William Grimshaw, Noted Historian

and Immigrant to Philadelphia from Ireland

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William was a descendant of the “Irish” Grimshaw line, which is described on a companion webpage. He was born in 1782, the eighth child of Nicholas and Mary (Wrigley) Grimshaw. In 1815 he and his family emigrated to Philadelphia, and he became a noted author of many history textbooks and other works. William and his first wife, Harriet, had 11 children, many of whom led their lives with distinction in their chosen areas of endeavor. After Harriet’s death, William married Maria DeLaCroix, and the couple had two more children, including Robert Grimshaw, a distinguished engineer. William died in Harrisburg, but his family subsequently had the grave moved to Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Webpage Credit


Photograph of William Grimshaw 
Descendant Chart

William’s Appearance on Whitaker’s Descendant Chart

Biographical Annotation in Appleton’s Cyclopaedia

Naturalization Record for William

Letter from William’s Daughter Charlotte to His Brother (Her Uncle), Robert

Books and Other Publications by William

William’s Reference Citations

William’s Biography As Recorded in His “Incidents Recalled”

William’s Illustrious Offspring

William Arthur Grimshaw, Successful Illinois Attorney

Jackson Grimshaw, Abe Lincoln Supporter

Harriet (Grimshaw) and Benjamin Sellon

Arthur Harper Grimshaw, Civil War Colonel

Robert E. Grimshaw, Distinguished Engineer

William Grimshaw’s Gravesite in Wilmington, Delaware

References

Additional
Descendant Information from Bill and Sylvia Grote


Webpage Credit

Most of the information on this webpage is from Hilary Tulloch. The photos of William and his oldest son, William Arthur Grimshaw (see companion webpage), are from Bill and Sylvia Grote. Thanks are extended to Hilary and to Bill and Sylvia for making this webpage possible.


Photograph of William Grimshaw

A photo of William is provided below.

 

Photo of William Grimshaw. (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sylvia Grote. Date unknown.)

 

 

 

Descendant Chart

William Grimshaw and Harriet Milligan were married in 1806 in Carnmoney, Ireland and had their first five children before emigrating. After coming to the U.S., they had seven more children, three of whom died in infancy. William married a second time late in life (at about age 65), to Maria De La Croix, and they had two additional children. The descendant chart of William and his two families is shown below.


Descendants (and Siblings and Some Ancestors) of William Grimshaw. Information is from records of Hilary Tulloch, who indicates that it has not yet been fully checked against primary documentary sources.

Nicholas Grimshaw (18 Apr 1714 – 19 Mar 1777) & Susannah Grace Briercliffe (1715 – 27 Oct 1777)

|—–Nicholas Grimshaw (10 Jul 1747 – 28 Feb 1805) & Mary Wrigley (Apr 1749 – 31 Oct 1801)

|—–|—–John Grimshaw (15 Feb 1770 – 19 Sep 1771)

|—–|—–James Grimshaw (9 Jul 1772 – 23 Mar 1866) & Alicia Robinson (1773 – 1 Mar 1811)

|—–|—–Isabella Grimshaw (13 Nov 1772 – 30 Nov 1774)

|—–|—–Thomas Grimshaw (3 Jun 1774 – 11 Nov 1855) & Elizabeth (Betsey) Blizard (1776 – 18 Dec 1823)

|—–|—–Susanna Grimshaw (25 Jan 1776 – 13 Apr 1801) & Robert Getty (9 Jun 1761 – 16 Aug 1829 )

|—–|—–Edmund Grimshaw (12 Jul 1777 – 20 Mar 1854) & Elizabeth (Betsey) Taylor ( – 18 Jun 1847)

|—–|—–Nicholas Grimshaw (28 Feb 1778 – 10 Oct 1803)

|—–|—–Mary Anne Grimshaw* (24 Feb 1781 – 13 Sep 1854) & Edward Bates

|—–|—–Mary Anne Grimshaw* (24 Feb 1781 – 13 Sep 1854) & William Murphy

|—–|—–William Grimshaw* (22 Nov 1782 – 8 Jan 1852) & Harriet Elizabeth Milligan (1788 – 16 Feb 1826)

|—–|—–|—–Charlotte Grimshaw (22 Apr 1807 – 4 Mar 1882)

|—–|—–|—–Harriett Grimshaw (18 Apr 1808 – Circa 1808)

|—–|—–|—–Isabella Grimshaw (22 Aug 1810 – May 1895)

|—–|—–|—–William Arthur Grimshaw* (1 Jun 1813 – 7 Jan 1895) & Maria Ann Sellon (25 Jun 1817 – 17 Jul 1854)

|—–|—–|—–|—–William Grimshaw (18 Mar 1842 – 18 Oct 1842)***

|—–|—–|—–|—–Lucy Grimshaw (5 Oct 1844 – 8 Sep 1866)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Harriett Elizabeth Grimshaw (24 Sep 1846 – 9 Aug 1850)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Charlotte Grimshaw (7 May 1848 – 31 Mar 1908 ) & Albert Searjeant Archer ((? – 27 Aug 1916)

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Lucy Harriett Archer (6 Oct 1873 – 17 Apr 1951)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Maria Ann Grimshaw (25 Dec 1849 – 1933) & Roland Maddison Worthington (1851 – 18 Nov 1912)

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–William Holland Worthington (4 Dec 1875 – 1953) & Clara Vanatta (19 Sep 1882 – ?)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Isabella Grimshaw (9 Nov 1851 – 1929)

|—–|—–|—–|—–James Grimshaw (15 Sep 1853 – 18 Aug 1854)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Unnamed Daughter Grimshaw (Before 17 Jul 1854 – Circa 1854)

|—–|—–|—–William Arthur Grimshaw* (1 Jun 1813 – 7 Jan 1895) & Margaret Grimshaw (1824 – 3 Mar 1862)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Mary Alicia Grimshaw (1 Jun 1857 – 21 Nov 1861)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Henrietta Grimshaw (26 Jun 1859 – 1945) & Charles Teil Etheridge (4 Jan 1849 – 1 Jan 1910)

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Edith Grimshaw Etheridge (26 Dec 1884 – 1944)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Susan Cameron Grimshaw (18 May 1861 – 1940) & G. Walter Boothby (1859 – 1935)

|—–|—–|—–|—–|—–Margaret Eastwood Boothby (19 May 1898 – Aug 1986) & Benjamin Sperry (15 Apr 1894 – Jun 1985)

|—–|—–|—–William Arthur Grimshaw* (as above) & Almarina Emaulette Webb Campbell (21 Nov 1842 – 27 Aug 1924)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Jane Glover Grimshaw (17 Oct 1877 – 1940) & John Ross Frampton (10 Jul 1879 – 1955)

|—–|—–|—–|—–William Arthur Grimshaw (8 Jul 1879 – 11 Apr 1934 & Madeline Susanna Berger (25 Oct 1883 – ?)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Almarina Emaulette Grimshaw (21 Dec 1881 – 9 Sep 1980) & Paul Heinz Franz Grote (19 Dec 1874 – 10 Aug 1829)

|—–|—–|—–Harriett Grimshaw (22 May 1814 – May 1884) & Benjamin Sellon (28 Jul 1818 – 30 Jul 1881)

|—–|—–|—–|—–John Sellon (ca 1849 – ?)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Harriett Sellon (ca 1841 – Jan 1897)

|—–|—–|—–|—–William Sellon (Ca 1843 – 1928)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Sydney Sellon (1855 -1876)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Charlotte Sellon (ca 1848 – 1905)

|—–|—–|—–James Grimshaw (24 Jul 1816 – Before 1858) & Elizabeth

|—–|—–|—–Eliza Ann Grimshaw (18 Jul 1818 – )

|—–|—–|—–Hamilton Grimshaw (26 Jul 1819 – 24 Jul 1820)

|—–|—–|—–Jackson Grimshaw* (22 Nov 1820 – 13 Dec 1875) & Maria Merrick Bush (2 Jan 1826 – 29 Apr 1854)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Ellen Eliza (Nelly) Grimshaw (29 Jul 1852 – 13 Sep 1862)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Arthur Hamilton Grimshaw (19 Feb 1854 – 11 Oct 1854)

|—–|—–|—–Jackson Grimshaw* (22 Nov 1820 – 1875) & Cornelia Bowne Curran (12 May 1833 – Apr 1903)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Elizabeth Curran Grimshaw (12 Sep 1860 – 1924) )

|—–|—–|—–|—–William Jackson Grimshaw (27 Aug 1862 – 20 Jul 1863 )

|—–|—–|—–Sydney Grimshaw (20 Jul 1822 – Feb 1823)

|—–|—–|—–Hamilton Grimshaw (20 Jul 1822 – Feb 1823)

|—–|—–|—–Arthur Harper Grimshaw (16 Jan 1824 – 17 May 1891) & Elizabeth Bailey ( – Circa 1884)

|—–|—–William Grimshaw* (22 Nov 1782 – 8 Jan 1852) & Maria Caroline De La Croix (22 Aug 1808 – 13 Mar 1881)

|—–|—–|—–Robert Grimshaw (25 Jan 1850 – After 1940) & Margaret Morton Dillon (1 Aug 1847 – 10 Feb 1877)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Charlotte Grimshaw (3 Mar 1873 – ) & Malcolm MacLear (5 Feb 1872 – May 1912)

|—–|—–|—–|—–Mary Morton Grimshaw (25 Sep 1874 – ) & Cornelius B. Hite

|—–|—–|—–|—–Edith Dillon Grimshaw (1 Feb 1877 – ) & Adolf Stelling (12 Mar 1864 – )

|—–|—–|—–Robert Grimshaw (1850 – After 1940) & Marta Sharstein

|—–|—–|—–Mary Wrigley Grimshaw (9 Apr 1852 – ) & Benjamin Gaskell Simmons (6 Dec 1844 – 26 Jan 1909)

|—–|—–Joseph Grimshaw (7 Jul 1784 – 8 Jan 1812)

|—–|—–John Wrigley Grimshaw (8 Feb 1786 – 17 Aug 1786)

|—–|—–Henry Fielding Grimshaw (2 Mar 1787 – )

|—–|—–Robert Grimshaw (7 Feb 1788 – 9 Dec 1867) & Arabella Duffin (1789 – 29 Oct 1827)

|—–|—–Conway Blizzard Grimshaw (6 Feb 1789 – 18 Dec 1869) & Mary Osborne (1797 – 2 Jun 1865)

|—–|—–Howard Grimshaw (19 Mar 1790 – 8 Nov 1821)

|—–|—–Jackson Grimshaw (14 Apr 1791 – 21 Nov 1791)

|—–|—–Richard Grimshaw (2 Nov 1793 – 16 Nov 1793)

|—–|—–Christopher Briercliffe Grimshaw (27 Jul 1792 – Jan 1866) & Alice Passon (Circa 1798 -16 Oct 1858)

|—–|—–Sarah Grimshaw (27 Sep 1795 – 13 Oct 1795)

|—–Thomas Grimshaw

|—–John Grimshaw


***See entry below

 


 

William’s Appearance on Whitaker’s Descendant Chart

William is indicated on Whitaker’s1 descendant chart for the “Irish” line of Grimshaws as shown ibelow (see companion webpage on the “Irish” line). This chart shows William as having descendants in Canada rather than the U.S.

Portion of Whitaker’s Descendant Chart for “Irish” Line of Grimshaws, showing William Grimshaw and his Parents and Grandparents (Circled). Some of his siblings are also shown.


 

Biographical Annotation in Appleton’s Cyclopaedia

Apparently because of his success as an author, William Grimshaw was included in Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography2, published in 1888. The following citation was provided:

 

GRIMSHAW, William, author, b. in Greencastle, Ireland, in 1782; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1852. He emigrated to the United States in 1815, and lived many years in Philadelphia. Among his works were an “Etymological Dictionary” (Philadelphia, 1821); “Gentleman’s Lexicon,” and “Ladies Lexicon” (1829), “Merchants’ Law Book,” “Form Book,” “American Chesterfield,” “Life of Napoleon,” and school histories in England, France, Greece, the United States, Rome, South America, and Mexico, with questions and keys. He also published revised editions of Goldsmith’s histories of Rome and Greece, of Ramsay’s “Life of Washington,” and of Baine’s “History of the Wars Growing Out of the French Revolution.”

 


 

Naturalization Record for William Grimshaw

A record of William’s application for naturalization was published in Filby’sPhiladelphia Naturalization Records (PNR) as indicated on another page on this website (entry no. 21.) The following information is given in the Index:

 

Grimshaw, William

 

GrBI

 

CP

 

6-03-1820

 

William appeared before the Court of Common Pleas (CP) in Philadelphia on June 3, 1820. His Country of Former Allegiance was “Great Britain and Ireland (GrBI).”

The PNR is an “index to … aliens from nearly 100 countries who applied for U.S. citizenship through the Philadelphia courts system from 1789 to 1880. The … index is a completely reset edition of …. an eleven-volume index compiled about 1940 by the Work Projects Administration under the sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission. The original WPA volume is generally considered to be one of the most important documents in the American naturalization and immigration archive…” (Filby3, p. xii.) The naturalization process was described in Filby(p. ix-x):

 

A Brief Discussion of Citizenship Applications in the United States

 

The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is a lengthy one, and the information required at the various stages makes citizenship and naturalization records important documents to the genealogical researcher. First, the applicant needed to make a declaration of intention to become a citizen. Although the data required varied from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the declaration form usually contained the applicant’s name, age, place and possibly date of birth, allegiance, and date of declaration. Before 1866, declarations also included the date and place of arrival in the United States and place of embarkation. After 1866, the form usually gave a physical description (complexion, height, weight, color of eyes, identifying marks), current place of residence, last foreign address, name of ship, and port and date of entry.

Having filed the declaration, the applicant usually had a minimum two-year wait before naturalization; however, the laws pertaining to naturalization changed from time to time. From 1790 to 1795, the requirement for free, white aliens was residence of one year in a state and two in the United States. In 1795, the requirement was changed to a residency of five years in the United States. From 1798 to 1802, the requirement was fourteen-year residency in the United States and the declaration of intention had to be filed five years prior to naturalization. In 1802 the laws were again changed to one year’s residence in a state and five in the United States, with the declaration filed three years prior to naturalization. Except for a few minor changes, the five-year residency requirement remains to this day.

 

 

It is not known if William’s 1820 appearance was for filing his declaration of intention to become a citizen or for completing the naturalization process.



 Letter from William’s Daughter Charlotte to His Brother (Her Uncle), Robert


Hilary Tulloch’s records on William Grimshaw include a letter4 from his oldest daughter, Charlotte, to her uncle Robert, who was apparently living in Ireland. It is included below because it contains relevant and interesting family history information for William’s family. (The paragraphs have been introduced by the webpage author to improve readability. Thanks are again expressed to Hilary for making the letter available.)

 

Wilmington July 8 1858

My Dear Uncle

Could you see me now you would not recognize the little child to whom you bade farewell. Years have brought some joy more sorrow, our dear Mother left us a helpless band of orphans but our beloved Father cared for us all, we were never rich, but we always had enough for a respectable appearance. First, my eldest Brother William went to the then far West: he prospered and was happy: years passed, trade suffered and, to relieve my dear Father, I came here to teach. Jackson joined William in the West, where he is rising to eminence in his profession. James, you know, has gone where sorrow comes not.

Of our dear Father you always heard, for dearly did he prize your letters, they were a cordial to his spirit amidst many trials. God took away this best of Parents, my heart’s idol as with a stroke, three short weeks and we were left alone on earth. Days only add to the sorrow, I know he is happy but we have lost love and care which earth never can replace. I sometimes feel as if I could not live without his love and wisdom to guide and cheer. You have always seemed so like a friend even unknown that I wished to see you and love you for my dear Father’s sake. Oh! how he mourned when one of the loved ones was taken. I often begged him to visit you but the oft promised visit was delayed, you will meet where parting is unknown.

Could you not write to me tell me of all my dear Parent’s relatives of yourself. Mrs. Smith often speaks of you. Dr Smith’s death under very afflicting circumstances crushed her once buoyant spirit; she has since lost two brothers, the last by an explosion of a very sad character. She has been a firm friend to us. My Sister Harriet is married and has five children; she lives near William Arthur and his wife. Isabel, Eliza, and myself live together. My dear Mother’s only sister is dead, her husband married again and they all live in Middletown Connecticut.

You know my Father married about four years before his death. I believe although his wife was not highly educated or refined she was affectionate and kind, and since my dear Father’s death I have visited her and been always received with affection. She had two children of her own. Robert, your namesake was 16 months old when our dear Father died: Mary was born about two months after, and never claimed a Father’s love. I named Mary for your Mother, of whom our dear Father always spoke with devoted love. Robert has lived with me since he was two years old, the last words my dear Father spoke were to commend him to my care and receive my promise that I would care for him, as my youngest Brother: he possesses bright talents and warm affection and, if rightly managed and educated, will be a credit to your name; he is now eight years old. I often speak to him of you and endeavour to make him worthy of you and of his Father.

Many times I have thought of writing to you and giving you these accounts. Little Mary resides with her Mother in Camden, New Jersey: with the money my dear Father left her, she purchased a small frame house, and supports herself and another daughter, a very good girl, besides Mary, with the profits of plain sewing, which are very small; both children attend the Public school. Mary is very pretty and resembles my Father and brother Jackson; she is very delicate, …

(plus 9 intervening sentences of a somewhat personal nature, which can be viewed at the Public Record Office Northern Ireland, PRONI, Reference No. T1116/52)

I wish you would visit our country, you would admire the grand and beautiful scenery, the difference of manners would please you, but alas! our dear Father could not welcome you, his voice is silent in the grave. Tell me of all our dear relatives. I cannot remember my island home but my heart is with her, I am but little of an American. I would welcome the sight of my native land. May that God who rules all nations watch over and guard you, is the prayer of

Your most affectionate niece Charlotte Grimshaw.

Written across is ‘… Ansd 8th Aug’

 


 

Books and Other Publications by William Grimshaw

As noted above, William was apparently a noteworthy and highly successful author of many books, mostly on history (Rome, England, France, South America, the U.S.), but also on the English language and other topics as well. A partial list of his publications is provided below, followed by a bibliography. He published many editions of several of his works, starting shortly after his arrival in the U.S. in 1815 and continuing to the time of his death in 1851. Some works were also published posthumously.

