Jesse Grizzle

Male27 January 1816–

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Grizzle was born on 27 January 1816, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, John Grizzle, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Hammond, was 44. He married Nancy Franklin on 1 October 1835, in Russell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Castlewood District, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died in Russell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Grizzle
Nancy Franklin
Marriage: 1 October 1835
William Franklin Grizzle
John Hammon Grizzle
James H Grizzle
Elizabeth Jane Grizzle
Malissa Grizzle
Nancy Grizzle
Winfield Scott Grizzel
Andrew Jackson Grizzle
Universal Grizzle
Mary Belle Grizzle
Martha Alice Grizzle
Lydia E. Grizzle
Eliza Jane Grizzle

Sources (56)

  • Jesse in entry for W. S. Grizzle, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Jepee Grizzle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse in entry for W S Grizzle, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1835Russell, Virginia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 8

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 31

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French or Swiss French Grisel ‘gray’ or of its rare variant Grizel.

    English (Hertfordshire): nickname from Middle English (Old French) grisel ‘gray(-haired)’, also used as a term for an old man.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the Middle English female personal name Grisil(d) (perhaps of ancient Germanic origin), but it is attested very rarely in medieval England and probably too late to be the source of a surname in the English Midlands. It was made familiar through the heroine of Chaucer's Clerk's Tale, a re-writing of an Italian folk tale in versions by Boccaccio and Petrarch, but the personal name is earlier than the publication of Chaucer's work.

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

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