Aged: 49.2 years
Name: George GRUNDY Sex: M Note: It is common lore that George came to the US from ENG about 1755, however, there is evidence that he may not have been an immigrant at all. He was a wagon maker and in 1757 bought 159 acres of land in Bedford Co. VA. In September 1758 he served as a sergeant in the Colonial Militia in Bedford Co. He sold his land in 1764, and a month later he bought 400 acres. In 1776 he was listed among 'Gentleman Justices' of Berkeley Co., WV.
"In September 1777 a band of 400 Indians, descended upon Fort Henry at Wheeling. Although the fort withstood the attack, throughout the exposed settlements of frontier Virginia inhabitants were massacred with every conceivable cruelty. Scarcely a home escaped the fury, and that of the Grundy family was not one of the fortunate. So fierce were the Indian attacks that many families fled from western Virginia to the protection of the blockhouses along the Monongahela River, especially to Red Stone Fort (Brownsville, PA). The Grundys joined these refugees in 1779. In addition to being a place of refuge, Red Stone, accessible from Virginia and Maryland by way of the Braddock road, was the principle point of embarkation for Kentucky. In Nov. 1779 Grundy made a deed for 500 acres of mountain land (for 5 shillings).
"The winter of 1779-80 was severe, the zero weather and lingering snows threatened to destroy all wildlife, and the price of grain soared. Being hard pressed to support his growing family and knowing that the early settlers would get the choice of lands in the newly opened region of Kentucky, George Grundy decided to go. By 1780 they arrived in Kentucky and first lived in a fort near Springfield. Between the years 1782-1784 he and son John acquired 600 acres on Beech Fork and Cartwright Creek near Springfield."
"John Grundy, George's brother who also came West, was deputy Sheriff under William Pope. John Carr, son of the founder of Carr's Station on Chapline Fork, KY, proceeded to take the Beech Fork neighborhood while intoxicated. John Grundy deputized George to assist him in arresting Carr. Carr cut George to the heart, causing his death." Birth: ABT 1735 Death: BEF APR 1784 in Jefferson Co., KY Will: 11 SEP 1783 Jefferson Co., KY Note: P: Apr 1784 (first will recorded in Jefferson Co.) Wife: Elizabeth. Sons: Robert, Samuel, Charles, Felix, John, George. Dau: Polly.
Marriage 1 Elizabeth BECKHAM b: ABT 1736 Married: ABT 1755 Children William GRUNDY b: ABT 1756 in VA John GRUNDY b: ABT 1758 in VA Nancy GRUNDY b: ABT 1760 in VA George GRUNDY b: ABT 1764 in VA Robert GRUNDY b: ABT 1766 in VA Gardom GRUNDY b: ABT 1768 in VA Samuel GRUNDY b: ABT 1770 in VA Joseph GRUNDY b: ABT 1772 in WV Charles GRUNDY b: ABT 1775 in WV Felix GRUNDY b: 11 SEP 1777 in Clinton, Berkeley Co., WV Mary GRUNDY b: 29 AUG 1778 in Berkeley Co., WV
---------- Note: The Virginia Genealogist, vol 7, 1963, p 130. Served in the Bedford Co., VA militia in 1758 (W.A. Crozier, Virginia Colonial Militia, Virginia Co Records, v 2. and was still resident there in 1772 when he gave a power of attorney to Elizabth to collect money due hin in his absence. Family removed to Merkley Co. George Grundy was a wagonmaster by trade and a magistrate in Berkeley Co 1776, MJaxwell History & Genealogy, Florence W. Houston, p 224 Indianapolis.
|Death||3 APR 1824|
Aged: 91.3 years
Sex: F Note: Elizabeth Grundy, after losing her husband, was for a time employed as caretaker of the Washington Co. courthouse, and later opened the first ordinary, or tavern, in Nelson Co., KY. Birth: ABT 1736 Note: It is common lore that Elizabeth was Welsh, however, there is evidence that she may not have been an immigrant. Death: 3 APR 1824 in Washington Co., KY Will: 1 MAR 1818 Washington Co., KY Note: Leg: Sons Robert and Gardom, Grandaughters: Nancy Hank/Houts and Polly Davis, Grandsons: William s/o Gardom, Armstead s/o Samuel Grundy, James Gardom Seay, George s/o John Grundy, Joseph s/o Robert Grundy, William and Felix, sons of John and George Grundy, to the heirs of my son George Grundy dec'd, Grandaughters: Polly Rutter, Caroline Myers, Margaret Davis, Elizabeth Seay, and Jane d/o John Grundy. Ex: Son Samuel and Grandsons William and George sons of John Grundy. Wit: Felix Grundy, William Coppadge, Allen Sally, Thomas Fowler. Signed: Elizabeth X Grundy. Codicil 1 Apr 1823: Grandson William s/o Gardom has died and also my grandson Armstead s/o Samuel and my son Robert. Mentions widow and children of Robert. States "will is in handwriting of my son Felix." Wit: John McMurry, Geo. H. Gartin, John Morrison, Felix Grundy. Event: Will Proved 14 JUN 1824 Washington Co., KY
Father: John BECKHAM b: ABT 1700
Marriage 1 George GRUNDY b: ABT 1735 Married: ABT 1755 Children William GRUNDY b: ABT 1756 in VA John GRUNDY b: ABT 1758 in VA Nancy GRUNDY b: ABT 1760 in VA George GRUNDY b: ABT 1764 in VA Robert GRUNDY b: ABT 1766 in VA Gardom GRUNDY b: ABT 1768 in VA Samuel GRUNDY b: ABT 1770 in VA Joseph GRUNDY b: ABT 1772 in WV Charles GRUNDY b: ABT 1775 in WV Felix GRUNDY b: 11 SEP 1777 in Clinton, Berkeley Co., WV Mary GRUNDY b: 29 AUG 1778 in Berkeley Co., WV