General Works

 

Incidents recalled

The merchants’ law book : being a treatise on the law of account render, attachment, bailment, bills of exchange and promissory notes, carriers, insurance against fire, letters of credit, partnership, principal and agent, stoppage in transitu, &c., illustrated by many thousand judicial decisions, and designed expressly for the use of merchants in the United States

 

English Language

 

An etymological dictionary and Expositor of the English language

The ladies’ lexicon and parlour companion : containing nearly every word in the English language

The handy dictionary. Containing nearly every word in the English language

 

History of Rome

 

Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c., revised and corrected by William Grimshaw

History of Rome

 

History of England

 

History of England from the first invasion by Julius Caesar to the Peace of Ghent : comprising every political event worthy of remembrance

History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Caesar, to the accession of George the Fourth in eighteen hundred and twenty

Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of England

 

History of France

 

The history of France, from the foundation of the monarchy, to the death of Louis XVI; interspersed with entertaining anecdotes, and biographies of eminent men

The life of Napoleon, with the history of France, from the death of Louis XVI to the year 1821

Key adapted to the questions for Grimshaw’s Life of Napoleon: Philadelphia

History of the Wars of the French Revolution … Embellished with portraits of the most distinguished characters of the age and illustrated by maps, etc., With notes and an original history [by the American editor, William Grimshaw] of the late war between the United States and Great Britain

History of the wars of the French revolution, from the break-out of the war, in 1792, to the restoration of a general peace, in 1815

 

History of South America

The history of South America, from the discovery of the new world by Columbus, to the conquest of Peru by Pizarro, etc

Key adapted to the questions for Grimshaw’s History of South America

 

 

American History

 

History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the peace of Ghent: comprising every important political event

History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the cession of Florida, in eighteen hundred and twenty-one: comprising, every important political event; with progressive view of the aborigines; population, religion, agriculture and commerce … and a copious alphabetical index

History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the period of the fifth census, in 1830

Questions adapted to the third and subsequent editions of Grimshaw’s History of the United States

An Exposition of the situation, character, and interests, of the American Republic, absolute and relative

The life of George Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, throughout the war which established their independence, and first President of the United States

 

William’s Reference Citations

A partial list of William’s books, as shown on the “on-line” card catalogs of the British Library and the U.S. Library of Congress, is given below. It is certain that the list is incomplete (see, for example, Appleton’s biography of William above), and it will be expanded in future updates to this webpage.

 

  • Grimshaw, William, 1817, History of the Wars of the French Revolution … Embellished with portraits of the most distinguished characters of the age and illustrated by maps, etc. London, Longman & Co., 2 vol.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1818, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?]: Dublin, John Cumming, 265p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1818, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?] Second Pittsburgh edition: Pittsburgh, R. Patterson & Lambdin, 245 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1818, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?] [Another edition.] Revised and corrected by William Grimshaw: Baltimore, S. & W. Meeteer, 266 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1818, Goldsmith’s Roman history / abridged by himself ; revised and corrected by William Grimshaw: Baltimore, Maryland, : Published and sold by S. and W. Meeteer; Murphy and Milless, 266 p. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 44177)
  • Grimshaw, William, 1819, History of England from the first invasion by Julius Caesar to the Peace of Ghent : comprising every political event worthy of remembrance: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Warner, 300 p. (Early American imprints : Second series ; no. 48122)
  • Grimshaw, William, 1820, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?] [Another edition.]: New-York: Henry Durell,. 316 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1820, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?] [Another edition.]: Canandaigua, J. D. Bemis & Co., 235 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1820, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Caesar, to the accession of George the Fourth in eighteen hundred and twenty
  • Grimshaw, William, 1820, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the peace of Ghent: comprising every important political event: Philadelphia, Benjamin Warner, no. 171, Lydia R. Bailey, printer, 306 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1821, An etymological dictionary: Philadelphia, Lydia R. Bailey, 328 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1822, An Exposition of the situation, character, and interests, of the American Republic, absolute and relative: Philadelphia, 31 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1822, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the cession of Florida, in eighteen hundred and twenty-one: comprising, every important political event; with progressive view of the aborigines; population, religion, agriculture and commerce … and a copious alphabetical index (3d ed.) Philadelphia, Printed for the author, by Lydia R. Bailey, 308 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1822, Questions adapted to the third and subsequent editions of Grimshaw’s History of the United States [anon.]: Philadelphia, For the author, 88 pp.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1823, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cæsar, to the accession of George the Fourth in eighteen hundred and twenty, 3d ed.: Philadelphia, Printed for the author,. 292 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1823, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of England: Philadelphia, Printed for the author, 84 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1824, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the cession of Florida, in eighteen hundred and twenty-one: comprising, every important political event; with progressive view of the aborigenes; population, religion, agriculture and commerce … and a copius alphabetical index. (Rev. ed.), Philadelphia, Stereotyped for the author by J. Howe, 308 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1824, History of the Wars of the French Revolution … Embellished with portraits of the most distinguished characters of the age and illustrated by maps, etc., With notes and an original history [by the American editor, William Grimshaw] of the late war between the United States and Great Britain, 2nd edition.: Philadelphia, Henry Light, 4 vol.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1824, Key adapted to the questions for Grimshaw’s History of English: Philadelphia, Printed for the author, 71 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1824, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of the United States, Rev.: Philadelphia, For the author, 84 pp.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1825, Dr Goldsmith’s Roman history, abridged by himself, for the use of schools. A new edition, carefully corrected; with exercises at the end of each chapter. By the author of The abridged history of Ireland, for the use of schools, &c. [i.e. Robert Simpson?] A new edition, corrected: London, C. & J. Rivington, etc., 300 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1826, An etymological dictionary and Expositor of the English language … Second edition, carefully revised and enlarged: Philadelphia, 12o.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1826, Etymological dictionary and expositor of the English language: containing the radicals and definitions of words derived from the Greek, Latin, and French, languages: Philadelphia, J. Grigg, 244 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1826, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Caesar, to the accession of George the fourth, in eighteen hundred and twenty. With an interrogative index, for the use of school
  • Grimshaw, William, 1826, History of Rome: Philadelphia, J. Grigg, 235 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1826, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the cession of Florida, in eighteen hundred and twenty-one: comprising, every important political event; with a progressive view of the aborigines; population, religion, agriculture, and commerce: Philadelphia, J. Grigg, 308 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1829, The history of France, from the foundation of the monarchy, to the death of Louis XVI; interspersed with entertaining anecdotes, and biographies of eminent men: Philadelphia, Towar & Hogan, 302 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1829, The life of Napoleon, with the history of France, from the death of Louis XVI to the year 1821: Philadelphia, Towar & Hogan, 285 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1829, Key adapted to the questions for Grimshaw’s Life of Napoleon: Philadelphia, Towar & Hogan, 48 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1829, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s Life of Napoleon: Philadelphia, Tower & Hogan, 59 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1830, Goldsmith’s Roman history, for the use of schools. Improved ed.: Philadelphia, J. Grigg, 235 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1830, The history of South America, from the discovery of the new world by Columbus, to the conquest of Peru by Pizarro, etc.: New York: Collins & Hannay; Collins & Co.,. 252 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1831, Key adapted to the questions for Grimshaw’s History of South America: New York, Collins & Hannay, and Collins & Co. 48 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1831, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of South America: New York, Collins & Hannay [etc.], 48 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1831, The merchants’ law book : being a treatise on the law of account render, attachment, bailment, bills of exchange and promissory notes, carriers, insurance against fire, letters of credit, partnership, principal and agent, stoppage in transitu, &c., illustrated by many thousand judicial decisions, and designed expressly for the use of merchants in the United States: Philadelphia : U. Hunt, 346 p. (19th-century legal treatises ; no. 16387-16390)
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cesar, to the accession of William the Fourth, in eighteen hundred and thirty… Accompanied by a book of questions and a key, for the use of schools: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Grigg and Elliott, 326 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cæsar, to the accession of William the Fourth, in eighteen hundred and thirty: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliot, 318 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the period of the fifth census, in 1830: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliott, 326 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, The life of George Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, throughout the war which established their independence, and first President of the United States: Baltimore, J. Jewett, and Cushing & Sons, 252 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, Key, adapted to the Questions for Ramsay’s Life of Washington: Baltimore, J. Jewett, and Cushing & Sons, 40 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1832, Questions adapted to Ramsay’s Life of Washington: Baltimore, J. Hewett and Cushing & Sons, 41 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1835, History of the wars of the French revolution: Philadelphia, M’Carty & Davis, 2 v.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1835, The ladies’ lexicon and parlour companion : containing nearly every word in the English language: Philadelphia : John Grigg, 407 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1839, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the period of the fifth census, in 1830: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliott, 326 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1840, The life of Napoleon : with the history of France, from the death of Louis XVI to the year 1821: Philadelphia : Grigg & Elliot, 285 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1841, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the period of the fifth census, in 1830. Comprising every important political event: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliot, 326 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1846, History of the United States from their first settlement … to the period of the fifth census, in 1830. … Accompanied by a book of questionsand a key: Philadelphia,. 12o.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1847, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cæsar, to the accession of Victoria: Philadelphia, Grigg, Elliot & Co., 330 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1847, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the period of the sixth census, in 1840:Philadelphia, Grigg, Elliot & Co. 336 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1847, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of England, continued to the accession of Victoria, in 1837: Philadelphia, Grigg. Elliot & Co., 81 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1847, Questions adapted to Grimshaw’s History of the United States, continued to the period of the sixth census, in 1840: Philadelphia, Grigg, Eliott & Co., 91 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1848, An etymological dictionary of English language, 3d ed.: Philadelphia, Grigg, Elliot & Co. 280 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1848, Incidents recalled: Philadelphia, G. B. Zieber and Co. 84 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1849, History of France, from the foundation of the monarchy, to the death of Louis XVI
  • Grimshaw, William, 1849, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the peace with Mexico, in 1848. Comprising every important political event … Accompanied by a book of questions and a key: Philadelphia, Grigg, Elliott & Co., 371 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1851, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cæsar, to the year eighteen hundred and fifty: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 349 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1852, History of the Wars of the French Revolution … Embellished with portraits of the most distinguished characters of the age and illustrated by maps, etc., With notes and an original history [by the American editor, William Grimshaw] of the late war between the United States and Great Britain: New York, Brother & Co., 2 vol.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1853, History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to the peace with Mexico, in 1848: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 424 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1863, The ladies’ lexicon, and parlour companion : containing nearly every word in the English language, and exhibiting the plurals of nouns and the participles of verbs : being also particularly adapted to the use of academies and schools: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott & Co., 407 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1875, The handy dictionary. Containing nearly every word in the English language: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co. 407 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, 1945, History of England, from the first invasion by Julius Cæsar, to the accession of Victoria: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliot, 330 p.
  • Grimshaw, William, between 1829 and 1839, The history of France from the foundation of the monarchy to the death of Louis XVI : interspersed with entertaining anecdotes and biographies of eminent men: Philadelphia?, by the author, 302 p. (First published in 1828 or 1829, cf. Shoemaker 33442, 38851)
  • Grimshaw, William, History of the wars of the French revolution, from the break-out of the war, in 1792, to the restoration of a general peace, in 1815: Philadelphia: M’Carty & Davis, 4 v.

 

 

William’s Biography As Recorded in His “Incidents Recalled”

Click here to view “Incidents Recalled”.

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William’s Illustrious Offspring

Several of William’s children were apparently well educated and quite successful. Interesting records exist for three of his children, William Arthur, Arthur Harper, and Robert E. Grimshaw. Most of these individuals are described more fully in companion webpages.

William Arthur Grimshaw, Successful Illinois Attorney

William Arthur Grimshaw was the oldest son of William and his first wife, Harriet Elizabeth Milligan. William Arthur was born in Philadelphia and was educated as a lawyer. He migrated to the frontier of the American West, to Illinois. William was apparently a successful lawyer in Illinois and served in the state legislature and as President of the State Board of Charities, according to information from Hilary Tulloch.

Harriet (Grimshaw) and Benjamin Sellon

In August 2003, Colleen (Cokey) Sellon provided the following information on William and Elizabeth Grimshaw’s fifth child, Harriet (Grimshaw) Sellon:

 

Hi,

Yes I will share what I have, which is not very much, that is why I contacted you.

Parents William Grimshaw and Harriet Elizabeth Milligan.

William A. Grimshaw married Maria Ann Sellon b. 26 June 1817 East St. Ted Lion Square Lomdon, England,  Died in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois. They married 4 Nov 1840 in Pittsfield, IL

 

 

Harriet Grimshaw b. 22 May 1816 Ireland.  Mar Benjamin Sellon 22 March 1848.  Bemjamin was b. 28 July 1818 London, England d. 18 July  1881 Pittsfield, IL. Father;  Rev. John Sellon. Mother Lucy (Ewers Selema) Knox.

Children:

1 – Mary Sellon b. abt 1849 mar 7 Aug 1861 Pike Co., IL  to Saul Van Deevent

2 -John Sellon b. 8 Feb 1849 Pittsfield, IL d. 2 May 1912. Kansas City, MO

 Mar. 19 Oct 1887 to Alice Carrie Kerm b. 18 Aug 1863  father:  Simon Kern  Mother: Sarah Lehner

Children:

a- William Kern Sellon  b. 6 Aug 1889 Kansas City, MO  d.  Oct 1962 California

b- Sarah May Sellon  b. 14 May 1891 Kansas City  d. ?   mar. Charles E. Downer

(I want to check this one further because I am also related to the Downer family!)

c- Elizabeth Sellon  b.  25 Jan 1893 Kansas City  mar James Donald McCallum

d- John Sellon  b. 27 July 1895   d. Oct 1968  Laguna Hills, CA. Mar 28 Jan 1919  to Margaret King.


 

3- Henry C. Sellon  b. 5 Dec 1850 Pittsfeild  d. 30 Jan 1896

4-William Grimshaw Sellon  b. 3 Jan 1853 d. June 1928.

5-Mary Sidney Sellon  b. 24 Aug 1855  d. 5 May 1884

6-Charles Jackson Sellon  b. 13 Feb 1858 Pittsfield  d. 25 Feb 1905

7-Benjamin Sellon  b. Aug 1865

It doesn’t amount to very much, but I am still working on them.  I have a few more leads on the Sellons.

Luv, Coke

Arthur Harper Grimshaw, Civil War Colonel and Regimental Commander

Arthur Harper Grimshaw was William’s youngest son by his first wife. During the American Civil War, he apparently raised “his own” regiment for the Union side in Delaware and commanded it through the course of the war. Additional detail on Arthur and his Civil Warrecords is given on a companion webpage.

Robert E. Grimshaw, Noted American Mechanical Engineer

Robert E. Grimshaw, the youngest son of William, became a renowned mechanical engineer. William died before Robert was two years old, and he was apparently raised by his aunt, Charlotte (see Charlotte’s letter to her Uncle Robert above.) Robert’s biography was published in the Who’s Who in New Jerseyin 1939 as included in a companion webpage.

Jackson Grimshaw, Politician and Abe Lincoln Supporter

Jackson Grimshaw was born in Philadelphia in 1822, the son of William Grimshaw, noted historical author, and Harriet (Milligan) Grimshaw. After working for five years as an engineer for a railroad, he studied law and relocated to Pittsfield, Illinois, where he was a partner in a law firm with his older brother, William A. Grimshaw, for 14 years. He then moved to Quincy, Illinois, where he gained prominence as a capable lawyer and became politically active. He was among the influential group of politicians that initially persuaded Abraham Lincoln to run for the presidency. Although he won the post of Internal Revenue collector, he was disappointed in not receiving a judgeship in Kansas from Lincoln.

William Grimshaw’s Gravesite in Wilmington, Delaware

William Grimshaw, his first wife Harriett, and several other family members are buried at Old Swede’s Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware. The cemetery is associated with Holy Trinity (Old Swede’s) Church, which in now an Episcopalian church. William was originally buried in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but his grave was subsequently transported to this location  by members of the family. Photos of the Grimshaw monument are shown below.

William Grimshaw’s inscription (and his wife, Harriett, and daughter Eliza Ann, born 1818) is on the left side of the view of the monument below. The inscriptions of his daughters Charlotte (born 1807) and Isabella (born 1810) are on the right side. Around the monument from William’s inscription to the left is the inscription of his son James (born 1816) and his wife and infant daughter. There is no inscription on the face opposite the side of William’s inscription.

Closeup of William, Harriet Elizabeth, and Eliza A Grimshaw, their daughter.

Detail of inscription of James Grimshaw, his wife Elizabeth, and their infant daughter, Harriet.

Inscriptions of Charlotte and Isabella Grimshaw.

The information and photos presented above were obtained during a visit to the gravesite by the website author in August 2010. Additional information on Old Swede’s Cemetery, including history, is available on the website of the Old Swede’s Foundation at http://www.oldswedes.org.

References (Not Counting the Publications of William Listed Above)

1Whitaker, Thomas Dunham, 1872, An History of the Original Parish of Whalley, and Honor of Clitheroe (Revised and enlarged by John G. Nichols and Ponsonby A. Lyons): London, George Routledge and Sons, 4th Edition; v. I, 362 p.; v. II, 622 p. Earlier editions were published in 1800, 1806, and 1825.

2Wilson, James G., and John Fiske, eds., 1888, Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography: New York, D. Appleton & Co., v. II (Crane – Grimshaw), 768 p. (p. 768).

3Filby, P. William, ed., 1982, Philadelphia Naturalization Records – an Index to Records of Aliens’ Declarations of Intention and/or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1880, in United States Circuit Court, United States District Court, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., p.198

4Public Record Office, Northern Ireland (PRONI), Reference No. T1116/52

Home Page

Webpage posted October 2000. Updated with information from Colleen Sellon, August 2003. Updated October 2004 with descendant information from Bill and Sylvia Grote. Updated January 2011 with addition of photos of William Grimshaw’s grave in Old Swede’s cemetery in Wilmington, DE.

Additional Descendant Information from Bill and Sylvia Grote

The following descendant information from the Grotes was provided to Hilary Tuloch. Thanks go to Hilary for providing the information.

 

Descendants of William Grimshaw



Generation No. 1


1. WILLIAM2 GRIMSHAW (NICHOLAS1) was born 22 November 1782 in Greencastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (Source: (1) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William, son of Nicholas Grimshaw of Greencastle, b. Greencastle 22 Nov. 1782. Went to U.S.A. spring of 1815, arr. Charleston, S.C.; lived Baltimore, Phila., Harrisburg, Pa., again Phila.; d. Phila. 7 (?8) Jan. 1852., (2) William Grimshaw, Incidents Recalled: or Sketches From Memory, (G.B. Zieber and Co., Philadelphia, 1848), 10-11, My father’s first place of settlement was in the parish of Belfast, county of Antrim, about three miles north of that town, and five from the ancient, but poverty-stricken city, of Carrickfergus, on the site of an old linen bleach-green, or flax-mill, called Greencastle; where the writer of this memoir was born.), and died Abt. 07 January 1852 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William, son of Nicholas Grimshaw of Greencastle…d. Phila 7 (?8) Jan. 1852.). He married (1) HARRIET ELIZABETH MILLIGAN 01 January 1806 in Carnmoney Parish, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. James Milligan & Elizabeth McAlister of Charleston, S.C, b. Charleston 1788; m. Carmurney, Co. Antrim, Ire., 1 Jan. 1806, d. 16 Sep. 1826 Brookland, Phila. [should be Pa.] = William, son of Nicholas Grimshaw of Greencastle..), daughter of JAMES MILLIGAN and ELIZABETH MCALLISTER. She was born 1788 in Charleston, South Carolina (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Harriet Elizabeth, Daughter of Capt. James Milligan & Elizabeth McAlister of Charleston, S.C., b. Charleston 1788;.), and died 16 September 1826 in Brookland, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Harriet Elizabeth… d. 16 Sep. 1826 Brookland, Phila. [should be Pa., not Phila.]; buried St. Stephens Ch’y’d Harrisburg, Pa.). He married (2) MARIA CAROLINE DELACROIX 22 May 1847 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William, son of Nicholas Grimshaw of Greencastle, b. Greencastle 22 Nov. 1782 = Maria Caroline Dau. of Prof. Clement Joseph Delacroix & Mary Okie; b. 22 Aug., 1808; m. May 22 1847 (2nd time) Phila.; d 13 III 1881 Camden N.J.d. May 29 – 1873 see RM cards. [alternate date?].). She was born 22 August 1808 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Caroline Dau of Prof. Clement Joseph Delacroix & Mary Okie; b. 22 Aug.1808;.), and died 13 March 1881 in Camden, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Caroline… d. 13 III 1881 Camden N.J.; bur.Camden.).

