James Cleveland Grigsby1,2

ID #396, (10 October 1884 - 10 July 1970)
James Cleveland Grigsby (circa 1920)


Father: James Dallas Grigsby2 b. 9 May 1846, d. 2 Feb 1893
Mother: Caroline Virginia McGinniss2 b. 23 Sep 1860, d. 21 May 1891

Key Events

Birth10 Oct 1884He was born on 10 Oct 1884 in King George County, Virginia.1,3,4,2
Marriage2 Sep 1914He married first Ida Mae Slover, daughter of Capt. James E. Slover and Emma Mayle, on 2 Sep 1914 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.5
Marriageafter 1955He married second Culena Reberta Thorne after 1955.
Death10 Jul 1970He died on 10 Jul 1970 in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia, at age 85.2,6,7,4
Burial14 Jul 1970He was buried on 14 Jul 1970 in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, King George County, Virginia.8

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Other Events

Guardian2 Aug 1894He was named a ward of George Washington Grigsby on 2 Aug 1894 in King George County, Virginia.9,10
Census19001 Jun 1900He was listed as Samuel Andrew McGinniss's nephew on the 1900 census in King George County, Virginia.11
Census191015 Apr 1910He was listed as the head of household on the 1910 census in King George County, Virginia.12
WWI Draft Card12 Sep 1918During World War I, James Cleveland Grigsby registered for the draft on 12 Sep 1918 in King George County, Virginia.13
DescriptionHe was described as medium height and build, with gray eyes and dark hair.13
Occupation1918He was a farmer in 1918 in Index, King George County, Virginia.13
Census19201 Jan 1920He was listed as the head of household on the 1920 census in King George County, Virginia.14
Occupationfrom 1923 to 1966He was county treasurer from 1923 to 1966 in King George County, Virginia.15
Census19301 Apr 1930He was listed as the head of household on the 1930 census in King George County, Virginia.16
Residence27 Apr 1942He resided in Index, King George County, Virginia, on 27 Apr 1942.1
Description27 Apr 1942He was described as 5 ft 10 in tall, 180 lbs, with gray eyes, gray hair, and a ruddy complexion on 27 Apr 1942.1
WWII Draft Card27 Apr 1942During World War II, James Cleveland Grigsby registered for the draft on 27 Apr 1942 in King George County, Virginia.1
Event-Misc6 Nov 1951He was elected County Treasurer on 6 Nov 1951 in King George County, Virginia. He received 867 votes and was unopposed.17
Will19 Feb 1955He was named an heir in the will of Ida Mae Slover dated 19 Feb 1955 in King George County, Virginia.18
Will1 Mar 1963He made a will on 1 Mar 1963 in King George County, Virginia.19


Other information

Last Edited: 30 Aug 2015


  1. [S326] WWII Draft Cards, 1942, (database online) http://www.Ancestry.com, SN U087, King George County, VA, James Cleveland Grigsby.
  2. [S884] James Cleveland Grigsby, Virginia Death Certificate, born 10 Oct 1884 in Virginia, died 10 Jul 1970 in Fredericksburg, VA, married, father James D. Grigsby, mother Caroline V. McGinniss, informant Culena R. Grigsby (wife).
  3. [S25] Shiloh Church Cemetery, Birth date on gravemarker: 1884.
  4. [S9] Socail Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, James Grigsby entry, SSN 224-42-8008, born 10 Oct 1884, died Jul 1970.
  5. [S726] The Daily Star, 7 Sep 1914, p.2.
  6. [S25] Shiloh Church Cemetery, Death date on gravemarker: 1970.
  7. [S291] The King George News, 15 Jul 1970.
  8. [S289] King George County Historical Society, King George Co. Church Cemeteries, p. 202, Shiloh Baptist Church, J. Cleveland Grigsby entry.
  9. [S169] King George County Fiduciary Bond Book, No. 6 (1893-1904): page 16.
  10. [S598] King George County Guardianship Accounts, unknown volume, p.362-369 and p.444-447, 1906-1909, guardian George W. Grigsby, wards Bettie B. Grigsby, Edna W. Grigsby, James C. Grigsby, and Lillie M. Grigsby.
  11. [S46] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, Andrew McGinniss household, ED 42, Sheet 5A, Line 40 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 9 of 19.
  12. [S47] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, J. Cleveland Grigsby household, ED 58, dwelling 31, family 30, line 54 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.).
  13. [S198] WWI Draft Cards; Virginia, King George County, Local Board (Code No. 45-1-22C); Record Group 163, National Archives and Records Administration - Southeast Region, card of James Cleveland Grigsby, serial no. 280, order no. A324.
  14. [S48] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, Cleveland Grigsby household, ED 61, Shiloh District, Sheet 1A, line 38 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 1 of 15.
  15. [S156] The King George News, 15 Dec 1966.
  16. [S49] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, ED 50-6, Shiloh District, Sheet 14A, Household 315 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.).
  17. [S749] The King George News, 8 Nov 1951, p.1.
  18. [S334] Ida M. Grigsby will (1955), Will Book 7, page 213.
  19. [S294] J. Cleveland Grigsby will (1970), Will Book 10, page 281.


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