Let us Start With the Newest
GABRIEL THOMAS GRYDER b. Sep 14, 2010 to Ray Garland Gryder, II &
Kimberly Ann Jones. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.
Scott & Heather Gryder had a new daughter on 5-12-2010 / Reagan
As of September 24, 2009, the Gryder family got a little bigger. Rachel
Elizabeth Widener, and Cory Dale Gyder, now have a son,
Gyles Mason Gryder.~
This page is to help the Gryder Family to
find each other.
Other Variations of Gryder (Grider etc.)
are on this
Gryder is the 19,662nd most popular last name (surname)
in the United States; frequency is 0.000%; percentile is 77.880
If you are a Gryder and stumble on to this page,
We would like to hear from you!
I have started collecting obituaries as
Various Pictures of Gryders that I have received
over the years. Click
Gryder Family Laura, Sebastian and Kelvin
[9/5/82] Granite Falls
NC. I'm the daughter of Harold Dean Gryder, Grandaughter of Dallas
Clyde Gryder, and Greatgrandaughter to Tilet Gryder.
Angela Gryder Gregg From: Blowing
Rock, NC (Daughter of Roy C Gryder, Granddaughter of Gaither G.
Gryder Greatgranddaughter of Tillit Gryder.) Also sister to Kelvin
and Scott D. Gryder.
Belinda Elaine My father was William Conniel
Gryder III, 1928 to1999, his father was William Conniel Gryder Jr. 1900 to
1983 and there was Pappy William Cornneilus Gryder Sr. 1860 to 1957. We live
in Ocean Springs Mississippi. Pappa came to Biloxi,ms from north mississippi
and came to biloxi in 1920 where we have been ever scents, Would love to
knoe what you know so I can start on brings us together.
Bill Owner of
Shoe Express and Gryder
Shoes headquarterd in Biloxi, Mississippi E-Mail
NO CURRENT E-Mail ADDRESS
Carroll William I WAS
BORN IN MENPHIS, TENN nov.8th 1924. MY FATHER IS GUT OTIS GRYDER DECIESED
1985. I HAVE A BROTHER IN ANDREWS TEXAS, OTIS ANDREW GRYDER AND A
SISTER JE-NEANNE GRYDER HILDRETH. MY MOTHERS NAME WAS FRANCIS LOUISE
WHEATLY,GRYDER DECESED, UNCLE JOE GRYDER, WILLIAM GRYDER, MONTE LAMIE GRYDER
GLADIES GILLER GRYDER NORMA RIENHEART GRYDER SURE WOULD LIKE TO GET INFORMATION
GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS , ONE I KNOW ON MY MOTHERS SIDE IS WINCHESTER
, THAT LIVED IN MENPHIS TENN. E-MAIL
Christopher I'm William
Christopher Gryder from Dallas TX. born in Kansas City MO. On 01/30/1957
son of Billy Joe Gryder who changed his name to William J. Gryder and Eleanor
Myers Gryder. Have two brothers Steven Jeffrey Gryder and John Merrill Gryder
two sons William Jeffrey Gryder born 07/04/1986 and Robert Jamison Gryder
born 10/20/1991 and one grandchild RaiLeigh Kristine Gryder born 04/12/2012
Cornelia Gryder Cornell
[10-18-62] (m. Louis Howell Cornell),
born 3-12-39 in Blowing Rock, NC to Gaither Greene Gryder (m. Etta Belle
Costner 6-2-31). My grandfather was Tillit Bogartus (m. Hannah Cornelia
Greene). My great grandfather was John Roswell (m. Emma Lou Simmons),
great great grandfather was Leander Rufus (m. Elizabeth White) and great
great great grandfather was John (m.
Louis and I have an adopted son, David Louis Cornell born 3-30-72. I'm
a sister to Roy Costner Gryder.
Dale [4-3-1980] [Father Allen Dale,
grandson of Dallas Clyde, great grandson of Tillit.] I
live in Lenoir, NC. My sister Ashley Jill Gryder-Norton now has 2 childern,
Shae Vicotra Norton and Taylor Claudia Norton (age 5 and 3).
Curt Gryder I currently live
in San Diego but am orginally from Guy, Texas. My father is Curtis
Sr. from Minden, LA. His father was Milton from the same place. They
have spoke of relatives from Arkansas, but little is known to me of them.
One unusual fact that relates to several of the messages on this site is
that I, my father, and his father all share the middle name of Avery.
Averis is mentioned on several of the messages. If anyone knows anything
about my branch of the tree, I would appreciate it. e-mail
Dana Gryder I was adopted
by Donnie and Joyce Gryder in 1968 at the age of 2. I do not have a
very good relationship with my adoptive parents and seek to find out something
about my biological family. I was born in Staunton, VA on april 8,
1966. The surname Hoover was one of my parents. I have found
a brother who is 2 yrs. older, but no luck in my search for the rest of my
family. Any Help would be appreciated!
Daniel Wayne Gryder Born 6/11/61 to
James and Doreen Gryder. My father was born( at an early age I might add...)
in Stony Pt, NC and moved to Chase city, VA LOTS of GRYDERS here and in the
area, we had a GRYDER reunion in Chase City in the summer of 1992, there
was a far distant cousin in attendance who had done a tremendous amount of
research on the entire geneological picture. Ray Gryder (my uncle) still
lives there and would know who this was...t of it. My father can be contacted
Debbie Trickey My GGgrandfather
was Averis. His son Frederick was my Ggrandfather and his daughter Bessie
was my Grandmother. My Father is John Watson. He had four brothers
and a sister. All are deceased except for my Father. The second
son was named in honor of the Gryder family and took Gryder as his first
name. In fact in the pictures you have on the net, I believe he looks
a lot like Earl. I lived about two miles from where Bessie and her husband
Earl S. Watson raised there family in Bucksville KY.
