Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

A family of farmers named Rimmer moved from Edinburg Scotland to Sheffield England where that generation lived and died. In 1627, two of the great grandsons of this family left England and sailed for America. A third great grandson remained in the motherland, where he became famous in literature and art, and was honored by the House of Lords.
It's believed the two bound for America landed above Albermarle Sound. One brother went to Pennsylvania. The other followed later. These two sometime later, returned to North Carolina establishing in what is now Person County. There they became prominent as tobacco growers.

The above is a recount of a story passed from generations and told by an elder member of the Rimmer family. No proof or documentation has been found as yet but, like most family tradition stories, much of it is probably fact.

To date, our research goes back to James Rimmer, Sr., and his wife Phoebe Ruffen. James was born in Maryland about 1745. At some time he came to Caswell County, North Carolina and when it split and formed Person County, his land was in the new county on Bushy Fork, Flat River.

Descendants of James and Phoebe now live in many states from the east coast to the west. To date we have over two thousand family members documented.

The Rimmer Family Tree can be found on the World Family Tree Disk #13 and #17.

Other family surnames in research are Campbell, Bost, and Travis. If you would like to share and compare information, please contact me.

A RIMMER Family Reunion is held in Statesville, North Carolina each year on the last Saturday in July. You may E-Mail me for further details and exact location.
The RIMMER Family Home Page
Updated February 12, 2004


H. Dennis Rimmer
315 Laurel Lane
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659
A-United States

Edit Your Page

Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a customer, and is not subject to verification by Neither nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009