More About WILLIAM GRIMSHAW:

Education: Bef. 1800, Attended Belfast Academy, also public school & “New Academy (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, …WILLIAM GRIMSHAW (son of … NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW) attended Belfast Academy; also attended public school in Donegall Street (Belfast), then at “New Academy” in Ann Street.)

Emigration: 02 April 1800, Set out for Dublin from Belfast in the Royal Mail Coach (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, At age 18, WILLIAM GRIMSHAW (son of … NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW) set out for Dublin from Belfast in the Royal Mail Coach.)

Immigration: 1815, Went to U.S.A. in spring of 1815 with other members of his family (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, Memorandum: William and Harriet Grimshaw accompanied by their four children, Charlotte, Isabella, William Arthur and Harriet and by Eliza Ann Harper maternal half-sister of Mrs. Grimshaw sailed from Belfast, Ireland on the 3rd day of February 1815 in the Russian Brig Post VonRigd, John Crosby, Master, and arrived at Charleston, S. C. on the 4th of April 1815..)

Occupation: Bet. 1819 – 1852, Lawyer and Historical Writer, Philadelphia and Brookland, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Lawyer and historical writer. His home in Philadelphia,Pa. was Oakfield, Georges Hill, Blockley Township, West Philadelphia.)

Residence: Bet. 1815 – 1852, Lived first in Baltimore and moved to Philadelphia in September, 1818, then to Brookland, Pa. in June of 1825 and back to Philadeplhia in March, 1828. (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, June [1815] settled in Howard Street, Baltimore.1818, September, removed to Washington Square, Philadelphia.1821, September, to 263 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.1825, June 10, left Philadelphia and arrived at Brookland.1828, March 7, returned… to Philadelphia and selttled with eight children in Spruce Street above 12th.)

More About H ARRIET ELIZABETH MILLIGAN:

Burial: 1895, Reinterred “Old Swedes” Church, Wilmington, Delaware. (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Harriet Elizabeth…d 16 Sep. 1826…; bur. St Stephen’s Chy’d, Harrisburg, Pa.; reinterred “Old Swedes” Ch., Wilmington, Del. 1895.)

Children of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and HARRIET MILLIGAN are:

 

i. CHARLOTTE3 GRIMSHAW, b. 22 April 1807, Dublin, Ireland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Charlotte b. Dublin 22 Apr. 1807.); d. 04 March 1882, Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Charlotte…d. 4 Mar. 1882 bur. Wil., Del.).

More About CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1882, Wilmington, Delaware

ii. HARRIET GRIMSHAW, b. 18 April 1808, Dublin, Ireland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Harriet b. Dublin 18 Apr. 1808.); d. Bef. 1814, Ireland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Harriet… d. in infancy.).

iii. ISABELLA GRIMSHAW, b. 22 August 1810, Belfast, Ireland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Isabella b. Belfast 22 Aug. 1810.); d. May 1895, Chicago, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Isabella d. Chicago May 1895 bur. Wil., Del. Old Swedes’ Churchyard.).

2. iv. WILLIAM ARTHUR GRIMSHAW, SR., b. 01 June 1813, Stackallen Parish, near Navan, County Meath, Ireland; d. 07 January 1895, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

3. v. HARRIET GRIMSHAW, b. 22 May 1814, Stackallen Parish, near Navan, County Meath, Ireland; d. May 1884, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.

vi. JAMES GRIMSHAW, b. 24 July 1816, Baltimore (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 6 James b. Baltimore 24 July 1816.); d. Wilmington, Delaware; m. ELIZABETH.

vii. ELIZA ANN GRIMSHAW, b. 18 July 1818, Baltimore, Maryland (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 7 Eliza Ann b. Baltimore 18 July 1818.); d. Wilmington, Delaware.

More About ELIZA ANN GRIMSHAW:

Burial: Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 7 Eliza Ann…bur. Wilmington.)

viii. HAMILTON GRIMSHAW, b. 26 July 1819, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 8 Hamilton b. Phila 26 Jul 1819.); d. 24 July 1820, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

More About HAMILTON GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1820, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4. ix. JACKSON GRIMSHAW, b. 22 November 1820, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; d. December 1875, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

x. SYDNEY GRIMSHAW, b. 20 July 1822, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 10 Sydney [twin of Hamilton] b. Phila. 20 July 1822.); d. February 1823, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 10 Sydney.. d. Feb. 1823.).

xi. HAMILTON GRIMSHAW, b. 20 July 1822, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 11 Hamilton [twin of Sydney] b. Phila. 20 July 1822.); d. February 1823, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 11 Hamilton… d. Feb. 1823.).

xii. ARTHUR HARPER GRIMSHAW, b. 16 January 1824, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 12 Arthur Harper b. Phila. 16 Jan 1824.); d. 17 May 1891, Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 12 Arthur Harper… d. Wil. Del. 17 May 1891.); m. ELIZABETH BAILEY; b. Wilmington, Delaware.

More About ARTHUR HARPER GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1891, Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 12 Arthur Harper…bur. cemetery Wil., Del.)

More About ELIZABETH BAILEY:

Burial: Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Elizabeth…bur. cemet. Wil. Del.)

 

 

Children of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and MARIA DELACROIX are:

 

5. xiii. ROBERT3 GRIMSHAW, b. 25 January 1850, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

xiv. MARY WRIGLEY GRIMSHAW, b. 09 April 1852, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 14 Mary Wrigley b. 9 Apr. 1852 Phila.); m. BENJAMIN GASKILL SIMMONS, 06 November 1891, Camden, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 14 Mary Wrigley… m. 6 Nov.. ’91 Camden, N.J.); b. 06 December 1844, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Benjamin Gaskill Simmons b. 6 Dec. ’44 Phila.); d. 26 June 1909, Roanoke, Virginia (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Benjamin Gaskill Simmons… d. 26 June ’09 Roanoke, Va. bur Roanoke.).

More About BENJAMIN GASKILL SIMMONS:

Burial: 1909, Roanoke, Virginia

 

Generation No. 2


2. WILLIAM ARTHUR3

GRIMSHAW, SR. (WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 01 June 1813 in Stackallen Parish, near Navan, County Meath, Ireland (Source: (1) State of Illinois, County of Pike, “Grimshaw. Almarina Emaulette Certificate of Birth,” Delayed Certificate, filed Sep.30, 1942, Date of birth: December 21, 1881 FATHER: Name: William Arthur Grimshaw Age at the time of this birth: 68 Birthplace: Stackallen., (2) William Grimshaw, Incidents Recalled: or Sketches From Memory, (G.B. Zieber and Co., Philadelphia, 1848), 77, Having resided ten years in the city of Dublin, in the summer of 1810, I removed with my family, to the county of Meath, to a property I had recently purchased, on the river Boyne, about four miles below Navan, and about eight above the site of the celebrated battle; and also within view of the ruins of Tara, so prominent in the ancient history of Ireland.), and died 07 January 1895 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 William Arthur…d. Pittsfield, Ill. 7 Jan.1895.). He married (1) MARIA ANNE SELLON 24 November 1840 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1) Pike County Marriages, (Pittsfield, Illinois), Vol I p. 59 #522, I Hereby Certify, That on the 24th day of November A.D. 1840, I joined in the holy state of Matrimony William A. Grimshaw and Maria Anne Sellon according to the usual custom, and the Laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal, this 24th day of November, 1840. John Sellwood, Minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Pittsfield., (2) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, I Maria Ann, Do. of …Sellon b. England 25 June 1817 m 24 Nov. 1840 = 4 William Arthur.). She was born 25 June 1817 in England (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Ann, Da. of … Sellon b. England 25 June 1817.), and died 17 July 1854 in Pittsfield, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Ann d. 17 Jul. 1854.). He married (2) MARGARET GRIMSHAW 10 June 1856 in Pittsfield, Illinois (Source: (1) Pike County Marriages, (Pittsfield, Illinois), Vol I p. 230, #1499, STATE OF ILLINOIS, Pike County} I HEREBY CERTIFY, That on the Tenth day of June A.D. 1856, I joined in the Holy State of Matrimony, Mr. William Arthur Grimshaw and Miss Margaret Grimshaw according to the usual custom, and Laws of the State of Illinois, Given under my hand and Seal, this First day of July A.D. 1856; Robert Ryall, Rector of St. Stephen’s Ch., (2) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 William Arthur = II Margaret Dau of John Usher Grimshaw of Pittsfield…m. 10 Jun 1856.), daughter of JOHN GRIMSHAW and CHARLOTTE. She was born 1824 in Ireland (Source: National Archives, 1850 Census Pike County, Illinois, (M432 R124), Pittsfield p. 132, Line 2, Margaret [Grimshaw] 26 F P.O.B. Ireland.), and died 03 March 1862 in Pittsfield, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Margaret dau of John Usher Grimshaw… d. 3 Mar. 1862.). He married (3) ALMARINA EMAULETTE WEBB CAMPBELL 20 December 1876 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1) Pike County, Illinois, “Marriage License of William A. Grimshaw and Almarina E.W. Campbell,” This is to certify, That on the twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy Six at Pittsfield in the County of Pike in the Diocese of Illinois I joined together in Holy Matrimony William A. Grimshaw and Almarina E. W. Campbell… F.M. Gregg, Rector of St. Pauls Ch., Springfield, Ill., (2) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 William Arthur = III Almarina Emaulette Webb, dau. of Dr. Campbell b. 21 Nov. [1842] m. 20 Dec
1876.), daughter of O
RIN CAMPBELL and ABBIE GLOVER. She was born 21 November 1842 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: The Pike County Republican, (Pittsfield, Illinois), September 3, 1924, p. 1, Almarine Emaulette Webb Campbell was born in Pittsfield, Illinois, on the 21st of November, 1842.), and died 27 August 1924 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: State of Illinois, County of Pike, Grimshaw. Almarina E. W. Certificate of Death, Date of Death: Aug 27, 1924 Place of Death: Pittsfield Cause of Death: Capular fracture of hip.).

