Elizabeth Grimke

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Elizabeth Grimke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Death: July 06, 1792 (50)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick Grimke and Martha Emms / Emmes
Wife of John Rutledge, Governor, Signer of the US Constitution, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States
Mother of Martha Rutledge; Frederick Rutledge, Sr.; Charles Rutledge; Thomas Littleberry Rutledge; Elizabeth Laurens and 1 other
Sister of Mary Fraser
Half sister of William Williamson

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About Elizabeth Grimke

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  • Elizabeth Grimke (November 29, 1741- July 6, 1792)
  • She was the daughter of Charleston lawyer Frederick Grimke and Martha (Emmes) Grimke. She was the first cousin of John Faucheraud Grimke, father of the famous 19th-centrury abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimke.
  • Husband: John Rutledge of South Carolina
  • Married on May 1, 1763. Together they had 10 children. Rutledge was very devoted to his wife, and built the John Rutledge House in Charleston for her.
  • Elizabeth's death on July 6, 1792 in Charleston, Charleston County, SC was a major cause of the illness that affected Rutledge in the last part of his life.
  • She is buried in: Saint Michaels Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
  • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115540920

Elizabeth Grimke Rutledge

  • Birth: Nov. 29, 1741
  • Death: Jun. 6, 1792 un Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
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    • Parents:
      • Frederick Grimke (1705 - 1778)
      • Martha Emmes Grimke (1703 - 1764)
    • Spouse: John Rutledge (1739 - 1800)
    • Sibling:
      • Mary Williamson Grimke (1738 - 1807)*
      • Elizabeth Grimke Rutledge (1741 - 1792)
  • Burial: Saint Michaels Church Cemetery in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina,
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Elizabeth Grimke's Timeline

1741
November 29, 1741
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
1764
May 5, 1764
Charleston, Charleston County, SC, United States
1769
March 1, 1769
Charleston Charleston County South Carolina
1773
April 7, 1773
1774
1774
1776
January 25, 1776
1783
September 3, 1783
1792
July 6, 1792
Age 50
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
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Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina