Notes for John F. Grider, Sr.: Residence: BET. 1811 - 1826 Adair County, Kentucky (0r 1831) Residence: BET. 1758 - 1775 Virginia Residence: BET. 1775 - 1811 Burke County, North Carolina Residence: BET. 1826 - 1838 Henderson County, Tennessee(or 1831) Note
Sources: 1790 Burke Co., NC Census. B & D from DAR Maryland State Society Directory of Members and Ancestors, 1892-1965. Gerrick, from a desc. of William Grider, CLEPPER (for these & some progeny). Moved to Adair Co., KY 1811 for 15 - 20 years, thence to TN. POE: FRY has son as John F., Jr. (poss middle name is Frederick?) John entered Rev. War service in March 1778 in Burke Co., NC Listing of cemetery near Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, on the Marvin Norris farm on Rhodes Twon Rd., hereafter called "Grider Cemetery" FRY: Rev. War pension claim in 1832 mentions bro. Valentine, age 71, & sister Rachel Smith, age 75, both of Cumberland Co., KY
The Grider Cemetery is on the property of Marvin Morris which is located 11 miles S. of Lexington on Laster School Road. JOHN GRIDER, ISABEL - N.C. - File No. W-358
Application dated 7 Jan 1833, Adair Co., KY. John Grider, Sr., of Adair Co., aged 77 years the 13th of July past. Entered the service in Burke Co., NC in March 1778, as a private militiaman (volunteer) under Capt. Thomas Whitson, Lt John Morgan. Marched to Davidson's Station on the frontier of NC. After an illness, guarded the fort and acted as an Indian spy. Again volunteered in March 1779 as an Indian spy under Capt. Forgey; again in Feb 1780 under Capt Daniel Smith & Lt. Brown. He can prove his service by Valentine Grider, Samuel Smith & Rachel Smith of Cumberland Co., KY. Application says he was born in Maryland in 1755; his father moved to Va when he was very small; later to Burke Co., NC where his father died before the Revolution. Remained in that country until 1811, when he moved to Adair Co., KY. Same date, Wm Owens, John McGarret, and Saml Simpson of Adair Co vouch for Valentine Grider, Samuel Smith and Rachel Smith, Col Charles McDowell also an officer.
On 22 Sept 1853, in Henderson Co, TN, Isabel Grider, aged 93, appeared before Edmond Gawff(?). Widow of John Grider, Rev soldier and pensioner, who died in Henderson Co., TN, 3 Oct 1838. She married in Burke Co., NC, 1781 by John Connally, JP; her maiden name Isabel Blair.
22 Sept 1853, Henderson Co., TN; deposition of Silas Grider, 57, son of John Grider, Same time & place: deposition of Leander J Perryman, 40 re: Isabel Grider. In 1855, Isabel applied for bounty land. John Grider's father lived in Caroline Co., VA before settling in NC. Isabel Blair was born 13 DEC 1761. The names & dates of birth of the children of John & Isabel Grider: Barbara b Dec 26, 1781, James b Sept 5, 1783; William b May 3, 1785; John b June 13, 1787; Moses b Nov 1, 1789; Enos b Nov 11, 1791; Amos b Nov 24, 1792; Aaron b Jan 5, 1794; Silas b Dec 1, 1795; Salley b June 9, 1798; Joseph b July 9, 1801; Archibald b March 17, 1804. In 1832 soldier's sister Eschel Smith was aged 75. and John's brother Valentine Gryder was aged 71, both of Cumberland Co., KY. In a letter, 1854, from George W. Talbot, to Hon L P Waldo, Wash, D.C., " . . . I have the family register of my parents made perhaps 70 or 80 years ago. I was born in 1783 and one child older than me . . ." Quoth James Grider.
22 July 1854, Russell Co., KY, deposition of James Grider, aged 70 re: his father, John Grider. 12 Dec 1832, Cumberland Co., KY. Deposition of Valenting Grider, aged about 71 years re: brother John Grider, Sr. of Adair Co., KY.
Isabel's pension certificate was recorded in the Pension Office, Vol. 3, p. 290.
From Barbara Grider: I have done Grider research for more years than I like to think and I may be able to sort out some things for all you cousins. Six Grider men: Martin, Frederick, John, Valentine, Jacob, and Cunrod/Cornelius were in the Burke Co., area of NC before 1800. These men were possibly/probably brothers. Jacob and Cornelius stayed in NC while the other four moved to south-central KY. The Cornelius and Valentine families use the Gryder spelling of the name while most of the others use Grider. The one exception that I know about is Frederick's son, William, who moved to Louisiana. He, too, used the Gryder spelling.
Those of you with roots in Hempstead and Benton counties in Arkansas are descendents of Valentines's son, Isaac. If your line lived in another county, let me know as I have more data.
Cunrod/Cornelius's family were in Alexander Co., NC and spread from there. By the way, Cornelius is the Anglicized spelling of the German Cunrod. Cornelius had three sons, John, Frederick, and Martin,---guess who they were named for. You all do have a copy of Cornelius' will, don't you?
The Griders were said to be Swiss and one story says they were Mennonites. Some Grider researchers think that the six Grider men mentioned above were the sons of Frederick Grider and Barbara Euler who were in the Burke Co., NC in 1790. THIS IS NOT PROVEN! I discount the three brothers story as is exists in practically every family.
Father: Hans Martin Grider b: 1717 in Runnenburg, Basel, Frick Valley, Switzerland Mother: Catron (Catherine) Brake b: in Germany
Marriage 1 Tabitha Isabell Blair b: 13 DEC 1761 in Burke County, North Carolina Married: 13 DEC 1781 in Burke County, North Carolina Children Barbara Grider b: 26 DEC 1781 in Burke County, North Carolina James Grider b: 5 SEP 1783 in Burke County, North Carolina William Grider b: 3 MAY 1785 in Burke County, North Carolina John F. Grider , Jr. b: 13 JUN 1787 in Burke County, North Carolina Moses Hare Grider b: 1 NOV 1789 in Burke County, North Carolina Enos Grider b: 11 NOV 1791 in Burke County, North Carolina Amos Grider b: 24 NOV 1792 in Burke County, North Carolina James Aaron Grider b: 5 JAN 1794 in Burke County, North Carolina Silas Grider b: 1 DEC 1795 in Burke County, North Carolina Sarah E. (Sally) Grider b: 9 JUN 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina Archibald Frederick Grider b: 17 MAR 1801 in Kentucky Joseph Morgan Grider b: 9 JUL 1801 in No
More About John F. Grider, Sr.: Burial: Oct 1838, Grider Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee .
Children of John F. Grider, Sr. and Isabell Blair are:
+Silas Grider, b. 01 Dec 1795, Burke County, North Carolina , d. 18 Jun 1872, Jack Creek, Henderson County, Tennessee .