James Grindle

17 January 1776–11 June 1856 (Age 80)
Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of James

When James Grindle was born on 17 January 1776, in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Joshua Grindel, was 29 and his mother, Anna Lowell, was 29. He married Molly Lymburner on 4 February 1802, in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 11 June 1856, in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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James Grindle
Molly Lymburner
Marriage: 4 February 1802
John L. Grindle
James Grindle
Otis Grindell
Mary A Grindle
Abigail Grindle
Israel Grindle
Elizabeth Grindle

Spouse and Children

4 February 1802
Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States






    John L. Grindle


    James Grindle


    Abigail Grindle


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 13

Historical Boundaries: 1789: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Middle English grene ‘green’ + dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ or hille, hull ‘hill’; alternatively, the surname may have arisen from either of two habitational names meaning ‘green valley’: Greendale in Devon or Grindale in East Yorkshire, or from Grindal (‘green hill’) in Shropshire.2 South German: from Middle High German grindel ‘latch’, ‘beam’, ‘pole’, probably a metonymic occupational name for a doorman.3 Respelling of North German Grindel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Grindle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Grindel, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • James Grindall in entry for John L. Grindall, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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