Biography - James Grisham

James GRISHAM, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Dixon County, Tenn., January 14, 1811, son of Austin and Fanny (POWERS) GRISHAM, he born in Guilford County, N. C., March 10, 1771, and died in Montgomery County March 9, 1853; she born in Virginia October 10, 1775, and died in Montgomery County May 10, 1851. James, the fourth child of a family of five, finished his education in Montgomery County in 1829, and began life as a farmer, which occupation he has ever since followed. He is one of the first settlers of Montgomery County, having entered the land he now lives on in 1820. He took part in the Black Hawk war, in 1832. In Montgomery County, January 8, 1830, he married Martha R. GARRISON, born December 22, 1813, and died September 29, 1843. She was a daughter of John GARRISON, who died in Tennessee. In Montgomery County, November 30, 1845, he married his second wife, Pamelia CANNON, born in Illinois in April, 1828, daughter of William and Catharine (LOVINGS) CQANNON, he born in Kentucky, and died in 1880; she, also a native of Kentucky, is still living. Mr. GRISHAM has a family of seventeen children - John A., William S., Amanda C., Fanny M., Thomas K., Polly P., Melissa R., Martha R., Mary F., Margaret M., Alfred F., Elias E., Charles S., Henry R., Baby, Ulysses C. and Allen A. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and a supporter of the Republican party.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 190.

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