Thomas Wesley Grimes

29 January 1828–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas Wesley

When Thomas Wesley Grimes was born on 29 January 1828, in Georgia, United States, his father, William C Grimes, was 46 and his mother, Mary Nancy Mitchell, was 39. He lived in Washington, Alabama, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

William C Grimes
1782–1837
Mary Nancy Mitchell
1789–1850
John Grimes
1808–1862
David Grimes
1813–1863
Calvin Grimes
1825–
Mary or Polly Grimes Johnson
1812–1860
Sarah Grimes
1813–
Harriet P Grimes
1815–1856
Lucinda Grimes
1820–
James Grimes
1821–1890
Lucinda Grimes
1825–
Thomas Wesley Grimes
1828–
Louisa Grimes
1830–
William B Grimes
1831–1894

Parents and Siblings

    Male1782–1837Male

    Mary Nancy Mitchell

    Female1789–1850Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 4

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Grime .

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

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