When Alexander Grimes was born on 23 February 1793, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Wilson Grimes II, was 35 and his mother, Mildred Emily Ricketts, was 29. He married Sarah Sally Hart on 1 June 1814, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 June 1841, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States.
English: variant of Grim , with post-medieval excrescent -s.
Irish: adopted occasionally in Ireland for Gormley and even Houlihan .