Stephen Henderson GRUBBS John A GRUBBS Caroline M GRUBBS Green Monroe GRUBBS Louisa Margaret GRUBBS John S M GRUBBS Nathaniel G GRUBBS William W GRUBBS Florence L GRUBBS Ada Bell GRUBBS Sarah Ardell GRUBBS Lottie B GRUBBS Pharis B GRUBBS Robert GRUBBS Carolina Lillington JONES Stephen Shaney GRUBBS Lucinda J GRUBBS Elizabeth Margrett JACKSON Mini tree diagram

Elisha Champion GRUBBS2,3,4,5,7,6,1

18th Sep 18532,3,4,5,6,1 - 22nd Feb 19311

Life History

18th Sep 1853

Born in Georgia.2,3,4,5,6,1

5th Nov 1876

Married Carolina Lillington JONES in Drew County, Arkansas.7

about 1878

Birth of son John S M GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.2,8

Apr 1880

Birth of son Nathaniel G GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.2,8,2

Dec 1883

Birth of son William W GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.8

Dec 1885

Birth of son Florence L GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.8,9,1

1st Dec 1887

Birth of daughter Ada Bell GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.10,5,11,6,8

Dec 1892

Birth of daughter Sarah Ardell GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.8,3

Feb 1895

Birth of daughter Lottie B GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.3,8

11th Aug 1897

Birth of son Pharis B GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.12,8,8

about 1903

Birth of son Robert GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.3

9th Feb 1915

Death of Carolina Lillington JONES in Drew County, Arkansas.1

28th Jun 1919

Death of son Pharis B GRUBBS in Drew County, Arkansas.12

22nd Feb 1931

Died in Crook Township, Drew, Arkansas.1

after 22nd Feb 1931

Buried in Beulah Cemetery, Drew County, Arkansas.1

Notes

  • At least one genealogy has his Elisha's name as Elisha ChampionGrubbs.  A memorial on Find a Grave which references a gravestone inDrew County, Arkansas, has this full name, with the stone itselfidentifying him as All sources report him born in Georgia.  A recordin the 1880 census has Champion and Caroline L Grubbs, who match otherrecords for this couple. (See below)

    1860 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 12 July, Veasy Township,PO Lacy, page 12, Hse/Fam #574
    Stephen Grubbs 33 M Farmer $3520 Real Estate $600 Personal born GA
    Elizabeth M Grubbs 31 F born GA
    John A Grubbs 14 M Farm Laborer $400 Personal Estate born GA
    Caroline M Grubbs 13 M born GA
    Green M Grubbs 11 M born GA
    Louisa M Grubbs 9 F born GA
    Elisha C Grubbs 7 M born GA
    Stephen S Grubbs 4 M born Ark
    Loucinda J Grubbs 1 F born Ark
    John Glossup 16 M Day Laborer born GA

    Elisha's marriage record has only the initials of groom and bride.The bride is C L Jones.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E C Grubbs
    Gender Male
    Age 23, Birth Year abt 1853
    Spouse's Name C L Jones
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 17
    Marriage 5 Nov 1876 Drew County
    Marriage License Date 2 Nov 1876

    1880 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 19 June, Crook Township,District 95, page 25, Hse #202, Fam #204
    Grubbs, Champion  W M 26 Head Farm Laborer GA GA GA [b abt 1854]
    Grubbs, Caroline L  W F 24 Wife Keeping House NC NC NC [b abt 1856]
    Grubbs, John S M  W M 2 Son AR GA NC
    Grubbs, Nathaniel G  W M 2mos born April Son AR GA NC

    I found a 1900 census for this family still in Drew County, Arkansas.So this determines that this is not the family of James Grubbs, whowas born in McLennan County, Texas.  Another family which I found inMcLennan County, Texas, fit the pattern of James' family.  Both headsof households are enumerated as Elisha Grubbs in 1900.  This Elisha(Champion) Grubbs is a first cousin of Elisha C(olumbus), who was thefather of James Richard Grubbs.

    1900 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 11 June, Crook Township,District 70, page 5A,  Hse/Fam #76
    Grubbs, Elisha C Head  W M Sept 1853 46 Married 24 years GA GA GAFarmer Owns
    Grubbs, Carolina L Wife W F May 1859 41 Married 24 years 10 children/8living NC NC NC
    Grubbs, John M Son W M Aug 1877 22 Single AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, Nathaneil G Son W M April 1880 19 Single AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, William W Son W M Dec 1883 16 Single AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, Florence L Son W M Dec 1885 14 Single AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, Ada B Dau W F Dec 1887 12 Single AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, Sarah A Dau W F Dec 1892 7 AR GA NC At School
    Grubbs, Lottie B Dau W F Feb 1895 5 AR GA NC
    Grubbs, Pharis B Son W M Aug 1897 2 AR GA NC

    Elisha Champion Grubbs, with his first wife Caroline L Jones whom hemarried in Drew County, Arkansas, lived in Drew County (Monticelloarea) all their lives.