More About WILLIAM ARTHUR GRIMSHAW, SR.:

Burial: 1895, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grimshaw, William A. 1818 [should be 1813] – 1895.)

Education: Bet. 1832 – 1833, Admitted to bar in Philadelphia at 19 yrs of age.

Immigration: 1815, His father, William, brought family to Charleston, SC in spring of 1815

Occupation: Bet. 1833 – 1895, Lawyer in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois. (Source: Andreas, Lyter & Co., Atlas Map of Pike County, Illinois, (Davenport, Iowa, 1872), p.11, NAME: Grimshaw, Wm. A. RESIDENCE: Pittsfield. BUSINESS: Lawyer. NATIVITY: Ireland. When Came to Co.: 1833.)

Property: 1842, Purchased property on West Perry St., Pittsfield, Illinois.

Residence: 28 December 1848, First house at 750 W. Perry in Pittsfield burned. (Source: “The Pike County Free Press, December 28, 1848,” Pittsfield and Griggsville, Illinois, p.2, On last Friday morning, the 22, inst., before day-break, the house of William A. Grimshaw, Esq., of this place, was destroyed by fire, together with his furniture, and the clothing of the family.)

More About MARIA ANNE SELLON:

Burial: 1854, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grote [should be Grimshaw], Maria A. 1817 -1854.)

Occupation: Bet. 1840 – 1854, keeping house, in own home.

More About MARGARET GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1862, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL P. 4, Grote [should be Grimshaw] Margaret 1824 – 1882 [should be 1862].)

More About A

LMARINA EMAULETTE WEBB CAMPBELL:

Burial: 1924, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p.4, Grimshaw, Almirrina [Almarina] E. (wife W.) 1842 – 1824.)

Occupation: Bet. 1876 – 1910, Keeping house, in own home.

Children of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and MARIA SELLON are:

 

i. WILLIAM4 GRIMSHAW, b. 18 March 1842, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1. William b. 18 March 1842.); d. 18 October 1842, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 William… d. 18 Oct. 1842.).

More About WILLIAM GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1842, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grimshaw, Wm. A. 1842 – 1842.)

ii. LUCY GRIMSHAW, b. 05 October 1844, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Lucy b. 5 Oct ’42 [should be ’44]., (2) Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, WILLIAM A. GRIMSHAW FAMILY 2. Lucy, born October 1844, died 1866.); d. 18 September 1866, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Lucy… d. 18 Sep. ’46 [should be 66]., (2) Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, 2. Lucy… died 1866.).

More About LUCY GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1866, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grote [should be Grimshaw], Lucy 1844 – 1866.)

iii. HARRIET ELIZABETH GRIMSHAW, b. 24 September 1846, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Harriet Elizabeth b. 24 Sep. ’46.); d. 09 August 1850, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Harriet Elizabeth…d. 9 Aug. ’50.).

More About HARRIET ELIZABETH GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1850, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grimshaw, Harriet F. [E.] 1846 – 1850.)

6. iv. CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW, b. 07 May 1848, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 31 March 1908, Springfield, Illinois.

7. v. MARIA ANN GRIMSHAW, b. 25 December 1849, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 1933.

vi. ISABELLA GRIMSHAW, b. 09 November 1851, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 6 Isabella b. 9 Nov. ’51.); d. 1929, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, 6. Isabella, born 1851, died 1929, unmarried.).

More About ISABELLA GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1929, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p.4, Grote [should be Grimshaw] Isabella 1851 – 1929.)

vii. JAMES GRIMSHAW, b. 15 September 1853, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 7 James b. 15 Sep. ’53.); d. 18 August 1854, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 7 James… d. 18 Aug ’54.).

More About JAMES GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1854, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grimshaw, James 1853 – 1854.)

viii. INFANT GIRL GRIMSHAW, b. Bef. 17 July 1854, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 8) Another daughter.); d. Abt. 1854, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

 

Children of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and MARGARET GRIMSHAW are:

 

ix. MARY ALICIA4 GRIMSHAW, b. 01 June 1857, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Mary Alicia b. 1 Jun. ’57.); d. 21 November 1861, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Mary Alicia… d. 21 Nov. 1861.).

More About MARY ALICIA GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1861, Grimshaw Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grimshaw, Mary A. 1857 – 1861.)

8. x. HENRIETTA GRIMSHAW, b. 26 July 1859, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 1945.

9. xi. SUSAN CAMERON GRIMSHAW, b. 18 May 1861, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 1940.

 

Children of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and ALMARINA CAMPBELL are:

 

10. xii. JANE GLOVER4 GRIMSHAW, b. 17 October 1877, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 1940.

11. xiii. WILLIAM ARTHUR GRIMSHAW, JR., b. 08 July 1879, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. Bef. 1980.

12. xiv. ALMARENA EMAULETTE GRIMSHAW, b. 21 December 1881, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; d. 09 September 1980, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

 

3. HARRIETGRIMSHAW (WILLIAM2NICHOLAS1) was born 22 May 1814 in Stackallen Parish, near Navan, County Meath, Ireland (Source: (1) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 5 Harriet b. 22 May 1814 Stackallen., (2) William Grimshaw, Incidents Recalled: or Sketches From Memory, (G.B. Zieber and Co., Philadelphia, 1848), 81, On the second Monday in September, 1814, I was preparing to visit another fair, held that day, in Navan…), and died May 1884 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Harriet … d. May 1884 Butler, Mo. bur. Pittsfield, Ill.). She married BENJAMIN J. SELLONHe was born 1818 in England (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407, Line 24, Benj’n Sellon, 42 M, …, P.O.B.: England.), and died 30 July 1881 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Benjamin Sellon … d. Aug. 1881.).

More About HARRIET GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1884, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL; p. 6, Sellon, Harriet 1814 – 1884.)

More About BENJAMIN JSELLON:

Burial: 1881, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), Sellon, Cap’t Benjamin J. 1818 – 1881 Civil War Govt Stone Lieut Co. C. 51 US CC 1; d. 30 July, 1881.)

Children of HARRIET GRIMSHAW and BENJAMIN SELLON are:

 

i. JOHN4 SELLON, b. Abt. 1849, Illinois (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407, Line 26, John [Sellon] 11 M P.O.B. Ill.).

ii. HARRIET SELLON, b. Abt. 1851, Pike County, Illinois (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407, Line 27, Harriet [Sellon] Jn. 9 F; P.O.B. Ill.).

iii. WILLIAM G. SELLON, b. Abt. 1853, Pike County, Illinois (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407, Line 28, Wm G. [Sellon] 7 M; P.O.B. Ill.).

iv. M. S. SELLON, b. Abt. 1855, Pike County, Illinois (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407. Line 29, M. S. [Sellon] 5 F; P..O.B. Ill.).

v. C. SELLON, b. Abt. 1858, Pike County, Illinois (Source: National Archives, 1860 Census, Pike County, Illinois, (M653 R219), 407, Line 30, C. [Sellon] 2 F; P.O.B. Ill.).

 

4. JACKSONGRIMSHAW (WILLIAM2NICHOLAS1) was born 22 November 1820 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw

Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 9 Jackson b. Phila 22 Nov. 1820.), and died December 1875 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (Source: Charles C. Chapman & Co., Chicago, 1880, History of Pike County Illinois, (Pike County Historical Society, Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, Indiana, 1974), 396, Jackson Grimshaw, younger brother of Hon. Wm. A. Grimshaw, was leader of the Bar in his day. He resided at Pittsfield fourteen years, then went to Quincy, where he died in December, 1875.). He married (1) MARIA
M
ERRICK BUSH 19 November 1851 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Merrick Bush… m. there [Pittsfield] 19 XI ’51.), daughter of DANIEL BUSH and MARIA MERRICK. She was born 02 February 1826 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Merrick Bush b. Pittsfield, Ill. [should be Mass.] 2 II 1826.), and died 26 April 1854 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Maria Merrick Bush…died there [Pittsfield] 26 IV ’54.). He married (2) CORNELIA BOWNE CURRAN May 1859 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Cornelia Bowne… m. May ’59.). She was born 12 May 1833 in Ithaca, New York (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Cornelia Bowne Dau. of … Curran b. Ithaca, NY 12 V 1833.), and died April 1903 in Chicago, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Cornelia Bowne.. d. Chicago, Ill., Apr. 1903.).

More About JACKSON GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1875, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, xx both buried Quincy, Ill.9 Jackson xx = Cornelia xx.)

Occupation: Bet. 1845 – 1875, Attorney at Pittsfield, Illinois and at Quincy, Illinois (Source: (1) National Archives, 1850 Census Pike County, Illinois, (M432 R124), 139, Jackson [Grimshaw] 29 M Occupation: Lawyer P.O.B.: Penn., (2) Charles C. Chapman & Co., Chicago, 1880, History of Pike County Illinois, (Pike County Historical Society, Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, Indiana, 1974), 396, Jackson Grimshaw, younger brother of Hon. Wm. A. Grimshaw, was leader of the Bar in his day. He resided at Pittsfield fourteen years, then went to Quincy, where he died in December,
1875.)

More About CORNELIA BOWNE CURRAN:

Burial: 1903, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, xx both buried Quincy, Ill.9 Jackson xx = Cornelia xx.)