Looking forward to sharing imformation and finding out more about my family.
Divina [Married to Ken]
Ken (my husband) is married to a Filipina. I met Ken when I was
getting my Ph.D. in Japan. We got married in the Philippines, went back to
Japan to get graduate. We stayed in Japan one more year because Ken landed
into a good job in a Japanese company and then after that we fly back here
in the States. I'm still doing research, as a post-doctoral fellow while
Ken is getting another degree, this time in engineering. Ken is fluent
Donald Ray [Don]
(Son of Carl D. Gryder and grandson of Sam Houston
Gryder) Mother Lula May
/ Daughter Allise and wife Yanti. Indonesia (Formerly
Edd Doyle [12-1-1955] (Wife Jody)
Bozeman, MT My grand father's name was Joseph Edward Gryder. His nick name
was Edd. My Mom, Ruth, gave me his nickname as my first name (Edd). My dad's
name was William Doyle Gryder and was born and raised in Dublin, Texas along
with a brother Howard (died young in a car wreck) and his two sisters, Clare
and Eddie Inez. One of my better-known second cousins is Fess Parker. My
full name is Edd Doyle Gryder. With my middle initial D., and my first name
having two D's, I have adopted the nick name "3-D". I am married to Jody
Lynn and we have an adopted daughter we named Rebekah Morgan Gryder and an
adopted son named Tanner Joseph. We own and operate a digital audio recording
studio named Recording EDGe.
Edmond Harry (Ted)
(Father/William E. of Orrick, MO) Silver Spring, Maryland
Descendant of Valentine Gryder, an American Revolutionary War vet
from Loudon County, Virginia.)
Ella Gryder Jarrell Wigley
born 4 Feb 1890 in LA. Her father was Robert Franklin Gryder
b 11 Feb 1871, d 11 Jan 1936. He was the son of Samuel Gryder. Robert's other
children were Hiram b 5 Jan 1889?, Edgar F b 10 Jun 1894, Ola b 21 Jan 1896,
Jesse Lee b 22 Jul 1898, and Robert M "Rob" b 1 Jan 1900. I would like to
hear from any one connected with this family. Most of these lived in northwestern
Louisiana. Wanda J Thompson
Gary Marvin (Gryder)
Greenwood I was
born Gary Marvin Gryder, June 8, 1949 in Rockford, IL. I was born to Marvin
Gryder and Betty Ann Dyerson, Marvin Gryder was the son of Frank Gryder and
Anna Henry Ivy. I was given up for adoption by my father, lived with my birth
Mother but I'm still a Gryder. I'm hoping this info will help you
some. I my father says we have a lot of Relatives in Missouri and Illinois.
He now lives in Tampa, Florida e-mail me at
Guy Otis. I Currently live in
Texas. My Fathers name is Otis Andrew Gryder. His brothers name
is Carroll William Gryder. They have one sister, Jenean (Hildreth)
Gryder. My grandfathers name was Guy Carroll Gryder. He had 2
brothers and 3 sisters. Their names are William G. Gryder, Joe
? Gryder, Norma (Rhinehart) Gryder, Gladys (Geihler) Gryder,
Montie (Lamey) Gryder. From what I understand is that we came
from Tennesse and from Arkansas. My Father told me that my GREAT, GREAT,
GREAT, Grandfather was the Sherrif of Gryder Arkansas. Sister is Lucinda.
Irma Lee Gryder
James Ashleigh Gryder
I stumbled upon your website and decided to post
my information.. I was born oct.1, 1972 and my fathers name is William D.
Gryder and my grandfathers name (my dads dad) is William Ashleigh Gryder.
My mothers name is Carol Petrie, although Petrie is her now remarried name.
I am looking for anyone related to me or my dad or grandfather or knows
personally who I am talking about, because as far as I know, i have no other
family. this would change my life to find more immediate relatives. anyone
with information on me and my Gryder family, PLEASE email me at
Maybe? We Hope!!!
James Thomas Jr. [Tom] born
in Dallas TX , currently in El
Segundo,CA] (Father/James Thomas (Jim) born in Weleeta,
OK , currently in Northbrook, IL /Great Grandfather/James |Great
Grandmother/Martha Lockhart) One son, James Thomas III 
Jane Gryder In my search for my
roots, I find that my great,great grandfather Jonathan Knox (born 1788) married
Jane Gryder in 1827 in Camden, Arkansas (parents were William and Mary (Perry)
Gryder. Can you help me push back the curtain of time and add anything to
Jonathan and Jane, particulary to Jane's ancestors (if she is in your data
base). I do have a list of their children which follows. Jane was the second
wife of Jonathan as the first wife died about 1835 in Haynesville, La.
List of children of J. Knox and J. Gryder; William Green Knox born 12/15/1830,
George W Knox born 5/19/1839 (my ancestor), Hugh Richard Knox born 9/7/1840,
Enoch Knox born 9/30/1842 N. Carolina born 7/22/1845, John Franklin Knox
born 2/12/1849, Cynthia Ann Knox born 6/20/1831 Nancy C. Knox born 6/20/1835
Mary Jane Knox born 6/5/1833
Jason Gryder I live in Angola,
IN. I was born and raised in Petersburg, IN just north of Evansville. If
you are interested in my family let me know.
