Charles Grigsby II
(1722-Abt 1791)
Elizabeth (Bettie) Lytle
Aaron Barker II
(Abt 1760-Abt 1823)
Permelia (Milly) Ash
(Abt 1761-Abt 1823)
Reuben Davis Grigsby Sr.
Nancy Barker
Aaron Grigsby


Family Links

1. Sarah (Sally) Lincoln

2. Margaret Miller

Aaron Grigsby 2

  • Born: 1801, Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Marriage (1): Sarah (Sally) Lincoln on 3 Aug 1826 in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Miller on 12 Sep 1830 in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Died: 1831, Spencer County, Indiana at age 30
  • Buried: Old Pigeon Cemetery, Dale, Spencer County, Indiana

bullet  General Notes:

Marriage license to Margaret Miller was issued on 11 Sep 1830, Spencer County, Indiana

Settlement in Spencer County began during the early 1800s, but proceeded most rapidly between 1816 and 1820. Often, members from one or two families or groups of settlers from the same region migrated together. This pattern is evident in the Little Pigeon Community where the Lincolns settled (Figure 17). The Grigsby, Carter, Gentry, and Wright families had extensive relations in the area and intermarriage was common; Sarah Lincoln, older sister of Abraham, married Aaron Grigsby. On that basis, Spencer County's agricultural community established close-knit relationships strengthened by cooperative efforts to accomplish the large amounts of work necessary to make the land ready for farming. The farm household acted as the center of production, with everyone working together to provide for the family. Many of these close-knit relationships were established before the family moved north.
His tombstone reads:
Farewell my friends
weep not for me
we soon shall meet
in eternity
According to "The Family of Aaron Grigsby" by Charles B. Huppert:

Aaron's death date "... is inaccurate because he executed a will on 10 Feb 1833".
"... Aaron would have died in either late June, July or early August of 1833"
"... died in 1833 sometime between February 10 and August 12"
In the name of God aman I Aaron Grigsby of Spencer County State of Indiana being ill in health but sound in mind and calling to mind that all flesh has to die and after death to Judgment I first will and recommend my soul to God 2nd I wish my just debts to be paid 3rd I give and bequeath to Peggy Grigsby my dearly beloved Wife all my possessions to have and hold so long as she remains my Widow but if it should so happen that she should marry then it is my wish that she should have one third of my estate but the land is not to be sold until my heir comes of age and it is my wish that the other two thirds be equally divided between my Daughter Elisa Grigsby and all my surviving heirs if there should be any and it to be paid to them when she should marry or become of age then it is my wish and desire that if my wife should fall heir to the one third of my estate that when she should leave this World that it should fall to my heirs and I do hereby make this my last Will and Testament and nominate William Barker and Charles Grigsby my Executors in Witness Whereof I do set my hand and seal this 10th day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three.
Aaron (X) Grigsby (seal)

William Grigsby (signed)

Joseph (X) Gobles

A copy Teste
James Wakefield SCS

Tho. P. Britton Clerk


Aaron married Sarah (Sally) Lincoln, daughter of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, on 3 Aug 1826 in Spencer County, Indiana. (Sarah (Sally) Lincoln was born on 10 Feb 1807 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, died on 20 Jan 1828 in Spencer County, Indiana and was buried in Old Pigeon Cemetery, Dale, Spencer County, Indiana.)


Aaron next married Margaret Miller on 12 Sep 1830 in Spencer County, Indiana.

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