Sarah Grimes
wife of Lemuel Williams.

Date of birth: 11 June 1825.
Place of birth: Pennsylvania.
The sketch of her husband Lemuel Williams in the History of Hardin County, Ohio states that she was born in Pennsylvania on 11 June 1825 [Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 946]. The 1900 census also says June 1825 [1900 cen., Hardin co., OH, ED85, p. 9], and her gravestone also gives 1825 as the year. As noted below, the problematic death record gives a birthdate of 11 June 1823. Other censuses make her 23 in 1850 [1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7], 34 in 1860 [1860 cen., Hardin co., OH, 349], 45 in 1870 [1870 cen., Hardin co., OH, 385v], and 56 in 1880 [1880 cen., Hardin co., OH, 96A].

Date of death: 89 January 1909.
Place of death: Hale township, Hardin county, Ohio.
Place of burial: Hale Cemetery, Hardin county, Ohio.
[gravestone at Hale cem. ("1825-1909"), personally examined by compiler] Her death record states that she was born 11 June 1823, and that she died 8 or 9 January 1909 (the date is smudged and only the top half of an 8 or 9 can be read, 9 looking more likely), aged 84y., 6m., 28d. [State of Ohio, Bureau of Vital Statistics]. This would calculate to a birthdate of 11 or 12 June 1824, so there is obviously a problem with the calculations this record.

Father: James Grimes, b. MD, 9 October 1799?, d. 12 October 1856, bur. West Liberty cem., Logan co., OH.
Mother: Elizabeth Yeagley, b. 8 September 1799?, d. 19 January 1865?
[Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 946]

Spouse:
m. Logan co., OH, 17 March 1847, Lemuel Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 3 May 1823 (or 1824), d. Hardin co., OH, 23 August 1906.
[Logan co., OH marriages, B: 28]

Children:
See the page of Lemuel Williams for details.

Lewis Williams, b. OH, ca. 1848, d. 185060.

Leroy Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 1 Nov. 1849, d. Hardin co., OH, 25 February 1924;
m. Martha Jeeming, b. 1855, d. 1927, bur Hale cem., Hardin co., OH.

Elizabeth Ann Williams, b. OH, 3 April 1853, d. 15 May 1935, bur. Hale cem., Hardin co., OH;
m. Hardin co., OH, 5 September 1872, Joseph Elwood Reams, b. 22 March 1849, d. 1935, bur Hale cem.

Mary Jane Williams, b. OH, 17 September 1857, d. Waldo, Marion co., OH, 29 May 1929;
m. Hardin co., OH, 10 January 1878,
Enos David Baldwin, b. 17 October 1852, d. Hardin co., OH, 27 April 1927.

Almeda Emeline Williams, b. OH, 24 July 1865, d. 1947, bur. Wolf Creek cem., Hardin co., OH;
m. Hardin co., OH, 4 February 1909, Benjamin Franklin Marten, b. 17 June 1862, d. 1927, bur. Wolf Creek cem.

James A. Williams, d. young (order with above unknown).


Reference abbreviations

Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883 = History of Hardin County, Ohio (Warner, Beers, & co., Chicago, 1883).


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 24 August 2009.