Jeffery David Dob: 10/16/66
Father: Willard A. Gryder, Grandfather: Gertha Gryder. Born in
Knoxville, Tennessee. Occupation: Computer Programmer, Graphic Designer.
Love: Lacrosse, Rugby, Snowboarding, Computers and of course Women,
The Colorado Avalanche. I live in Denver Colorado E-Mail
Jessica Rene' [4/19/77]
(Father Ricky/ Stepfather David Kaminski) I was born in Springhill,
LA and my brother also. My two younger sibs were born in Minden Medical in
Minden, LA. My Mother was born and raised in Morgan City, LA. My real
dad was born and raised in Springhill, LA. And we have a
for the information that Jessica submitted.
John Merrill MY FATHER: BILLY JOE GRYDER,
mother: ELEANOR MEYERS, BROTHERS: STEVEN JEFFERY GRYDER, WILLIAM
CHRISTOPHER GRYDER. WIFE: KRISTIAN D TUCKER, SONS: JOSHUA MERRILL
GRYDER BORN MARCH 25,1987, NATHAN MICHEAL GRYDER BORN MARCH 25,1989,
STEVEN CHRISTOPHER GRYDER AUGUST 18,1990, PHILIP RYAN GRYDER
BORN NOV 10, 1995 DAUGHTER SYDNEY NICOLE GRYDER AUGUST 13, 1998.
Joan Lavinia Gryder Stewart She married
Jay L Stewart. She is Jack's Uncle. She sent me an e-mail with some
information and that can be found
John S, Jr. [Jack] [7-12-1946]
[Jack has so much information that ...
Red Bank, NJ with wife, Nancy, Daughter Shanna Rose Gryder, born November
23, 1998 in Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, NJ. (Father/John
Chemistry Professor (Ret.) at John Hopkins University-Married Rosa
Meyersburg in 1949 /Grandfather/William Thomas & Myrtle -From
the Midwest then moved to Los Angeles Suburbs) Sister/Katie
Gryder-Gibbs  Brother/Thomas William 
firstname.lastname@example.org Jonas  Red Bank, NJ with wife,
Nancy (Father/John Chemistry Professor (Ret.) at John
Hopkins University-Married Rosa Meyersburg in 1949 /Grandfather/William
Thomas & Myrtle -From the Midwest then moved to Los Angeles
Suburbs) Sister/Katie Gryder-Gibbs 
Brother/Thomas William 
I am the daughter of Charles Delbert Gryder who was killed
in an airplane crash in 1958. My Grandfather was Charles Anderson Gryder
and my grandmother was Birdie Elizabeth Shelby Gryder. My father was
an only child and had no brothers or sisters. My sister and I were
taken out of state as children and were not allowed to find or be involved
with our dad's family. My mother, Charlyne Gryder, is now deceased
and I would like very much to find and communicate with some of my father's
I live in Stephenville, Texas with my husband and son and have a 19 year
old daughter that attends Tarleton State University. My E-Mail address
Judy Watson Petett My
dad's name was William Gryder Watson. His mom's name was Bessie Jane Gryder,
and her father was Frederic Winfield Gryder. His father was Averis Gryder.
The way I understand it is, Averis, orginally from Germany, brought his son,
Frederic, over to the U.S., when he was a small child. Averis's wife, Jane
Ingram died before making the trip. You think we might be related? I have
more details if you like. Please feel free to email me.
/Grandfather/Gaither /Great Grandfather/Tillit) Northwest
NC near Boone Brother to Scott D. Kelvin's wife Rebecca
is lead singer in a bluegrass band called the
Bluefields! A picture of Rebecca can be
and band info can be
News of Becca and crew
can be found in this
Kenneth (Ken) Lubbock,Tx [Father:
Carl D. Gryder, Wilson, Tx] Brother: Don Gryder, Indonesia, Brother: Eugene
Gryder, Irving, Tx., Neice: Susan Gryder Roland, on this page, Nephew: Donald
Gryder Jr. on this page Our ancestry came from Arkansas.
Kenneth Gryder My birth father is Lawrence
Gryder, he was actually adopted by Kenneth William Gryder and Viola Gryder.
He retired a Lt. Colonel in the Marines, and at the time of my fathers
adoption (April, 1947) they lived in Philadelphia, PA. I found this page
by accident and just wanted to send a note, not sure where this line of the
Gryder family tree aligns...if you have any information, I would be curious
to see it.
Ken [Married to Divina] I have
an uncle who lives in Illinois not far from the quad cities in Iowa. We
had a reunion a while back and there is a guy in Colonial Heights, VA named
Ray Gryder who compiled a very interesting family tree. Unfortunately,
he doesn't know which country we are from. Another lady who came, had the
family crest which is not in most of the crest books that you may find in
malls these days.
I'm sorry to say this but having read "1984" by George Orwell and listening
to what's being done in technology these days, I feel a bit uneasy about
I currently live in Minneapolis, MN, but was raised in Eureka, KS. My dad's
name is James Edmond and my mom is Joan. My Grandparents were Kit Carson
Gryder and Twila, who lived in Lawrence KS. Kit's father was Edmond
Gryder and the family lived, and some decendants still do, in the area of
Orrick, MO. I have information going further back, but it is probably
in a box that I can't find at home. I have one brother, Scott, and
one sister, Jana, who both live in Texas.
