Grover Mitchell1

M, b. say 1913
  • Last Edited: 12 Jan 2009

Family: Mable Louise Denny b. 30 May 1915, d. 3 Feb 1997

Citations

  1. [S373] James Michael Denny e-mail, e-mail address, Feb 2008,.

Patrick K. Griffin

M, b. 31 January 1806, d. 31 October 1881
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2017
  • (Child) Birth*: 31 January 1806; Southampton Co., Virginia1
  • Marriage*: 27 September 1824; Southampton Co., Virginia; Principal=Eliza Rebecca Britt2
  • (head of family) 1830 Census*: 1 June 1830; Southampton Co., Virginia3
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Southampton Co., Virginia4
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Boone Co., Missouri5
  • (Deceased) Death*: 31 October 1881; Wilton, Boone Co., Missouri6
  • Burial*: say 2 November 1881; Goshen Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilton, Boone Co., Missouri6
  • Research Note*: January 2009; That Patrick Griffin was the son of this particular Lemuel Griffin is based on circumstantial evidence alone. We do know from his marriage bond that is father's name was Lemuel Griffin. This appears to be the only known Lemuel Griffin who might have been his father. DNA evidence could either prove or disprove this assumption.7
  • (Witness) Research Note: 18 February 2009; From Lew Griffin:
    I have taken another look at the Griffins in Southampton County, Virginia. We know from the 1800 census that the Lemuel Griffin there had four sons born between 6 Aug 1800 and 6 Aug 1810. 6 Aug was the official date of the 1810 census, and all information as to ages, etc, was to be recorded as of that date.
    If we look at St. Lukes Parish, Southampton County, in 1840, we find only three Griffin men, Patrick, Jonathan T., and James. In 1840, the census date was 1 June. Patrick and Jonathan T. were both born between 1 Jun 1800 and 1 Jun 1810. James was born between 1 Jun 1809 and 1 Jun 1820. This is consistent with all three having been the sons of Lemuel. So James was born between 1 Jun 1810 and 6 Aug 1810. Or else he was a younger son of Lemuel’s, born after the 1810 census, which is certainly possible.
    We know that Patrick was a son of Lemuel. The fact that Lemuel had a brother Jonathan lends additional credence to the idea that Jonathan T. was also a son of Lemuel. My reading of the 1850 census for Jonathan T. is the following: Jonathan T, 47; Elizabeth, 30; Joseph, 13; Correna, 15; Mary 9; Robert 2. Elizabeth must have been Elizabeth Edwards, daughter of Peterson Edwards, who was also in the household, age 65. It appears that she was only the mother of the youngest son, Robert, and so was Jonathan’s second wife. Jonathan was a wheelwright, which could be another clue, as his father Lemuel might have been one as well. Often these sorts of trades were passed down from father to son.
    And the fact that James had sons John (or Jonathan) and Lemuel, lends credence to the idea that he was also a son of Lemuel. The 1850 census lists James of St. Luke’s Parish as age 58, but that must be a census taker error, since that would make him 23 years older than his 35 year old wife Ardomassa. Perhaps age 38 was intended. Nothing else makes sense. Also, the two sets of twins in the family, born just a year apart, seems highly unlikely, although not impossible. I suspect the census taker had a flask of whisky in his saddle bag, and may have been hard of hearing as well. The census takers were often political appointees, not necessarily selected based on aptitude. So for now I’m going with the theory that the James Griffin in 1850 St. Lukes Parish was the same James Griffin who was in St. Lukes Parish in 1840. It appears that James may have been married twice, first to Ardomassa, and second to Eliza Newton (between 1850 and 1857).
    In the 1857 will of Jacob Barnes of Southampton, I would suggest that perhaps Narcissa and Emeline were one person: Narcissa Emeline. Narcissa is listed as Narcissa E. in the 1850 census.
    As for research suggestions, it would be helpful if we could find Southampton County marriage records for the Griffins mentioned. Also, a study of the Property Tax Lists for St. Lukes Parish, Southampton County, between 1810 and say 1830 could yield valuable details about Lemuel, his date of death, when each of his sons came of age, etc. These are available on microfilm from the LDS library in Salt Lake City.; Principal=Lemuel Griffin7

