Rev. 30 March 2015, Gen. 447







Alexander Grieve (1) was born about 1720 in Scotland.  He married Marion Gibson on 17 June 1743 in Temple, Midlothian, Scotland[1].  Their children were born in Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland[2].  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve

    2.  Jean Grieve, b. 4 Nov. 1744.

+3.   Thomas Grieve, b. 10 June 1747, m. Mary Sandlands, 23 Jan. 1784.

    4.  Isabell Grieve, b. 15 Oct. 1749.

    5.  James Grieve, b. 6 Jan. 1751.






Thomas Grieve (3) was born 10 June 1747 in Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland.  He married Mary Sandlands (or Sandalands), daughter of James Sandalands and Elspet Watt, on 23 Jan. 1784 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland[3].  She was born 7 Dec. 1755 and baptized 15 Dec. 1755 in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland.  All their children were born and baptized in Dalkeith, Scotland[4].  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve, by Mary Sandlands

    6.  Alexander Grieve, b. 18 Nov. 1784, bapt. 21 Nov. 1784.

    7.  Mary Grieve, b. 3 Sept. 1786, bapt. 10 Sept. 1786, may be the Mary Grieve who married William Moncur 15 Oct. 1805 (Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland).  Two sons.

    8.  Jean John Grieve, b. 20 April 1788, bapt. 27 April 1788.

    9.  Elizabeth Grieve, b. 31 May 1790, bapt. 13 June 1790.

+10.   James Grieve, b. 25 Jan. 1793, bapt. 17 Feb. 1793, m. Mary Watson, c. 1814, d. 19 April 1877.






James Grieve (10) was born 25 Jan. 1793, baptized 17 Feb. 1793 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, and died April 19, 1877 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, age 84.  His mother’s name was recorded as Mary Sandlands on his birth and baptism records.  He married Mary Watson, daughter of Robert Watson and Helen (or Hellen) Dixon, about 1814 in possibly South of Edinburgh, close to Auchendinny, Scotland.  She was born about 1801 in possibly south of Edinburgh, and died October 07, 1860 in Edwards, New York, age 59.  James and Mary and her parents emigrated to Edwards, NY in 1819.  The children born before this date were born in Scotland and the later children were born in NY, probably in Edwards.  This family was recorded on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses in Edwards, NY.  They were buried in Riverside Cem., Edwards, NY.  Mary’s parents were also buried there.

The following is taken from the Kerr Family History book written by Stuart G Casanova, Hammond, NY.  This story shows James Grieve and wife Mary to be part of the ship's roster that brought the Kerr family over from Scotland in 1819. The Kerr Family History was obtained from Norman J. Young at the St. Lawrence County Historical Assn. in Canton, NY on May 15, 1999.

Shortly after the War of 1812 a steady flow of immigrants began to enter North America from Scotland, a movement that accelerated during the century.  Shipping lines did a thriving business hauling prospective Americans most of whom were to become farmers in a strange land.

As long as the French wars lasted, with their demands for Scottish regiments, unemployment was low in the early 1800's.  That changed after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and the subsequent demobilization of the armies.  That was compounded by a stream of farmers from the Scottish highlands who were displaced from the land during the "Clearances" when tenants were evicted from their farms to make way for sheep pasture land.  All of these poured labor into the marketplace faster than the economy could expand.  This epidemic of unemployment caused many problems in the Midlothian District of central Scotland.  Moreover, due to the unusually cold weather, 1816 was known as "the year with no summer", and it forced additional numbers of farmers to sell their farms and migrate in search of new land and a better climate . Many settled in northern New York and Canada at this time.

From the standpoint of size, the United States had a population of about ten million. The Union was a confederation of 24 loosely joined States with only two of them being west of the Mississippi River.  The year 1818 saw the establishment of the northern border between the United States and Canada, and in 1819 the inclusion of five new states to the Union as well as the purchase of Florida from Spain.

James Monroe was President during those years (1817-1825), and he was a man who during the days of his youth had been swept up in the current of the Revolutionary War.  There were undoubtedly many who lived and remembered those years and yet welcomed the new comers from the mother country who were destined to settle on what was then considered the frontier.  Such were the conditions which confronted Alexander Kerr and his family as they made their decision to emigrate to America.

Alexander Kerr was born in 1779 and according to the Kerr family bible he was married on the 7th of February 1800 to Elizabeth Hislop. Church records for Lasswade near Edinburgh, Scotland show the following information:

1800 Janry 24th Alex Ker &

24 Jan KER Elizabeth Hislop both in this

Lasswade & Parish have published their

Edinburgh HISLOP proclamation in order to

691/4 marriage 2 Sab.

Elizabeth Hislop was born in 1773.  Her father was John Hislop.  The Kerr bible which was published in 1773 was annotated "Clakhemin March 15th 1775".  There is a town of Clackamanan located 10 miles west of Dumerferline, Scotland.

John Hislop wrote in the Bible :

"My daughter Elizabeth was married the 7th Feb 1800

Her daughter Hellen was born 20 November 1800 Baptized by the

Revd Mr Comray".

After Elizabeth Hislop married Alexander Kerr on the 7th of February 1800, John Hislop gave her the Bible and she added the following:

"My son Walter was born

August the 13th day of 1802 Baptized

By the Reverend Mr Comray

My daughter Jean was Born Jan 1st 1805

Baptized by the Revrd Mr Comray

My Son John Born 12 May 1807

Baptized by Mr Comray"

A letter of recommendation written on the 7th of December 1818 says Alexander Kerr lived twenty years in the neighborhood of Auchendinny.  Mary Elizabeth Casanova (1900-1989) saved his riding crop which he brought from Scotland.

On the 11th of February 1819 Alexander Kerr signed a contract with Joseph Pitcairn to bring his family to America and operate a farm for a period of three years for his employer.  On March 17th 1819 they departed from Leith, Scotland on the ship "RENOWN" commanded by Captain Watts.  The account of this event was published in "Edwards on the Oswegatchie 1812-1976" in an article written by LaVerne H. Freeman, as follows:

"FREE PASSAGE TO AMERICA! - Perhaps a sign similar to this appeared in public places of the Edinburgh area in Scotland to advertise Joseph Pitcairn's enterprise.  In 1816 he acquired the land of Daniel McCorrmick containing the Town of Edwards and intended to open up his property for settlement.  With the building of the Russell Turnpike through the area in 1810-1812, a small group of people had already arrived and a few businesses, utilizing the water power, had begun and farmers were at work clearing their land.

Being of Scottish origin himself, it was only natural that Joseph Pitcairn should return to Scotland for new settlers.  George Allan was hired to become his land agent, and had the assurance of a new brick home for him in Edwards.

The new country was made appeal to the middle aged couples of rural background, as well as young, unmarried men and women with the skills he needed - farmers, carpenters, stone and brick masons, and housekeeping knowledge.  Joseph Pitcairn had all age groups signing up for the ocean trip leading to new opportunities.  Whole families were willing to pull up roots and by February 1819, contracts were being agreed upon for the journey.

One such contract or indenture signed by Alexander Kerr has been preserved which gives this generation an insight into the forethought in coming to America for a better life.  Each family or individual agreed to work for three years on Joseph Pitcairn's lands in return for the passage fee.  During this time Joseph Pitcairn would give them forty pounds sterling wages, plus a board allowance, and provide a house, garden plot, and grazing land for a cow and see that they had winter food.  At the end of the agreed upon time, the settlers were welcome to purchase land from Pitcairn "at the lowest rates, and at the most favorable terms and payment".  Every group needs an authority figure and research shows Alexander Kerr must have been the leader in this situation.  He was given a letter of instructions dated 24 March 1819 to help get them to Edwards in the most economical and safest way, and the group gathered at Leith, the waterfront area in Edinburgh, to start their ocean trip.  It has been said that five ships arrived in Quebec at the same time, but only two are known to have carried passengers from Scotland to Edwards, the "RENOWN" and the "PERCIVAL".