James Ashleigh I was born oct.1,
1972 and my fathers name is William D. Gryder and my grandfathers name (my
dads dad) is William Ashleigh Gryder. My mothers name is Carol Petrie, although
Petrie is her now remarried name. I am looking for anyone related to me or
my dad or grandfather or knows personally who I am talking about, because
as far as I know, i have no other family. this would change my life to find
more immediate relatives. anyone with information on me and my Gryder family,
PLEASE email me at
Leander Rufus My
ggrandmother was born Martha Louvenia Gryder, her father was Leander Rufus
Gryder and his parents were John and Nancy Gibbs Gryder. I live in
Taylorsville,NC. I grew up in the Vashti Community, where my greatgrandparents
raised their families...I would love to hear from anyone researching this
family line. Contact: Rowena Childers Moore
Dreibelbis (Graduated From
Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, Majoring in American History)
[Tennessee] I now have 2 young children & live in
the VA blue Ridge. My grandmother who has done so much geneology is not passed,
but very aged. there are a lot of stories she does not remember any more.
My uncle is Robert Jonathan Gryder, i can't tell from the link if he is the
one linked at the bottom of your page. he has served in the coast guard and
marine corp (retired). If there is specific information you'd like me to
ask my grandmother let me know. Maybe just a list of books she has
Lula May Gryder
Lucinda Gryder My grandfather
was Joseph Edward Gryder, usually called either J.E. or Edd Gryder. He lived
in and around Dublin, Texas. His mother's name was Cynthia Louisa Lavina
Henry. He had a large number of siblings, but I remember references only
to three of his brothers Charlie, Houston, and Bob. I don't know what year
he was born, but he married my grandmother, Louisa Pearl Bostick, in 1913
so was no doubt born in late 1800's. They had four children, Eddie Inez,
Howard Elmo, Clarence Dulah, and William Doyle, who was my father.
I remember going one time to a family reunion in Stephenville, Texas when
I was very small, but remember no details. My brothers and I grew up in Wyoming
and Montana, and had no contact with the greater family, so we no doubt have
lots of relatives we don't know and would love to hear from! My brother is
Lydia Gryder GGGrandmother of
Kevin Wiggs. She was married to Henderson Wilder. Their son (at least
the only one we can identify) was William Edward Wilder; he was my
Great-Grandfather. He married Mary Cordelia Botkin. One of their daughters
was Murel Lydia Wilder (my Grandmother), who married Scott Wiggs. Their son
was Garland Wiggs, who was my father.
On the Gryder
Picture Album Page are pictures of Henderson & Lydia Wilder and their
family, of William Edward and Mary Wilder and their family. I will send a
follow-up e-mail with pictures of the next generation of Wilder brothers
and sisters (my grandmother and her siblings). Please feel free to
Lydia Ann Henderson Wilder, my
gggrandfather, was born Dec 12, 1831. He died Feb.28, 1914, and was buried
in the New Liberty Cemetery in Pike County, Indiana. He married Lydia Ann
Gryder, who was born Aug.4, 1840, and died May 22, 1907 and was buried beside
her husband. I only know of two children born to them. Flora Jane Wilder,
my ggrandmother, born May 28, 1866, and her sister Myrtle Wilder born Apr.
28, 1871. Flora Jane married Columbus Monroe Johnson, born May 27, 1862.
They had four children. Nellie Johnson, my grandmother was born, Oct. 30,
1886. The other siblings were Basil Johnson, Nora Johnson, and Edith Johnson.
Nellie Johnson married Edgar Golden Burns, my grandfather. Nellie and Edgar
had four children. Brady Burns, Radie Burns, Ermil Burns, and Howard Lee
Burns. Ermil Burns Hurt is my Mother. Contact :
Margaret Gryder Groom
was my greatgrandmother. She married Rev. NeedhamYork Groom. my name
is Wanda Carroll (Vanscoy) Robison. If you have any information on
the gryders please email me an address. Thanks much. I am just learning
the computer and having a ball. I found info on the groom family reunion
a couple of months ago and went to it in may. I had so much fun and
met so many lovely people. E-mail
Marjorie Kathleen Gryder
Smith  in Aurora, IL (Father/Earl
Winifred [1921 in Chase City, VA /
Deceased 7-1-97] ] Married Kathleen Ardell Allgood
 in 1946 /Grandfather/Herman McKinley of Henderson, NC
/GG Grandfather ,Herman married to Dora) Brother Richard
Earl / Children Kathleen M. Berenyi (9-1-72) and
Donald J. Berenyi (6-30-75)
Martha Jean [10/5/1934]
(Father D King Gryder-Mother Mary Virginia Shannon /GGrandfather
Averis... former Sheriff of Alexander County, North Carolina
(Frederick and Obedience great-great grandparents.)
Carrollton, TX E-Mail
Martin Gryder I am a descendant of a Martin Gryder,through
his son i believe, Jacob Grider/gryder, who was born 1762 in Pa. Jacob and
his wife Rebecca Hinton Grider had several children, and apparently my
gggrandfather, Martin wasone of them. My Martin was born in 1822 in Barren
Co, Ky. He evidently was one that they all lost contact with. Any way He
moved into Ar where my ggrandmother, his daughter, Amanda married and lived.
I would love to be in contact with other Griders/Gryders and share info.
thanks. E-Mail elaine
Descendants of Martin
[born Abt. 1731, and died Abt. 1776 in
Fredrick County, Virginia]
are on this
Michele My father was
George Gryder. He had a brother Imel and a sister Jewel. Their mother's name
was Lottie. Does anyone know this part of the Gryder clan?
