Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameWilliam GRIMES 22
Birth Dateabt 1706
Death Date3 Nov 1766
Death PlaceLexington, Massachusetts
FatherWilliam GRIMES (1677-1719)
MotherMary SIMONDS (1684-<1759)
Misc. Notes
"In Lexington, the stone of William Grimes, 1766, is in the very early style of the Lamsons, signed, as Caleb Lamson did fifty years before, 'C.L.' He was living when William Grimes died and may have sold an early specimen of hia work, but more likely the stone had already done duty for one generation and was smoothed over nd relettered for another. Here, too, the erasure is very well done, but the figure '8' under the 'N' in November is a bit suspicious and a careful examination shows other traces of the earlier inscription." (Forbes, Gravestones of Early New England, p. 14)

This William’s son William, b. 19 Sep 1744, was a member of Capt. Parker’s company on Lexington Green, 19 April 1775.888
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