About Redmond D. Grigsby
A prominent farmer of the county, was born April 21, 1818, and the youngest son of Ruben and Nancy (Barker) Grigsby both natives of Kentucky. His father who was a farmer, came to Spencer County about 1820. He remained here upward of twenty five years, when he moved to Carroll Co., MO, where he died about 1858. Our subject received a common school education in youth and remained at hoe assisting his father on the farm until attaining his majority. February 11, 1841 he married Matilda Starks, and after marriage bought 800 acres if land, but oweing to his generosity he lost nearly his entire property by becoming surety to his friends debts. Not disheartened by these reverses, however, he began again, and now is a man highly esteemed by all who know him. He is the father of eleven children, seven of who are living.