DAVID S. GRIMES and CATHERINE I. COUCH
are my husbands Maternal Great-Grandparents.
Their daughter, OLLIE E. GRIMES,
is my husbands Grandmother.
DAVID SAMUEL GRIMES was born
25 Oct 1858 in Tennessee.
There is a possibility that his fathers name was Samuel Grimes
and was from either Tennessee or Holland.
David's mother's name could have been MARTHA or MARY.
She was born about 1821 in Tennessee.
She is the daughter of JAMES THOMAS COUCH
and MARTHA GOLDSTON.
Family tradition tells how David moved from Tennessee to Paris, Lamar County, Texas in a covered wagon pulled by oxen.
It's not certain when he moved, but it had to have been sometime before 1889.
It was in Paris, Texas where he remained for the rest of his life.
David Grimes married twice:
1. He married his first wife [Name Unknown] in 1881.
2. His first wife apparently must have died and he
married the second time to Catherine I. Couch
on 9 Oct 1889 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
They were married by a Baptist Minister.
1. She married the first time to James Long in Texas.
2. Her second marriage was to David Grimes.
David Grimes and his first wife [Name Unknown] had one known daughter:
1. MARY GRIMES
Born January 1882 in Tennessee.
(1) James Latham
(2) [First Name Unknown] Conder
The children of Catherine Couch and James Long were:
1. WILLIAM THOMAS LONG
2. JAMES LONG - Born Jan 1885.
3. ISAAC LONG - Born Jan 1887.
David Grimes and Catherine Couch had a total of 12 children born from their marriage together. The children were all born in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. The children were:
1. MARTHA ELIZABETH GRIMES
Born 14 August 1890.
She married Henry Long.
2. BERTHA GRIMES
Born 10 January 1891.
She died on 24 April 1891 at the age of 3 months.
She is buried in Campbell Cemetery in Paris, Texas.
3. EDDIE GRIMES
Born 11 January 1892.
(1) James Collins
(2) James Beard.
4. JESSIE SAMUEL GRIMES
Born 2 November 1893.
He married Belle Miner.
5. HENRY GRIMES
Born 6 September 1896.
He married Nellie Latham.
6. BESSIE GRIMES
She was an infant when she died in 1899.
7. ROY HERBERT GRIMES
Born 8 January 1900.
He married Ethel Gopher.
8. VIOLA GRIMES
Born 16 July 1901.
She married Evin Jenkins.
9. LUTHER L. GRIMES
Born 3 June 1903.
He married Orella Brackene.
10. RUTH GRIMES
Born 3 June 1903 and was Luther's twin.
She married Orin Jenkins.
11. OLLIE ETHEL GRIMES
Born 2 October, 1905.
She married William G. Jackson 25 Dec 1921
in Memphis, Hall County, Texas.
12. ELMER GRIMES
Born 7 April 1907.
He married Ruthie Camper.
There have been no records found, but it is believed he was fortunate enough to avoid any wars.
Family tradition has related that they belonged to the Church of Christ.
Their marriage certificate states they were married by a Baptist Minister.
No church records have been located yet.
David Grimes died 23 April 1908 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas from pneumonia at the age of 50 years.
He is buried in Campbell Cemetery in Lamar County, Texas.
It is reported that he has a huge marker on his grave, but it has fallen down and cannot be read. I believe it was placed there from the Woodsmen Organization.
Catherine died 9 June 1950 in Memphis, Hall County, Texas at the age of 84 years.
She is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, Hall County, Texas.
David was a member of the Woodsmen Organization.
David Grimes was a farmer and the Federal Census states that they rented a farm.
I have located 3 of David's brothers, JAMES GRIMES, JESSIE GRIMES, and JOHN GRIMES.
There is a family story that tells John was a doctor and killed a man. He then went to Arkansas and changed his name to "Payne." That is the name he and his wife both used for the rest of their lives.
He had developed some sort of medicine and named it "Dr. Payne's Medicine or Ointment."
David's father may have died about 1855-1860 in Texas.
David's mother, Martha or Mary, may have died on 8 Aug 1896 near Paris, Lamar County, Texas and may be buried in the Mc Donald Cemetery in Paris, Texas.
If you have any additional information or inquiries about this family,
it would sure be appreciated if you would please contact me.
Updated July 10, 2000
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