George Mercer Grimsley

1853–1914 (Age 61)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Mercer

When George Mercer Grimsley was born on 25 May 1853, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Grimsley, was 41 and his mother, Mahala Catherine Hale, was 26. He married Flora Belle Beard on 6 June 1853, in Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Gresham, Green, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 12 June 1914, in Green, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Keene, Jessamine, Kentucky, United States.

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George Mercer Grimsley
1853–1914
Flora Belle Beard
1858–1945
Marriage: 6 June 1853
W. Ettie Grimsley
1886–1916
Gladys A. Grimsley
1890–1903
John Ernest Grimsley
1892–1918
Beulah Catherine Grimsley
1894–1985
Joseph Vernon Grimsley
1897–1918
William Raymond Grimsley
1900–1985

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
6 June 1853
Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States
children

(6)

  • W. Ettie Grimsley

    Female1886–1916Female

  • Gladys A. Grimsley

    Female1890–1903Female

  • John Ernest Grimsley

    Male1892–1918Male

  • Female1894–1985Female

  • Joseph Vernon Grimsley

    Male1897–1918Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in the Midlands, where the name is now concentrated.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Grimsly in household of Joseph Grimsly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Grimsly, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Geo M Grimsley in household of Joseph Grimsley, "United States Census, 1860"

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