who was born in Greenup, Kentucky, after immigrating to the U.S. William and Phoebe arrived in Lawrence Co., Ohio in about 1847. They apparently had five children – Jennie, William Henry, Ann G. Noble B., and John E. Grimshaw. William Henry, Nobel and John subsequently moved to Illinois. William and Phoebe are apparently buried in Woodland Cemetery, Upper Township, Lawrence Co.

Contents:


Webpage Credits

Descendant Chart of William and Phoebe Grimshaw

Information Provided by Cindy O’Brian

Photos of Walter Grimshaw, Sr, and Family

Information from the LDS FamilySearch Website

Obituaries of Phoebe Grimshaw and Some of Her Descendants

Information on William and Phoebe Grimshaw from Laura

Where Are Ironton and Lawrence County, Ohio?

Candidate Family of Origin for William Grimshaw in The Isle of Man

Grave Photos of Phoebe Grimshaw and Her Descendants

Additional Grave Photos by Laura Van Alyne

References

Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Cindy (Grimshaw) O’Brian for providing most of the information on this webpage. Thanks also go to Judi Gilker for providing contributions as well. Laura Van Alyne provided additional information and valuable gravestone photos.

Descendant Chart of William and Phoebe Grimshaw

Information provided by Cindy O’Brian, Judi Gilker and the Latter Day Saints website on www.familysearch.com has resulted in the following partial descendant chart for William and Phoebe Grimshaw. Thanks go to Cindy for providing review and update of this chart.

 

William C. Grimshaw (ch. 27 Jul 1806, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England – ca 8 Sep 1870) & Phoebe Cain (ca. 1814, Greenup, Kentucky – ca 15 Aug 1901). Married 22 February 1840 in Greenup, Kentucky .

 

|—–Mary Jane (“Jennie”) Grimshaw (ca 1840, Kentucky) & Ebenezer M Sanders Married 04 Sep 1861, Lawrence Co, Ohio

 

|—–William Henry Grimshaw (ca 1843, Kentucky – 26 Jan 1911) & Parnel Jane Sanders. Married 25 Aug 1864, Lawrence Co, Ohio

 

|—–|—–Henry Otto Grimshaw (ca 1868, Ohio – ?)

 

|—–|—–Edward E Grimshaw (15 Jul 1869, Ohio – ?)

 

|—–|—–Anna Grimshaw? (1870, Ohio – ?)

 

|—–|—–Ola Maud Grimshaw (13 Sep 1871, Ohio – ca 9 Feb 1899)

 

|—–William Henry Grimshaw (ca 1843, Kentucky – 26 Jan 1911) & Cornelia Stewart (1847, 23 Mar 1905) Married 1883

 

|—–John E Grimshaw (ca. 1848, Ohio – 11 Dec 1910) & Mary Castrope or Castrop (ca. 1851, Germany – 31 Jan 1907)

 

|—–|—–Jennie Grimshaw (ca  18 Jul 1873, Ohio – 1963) & Samuel Brewster (1869 – 1918) Married 17 Dec 1902

 

|—–|—–William Grimshaw (27 Aug 1875, Ironton, Ohio – ca 14 Aug 1888)

 

|—–|—–Oliver Grimshaw (ca 1878, Ohio – 23 Mar 1914)

 

|—–|—–John Grimshaw (ca Dec 1879, Ohio– 27 May 1919)

 

|—–|—–Walter L Grimshaw (21 Feb 1882, Ohio – 27 Dec 74) & Mary Spiry (ca 21 May 1885 – Aug 30, 1962) Married 13 June 1903

 

|—–|—–|—–Walter Lawrence Grimshaw, Jr (28 May 1904, Ohio– 27 Aug 1968) & Gladys Wick Johnson (1902 PA 24 Feb 1953)

 

|—–|—–|—–|—– Lawrence Grimshaw

 

|—–|—–|—–|—–Harry Grimshaw ( 21 Jan 1936, Ohio 01 Apr 2004) & Shirley A Woods (28 Dec 1937, Ohio)

 

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Vicki Teresa Grimshaw (14 May, 1955 Ohio)  & Guy DeVito (Dec 1954)

 

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Robert J Grimshaw (17 May 1956 Ohio)

 

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Cindy Grimshaw (28 May 1959, Ohio)

 

|—–|—–Thomas Grimshaw (21 June 1884 Ohio– 27 Jan 1885)

 

|—–|—–Grover Grimshaw (21 June 1884 Ohio– 13 Juy 1885)

 

|—–|—–Chester Grimshaw (12 Nov 1888 Ohio– 20 Sep 1933)

 

|—–|—–Ruth Grimshaw (07 Jun 1892 Ohio – ?)

 

|—–Ann G Grimshaw (ca 1850)

 

|—–Noble B Grimshaw (ca 1853, Ohio – ?) & Mary Jennie Higgins (ca 1854, Missouri – ?). Married 28 Nov 1877, Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois.

 

|—–|—–Harry Grimshaw (ca 1878, Ohio – ?)

 

|—–|—–Frank Grimshaw (ca 1879, Ohio – ?)

 

|—–Noble B Grimshaw (ca 1853, Ohio – ?) &  Carrie Wernett

 

|—–|—–Willie Grimshaw (28 Mar 1892, Ohio– ?)

 

|—–|—–Howard Grimshaw (26 Feb 1893, Ohio– 12 May 1894)

 

|—–|—–Emerson Grimshaw (21 Jun 1895, Ohio– ?)

 

Phoebe Cain was born in Greenup, Kentucky, which is just across the Ohio River (and a short ways downstream) from Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, where the family apparently settled.

William and Phoebe’s son, William Henry Grimshaw, apparently went by his middle name in census records. He and his older sister, Mary Jane (“Jennie”), appear to have married siblings of the Sanders family. William’s probable daughter by a second marriage, Anna, was born in 1870 and may have been a twin of Edward. She was recorded living next door with grandparents William and Phoebe (and uncle Noble) in the 1870 census. Twins were sometimes separated for economic reasons during that period.

Information Provided by Cindy O’Brian

As noted, a great deal of useful information on William and Phoebe Grimshaw has been provided by Cindy O’Brian. This information, which was provided in a series of e-mails, is summarized below. Most of the informaiton is from the “Lawrence Register” website at the following address:

http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/ 

 

LAWRENCE CO. MARRIAGE RECORDS

VOLUME 10, “G”, July 1869 – Jan 1874

 

 

Groom’s Surname

 

Groom’s Given Name

 

Bride’s Surname

 

Bride’s Given Name

 

Page

 

 

Grimshaw

 

John E.

 

Castrofe

 

Mary

 

390

 

 

Grimshaw

 

Wm. H.

 

Parnel J.

 

Sanders

 

8

 

209

 

 

1860 Census Index for Lawrence County, Ohio:

 

Grimshaw, William

 

Upper Twp

 

Page 176

 

 


1870 Lawrence CountyOhio Census, Ironton Part One:

 

 

Name

 

 

A

 

S

 

R

 

Occupation

 

SB

 

Property

 

329

 

328

 

Grimshaw

 

Henry

 

30

 

M

 

W

 

Stove moulder

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

Cornelia

 

26

 

F

 

W

 

Keeps house

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

Otto

 

4

 

M

 

W

 

Home

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

Edward

 

2

 

M

 

W

 

Home

 

O

 

 

330

 

329

 

Grimshaw

 

Wm.

 

64

 

M

 

W

 

Stove moulder

 

England

 

500

 

 

 

 

Phoebe

 

54

 

F

 

W

 

Keeps house

 

Ky

 

 

 

 

 

Noble

 

18

 

M

 

W

 

S. moulder

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

Anna

 

1/12

 

F

 

W

 

Home

 

O

 

 

1870 Lawrence County Ohio Census , Hamilton Township:

 

Name

 

A

 

S

 

R

 

Occupation

 

SB

 

Property

 

 

Grimshaw

 

John

 

22

 

M

 

W

 

Molder

 

O

 

 

Cemetery information….

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Chester

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Cornelia

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Della Pheba

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Earl

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Grover

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Horace

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Infant

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

John E.

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

John E.

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Mary

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Ola Maud

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Oliver

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cem. – Sec. 5

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Parmel Jane

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Phoebe

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Thos.

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

W. H.

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Wittie

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

GRIMSHAW

 

Wm.

 

Upper

 

Woodland Cemetery

 

Author’s note: There is also a “Grimshaw Scott” buried in this cemetery.