Nora Brooks Gryder I was born in San Francisco
CA, in 1956. My Father was Thomas Byrd Gryder. He was born in Monroe Louisiana,
in 1919. His Father was Hiram Johnson Gryder, and he owned a general store
in Monroe, Louisiana. My Father had 2 siblings. My Uncle Roy died some years
ago in Texas. My Aunt Edna was also born in Monroe, in 1921, she is still
alive, and lives in Amarillo, Texas. I currently live in Hilo, on the Big
Island of Hawai'i. I would like to be able to trace back my Father's people,
but my Aunt Edna who is 87, and in poor health, doesn't remember much because
the family left Monroe, Louisiana in the 1920's. My Grandfather Hiram Johnson
Gryder died in the 1930's in Colorado. My Grandmother, Sammie Gryder died
in 1960 in Colorado. I would appreciate any help or assistance that you could
give to me. I know that I have some kin named Frith from Rayville, LA. Any
help would be appreciated! Please e-mail me at:
Pamela Jean (Gryder) Farmer Sister
of Guy Otis Gryder (See for info)
Patty I was a gryder by birth
but dont know a lot about my family history. My dad was born in
Statesville, NC and grew up in Kannapolis NC.
Pricilla Breedlove I too have been
researching the Gryder line for over 30 years. Very interesting family and
much material is in the Pennsylvania Genealogy Library in Philadelphia.
I spent a week there and copied loads of material. I was once on their lending
library list with several libraries so was privy to more material than I
could possibly sort out.
My PROVEN LINE IS AS FOLLOWS; JOSEPH EMMETT GRYDER I V, b1977 CA
now at USNA in his senior year [in order to keep all these JE GRYDER's straight
I number them Joseph Emmett is # IV] JOSEPH EDWARD GRYDER I I I, b1945
Hawaii lived most of his early life in TN and FL resides in Ca and is with
LAPD. JOHN EARL GRYDER I I, b1915 lived in TN and FL, was a business
owner in Miami and Hollywood for a number of years. Moved to TN in 1993 and
is deceased and buried in TN. [I am his widow] JOHN EDWARD GRYER I,
b 1883 GA Lived and worked in TN and is buried in TN.
WILLIAM MALTIMORE GRYDER/KRIDER, b 1835 TN, Civil War Union Forces. Had
three families with first child born in 1860, Started using Grider in about
1879. Died in GA in 1905 and is buried there. Had several brothers and sisters
of whom George Crider was the eldest and he moved to Alabama. I am in touch
with some of that line. FREDRICK KRIDER /KREITHER b ca. 1800-05 in NC died
after 1883 Lived in both TN and NC but spent most of his elderly years in
northeast TN near Morristown. He is buried in TN I think. I have no proof
From here on it is purely conjecture but it makes some sense as to generations
and dates and places but I have NO proof. Jacob
Grider/Gryder/Kreighter/Krider Kriter. Living in Buncombe County NC which
borders Tn with an easy hike over the mountain to Tennessee. He is living
there in the early 1800's and was a Rev. War Veteran and listed as Major
Jacob Gryder. He was about 98 years old and is the sworn affirmer to several
RW vets who need verification of their RW service. He is reputed to
live in a very hard to reach part of the mountains and is said to seldom
be seen.. Near this part of NC is Grider"s Fort in what is now Lenoir
North Carolina. I have been there and there is a plaque erected to
designate the site of the fort in what was once the old high school campus,
but is now a residence for elderly. Lovely place and the library is
VERY user friendly. This fort may have possibly been used by Old Jacob but
it was erected by Fredrick Gryder whom I believe to be the father of Jacob.
This fort is really what was once called a block house and was built to shelter
the people of that environs from the Indian Raids that took place during
the mid 1700's The fort was one of three built during that time and was later
used as a staging area for the men of VA , SC, GA , TN and NC who were recruited
to fight the Battle of Kings Mountain in SC. ALL that I have stated about
the fort and the Battle of Kings Mountain is well documented in several history
books that are well known and can be found in most libraries. If anyone
wants these references I will be glad to give then to you but it will be
a while [most likely fall] as my Granddaughter is being married in July in
Virginia where she [Lorelei] attended
Washington and Lee University.
Does anyone have any Bible Records? You would think surely they had a
Bible at some time in their lives and would have left some records of who
they married and their children but to this point I have only found a dry
hole. Write and tell me what you have.
Winter E-Mail (Snow Bird in FL)
Ray Garland II Born in
1962, son of Ray Garland 'Sonny' Gryder, b. 1939, the son of Lester Eugene
Gryder, (1908-1978), the son of Thomas Relaford Gryder,(1877-1944), the son
of William Garner Gryder,(1849-1926) the son of William Thomas 'Billy' Gryder,
(1809-1888) the son of John H. Gryder,(1777-1861), the son of Conrad
Grider/Gryder, (abt 1755-bef Oct 1833).
Pictures are very important to putting together the information. Let me
know of anything you might have of your ancestors. I am working on the GRIDER
spelling as well and I believe we are all connected even it is way back there.
I have the death dates of
John H. Gryder and
Nancy Gibbs Gryder. They came from a family bible that belonged to John's
youngest son Pinkney L. 'Pink' Gryder. Copies of these important pages were
sent for publication in the Watauga Ancestry. Some of the information has
already appeared conerning the FARTHING family ofthat same area that married
into Pinkney's family.
The bible was given to me by a descendant of Pinkney's: a Mr. Harold R.
