Samuel W. Grigsby, sheriff of Dickson, is the third of Thomas K. Grigsby’s family. He was born January 26, 1852, in Charlotte, where he was raised. He remained with his parents to the age of seventeen and then went to Alabama, where he remained a short time. He returned and at the age of eighteen engaged in saw-milling on the Cumberland River in which he continued ten months. He then went to Texas and farmed three years. He then returned to Dickson County and has ever since carried on farming in the county, and now owns 140 acres of land. From 1876 to 1878 he was justice of the peace in District No. 6. He was elected sheriff of Dickson County in 1884 and is now the incumbent of the office. He was married, in 1869, to F. C. Hassell, a native of Dickson County. Five children have been born to this union, one of whom, Edwene, died in infancy. The others are Thomas W., Pearl P., Annie T., and James L. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of the Democratic party and of the F. & A. M. organization. As a citizen he is recognized as a valued member of the community.