Jesse Grimes

b. 6 February 1788, d. 15 March 1866

Jesse Grimes, 1788-1866
  • Jesse Grimes was born on 6 February 1788 in Duplin County, North Carolina.
  • He married Martha Smith on 21 January 1813.
  • Jesse Grimes became a widower at the 1824 death of his wife Martha Smith.
  • He married Rosanna Ward Britton circa 1826.
  • Grimes County, Texas, formed in 1846 from Montgomery, was named in his honor.
  • Jesse Grimes and Rosanna Ward Britton appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Harvey Grimes, Helen Grimes, Emily Grimes and Nancy Grimes.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
  • Jesse Grimes died on 15 March 1866 at age 78 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • His wife Rosanna Ward Britton became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  • For additional biographical information, see The Texas Handbook Online.
  • Last Edited: 7 Apr 2014

Family 1: Martha Smith b. 4 August 1789, d. 1824

Family 2: Rosanna Ward Britton b. 31 December 1803, d. 6 December 1870