James Grider, son of John Blair Grider and Frances Matthews, was born on December 9, 1841 in Jackson County, Alabama, and died January 27, 1893 in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas. He is buried in the Watson Cemetery in Tarrant County.
He married two times:
The first marriage was to Nancy Bean Pippin on February 21, 1861 in Franklin County, Tennessee. Nancy Bean was born in 1829, the daughter of James Madison and Holly Swearingen Bean of Jackson County, Alabama. Her first marriage occurred about 1847. At the time of her marriage to James Grider, she had five young children, all under the age of thirteen, from her marriage to William Pippin (others say his first name was "James," and he may have been named William "James" Pippin, but the 1850 census has only the name William). William Pippin died between 1857 and 1860, presumably in Franklin County, Tennessee.
One child was born to James Grider and Nancy Bean Pippin: John "Cap" Wilson Grider, born in February 1862 in Jackson County, Alabama.
Nancy Bean Pippin Grider died at some time between the birth of her son "Cap" Grider in February 1862 and November 1, 1863 when James Grider married a second time. The settlement records of her father's estate in 1866 confirm that she was deceased and had five surviving children.
On November 1, 1863, James Grider married Nancy Jane Summers in Jackson County, Alabama. She was born in December 1840 and died in 1927 in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma. She and some of her children are buried in the Altus Cemetery.
It appears that some of the children of the deceased Nancy Bean Pippin Grider were raised by relatives in Jackson County. Sarah Frances Pippin, the oldest child, married James Jordan Arnold in 1869. Mary Jane Pippin was living with her uncle Eli Bean and his family in 1870. Lucinda Pippin married in 1870 a brother to James Arnold, John Arnold. Eliza Pippin was living in 1870 with the family of John M. Counts (relationship unknown). I have been unable to find the fifth child, Margaret, on the 1870 census. None of step-children of James Grider, however, were living with James and his new wife in 1870, nor was his son,John "Cap" Grider, in his household.
Instead, John "Cap" Grider was living in the household of his grandfather, John Blair Grider, in 1870 and in 1880 and he is listed on the 1880 census as a "grandson."
James Grider and his second wife, Nancy Jane Summers, had seven children, but only five of them were still living in 1900. In the 1880s, the family moved to Texas. John "Cap" Grider would later follow his half-brothers and sisters to Texas.
JOHN CAP WILSON GRIDER, son of James Grider and Nancy Bean, was born February 1862 in Jackson County, Alabama, and died 1932 in Beckham County, Oklahoma. He married MARY MOLLIE MATTIE E. BEAN November 08, 1885 in Jackson County, Alabama. She was born December 1871 in Alabama, and died 1939 in Beckham County, Oklahoma. Both are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma. I have been unable to find the parents of Mary Mollie Mattie Bean, but I think she may be the Mollie Bean living with the John C. Stewart family in 1880.
Children of JOHN GRIDER and MARY MOLLIE BEAN are:
JAMES A. GRIDER, b. August 20, 1886, Jackson County, Alabama; d. 1963, Beckham County, Oklahoma.More About JAMES A. GRIDER:Burial: Pioneer Cemetery,Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
INFANT GRIDER, b. Bet. 1886 - 1900, Alabama or Texas; d. Bet. 1886 - 1900, Alabama or Texas.
NANCY E. GRIDER, b. October 1888, Jackson County, Alabama.
WILLIE CRAWFORD GRIDER, b. December 18, 1890, Jackson County, Alabama; d. 1926, Beckham County, Oklahoma.More About WILLIE CRAWFORD GRIDER:Burial: Pioneer Cemetery,Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
JOHN H. GRIDER, b. Bet. July 06, 1895 - April 1896, Jackson County, Alabama; d. October 10, 1970, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas; m. BERTIE B. UNKNOWN; b. August 05, 1900; d. June 28, 1984, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. About John H. Grider:Burial: Llano Cemetery, Potter County, Texas More About BERTIE B. UNKNOWN:Burial: Llano Cemetery, Potter County, Texas
ISAAC DAVIS GRIDER, b. April 25, 1898, Tarrant County,
JESSIE B. GRIDER, b. 1908, Tarrant County, Texas.