The roster of immigrants bound for Edwards must have read something like this:


Brown, Robert, widower - 3 children

Grieve, James and wife, Mary

Kerr, Alexander and wife, Elizabeth - 6 children

Noble, Alexander and wife, Agnes - 7 children

Laidlaw, John and wife, Susan - 7 children

Watson, Robert Sr. and wife, Helen - 9 children


Andrews, William Gowen, Agnes

Cleland, Thomas Whitehead, John

Wilson, James

Since the ship set sail in March, a stormy month, they had only gone up the east coast of Scotland, started around the tip, when they had to put into Stromness, in the Orkney Islands, until the weather cleared.  On April 4th 1819 they began again. The voyage continued to be eventful with Mrs. Laidlaw giving birth to a healthy daughter, Susan. However there were at least two other wives who had babies en route who did not survive.  The ships arrived in Quebec in early May.

Here they needed the instructions written by Joseph Pitcairn back in Scotland. - "Upon your reaching Quebec the agent will assist you in going to Montreal - 185 miles, cash, two dollars per person.  When there apply to Mr. J. McDowell & Co. enquiring if Judge Attwater or any agent of his is there...engage a passage by a boat to St. Regis - you will walk at the rapids…at St. Regis Mr. Taylor will direct you on how to get to Deer River from thence my people will send you to Edwards, a cart & driver going with you.  At Russell you will find Mr. Phineas Attwater who is my agent - he will give you directions..."

Apparently they followed the military turnpike as much as possible, which was undoubtedly the easiest way to cross St. Lawrence County, so their journey, though slow, would continue along a known route.  The small community of Edwards was reached in early June.  The group stayed at the new brick house built for George Allan. From this house they were given further instructions concerning the farms of Joseph Pitcairn that they would occupy.  Because of lack of records, it can't be said where most of the families were placed, but married men probably were situated first.  Alexander Kerr's letter of instructions specifically state that he would occupy the Bend Farm, which is on the west side of the village, and follows the bend of the river.  The Alexander Noble family is said to have been placed on the farm now owned by Richard Brown.

Joseph Pitcairn was apparently developing the area directly west of the village, along the line of the turnpike, so the remainder of the group probably were instructed to occupy small sections in the Brodie District.  They were ready to start work by June 7, 1819, and following the instructions, which said, "should you arrive early, potatoes must be planted and if late, turnips, carrots, onions, in short, you must directly set to work to provide winter provision doing what appears proper."

So the new life began. Some of the unmarried men married the daughters of the family groups, establishing homes along with the older men.  They soon found that life in a new, raw country was hard.  Gone were the established villages with friends and old neighbors, and the availability of goods they were accustomed to.  Since they were obviously strong willed people to have undertaken such an adventure in the first place, they didn't take adversity quietly and there were occasional letters the land owner, in New York City, complaining of the shortcomings of the North Country settlement.  A typical reply to a dissatisfied tenant admonished the farmer for not appreciating his opportunity, encouraging him to do his best for the allotted time and remember that he was not only making a better life for himself in this country, but providing an extraordinary legacy for the future generations of his family.

These hardy Scotsmen fulfilled the agreements and land transaction records show that by October 1826 many of the group were taking advantage of Joseph Pitcairn's offer to sell them property.  They began building their own farms in the Creek, Pond, Scotland and Pleasant Valley districts in Edwards.

This 1819 group of Scottish immigrants formed the nucleus of a permanent settlement and population growth of Edwards and many of the residents today can trace their beginnings to one of the members coming from Edinburgh to Edwards."

In 1853 Franklin B. Hough wrote "A History of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, New York; from the Earliest Period to the Present Time".  On pages 297 and 298 is found the following account:

"Edwards - In 1817, the settlement was considerably increased by several Scotch immigrants, among whom were Robert Watson, Robert Brown, Alexander Noble, Thomas Cleland, Alexander Laidlaw, Alexander Kerr and James Grieve…The Methodists first organized with but four members and held the first religious meetings in town.  In 1827, The Christian denomination effected an organization in South Edwards under Elder Isaac Bannister, and he remained its pastor till his death in January 3, 1852." Note: The date 1817 is incorrect, it should be 1819.

The following information was obtained from the Alien Reports Book A & 1-4 at the St. Lawrence County Courthouse for James Grieve:


Birth = Scotland

Age = 37

Nation & Allegiance = Great Britain & Ireland

Occupation = Farmer

Standard Residence = Edwards, New York

Emigration From = Scotland

Arrived = 1819

Date of Report = Feb. 3, 1834

When Admitted = Feb. 9, 1836


Children - Grieve

+11.   Robert Grieve, b.c. 1815, m. Isabella Dunn, c. 1842, d. 28 March 1849.

    12.   Isabelle Grieve, b. May 1817, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gilbrath.

+13.   Thomas Grieve, b. 18 Jan. 1818, m. Martha Matilda Finley, d. 27 Dec. 1897.

    14.   Ellen Grieve, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hunt.

    15.   Helen Grieve, b. NY, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bennett, d. IA.

    16.   Janet Grieve, b. (Edwards, NY), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Seaberry, d. IA

    17.   Mary Grieve, b.c. Jan. 1825, d. 19 July 1841 (Edwards, NY).  Aged 16 years.  Bur. Riverside Cem. (plot J5).

    18.   John Grieve, b. 15 April 1833 (St. Lawrence Co., NY), m. Mary Jane Otis, 15 Dec. 15, 1858, d. 25 October 1895 (Walden Grove, Atchison Co., MO).  Bur. Greenhill Cem. (Atchison Co, MO).

+19.   Jane Grieve, b.c. 1835, m. Levi Lillie, d. aft. 1880.

+20.   Jeannett Grieve, b. 5 Jan. 1838, George Gilbraith, d. 16 Dec. 1899.

    21.   William Grieve, b.c. 1839, d. 30 August 1841 (Edwards, NY).  Age 19 months.  Bur. Riverside Cem. (plot J5).

+22.   Marie Grieve, b.c. 1840, m. John Hunkins, by 1859, d. 1892.

+23.   Christine Grieve, b. October 1840, m. Alvin Gardner, c. 1869, d. 1927.

+24.   William D. Grieve, b. 5 May 1842, m. Flora Ann Bancroft, 21 Dec. 1884, d. 24 November 1924.

    25.   Margaret Grieve, b.c. 1850 (Edwards, NY), m. David Hunt, d. 4 July 1881 (Russell NY).






Robert Grieve (11) was born about 1815 near Edinburgh, Scotland, died 28 March 1849 in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY at age 33, and was buried in an unmarked grave in either the Edwards or Russell Cem.  He married Isabella Dunn, daughter of Robert Dunn and Agnes ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1842.  She was born 24 May 1818 in Glasgow, Scotland, died 21 Sept. 1904 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA at the home of her daughter Rosa, and was buried in Tacoma Cem., Tacoma, WA.  Isabella was recorded on the 1850 census with her children in Edward, St. Lawrence Co., NY; the children were born in St. Lawrence Co., NY.  (R‑1)

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    26.   Rosa Belle Grieve, b. Oct. 1843 (Edwards, NY), m. William Neilson, c. 1874, d. 18 Jan. 1934 (Tacoma, WA).  He was b.c. 1847, d. 21 Feb. 1923 (Tacoma, WA).

+27.   Robert Brodie Grieve, b. 18 April 1846, m. Emma McKevitt, 31 Dec. 1874, d. 16 March 1908.

+28.   Mary Grieve, b. September 08, 1849, m. William Noyes, d. March 1926.


Thomas Grieve (13) was born 31 Jan. 1818 near Edinburgh, Scotland, and died 27 Dec. 1897 in Clay, Atchison Co., MO.  He married Martha Matilda Finley, daughter of Hugh Finley and Uphia Hagie on 2 Dec. 1842 in St. Lawrence Co., NY.  She was born 27 Aug. (or 31 Jan.) 1829 in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died March 16, 1868 in Center Township, Cedar Co., Iowa.  Their first five children were born in Fine, St. Lawrence Co., NY.  (R‑2)

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+29.   George William Grieve, b. 23 Dec. 1844, m. Fannie Lou Thompson, 20 July 1879, d. 28 Sept. 1928

    30.   Mary Louisa (or Louisa Mary) Grieve, b. 6 Jan. 1847, m. Charles O. Whitman, c. 1868, d. 2 April 1908 (TX).  Both bur. Dreamland Cem. (Canyon, Randall Co., TX).  Five children.

