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Updated September 1, 2010.

Lydia Grimstead Smith

News Article from Adell Carroll Eden

From Brenda Twiford

Lydia Grimstead - Born 11/3/1882, Knotts Island, NC and died 7/28/1962, Knotts Island, NC Married Benjamin Edward Smith 8/14/1899 in Elizabeth City and moved to Munden, Princess Anne County.

Lydia's parents were Loronzo Grimstead, born 1855, Knotts Island, NC and Rebecca Anne Waterfield, born 3/26/1860, Knotts Island, NC and died April 15, 1924, Knotts Island, NC, they were married 1880 in Currituck County. Rebecca Anne Waterfield parents were Samuel Joseph Waterfield and Nancy Ann Beasley, both of Knotts Island, NC.

Lydia and Benjamin had a daughter Marie Margaret Smith, born 1/26/1903, Knotts Island, NC and died 7/28/1985 in Knotts Island, NC, she married Bennie Jerome Ansell, born 9/21/1896, Knotts Island, NC and died 6/7/1958, Knotts Island, NC and they had several children, Earl Hoyt Ansell, Nell Retta Ansell, William Smith Ansell, Ruth M. Ansell and Madge Elizabeth Ansell, all born on Knotts Island.