When Martha J Grinder was born about 1834, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Grinder, was 18 and her mother, Mrs Sarah Grinder, was 31. She married Henry B Treece about 1848, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bear Creek Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Tomahawk Township, Marion, Arkansas, United States in 1860.
English (Middlesex and Sussex): occupational name for a grinder of grain, i.e. a miller, from Middle English grinder ‘grinder of corn, miller’ (Old English grindere), an agent noun from Old English grindan ‘to grind’. Less often it may have referred to someone who ground blades to keep their sharpness or who ground pigments, spices, and medicinal herbs to powder.
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