Dorcas Grimes (Wall) (1765 - 1850) MP

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Birthplace: Wake, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Pike, Alabama, United States
Managed by: Linda Judith Meléndez
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About Dorcas Grimes (Wall)

PIKE COUNTY HISTORY: "Spring Hill is a small community on Highway 87 about seven miles south of Troy. It was about the year 1814 when the first white people emigrated from the Carolinas to settle here, long before the Indian conflicts had been resolved. Among the first to come were Sam Gobson, Dawson Grimes, Lonie Boutwell and the Leveretts." And a few paragraphs later: "Asa Thompson said that his neighbors when he came to Pike (1839) were Dawson and Thompson Grims(Grimes CGT), the Boutwells and the Gibsons."

Estate Dawson(Dosson) died before his estate was settled on 5/6/1857 in Pike Co., AL. The following were listed as his descendants: 1. Willis Grimes (residence unknown) 2. Children of daughter Lucy Grimes Bedwell, decd, and wife of James Bedwell, decd. : Elizabeth, James, Nancy, Mahala, Allen, and Dodon Bidwell from Ms. 3. Mary Grimes Brown, dau. of Dawson and wife of Isham Brown of Westville,MS. 4. Allen Grimes, son, residing near Turnbull, AL (Monroe Co) 5. Sarah Grimes Crane, wife of Jeremiah W. Crane, MS 6. John Grimes, son, is deceased; his widow is Neoma. Their children:Caroline Grimes, wife of L. C. Weaver, TX; Mary Grimes, wife of A. G.Johnson, TX; Pleasant Grimes, TX; Patsy Grimes, wife of Richard Flowers, TX;Eliza Grimes, wife of Goldsberry Flowers, Coffee Co, AL; Elizabeth Grimes,wife of Lub Flowers of Pike Co, AL; John Grimes, Coffee Co, AL; CharlesGrimes, TX; David Grimes, TX.

Another attached list gives the eight direct heirs: 1. Willis Grimes 2. James Bedwell and wife Lucy and children Elizabeth, Jame, Nancy, Mahala, Allen, Dowon 3. Isham Brown and wife Mary 4. Allen Grimes 5. Jeremiah W. Crane and wife Sally 6. Thomas Grimes and wife Elizabeth (she being the daughter and he the nephew, I think) 7. John Grimes and wife Neoma and children Caroline, Mary, Pleasant, Patsy,Elizabeth, Eliza, John Charles, Daniel, Lucy, Sally, Nancy, and Marion 8. William Grimes

At the final distribution of the estate, each of the children got $159.19 (or in case child was deceased, amt. was divided among grandchildren). Other names mentioned: Asa Thompson, George M.Grimes, Charles Hall, W. T. Evans, James M. Carter, Washington Watson, JohnWatson, and Andrew L. Settles.

[All of the Above was recieved from Christine Grimes Thacker, 24 May 2004]


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Dorcas Grimes's Timeline

Wake, North Carolina, United States
January 22, 1788
Age 23
Wake, Wake, NC, USA
Age 25
February 15, 1794
Age 29
Washington, GA, USA
Age 85
Pike, Alabama, United States
Age 85