Jacob Henton Grider

Brief Life History of Jacob Henton

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.

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Jacob Henton Grider
Mahala Pennington
Marriage: 21 December 1809
Christopher Grider
Iven Henton Grider
Tobias Grider
John Grider
William Franklin Grider
Sarah Grider
James C. Grider
Mary Grider
Jacob W Grider

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Henton Grider, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob Hinton Grider, "United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955"
  • Jacob Henton Grider, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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