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Monday, January 17, 2011

Matrilineal Monday -- On This Day Sally Grimes Passes Away in 1873




Matrilineal Monday .. On this day Sally Grimes passed away January 17, 1873 in Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin.

Sally is one of my 3rd grandmother. Sally was born the 18th of November 1800 to Nathan Grimes and Hepsibeth Lovejoy in New Hampshire.

She married John Hall Jr. 10 May 1825. Together they had seven children. Hephizibah 1826, Caroline 1830, George 1832, John Alonzo 1834, Harriet 1835, Mary Eliza 1837, and Sally Rebecca 1838.

Sally her last child was born 18 October 1838 and John her husband died on the 22 of October 1838. Baby Sally was only 4 days old and her mother Sally was left not only with a brand new baby but with 6 other children to raise and take care. At this point they are living in New Hampshire.

I have not found her in the 1840 or 1850 census as of yet. By 1860 Sally is living in Madison Ward, Wisconsin with her daughters Mary 23 who is a teacher, Sally 21 and with them still is Judora Fairbanks. I do not know who this is as of yet. My guess is probably a grand daughter.

The 1870 census has her living still in Wisconsin and she is with her son George, his wife Louisa Marie Reynolds and their six children. George and Marie are my 2nd great grandparents. Judora is still with the family.

Sally passed away on this date in 1873. I find it interesting to think about her and wonder what her life was like taking care of those children. She never married again.

She is buried next to her son George and daughter in law Louisa at the Maple Hill Cemetery at Evansville, Wisconsin.
I will be back to research her another night and to image what her life was like living in the 1800's.

1 comment:

  1. My husband, Craig Lovejoy, is a descendant of Samuel Lovejoy, a brother to Hepsibeth (Lovejoy) Grimes. Thanks so much for your great info on the Grimes family. I think I found the mystery of Judora Fairbanks. A gd of Hepsibeth and Nathan Grimes, Hespsibah married Stephen Weston Fairbanks. They had a daughter named Juelira (not quite Judora, but maybe close enough).

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