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Alexander Grim

  • Born October 25, 1815, Ross County, Ohio.
  • Parents were JONATHAN GRIM and ELIZABETH LONG.
  • Married ELIZABETH COCHRAN on June 19, 1835 in Ross County, Ohio. Elizabeth died in 1840 in Ross County, Ohio. Her parents were JAMES COCHRAN and RACHEL KERR.
  • Married MELINDA JANE DICK on March 13, 1844 in Fayette County, Ohio - by John R. Moore. Jane was born November 13, 1818 in Frederick County, Virginia; and died in the winter of 1899 in Madison Township, Fayette County, Ohio.
  • Died June 18 1896, Madison Township, Fayette County, Ohio.
  • Alexander and Jane are buried together in Madison Mills Cemetery, Madison Mills, Fayette County, Ohio.
  • The home Alexander built is still standing just outside of White Oak, and is still in the Grim family.



CHILDREN WITH ELIZABETH COCHRAN

  1. MARY ANN GRIM, born May 5, 1836 in Ross County, Ohio. Married JOHN MARTIN.
  2. SUSAN GRIM, born October 6, 1837 in Ross County Ohio; died December 28, 1915 in Madison Township, Fayette County, Ohio. Married WILLIAM D. McARTHUR on October 23, 1856 in Fayette County, Ohio. Buried in Madison Mills Cemetery.
  3. MARGARET GRIM, born January 30, 1839 in Ross County, Ohio. Married AARON MARTIN in 1854 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio.
  4. JOHN C. GRIM, born November 14, 1840 in Ross County, Ohio; died March 22, 1915 in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana. Married MARY M. FLEMMING on September 12, 1867 in London, Madison County, Ohio.



CHILDREN WITH MELINDA JANE DICK

  1. WILLIAM FARMER GRIM, born December 21, 1844 in Fayette County, Ohio; died April 15, 1909 in Fayette County, Ohio. Married MARTHA J. MORGAN on September 3, 1867.
  2. CHARLES ALEXANDER GRIM , born December 23, 1846 in Fayette County, Ohio; died February 5, 1932 in Culpepper (now Eber), Fayette County Ohio. Married MARY ANN ARMSTRONG on December 5, 1872. Both are buried in Madison Mills Cemetery.
  3. MARTHA JANE GRIM, born May 20, 1849, died May 16, 1912 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio of Stroke. Married THOMAS THEODORE TAYLOR on January 29, 1873 in Fayette County, Ohio. Both are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.
  4. ANNA ELIZABETH GRIM, born November 7, 1851 in Fayette County Ohio, died November 18, 1934 in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio. Married THOMAS RECOB on September 17, 1873 in Fayette County, Ohio.
  5. JACOB WESTLY GRIM, born April 15, 1834 in Fayette County. Died July 17, 1863, buried in White Oak Cemetery, Madison Township, Fayette County, Ohio.
  6. JAMES MADISON GRIM, born July 4, 1857 in Fayette County, Ohio. Died January, 1913 near Bloomingburg, Fayette County Ohio. Married SARAH ALICE BEAL. Both buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery.
  7. LAURA ALICE GRIM, born September 8, 1860 in Fayette County, Ohio; died January 6, 1953 in Fayette County, Ohio. Married JOHN GRIM on January 25, 1881 in Fayette County, Ohio. Buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery.
  8. EVAN LOUIS GRIM, born July 14, 1863, died September 14, 1940. Evan never married. Buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery.