William Henry and Hannah (Benton) Grimshaw

Immigrants to Wisconsin from Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire between 1851 and 1856




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William Henry Grimshaw was born in Dukinfield in 1828 to George and Ann (Higginbottom) Grimshaw. He married Hannah Benton in 1851 in Manchester Cathedral, and the couple emigrated to Wisconsin in time for the birth of their daughter, Sarah J Grimshaw, in 1856. Little is yet known of this Grimshaw couple, except that their daughter married William J Rowe and that couple had four children. 

William Grimshaw was a brother of George Grimshaw, who emigrated to St Louis, Missouri and married REbecca Kennedy. George and Rebecca Grimshaw are described on a companion webpage


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Ancestry and Descendant Chart for William Henry Grimshaw

The David Jeffrey Reitz Family Tree on Ancestry.com provides extensive information on George Grimshaw's ancestors and descendants. The chart is shown below with George's parents, George and Ann (Higginbottom) Grimshaw. The Rowe tree has more information on the Rowe children of Sarah J (Grimshaw) Rowe. A second Rowe tree has even more Rowe children information. 

George Grimshaw (4 Jun 1797, Shrewsbury, Shropshire - ?) & Ann Higginbottom (ca 1806, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire - ?). Married 30 Jun 1827, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

|---1 William Henry Grimshaw 1828, Dukinfield, Cheshire - ?) & Hannah Benton (ca 1830, Hurst, Lancashire - ?). Married 6 June 1851, St Michael Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

|---|---2 Sarah Jane Grimshaw (27 Oct 185, Iowa County, WI - 3 Jan 1921, Jefferson County, MO) & William James Rowe (4 Jul 1839, Mineral Point, WI - ?). Married 4 Sep 1875.

|---|---|---3 Annie T Rowe (11 Aug 1877 - 16 May 1880)

|---|---|---3 William A Rowe (Aug 1879, Missouri - ?)

|---|---|---3 John Franklin Rowe (25 Oct 1881 - 14 Aug 1959) & Rose Anna Cernicek (19 Mar 1904 - 7 Jun 1988)

|---|---|---3 Elizabeth Ann Rowe (2 Jan 1884, Valle, MO - 21 Jul 1950, MO) & unknown Heath

|---|---|---3 Lillie Grace Rowe (13 Feb 1886, Avoca Valle Twp, Jefferson County, MO - ?) & Charles C Perkins (1878, Herculaneum, MO - ?)

|---|---|---3 James H Rowe (Mar 1891, MO - ?)

|---|---|---3 Mary E Rowe (Jan 1894, MO - ?)

|--1 George Grimshaw (8 Oct 1835, Dukinfield, Cheshire 24 Nov 1890, St Louis, MO & Rebecca C Kennedy (21 May 1842, Steubenville, OH 8 Apr 1915, St Louis, MO). Married 6 Nov 1865, St Louis, MO.

|---|---2 Harry Grimshaw (bef 1868 1887, St Louis, MO)

|---|---2 George Morse Grimshaw (17 Oct 1868, St Louis MO 31 Aug 1938, St Louis, MO) & Mary Euphrasia Ranger (20 Jan 1869, St Genevieve, MO 10 Aug 1962, St Louis, MO). Married 3 Oct 1894, St Ann, MO.

|---|---2 Bertha Grimshaw (17 Mar 1872, St Louis, MO 7 Jan 1942, St Louis, MO) & Albert Nelson (12 Dec 1865, Sweden 19 Nov 1941, St Louis, MO). Married 1895, St Louis, MO.

|---|---2 Joseph Grimshaw (ca 1873 1887)

|---|---2 Edward Grimshaw (17 Mar 1875, St Louis County, MO 24 Jul 1943, Vinita Park, MO) & Mary Zykan (29 Jul 1884, Martinsburg, MO 31 Jul 1941, Vinita Park, MO).

|---|---2 Charles Grimshaw (Feb 1879 Sep 1879)

|---|---2 Alfred Grimshaw (23 Jul 1882, St Louis County, MO 18 May 1914, Pine Lawn, MO). & Elizabeth A Miller. Married 31 Mar 1909, Clayton, MO.

|---|---2 Helen Virginia Grimshaw 26 May 1885, St Louis County, MO 3 Apr, Pine Lawn, MO)

|---1 Jane Grimshaw (ca 1840, Dukinfield, Cheshire - ?)

|---1 Joseph Grimshaw (ca 1842, Dukinfield, Cheshire - ?)

|---1 Joseph Grimshaw (ca 1842, Dukinfield, Cheshire - ?)


Biography of Son-in-Law William J Rowe

The following biography of William Rowe appears in a history of several counties in Missouri1.

William J. Rowe is the fourth of the fifteen children, seven of whom  are now living, born to Edward and Grace (Hockins) Rowe, the former of whom was a native of Cornwall, England, and was born in 1807.  He came to the United States when a young man, and lived several years in Wisconsin, then moved to Jefferson County, Mo., and settled where William J. now lives.  The latter was born in Mineral Point, Wis., July 4, 1839 was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. He has devoted the greater part of his life to work in the mines.  On September 4, 1875, he married Sarah J., daughter of Henry Grimshaw, deceased.  They are the parents of the following children: William A., John F., Ann E., Grace L. and Annie T. (deceased).  Mr. Rowe owns 140 acres, and is engaged in farming and stock raising.  He has never sought official honor.  Mrs. Rowe is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Biographical Sketch of William J. Rowe, Jefferson County, Missouri

>From "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties", Biographical Appendix, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888.

Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/jefferson/bios/r0000011.txt



1C F Jackson; Warwick Hough; D M Frost; N Lyon; et al History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present : together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and numerous family records : besides a valuable fundof [sic] notes, original observations, etc., etc. Cape Girardeau, Mo.: Ramfre Press, 1888, 1152 pgs. Title page Front matter Contents Part I. History of Missouri Part II. County history Biographical appendix Index to biographical sketches  



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