Family: Eliza Rebecca Britt b. 21 Oct 1808, d. 16 Sep 1888

Citations

  1. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
  2. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
    Southampton County Marriage Bond Register Pg 339
    Rebecca Britt, bride and Infant (under 21)
    Patrick Griffin, groom and Infant (under 21)
    (both were only 16). Jonathan Griffin was bondsman.

    date of bond Sept 27, 1824
    
    bond posted by Johnathan T. Griffin
    
    father of groom - Lemuel Griffin
    
    Father of bride - Nathan Brett
    Mother of bride-Mary Brett (daughter of William Boon-Northampton County,NC).
  3. [S1830] 1830, Census, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: 196; Page: 251.

    1 male under 5
    2 males 10-15
    1 male 20-30
    1 female under 5
    1 female 20-30.
  4. [S1840] 1840, Census, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: 575; Page: 94.

    1 male 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    1 male 15-20
    1 male 30-40
    1 female 5-10
    1 female 30-40.
  5. [S1850] 1850, Census, District 8, Boone, Missouri; Roll: M432_392; Page: 433; Image: 404.
  6. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  7. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  8. [S384] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Eliza Rebecca Britt1

F, b. 21 October 1808, d. 16 September 1888
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2017

Family: Patrick K. Griffin b. 31 Jan 1806, d. 31 Oct 1881

Citations

  1. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
    Southampton County Marriage Bond Register Pg 339
    Rebecca Britt, bride and Infant (under 21)
    Patrick Griffin, groom and Infant (under 21)
    (both were only 16)
    
    date of bond Sept 27, 1824
    
    bond posted by Johnathan T. Griffin
    
    father of groom - Lemuel Griffin
    
    Father of bride - Nathan Brett
    Mother of bride-Mary Brett (daughter of William Boon-Northampton County,NC).
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  3. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
    Southampton County Marriage Bond Register Pg 339
    Rebecca Britt, bride and Infant (under 21)
    Patrick Griffin, groom and Infant (under 21)
    (both were only 16). Jonathan Griffin was bondsman.

    date of bond Sept 27, 1824
    
    bond posted by Johnathan T. Griffin
    
    father of groom - Lemuel Griffin
    
    Father of bride - Nathan Brett
    Mother of bride-Mary Brett (daughter of William Boon-Northampton County,NC).
  4. [S384] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Nathan Brett1

M, b. say 1778
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2012
  • Name Variation: Nathan Britt
  • Birth*: say 17781
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1801; Bride=Mary M. Boone1

Family: Mary M. Boone b. 28 Nov 1786, d. 6 Jan 1868

Citations

  1. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
    Southampton County Marriage Bond Register Pg 339
    Rebecca Britt, bride and Infant (under 21)
    Patrick Griffin, groom and Infant (under 21)
    (both were only 16)
    
    date of bond Sept 27, 1824
    
    bond posted by Johnathan T. Griffin
    
    father of groom - Lemuel Griffin
    
    Father of bride - Nathan Brett
    Mother of bride-Mary Brett (daughter of William Boon-Northampton County,NC).

Mary M. Boone

F, b. 28 November 1786, d. 6 January 1868
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2012

Family: Nathan Brett b. s 1778

Citations

  1. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
    Southampton County Marriage Bond Register Pg 339
    Rebecca Britt, bride and Infant (under 21)
    Patrick Griffin, groom and Infant (under 21)
    (both were only 16)
    
    date of bond Sept 27, 1824
    
    bond posted by Johnathan T. Griffin
    
    father of groom - Lemuel Griffin
    
    Father of bride - Nathan Brett
    Mother of bride-Mary Brett (daughter of William Boon-Northampton County,NC).
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .

William Henry Griffin

M, b. November 1828, d. 21 July 1909
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2012

Family: Prudence Jane Risk b. 11 Aug 1831, d. 29 Oct 1876

Citations

  1. [S384] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Richard Bolin Griffin1

M, b. 16 January 1860, d. 16 August 1918
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S384] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Prudence Jane Risk

F, b. 11 August 1831, d. 29 October 1876
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2012

Family: William Henry Griffin b. Nov 1828, d. 21 Jul 1909

George Wilson Patrick1

M, b. 1827, d. 21 March 1908
  • Last Edited: 29 Jan 2009
  • Birth*: 18271
  • Marriage*: 26 February 1851; Tishomingo Co., Mississippi; From Linda Gold:
    All their children born in Tishomingo, Alcorn, and Prentiss Counties. 1880 census in Booneville, Prentiss, MSPI. They had at least 10 children I've found so far.; Principal=Elizabeth Carolina Butler1
  • Death*: 21 March 19081

Family: Elizabeth Carolina Butler b. 1 Feb 1832, d. 20 Oct 1923

Citations

  1. [S385] Linda Gold e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Peggy (?)

F, b. circa 1773
  • Last Edited: 3 Feb 2009

Family: Benjamin Griffin b. 10 Oct 1773, d. c 1851

Citations

  1. [S386] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2008,.

John Robert Griffin

M, b. circa 1810
  • Last Edited: 3 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1840] 1840, Census, Franklin, North Carolina; Roll: 360; Page: 65.

    1 male under 5
    1 male 5 -10
    1 male 20-30
    1 female under 5
    1 female 20-30.
  2. [S1850] 1850, Census, Perrys Mill, Franklin, North Carolina; Roll: M432_630; Page: 362; Image: 330.

    Name Age

    John R Griffin 39
    Mary Griffin 39
    Benj Griffin 18
    Eliza Griffin 15
    John Griffin 12
    Ruffin Griffin 8
    Mary Griffin 5.

Ruffin B. Griffin1

M, b. 27 February 1802, d. 1882
  • Last Edited: 3 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S386] Willis Allen Griffin e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2008,.
  2. [S1830] 1830, Census, 1 male 20-30
    1 female under 5
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 20-30.

Elizabeth Turner1

F, b. say 1785
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2009

Family: Lemuel Griffin b. c 1778

Citations

  1. [S226] Virginia Marriage Records, Ancestry.com.

