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
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
15. MARY BRYAN GRIMES
Feb 15, 1871
May 28, 1957
Blessed are the pure for they shall see God
MARRIED FEB 20, 1895 ELMER E. SMITH WHO DIED DEC 19, 1896
DAUGHTER OF MG BRYAN GRIMES & CHARLOTTE EMILY BRYAN
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
Inscribed: Whose all of life a rosy ray Blushed into dawn and passed
(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.