Biography - Edward Grimes

Edward GRIMES, farmer, P. O. Raymond, born in Jersey County, Ill., May 24, 1843, son of Jarratt T. and Charity (BROWN) ROGERS. Jarratt, a native of Jersey County, was born January 29, 1820; he is a prominent farmer and stock-raiser, and has been identified with the growth and prosperity of his native county; his wife was a daughter of Joseph BROWN, who was a native of Virginia, and one of the early settlers of St. Charles, Mo., where she was born May 3, 1820; she died July 21, 1876, leaving nine children, of whom subject was the third. His education was commenced in his native county, and completed at Shurtleff College, Madison County, Ill.; he began the business of life as a farmer, on the farm where he now lives. He came to Montgomery County in 1867, and, at Butler, in that county, October 7, 1868, married Emma E. SAMMONS, born in Lewis County, N. Y., January 4, 1850, daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (BEDELL) SAMMONS, natives of Lewis County, N. Y., he born August 18, 1821, follows the blacksmith's trade at Butler; she, born September 1, 1827, died January 19, 1882; of her six children, three are now living, viz.: Emma (Mrs. GRIMES), Estella and Leonard E. Mr. and Mrs. GRIMES are the parents of five children - Eugene E., born August 18, 1869; Charles E., born October 15, 1871; Frankie, born May 16, 1873, died September 3, 1873; Ernest Robert, born August 17, 1874; and Leroy, born January 5, 1878. He owns 280 acres of fine farm land, which he keeps in a high state of cultivation; his house was built in the year that he came to Montgomery County; he is a Democrat; a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity since 1868; has served as Township Supervisor for two terms; his wife has been for a number of years a member of the Presbyterian Church at Butler.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 221.

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