Does anyone have any information on a Thomas Grimes that lived in Shelby County,Mo?

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Thomas Grimes is listed as father of James Alfred Grimes born Mar.16,1871 in Shelby County,Mo  filed at Clarence, Mo post office according to James Grimes death certificate. My father was James Frank Grimes born Dec. 10,1923 in or around Paris, Mo. His father was Roy Johnson Grimes born in Tulip, Mo I believe. Roys father was James Alfred Grimes born In Shelby County,Mo married Alice Davis and the live in Union, Mo he died in 1938 and is burried with Alice at Mt. Arie in Monroe County, Mo. I haven't been able to find anything else out. As far as I know James Alfed had no other sibblings. Please helpif anyone has any information.
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+1 vote
Could this be the same Thomas Grimes shown on the 1880 Census?

It doesn't match your expectations for birthplace or father for Thomas.
by Bill Jennings G2G6 (8.8k points)
+2 votes

There is a James Grimes and his brother Arthur Grimes living with their uncle Jacob Brown in the 1880 census in Union MO.  Also in the same year in Union, MO is  Alice Davis is living with her parents  JL Davis and F(anny?) J. Davis.  As other census data puts James A, Alice and Roy in Union, MO -  it might be some link.

I don't know if this helps or makes it more confusing.

U S Census, 1910  Union, Monroe, MO

self  James A Grimes M 39y MO

wife  Alice Grimes F 38y MO

son  Roy Grimes M 17y MO

mother in law Fannie J Davis  F 66y KY


United States Census, 1880  Union, Monroe, MO

self  Jacob Brown M 46 KY

son  Chas. Brown M 19 MO

son  Jno. L. Brown M 17 MO

dau  Ellen Brown F 15 MO

son  Edward Brown M 12 MO

dau  Lucy Brown F 10 MO

sister  Mary Smith F 55 KY

nephew  Jas. Grimes  M 9 MO

nephew  Arthur Grimes M 5 MO


United States Census, 1880 Union, Monroe, MO

self  J. L. Davis M 39 MO

wife  F. J. Davis F 33 KY

dau  Lizzie Davis F 10 KS

dau  Alice Davis  F 8 MO

son  Walter Davis M 6 MO

other  J. W. Moor M 28 MO

World War I Draft Registration

Roy J Grimes

Residence Paris, MO

Draft Registration June 5, 1917   Monroe County, MO

Male White Married

birth  06 Aug 1892 (near) Tulip, MO

film number: 1683428

digital folder number: 005151884

image number: 05648


U S Census, 1930 Union, Monroe, MO

head  James A Grimes M 59 MO  abt 1870

wife  Alice A Grimes F 58 MO

son  Roy J Grimes  M 37 MO  Widowed

granddau  Fleta Grimes F 11 MO

granddau  Lula Pearl Grimes F 9 MO

grandson  J Frank Grimes M 6 MO

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (772k points)
+2 votes
Dont know if this may apply, but here goes. Some of the Grimes family migrated to MO from TN. This question dates from 1871............You may find Your line previous to this date in TN
by Living Knight G2G6 Mach 3 (35.8k points)

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