When Jacob Henton Grider was born on 12 July 1791, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, his father, Private Jacob Grider, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Henton, was 23. He married Mahala Pennington on 21 December 1809, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 February 1848, in Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Greene, Missouri, United States.
Americanized form of South German Greiter, itself a variant or an altered form of South German Greuter and Swiss German Grütter or Grüter (see Grueter ). Compare Greider , Gryder and Kreider .
History: The ancestors of many of the American Griders were Mennonites from Switzerland who, because of religious persecution, fled to the Palatinate in Germany and later, in the beginning of the 18th century, emigrated to PA (see Kreider ).