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Looking for the parents of John Bell Grimes.

Journal by pup8970

He is my Great-Great Grandpa on my dad's mother's side. He was born Dec. 1, 1865 in Williamson, Illinois and died Feb. 8, 1899.

My dad said John Bell was not forth-coming about his background and would not tell people where he was from. I know he is Native American and I also heard about his wife dying i think in child-bit=rth; and john Bell would carry the child on his back as a papoose while working in the field.

Any Info would be greatly appreciated. my Grandma always wanted to do a family tree, but she passed away before she could do one and now I am trying to do it. I am thinking about turning our family tree into a book along with stories from the olden days; and I would dedicate it to Grandma and all of our ancestors.

Thank you all.

Surnames: GRIMES
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on 2009-12-14 06:32:57

pup8970 , from Tennessee, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2009. is researching the following names: NANCE, STEARNS, PENROD and 37 other(s).

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by pup8970 on 2009-12-14 08:12:34

I do not know how accurate this is, but I got this from a forum. Someone stated John Bell's parents were James Grimes and Nancy Sellers. Nancy was born 1842, i believe. Then I read James' dad was Eli Grimes and his dad was James Grimes married to Milly. I think they said the first james grimes I have mentioned was a James D. Grimes.

I hope this helps.

by pup8970 on 2009-12-14 15:31:06

Is the information I have correct and how can I find his Great-Great Grand-parents and what Tribe he came from?

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