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Re: Dr Enoch Grigsby,b:1715,d:1774,Edgefield
Posted by: wagon trains, edgefield county sc Date: August 24, 2000 at 12:12:22
In Reply to: Dr Enoch Grigsby,b:1715,d:1774,Edgefield by Steve Moore of 1566

Enoch Grigsby executed his will in November, 1789 at a time he was not feeling well, according to its opening recitation. Given that it was not admitted to probate until some years later, he must have recovered or lingered for six years. : )

Named as heirs to what appears to have been a quite decent estate consisting of land and slaves were:

Wife Mary; son "Ridon"; dtr. Susannah, who was married to a Hill; sone James, and daughters Nancy, Elizabeth and Sarah.

Rhydon executed his will in March, 1826, shortly before his death the following May.
He too left a nice sized estate, which he divided among his wife Sarah and their eight children: Samuel; Levi M., James B. Griffin, Margaret, who married a Herbert, Mary Ann who married a Waters, Elizabeth (who got slaves and money to finish her education), Luke M. and a dauther named (or name spelled as "Hertest" [this could be Hester].

These are not mine, but I hope this helps you.

Oh, in the "History of Edgefield" by Chapman is this:

Gen. William Butler had another aunt, Susan Butler, who married Enoch Grigsby. Mr. G. lived near Mount Willing on the plantation occupied in 1891 by Dr. Unger. He left one son, Col. Rhyden Grigsby, and four daughters. One of these daughters married Capt. Jonathan Wever; one Gen. Samuel Mays, of Big Saluda; one Lod Hill [read Lodowick] who lived near Richardsonville in the Revolution; Thomas Butler, a brother of Gen. Butler married another [daughter]. Lod Hill left two sons, Theophilus and Henry; and a daughter who married Capt. Bryant Dean, the father of Col. A. B. Dean and Capt. Thophilus Dean. Henry Hill was the father of Dr. Lovell Hill of Ward, and the g/f of John B. Hill, School Commr in 1891. Did he not also have a son named James? theoph. Hill was the father of Lod Hill and Rhyden Hill, who are now dead [at writing] and also of Henry Hill of Johnston; Dr. Walter Hill of the courthouse; James R. Hill of Richardsonville; Ben Hill, Dyson's and a son Thomas who was killed in the War of Secession [sic]...Col. Rhyden Grigsby and Col. Simpson Wilson married sisters, the Misses Manning. Their brother Luke a very celebrated character in his day is said to have killed three men in SC, for which he was tried and found guilty..but was reprieved each time. He finally went to AL, and there having killed a man, he was tried, found guilty of murder, and suffered the extreme penalty of the law. Col. Grigsy died of consumption and his sons removed to AL. A Mr. Herbert, and John and Thomas Waters married his daughters."

This is a most interesting family...There is more on Col. R. Grigsby, but I've got to run right now.


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