|A family of farmers named Rimmer moved from Edinburg Scotland to Sheffield England where that generation lived and died.In 1627, two of the great grandsons of this family left England and sailed for America.A third great grandson remained in the motherland, where he became famous in literature and art, and was honored by the House of Lords.|
It's believed the two bound for America landed above Albermarle Sound.One brother went to Pennsylvania.The other followed later.These two sometime later, returned to North Carolina establishing in what is now Person County.There they became prominent as tobacco growers.
The above is a recount of a story passed from generations and told by an elder member of the Rimmer family.No proof or documentation has been found as yet but, like most family tradition stories, much of it is probably fact.
To date, our research goes back to James Rimmer, Sr., and his wife Phoebe Ruffen.James was born in Maryland about 1745.At some time he came to Caswell County, North Carolina and when it split and formed Person County, his land was in the new county on Bushy Fork, Flat River.
Descendants of James and Phoebe now live in many states from the east coast to the west.To date we have over two thousand family members documented.
The Rimmer Family Tree can be found on the World Family Tree Disk #13 and #17.
Other family surnames in research are Campbell, Bost, and Travis.If you would like to share and compare information, please contact me.
A RIMMER Family Reunion is held in Statesville, North Carolina each year on the last Saturday in July.You may E-Mail me for further details and exact location.
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Updated February 12, 2004