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John H Grigsby


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Date: 1/24/2014 at 12:34:38

John H Grigsby Family

John H Grigsby was born in Wayne county, Pennsylvania. Feb 14, 1826, the son of Edward and Elinor Grigsby. He settled in Madrid, Iowa area in May 1853, near the present site of the United Brethren church, southeast of Madrid. His wife Susanna Warden, born June 21, 1831 and two children, Maira and Margaret, accompanied him on his move from Pennsylvania, as did Susanna’s parents and family.
Maira S was born January 24, 1850, and subsequently married Raffield Rutherford. Their family lived in Iowa, Kansas and North Dakota. Their children were: Mary, John, Bertha, Warren, Lily, Josie, Ora and twins Jennie and Jay.
Margaret Ann was born August 24, 1851, and married Warren Orton. Two sons were born to this marriage Edward born Oct 9, 1867, and died Oct 24, 1867 and an infant son who with his mother, died during childbirth June 24, 1870.
Two sons were born to John H and Susanna after their arrival in the Madrid area. They were: George W born April 8, 1853 and died Oct 11, 1853, and Daniel P who was born Oct 11, 1855, and subsequently married Francis S Lee. Daniel and Francis were the parents of four sons and one daughter. Son M M Grigsby died Dec 12, 1881. Son Robert A born Jan 12, 1883 married Anna Malva Drake and became a Methodist minister. Son Fred married Delia Barrett and they were the parents of one daughter RoseMary. Son Elwin, married Freda Daymude, and they were the parents of one daughter, Joy Mae. Daughter, Cora born October 12, 1883 married Will Jacobs and they were the parents of four sons. LaVerne, Doyl, Darrel. and Marrel.
Susanna Warden Grigsby died October 15, 1857, succumbing to another epidemic of typhoid. She was 26 years old.
On September 2, 1858, John H married Nancy Jane Wolgamott, a 17 year old German girl, who came to this area from Liberty, Guernsey County, Ohio. John H and Nancy Jane were the parents of 13 children: Ora B, David W, Miranda P, Cornelius V, John E, Ulysses Grant, Edward W, Jennie, Everett, Robert, Otho C, Hattie and Bessie.
Ora B Grigsby born Oct 22, 1859, married Joe Bolle. To their marriage were born three children: Ida born May 29, 1883, who married Oscar Beighler, and was the mother of sons, Eugene, Carol, and Edward, Edna born September 22, 1885 married Will Provolt, and was the mother of children Helen, Hubert and Garald, and Earl born November 19, 1890 married Ella Drake was the father of Marjorie Bolle Erickson. Marjorie married Forest Erickson and was the mother of sons Lloyd, Wayne and Stanley.
David W Grigsby born September 9, 1861, married Agnes Parmeter. Their children were Edna, born September 10, 1883 and Rollo born July 24, 1891. Edna married Will Swanson and was the mother of one daughter, Jeannette Swanson Caldwell. Rollo married Ross Stover, and they were the parents of Agnes, Leone and David Lyle (twins), Donald, Junella, Drexel and Geraldene. Agnes Parmeter Grigsby died in 1894 and David married Emma Allen in 1896.
Miranda P Grigsby born November 29, 1863 married John McIntire and they were the parents of one son, David Franklin, who was born September 11, 1881 and died Oct 2, 1881 and three daughters: Hattie Jane born January 30, 1884, and who married Franklin Schoff, Edith Bell born September 15, 1887, and who married John (Jack) L Hook and Bessie Pearl born July 27, 1890 who married J Clinton Snider. Bessie was the mother of children Garland, Winnefred and Dorothy.
Cornelius V Grigsby born October 29, 1865, and married Linnie Parmeter. They had no children.
John E Grigsby was born September 26, 1867. He married Cornelia Taylor. They were the parents of daughters, Margaret Irene, and Catherine Ileen. Margaret Irene was born January 9, 1912, and married Lester A Indlecoffer. They were the parents of Adrienne Rose who married David Fry and John Stanley. The Frys lived in Bloomington, Illinois and are the parents of four children. John Stanley died May 23, 1976 at the age of 30 leaving his wife, Vicki and three sons. Jeffrey, Gregory, and Bradley. Catherine Ileen was born Oct 8, 1913, and married Robert Leaming on December 26, 1933. Robert died April 17, 1936, and Catherine later married Jack W Criner. The Criners reside in St Petersburg, Florida.
Ulysses Grant Grigsby was born December 25, 1869. He married Mattie Bryant, and was a medical doctor in Perry, Iowa. Their children were: Defere, Stanley and Virgil. Defere married Mildred Smith and later Katherine Lipton. Stanley died in the U S Navy. Virgil married Lucian Osborne.
Edward W Grigsby was born Feb 3, 1872. Also a medical doctor, Edward married Libbie Garlock. They had one daughter, Winnefred, born May 29, 1902. She married Gordon Sandsberry and they made their home in Hollywood, California. The Sandsberrys were parents of one son, James Edward, born Oct 15, 1932.
Jennie Grigsby born Sept 3, 1974 married medical doctor Frederick Moench. They had two sons, G Frederick and Edward, and a daughter Kathryn born April 18, 1907. G Frederick born in Feb 1899 was also a medical doctor and he and his wife, True, made their home in Mt Victory, Ohio. They had two sons,. James and Cornelius, and a daughter Rose Marie. Edward born April 17. 1901 like his brother and father, became a medical doctor.
Everett Grigsby was born Aug 3, 1876. He married Mertle Houser and they moved to East Moline, Illinois to make their home. They had five children, May who died at 18, Fern born Dec 29, 1910, who married Bernard Ruberg, a baby who died in infancy, Dorothy born July 16, 1915, and married Russell E Collier, and Ruth also deceased. Mertle died in 1926 and Everett subsequently married Stella Spangler, who also predeceased him. He married Vera, his third wife and to their married was born one daughter, Deloris who is now Deloris Killian of Moline, Illinois.
Robert Grigsby born Aug 1, 1877 died Oct 17. 1877 at the age of two months.
Otho C Grigsby born Sept 1, 1878 married Alice Provolt. They made their home in Granger, Iowa and were the parents of two children: Myrl born Oct 26, 1904 and Vera born July 23, 1917. Vera married Alan Kenison of Madrid.
Hattie Grigsby was born Dec 23, 1880 and died Oct 12, 1881 at the age of 9 months, 19 days.
Bessie Grigsby was born Sept 10, 1882 and died Sept 8, 1888 at the age of five years.
Nancy Jane Wolgamott Grigsby died from diabetes in her home on Sept 3, 1909. She was 67 years old. Father John H Grigsby died from and apparent heart attack on Feb 7, 1911 at the age of 85. He had been shoveling snow and was found leaning against the fence at this home in Madrid.


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