Children of JACKSON GRIMSHAW and MARIA BUSH are:

 

i. ELLEN ELIZA4 GRIMSHAW, b. 29 July 1852, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Ellen Eliza b. 29 VII ’52 Pittsfield, Ill.); d. 13 September 1862, Griggsville, Pike County, illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Ellen Eliza… D. 13 Sept. ’62 at Griggsville, Ill.).

ii. ARTHUR HAMILTON GRIMSHAW, b. 19 February 1854 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Arthur Hamilton b. 19 II ’54.); d. 11 October 1854 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Arthur Hamilton… D. 11 X ’54.).

 

 

Children of JACKSON GRIMSHAW and CORNELIA CURRAN are:

 

iii. ELIZABETH CURRAN4 GRIMSHAW, b. 12 September 1860, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Elizabeth Curran b. 12 IX 1860 Quincy, Ill.).

iv. WILLIAM JACKSON GRIMSHAW, b. July 1862 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Wm Jackson b. July ’62.); d. August 1863 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Wm Jackson… d. Aug ’63.).

More About WILLIAM JACKSON GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1863, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Wm Jackson d. Aug. ’63 bur. Quincy, Ill.)

 

 

5. ROBERTGRIMSHAW (WILLIAM2NICHOLAS1) was born 25 January 1850 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 13 robert b. 25 Jan 1850 Phila.). He married MARGARET MORTON DILLON 02 April 1872 in Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of

Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Robert = Margaret Morton dau of Moses Dillon & Mary Morton his wife… m. 2 Apr. 1872 Wil. Del.), daughter of MOSES DILLON and MARY MORTON. She was born 01 August 1847 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Margaret Morton dau. of Moses Dillon & Mary Morton his wife b. 1 Aug. 1847.), and died 10 February 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Margaret Morton… d. 10 Feb. 1877 Phila bur Wil., Del.).

Children of R OBERT GRIMSHAW and MARGARET DILLON are:

 

13. i. CHARLOTTE4 GRIMSHAW, b. 03 March 1873, South Orange, New Jersey.

ii. MARY MORTON GRIMSHAW, b. 25 September 1874, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Mary Morton b. 10 VI 1900 Newark NJ.).

14. iii. EDITH DILLON GRIMSHAW, b. 01 February 1877, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Generation No. 3

 

 


6. CHARLOTTE4 GRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 07 May 1848 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 Charlotte b. 7 May 1848.), and died 31 March 1908 in Springfield, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 Charlotte… d 31 III 1908 Springfield, Ill.). She married ALBERT SEARGANT ARCHER 22 June 1871 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 Charlotte… m. 22 Jun. 1871.). He died 25 August 1916 (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Archer, Albert 25 Aug 1916.).

More About CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1908, St. Stephens Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois.

More About ALBERT SEARGANT ARCHER:

Burial: 1916, St. Stephens Episcpal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Archer, Albert 24 Aug. 1916.)

Child of CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW and ALBERT ARCHER is:

 

i. LUCY HARRIET5 ARCHER, b. 06 October 1873 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Lucy Harriet b 6 X 1873.); d. 17 April 1951 (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Archer, Lucy H. 6 Oct 1872 [?] – 17 Apr 1951 single.).

More About LUCY HARRIET ARCHER:

Burial: 1951, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Archer, Lucy H…… – 17 Apr 1951…)

 

7. MARIA ANN4 GRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 25 December 1849 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 5 Maria Ann b. 25 Dec ’49 Pittsfield, Ill.), and died 1933. She married ROLAND MADISON WORTHINGTON. He was born 1851 (Source: (1) Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, …Roland Worthington… born 1857…, (2) Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 7, Worthington, Roland Madison 1851 – 18 Nov. 1912.), and died 18 November 1912 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Roland Madison Worthington… d. 18 Nov. 1912 Pittsfield, Ill., buried there.).

More About MARIA ANN GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1933, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 7, Worthington, Maria Ann 1849 – 1933.)

More About ROLAND MADISON WORTHINGTON:

Burial: 1912, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 7.)

Child of MARIA GRIMSHAW and ROLAND WORTHINGTON is:

 

i. WILLIAM HOLLAND5 WORTHINGTON, b. 04 December 1875, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William Holland b. 4 Dec. 1875 Pittsfield, Ill.); d. 1953 (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, …William H., born 1875, died 1953.); m. CLARA VANNATTA, 13 July 1900 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William Holland… m. 13 VII 1900.); b. 19 September 1882, Baylis, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Clara Vannetta b., Baylis, Ill, 19 Sept. 1882.).

 

8. HENRIETTAGRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2NICHOLAS1) was born 26 July 1859 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2. Henrietta b. 26 July 1859.), and died 1945 (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, 2. Henrietta, born 1859, died 1945…). She married (1) CHARLES LLEWELLYN. He died in California. She married (2) CHARLES TEIL ETHERIDGE 31 October 1883 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Henrietta = Charles Teil Etheridge… m. 31 Oct. 1883 Pittsfield, Ill.). He was born 04 January 1849 in Marshall, Michigan, and died 01 January 1910 in Mexico, Missouri.

Child of HENRIETTA GRIMSHAW and CHARLES ETHERIDGE is:

 

i. EDITH GRIMSHAW5 ETHERIDGE, b. 26 December 1884, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Edith Grimshaw b. 26 XII 1884 Pittsfield, Il.); d. 1944 (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, Edith, born 1884, died 1944, unmarried.).

More About EDITH GRIMSHAW ETHERIDGE:

Burial: 1944, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), Episcopal p. 3, Etheridge, Edith (with Grimshaws 1884 – 1944 single.)

 

9. SUSAN CAMERON4 GRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 18 May 1861 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Susan Cameron b. 18 May ’61.), and died 1940. She married G. WALTER BOOTHBY 05 February 1890 (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Susan Cameron = M. G. Walter Boothby son of John Boothby of G… m. 5 Feb. ’90.), son of JOHN BOOTHBY. He was born 1859, and died 1935.

More About SUSAN CAMERON GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1940, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Boothby, Susan C. 1861 – 1940.)

More About G. WALTER BOOTHBY:

Burial: 1935, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 1, Boothby, G. Walter 1859 – 1935.)

Child of SUSAN GRIMSHAW and G. BOOTHBY is:

 

i. MARGARET EASTWOOD5 BOOTHBY, b. 19 May 1898, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1) “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Margaret Eastwood b. 19 May 1878 [should be 1898] Pittsfield, Ill., (2) Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, …one daughter Margaret born 1898…); d. August 1986, Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” MARGARET SPERRY Residence: 61422 Bushnell, Mcdonough, IL Born: 19 May 1898 Died Aug 1986.); m. BENJAMIN SPERRY; b. 15 April 1894, Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois; d. June 1985, Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” BEN SPERRY Residence: 61422 Bushnell, Mcdonough, ILBorn 15 Apr 1894Died Jun 1985.).

 

10. JANE GLOVER4 GRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 17 October 1877 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Jane Glover b. 17 Oct. ’77.), and died 1940. She married JOHN ROSS FRAMPTON 26 July 1906 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Jane Glover m. 26 VII 06 Pittsfeild, Ill.). He was born 10 July 1879 in Quincy, Illinois, and died 1955.

More About JANE GLOVER GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 1940, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 3, Frampton, Jane (wife) 1877 – 1940.)

More About JOHN ROSS FRAMPTON:

Burial: 1955, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 3, Frampton, John Ross 1879 – 1955.)

Occupation: Member of Music Faculty at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Children of JANE GRIMSHAW and JOHN FRAMPTON are:

 

i. JEAN CAMPBELL5 FRAMPTON, b. 02 July 1909, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Jean Campbell b. 2 VII ’09 Cedar Falls, Iowa.); d. September 1985 (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” JEAN MINIER Residence: 33940 Born 2 Jul 1909 Died Sep 1985.); m. (1) FREDERICK GODDARD (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, Children of Jane & Ross Frampton: 1. Jean, married Frederick Goddard, Nekoosa, Wisconsin..); m. (2) ROYCE G. MINIER (Source: Almarena Grimshaw Grote, “AFFADAVIT CONCERNING BIRTH OF JEAN FRAMPTON,” 14 February, 1973, The said Jean Frampton is now, by marriage, Jean Minier and she and her husband Royce G. Minier now reside at … Naples, Florida (33940)..), Bef. 1972 (Source: Almarena Grimshaw Grote, “AFFADAVIT CONCERNING BIRTH OF JEAN FRAMPTON,” 14 February, 1973, …Jean Frampton Minier and her husband Royce G. Minier visited me at my home in Pittsfield, Illinois in the year 1972.).

ii. JOHN ROSS FRAMPTON, b. 09 October 1911, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, John Ross b. 9 Oct. ’11 Cedar Falls, Iowa.); d. 11 April 2000, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” JOHN FRAMPTON Residence: 54729 Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, WI Born 9 Oct 1911 Died 11 Apr 2000.); m. EDRIE
?.

iii. FAITH WHITTAKER FRAMPTON, b. 17 June 1915, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Faith Whittaker b. 17 June 1915 Cedar falls, Iowa.).

iv. WILLIAM GRIMSHAW FRAMPTON, b. 1917 (Source: Paul F. Grote, “Notes by Almarena Grimshaw Grote,” Pittsfield, IL, About 1955, Children of Jane & Ross Frampton:4. William, born 1917, died 1919.); d. 1919.

More About WILLIAM GRIMSHAW FRAMPTON:

Burial: 1919, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 3, Frampton, Wm Grimshaw 1917 – 1919 (son of J.R. & J.G.).)

 

11. WILLIAM ARTHUR4 GRIMSHAW,  JR. (WILLIAM ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1) was born 08 July 1879 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William Arthur b. 8 July ’79.), and died Bef. 1980 (Source: “Obituary of Almarena G. Grote,” Almarena G. Grote , 98, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1980…She also was preceded in death by a brother, William A. Grimshaw…). He married MADELINE SUSANNA BERGER 01 March 1915 in Oakland, California (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William Arthur = Madeline Susanna Berger… m. 3-1-1915 Oakland, Cal.). She was born 25 October 1883 in Wabash, Indiana (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Madeline Susanna Berger b. Oct 25 – 1883, Wabash, Ind.).

