I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

07 March 2010

Arimenta Kidd's family

Granderson F. Glover was a great grandpa of mine. He was born in Warren County, NC and moved with his family to Jackson County, TN then to Smith County, TN. He married Clarkey Anderson (her sister had seizures) and had three daughters: Dorcas, Tabitha and Tennessee (Her daughter had seizures). Clarkey died after the 1850 Census, but before 22 Jun 1854 when Granderson married Arimenta Kidd. Granderson & Arimenta married in Warren County, NC. Granderson's parents and siblings and their families were all in Smith County TN. So I was surprised that a young widow, with 3 small daughters would travel back to near where he grew up, and leave all his family behind.  He was married soon after moving to Mecklenburg, so I can't help wondering if he might have known Arimenta? Ganderson's mother was Elizabeth Cannon. I known Cannon is a very common name, but it isn't in this area of Mecklenburg and Warren County. So I'm hoping to one day find out if there is (or isn't) a connection between Granderson Glover & Archie Cannon. Arimenta Kidd inherited land from her father John B. Kidd. On her plat, it showed Nelly Jones Rd as the north boundary of her property. Archie Cannon was on the adjoining property and was Arimenta Kidd's brother-in-law. I believe from the dates that Granderson did live with Arimenta on her land on Nelly Jones Rd. Both Arimenta and Granderson attended Rehoboth church off Blackridge Rd. (Blacks Rd back then).

Arimenta had 4 children with Granderson Glover:
*** 1) Mary Elizabeth "Betty Glover" born abt 1855. She married James Lundy Clary and is buried at Old Pleasant Hill Church Cem. in Gasburg (Brunswick), VA. (She had seizures.)
*** 2) Richard Field Glover was born 24 Aug 1856. He married Laura Lee Quigly & is buried in Rehoboth Church in Lunenburg County, VA.
*** 3) Oliver P. Glover was born 10 May 1859. He married Orrie F. ____. He is also buried in Rehoboth Cemetey that is in Lunenburg County.
*** 4) Christine Anne "Minnie" Glover was born 27 Jul 1861. She married Charles Allen Tudor. She is buried in Rehoboth Church in Mecklenburg, VA. (Off Blackridge Rd.)

Granderson Glover joined the Confederate Army at age 45, in 1861. He was listed at least 10 years younger on his muster rolls, then he really was. In 1864 he spent much of the year sick, in and out of hospitals. The last Muster Roll page said he was "honorably discharged. Reason being over age." But he never made it home. My family guesses he died from sickness on the way home. He enlisted in TN and was near his brothers, uncles & cousins during the war. It's a long way home from eastern TN to Mecklenburg when you've been sick a lot.

Arimenta Kidd then married another Confederate, Robert R. Carroll, on 20 Jun 1866. That marriage record is attached. Arimenta & Robert Carroll had the following children:
*** 1) Robert "Pete" Carroll born abt 1868.
*** 2) William J. "Buck" Carroll born abt 1869. He married Mary Nora Thomas 5 May 1902. Then he married Bessie Abenback 5 Jan 1905.
*** 3) Thomas Carroll born 23 Oct 1874. He married Addie Blanche Crowder. He is buried in a Carroll family Cemetery in Brunswick, VA.

I was amazed as I learned about my family that there were women with seizures, and it was on the Glover and Anderson line. I have had neurological problems for years too, & it was interesting to see it's a challenge my family has had for awhile. Fortunately I finally discovered my neurological trigger was gluten. But unfortunately these women dealt with it their whole lives.  Granderson's grand daughter Theresa India Dortch died from a seizure in 1896. My friend has a Physicians Desk Reference from 1890, and it says sadly, that the treatment for seizures at that time was Mercury & Arsenic. Can you imagine?!


anita martin said...

hello , richard field glover and laura lee quigly were my great grandparents. i was told a story by their child Maggie Louise , my grandmother , that her great grandfather , granderson glover disappeared on his way home from the war , he was last seen by some of the soldiers he was traveling with sitting on a rock by a river dipping his hat in the water, wetting his head and brow when they passed him , he said for them to go on ahead of him and he would catch up later , he was never seen again. years later arimenta went to a psychic and she was told that granderson died a watery death. in those days it was believed he was ambushed as he sat on the rock , either by an indian or a highway robber and killed for the little money he had in his pocket.

Julie Cabitto said...

I'm glad to hear more of an account of Granderson Glover coming home. We knew he was released to go home because he kept getting sick, & he was overage. Yet we know he never returned home, so Arimenta remarried, being listed of course as a widow. I am from Granderson's child Tennessee Glover. (from his first marriage before Arimenta)
Do you know anything more like where he may have been buried? Or where Arimenta is buried? Thanks, Julie