Goodspeed's Henry County Biographies - G surnames

S. J. Grable, resident of Henry was born in January, 1818, in Kentucky, and is a son of Samuel A. and Mary (Morrison) Grable, natives of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, respectively. The father was born about 1780 and the mother about 1783. Our subject was a descendant of Dutch-Irish stock, was reared on the farm and received a rather limited education. At the age of twenty-one he engaged to travel in the interest of a firm in New York in the sale of clocks and continued at this about three years, at the expiration of which time he began trading in stocks. In 1836 he engaged in the mill business, but soon left that and farmed for seven or eight years. He was also in the merchandise business till 1859 when he came to Henry County, Tenn., and has been a resident of the State up to the present time. In June, 1835, he married Louisa J. Gordon and had five children: Mary J. (Mrs. J. M. Milan), Virgie Lee, Nervy (Mrs. William Owenby) and two others (deceased). Mrs. Grable died in 1846. She was a noble Christian woman and her loss was deeply felt. Our subject has been a successful man and is now in easy circumstances. He is a Mason, a Democrat in politics and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.