Lawrence County, Ohio Civil War Veterans (Name, Unit)

GRIMSHAW, William    18th OH Inf.

 

Photos of Walter Grimshaw, Sr, and Family

Cindy O’Brian provided the following excellent photos of Walter Lawrence Grimshaw, grandson of William and Phoebe, and his descendants (and spouse, Mary Spiry).

Walter Grimshaw Sr (right) and Walter Grimshaw Jr

Walter Grimshaw Jr as a boy (two photos)


Walter Grimshaw Jr (left), his mother, Mary (Spiry) Grimshaw, and a friend, Bobby Pierce

Four Generations of Grimshaws

Cindy O’Brian also provided the following excellent photo of Walter Lawrence Grimshaw and three generations of descendants.

Lower right: Walter L. Grimshaw, Sr.

Lower left: Walter L. Grimshaw, Jr.

Upper left: Harry Grimshaw

Upper right: Larry Grimshaw

Center: Robert J. Grimshaw (Cindy Grimshaw’s brother)

Information from the LDS FamilySearch Website

Considerable information was found on the web-searchable FamilySearch website, which is at the following address:

http://www.familysearch.org

This information, summarized below, includes Phoebe and all three of her sons.

1880 Census Record of Henry Grimshaw and His Mother, Phoebe Grimshaw

Henry Grimshaw and his mother, both widowed, were living at the same address in Peoria, IL, with three of William’s children (Henry O., Eddie E., and Maud), as shown in the following records:

 

Henry GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Year

 

<1843> 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthplace

 

KY 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

37 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupation

 

Moulder 

 

 

 

 

 

Marital Status

 

W <Widowed> 

 

 

 

 

 

Race

 

W <White> 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of Household

 

Henry GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

Relation

 

Self 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

ENG 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

KY 

 

 

 

Source Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Census Place

 

Peoria, Peoria, Illinois 

 

 

 

 

 

Family History Library Film

 

1254241

 

 

 

 

 

NA Film Number

 

T9-0241

 

 

 

 

 

Page Number

 

297C

 

Phebe GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Year

 

<1812> 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthplace

 

KY 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

68 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupation

 

Keeping House 

 

 

 

 

 

Marital Status

 

W <Widowed> 

 

 

 

 

 

Race

 

W <White> 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of Household

 

Henry GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

Relation

 

Mother 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

PA 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

VA 

 

 

 

Source Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Census Place

 

Peoria, Peoria, Illinois 

 

 

 

 

 

Family History Library Film

 

1254241

 

 

 

 

 

NA Film Number

 

T9-0241

 

 

 

 

 

Page Number

 

297C

 

Household Summary

 

 Name 

 

Relation

 

Marital Status

 

Gender

 

Race

 

Age

 

Birth-Place 

Occupation

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

 Henry GRIMSHAW 

 

 Self 

 

 W 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 37 

 

 KY 

 

 Moulder 

 

 ENG 

 

 KY 

 

 Henry O. GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 12 

 

 OH 

 

 At School 

 

 KY 

 

 OH 

 

 Eddie E. GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 10 

 

 OH 

 

 At School 

 

 KY 

 

 OH 

 

 Maud GRIMSHAW 

 

 Dau 

 

 S 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 8 

 

 OH 

 

 At School 

 

 KY 

 

 OH 

 

 Phebe GRIMSHAW 

 

 Mother 

 

 W 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 68 

 

 KY 

 

 Keeping House 

 

 PA 

 

 VA 

 

Image of entry from Ancestry.com (left half on top and right half on bottom)

1880 Census Record of John and Mary (Castrofe or Catsup) Grimshaw

John and Mary were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois with their children Jennie, William, Oliver and John in the 1880 Census.

