I'm having no luck at all find parents for Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Dowsey) Grimes

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She was the great grandmother of a friend, and I'm trying to help him track down her parents. He's been working on this for a few years and has been able to find nothing about her parents.

I've documented what I've found on her profile.

Would anyone else care to give it a try?
WikiTree profile: Lizzie Grimes
asked in Genealogy Help by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
edited by Julie Ricketts
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSWG-DZH

So far, I have only found the 1900 census.  It gives her birth date as Apr. 1856.

I will keep looking.

Here is the 1910 census.  Her birthdate on that is also 1856.  

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKF5-1WL
Thanks, Maureen! Those are two censuses I hadn't entered yet.

Now, if we could just find her *before* she got married!! Argh!
Maureen --

How in the world did you find the 1910 listing?! :-o

Not only is the transcription of the last name wrong, but census taker listed Lizzie as "Dousey," which was transcribed as "Donsey."

Not to mention that their son, Ceylon, was written as "Sysland."

Wow ... good detective work!!!
I entered the first names in different configurations.   No last names.
You're a wizard. :)
She could be somewhere in my family tree. I cant be sure tho without finding info
Brandi -- if you run across some info, would you be sure to let me know? :-)

Thanks!

def. feel free to message me @ <removed email address for privacy>@gmail.com

1 Answer

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answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Thanks, Frank -- that Lizzie Grimes is about 40 years too young. :)

Also, her maiden name was Dowsey.

Thanks for trying, though!!

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