The GRIMES surname is in Eileen's maternal line. The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.
Stories and history:
Ahnentafel # 61: Mary Grimes (1809-1903). Mary was born April 19, 1809 in Middleton, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. She married February 16, 1832 in Champaign County, Ohio to George Sills (1809-1880). George was born December 1, 1809 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They raised 6 children in Champaign County, Ohio and Wabash County, Indiana. George died June 9, 1880 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana. Mary died August 21, 1903 in Huntington County, Indiana.
Ahnentafel # 122: Benjamin Grimes (bet1770-80-abt1868). Benjamin was born between 1770 and 1780 in Pennsylvania. He married Catherine Haynes (c1780-aft1864). Catherine was born circa 1780 in Pennsylvania. They had 6 children and lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Champaign County, Ohio. Catherine died after August 1864 in Champaign County, Ohio. Benjamin died about 1868 in Champaign County, Ohio.
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