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Re: MERCER GRIMES/GRAHAM
Posted by: Henry Singletary (ID *****1072) Date: December 05, 2007 at 21:45:17
In Reply to: Re: MERCER GRIMES/GRAHAM by Jim Cppke of 657

I'm just curious. What is the deal with James Wesley Grimes son, Moses, taking his family to Florida and changing his name? Over the last several years, I've spent a lot of time collecting information on my relatives in Bladen County. I spend a lot of time trying to close the gaps and make connection between family lines. Sometimes I just do research for the fun of puzzle solving. I was trying to link together a couple of lines, and when I got to James Wesley Grimes' family I got really curious when Moses seemed to disappear after the 1850 Census. I found several references that listed his wife and children and him as dying in Florida. When I couldn't find him in Florida Census as Moses Grimes, I did searches using his children's first names. Am I correct with the information below??


Other documentation is needed, but the following appear to be census listings for the same family in 1860, 1870 and 1880:
1860 Census: Suwannee County, Florida, Page 27, Stamped page no. 785
Name Age Born in
Thomas Grayhouse 36 North Carolina Farmer
Theresa Grayhouse 26 North Carolina
Nathan Grayhouse 5 North Carolina
Salvadora Grayhouse 4 North Carolina
Pointer p Grayhouse 2 North Carolina
James Grayhouse 1 Florida

1870 Census: Hernando Co., Florida, Brookville Post Office, Page no.54, Dwelling no. 421
Name Age Born in
Thomas Graham 40 North Carolina
Sarah C Graham 21 Florida
Edna Graham 15 North Carolina
GalvaDora Graham 14 North Carolina
Pointierer Graham 12 North Carolina
James Graham 11 Florida
Thomas Graham 9 Florida
Charles Graham 7 Florida
Elva Graham 2 Florida

1880 Census: Hernando Co., Florida, Election Precinct 3, Page 45, Stamped page 368, Dwelling no. 475.
Name Age Born in
Thos Graham 50 North Carolina
S. C. Graham 30 Florida
P. W. Graham 22 Florida
T. G. Graham 20 Florida
C. W. Graham 14 Florida
E. H. Graham 12 Florida
E. W. Graham 9 Florida
F. M. Graham 7 Florida
A. E. Graham 5 Florida
L. F. Graham 3 Florida

Phoebe would have using Theresa as her alias, Since she is supposed to have died before 1870, Sarah C. would be a second wife.


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