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Tommie Amos Grier




1894-Willie H. Amos

married 1919


Willie G. Grier





 Effie G.


James Amos


Lena Mosley

spouse's parents:

John J. Grier



maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:

Tom AmosSarah Paul

maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

c.1854- Kate Moore, c.1860-Mary, c.1867-Ernest, 1872-Effie Ann Amos (Sims), c.1877-Lena


1919 Gibson County Marriage Records: Willie G. Greer & Tommie Amos

SSDI Willie Grier 7-16-1900 to July 1964 TN.


1880 census Gibson County TN, Dyer Station

Hiram W. Grier, age 48, farmer, born TN of parents born TN

wife Susan J., age 46, born NC of parents born NC

daughter Nancy A., age 21 (all kids born TN), at home

daughter illegible, age 19 (transcriber said Guariva. First letter possibly P or F, second R or U, ends in "ina" or "iva")

son John J., age 16, farm worker

daughter Mary A, age 13

daughter Hettie E, age 10

servant Charlie Ball, age 19, black, farm labor


1900 census, Gibson District 21

Hiram W. Grier, age 66, born Oct. 1833, married 46 years, retired farmer TN-TN-TN

(dates for Susan written over to correct, making them illegible, note also one surviving child, John)

wife Susan J., age 6x, born Feb. 183x, mother of five, one surviving, NC-NC-NC

son John J., age 36, born Oct. 1863, married 10 years, farmer

daughter-in-law Nettie C., age 30, born June 1869, married 10 years, mother of two, two surviving, TN-TN-TN

granddaughter Eliza, age 9, born Jan. 1891

grandson Barney D, age 5, born Apr. 1895

nephew James W. Travis, age 19, born Dec. 1880, farm labor


Draft registration 1917

Bonnie D. Grier, age 22, born 4-1-1895, home address Dyer TN, occupation: farming. Any to support: wife. Of medium build, medium height, with brown eyes and black hair.


Draft registration 1918

Willie G. Grier, home address RFD 2, Dyer, Gibson County. Age 18, born 7-16-1900. Of medium height and slender build with dark hair and blue eyes. Occupation: farming. Next of kin: J.J. Grier of RFD 2.


1920 census, Gibson County district 21

John J. Grier, age 56, farmer, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in NC.

Wife Nettie, age 50, born in TN of parents born in TN

(in same house, not listed as "son" but as "head") William J. Grier, age 19, farm labor, TN-TN-TN

Wife Tommie, age 18, TN-TN-TN

Uncle Tom Walton, 71, single, no profession, TN-TN-TN

(Tom Walton can not be Willie Grier's paternal uncle. Most likely Willie's maternal uncle, or mother's uncle.)


1920 census, Dyer County (taken in January)

Bonnie D. Grier, age 23, farm laborer--working out

wife Elsie, age 21

son James W., age one yr and 7 months


1930 census, Gibson District 21 (taken in April) (everyone born in TN of parents born in TN)

Bonnie D. Grier, age 33, farmer, married at 22

wife Elsie Grier, age 30, married at 19

son James W., age 11

son Joe R., age 9

daughter Hilda, age 3 yrs and 9 months

mother Nettie Grier, age 61, widow


1930 census, Gibson District 11

Willie Greer, age 27, married at 20, TN-TN-TN, farmer

wife Tommie Greer, age 28, married at 19, TN-TN-TN

daughter Effie G. Greer, age 2 yrs 4 months (in April)

mother-in-law "Lenna" Amos, age 53, widow, married at 17, TN-TN-TN

Poplar Grove Cemetery Gibson County TN: Willie G. Grier 1900-1964 & Tommie Amos Grier 1901-1993