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GRIGSBY, John Melchesadeck

Male 1831 - 1914  (82 years)


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  • Name GRIGSBY, John Melchesadeck 
    Born 5 Oct 1831  Lynnville, Giles, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1914  Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I315  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2009 

    Father GRIGSBY, Samuel Harrison,   b. 18 Sep 1794, Wythe County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1873, Yountville, Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother LINDSEY, Mary "Polly",   b. 11 Sep 1794, , Anson, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1853, Yountville, Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1815  , Roane, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Roan County Tennessee marriage record book 1 page 30
      The book "Early East Tennessee Marriages" by Byron Sistler lists the marriage of Samuel H. Grigsby and Polly Lindsey (note spelling) on December 4, 1815, in Roane County, Tennessee. For information on how to order a microfilmed copy of this marriage record please visit our web site at: http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/mailcnty.htm#Marriages. [1]
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HALE, Margaret Emeline,   b. 13 Oct 1837, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1876, Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1853  Lakeport, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GRIGSBY, Leondress L.,   b. 22 Mar 1855, Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1857, Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. GRIGSBY, Nathaniel H.,   b. 20 Jan 1857, , Lake/Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1893, Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. GRIGSBY, Harry,   b. Jun 1859, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. GRIGSBY, Jesse Beauregard,   b. 23 May 1861, Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1937, Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. GRIGSBY, Charles Terrell,   b. 13 Jan 1865, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1945, Middletown, Lake, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. GRIGSBY, Katherine Delilah,   b. 19 May 1867, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1954, Danville, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. GRIGSBY, William Samuel,   b. 10 Mar 1869, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1904, Port Costa, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     8. GRIGSBY, Thomas,   b. 1872, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1929, , Jackson, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. GRIGSBY, Lewry Orlena,   b. 25 Mar 1875, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1877, , Lake, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • "Mel" moved with his parents to Laclede County, MO, when he was two years old. In 1850 he crossed the plains to Napa County, California, with his brother Achilles Grigsby. They were in Clear Lake Township in 1860, and he was farming in Lower Lake, Lake County, CA, in 1879.
      Information from Samuel Harrison Grigsby's Bible, 1850 & 1860 Napa County census, 1879/88 voters list of Lake County, CA.
      His home, including family furniture, is now "Anderson Marsh State Historical Park" in Lower Lake, Lake County, California. It is said that he blew up the dam and lost his home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Roan County Tennessee marriage record , (book 1 page 30).