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Nathaniel Grigsby; Friend of Abe Lincoln

Posted May 1, 2009

 We should take the wisdom of our elderly. This gentleman was very smart. Please note the message he wished to leave us that is inscribed onto his tombstone (Pictured)

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Nathaniel GRIGSBY. Son of Reuben Davis GRIGSBY Sr. & Nancy BARKER. Born 11, October 1811 in Nelson Co., KY. Died 16, April 1890 in Attica,  Harper Co., KS. Buried in Attica, Harper Co., KS. He was a Civil War veteran of the 2nd Lt. Co. G, 10th Indiana Cavalry.  He was a farmer.

 

Nathaniel was a dear friend of Abraham Lincoln. 

 

After Lincoln moved to Illinois in 1830, Nathaniel moved with his father to

Carroll Co., MO in 1855. 

 

In 1860, he was living in Norborne.  He wrote to Lincoln and received an appointment as a Republican Precinct Committee Man.  He placed Lincoln's name on the 1860 ballot. All of Natty's neighbors were Southern sympathizers.  He had been talking about electing Lincoln for president in town.  One morning at about 2 or 3 a.m. a neighbor rode up and told Natty not to light any lights.  The neighbor wanted to warn him that his neighbors were planning to murder him and if he wanted to live he should

be on his way. 

 

After the warning, Natty moved back to Spencer Co., IN where he and four of his five sons enlisted in Company C 10th IN Cavalry (Richmond Davis did not enlist).  Natty was named 2nd Lieutenant.  

 

The family apparently returned to Carroll Co., MO but in 1885 they moved to Harper Co., KS and settled on a farm in the extreme northwest corner of the county.  In 1890, they moved to Attica, KS.  Nathaniel was buried in Attica.

 

His tombstone reads as follows:

 

(Front) N. Grigsby Died  Apr 16 1890  Aged 78 Yrs 6 Mo 5 Days  2nd Lieut. Co. C 10th Ind. Cavy

 

(Side)Went to school with Lincoln.  Brother to Aaron Grigsby who married Abe Lincoln's oldest sister.  Visited in White House.

 

(Shown Side) Through this inscription I wish to enter my dying protest against what is called the Democratic Party.  I have watched it closely since the days of Jackson and know that all the misfortunes of our nation has come to it through this so-called party, therefore beware of this party of treason.

 

Information copied from;  http://www.angelfire.com/in2/kwitina/family/Grigsby.html

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  • Trabman_san May 2, 2009

    "By the way, teamedlin, i made my last post on this blog last night, at 10. You post some 9 hours later?

    Now who is following who? Ta ta"

    Hockey:

    This comment is completely out of context for the blog and is against the TOS! If you would like to comment on the Patriot, that is featured in this blog, please do so! If not, please do NOT comment at all!

    Personal attacks on Tmedlin will NOT be tolerated.... and if they continue, they will be reported.

  • HockeyRules May 2, 2009

    By the way, teamedlin, i made my last post on this blog last night, at 10. You post some 9 hours later?

    Now who is following who? Ta ta

  • HockeyRules May 2, 2009

    LOL...I notice that the "stalkers" are only the ones that disagree with your "blogs". As long as they agree, they are welcome, huh?

    Grow up

  • CrewMax May 2, 2009

    What does it matter is on your epitaph? If you care, then you must have some sentimental illusion about your final resting place. When I die, look for me in the wind.

  • tmedlin May 2, 2009

    hockey, I don't follow ANYONE around and harass them...that's what YOU do, and have been doing for months. Anyone can look at your recent comments and see the trend.Now, start commenting on the content of blogs, as many as you can, to hide that fact...you've demonstrated to enough of us here already, that your primary purpose is to harass 3 or 4 other GOLO members...always conservative, and USUALLY, but not always, women. Check yourself!

  • HockeyRules May 1, 2009

    Not really, tmed. Just following the standard of behavior you have demonstrated for months. Ta-ta.

  • meh2 May 1, 2009

    True then, truer now.

  • tmedlin May 1, 2009

    well, what I wanted to type would have been against TOS!

  • tmedlin May 1, 2009

    In the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century, Yellow Dog Democrats were voters in the U.S. Southern states who consistently voted for Democratic candidates. The term arose from the notion that loyal Southern Democrats would vote for a yellow dog before voting for a Republican. The term is now often used more generally to mean any Democrat who will vote the Party ticket under almost any circumstances

  • Trabman_san May 1, 2009

    Tmed...I like the little "ta-ta"!

    That was classy.... do you also hold your little finger out while you're having a cup of tea? ROFL!

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