Nelson of Crossville, TN. It lists John H. Gryder's death as July 28, 1861
and his wife Nancy's as June 26, 1850. She died Just after the 1850 census
was taken. Pinkney and his wife Rebecca Pool and his 2 sisters who never
married, Elizabeth W. and Sarah, are buried at Beaverdam Cemetery in Watauga
Co., NC. We still do not know the location of John and Nancy's graves. But
I have found out that Nancy had a sister named Obedience that married Frederick
J. Gryder, Sr. Obedience and Nancy are probably the daughters of William
Gibbs and Mary ???. They also had a sister Susannah 'Sulkey' and a brother
named Averis. Frederick J. Gryder, Sr. named a son after him. Averis Gryder
I have lots more info. and I am looking for more along with pictures and
stories that might have been handed down through the years like the story
of the 3 brothers who came from Germany via Holland and England to Pennsylvania.
I hope you get this message and I hope to hear from other Gryder/Griders
soon. Please write to me at the above provided address. Recently received
copies of the complete estate sale documents Cornelias Krider found at the
NC Archives in Raleigh prove that Cornelius Grider and Conrad Grider are
indeed one in the same as was thought by many Grider/Gryder researchers.
We will for clarification purposes now refer to him as Cornelius 'Conrad'
Grider as Conrad may have been his preferred name. The documents show that
his widow, Sarah (who we seem to believe was a 'Goble') relinquished her
right to administer the estate on July 17, 1819. This means that 'Conrad'
died sometime in the first half of July 1819...some 183 yrs ago this July
2002. The estate papers include a listing of items sold at the sale of estate
and to whom dated, Aug 5, 1819. Sarah relinquished her right to administer
the estate to her son, John Gryder (the John who married Nancy Gibbs) and
Philip Drum. Philip was most likely her son-in-law. Witness to the relinquishment
document was her grandson Silas R. Drum (m. Mary 'Polly' Roe) who later became
one of the initial settlers of the Macoupin Co., IL area. The following surnames
are listed as purchasers at the estate sale: Warren, Lewis, Dagenhart, Shook,
Wilson, Morrison, Drum, Williams, Eakerd, Hettrick, Moose, Moser, Gantt(?),
Alexander, Hill, McClain, Little and of course Gryder.
This discovery should put to rest the idea that these (Cornelius and Conrad)
were two separate people. This discovery along with the 1810 Lincoln Co.,
NC census entries for both a 'Conrad' and another for 'Cornelius' confirm
these are different individuals. The two 1810 entries are for father and
son (Cornelius, Jr.). Cornelius, Jr. is by the time of his father's death
in 1819 already gone from NC and possibly in the Hickman Co., KY area. We
know that he first appears there in 1822 in the tax listings.
The Cornelias Krider Lincoln Co., NC estate papers
were found by Anne M. Dellinger of Crouse, NC. So the children of Cornelius
'Conrad' Grider & Sarah 'Sally' Goble(?) are as follows:
Barbara 'Barbary' Gryder (m. James Williams)
Sarah Mahala Gryder/Grider (m. Thomas Redmon James)
Catherine 'Chatrena' Gryder (m. Hugh Warren)
John Gryder (m. Nancy Gibbs)
Frederick J. Gryder (m. Obedience Gibbs)
Martin Gryder (m. Clarissa McKee, 2nd m. Flora M. Pope)
Cornelius Gryder, Jr. (m. ???, 2nd m. Elizabeth (Johnson))
Elizabeth Gryder (never married)
Nancy Gryder (never married)
??? Gryder (m. Philip Drum)
Also discovered recently: the daughter of Frederick J. Gryder, Jr. &
Sarah Ann 'Sally' Sherrill known only as B.Elizabeth Gryder (b. 1837) is
now thought to be Elizabeth Obedience 'Bedie' Gryder (m. George Dagenhart).
George died in the Civil War. This couple had a daughter, Margaret Jane Dagenhart
(b. 1862, d. 1936) who would later become the 2nd wife of William Garner
Gryder, her cousin. Elizabeth is said to have had several illegitimate children
after George's death who retained the Dagenhart surname. This information
was provided to me in July 2002 by Dagenhart researcher, Jerry Dagenhart
of Cumberland Co., VA.
Hope this will be further help to the Gryder family genealogy enthusiasts!
Thanks, Ray Gryder, II , Chester, VA Home email:
 My Gryder ancestors came from North
Carolina, so far as I know. My Father was Dwight Edgar (m. Dottie Alvertie
Ward), grandfather was Tillit Bogardus? (m. Hannah Green), ggf was John Roswell
(m. Emma Lou Simmons), gggf was Leander Rufus (m. Elizabeth White) and ggggf
was John (m. Nancy Gibbs). I have always been told that John was born
in NC or PA in 1778 but I have no other information on him. I would
be very interested in communicating with anyone who can connect him with
either the Revolutionary War soldiers from North Carolina, or the Gryders
(Kreiders) from PA. It is interesting that the "three brothers" story
seems to be common to the Gryder family no matter where they live. There
must be some truth to it, or we would not all have heard some version of
[Decendants of John Gryder and Nancy
Gibbs can be
found here ]
To be a Virginian either by Birth,
Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to
any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction
Earl (Rick) [1946 in
Kenosha, Wisconsin (Formerly
Aurora, Illinois and
Winifred [1921 in Chase
City, VA / Deceased 7-1-97] ] Married Kathleen
Ardell Allgood  in 1946 /Grandfather/Herman McKinley of
Henderson, NC /GG Grandfather
,Herman married to Dora) Sister
 Two sons, Scott
Richard & Robert Jennings.
Rob I am from Salisbury, N.C. Right now
I am in the Navy living In Kings bay GA. Stationed at the submarine base.