 

John GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Year

 

<1848> 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthplace

 

OH 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

32 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupation

 

Moulder 

 

 

 

 

 

Marital Status

 

M <Married> 

 

 

 

 

 

Race

 

W <White> 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of Household

 

John GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

Relation

 

Self 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

ISLE OF MAN 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

KY 

 

 

 

Source Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Census Place

 

Quincy, Adams, Illinois 

 

 

 

 

 

Family History Library Film

 

1254175

 

 

 

 

 

NA Film Number

 

T9-0175

 

 

 

 

 

Page Number

 

462B

 

Household Summary

 Name 

 

Relation

 

Marital Status

 

Gender

 

Race

 

Age

 

Birth-Place

 

Occupation

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

 John GRIMSHAW 

 

 Self 

 

 M 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 32 

 

 OH 

 

 Moulder 

 

 ISLE OF MAN 

 

 KY 

 

 Mary GRIMSHAW 

 

 Wife 

 

 M 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 29 

 

 OH 

 

  

 

 GER 

 

 GER 

 

 Jennie GRIMSHAW 

 

 Dau 

 

 S 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 6 

 

 OH 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 OH 

 

 William GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 4 

 

 OH 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 OH 

 

 Olive GRIMSHAW 

 

 Dau 

 

 S 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 2 

 

 IL 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 OH 

 

 John GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 6M 

 

 IL 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 OH 

 

Note that Olive, indicated as a daughter is actually Oliver, a son (see image below).

Census Images from Ancestry.com (ignore upper two entries). Left half on top and right half on bottom.

1880 Census Record of Noble Grimshaw

Noble Grimshaw was living in Peoria, IL with his wife, Jennie, and two children, Harry and Frank, at the time of the 1880 Census.

 

Noble GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

Other Information:

 

 

 

Birth Year

 

<1853> 

 

 

 

Birthplace

 

OH 

 

 

 

Age

 

27 

 

 

 

Occupation

 

Moulder 

 

 

 

Marital Status

 

M <Married> 

 

 

 

Race

 

W <White> 

 

 

 

Head of Household

 

Noble GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

Relation

 

Self 

 

 

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

ISLE OF MAN 

 

 

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

PA 

 

Source Information:

 

 

 

Census Place

 

Peoria, Peoria, Illinois 

 

 

 

Family History Library Film

 

1254240

 

 

 

NA Film Number

 

T9-0240

 

 

 

Page Number

 

124B

 

Household Summary

 Name 

 

Relation

 

Marital Status

 

Gender

 

Race

 

Age

 

Birthplace

 

Occupation

 

Father’s Birthplace

 

Mother’s Birthplace

 

 Noble GRIMSHAW 

 

 Self 

 

 M 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 27 

 

 OH 

 

 Moulder 

 

 ISLE OF MAN 

 

 PA 

 

 Jennie GRIMSHAW 

 

 Wife 

 

 M 

 

 Female 

 

 W 

 

 26 

 

 MO 

 

 Keeping House 

 

 WV 

 

 OH 

 

 Harry GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 2 

 

 IL 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 MO 

 

 Frank GRIMSHAW 

 

 Son 

 

 S 

 

 Male 

 

 W 

 

 1 

 

 IL 

 

  

 

 OH 

 

 MO 

 

The census image is unfortunately not legible.

Marriage Record of William H. Grimshaw and Parnel Sanders

The marriage record for William and Parnel Sanders is shown below:

 

IGI Individual Record

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

WM. H. GRIMSHAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Birth: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Christening: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Death: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Burial: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriages:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spouse: 

 

PARNEL SANDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage: 

 

25 AUG 1864  

 


Lawrence,  Ohio

 

 

 

 

Messages:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

 

Source Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Batch No.: 

 

Dates: 

 

Source Call No.: 

 

Type: 

 

Printout Call No.: 

 

Type: 

 


 

M514522 

 

1853 – 1866 

 

0317717 V. 6-8 

 

Film 

 

NONE 

 

 

 

Obituaries of Phoebe Grimshaw and Some of Her Descendants

Phoebe’s Obituary was published in the Ironton Register on August 14, 1901 and is available on the “Lawrence Register” website. It is shown below along with the records of William C. Grimshaw’s death in 1870, and the death of William Henry’s wife, probably Cornelia, in 1905.

