Genealogy From The Long Ago

(Old Scrapbook - 1890s)

Editor's Note: We have come across an interesting collection of old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history. Since these clippings are about 100 years old, your editor feels they will be of interest to many of our readers. We will continue this column each month until the supply is gone.


Mary Venable, of Virginia, married first a Moorman; second, a Strange. A daughter of the first marriage, Judith Moorman, married David Herndon Moorman. Their youngest daughter was Emily Clark Moorman. Mary Venable had a son, James Venable Moorman, of Breckinridge County.


Thomas Grymes, of London, citizen and haberdasher, and of Peckham, Surrey, son of Richard Grymes, of London, married Jane, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Muschamp, of Peckham (she remarried Sir Thomas Hunt). They had issue: 1. Sir Thomas; 2. John; 3. Elizabeth, married John Stokes, of London; 4. Jane, married William Carew, of the Inner Temple; 5. Mary, married William Glasscock, of Henningham, Essex.

Sir Thomas Grymes, of Peckham, was knighted at Hanworth, Middlesex, June 2, 1603; was a justice of the peace and deputy lieutenant of Surrey, and member of Parliament for the county in 1623; he married Margaret, daughter of Sir George More, of Loseby, Surrey, and sister to the wife of Dr. Donne (George Donne, son of Dr. Donne, lived in Virginia for some years and was a member of the council). Margaret Grymes, Lady, was buried November 15, 1665.

Their children were: 1. Sir George Grymes; 2. Frances; 3. Elizabeth; 4. Martha, married June 1, 1626, John Brograve; 5. Arthur; 6. Thomas; 7. Mary; 8. Anne, buried September 11, 1615; 9. Anne, baptized December 30, 1615, buried June 3, 1617; 10. Elizabeth; 11. Susannah; 12. Constance; and 13. Jane.

Sir George Grymes, of Peckham, baptized February 10, 1604-5; knighted at Theobalds December 9, 1628; buried October, 1657; married Alice, daughter and co-heiress of Charles Lovell, of West Hackner, Norfolk.

Their children were: 1. Sir Thomas Grymes; 2. Charles Lovell; 3. Margaret; 4. Mary; 5. Richard; 6. Elizabeth; 7. George; 8. Henry; 9. Benjamin; and 10. Sarah.

Sir Thomas Grymes, of Peckham, baptized May 10, 1638; married Mary, daughter of Thomas Bond, of Hogsdon, Middlesex, M. D., and sold his estate in Peckham to his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Bond, Baronet. He had issue: 1. Edward, baptized September 6, 1660, buried April 19, 1694, son of Sir Thomas Grymes, Bart.; 2. Sir Thomas, living in Yorkshire or in Gloucester, where Le Neve wrote in 1684, without issue; 3. William, living in Virginia, having issue, a daughter; and 4. Edmund, living in Ireland, 1694.

Philip Grymes, will, Middlesex, 1747 (same arms used by other members of the family): a bordme, on a chief three escallops. Crest: two wings addorsed. Burke describes this coat to Grimes, of Bouchurch, near Newport, Isle of Wight, and Grimes, of Coton House, Warwickshire.


Maj. Robert Eastham and two brothers came from England to Virginia early in the 18th century. Robert moved from Gloucester County, Virginia to Culpeper, where he was vestryman and church warden for the years 1757-8 and was one of the earliest settlers of that county. His connection with the church, we get from History of St. Mark's Parish, by Rev. Philip Slaughter, of Culpeper County, Virginia. He married a Miss Lawson and had five sons: William, Robert, George, Philip, and Byrd; also four daughters: Mrs. Kendall, Mrs. Strother, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Hickman; whose descendants are mostly in Kentucky. Many of the descendants of Byrd Eastham still reside in Rappan-hannock County, Virginia, where he spent the whole of his life and reared a family of children; who in point of size were not unlike the typical Kentuckian. George, another brother, had a large family of similar characteristics. One of his descendants, was by marriage, aunt to Mr. Walter Haldeman, of the Courier-Journal. The eldest son, William, married a Miss Byrd, and some of his descendants came to Kentucky.


The inscription on the stone at the grave of John Lewis, near Staunton, Virginia, says that he furnished five sons to fight the battles of the Revolution. They were Capt. Samuel Lewis, Col. Thomas Lewis, Gen. Andrew Lewis, Col. William Lewis, and Col. Charles Lewis. Capt. Samuel Lewis died unmarried. Col. Thomas Lewis, born in Ireland, 1718, married Miss Strother, and died in Virginia, January 31, 1790. Three of his sons, John; Andrew; and Thomas, Jr., were officers in the Revolution. Thomas, Jr. was an ensign at the age of 16 years, and he died unmarried in 1847. Thomas, son of Gen. Andrew Lewis, born ca. 1752, married, first, Miss Evans; and second, Sarah Howard, and died in Switzerland County, Indiana, 1832. Thomas, son of Col. William Lewis, born 1763, and died, in South Carolina. Thomas, son of Col. Charles Lewis, was born in 1771. Thomas is a common name amongst all the families of Lewis, and there were several different families of that name in Virginia. The original settlers of that name in Virginia were: Gen. Robert Lewis, of Westchester County; Zachary Lewis, of King and Queen County; John Lewis, of Shenandoah County; John Lewis, of Hanover County; and John Lewis, of Augusta County.


Archibald Tutt, of Culpeper County, Virginia, married Catherine Pendleton in 1789. One of their daughters married Presley Rixey and had issue one daughter, who married Col. Lawson Eastham, of Rappahannock County, Virginia; and another who married Silas B. Hunton, of Fauquier County, Virginia. They had two sons, one of whom lived at Culpeper Courthouse; and the other, Dr. William Tutt, somewhere in the West. Mr. Benjamin Tutt, of Culpeper, married Elizabeth Pendleton, of which issue one daughter married John Shackleford; one married Capt. John Williams; and another married William Broadus.

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