I stumbled across your webpage by accident and thought I would send you some
mail just to let you know who I am.
Robert Jennings [1980 in Aurora, IL]
(Father/Richard Earl  /Grandfather/Earl W.
 /Great Granfather/Herman /G Grandfather Amos) Illinois
One brother, Scott R. Mail
Rob is into music and his site for music
is: The Empire
of Sound Website
Robert Jonathan  I
go by R. J. and it stands for Robert Jonathan. When I checked
into Amchitka [Alutian Island 1200 miles west of Anchorage] as the Hazardous
Materials Manager, there were 7 managers, 5 of which were named Robert. Thus
I go by R.J. We live in Alaska and have done so since 1989.
Grandfather was Fredrick Kreiter (sp) brother to Fredrick, Barnibus
(sp), Cornealius (sp) and Joseph, who were bookbinders in Germany. Don't
know where in Germany. They Landed in Philadelphia in 1715. (I've
been told from a village across the river from Frankfurt) Germany. My
line is from Jacob, the youngest, approximately 17 when he arrived. I
think it goes like this: Jacob, then his son John, his son Fredrick, his
son William, his son Fredrick, his son William Maltamore, his son John Edward
(my grandfather), his son John Earl (my dad) and me. This information is
NOT in the Mormon library in Salt Lake. Alittle about me:
Free and Accepted Mason 3rd Degree, age 50, occupation Hazardous Materials
Manager, married 22 years, no kids, one brother in Anaheim CA., dad passed
away in July 95, mom is 72 and living part time in East Tennessee and part
time in Bradenton, FL.
Robert owner/agent remax showcase
properties Houston, Texas 77069. family originally from Stephenville,
Texas. You can contact me at (281) 537-1400 office or
Ron Gryder I'm from Orrick, Mo.
whereGryders homesteaded back in the 1800's. My father is Benny Gryder and
I have a 14yr old son named Brett. I was born in 1955. email
Ronald W. Gryder II My
grandfather is Lewis McDonald and his father and mother were Jay and Estelle
Gryder of Statesville, NC.
Ryan born in Atlanta, GA an only child)
Sammy Darrell Homer, Louisiana...
I have two sons, Samuel Kasey Gryder-12/8/81 and Clayton Brooks
Gryder-4/19/88 My father Robert Carroll Gryder lives on the orginal Gryder
Estate in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Scott D. (Father/Roy
Grandfather/Gaither Great Grandfather/Tillit)
Kernersville, NC Brother to Kelvin
Scott Richard [Currently Reside in Oswego,
IL] [One brother, Robert J.] Son of Richard E. Gryder born 1946 in Portsmouth,VA,
son of Earl Gryder born 1921 in Chase
City,VA, son of Herman Mckinley Gryder born in 1900 in
Chase City,VA, son of Albert Mason
Sherrill (Amos) Gryder born in 1860 in
Alexander Co.,NC. Amos Gryder
was the son of Frederick J. Gryder Jr. born 10-2-1814 In
Taylorsville, NC who married
Sally M Sherrill of Catawba County.
Amos was the son of Frederick J. Gryder,SR who was born in 1786 and married
Obedience?? Amos Gryder married Dora Isabel Gryder w! ! ho is the daughter
of William Garner Gryder born in 1849 in
Alexander Co., NC. He was the
son of William "Billy" Gryder born in 1809, who was the son of John H
Gryder who was born in 1778 and married to Nancy Gibbs. Frederick J.
Gryder, Sr and John H. Gryder were brothers and may be the sons of Conrad
Gryder/Grider who was married to a Sarah??
Sahnna Nicole FATHERS FULL NAME WAS HARLEY
WAYNE GRYDER. HE HAD A BROTHER NAMED ERNIE GRYDER WHO DIED VERY YOUNG. HIS
FATHERS NAME I'M PRETTY SURE WAS HARLEY GRYDER. HE IS ALSO DEAD. HIS
MOTHER (BESS GRYDER) REMARRIED TO JOHN KOINES. I HAVE TWO BROTHERS,
THE OLDEST IS K.C. WAYNE GRYDER I HAVE NEVER MET HIM. MY OTHER BROTHERS
NAME IS BRADLEY WAYNE GRYDER. HE NOW LIVES IN CLARKSVILLE TN.
BRAD WAS BORN IN LIBERTYVILLE,IL AND I WAS BORN IN ST.PETERSBURG, FL.
MY FATHER WAS BORN IN ST. LOUIS MISSORI ON DECEMBER 13, 1934. HIS MOTHER
IS STILL ALIVE LIVING IN FLORIDA FROM WHAT I KNOW. I CANT SEE TO CONTACT
HER. IF ANY ONE HAS ANYMORE INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT MY FAMILY TREE BECAUSE I CANT SEEM TO FIND MY FATHERS
REMAINING FAMILY. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP.
Sherry The Gryder family I'm a part
of is primarly from the East Coast -- North Carolina and Virginia, specifically.
Most, if not all, haven't ventured far. My grandparents are
Mary Elizabeth and Tyree A. Gryder Sr. My grandfather grew up in Chase
City. Both are living and reside in Alexandria, Virginia. By the way,
I was born in Alexandria, Virginia and am now residing not far from my birth
place -- Springfield, Virginia. I'm 35 and have a sister, Vicki who is 39.
She too resides in Virginia, not too far from me. I work for
The Washington Post where I have been for 16 years.
Stephanie (Gryder) Conners
I recently decided to start researching the Gryder family
history, but do not have much to go on. My family does not keep really good
records. I am part of a very large Gryder family, my name is Stephanie (maiden
name Gryder) and my father is H. Floyd Gryder and is the youngest of 8 children.