    31.   Nancy Jane Grieve, b. 10 July 1848, m. Samuel Smith Guthrie, d. 1928.

+32.   Martha Matilda Grieve, b. 15 Sept. 1850, m. John Hastings, d. September 1930.

+33.   Uphia Janet Grieve, b. 2 Feb. 1853, m(1) Seth Holliway, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1925.

    34.   Eva Angeline Grieve, b. and d. 1854 (IA).

    35.   Margaret E. Grieve, b. 18 March, 1858, d. in infancy.

    36.   John Dickson (or Dixon) Grieve, b. 13 Jan. 1862 (Center Township, Cedar County, IA), m. Martha E. Mitchell, 15 Oct. 1886 (Rock Port, Atchison Co., MO), d. 30 April 1951 (Hamilton, Caldwell Co., MO).  Bur Graceland Cem. (Cameron, Clinton Co., MO).  Three sons, six daughters.

    37.   James Madison Grieve, b. 30 Nov. 1863 (Center Township, IA), m. Nora Belle Lee, c. 1894, d. 13 Oct. 1938 (San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX).  Nora was b. 8 Dec. 1870 (Mason Co., WV), dau. of Harrison Price Lee and Sarah Durst, d. 4 Oct. 1963 (San Antonio, TX).  Both bur. San Jose Burial Park (San Antonio, TX).

    38.   Frank Edwin Grieve, b. 1 Oct. 1867, d. 2 Oct. 1868.


Jane Graves (19) was born about 1835 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died after 1880 in MI.  She married Levi B. Lillie, son of Roswell Lillie and Ruth Bannister, by 1855.  He was born 13 August 1825 in South Edwards, NY, and died in December 1878 in Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in Edwards, NY and the 1870 census in Wright, Ottawa Co., MI; their children were born in NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Lillie

    39.   Mary A. Lillie, b. 1 March 1856, m. Orlando H. Hill, c. 1873, d. 27 Feb. 1911 (Solon, Kent Co., MI).  Both bur. Solon Township Cem. (Solon, MI).

    40.   Judson Lillie.b.c. 1857.

    41.   James Lillie, b.c. 1861, d. 28 Jan. 1873.  Bur. Wright Advent Cem. (Wright, MI).


Jeannett Grieve (20) was born 5 Jan. 1838 in Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, and died 16 December 1899 in Red Oak, Cedar Co., IA.  She married George Galbraith on 4 March 1859 in Cedar Co., IA.  He was born 6 Nov. 1822 in Down, Ireland, and died 26 Dec. 1902 in Cedar Co., IA.   This family was recorded on the 1860-1880 censuses in Red Oak, IA and the 1885 and 1895 Iowa state censuses; their children were born in IA.  They were buried in Masonic Cem., Tipton, Cedar Co., IA.  (R‑1[5])

Children - Gilbraith

    42.   Infant Gilbraith, d. Red Oak, IA

    43.   Mary E. Galbraith, b.c. 1862, m. Will Pierce.

    44.   Samuel L. Galbraith, b. 15 May 1866, m. Sophia Walenta, d. 9 Dec. 1931 (Tipton, IA).  She was b. 1873, dau. of John B. Walenta and Mary Bodatok, d. 1963.  Both bur. Masonic Cem.

    45.   Nettie Galbraith, b.c. 1872, m. Clayton F. Tawney, 19 Nov. 1890 (Red Oak, IA).

    46.   Richard Daniel Galbraith, b. 5 Jan. 1860 (Red Oak, Cedar Co. IA), m. Abigail Ackerly, 3 July 1888.


Marie Grieve (22) was born about 1840 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died in 1892 in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY. She married John Hunkins, son of Moses Chamberlain Hunkins and Salena Gilfinnan, by 1860.  He was born 7 May 1827 in Canada, and died in 1903 in Russell, NY.  They were buried in Hermon Cem., Hermon, St. Lawrence Co., NY.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY; their children were born in NY.  (R‑2)

Children - Hunkins

    47.   Sarah Lucinda (“Sina”) Hunkins, b. 12 Jan. 1859, m. John Whittaker, d. Dec. 1937 (Harrisville, Lewis Co., NY).

    48.   Celia S. Hunkins, b.c. 1865, d. 1892.  Bur. Hermon Cem.

    49.   Mina Hunkins, b. 28 April 1872 (Russell, NY), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kirby, m(2) Frank P. Hadfield, 5 June 1901 (Waukesha, Waukehsa Co., WI), d. 1 Dec. 1968 (WI).  Both bur. Prairie Home Cem. (Waukesha, WI).

    50.   Bessie E. Hunkins, b. 1877, d. 1887 (Russell, NY).  Bur. Hermon Cem.


Christine Grieve (23) was born in Oct. 1840 and died in 1927, both in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY[6].  She married Alvin Gardner, son of Lawson Gardner and Matilda Harris, about 1859.  He was born 10 Dec. 1834, and died 21 Sept. 1917 in Edwards, NY.  They were buried in Fairview Cemetery (plot E19), Edwards, NY.  According to the deed records at the St. Lawrence County courthouse, Alvin bought the James Grieve land from James on March 6, 1861.   This family was recorded on the 1870 and 1900 censuses in Edwards, NY; their son was born in Edwards, NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Gardner

    51.   William Gardner, b. June 1860, m. Teresa Murty, c. 1881, d. April 1934.  She was b. Aug. 1861, d. 1929.  Both bur. Fairview Cem.


William D. Grieve (24) was born 5 May 1842 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died 24 Nov. 1924 in Coopersville, Ottawa Co., MI.  He married Flora Ann Bancroft on 21 Dec. 1864.  She was born 12 April 1847 in Edwards, NY, and died 28 Feb. 1922, also in Coopersville, MI.  They were buried in Coopersville-Polkton Cem. Coopersville, MI.  This family was recorded on the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses in Polkton, Ottawa Co., MI; their children were born in Edwards, NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve

+52.   Pliny Grieve, b. 12 May 1866, m. Katherine L. Witcop, 13 Nov. 1902, d. 29 Feb. 1944.

    53.   Minnie A. Grieve, b. 12 Aug. 1869, d. 16 June 1891.  Bur. Coopersville-Polkton Cem.

    54.   James Roy Grieve, b. 8 Jan. 1876, m. Rhotilda Kamstra.

    55.   Glenn Grieve, b. 31 Dec. 1880, m. Charlotte Worcester, 20 June 1906 (Eaton Rapid, MI), d. May 04, 1942.

    56.   Gayl R. Grieve, b. 2 Jan. 1891, d. 17 June 1891.  Bur. Coopersville-Polkton Cem.






Robert Brodie Grieve (27) was born 18 April 1846 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died 16 March 1908 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He married Emma McKevitt, daughter of Alexander McKevitt and Catherine Scott, on 31 Dec.1874 in First Presbyterian Church, Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY. She was born 14 June 1842 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, and died 12 October 1915 in Lynn, MA.  Their sons were born in Ellenville, Ulster Co., NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve

    57.   Robert A. Grieve, b. Jan. 1877, d. 21 July 1903 (Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ).  Bur. Lynn, MA.  His death record is under the surname Grieves.

+58.   Frank B. Grieve, b. 31 Jan. 1879, m. Catherine Mary McDonald, 12 Aug. 1912, d. 13 May 1952.


Mary Grieve (28) was born 8 Sept. 1849 in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, after her father’s death, and died in March 1926 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY.  She married William Henry Noyes, son of Almond Noyes and Catharine Plank.  He was born 18 July 1840 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, and died 20 March 1909 at age 68 years, 8 months, and two days.  They were buried in Riverside Cem., Edwards, NY.  This family was recorded on the 1870 census in Edwards, NY; their children were born in NY.  His mother was also recorded with them.  (R‑1)

Children - Noyce

    59.   Florence Noyes, b. March 1870, d. 1870.  Bur. Riverside Cem.

    60.   Oswald A. Noyes, b. April 1873.

+61.   Franc Noyes, b. December 1876, m. William Percival Way, 30 June 1902, d. aft. 1930.



George William Grieve (29) was born 23 Dec. 1844 in Fine, St. Lawrence County, NY, and died on Friday, 28 Sept. 1928 in the homestead in Bethany Township, Osborne Co., KS, age 83 years, 9 months, and 5 days.  He married Fannie Lou Thompson, daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Roberts, on 20 July 1879 in Irish Grove, Atchison County, MO.  She was born 1 Oct. 1864 in Taylor County, KY, and died 22 Feb. 1955 in Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center, Smith Co., KS.  They were buried in Fairview Cem., Portis, Osborne Co., KS.

The following was submitted by Lillie Easterly (daughter of George William) in the book called The People Came, Volume 1.

When he was four years of age his parents moved from New York state to Mechanicsville, Iowa and from there to Atchison County, Missouri.

During this period of time he grew to young manhood and met and married Fannie Lou Thompson on July 20, 1879 at Irish Grove, Missouri.  She was born October 1, 1864, in Taylor County Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Thompson.  They resided in Atchison County until the spring of 1892 when he, with his wife Fannie and six children, came by covered wagon to Kansas and settled in Section 29, Bethany Township, Osborne County, living there until his death.  Their home was a rock house, then a few years later he built a frame house which is still standing and in use.

His education was from rural grade schools, and he was a farmer all of his life.  He came from Scotch descendants and was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Osborne for twenty-seven years and endeavored to practice its precepts and often expressed his admiration and love for real Christianity.

In his last years of life he was confined to his home with blindness and other physical illness. To this union 15 children were born.  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve

    62.   Nellie Euphia Grieve, b. 19 Aug. 1880 (Tarkio, Clay Township, Atchison County, MO), m. Frank Harvey Nonamaker, 24 Dec. 1902 (Osborne Co., KS), d. 14 Jan. 1955 (Bloomington, Penn Township, Osborne Co., KS).  He was b. 3 March 1879, son of Wilson Nonamaker and Mary Ann Jemison, d. 23 Oct. 1931.  Both bur. Osborne Cem., Osborne, Osborne Co., KS.

+63.   John Thomas Grieve, b. 29 Jan. 1882, m. Rosa Blanche Miller, 12 Feb. 1907, d. 29 July 1965.

+64.   Owen Fraudie Grieve, b. 16 Oct. 1883, m. Myrtle Irene Hammer, 7 June 1914, d. 11 Sept. 1961.

+65.   Robert Martin Grieve, b. 19 Jan. 1885, m. Carrie Idella Holtslander, 6 May 1912, d. 20 Jan. 1970.

+66.   Edward Finley Grieve, b. 17 July 1887, m. Lottie F. Miller, 15 April 1911, d. 27 Oct. 1966.

+67.   Mary Ann Grieve, b. 30 Dec. 1888, m. Ray J. Ewing, 15 April 1909, d. 23 Feb. 1984.

    68.   James Albert Grieve, b. 29 April 1891 (Tarkio, MO), d. in infancy.

+69.   Hattie May Grieve, b. 7 Dec. 1892, m. David Elmore Nelson, 1 June 1924, d. 29 July 1991.

+70.   Lillie Amelia Grieve, b. 22 Jan. 1895, m. Everett Elbert Easterly, 7 Aug. 1913, d. 11 Dec. 1980.

    71.   Charles Melvin Grieve, b. 5 April 1896, d. in infancy.

    72.   William Jennings Bryan Grieve, b. 16 Sept. 16, 1897 (Osborne Co., KS), d. 24 Jan. 1903.  Bur. Fairview Cem.

+73.   Neal Dean Grieve, b. 30 April 1900, m. Marguerite Louise Brown, 24 Aug. 1924, d. 8 March 1978.

+74.   George Gilbert (or Gill) Grieve, b. 13 Jan. 1903, m. Lera Lillian Lattin, 8 Oct. 1923, d. 11 March 1981.

    75.   Daughter, b. and d. 19 Jan. 1907.  Bur. Fairview Cem.

+76.   Donald Eugene Grieve, b. 5 Sept. 1908, m(1) Eunice B. Thompson, Sept. 1927, m(2) Florene Hindman, 1939, d. 30 Dec. 1978.


Martha Matilda Grieve (32) was born 16 Sept. 1850 in Fine, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died 5 Sept. 1930 in Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE.  She married John W. Hastings about 1869.  He was born 16 Feb. 1840 in Richland Co., OH, and died 5 May 1914 in Table Rock, NE.  They were buried in Table Rock Cem., Table Rock, NE.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Table Rock, NE.  (R‑1)

Children - Hastings

    77.   Nora M. Hastings, b. 7 July 1870 (Cedar Co., IA), m. John W. Marquett (or Marquette), c. 1888, d. 25 April 1923 (Kewanee, Henry Co., IL).  Bur. South Plesant View Cem. (Kewanee, IL).  He was b. 1870 (IA), d. aft. 1930.

    78.   Esrom W. Hastings, b. 24 Aug. 1872 (Humboldt, Richardson, Co., NE), m. Clara M. Johnson.  She was b. 1872.

    79.   Warren Hughie Hastings, b. 25 Dec. 1873 (Nemaha Co., NE), m. Ella Burrow, d. 28 Oct. 1964 (Pawnee Co., NE).  She was b. 1874, d. 1969.  Both bur. Humboldt Cem. (Humboldt, NE).

    80.   Elmira C. Hastings, b. 1876 (Rooks, KS).

    81.   Charles H. Hastings, b. 1879 (Farmington, Rooks Co., KS).

    82.   William Blaine Hastings, b. 3 March 1881 (Stockton, Lancaster Co., NE), m. Edna O. Ault, c. 1911, d. 29 Dec. 1957.  Bur. Table Rock Cem.  Four children.

    83.   Eva Jane Hastings, b. 27 June 1883 (Stockton, KS), m. William F. Dahke, d. 16 July 1950.  He was b. 10 Feb. 1882, d. 9 Dec. 1948.  Both bur. Humboldt Cem.

+84.   Emery Herbert Hastings, b. 27 April 1886, m(1) Sarah Jane Morris, m(2) Helen Bloss, d. 1949.

    85.   George H. Hastings, b. 23 Oct. 1888 (Blue Springs, NE), d. 1910.  Bur. Table Rock Cem.

    86.   Frank E. Hastings, b. 2 Nov. 1892 (NE), m. Theresa A. Collings, d. 21 Dec. 1984.  She was b. 2 Aug. 1894, d. 10 Nov. 1945.  Both bur. Calvary Cem. (Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE).


Uphia Janett Grieve (33) was born 2 Feb. 1853 in Fine, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died in 1925.  She married Seth W. Holliway, son of Willis Holliway and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 19 Sept. 1872 in Rock Port, Atchison Co., MO.  He was born 1 Dec. 1848 in Saline County MO, and died 14 Jan. 1909 in Roswell. NM.  (R‑1)

Children - Holliway

    87.   Enos Tracy Holliway, b. 21 March 1874, d. 27 July 1874.

    88.   Bertie Marion Holliway, b. 13 Aug. 1875, m. Edith S. Sellers, July 1895, d. 15 Jan. 1917.  He was educated in Kemper Military Academy.  She was b. 29 Oct. 1877, d. 16 Sept. 1956.



Pliny Grieve (52) was born 12 May 1866 in Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died 29 Feb. 1944 in Coopersville, Ottawa Co., MI.  He married Katherine L. Witcop on 13 Nov. 1902.  She was born in 1874 and died in 1963.  They were buried in Coopersville-Polkton Cem., Coopersville, MI.  (R‑1)

Children - Grieve

+89.   Addriana (or Adriana) Flora Grieve, b. 17 May 1909, m. Harold Raymond Westover, 9 May 1935.


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[1] Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910, as posted on

[2] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, as posted on

[3] Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910, as posted on

[4] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, as posted on

[5] All information gathered from Harold Richard Hastings from Blackfoot, ID.


[6] Her name is spelled Christeen on her gravestone.