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Grimesland Cemetery - GRIMES



Our generous donor: John Bryan Grimes


 

    
     
     The Graveyard is laid out East to West with the entrance through a wrought 
iron fence by a gate in the East end.  There is a large mound at the South 
West corner of the Cemetery outside the fence and the cleared area (about 
25 yards) that is the Grave site of žWarrenÓ, General Grimes' horse that he 
used during the majority of the Civil War.

     Note:  This property is private and visitors should obtain permission to 
enter the Cemetery from either Robert Grimes, PO Box 414, Plymouth, NC 
27962; or from John B. Grimes, 10129 Hampton Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, 
VA 22039, (703) 690-1942. well in advance of the date of your intended 
visit.

     Note: Dates in angle-brackets (<>) are interpolated and do not appear 
literally on the markers.


     GRIMESLAND CEMETERY  -  1st Row (Eastern most, nearest gate)PRIVATE 

18a.  JOHN BRYAN GRIMES
      AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMSÓ
      1st of two footstones.
      JOHN BRYAN GRIMES
      Jun 3,  1868
      Jan 11, 1923
      SON OF MAJ. GEN. BRYAN GRIMES, C.S.A.
      AND CHARLOTTE EMILY BRYAN
      PLANTER, TRUSTEE OF THE UNIVERSITY, 
      SECRETARY OF STATE OF N.C. 1901-1923

18b.  2nd of two footstones.
      ELIZABETH FORREST LAUGHINGHOUSE
      Oct 2,  1878
      Apr 5,  1952
      DAUGHTER OF CAPT J. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE, C.S.A., AND ELIZABETH O'HAGAN, 
      WIFE OF JOHN BRYAN GRIMES.  MOTHER OF THREE SONS." 

17.   MARY OCTAVIA LAUGHINGHOUSE, WIFE OF JOHN B. GRIMES 
      Jan 25, 1873
      Dec 2,  1899
      Daily I pass into the shadow but holding God's hand.
      (First wife of John Bryan Grimes and sister of EFL above.)

16.   ELMER ELLSWORTH SMITH
      Feb 13,  1866
      Dec 19,  1896
      
      Death date of Jan 25, 1873 in earlier NC Cemetery Inventory is 
      confirmed incorrect.

15.   MARY BRYAN GRIMES
      Feb 15,  1871
      May 28,  1957
      (front) 
      Blessed are the pure for they shall see God
      (left) 
      MARRIED FEB 20, 1895 ELMER E. SMITH WHO DIED DEC 19, 1896
      (back)
      DAUGHTER OF MG BRYAN GRIMES & CHARLOTTE EMILY BRYAN
      (right)
      MARRIED JUNE 26, 1906 TO J. GORDON HACKETT WHO DIED SEPT 5, 1952
      (Note: JGH was from N. Wilkesboro, NC).

14.   WILLIAM DEMSIE GRIMES, SON OF BRYAN & CHARLOTTE E. GRIMES
      Feb 12, 1876
      Sep  3, 1932
      BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY

13.   WILLIE SKINNER GRIMES, WIFE OF WILLIAM DEMSIE GRIMES.
      Mar 8, 1875    Mar 8,1876 (NC Cem. Invent. is incorrect)
      Dec 5, 1950                    #41

   GRIMESLAND CEMETERY - (Second or Middle Row)

12.   SUSAN PENELOPE GRIMES
      DAUGHTER OF BRYAN AND CHARLOTTE E. GRIMES
      BORN AT GRIMESLAND N.C. Sep 9, 1872
      DIED AT RALEIGH N.C. Nov 24, 1920
      FATHER IN THY GRACIOUSNESS KEEPING 
      LEAVE ME NOW THY SERVANT SLEEPING

11a.  BRYAN GRIMES, MAJOR GENERAL, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
      Nov 2, 1828
      Aug 14, 1880
      
11b.  CHARLOTTE EMILY DAUGHTER OF JOHN H. AND MARY W. BRYAN
      Jan 27, 1840
      Dec 11, 1920

      11 and 10 are on a single gravestone with the following:
      I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY COME UNTO ME AND REST

10a.  IN MEMORY OF AN INFANT SON DIED FEB 2, 1852, AGED 13 DAYS. 
10b.  ALSO, NANCY,. DIED SEPT. 1, 1854. CHILDREN OF BRYAN & BETTIE 
      GRIMES
      Inscribed:  Whose all of life a rosy ray Blushed into dawn and passed
                  away.
      (Nancy's interpolated birth date: 24 Jun 1854.)
      (Note:  10a and 10b are on the same stone and are on the obverse side
      of #7, Bettie.)

 9.   Infant. 1 grave. No stone. (Could not identify in 1995)

 8.   Grave with headstone reading B.G.

 7.   BETTIE, WIFE OF BRYAN GRIMES, JUNR.
      BORN JUNE 25, 1833
      DIED NOV. 7, 1857
      Inscribed:  The ardent heart, the towering mind are fled, yet shall
      undying love still linger with the dead.  No darker hour, hath fate
      for him who mourns, than when the all he loved as dust to dust
      returns and such his lot whom thou has loved and left.  Spirit thus
      early to thy home recalled.

      Inventory note:  Bettie Davis was Bryan Grimes 1st wife.

   GRIMESLAND CEMETERY -- 3rd Row (western most)

 6.   ALSTON GRIMES
      Feb 25, 1868
      Oct 20, 1914
      (With Masonic Emblem)

 5.   GEORGE FREDERICK, SON OF GEN.BRYAN & CHARLOTTE E. GRIMES
      BORN JUNE 27, 1877
      DIED SEP. 28, 1880
      OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

 4.   IN MEMORY OF JUNIUS AUGUSTUS GRIMES, SON OF BRYAN GRIMES.
      BORN 14TH OCT, 1825
      DIED 14TH OCT, 1833
      (8 years of age)

 3.   SUSAN GRIMES, WIFE OF JOHN GRAY BLOUNT MYERS
      BORN JAN 26, 1821
      DIED JUNE 18, 1862

 2.   HERE LIES THE BODY OF NANCY GRIMES
      CONSORT OF BRYAN GRIMES WHO 
      DIED MARCH 2ND, 1829.
      AGED 31 YEARS WANTING ELEVEN DAYS.
      
      Inventory Note:  Nancy Grist, interpolated birth date Feb 19,1798.
      She was the wife of Bryan Grimes, SR)

1.    HERE LIES THE BODY OF ZILPHA ANN GRIMES
      DAUGHTER OF BRYAN & NANCY GRIMES who departed this life
      Oct 15, 1822, aged 3 years, 5 months & 5 days

      Inventory Note:  Daughter of Bryan and Nancy, her age was three
      years, not five as reported in other lists, and her interpolated
      birth date is May 10, 1819.  Her name is sometime reported as 
      Zilphia Annove Grimes. 




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