GRIMSHAW, MRS. PHOEBE—– I.R. AUG. 15, 1901
Mrs. Phoebe Grimshaw, who was perhaps the oldest resident of Ironton, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Saunders, of North Fifth Street. She was past 92 years. The dec’d was born in Greenup county, Ky., early in the last century and early in the forties married William C. Grimshaw, who died in 1872. They came to Empire Furnace, this State, in 1847, later they moved to Hanging Rock and then to Ironton. Except for 3 years spent with son in Illinois, Mrs. G. Was a continuous resident of Ironton for half a century. Four children survive: Mrs. E. M. Saunders, ex-Marshal, W. H. Grimshaw, and John E. Grimshaw, all of Ironton and N. B. Grimshaw of Augusta, Ky. Burial at Woodland.
GRIMSHAW, MRS. W. H.—– I.R. MAR. 30, 1905
GRIMSHAW, WILLIAM C.—— I.R. SEP. 08, 1870

Judi Gilker has found several additional obituaries, which are shown below:

 

Grimshaw Obituaries from Ironton County, Ohio
IRONTON REGISTER SEPTEMBER 8,1870Grimshaw, William C.DIED GRIMSHAW–On the 3d inst.in this city, Willam C. Grimshaw aged 64 years and 2 days.

IRONTON REGISTER
MARCH 30,1905

GRIMSHAW Mrs. W. H. Grimshaw died about 4:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, at her home on North Fourth street, after three days illness. Death was due to the rupture of a blood vessel. The news of her death came as a shock to her many friends, as but few of them knew of her being ill.

Mrs. Grimshaw’s maiden name was Stewart, and she was married to W. H. Grimshaw in March of 1883. She was a consistent member of Spencer M. E. church.

She is survived by a husband and three sisters, two of whom reside in this city, and the other at Beaver Falls, Pa.

MORNING IRONTONIAN
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1914
HAMNER ROOM
BRIGGS LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

DEATH

SOUNDS CLEAR CALL FOR WELL KNOWN MOULDER

Oliver C. Grimshaw, aged 36, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Grimshaw, died last night at the Keller hospital, shortly after nine o’clock, following a very brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Grimshaw was employed as a moulder at the Foster Stove Foundry and was one of the best known men of the city. He had been employed at the foundry about fifteen years and was a splendid and efficient workman. His every acquaintance was a friend and the surprise and genuine sorrow occasioned by his unexpected demise was widespread and genuine.

Two weeks ago Mr. Grimshaw was taken ill with la grippe and was indisposed for several days but later returned to work. However he suffered a relapse and was taken to the Keller hospital last Thursday suffering with a severe attack of pneumonia. Everything possible was done to ward off the inevitable but in vain.

The deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sam Brewster, Miss Ruth Grimshaw, Chester, of Pecos, Texas, John of this city and Walter, a railroader of Columbus. No funeral arrangements have been as yet been made but will be announced later.

 

Information on William and Phoebe Grimshaw from Laura Van Alyne

An e-mail was received from Laura in December 2005 with considerable additional information on William and Phoebe Grimshaw and their family line. It is shown below.

 

Tom,

I got this information from a researcher, Bill Tucker (I am giving you what he gave me verbatim).

Grimshaw Research

Marriage Bonds Greenup County KY

22 March 1840 William Grimshaw and Phoeba Cain

Note:
the marriage bond was required before the actual marriage took place. The actual marriage bond may be located in the county courthouse. This information was extracted from a typed copy that was microfilmed and available at the Boyd County Library, Ashland, Kentucky. I could not locate the actual marriage record in Boyd County.

For your information: the following families are listed in the 1840 Census for Greenup County, Kentucky.

Cain, Hiram

Cain, John

Polly

Zekiel

1840 Census Greenup Co, KY

Grimshow, William

0 0 0 0 2 (Males ages 20-29)

0 0 0 0 1 (Females ages 15-19)

1850 Census Greenup Co, KY

#206/#219

Greenshaw, William 44 B. ENG

Phebe 35        KY

Mary I. 10       KY (Laura’s note: I believe that this is Mary Jane)

William H.    8        KY

John E 2       OH

Ann 2/12    OH

NOTE:
William C. Grimshaw’s naturalization appears in Journal 8 page 280 and indicates the following: NATIVE OF ISLE OF MAN (this is England). He filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen in Scioto County, OH. He was naturalized in Lawrence Co Ohio on June 13 1854

1860 Census Lawrence Co Ohio Upper TWP pg 176

#211

William Grimshaw    54 M.    B. Isle of Man

Phebe 45         KY

Jennie 19         KY (Laura’s note: I believe this is Mary Jane)

William H 18         KY

John E 12        OH

Noble B 8         OH

The Death Certificate for John E Grimshaw indicates that he was born March 4 1847 in Ohio. Father: Wm G Grimshaw Born Isle of Man Mother: Phoeba Cain born Kentucky. John E Grimshaw died December 11 1910 and buried Woodland cemetery on December 14 1910.

The Death Certificate for Wm Henry Grimshaw indicated that he was born August 1, 1842 in Kentucky. Father: John Grimshaw. Born Isle of Man (this information provided by an Oliver Grimshaw. This is an apparent mistake. Mother P.K. (Phoeba Cain??) Born U.S. Burial in Woodland. Widowed.

William C Grimshaw died on September 2, 1870 at the age of 64 years and 2 days. The death record says he was born in Europe. There appear a very small notation of his death in the Ironton register on 8 September 1870.

NOTE:
Phoebe’s obituary indicates that she had lived with a son in Illinois. This might be the reason that you cannot find her in the 1880 Census. There are some family members buried in Woodland that indicate that they were born in Illinois.

Phoebe Grimshaw died on August 8, 1901. Her obituary appeared in the Ironton Register on Thursday August 15, 1901. In part the obituary states she was born in Greenup County KY. Early in the 40’s married to William C Grimshaw who died in 1872 (should be 1870). Came to Lawrence Co in 1847 residing later at Hanging Rock and then to Ironton. Identifies four children. Burial at Woodland cemetery.

Grimshaw Burials Woodland Cemetery

Burial #

 Name

Date
of Burial

Age

Grave

Owner

111

Della Pheba

5-4-1874

5ms 17days

Lot 102 Sec 4

W.H. Grimshaw (father)

143

Parmel Jane

11-9-1874

29-6-23

Lot 102 Sec 4

W.H. Grimshaw (husband)

802

Thos (Thomas)

6-28-1885

1yr6days (death records says age is 4-0-6)

Lot 102 Sec 2

W.H. Grimshaw (uncle)

810

 Grover

7-4-1885

1yr 22 days

Lot 102 Sec 4

W.H. Grimshaw (uncle)

1128

WM (William)

8-5-1888

12yrs 1ms 18days

Lot 102 Sec 4

-same-

1246

Earl

8-29-1889

3yrs 2ms 1day

Lot 102 Sec 4

-same-

1476

Inf dau of John

6-23-1891

Lot 102 Sec 4

-same-

1640

Wittie

2-8-1892

8ms 9dys

Single Grave 270 1/2 Sec 3

1847

Horace

5-13-1894

2ms 21dys

Single Grave 288 Sec 3

Noble Grimshaw

2490

Ola Maude

2-7-1899

26yrs 4ms 23dys

Lot 102 Sec 4

WM (father)

2851

Phoebe

8-10-1910

92yrs 4ms 5dys

N1/2 5 Sec 8

Mary J. anders

3517

Cornelia

3-23-1905

57yrs 10ms 7dys (death record says born in Portsmouth OH age 58-0-0. Married)

Lot 102 sec4

W.H. (husband)

4323

Mary

1-31-1907

55yrs 10ms -dys (death records says age 56-10-16 Married)

Lot 102 Sec4

W.H. (brother in law)

5048

John E

12-3-1910

63yrs 9ms 7dys (death records says age 63-0-0 widower. Born OH. Died Dec 11, 1910)

Lot 102 Sec 4

NOTE: this monument is sinking in the ground

5075

W.H. (Henry William)

1-28-1911

68yrs 5ms 25dys (death record says died Jan 26, 1911)

Lot 102 Sec4

5776

Oliver C.

3-25-1914

36yrs 4ms 16dys (death record says born in Illinois. Single)

W 1/2 63 Sec 5

7112

John E

5-29-1919

39yrs 5ms 16dys (death record says single age 39-0-22)

Lot 27 Sec6

Cassa Fiel written order from owner

7885

Chester

9-22-1922

33yrs (death record says single died 20 Sept 1922)

Lot 27 Sec6

I have copies of some obits and 2 death records.  I will get them scanned and sent to you soon!

Laura

Where Are Ironton and Lawrence County, Ohio?

Maps from www.mapquest.com show the location of Ironton near the three-way border of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. The upper map shows the location (red star) in relation to the state capitals of Columbus, Frankfort, and Charleston. The lower map shows the location of Greenup, Kentucky just across the river from Ironton on the Ohio side. It also shows the county boundaries of Lawrence County.

