1 November 2006
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Rosanna (nee Marshall) Grinter and Daughters in Front of Her Home in Perry, Kansas Rosanna is on the left, daughter Henrietta in the middle, and daughter Mary Belle Colley is on the right. (Photographs provided by Martin Weeks Email: email@example.com )
James C. Grinter (Provided by Martin Weeks from William E. Connelley, History of the State of Kansas, 1928, vol. 5, pp. 2528-2519)
Rosanna Marshall was the daughter of Betsy Wilaquenaho and William H. Marshall. She was born on 28 February 1832, probably near present Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. However, the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas says that Rosanna was born in Kansas, but it does not say where her mother was born. (Latter Day Saints Census Extracts, Family History Library Film 1254400, National Archives Film T9-0400, p. 427C). Rosanna married 15 February 1850 in present Wyandotte County, Kansas. James C. Grinter, the brother of Moses Read Grinter. Moses Grinter married her sister, Anna Marshall. (all of the above whom see). James C. Grinter was born 23 Jan. 1829 in Logan County, Kentucky, died 26 July 1893 at Perry, Jefferson County Kansas, and was buried in the Grinter Chapel Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Rosanna was one of the adult Delaware who elected to remain in Kansas in 1866 under the Treaty of May 1860. Rosanna had 1862 Allotment No. 36. and Delaware Census of 1862 No. 238. Her allotment in present Wyandotte County, Kansas, was W/2 NW/4, Section 29, Township 11 South, Range 24 East, 80 acres. Her children's allotments, also in present Wyandotte County, Kansas, cited below, are given after hers in the source. (Smith-Arellano, Delaware Trails: Some Tribal Records 1842-1907, p. 27) In the Allotments No. 888 Betsy Shawnee in the Allotments was given Section W/2 NE/4 of Section 20 in Township 11 (p. 57) which she transferred by sale to Rosanna Grinter (p. 66). (Ibid.) Rosanna died 2 Jan. 1916 and is buried in the Grinter Chapel Cemetery, Kansas City, Delaware Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. (See below a photo of her in front of her house with two daughters and a photograph of her and James Grinter's grave marker, as well.)
Article from the Perry [Kansas] Mirror Jan. 6, 1916 regarding her death:
Mrs. J. C. Grinter Lived in This Part of Kansas 81 Years
Mrs. J. C. Grinter, one of the earliest citizens of eastern Kansas, died at her home in this city last Sunday evening about ten o'clock, death resulting directly from an attack of bronchial pneumonia, to which her advanced age made her an easy victim. She was sick only a few days, and to many people this news of her death preceded knowledge of her illness.
Mrs. Grinter, whose maiden name was Rosanna Marshall, was born at Springfield, Mo., came to this section of Kansas 81 years ago, when a child of two years, and had witnessed the development of come to this area of virgin, almost uninhabited area to its present high stage of development. She was of Indian extraction, the blood of an Indian chieftain coursing in her veins. Her first home in Kansas was on the Delaware reservation in Wyandotte County, near Muncie, which neighborhood was her home until 38 years ago, when she moved with her husband and family to Perry and had ever since made this her home. Her husband died in 1893, but eight children survive, namely: J. M. Grinter of Perry; Mrs. Etta Simmons, Perry; Mrs. Flora Martin, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Mrs. J. W. Colley, Perry; Mrs. Elizabeth Betts, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. James David, Menoken; Mrs. Susanna Schultz, Perry; and Mrs. B. E., Wilson Williamstown. A large number of children and great grandchildren survive her. The last few years f her life were spent in the care of her daughter, Mrs. Simmons, who made her home with her mother.
Mr. Grinter and his brother, Moses, were the first white men to take up claims in Wyandotte county, and Moses married a sister of Mrs. Grinter, the marriage being the first to be entered on the records of that county. Another of her sisters married Henry Tiblow, a Delaware chief who was the founder of the town ofBonner Springs. She was a member of the southern Methodist Church.
The body was taken this morning to Muncie for burialto be buried in the Grinter cemetery surrounding Grinter chapel beside her husband. The funeral service was at the chapel immediately after arrival there. A large number of relatives made the trip from here to be a part of the obsequies.
Rosanna and James had twelve children (Source?):
1. Juliet (also spelled Joliett) or Julia "Julie" Ann Grinter was born 15 December 1850. She married ________ Comely. She is No. 37 on the Allotment of DeNW4, Section 28, Township South 11, Range East 23, 80 acres. She had left home before the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas.
