18 April 2011

Brickwall - Grice and Huyck

Untangling the Grice and Huyck Connection

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 18 March 2013) - Thanks to a recent response of a researcher (FD) on these people, I am able to share more information.

A query came my way concerning the marriage and eventual divorce of Andrew Wesley Grice and Lucinda Huyck. They had a Williams County, Ohio connection but were neither married or divorced here (as no records have currently been uncovered).  I started with Familysearch to see if there were any records and found their son, Jacob, which I've included first, and then worked on what I could find on both the husband and wife.  As you will see, each went on to marry again and establish new lives.  I welcome any additional information to pass on to the originator of the query, who gave me a great deal of data on Lucinda.

Jacob Grice
b. 28 Feb 1861, Stryker, Williams Co, OH
d. 5 March 1937, Toledo, Lucas Co, OH
bur Woodlawn Cem
s/o Andrew Grice and Lucinda Huick

1900 Toledo Ward 10, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T623_1298; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 80
h/h 101/105 Grise, Jacob W 39 (A 1861) single, partner of William Walker(54 NY-NY-Ire)  OH-OH-OH hostler

1920 Toledo Ward 6, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T625_1408; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 1053.
h/h Grice, Jacob W 58 roomer OH-OH-OH watchman

1930 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: 1834; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 977.0.
h/h Grice, Jacob W lodger 69 laborer in auto industry OH-OH-OH w/Charles and Emma Moellering

So who was Andrew Wesley Grice?

Andrew Wesley Grice
b. 1832 OH
d. 3 Dec 1896 Blissfield, Lenawee Co, MI
married, teamster

His parents were:
John Grice (1800 Frederick Co, VA – bef 1842)
Elizabeth Dunlap (31 Mar 1804, Ireland – 8 Oct 1881 Hudson, Lenawee Co, MI)
John Grice married Elizabeth Dunlap on 5 July 1822 in Columbiana Co, OH (Marriage V2 p115)

Their children were:
Aramintha Grice, b 1829 Columbiana Co, OH; d 26 Oct 1902 Perry Twp, Columbiana Co, OH; mar John C. Weaver, 15 June 1850, Columbiana Co, OH
Andrew Wesley Grice b 1832 Columbiana Co, OH

1830 Butler, Columbiana, Ohio, Page: 497; NARA Roll: M19-128; Family History Film: 0337939.
Oliver Kellogg married Elizabeth Grice on 27 Oct 1842, Columbiana Co, OH

1850 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH p307
h/h 112/114 Kellog, Oliver 45 OH farmer
Elizabeth 46 Ireland
Grice, Andrew 18 OH laborer
Kellog, Henry 15 OH farmer
Lydia A 5 OH

1860 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 59; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 887 Guise, AW 31 OH farmer
Lucinda 22 OH
Alice 1 OH

23 Apr 1861 private enlisted in Co E Ohio 14th OVI – 13 Aug 1861 2nd corporal with others from Stryker, OH area
Feb 1864-Mar 1864 AW Grice gave testimony in the divorce of Sarah and David Brown – appears to have been living in Stryker area.

1864 Williams County, Ohio Atlas – AW Grice - Stryker

1866 US IRS Tax Assessment in Hudson, MI retail liquor dealer

Andrew was married second to Elizabeth Cornell, and she died NOV 1895 in Blissfield, Lenawee County, MI.  In a general affidavit by Elizabeth Holt of Blissfield, Lenawee County, MI, dated 20 MAR 1917, age 60, Elizabeth stated that when she was a little girl Andrew worked for her father for a number of years.  Elizabeth Cornell died 7 NOV 1895, and was buried in Blissfield.

1880 Blissfield, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: 590; Family History Film: 1254590; Page: 118D; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 0238.
h/h 1151/452 Grice, AW 45 OH-OH-OH laborer
Elizabeth 46 OH-Mass-PA
Jacob 18 OH-OH-OH

17 July 1890 Invalid Civil War Pension filed in MI based on service in Co E 14th OVI
19 Mar 1896 Adrian, MI – Andrew W Grice (Blissfield, MI res – 60 years old – s/o John Grice and Elizabeth Dunlap)) married Mary J (Findlay) Sage  (Toledo, Lucas Co, OH res – 52 years old, d/o Alexander Findlay and **Chillson); each married once

Steven W. Sage, first husband of Mary J. Grice, died 3 DEC 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. He was born 25 MAY 1835 in Granley, Hartford County, CT.  Mary divorced Stephen on 4 FEB 1895 in Williams County, OH.  She married Stephen/Steven in 1854.