Child of WILLIAM GRIMSHAW and MADELINE BERGER is:

 

i. WILLIAM ARTHUR5 GRIMSHAW III, b. 05 February 1916, Wenatchee,

Washington (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, William Arthur, Jr. b. Feb. 5 – 1916 – Wenatchee, Wash.); d. 19 June 1991 (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” WILLIAM GRIMSHAW Born 5 Feb 1916 Died 19 Jun 1991.); m. BERNICE ?.

More About WILLIAM ARTHUR GRIMSHAW III:

Residence: 08 July 1989, Living at 1488 Bedford Av., Sunnyvale CA 94087

 

12. ALMARENA EMAULETTE4 GRIMSHAW (WILLIAM ARTHUR3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 21 December 1881 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: (1)

“Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Almarena Emaulette b. 21 Dec. ’81 Pittsfield, Ill., (2) State of Illinois, County of Pike, “Grimshaw. Almarina Emaulette Certificate of Birth,” Delayed Certificate, filed Sep.30, 1942, 1. PLACE OF BIRTH: County of Pike, Pittsfield City, Street and Number, No. 750 West Perry St. 2. FULL NAME AT BIRTH Almarina Emaulette Grimshaw 3. Sex female … 7. Date of Birth December 21, 1881 FATHER 8. Full Name William Arthur Grimshaw… 11. Age at time of this birth 68 yrs…. MOTHER 14. Full Maiden Name Almarina Emaulette Campbell… 17. Age at this time of birth 39 yrs. .), and died 09 September 1980 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: Memory Leaflet of Almarena Grimshaw Grote, IN MEMORY OF Almarena Grimshaw Grote December 21, 1881 September 9, 1980.). She married JUDGE PAUL FRANZ GROTE, SR. 21 November 1910 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, son of FRIEDRICH GROTE and DOROTHEA KOELLER. He was born 19 December 1874 in Perry, Pike County, Illinois (Source: Friedrich Christian Grote, “Family Record Book of Friedrich Christian Grote,” 19 Dec, 1874, our son Paul Heinrich Franz was born. His Godfathers were Heinrich Baugh and Franz Schmidt. The holy ceremony was by Rev. Georg Becker.), and died 10 August 1929 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

More About ALMARENA EMAULETTE GRIMSHAW:

Burial: 12 September 1980, Grote Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Memory Leaflet of Almarena Grimshaw Grote, FINAL RITES Friday, September 12, 1980 at 2:00 p.m.. OFFICIATING Rev. Kent Sanderson INTERMENT St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery.)

Occupation: Bet. 1910 – 1980, Homemaker, own home.

More About JUDGE PAUL FRANZ GROTE, SR.:

Burial: 1929, Grote Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery in Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Pike County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Pike County, Illinois 1816- December 31, 1978 Vol. II, (Pittsfield, Illinois, 1979), EPISCOPAL p. 4, Grote, Paul F. 1874 – 1929.)

Occupation: Bet. 1910 – 1929, Attorney and County Judge, Pittsfield, Illinois. (Source: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Standard Atlas of Pike County, Illinois, (Chicago, 1912), p.104, Grote, Paul F., County Judge, Pittsfield, 1874.)

Children of ALMARENA GRIMSHAW and PAUL GROTE are:

 

i. MR. PAUL FRANZ5 GROTE, JR., b. 21 November 1911, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: Pike County Record of Births Vol 6 1910-1913, (Pittsfield, Illinois), 197, Name; Paul Franz Grote Date of Birth: Nov. 21 – 1911 Place of Birth: Pittsfield, Ill. Name of Mother: Almarina G. Grote P.O.B.: Ill. Age of: 29; Maiden Name: … Grimshaw; Name of Father: Paul F. Grote P.O.B.: Ill. Age of: 36; Occupation of Father: Lawyer, County Judge.); d. 21 May 1993, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “The Pike Press, Wednesday, May 26, 1993,” Pittsfield, Illinois, Paul F. Grote, 81, of Pittsfield, a retired attorney, died Friday, May 21, 1993, in Illini Community Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1911 in Pittsfield, Mr. Grote was a son of Paul F. and Almarena E. Grimshaw Grote Sr. He married Barbara M. Knipp Sept. 10, 1939, in Champaign. She survives.); m. BARBARA MATILDA KNIPP, 10 September 1939, Champaign, Illinois; b. 04 April 1914, Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois; d. 22 August 2000, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

More About MR. PAUL FRANZ GROTE, JR.:

Burial: 24 May 1993, Grote Family Plot, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois.

Degree: 08 June 1936, Received Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Illinois.

Education: 12 June 1933, Graduated from University of Illinois with BA degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Fraternity: 08 December 1932, Joined Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity at U of I.

Membership: 27 May 1937, Became member of Illinois Society of Sons of American Revolution.

Occupation: Bet. 1936 – 1992, Attorney at Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

More About BARBARA MATILDA KNIPP:

Burial: 26 August 2000, Grote Family Plot, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois

Degree: 14 June 1937, Received B.S. degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 6-yr program.

Graduation: 11 June 1931, Graduated from University High School at U of I.

Occupation: Bet. 1937 – 1939, Display Designer, Ayers Store in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ii. WILLIAM GRIMSHAW GROTE, b. 07 July 1917, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; m. JANE ADAMS, 10 August 1946, Summer Hill, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “The Pike Press,” Wednesday, April 5, 1989, Pittsfield, Illinois., Mrs. Jane Adams Grote, 75, of Pittsfield, died Friday, March 31, 1989 in Illini Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1913 in Atlas, she was a daughter of Jerry and Bessie Deam Adams. She married William G. Grote on Aug. 10, 1946 in Summer Hill. He survives.); b. 24 August 1913, Atlas, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “The Pike Press, Wednesday, April 5, 1989,” Pittsfield, Illinois.); d. 31 March 1989, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (Source: “The Pike Press, Wednesday, April 5, 1989,” Pittsfield, Illinois, Jane Grote Mrs Jane Adams Grote, 75, of Pittsfield, died Friday, March 31, 1989 in Illini Hospital.).

More About JANE ADAMS:

Burial: 1989, St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Illinois.

 

13. CHARLOTTEGRIMSHAW (ROBERT3WILLIAM2, NICHOLAS1was born 03 March 1873 in South Orange, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Charlotte b. 3 III ’73 So. Orange, NJ.). She married MALCOLM MACLEAR 19 May 1896 in Tenafly, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Charlotte… m. 19 May ’96 Tenafly, NJ.). He was born 05 February 1872 in Wilmington, Delaware (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Malcolm MacLear b. 5 II 1872 Wil., Del.), and died May 1912 in Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Malcolm MacLear… d. May 1912 Newark, N.J.).

Children of CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW and MALCOLM MACLEAR are:

 

i. MALCOLM5 MACLEAR, b. 29 July 1898, Chatham, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Malcolm b. 29 VII ’98 Chatham N.J.); d. June 1986, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” MALCOLM MACLEAR Residence: 33614 Tampa, Hillsborough, FL Born 29 Jul 1898 Died Jun 1986.).

ii. MARY MORTON MACLEAR, b. 10 June 1900, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 2 Mary Morton b. 10 VI 1900 Newark N.J.); d. February 1981, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” MARY MACLEAR Residence: 06604 Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT Born 10 Jun 1900 Died Feb 1981.).

iii. HELEN MACLEAR, b. 04 March 1902, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Helen b. 4 III ’02 Newark N.J. died there 27 XII ’05.); d. 27 December 1905, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916.).

iv. CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW MACLEAR, b. 30 July 1903, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 Charlotte Grimshaw b. 30 VII 03 Newark NJ.); d. March 1986, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” CHARLOTTE MACLEAR Residence: 06604 Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT Born 30 Jul 1903 Died Mar 1986.).

v. MARGARET LEA MACLEAR, b. 07 June 1906, Newark, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 5 Margaret Lea b. 7 VI ’06 Newark NJ.).

 

14. EDITH DILLON4 GRIMSHAW (ROBERT3, WILLIAM2NICHOLAS1) was born 01 February 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Edith Dillon b. 1 II 77 Phila.). She married ADOLF C. STELLING 19 June 1899 in Dresden (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 Edith Dillon… m. 19 VI ’99 Dresden.). He was born 19 March 1864 in Harburg, Prussia (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, Adolph C. 4 P. Stelling b.19 III ’64 Harburg (Prussia).).

Children of EDITH GRIMSHAW and ADOLF STELLING are:

 

i. EMILIE MARGARETHA5 STELLING, b. 22 March 1902, Bremerhaven, Germany (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Emilie Margaretha b. 22 III ’02 Bremerhaven Germany.).

ii. ADOLF CARL STELLING, b. 31 May 1903, Weehawken, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 1 Adolf Carl b. 31 V ’03 Weehawken N.J.); d. March 1979 (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” A STELLING Residence: 33552 Born 31 May 1903 Died Mar 1979.).

iii. JOHN MORTON STELLING, b. 05 March 1907, Weehawken, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 3 John Morton b. 5 III 07 Weehawken N..J.); d. September 1985, Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” JOHN STELLING Residence 33568 Riverview, Hillsborough, FL Born 5 Mar 1907 Died Sep 1985.).

iv. WILLIAM TAYLOR STELLING, b. 07 March 1914, Weehawken, New Jersey (Source: “Grimshaws of Greencastle (of Philadelphia, etc., U.S.A.) Part IV,” Grimshaw Descendant Chart, ca. 1916, 4 William Taylor b. 3-7-1914 Weehawken N.J.); d. 10 August 1998, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida (Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, “Electronic,” WILLIAM STELLING Residence 32796 Titusville, Brevard, FL Born 7 Mar 1914 Died 10 Aug 1998.).