Name: James Grimes
Given Name: James
Birth: 10 Feb 1743 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire 1
Christening: 10 Feb 1743 Swanzey, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire
Death: AFT 1777
Ancestral File #: 1HJV-1BJ
!RELATIONSHIPS: Benjamin Read, HISTORY OF SWANZEY NEW HAMPSHIRE; 1734-1890; The Salem Press, 1892; p 350; FHL Book 974.29/S1 H2r.
Change Date: 12 Feb 2012 at 15:49:23
!BIRTH-PARENTS: Swanzey, NH Town Records; 1741-1844; Town Clerk, Swanzey NH, Vol 2; Pg 2; SLC Microfilm #0015328; NOTE: Contains original volumes C & D.
!PARENTS-SIBLINGS: Probate Packet for William Grimes; ; Cheshire Co NH Probate Court, will dated 19 Dec 1780, estate settled July 1787; Case #8; ; photocopy in the possession of Pat Geary, Harrisonburg VA; NOTE: Lists heirs of William and Mary Grimes including son James. Was appointed executor of his father's estate.
!RELATIONSHIP: Vermont Bible Records Vol 36; 1786; NSDAR; p 9; DAR Library, Washington, DC; NOTE: Abstract of the will of Mary Grimes dated 12 Sept 1786 at Swanzey, NH. Mary Grimes mentions son James.
IGI: Ba: 7540037 So: 1000943 F#: 451040 O#73585
The History of Swanzey, page 64 lists James and his brother William (2nd) as James was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He served with his brothers, and being of age for service in the Revolution. It states that the list of men, either were born in Swanzey or came with their parents as very young men. It is known from the same source that his father came Oct. 10, 1737. So, the three eldest sons were truly citizens of Swanzey, before the town even took the name.
Jame's military service is listed on page 123 of the Miltary Affairs of Swanzey/History of Swanzey, film #1033865/cof
James served 12 days to Cambridge, 1775, and 12 days at Otter Creek, 1777 for which he was paid 2-12-6. He was the father of two young children, when he served his military duties.
He received his one hundred acres of land in Swanzey, in the fourth division of lots,(#211). This was found in the History of Swanzey, film 0015368
Father: William Grimes b: 1713 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Mother: Mary b: 1715 in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts
- Samuel Grimes b: in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire c: 22 Jul 1770 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Elizabeth Grimes c: 21 Jul 1771 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Title: Birth Records: New Hampshire Birth Records Early to 1900
Publication: FamilySearch Historical Records Project