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Thomas GRIMSLEY
Isabell LYON
Husband:  Thomas GRIMSLEY
Birth:  Oct 1758, Culpeper Co., VA
Death:  1833, Meriwether Co., GA
Military Service:  Revolutionary War
Father:  James GRIMSLEY
Mother:  Ann Sarah __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Isabell LYONS / LYON
Birth:  1760-65, of Culpeper Co., VA
Death:  1838, Pike Co., GA
Father almost certainlyAlexander LYON
Mother almost certainlyElizabeth __?__
Children:
born in Culpeper Co., VA:
1.  John GRIMSLEY, b. 1784
2.  Sarah "Sallie" GRIMSLEY, b. 1785; d. 1820; m. Mathias POE

born in Wilkes Co., NC:
3.  [Margaret?] Peggy GRIMSLEY, b. 1787-90; m. 6 Jan 1814, Wilkes Co., NC, Lewis FRANKLIN
4.  James GRIMSLEY, b. 1787/8, NC; d. 1866, Ashe Co., NC; m. Catherine BOWER
5.  Nancy GRIMSLEY, b. ca. 1791; m. 28 Dec 1818, Wilkes Co., NC, William FRANKLIN
6.  William GRIMSLEY, b. 1794; d. 1881, Van Buren Co., AL
7.  Littleton GRIMSLEY, b. 1795?/1800?
8.  Isabella GRIMSLEY, b. 20 Nov 1797; d. 20 Oct 1862, Chattooga Co., GA; m. 30 Aug 1817, Wilkes Co., NC, Malachi LAWRENCE
 
Some secondary sources show the children born in VA as born in Madison County, which is adjacent to Culpeper County.  Based on Thomas's 1819 Revolutionary War pension application, he was born in Culpeper County and was living in Culpeper County at the time he enlisted 1780 and returned there after being discharged in 1782; he makes no mention of ever having lived in Madison County.  Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792, after our subjects left Virginia.  Does someone have reason (e.g., based on land records) to believe the family lived in the part of Culpeper County that later became Madison County?

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Sources (n.b., Madison Co. was formed in 1792 from Culpeper Co.; Meriwether Co. was formed in 1827 from Troup Co.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WF, 1728-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  Jim Young.  15 Feb 2004.  "Melissa Rose Elnor Grimsley, b. 1859."  Grimsley Family History & Genealogy Message Board (online at boards.Ancestry.co.uk):  said to be an extraction from an unpublished manuscript by one desceased Robert E. Parkin entitled, The Grimsley Genealogy in America 1676-2001 with Beginnings in England.  Of interest to us is the excerpt on Thomas GRIMSLEY, who definitely appears to be the Thomas GRIMSLEY who gave a deposition on 13 Sep 1819 in Court in Wilkes Co., NC, in support of the pension application of Jacob LYON.  (Boldface added.)
121119 Thomas Grimsley, native of Culpeper County, Virginia, Culpeper Court House, farmer; (Revolution) Virginia Continental Line, Capt. Valentine Harrison's Company, Colonel John Greene's Regiment, private; Col. Henry Lee's Cavalry Corps, private (Enlisted September, 1780; Battle of Guilford Court House, detached to Lee's Cavalry; Seige of Ninety Six, Battle of Eutaw Springs; Capt. Thomas Barbee's Company, Virginia Regiment; discharged March, 1782, at Salisbury, North Carolina); Culpeper County, Culpeper Court House, farmer; North Carolina in 1786, Wilkes County, Morgan District, Sixth Company, East Fork of Roaring River, Traphill, farmer; Roaring River Baptist Church; Georgia in 1825, Troup County; Meriwether County (1827), Woodbury, farmer, pensioner; Antoich [Antioch] Baptist Church (10/-/1758- 9/5/1833) m. ca. 1783 - Isabell Lyons, native of Virginia or North Carolina; Culpeper County, Virginia, Culpeper Court House, housekeeper; Wilkes County, North Carolina, East Fork of Roaring River, Traphill; Troup County, Georgia; Meriwether County, Woodbury, housekeeper; Pike County, Zebulon (1760-1838) - 8 children
(Culpeper Tax List 1783; Wilkes Census 1787 (Tax List); 1790:121:77; 1800:41:7; 1810:259:35; Meriwether Census 1830:168:18; National Archives, Revolutionary War Records 5.37956; U S 23rd Congress, Senate Doc. 12:35; Harvey List; Gwathmey's Historical Record of Virginians in Revolution; Virginia State Library Report, Revolutionary Soldiers in Virginia; Virginia Army Register (Revolutionary War, 1835) 2405 Wilkes Deeds C:1:324(copy); L:329,331; M:386; Meriwether Deeds A:73; B:197,194,459.; C:437; F:20; McCall 4,6,440; Gregory Search; McDonald Search; Vernal Anderson LDS FGS; Dillenberg FGR)

