Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Unit Served: 2nd South Carolina Rifles
Lt. William Lancaster Grubbs
Co D 2nd SC Rifles
Birth: Sep. 27, 1836 Anderson County South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1929 Kent County Texas, USA
son of John Mitchell Grubbs – Nancy Ann Cox
When William Grubbs was 19 years of age, he married Permelia Jane Fant on 20 December 1855 in South Carolina. In 1861, William left his wife and family to serve as an officer in the South Carolina Rifles. During the service, William was presented a saber for outstanding bravery and in 1865, he witnessed the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse.
In 1870, William with his wife and children left South Carolina for Texas. On part of the journey they traveled by steamboat down the Mississippi River and then overland to first settle in Marion and Cass Counties.
1880 Dallas County, Texas census
For a while, they lived at Rusk County before arriving at Young County in 1887.
On 24 August 1889, William Grubbs purchased land on Briar Creek aka Pleasant Creek in the Indian Mound Community. That land today is known as the Hays land.
Twelve children were born to William Grubbs and Permelia Fant:
1. Nancey Leona Grubbs, wife of John B. Harrison;
2. John James Grubbs, husband of Aggie Watson;
3. William Fant, husband of Sarah Ellen James;
4. Margaret Elizabeth Grubbs, wife of J.C. Bullock;
5. Sarah Matilda Grubbs, wife of George James;
6. Mary Janes Grubbs, wife of David Myers;
7. Charles Grubbs, husband of Martha Elkins;
8. Frances Medora Grubbs, wife of William C. McCombs;
9. George W. Grubbs, husband of Audrey Fuqua;
10. Lucy Jane Grubbs, wife of William Fisher;
11. Etta Lee Grubbs, wife of R.W. Easterling;
12. Richard Grubbs.
1st Lieut, Company D, 2nd South Carolina Rifles
Thankful for the influence of my great-great-grandfather.
John Mitchell Grubbs (1815 – 1893)
Nancy Ann Cox Grubbs (1816 – 1892)
Permelia Jane Fant Grubbs (1833 – 1907)
James John Grubbs (1858 – 1944)*
William Fant Grubbs (1859 – 1935)*
Margaret Elizabeth Grubbs Bullock (1861 – 1913)*
Sarah Matilda Grubbs James (1863 – 1910)*
Mary Catherine Grubbs Myers (1865 – 1954)*
Frances Medora Grubbs McCombs (1870 – 1971)*
Lucy Jane Grubbs Fisher (1875 – 1968)*
Etta Lee Grubbs Easterling (1877 – 1966)*
Oak Grove Cemetery Graham Young County Texas, USA
Plot: Section 8, Block 20, Space B