His father was Vernon James Gryder and his mother was Ruby Lackey Gryder
of Chase City, VA. Vernon James Gryder was part of a large Gryder family
as well. He was one of many children, all boys.
Contact Stephanie here.
[1964 in Texas] (Father Donald Ray of Indonesia)
Granddaughter of Carl Dean Gryder of Wilson, Tx , & greatgranddaughter
ofthe late Sam Houston Gryder. I am trying to find out about the Gryder's
that lived in Arkansas around the 1880's . That is as far back as we have
researched our heritage. Home Page:
James Thomas Gryder
name is Sandra
Trisha Gryder (Cory's mother)
I am divorced from Dale Gryder grandson of Tilit & Hannah Gryder.
We have a history of the Gryder family researched by Peal Gryder Stickle
of Catawba County. In that she has determined that Gryder is a Dutch
name, and traces the family tree to John Grider, a furniture maker during
the time of the Revountiary War.
I also have a book on Caldwell Co, NC (where we live ) that has the names
of the men from Caldwell Co that signed up for the Civil War and it too has
a Grider. Also, in our county, there used to be a fort called Fort
Grider. It is no longer there, but there is a marker showing where it once
stood. It too is from the Rev war era. As far as I can tell, Grider was the
proper spelling. Ms Stickle contributes the change in spelling to some of
the family that could not read and signed up for the Civil War. They told
people their names and they spelled it the way it sounded.
Tzigane Gryder Monda
I am the daughter of Harold E. Gryder, granddaughter
of Herman Gryder, great grandduaghter of Edmund Gryder. Herman was
the brother of Kit Gryder. I am married to Josh Monda, and we have one daughter
Sarai Rayne Monda. We live in Reading Pa, but I am originally from Missouri.
I am currently researching the family history of the Gryders
and their roots. Any information that anyone could provide would be most
helpful. Thanks. My email is
Information: I am Lisa Jones Drutz. My
great, great grandmother Flora Wilder was the dgtr. of Henderson Wilder and
Lydia Ann Gryder. Lydia was dgtr. of Val Gryder. Our family notes have referred
to Val Gryder, and his trek from the Netherlands, settling in Ky and marrying
a Scotch girl named "Mary". Just located your Gryder genealogy site the other
day. Had no luck with the name and some occasional genealogy searches till
then. Family notes say Val fought in Civil War for Union, and was in a
Confederate prison. Lydia and Val moved to Indiana when Lydia was 12. Mary,
the wife, and dgtr. Emily, died when Lydia was very young. Supposedly Lydia
was cared for by "Old Liza" after that happened. That's about all the family
knows about Val Gryder. None of this has been substantiated by records as
of yet, just notes from family bible. Thanks for any help you can give.
Lisa can be reached at:
Victoria Lynn Gryder [Vickie]
Biloxi, MS Sister to John S. [Jack]
Vicki Martin Gryder Married
to Donald Gryder Jr. We live in White Oak, TX and have two children Brittany
Mechelle age 6 and Bryan Adam age 8 months. Donald is the son of Don
Gryder on this page. Grandson of Carl Gryder. Our E-Mail address is
Walter R . (Father/Walter C.
/Grandfather/C. Harlan) Alexander County, North Carolina
I found, in some information my brother picked up a year or
so ago, about the descendants of a distant relative who live in Michigan.
This group is descended from a John R. Gryder who was born in Wilkes County,
NC in the 1820s. This leads me to believe that John R. might be the son,
or grandson, of my great-great-great grandfather John, who was born in 1778
in the same general area. The spelling of their family name somehow got changed
to "Crider." I may be able to locate more details from other family
William Clifford (Bill)
(Father/William E. of Orrick, MO and brother of Edmond
Harry (Ted), whom is already listed). I live in Fairbanks, Alaska
(farthest north Gryder?) and have been in Alaska for 29 years. Until two
years ago I had never met a Gryder to whom I did not know exactly how I was
related. Finding all these Gryders is strange but interesting. E-mail is
welcome. Ted (Edmond Harry) has the geneological information on our
William Gryder Here is a PDF file
from another web site showing a receipt from the 1880's
Click here or right
click to download
Results for Gryder
Debra Grider Andras
A Picture of Ryan Gryder
and his group.
Check this out!
MOBILE HOME SALES
Leta Gryder Hand Made
Robert Gryder, a 36-year military veteran
Recording EDGe Edd
Sandra L. Gryder
From Reid Gryder...
I was passing through Denmark a few years back and
stopped in a department store in Copenhagen. As I was walking through the
store, I saw a big sign overhead with the word "Gryder" on it. I asked a
store clerk who spoke English what the word ment. She could not understand
what I was asking until I took out my passport and showed her my name. Then
she explained that "Gryder" in Danish means "kitchenware", in particular,
pots and pans. Indeed the sign was over a department with all kinds of
kitchenware. As I was leaving the department store, the clerk called out
to me, "Goodbye, Mr. Potts!".
John (Jack) Gryder contacted Claus Bülow Christensen
in Denmark and received this info about the web page
In Danish the word "gryder" can be translated to the
English word "pots". It's plural of the word "en gryde", which means "a pot".
And "the pot" is in Danish: "gryden". So the word gryder can in a Danish
sentence look like this: "Jeg har mange flotte gryder" - which means: "I
have many fine pots" The text you have found is a description
of what kind of pots were used for cooking in the Danish middle age.
is a site that has several sizes of Gryder's!
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