3.  Mrs. Garland C. Norris, compiler.  nd. Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1783.  Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA (online in archives of the Culpeper County, Virginia, USGenWeb site):  "List of William McClanahan, Gent."
Line Name
 71 Thomas Grimsley...
 88 William Harris...
112 William Lyon...
115 Alexander Lyon, son Jacob...

3.  Alvaretta K. Register.  2001.  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore MD (online at Ancestry.com):
Page in Book 177 178
County  Wilkes 
District A List of the number of Souls in Capt. Johnson's Dist. July 7th, 1787. Returned by Ams. Hammon.
Page / Line in Census 1 / 13 1 / 14 1 / 16 3 / 39 3 / 40
Head-of-Household William Harris Jacob Lyon William Loyon Thomas Grimsley Elexander Lyon
WM 21-60 yrs 1 1 1 1 [Thomas] 1
WM under 21 or over 60 1 . 4 1 [John] 1
WF all ages 7 2 4 2 [Isabell, Sarah] 2
Blacks 12-50 . . . . .
Blacks under 12 or over 60 . . . . .
Elexander/Alexander LYON is almost certainly father of our subject's wife, Isabell LYON.  

4.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found.

5.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 14; official enumeration date 2 Aug 1790; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 NC Wilkes Co. 6th Comp. Roll M637_7 p. 155 Ln. 7R Thom Grimsly 1-1-3-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Thomas (b. 1758)
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = John (b. 1784) 
3 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Isabell (b. 1760-65)
= Sarah (b. 1785)
= Peggy (b. 1787-90)
Listed seven lines from Wm. LYON.

6.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 49 list was roughly alphabetized; official enumeration date 4 Aug 1800; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 NC Wilkes Co. Morgan Roll M32_33 p. 41 Ln. 7 Thos Grimsley 21110-22010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Littleton (b. 1795)
= William (b. 1794)
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = James (b. 1787/8)
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = John (b. 1784)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Thomas (b. 1758)
2 females 9 or under 1790-1800 = Isabella (b. 1797)
= Nancy (b. ca. 1791)
2 females 10-15 1784-1790 = Peggy (b. 1787-90)
= Sarah (b. 1785)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Isabell (b. 1760-65)

7.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 56; official enumeration date 6 Aug 1810; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 NC Wilkes Co. Wilkesborough Roll 43 p. 851 Ln. 12 Thomas Grimsley 11101-01201-01
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Littleton (b. 1795?/1800?) 
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = William (b. 1794)
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = James (b. 1787/8)
1 male 45 or over by 1765 = Thomas (b. 1758)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Isabella (b. 1797)
2 females 16-25 1784-1794 = Nancy (b. ca. 1791)
= Peggy?
1 female 45 or over by 1765 = Isabell (b. 1760-65)
1 slave all ages by 1810 = ?
Listed seven lines from William LYON.

8.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, along with others in Wilkes Co., NC.

9.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 40; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1830 GA Meriwether Co. Roll M19_19 p. 158 Ln. 18 Littleton Grimsly 100 001 000 100 - 100 010 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Grandson
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Son Littleton (b. 1795/1800)
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Thomas (b. 1758)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Granddaughter
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Daughter-in-Law Melinda
1 female 60-69 1760-1770 = Isabell (b. 1760-65)
Our subjects appear to be living with their married son, Littleton GRIMSLEY.

10.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
James GRIMSLEY (æ 62, b. NC) is living in Ashe Co., NC (p. 284B).
Isabella LAWRENCE (æ 53, b. NC) is living in Chattooga Co., GA (p. 389B)

11.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
James GRIMSLEY (æ 72, b. NC) is living in Ashe Co., NC (p. 732).
William GRIMSLEY (æ 70, b. NC) is living in Pulaski Co., GA (p. 321).

12.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
William GRIMSLY (æ 92, b. NC) is living in Van Buren Co., AR (p. 447D), with a married daughter.

13.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

14.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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