2. Maria Jane Grinter was born 12 April 1853 was born 12 April 1853, married James Timmons, and died 14 June 1892. She is No. 39 on the 1852 Allotments of Delaware Lands. She had 1862 Delaware Census No. 241. Her allotment was E/2. NW/4, Section 29, Township South 11, 80 acres. (See her photograph below)
3. Harriet (Henrietta) Grinter was born 10 January 1854 and married James David. She is No. 38 on the 1862 Allotments of Delaware Lands with 1862 Delaware Allotment No. 240. Her allotment was E/2, NW/4, Section 29, Township South 11, Range 24 East, 80 acres. In the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas, she is in the household of James C. Grinter and Rosanna Grinter doing housework.
4. Sarah Francis Grinter was born 10 October [?] probably and died 15 March 1935. She married David ______. She is No. 39 on the 1862 Allotments of Delaware Lands with 1962 Delaware Census No. 242. Her allotment was W/2, SW/4, Section 29, Township South 11, Range East 24, 80 acres.
5. Mary Belle Grinter was born 4 March 1857, married James Colley, died 1954, and was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas. (See her photograph below). She is No. 41 on the 1862 Allotments, with the 1862 Delaware Census No. 243. Her allotment was NE/4, SW4, Section 29, Township South 11, Range East 24; 38.20 acres [total 78.20 acres] They had two children, Maude Colley and Claude Colley. who died in infancy. They were probably buried in the Grinter Chapel Cemetery at Stony Point [Kansas City] in Wyandotte County. [It is not clear as to whether both the parents and the children were buried in the Grinter Chapel Cemetery. Editor.] Their only surviving child, Linda May Colley, married Vernet Carson Raines. They had four children: James Leveston Raines, Gerald Edwin Raines, Julian Carylise Raines, and Marguarita Hope. Marguarita died as an infant. Julian "Billy" died as a youth. Gerald "Jerry," who died in 1950, was not married and had no children. James Leveston Raines II married Velma Marie Hudson. He died 6 April 1993. The preceding, from James Leveston Raines II and Velma Marie nee Hudson, back to Mary Belle Grinter, are all buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry. They had five children: Sandra S. Raines, Linda K. Raines Vigneron, Edna Cynthia "Cindy" Raines Duffy, and Ronald R. Raines, all living. (Source: Sandra "Sandy" S. Raines SandiMADD@aol.com ) for the entry for Mary Belle Grinter)
6. James Moses Grinter was born 15 January 1861, married Elizabeth A. Timmons, and died 28 August 1929. A James A. Grinter is listed with his mother, Rosanna Grinter, as No. 42 on the Allotments of Delaware Land, 1862 Census No. 244, allotment E/2. SE/4, Section 30, Township South 11, Range East 24, 80 acres. James N. [sic] Grinter was in the 1880 Census Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas in the household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter at age 18, farming.
7. Elizabeth Sleks Grinter was born 21 June 1864 [?] and married ________ Betts. She is in the household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter in the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas as Elizabeth S. Grinter age 16, doing housework.
8. Flora I [?] Grinter was born 10 November 1865 and married J. W. Martin She is in the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township Wyandotte County, Kansas in the household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter at age 14, doing house work
9. Susanne "Susan" Cordelia Grinter was born 26 November 1868 and married _______ Schultz. She is in the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas in the household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter, at age 11, doing housework.
10. Lorenzo Dowas Grinter was born 13 December 1870 and died 10 August 1901. He was in the 1880 Census for Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas at age 9 in the household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter.
11. Minnie May Grinter was born 10 December 1873 and died possibly in infancy.
Rosella "Rose" "Birdie" Grinter was born 22
April 1877 and died 30 December 1921. She is in the 1880 Census for
Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas in the
household of James C. and Rosanna Grinter
at age 3.
(Census Data for the Grinter children is from LDS Extracts, FHL Film 125440, National Archives Film T9-040, p. 427C.)
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The James C. Grinter/Rosanna Marshall Grinter Home about 1887 in Perry, Kansas
Interior of their Home at Perry, Kansas (Provided by Martin Weeks)
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Grave marker for James C. Grinter Born 23 Jan. 1828 Died 26 July 1893 and Rosanna [Marshall] Grinter Born 28 Feb., 1832 Died 2 Jan. 1916. Photograph taken about 1996 by Thomas Swiftwater Hahn. Email email@example.com Bibliography: Times New Roman 12 point. Copy 13 December 2004. Photo check A. TH
Bibliography: N.A. Mrs. Rosanna Grinter Dead: With the Delaware Indians. She came to Wyandotte County from Ohio/Mss).