Andrew died 3 DEC 1896 in the village of Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan, and was buried 6 DEC 1896.  He was associated with the M. E. Church of Blissfield.

27 Oct 1916 Widow – Mary J Grice filed in MI - Mary J. Grice died 18 SEP 1922 in Blissfield, Michigan.  She was born 15 JAN 1837 in Hudson, MI.

Civil War Pension File for Andrew Wesley Grice
Application for Civil War Pension, # 824224, certificate #576838, filed 17 JUL 1890
Application for Mary J. Grice, widow, claim #1085686, certificate #844967, filed 27 OCT 1916
*Andrew served in Company E, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted 23 APR 1861 as a corporal, and was honorably discharged 13 AUG 1861 at Toledo, OH.  He was also a wagonmaster in DEC 1863 at Nashville, TN.  After the war he lived in Lucas County, OH, and Lenawee County, MI, and was a commercial traveler.

Who was Lucinda Huyck?

Lucinda M Huyck
b.May 1841, pos Huron Co, OH
d. 1918 Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO

Her parents were:
John T Huyck (1803 NY - )
Lucinda Basil (1807/10 CT – bef 1844)
John Huyck married Lucinda Basil c1829
By 1844 Lucinda died after John Huyck moved his family to this area.  He later married Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gibbons Ferrier, widow of Andrew Ferrier, on 5 Mar 1844 (Wms Co, OH V1p73). 

1850 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH, p96
Huyck, John T 47 NY
Elizabeth 40 NY (his second wife)
Lucinda 12 OH with other siblings

1860 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 59; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 887 Guise, AW 31 OH farmer
Lucinda 22 OH
Alice 1 OH

Their children
1. Alice May (1859 OH – 18 Apr 1952 Bristol, Kendall Co, IL); mar Isaac Grimwood c1882, in 1900 had 6/4 ch, all 4 living born in IL
2. Jacob (28 Feb 1861 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – 5 Mar 1937 Toledo, Lucas Co, OH)

Aft 1860 Lucinda and her children, Alice and Joseph Jacob Grice moved to Chicago, IL
She married George Walrath (1845 NY - )

1880 Plano, Kendall Co, IL
h/h Walrath, George 35 NY
Lucinda 38 OH

They moved to Iowa
1885 LeMars, Plymouth Co, Iowa State Census
h/h 130/125 Walrath, GM 39 NY machinist
LJ 43 OH
Bitte, Agnes 28 IL servant
Grice, Jacob 24 OH

13 Oct 1891 (Mrs LJ Grace) she married Nathaniel Sylvester in Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO (Book A p24)
Nathaniel died there
c1896 Lucinda married Henry T. Miller in Larimer Co, CO

1900 Precinct 11, Larimer, Colorado; Roll: T623_126; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 213.
h/h 627/645 Miller, Henry T (June 1840) 59 mar 6Y IL-NY-NY farmer
Lucinda wife (May 1841) 59 1/1 ch IL-unk-unk
Other Miller children and servants

1910 Fort Collins Ward 3, Larimer, Colorado; Roll: T624_121; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0227; Image: 843; FHL Number: 1374134.
h/h 197/201 Miller, Henry T 69 mar 2x mar 15Y IL-NY-MD
Lucina J 68 mar 15Y 2/2 ch  OH-PA-ME

In a general affidavit dated 23 JUL 1917 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, CO, Lucinda J. Miller, age 76 [born MAY 1841 per 1900 census], stated that she was the first wife of Andrew W. Grice, and that she was divorced on 24 OCT 1887 at Geneva, Kane County, Illinois.  Grounds for divorce was desertion.  Lucinda stated that she was married to Andrew in Morenci, Lenawee County, MI on 26 DEC 1855, and lived with Andrew until 24 OCT 1871.  Lucinda remarried H. [Henry] T. Miller on 28 SEP 1895.  Her maiden name was Lucinda Hych.

She died in 1918 in Ft. Collins and was buried there

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