Jesse Grizzle

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 Hammon, 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 District, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 64, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died in 1901, in Russell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Grizzle
1816–1901
Nancy Franklin
1816–1891
Marriage: 1 October 1835
William Franklin Grizzle
1836–1905
John Hammon Grizzle
1837–1913
James H Grizzle
1840–1862
Elizabeth Jane Grizzle
1842–1908
Malissa Grizzle
1844–1862
Nancy Grizzle
1846–1848
Winfield Scott Grizzel
1848–1919
Andrew Jackson Grizzle
1849–1916
Universal Grizzle
1851–1915
Mary Belle Grizzle
1854–1938
Martha Alice Grizzle
1856–1931
Lydia Ellen Grizzle
1858–1932
Eliza Jane Grizzle
1861–1938

Sources (58)

  • Jepee Grizzle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Jesse in entry for Isaac B McReynolds, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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"""""""

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

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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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