Family:Henry Grimke and Nancy Weston (2)



Henry Grimke and Nancy Weston: Family History

Henry Grimke and Nancy Weston, his slave began a relationship in 1843 that produced 3 sons, Archibald, Francis and John. Their union lasted until his death. Nancy would later take the surname of Grimke. Her sons were "adopted" by the sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimke. The sisters aided their nephews and helped them acquire educations. Both Archibald and Francis became noted men in their respective fields of Law and Religion. Both brothers were active in civil rights and were founding members of the NAACP. John Grimke, the third son went to Florida and lived a life of obscurity. Little is known about John Grimke's life or descendants, if any.

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

  1.   Lift Up Thy Voice : The Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders.

    Perry, Mark. New York : Viking, 2001