Hopefully we can connect? I also am perplexed because
of inability to find direct provable linkage behind my
Jonathan GRIFFITH(born 10 Nov 1782 died 3 Oct 1848).Family tradition says that he was born in Stokes Cty NC(or came from there--which may not mean actually born there)Jonathan m. Elisabeth (aka Betsey)WILLIAMS also from that area(I can document her family)They migrated together,soon after their marriage? to Smith Co TN.Other WILLIAMS,and Some BRASWELL family-plus others, came to TN with them at the same time, or shortly thereafter.
Jonathan & Betsey GRIFFITH had first child born(daughter, named Edith(aka Edah or Eday)in transit to TN.They had 9 more after they settled in Smith Co(later Dekalb Co,TN)They were:Moses,David,John,Elias,Elisabeth,Peyton,Amos,Nancy,and William.I descend from son,Moses GRIFFITH who married Joanna JENKINS and tradition says that their families knew each other before their move to TN.
Tradition also says that Edith,the first child,was named after Jonathan's mother--?Tradition also says Jonathan's father was also named Jonathan?--Say that line often used Biblical names for their offspring.--also says that there were(how many times ya heard this?-ha!)3 or 4 GRIFFITH brothers who all settled in different areas after they first came to America(Delaware), with one staying in NC,after they began moving South 'cause Delaware was too Cold.Now by tradition--I mean stories as related by ole timer kin>sometime not reliable,but there may be some grain of truth there.
Jonathan and Elisabeth I can document,as well as their children. Other documentation(in Smith Co TN): 1. A(nother) Moses GRIFFIN not GRIFFITH mentioned in a Smith Co TN court record 1804 2. I show a Daniel GRIFFITH in 1830 Smith Co Census, 1 M under 5,1 M 60-70 yrs & 1 F 5-10,1F 30-40 yrs.--3. Also 1820 Census Smith Co TN census my Jonathan is listed, but also a John GRIFF(IN) 4 M under 10 yrs & 1 M 45 yrs and up,no F--and a Matthew GRIFF(IN)with 4 M uner 10 yrs 1 M 45 yrs and up,no F
Other documentation that might help you out?:From 1800 NC federal Census Stokes Co NC,written pg 575 line 4 pg 488 Azariah GRIFFY(I do not have record of family size) and written page 606-607 line 11 pg 515
William GRIGGITH(it is spelled that way) and a George GRIFFITH -----incidentally, there are a bunch of WILLIAMS in there, same first name as Elisabeth(Betsey) WILLIAMS GRIFFITH's father.(which was William WILLIAMS)--------Also, many other researchers for the Smith-Dekalb County TN area in which my Jonathan settled, were composed of a group that originally came from Stokes Co NC
---------Another reference for you, from Green Manuscript in the TN State Archives,in Thomas J Barnes Papers.I quote,not exactly but in summarized form:"2 brothers William and George GRIFFITH came from Wales and settled in VA. William had a son William who m. Susanna Jones.William and Sussanna had a son Amos b VA 1783 who came to TN in 1806...."
Enough to confuse the issue--but with your records, and my records, we may find something. Please get back with me.
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---I feel positive about your query.------Judy