Part of this was put on Genforum several years ago.The DNA of the Pitt County and the Duplin County Grimes have proven we are of the Graham Tribe of Scotland.Our DNA matches exactly.Interestingly our Graham/Grimes come the US before 1700 and the listed Grahams come after 1700. Is that a clue to work on??
In the Jeese Grimes of Texas papers at the University of Texas, Jesse says he is of Scottist descent. That makes sense since all the Grimes that we can connect ( Sampson and Hugh) were in the Virginia part of North Carolina. This area was the immigration destination of Scotland. North Carolina was cut from old Virginia. There are several pieces of infrormation in the papers.One old piece of paper showing Bible Names had written the Name in pencil of Hugh's Father to be Walter. Who wrote in pencil and when?? It was written much later.
Therefore the connection to Walter is unproven but everyone has jumped on that bandwagon. The 1691 date as only a projection of life span that I guessed at.
Research has led to three main grimes families in Virginia/North Carolina/ Maryland in the 1600's.
1) A John Grimes died at Jamestown in 1635. His son, Robert, died in 1693. Several generations later, Thomas A married a Llewellyn. That line is well documented. No one has been able to connect to the Walter?, Hugh, Sampson line
2) A William and a Walter Grimes came to Jameston in 1635. In 1658 a Walter and Robert came to Virginia.
3) A William Grimes born 1690 in Anne Arendel, Md and died in Norfolk, VA. His line is well documented and is called the Pitt County, NC Grimes line.
4) Our line Walter?, Hugh, Sampson and his brothers, is also well documented.
Now the next information.......The Pitt County Grimes line and the Walter? line descendents Have the same DNA so William B1690 and our line father( Walter) come from the same line!!!!! Now what and Where is the connection? Are they brothers?
What about the Grimes /Llewellyn line? I contacted their best researcher and they had not done DNA at that point.
Grimes, Grymes, Gream and Graham have long been interchangeable. Graham was a Scottish Clan. Many were sent to Ireland in about 1603 and probably came to America.
Any further information would be appreciated