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John Grimmett

Birthplace: Alderton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho
Place of Burial: Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho
Immediate Family:

Son of Anne Grimmett
Husband of Sarah Grimmett and Elizabeth (Betsy) HART
Father of Orson Grimmett; Emma Grimmett; Anne Pasey Grimmett; Rosina Grimmett and Hyrum Grimmett

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About John Grimmett

Grimmett, John

Birth Date: 5 Jan. 1826

Death Date: 6 Mar. 1895

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Company: Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)

"Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868"


John and Sarah Grimmett

Information comes from the History of Bear Lake Pioneers by John Hoge and Edna O'Neal Shepherd

John Grimmett was born 5 Jan 1826 in Alderton England, the son of George and Elizabeth Grimmett. Sarah Passey was born 24 June 1818 in Stensham England, the daughter of Thomas Passey and Margaret Showell. After John and Sarah joined the LDS church they became enthusiastic workers in their new religion and desired to come to the valley of the mountains. They sailed on the Charles Beck landing in New Orleans. On this journey their son George was blown overboard while playing on the deck.

Children of John Grimmett and Sarah Passey

1. George Grimmett b-11 Jan 1848 in Naunton England; d-Jan 1855 drowned in the Atlantic Ocean 2. Orson Grimmett b-5 Mar 1850 in Naunton England; d-18 Feb 1918; m-Ella Barnaby 3. Rosina Grimmett b-20 Feb 1852 in Persore England; d-2 May 1930; m-James William O'Neal 4. Hyrum Grimmett b-6 Jan 1854 in Birmingham England; d-21 May 1934 in Moreland Idaho; m-Emma Pomeroy 5. Sarah Jane Grimmett b-23 May 1856 in West Jordan Utah; d-31 July 1939 in Cokeville Wyoming; m-Alfred Sparks 6. John Henry Grimmett b-16 May 1858 in Pond Town Utah; d-13 May 1923 in Paris Idaho; m-Louise Neat

From St Louis the family started west arriving in Salt Lake in Sep 1855 and settled in West Jordan. Johnston's Army had entered the valley so the family went south to Pond Town. In October 1864 the Grimmett family moved to Paris. They obtained two lots and built a log cabin and John and his son worked on the railroad which was building west. John and Sarah lived in Paris until 1867 when they obtained a farm on the east side of the valley, now known as Dingle.

In 1878 John and Sarah moved to Lander Wyoming but it was such a wild country they lost most of their herd to rustlers, so they returned to Bear Lake. Sarah died in Lander 3 Oct 1881. John then married Jane Parrish in Salt Lake City. After Jane died, he married a Mrs. Long. John Grimmett died 6 Mar 1895 in Bloomington and is buried there.


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John Grimmett's Timeline

January 5, 1826
Alderton, Gloucestershire, England
July 12, 1842
Age 16
January 20, 1844
Age 18
July 27, 1847
Age 21
Ripple, Worcester, England
March 5, 1850
Age 24
Birmingham, England
February 20, 1852
Age 26
January 6, 1854
Age 28
March 6, 1895
Age 69
Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho
Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho