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Re: Griffins from Griffin Georgia

Posted: 18 Feb 2007 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Griffin
Silas Griffin (b. 1836) was married to Adeline Griffin.
Silas was born in Thomas Co. Georgia--parents were John and Eliza. (His father later married Sarah Crutchfield after his mother Eliza died in 1856.)
Grandparents were Lewis (1776 NC) and Martha (NC).
Silas was born in Thomas Georgia and is there in the 1850 Census living with his parents. His grandfather lives in the same town. Silas moved to Marriana, Jackson Co Florida, and is found in the 1860 and 1870 Census. There he married Adeline Griffin, and served in the Civil War. In 1880 he is found in Pine Hill Decatur Georgia with his wife and children. (He lived the rest of his life there.)
His wife Adeline is the daughter of Lewis Griffin and Sarah Fenn.
Below I will list some of the research on this family.

1830 THOMAS GA
Lewis Griffin (50-60) Wife+ 1 son 5-10, 1 son 10-15, 2 sons 15-20 (Burrell)(Shadrack), 1 son 20-30-JOHN, 1 daughter 10-15.

Son of Lewis--
Dempsey Griffin (20-30)-wife and child under 5 (Isham)

Son of Lewis--
Major Griffin-(20-30)wife and 2 sons under 5-1 daughter under 5, 1 daughter 5-10

1840 THOMAS GA
Lewis Griffin (60-70) wife and son 15-20(Thomas?)

Son of Lewis--
John Griffin (30-40) wife, 3 sons under 5(Mitchell,John, Green), 2 sons 5-10 (Silas,Shadrack), 1 daughter 5-10 Susan)

Son of Lewis--
Burrell Griffin (20-30)wife and daughter under 5

Son of Lewis--
Shadrack Griffin(20-30) Wife

Son of Lewis--
Dempsey Griffin (30-40)Wife-son under 5 (Lewis), son 5-10(Isham),daughter under 5 (Avy),2 daughters 5-10(Mary, Tilathy)

Son of Lewis--
Major Griffin (30-40) Wife-1 son under 5 (Warren), 1 son 5-10, 1 son 10-15 , 2 daughters under 5, 1 daughter 5-10

1850 Thomas Georgia
Lewis and Martha are living in Thomas County and their neighbors are their sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
Lewis Griffin 1776 NC
Martha 1783 NC
Muley 1836
Warren 1839
Tunar 1847
Bethany 1848
Joseph 1827


Son of Lewis--
John (1809 NC) and Wife-Eliza (1818 NC)
John's children--INCLUDING SILAS GRIFFIN:
Shadrach 1833
Susan 1834
Silas 1836
John 1837--(Private in October 1, 1861. Killed at
Franklin, Tennessee November 30, 1864. Civil War)
Green 1838
Mitchell 1839--(Private - October 1, 1861. Died of
diarrhoea at Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi August 15,
1863. Civil War)
Sarah Sallie 1846
Elisa 1842 (married Joseph Hesters (b.1844) in 1865- had children: John 1867 Jennie Vagina 1868 Eliza 1869 and David 1873)
Noah 1847 (married Francis (b. 1852) child- william 1869)
Rachell 1850

Son of Lewis--
Dempsy Griffin 1805
Lydia 1803
Isham 1833
Mary 1835 (married John Harper 12/20/1854)
Lewis 1837 (married Tabitha 1839 ch John 1859)
Private - October 1, 1861. Absent, sick, December 1862. Died at home in 1862.Civil War)
Tilathy 1838
Avy 1840
Dempsey 1842-(Private - October 1,1861. Died of pneumonia at Causton's Bluff, Georgia July 22, 1862. Civil War)
Shadrach-Frank 1844
John 1846

Son of Lewis--
Shadrach Griffin 1816 NC
Ann 1815
Caroline 1840
Elizabeth 1833
Thomas 1845
Lewis 1846
John 1849
William

1860 THOMAS GEORGIA
Lewis and Martha still living!
A few grandchildren living with them--unsure of the parents.

John Griffin--Wife Eliza had died in 1856
He is now married to Sarah Crutchfield.
Three new children (Note Mozell is the only child from the new marriage.)
Martha 1852 (Married a Bailey-children- Lanza M 1875 Willie 1877 Vanqaline 1878)
Mary Jane 1855
William 1856--(Later Marries his brother Silas' wife Adeline's sister--Mary Ann Griffin)
Mozell 1860

I have more info if needed on this family.
This is the Same family of Silas Griffin who was married to Adeline Griffin--as they named their children after Silas' siblings and uncles--and in the 1900 Census Silas' step mother Sarah was living with him and his wife as she was then a widow.

Hope this information helps others in some way.

PS--It is unclear if Silas' grandfather Lewis Griffin was in any way related to Adeline's father Lewis. (However we know that they are two different men!)




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