Jonathan T. Griffin

M, b. circa 1802, d. circa 1854
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009
  • Name Variation: Johnathan T. Griffin
  • Birth*: circa 1802; Virginia
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Southampton Co., Virginia1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1845; Virginia; Bride=Elizabeth (?)
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Southampton Co., Virginia; household member=Peterson Edwards, household member=Elizabeth (?), household member=Correna Griffin, household member=Joseph Griffin, household member=Mary Griffin, household member=Robert Griffin2
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1854; Southampton Co., Virginia
  • Research Note*: 17 February 2009; That Jonathan T. Griffin was the son of Lemuel Griffin is speculative. Lemuel had a brother named Jonathan. Lemuel had four sons born between 1799 and 1810, and this Jonathan was born circa 1802-1803. Also, a Jonathan Griffin was a bondsman for the marriage of Patrick Griffin. We know that Patrick's father was named Lemuel from Patrick's marriage bond.3
  • (Witness) Research Note: 18 February 2009; From Lew Griffin:
    I have taken another look at the Griffins in Southampton County, Virginia. We know from the 1800 census that the Lemuel Griffin there had four sons born between 6 Aug 1800 and 6 Aug 1810. 6 Aug was the official date of the 1810 census, and all information as to ages, etc, was to be recorded as of that date.
    If we look at St. Lukes Parish, Southampton County, in 1840, we find only three Griffin men, Patrick, Jonathan T., and James. In 1840, the census date was 1 June. Patrick and Jonathan T. were both born between 1 Jun 1800 and 1 Jun 1810. James was born between 1 Jun 1809 and 1 Jun 1820. This is consistent with all three having been the sons of Lemuel. So James was born between 1 Jun 1810 and 6 Aug 1810. Or else he was a younger son of Lemuel’s, born after the 1810 census, which is certainly possible.
    We know that Patrick was a son of Lemuel. The fact that Lemuel had a brother Jonathan lends additional credence to the idea that Jonathan T. was also a son of Lemuel. My reading of the 1850 census for Jonathan T. is the following: Jonathan T, 47; Elizabeth, 30; Joseph, 13; Correna, 15; Mary 9; Robert 2. Elizabeth must have been Elizabeth Edwards, daughter of Peterson Edwards, who was also in the household, age 65. It appears that she was only the mother of the youngest son, Robert, and so was Jonathan’s second wife. Jonathan was a wheelwright, which could be another clue, as his father Lemuel might have been one as well. Often these sorts of trades were passed down from father to son.
    And the fact that James had sons John (or Jonathan) and Lemuel, lends credence to the idea that he was also a son of Lemuel. The 1850 census lists James of St. Luke’s Parish as age 58, but that must be a census taker error, since that would make him 23 years older than his 35 year old wife Ardomassa. Perhaps age 38 was intended. Nothing else makes sense. Also, the two sets of twins in the family, born just a year apart, seems highly unlikely, although not impossible. I suspect the census taker had a flask of whisky in his saddle bag, and may have been hard of hearing as well. The census takers were often political appointees, not necessarily selected based on aptitude. So for now I’m going with the theory that the James Griffin in 1850 St. Lukes Parish was the same James Griffin who was in St. Lukes Parish in 1840. It appears that James may have been married twice, first to Ardomassa, and second to Eliza Newton (between 1850 and 1857).
    In the 1857 will of Jacob Barnes of Southampton, I would suggest that perhaps Narcissa and Emeline were one person: Narcissa Emeline. Narcissa is listed as Narcissa E. in the 1850 census.
    As for research suggestions, it would be helpful if we could find Southampton County marriage records for the Griffins mentioned. Also, a study of the Property Tax Lists for St. Lukes Parish, Southampton County, between 1810 and say 1830 could yield valuable details about Lemuel, his date of death, when each of his sons came of age, etc. These are available on microfilm from the LDS library in Salt Lake City.; Principal=Lemuel Griffin3

Family 1:

Family 2: Elizabeth (?) b. s 1819

Citations

  1. [S1840] 1840, Census, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: 575; Page: 94.

    2 males under 5
    1 male 10-15
    1 male 30-40
    1 female under 5
    2 females 5-10
    1 female 15-20
    1 female 30-40.
  2. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. say 1819
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Family: Jonathan T. Griffin b. c 1802, d. c 1854

Citations

  1. [S1860] 1860, Census, West Side Nottoway River, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1380; Page: 165; Image: 167.

    Name Age
    Benjamin Worrell, 67
    Betsey Griffin, 36
    Robert Griffin, 12
    Missouri Griffin, 7.
  2. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Peterson Edwards

M, b. say 1784
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Family: Polly Browne b. s 1792

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Joseph Griffin

M, b. circa 1836
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Correna Griffin

F, b. circa 1834
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Mary Griffin

F, b. circa 1840
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Robert Griffin

M, b. circa 1847
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 262; Image: 43.

    Name Age
    Johnathan T Griffin 47 -- wheelwright
    Elizabeth Griffin 30
    Joseph Griffin 13
    Correna Griffin 15
    Mary Griffin 9
    Robert Griffin 2
    Norphlet Whitfield 11
    Peterson Edwards 65.

Polly Browne

F, b. say 1792
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Family: Peterson Edwards b. s 1784