    1910 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 25 April, Crook Township,District 46, page 6A, Hse #97, Fam #98
    Grubbs, E C Head F W 56 Married 33 yrs AR GA GA Farmer Owns
    Grubbs, Carolina L Wife F W 51 Married 33 yrs [No children report] ARNC NC
    Grubbs, Ardell Dau F W 17 Single AR AR AR
    Grubbs, Lottie Dau F W 15 Single AR AR AR
    Grubbs, Pharis Son M W 12 Single TX MS TX
    Grubbs, Robert Son M W 7 Single TX MS TX

    Living next door is Elisha and Carolina's son Florence with his newwife Carrie and their 1-month-old baby Winnie.  Note that in the abovereport and in Florence's record, Elisha is reported as born inArkansas, whereas otherwise he is reported born in Georgia.

    1910 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 25 April, Crook Township,District 46, page 6A, Hse #99, Fam #99
    Grubbs, Florence L Head F W 21 Married 1 yr AR AR AR Farmer Owns
    Grubbs, Carrie Wife F W 17 Married 1 yr [No children report] AR GA AR
    Grubbs, Winnie Dau F W 1mo Single AR AR AR

    Elisha's wife Carolina died in 1915.  In the 1920 census he isreported as a widower, and in his household is his daughter Ada Bell,who has also been widowed, with her six children.

    1920 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 9 January, Crook Township,District 54, page 4A,  Hse #52, Fam #56
    Grubbs, Elisha C Head  Owns M W 66 Widowed GA GA GA Farmer
    Mayo, Adderbell Dau F W 32 Widow AR GA GA
    Mayo, Roy Grandchild M W 28 AR MS AR
    Mayo, Letha Grandchild F W 11 AR MS AR
    Mayo, Ozell Grandchild F W 9 AR MS AR
    Mayo, Delta Grandchild F W 7 AR MS AR
    Mayo, Wiston [Winston] Grandchild M W 5 AR MS AR
    Mayo, Norman Grandchild M W 2yrs9mos AR MS AR[b abt Mar 1917]

    Before 1930, Laura has passed away and Elisha is enumerated in thehome of his widowed daughter Ada Bernice.

    1930 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas, 5 April, Crook Township,District 9, page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    Mayo, Ada B Head Rents F W 43 Widow Married at age 17 AR GA NC Farmer
    Mayo, Winston Son F W 16 Single AR MS AR Farm Laborer
    Mayo, Norman Son F W 16 Single AR MS AR No Occup
    Grubbs, Elisha C Father M W 76 Widow, First married at age 23 GA GA GA[b abt Sep 1854]

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    E C Grubbs
    Death 22 Feb 1931 Drew County

    This death record indicates that Elisha moved back to his home area inArkansas after living in Oklahoma.  This is confirmed when we see the1930 census, where he is enumerated in the household of his daughterAda B Mays.  The Find-a-Grave memorial reports the same date of deathas the Arkansas death record cited above, but the birth date isdifferent from the 1900 census for Elisha.  A difference in the yearis common in 1900, but there is also a different month, Februaryinstead of September as on the gravestone.

    Elisha Champion Grubbs
    Birth Sep. 18, 1853 Georgia
    Death Feb. 22, 1931 Drew County, Arkansas
    Parents:
    Stephen Henderson Grubbs (1827 - 1909)
    Elizabeth Margaret Jackson Grubbs (1828 - 1883)
    Siblings:
    Green Monroe Grubbs (1849 - 1870)
    Louiza Margaret Grubbs Richardson (1852 - 1907)
    Shaney Stephen Grubbs (1856 - 1869)
    Burial Beulah Cemetery, Drew County, Arkansas
    Created by Karen Hayes Jun 18, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #71567478,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71567478

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 19 June, Crook Township, District 95, page 25, Hse #202, Fam #204
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 25 April, Crook Township, District 46, page 6A, Hse #97, Fam #98
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 12 July, Veasey Township, PO Lacy, page 12, Hse/Fam #574
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 9 January, Crook Township, District 54, page 4A,  Hse #52, Fam #56
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 5 April, Crook Township, District 9, page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
  • 7. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 11 June, Crook Township, District 70, page 5A,  Hse/Fam #76
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 25 April, Crook Township, District 46, page 6A, Hse #99, Fam #99
  • 10. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #71626084
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #71567484

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