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Theodore Drayton Grimke, Senior

This is a portrait painted of my great-great grandfather, when he and his wife, Emma, were on honeymoon in Paris. He had trained there as a doctor. They stayed in Charleston until just before the Civil War. In the house at 64 South Battery, where my great-grandfather was born. He took a photo of the house in 1891 and with a cross pointed out the window of the room where he was born. In the late 1850s Theodore and Emma and their family moved to Liverpool, England, where he took up a position in his father-in-law’s coal-mining company.

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  1. Wonderful website. Plenty of useful info here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your sweat!

    April 23, 2012
    • Thank you for your comment. Where in Germany are you based? I don’t know if I mention on the site that we believe the Grimke family came from the island of Ruegen, which in 1733 was part of Sweden.

      April 23, 2012

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