About the Grigsby Foundation
The National Grigsby Preservation Foundation (NGPF) is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization operated by volunteers of the National Grigsby Family Society (NGFS).
The National Grigsby Preservation Foundation (NGPF) was incorporated in 2008 as a charitable arm of the National Grigsby Family Society (NGFS). The purpose of the NGPF is to provide family members a resource pool for giving back to the greater community. The Foundation serves to preserve and publicize genealogical and historical information that represents the Grigsby Family and the eras in which they lived. The NGPF focuses on a museum concept that encourages the public to learn about the cultural impact of the Grigsby Family and their descendants. The Foundation seeks Grigsby surname individuals and their descendants for DNA testing to determine their genealogical connection to NGFS members. The long-term goals of the Foundation are to provide support for DNA testing for individuals seeking their Grigsby Family lines of descent and to create a physical and virtual repository for artifacts and heirlooms of the Grigsby Family throughout the generations.
Board Members & Directors
President: Sally Grigsby DeSantis
Vice-President: Don Grigsby
Immediate Past President: Matt Beard
Secretary: Marilyn Grigsby
Treasurer: Randy Gentz
Administrator: Marcia Johnson
Phyllis Bryant, Rene Grigsby Chadick, Sally Grigsby DeSantis, Judy Ermold, Randy Gentz, Don Grigsby, Donna Grigsby, Marilyn Grigsby, Stephen Grigsby, Marcia Johnson, Debbie Grigsby Lynch, and Mike Robinson
Andrew Jackson Grigsby circa 1904.
The Grigsby Story – A Snapshot Of American History
CONNECTIONS TO HISTORICAL FIGURES & EVENTS
The first Grigsby family in Colonial Virginia
John Grigsby, The Immigrant – His Residence
A Colonial War connection to George Washington’s brother, Lawrence Washington
Soldier John Grigsby and the Expedition to Cartagena
1782 Marquis de Chastellux and James Grigsby, son of Soldier John
A Visit by the Marquis de Chastellux – April 1782
Hugh Blair Grigsby (1806-1881) – Statesman, Genealogist, Historical Scholar
Our Illustrious Cousin, Hugh Blair Grigsby
McCormick: the man who built the Harvester
Abraham Lincoln and the Grigsby connections
The Grigsbys of Indiana: Friends and Neighbors of Lincoln
ALBUM OF GRIGSBY HOMES
Member articles concerning the homes of Grigsby ancestors.
Westward Movement of Grigsby Descendants
Migration throughout Colonial America and the USA
Military Service and American Wars
Grigsbys and the American Revolution
Revolutionary War Records:
The Texas War for Independence from Mexico
The California Bear Flag Revolt 1846
The Civil War
The Smoked Yank by Colonel Melvin Grigsby (*Note – the full book and the reprints contain language as it was written in 1888.
Newsletter reprints with analysis and comments:
Part 1 – introduction, content, chapters I to II
*Note – the full book and the reprints contain language and spelling as it was written in 1888.
No derogatory or negative intention is meant by the group including race, gender, or politcal party.
General Elisha Franklin Paxton (1828-1863) / C.S.A. Civil War Letters
The Spanish American War
Grigsby’s Get Involved!
Here are two simple ways to participate and learn:
1. Email the NGPF at email@example.com to discover your Grigsby heritage and how to support the work of the Foundation.
Find out about low-cost or free DNA testing that is available. The DNA Study Committee is actively seeking individuals to test for certain lines and branches of Grigsby descent. Males whose last name is Grigsby are encouraged to look into eligibility for Y-DNA testing. Furthermore, Grigsby genealogists are glad to share what has been discovered during more than a decade of study.
2. Visit the National Grigsby Family Society website at https://grigsby.org. for more opportunities to join, support, and participate in Grigsby activities and family events.