Dear Don: Thank you so much for contacting me about your interest in the
Grimes Genealogy. Also thanks for pointing out the typo I made re: Lucy
Olivia Blount who married Bryan Grimes, SR. on 16 Jun 1831, she was born 08
Apr 1799 and died 29 Jun 1854.
Sarah Grimes definitly married James O'Kelly Williams. She is buried at Avon
Cemetery (one of the Grimes Family Plantations in Eastern NC (Pitt Co.) and
is named on the headstone as Williams. It has been mentioned in some
documents that James OK Williams is buried in this cemetery as well, but I
have not found it, as yet. I have not made a concerted effort to do so, to
date. The gravestone of Dempsey Grimes does, in fact, say "An emigrant from
Virginia", but it is my opinion that many of the gravestones at Avon are not
the originals and may have be replications installed, perhaps by Junius D.
Grimes in the early part of the 20 century (perhaps a bit earlier - who
(one Nit: I did not find an attachement to your e-mail? so I couldn't check
any of your information.)
I would very much like to know more about the Coffield family, esp. the early
Coffields. I have a rather extensive genealogy of the Grimes Family. It is
imperfectly documented but was created to provide a starting place for other
family members who wanted to know more about their own near family so they
would have basis for starting a more carefully documented portion of their
smaller and more limited family tree. I would be happy to share whatever you
may wish to have. It is on Family Tree Maker, but can be sent either as a
Family Tree Maker file or as as GEDCOM file. I recommend the latter as it
will load to any ver. of Family Tree Maker and to many other Genealogy
Where are you living? NC? I have many roots in NC but am living in
Virginia, outside of Washington, DC. I look forward to hearing from you.
John B. Grimes
Surname Interests: Grimes, Laughinghouse, Bryan, Grist, Williams, Davis,
Blount, Coffield, Cowper, Fairweather, Haywood, Heritage, Hildre, Hill,
Howard, Myers, Justice, Maul, May, Mordecai, Nelson, McGrath, O'Hagan,
Pettigrew, Rodman, Shepard, Whitfield, Whitmel, to name a few.
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