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
Flora Belle Beard
Marriage: 6 June 1853
W. Ettie Grimsley
Gladys A. Grimsley
John Ernest Grimsley
Beulah Catherine Grimsley
Joseph Vernon Grimsley
William Raymond Grimsley

Spouse & Children

6 June 1853
Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States


  • W. Ettie Grimsley


  • Gladys A. Grimsley


  • John Ernest Grimsley


  • Female1894–1985Female

  • Joseph Vernon Grimsley


+1 More Child

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+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.

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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