Candidate Family of Origin for William C. Grimshaw in The Isle of Man

It appears that William was the youngest child of Thomas and Catherine (Cowley) Grimshaw, who raised a large family on The Isle of Man. William would have been born about the time (1806) indicated for the christening in the descendant chart below, from the LDS Family Search website:

Thomas Grimshaw (ca. 1761, Ballaugh,  Isle of Man, England) & Catherine Cowley Married 4 Feb 1786.

 

|—–Margaret Grimshaw (ch. 13 Jan 1787, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England-?)

 

|—–Catherine Grimshaw (ch.8 Feb 1788, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

|—–John Grimshaw (ch.28 May 1791, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England18 Jun 1797)

 

|—–Mary Grimshaw (ch. 14 Jul 1793, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

|—–Thomas Grimshaw (ch. 17 Jan 1796, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

|—–Anne Grimshaw (ch. 13 May 1798, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

|—–John Grimshaw (ch. 22 Jan 1801, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England-?)

 

|—–Phillip Grimshaw (ch. 2 Oct 1803, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

|—–William Grimshaw (ch. 27 Jul 1806, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, England -?)

 

Cindy O’Brian has found an 1850 U.S. Census record of William’s older brother, John, age 49, living in Bushwick, Kings Co, New York with his wife, Jane (age 51) and two children, John and a sibling (Samantha or Catharine), ages 19 and 16, respectively. This census record is shown on a companion webpage as follows:

 

New York, John and Jane Grimshaw

John and Jane Grimshaw were born on The Isle of Man and were living in Kings County, New York. He was 48 and she was 51; their children, John and Samantha, were 19 and 16 years old. John was born on The Isle of Man, and Samantha was born in New York. John was a toll gatherer. William Hurst (?), a laborer, was living with this Grimshaw family. [Author’s note: It appears that the daughter’s name, shown as Samantha in the 1850 census index, is more likely to be Catharine.]

 

Later it was discovered that William and John Grimshaw’s brother, Philip, was also in New York:

Philip and Julia Grimshaw, ages 46 and 39, were living in New York City and had two teenagers with different surnames (Paddock and Morgan) also living in the household. Philip was born in England, Julia was a native of New York.

Grave Photos of Phoebe Grimshaw and Her Descendants

William and Phoebe Grimshaw are buried in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, OH, as indicated by records shown above. Cindy O’Brien has taken photos of Phoebe’s gravestone and several of her and William’s descendants that are buried in the same cemetery (shown below).

Phoebe (Cain) Grimshaw.

Mary Jane (“Jennie”) (Grimshaw) and Ebenezer Sanders. Jennie was the oldest child of William and Phoebe Grimshaw.

 William Henry Grimshaw, second child of William and Phoebe Grimshaw.

Parnal Jane (Sanders) Grimshaw, first wife of William Henry Grimshaw (second child of William and Phoebe Grimshaw).

Cornelia (Stewart) Grimshaw, second wife of William Henry Grimshaw (second child of William and Phoebe Grimshaw).

Ola Maude Grimshaw, granddaughter of William and Phoebe and daughter of William and Cornelia Grimshaw.

John E. and Mary (Castrophe) Grimshaw. John was the third child of William and Phoebe Grimshaw. Not visible in this photo is the entry “Mary Wife Of” on the front of her stone.

Samuel and Jennie (Grimshaw) Brewster. Jennie was a granddaughter of William and Phoebe Grimshaw.

John and Theresa Spiry, parents of Mary Spiry, who married Walter Grimshaw, grandson of William and Phoebe Grimshaw

Additional Grave Photos by Laura Van Alyne 

Laura Van Alyne has also taken photos in the Woodland Cemetery; they are shown below.

William Henry Grimshaw, son of William and Phoebe Grimshaw, and his wife, Parnal (Sanders) Grimshaw

John E and Chester Grimshaw, sons of John E and Mary (Castrope) Grimshaw

Home Page

Webpage posted May 2004 with information from Cindy O’Brian. Updated August 2004 with info from Judi Gilker. Updated November 2004 with additional obituaries from Judi Gilker. Updated December 2004 with grave photos from Cindy O’Brien. Updated December 2005 with photos and information from Laura.