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Family Group Record: Nathan Isom Biffle and Emily Elizabeth Grimes

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen
Researching this family: Charles B. Johnson

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   Nathan Isom Biffle
   Born: May 9, 1830 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Married: December 31, 1850 Place: probably in Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: April 17, 1909 Place: Knowles, Lea County, New Mexico
   Parents: Valentine Biffle and Margaret Payton
  According to his daughter, Cynthia, he first moved to Illinois for a few months, then Missouri for four years, and finally, by 1860, he was in Texas where he ran a grist mill during the Civil War.

   Emily Elizabeth Grimes 
   Born: September 6, 1832 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: June 16, 1902 Place:
   Parents: Wilson Grimes and Rachel Carr


1 Wilson McColister Biffle
Sex Born: Feb. 6, 1852 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
F Married: Amanda K. ? Place: probably Texas
   Died: Nov. 14, 1912 Place: Quail, Collingsworth County, Texas

2 J. Biffle (possibly I. Biffle?)
Sex Born: ca. 1858 Place:
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place: found in 1860 census, but not 1870.

3 Cynthia Ann Biffle
Sex Born: September 17, 1860 Place: Weatherford, Texas
F Married: December 2, 1877, F.A. Locke; February 25, 1881, D.H. Sweeney Place: Texas
   Died: December 27, 1844 Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

  • 1850 he was in Wayne County, Tennessee
  • 1860 U.S. Census, Weatherford PO, Parker County, Texas, M653-1302, p. 424.
  • 1870 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, Roll 1569, pg. 452
  • 1880 U.S. Census, District 204, Precinct 6, Stephens County, Texas, T9-1327, pg 511C
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Jack County, Texas, T623-1648, p. 76; they are listed as having had 8 children, with just 2 living in 1900.
  • In her history, Cynthia speaks of a nephew Fred Biffle. Fred Biffle and Mr. Sweeney were organizers of Briscoe County, Texas.

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