From: David C Axe [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: Permanent resident of
Thank you for the info from and about the Gristy Burial Ground.
That is "our gal." The birth year checks, the
marriage record checks, and the previously known connection between the
Then in late 1842 Harriet and the rest of the family
return to the United States via Honolulu and Tahiti and around Africa across
the Atlantic back to North America. At some point she finds her first love, a
Mr. Ross from
And finally she marries Joseph Gristy at age 29 only to die at age 30.
Are there extant newspaper copies for
On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:56:22 -0400 "Laurie Huffman"
<[email protected]> writes:
> Dear Dave,
> Here is the info on Harriet Gristy. I am going to include the entire
> entry for Gristy Burial Ground, as it pertains to the entire family.
> Cemeteries of
> Gristy Burial Ground,
> "Benjamin Gristy and wife Nancy followed their son-in-law, Granville
> Bond to
> fall of 1830 in time for the deep snow of December 28, 1830. The
> family came in a
> about a section of land where he lived until his death in 1858.
> He 1831 he bought a handmill with small burrs from Abraham Logan on
> Logan Creek for ten dollars. It was a perfect God-send to his
> neighbors as they had access to it free of charge or toll. At times,
> it was used day and night. It was laborious work but it was better
> than cracking the grain in a pestle or grating it with a tin pan
> In October 1838, James, a 27 year old son, died, and according to
> Gristy family burial ground.
> The graves have not been cared for nor fence kept up so only a few of
> the stones remain in an open cultivated field."
> Benjamin Gristy (20 Dec 1781-28 May 1858)
> James Gristy (5 Mar 1811-7 Oct 1838)
> Harriet, 1st wife of Joseph Gristy (4 Apr 1834-2 Sep 1864)
> A foot marker N. G. probably stands for Nancy Duncan Gristy, wife of
> Benjamin Gristy, who died in 1863.
> Markers M. G. and H. G. are puzzles to the recorder. (Recorder was
> Kenneth Clark; date of recording unknown)