Grubbs, William

Item

Title

Grubbs, William

Gender

Male

Biography

A 1865 letter from Mr. R. Richardson to Kentucky Governor Thomas E. Bramlette describes an incident where an enslaved woman by the name of Evelina was to be tried for infantcide. Both Wickliff Grubbs and William Grubbs were named in the case as slave holders of Evelina.
William and Wickliff Grubbs served as surety for a "relative" who is referred to as "she". I believe, based on my preliminary research , that the slaveholder was Mary (Grubbs) Carpenter- widow of Jonathan Carpenter who died in August, 1857. Mary is Wickliff's sister. In the OG database, I have a Mary Carpenter, slaveholder, who is listed on the birth doc of an enslaved infant, born 10 Nov, 1857. It's probable that this was the child who was killed, particularly with the timing-the possibility of being sold away.

Member

Birth

1819

Father

Mother

Life event(s)

Marriage 1: 17 Dec 1840; Boone County (Ky.)
Marriage 2: 21 Mar 1867; Gallatin County (Ky.)

Spouse(s)

Conrad, Elizabeth
Edwards, Mary T.

Child(ren)

Grubbs, James L.
Grubbs, Mary B.
Grubbs, Leatha J.
Grubbs, William Henry
Grubbs, Franklin, P.
Grubbs, John
Grubbs, Jasper Newton
Grubbs, Herbert
Grubbs, Mattie
Grubbs, Charles Curtis

Death

1891
Glencoe Cemetery (Gallatin County, Ky.)

Relationship

Known Enslaved: unknown, Evelina

Description

Enslaved held in 1860: Female, 17 years old, black

Bibliographic citation(s)

Boone County, Kentucky probate records, 1818-1932, volume , pages 536-537
FindAGrave.com, memorial #46620421

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