A chronicle of Grindal Shoals

-notable pioneer community on the Pacolet River, Union/Cherokee Counties, South Carolina.
Remains of Christies Tavern as they appeared in 2012.

Remains of Christie’s Tavern as they appeared in 2012.

Whatever your interest in the history of this place or the families who made a living here, welcome to Grindal Shoals.


  1. Donna Jasper Goff
    Apr 16, 2015 @ 15:24:42

    First I want to commend you for your gallant efforts in trying to bring clarity to the Jasper ancestry. I have learned a lot from the materials you have collected and documented.

    I have been researching my Kentucky Jasper ancestry over the past 40+ years. My line goes to Abraham Jasper and Betsy Baker, which many have connected to Nicholas Jasper. I am still looking for a will, marriage record or something that actually verifies this.

    Today, I came across something problematic. Online genealogy records state that Nicholas Jasper and Elizabeth Wyatt were married in Wytheville, Virginia in 1767. The problem is that Wythe County was created from Montgomery County in 1790, and land donated for the town in May 1790 to create a town and county seat which was originally called Evansham. The town did not get its present name until after March 1839. The county court house was built after 1790 and was called the Wythe Court House, but clearly, neither the county, court house, nor town exist for the first 23 years of Nicholas and Elizabeth’s marriage. I will beginning my search in Montgomery county, the parent count. But it is clear this Jasper ancestry of mine is a tangled mess.

    Mahalo, Donna


  2. Miriam miller
    Jun 26, 2015 @ 16:44:26


    I am developing lineage for Micajah Paulk and sarah stearns. Micajah Paulk was a primative baptist minister in GA. You sited Hume on your site. Can you give me the source of your information?


  3. Pelham Lyles
    Jul 15, 2015 @ 03:00:04

    Great site. Robert Coleman appeared with the Tories defending Mobley’s Meeting House in western Fairfield County in June, 1780.


  4. M. Mille
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 16:39:22


    I am researching jonathan Paulk Micajah Paulk and related Stearns lines. You had a great deal of information in your primitive preachers article. do you have the documentation for the information. If so would you share?



  5. Keith Isom
    Sep 06, 2015 @ 21:45:25

    Hello and thanks for your terrific site.

    I have a question: what is your source for the marriage of John Eison and Mary Swink Isom?

    Thank you


  6. Tisha White
    Oct 15, 2015 @ 01:36:31

    I love the information on your site. I am a descendant of John White and Sarah Mims(?), that I believe is the brother of Isaac White. My 5 x’s great grandfather William married first Elizabeth Nixon. Do you have any more information on this branch of the family?

    Thanks for all you do!


  7. Roy Wells
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 16:17:47

    I really enjoyed your web site. I am attempting to visit as many Revolutionary war sites as possible to take photos of them as they are “today”. My wife and I visited over 600 Civil War sites (Over 8 years) doing this and we are now starting on the Revolution. This is done just for our information and enjoyment — there is no commercialism involved. I am specifically asking you if you can provide me with the location of the remains of Christies Tavern. I have looked everywhere I can find for the specific location. Thank you. Roy Wells


    • admin
      Sep 18, 2016 @ 00:15:48

      Hello, sorry its taken so long to reply. If you are still needing the location, we will be re-visiting it in October and I can send you detailed directions then.


    • Donald Smith
      Jul 02, 2017 @ 12:58:39

      If you’re still looking for this you may contact me at dgsmith@spart7.org
      I live near the old tavern and I will be glad to show you where it once stood.


  8. Elizabeth Easterwood Sykes
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 00:57:24

    I am researching the Easterwood Family, Lawrence, John, William, David etc who lived in the area and may be the original owners of Easterwood Schoals. Lawrence is my great, great, great great grandfather. He lived in the area in 1785 and before and after.


  9. Gigi Tanksley
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 23:13:46

    I am descended from Christopher Coleman. Would it be possible to use a copy of your picture for my web page for him?


    • admin
      Nov 06, 2016 @ 04:16:53

      Yes, a credit to grindalshoalsgazette.com would be appreciated.


  10. Alex Tucker
    Sep 17, 2017 @ 17:16:45

    Thanks for posting the photos of Christie’s Tavern & the history of the Family Of Robert Coleman Sr..

    Robert Coleman Sr., (1710–1782) was my 6th great grandfather.


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