Elizabeth Yeagley
wife of James Grimes.

On 29 April 1867, Benjamin Grimes, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Grimes, deceased, received seven receipts, each for $21.81 that he had paid in the distribution of the estate, the seven receipts being signed by George Grimes and Sophia E. Grimes, by Andrew Grimes and Louisa J. Grimes, by Henry Grimes and Em Grimes, by Sarah Williams and L[emuel] Williams, by Martha A. Grimes, by Richard Hair and Cate Hair, and by James Grimes and Eliza An Grimes. On 22 January 1868, Benjamin Grimes reported the distribution of the estate, listing the payments to Richard Hair, George Grimes, Martha A. Grimes, Jas. Grimes, Andrew Grimes, Henry Grimes, Sarah Williams, and himself [Estate of Elizabeth Grimes, Logan co., OH courthouse].

Date of birth: 8 September 1799?
Place of birth: probably PA, but perhaps NJ.
A biographical sketch of her son Benjamin Grimes states that Benjamin "was a son of James and Elizabeth Feagley, the former of whom was born Oct. 9, 1779, and the latter March 19, of the same year, and were married May 20, 1819." [Hist. Logan co., OH, 668]. Since she had a son born in 1839, Elizabeth Yeagley obviously must have been born many years after 1779. The age at death given on her gravestone [see below] calculates out to a birthdate of 8 September 1799 (assuming that the uncertain reading of 4 months was correct). That would make her 50 at the time of the 1850 census, which is the age that was actually entered for her [1850 cen., Monroe tp., Logan co., OH, 6r]. The date of birth of her husband also presents problems [see the page of James Grimes].

Date of death: 19 January 1865?
Place of burial: West Liberty Cemetery, Logan co, OH.
The biographical sketch of Benjamin Grimes states that his mother died on 15 February 1864. Her gravestone gives 19 January 1865 ["Elizabeth wife of James Grimes died Jan 19 1865 aged 65 y. 4(?) m. 11 d." West Liberty cem., personally examined by me]. There does not seem to be any way to reconcile the difference, but the gravestone is more likely to be correct.

Father: Andrew Yeagley, b. 17605, d. Fayette co., PA, 6 October 1832 7 November 1833.
Mother: Sarah Miller, b. 176070, living 9 January 1832.

Spouse: m. 20 May 1819, James Grimes, b. MD, 9 October 1799?, d. 12 October 1856, bur. West Liberty cem., Logan co., OH.

See the page of James Grimes for details.

daughter, b. ca. 1820, living 1840.

Catherine Grimes, b. PA, June 1822, living 1900, Bond co., IL;
m. Logan co., OH, 19 August 1846 (lic. 17 Aug.), Richard Hair, b. ca. 1826, d. 18801900.

Andrew Grimes, b. July 1824, living 1900, Brown tp., Paulding co., OH;
m. (1) Logan co., OH (lic. 17 August 1846), Louisa Jane Dunston, b. OH, ca. 1829, d. 18801900;
m. (2) ca. 1895, Louisa _____, b. Germany, August 1836.

Sarah Grimes, b. PA, 11 June 1825, d. 89 January 1909, bur. Hale cem., Hardin co., OH;
m. Logan co., OH, 18 March 1847 (lic. 17 March),
Lemuel Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 3 May 1823 (or 1824), d. Hardin co., OH, 23 August 1906.

Benjamin Grimes, b. Fayette co., PA, 15 November 1827, d. 28 August 1885, bur. West Liberty cem., Logan co., OH;
m. Logan co., OH, 1 March 1857 (lic. 28 Feb.), Susanna Randall, b. Logan co., OH, 8 May 1835, living 6 July 1885.

Martha A. Grimes, b. PA, ca. 1832, living 22 January 1868.

Henry Grimes, b. OH, 301 August 1835 (calc.), d. West Liberty, Logan co., OH, 9 October 1904;
m. Logan co., OH, 1 December 1856 (lic. same day), Emmeline Hulsiger, b. NJ, 12 June 1836, d. 18 May 1920.

George Washington Grimes, b. OH, 27 December 1836, d. Logan co., OH, 11 December 1916;
m. Logan co., OH, 27 December 1855 (lic. 23 Dec.), Sophia Elizabeth Mops, living 11 December 1916.

James Grimes, b. OH, 24 February 1839, d. Logan co., OH, 14 September 1921;
m. Logan co., OH, 27 January 1860 (lic. same day), Elizabeth Ann Short, b. Monroe tp., Logan co., OH, 7 January 1842 (calc.), d. Logan co., OH, 30 August 1903 ae. 61y 7m 23d.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 31 July 2011.