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Mary Grimké (Smith)

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Death: July 21, 1839 (75)
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Burial: Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery Charleston Charleston County South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Smith and Sarah Smith
Wife of Judge John Grimké
Mother of Dr. John Grimké; Thomas Smith Grimké; Benjamin Grimke; Mary Grimké; Frederick Grimke and 9 others
Sister of Lt Col Roger Moore Smith and James Harvey Smith

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About Mary Grimké

John and Mary Grimké had fourteen children, three of whom died in infancy. Their children included Sarah Moore Grimké and Angelina Grimké, noted orators and abolitionists; attorney and reformer Thomas Smith Grimké, and Henry W. Grimke. Another son, Frederick (born in Charleston 1 September 1791; died in Chillicothe, Ohio 8 March 1863), a graduate of Yale, moved to Ohio, where he became a judge and state supreme court justice.

John and Mary Grimke's mixed-race grandchildren, through their son Henry W. Grimke, included journalist and diplomat Archibald Grimké, Francis J. Grimké, a Presbyterian minister, and John Grimké (d.1918).

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Mary Grimké's Timeline

February 7, 1764
Charleston, South Carolina
August 12, 1785
Age 21
September 26, 1786
Age 22
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Age 23
November 8, 1789
Age 25
United States
September 1, 1791
Age 27
Charleston, South Carolina
November 26, 1792
Age 28
South Carolina, United States
May 1, 1794
Age 30
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
June 21, 1795
Age 31