Person:Henry Grimke (2)

Henry W. Grimke
m. 1784
  1. Henry W. Grimke - 1852
  2. Thomas Smith Grimké1786 - 1834
  3. Sarah Moore Grimké1792 - 1873
  4. Angelina Emily Grimké1805 - 1879
  1. Archibald Grimke1849 - 1930
  2. Francis Grimke1850 - 1937
  3. John Grimke1852 - 1915
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Name[1] Henry W. Grimke
Gender Male
Death[1] 1852


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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. 1.0 1.1 Lift Up Thy Voice : The Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders.

    Perry, Mark. New York : Viking, 2001

  2.   Archibald Grimke, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    "After becoming a widower, Henry Grimké moved with Nancy Weston to his plantation outside Charleston in order to live with her without social oversight. They appeared to have a caring relationship, Grimke freed Nancy or his children: Archibald, Francis and John (born a couple of months after his father's death), before his death, in his will. When the boys were young, he taught them and Nancy to read and write. He entrusted them in his will to his son Montague to be treated as "family".
    Montague overturned his father's will and separated the boys from their mother, first taking Archibald as a boy to serve him. Later he hired out Archibald and Francis, both of whom rebelled. He never provided well for them or their mother."