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Samuel R Grimes

Samuel R. Grimes
b. 18 September 1834, Elrod, Ripley County, Indiana, to John and Mary “Polly” (McDonald) Grimes
d. 28 December 1901, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

m. 9 February 1860, Lincolnville, Ripley County, Indiana
Catherine Ann Carrington
b. 30 April 1841, Benham, Ripley County, Indiana, to John Bennett and Maria (Chapin) Carrington
d. 29 February 1924, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

Children with Catherine Ann Carrington:
• Emily/Emma L. (1861-1927) married James Hervey (1854-1941) Connelley
• Nora B. (1863-1912) married Joseph H. Walker
• daughter (1864-1864)
• Mary Deborah (1865-1888) married Leonidas C. Wails
• Laura A. (1867-1941) married J. N. Banks
• Carrie A. (1871-1892) married Thomas L. Harper
• Dellie Elizabeth (1872-1952) married Charles Richard Wallace
• Robert C. (1882-1882)
• Paul W. (b. 1883)

Samuel was a teacher for twenty years. He was active in local affairs, being Assessor and Collector for Ripley County, Indiana, as well as holding other county offices. The family left Elrod, Ripley County, in 1855. In Marshall County, Kansas, he was Postmaster at Vliets and Weighmaster. Both of his grandfathers, James Grimes and Joseph McDonald, served in the Revolutionary War, as did his wife’s grandfather and great-grandfather.

Submitted by:
Don Connelley
Surprise AZ
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