Hugh Blair Grigsby was the son and only child of Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1770-1810), an early Presbyterian minister in Norfolk, Va., and Elizabeth McPherson (1778-1860). Grigsby married Mary Venable Carrington in 1840 and afterwards lived at Edgehill, Charlotte County, Virginia.
Hugh Blair Grigsby, nineteenth-century Virginia historian, lived from 1806-1881. He served on the Board of Visitors and as Chancellor of the College of William and Mary and was President of the Virginia Historical Society. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Hugh Blair Grigsby.
Virginia Historical Society (vahistorical.org). Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers. 2010.