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  • ID: I20465
  • Name: John Harris GRIER
  • Surname: Grier
  • Given Name: John Harris
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Sep 1811 in Mecklenburg Co., NC
  • Death: 12/13 May 1864 in Mecklenburg Co., NC
  • Burial: Steele Creek Presbyterian Church graveyard
  • _UID: AE607C7498D85F4184B34DCCC7C0708DE22B
  • Note:

    Mecklenburg County, NC - John Harris Grier Family Bible
    Bibles: John Harris Grier, 1842: Mecklenburg County, NC

    Christopher Elms and his brother and father found three old bibles in
    his deceased grandmother┘us attic. Unfortunately, the heat nearly
    destroyed the bibles, but the family record pages were legible.
    Although the title page was missing, one entry identified the following
    bible as belonging to John Harris Grier with the date of 1842.
    John Harris Grier, a fourth-generation Mecklenburg County, NC citizen,
    was born 1811 and died 1864. He was born and died in the Steele Creek
    area of Mecklenburg County. His parents were Col. Thomas J. Grier and
    wife Mary Harris Grier. John and many of his family are buried in the
    historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church graveyard.

    Surnames: Grier, Elms, Ross, Blankenship, Wiley, Bowden, Harris, Springs

    Page 1 - BIRTHS
    Evelina Melvina Grier was born February 21st. 1835
    [Someone inserted TJ in a gap between Melvina and her brother William]
    TJ Grier was born July 14, 1863
    William Londes Grier was born May 10th 1838
    Mary Fanny Grier was born January 22, 1850
    Margaret Paulina Ross was born March 30th 1813
    Martha Eulelia Elms was born July 27, 1859
    William Albert Elms was born March 17th 1862
    Ella Gertrude Elms was born October 16, 1888

    Column 2 - DEATHS
    Margaret Paulina Grier Died October 18th 1841 in the 28th year of her age
    Margaret M.A. Springs died June 28th 1837
    Martha Emmeline Grier died October 9th. 1857 in the 40th year of her age
    John T.J. Grier son of JH Grier and LA Grier was born July 14, 1863
    John Harris Grier died May 13th 1864 in the 52nd year of his age.
    [repeated] Died May the 13, 1864 in the 52 year of his age.

    Page 2 - BIRTHS
    Jesse a servant was born May 1845
    Thomas Jackson Grier was born July the 14, 1863
    Samuel D. Bowden was born September 31, 1840
    Thomas Jackson Grier
    Martha Emmeline Grier was born Oct 26th 1817
    John Harris Grier was born September 25th 1811
    Mary Francis Grier was born January the 22, 1850
    James A. Elms born May 3th 1829
    Jackson J. Blankenship was born March 5th 1821
    John Harris Grier┘us Book, June 1842

    Column 2 ┘X DEATHS
    Rhoda a servant died April 16th 1842
    Jesse died June 1846
    Jane died Feby 3rd, 1847
    Margaret Ella Harris died August 27th 1874 aged 20 years & 6 months
    Lorena Davis died Aug 17, 1862
    Margaret Ella Harris Died Aug 27th 1874, aged 20 years 6 months [a repeat]
    Melvina E. Elms died May the 26, 1883
    Martha Eulelia Wiley Died Feb the 12, 1887 in the 28 year of her age

    Page 3 - BIRTHS
    Margaret Ella Blankenship was born February the 11 1854
    Martha Eulelia Elms was born July the 27 1859
    William Albert Elms was born March 17th 1862
    E Clarkson Grier was born Dec 11th 1821
    James Edward Elms was born Nov 9th 1908
    John Leonard son of J.H. & Lucie A. Grier was born November 12th 1860
    Lorenna Davis daughter of JH & Lucy A. Grier was born December 8th 1861
    Francis Gertrude Harris was born August 31st 1872
    Francis Gertrude Harris was born August 31st 1872 [repeated in different
    Mamie Loriene Elms was born May 22, 1891

    Column 2 - DEATHS
    James A. Grier & family left North Carolina for Mississippi November 25th, 1846
    E. Clarkson Grier left North Carolina for Mississippi December 9th 1846
    James A. Elms departed this life June 20th 1862 at Camp Davis Company H.
    11th Regiment North Carolina Troops aged 33 years
    Lorena Davis died 17th of August 1862
    Martha Eulelia Wiley died Feb the 12, 1887 in the 28 year of her age
    (In pencil under Eula┘us death is faintly shown Ella and 27 Aug 1874)
    She died in full hope ___[?]
    Ella Gertrude Elms was born Oct 16, 1888

    Page 4 - MARRIAGES
    John H. Grier and Margaret Paulina Ross were married May 8th 1834
    John H. Grier & Lucie A. Smith were married January 5, 1860
    James Jackson Blankenship & Melvina E. daughter of John H. & Margaret
    Paulina Grier were married Sept 21, 1852
    James H. Harris & Margaret Ella, daughter of J.J. & Melvina E.
    Blankenship were married October 19, 1871

    Column 2 - MARRIAGES
    John H. Grier & Martha Emeline daughter of Edmond & Frances Smith were
    married March 10th 1846
    James A. Elms & Evelina Melvina daughter of John H. and Margaret Paulina Grier
    were married August 19th 1854
    J.H. Grier
    B.F. Wiley & Martha Eulelia, daughter of James A. & Melvina E. Elms were
    married October 3rd 1877
    W. A. Elms and Emma L. Garrison was married Jan the 11, 1888

    Mecklenburg Co. NC - Obit of Thomas Greer, 1828. Buried at Steele Creek
    Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg County, NC.

    From "Western Carolinian" issue of 20 February 1828
    Died: "In Mecklenburg county, on the 29th ult. Thomas Greer, Esq. In the
    84th year of his age, a highly respectable and most valuable citizen."
    Copyright. All rights reserved.
    This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by
    Janie Elms Matthews - (transcriber) and
    Christopher Lee Elms - (owner)
  • Change Date: 22 Jan 2012 at 03:22:33

    Father: Thomas J. GRIER b: 25 Dec 1785
    Mother: Mary HARRIS b: 30 Mar 1791

    Marriage 1 Margaret Paulina ROSS b: 30 Mar 1813
    • Married: 8 May 1834 in Mecklenburg Co., NC
    • Note: at the residence of Dr. John Moore Harris, her brother-in-law, York County, S. C, by Rev. Archibald White May 8, 1834.
    1. Has Children Evelina Melvina GRIER b: 21 Feb 1835 in York/Mecklenburg Co., NC
    2. Has Children William Lowndes GRIER b: 10 May 1838 in Mecklenburg Co., NC

    Marriage 2 Emeline SMITH
    • Married: 10 Mar 1846

    Marriage 3 Lucy A. SMITH
    • Married: 5 Jan 1860 in Mecklenburg Co., NC
    1. Has No Children John T. J. GRIER b: 14 Jul 1863
    2. Has No Children Lorena Davis GRIER b: 8 Dec 1861
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