James Griffin

M, b. circa 1810
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2009
  • Birth*: circa 1810; Southampton Co., Virginia
  • (head of family) 1820 Census*: 7 August 1820; Southampton Co., Virginia
  • (head of family) 1830 Census*: 1 June 1830; Southampton Co., Virginia1
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Southampton Co., Virginia2
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Southampton Co., Virginia3
  • Research Note: 8 February 2009; Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 7:26 AM
    To: Lew Griffin

    James and his family are found in the 1850 Census, St. Luke's Parish, Southampton, VA. His wife's name is hard to make out, it looks like Ardemassa. Supposedly, per the Barnes will, her name was Elliza???? Children listed are in a rather peculiar order. It lists Narcissa, 13, then Phebe, 12, then Everett, 13, and Virginia, 12, Sarah, 8, John, 7, and Lemuel 6. The "extra" children aren't listed in Jacob's will, so I'm wondering if they could have been adopted. Everett and Sarah are definitely not listed in the will, and Emeline could be either Phebe or Virginia.
    
    I contacted Margaret Van Ness Nelson who is an avid Barnes researcher. She told me of Jacob Barnes will, recorded 6 Mar 1857, Southampton County, VA which mentions James Griffin and wife Eliza Newton Griffin and children Narcissa, Emeline, Jonathan, and Lemuel. She said Jacob didn't have children. I gather this James was a close friend. At least, she hadn't found any blood connection to either the Griffins or the Newtons. Elderly Newtons are living next door to James per census.
    
    Also listed in the 1850 Southampton, Va (St. Luke's Parish) is Jonathan T. Griffin, 47, wife Elizabeth and supposedly his parents, Joseph 73 and Coreana 75. Then there's Mary 9 and Robert 21. Again, kind of out of order so it makes you wonder if he's a nephew or something. Jonathan perks my interest because there was a Jonathan who posted bond for my Patrick and Rebecca Griffin's marriage. I don't know if there's a connection between this Jonathan and James above.4
  • Research Note*: 17 February 2009; That James Griffin was the son of Lemuel Griffin is speculative. This James was one of only three Griffins living in St. Lukes Parish in Southampton County, VA in 1840. Of the three, Patrick is a known son of Lemuel. Jonathan, like James, seems to be a son of Lemuel. This may be two James Griffins, rather than one. Perhaps they were father and son.
  • (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 Griffin5

Citations

  1. [S1830] 1830, Census, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: 196; Page: 273.

    1 male under 5
    2 males 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    1 male 40-50
    2 females 5-10
    1 female 20-30.
  2. [S1840] 1840, Census, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: 575; Page: 94.

    2 males 5-10
    1 male 20-30
    2 females under 5
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 20-30
    1 female 50-60.
  3. [S1850] 1850, Census, St Lukes Parish, Southampton, Virginia; Roll: M432_977; Page: 258; Image: 34

    Name Age
    James 58
    Ardomassa 35
    Narcissa E. 13
    Phoebe A. 12
    Everett 13
    Virginia 12
    Sarah J 8
    John 7
    Lemuel 6.
  4. [S383] Jody Logan e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.
  5. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Samuel C. Lane

M, b. circa 1829
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Up River, Perquimans, North Carolina; Roll: M432_640; Page: 413; Image: 238.

    Name, Age
    Exum Lane, 48
    Rebecca, 48
    Samuel C., 21
    Jesse H., 16
    Rachel A., 13
    Hannah G., 9
    Edmund H., 7.

Jesse H. Lane

M, b. circa 1833
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Up River, Perquimans, North Carolina; Roll: M432_640; Page: 413; Image: 238.

    Name, Age
    Exum Lane, 48
    Rebecca, 48
    Samuel C., 21
    Jesse H., 16
    Rachel A., 13
    Hannah G., 9
    Edmund H., 7.

Rachel A. Lane

F, b. circa 1836
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Up River, Perquimans, North Carolina; Roll: M432_640; Page: 413; Image: 238.

    Name, Age
    Exum Lane, 48
    Rebecca, 48
    Samuel C., 21
    Jesse H., 16
    Rachel A., 13
    Hannah G., 9
    Edmund H., 7.

Hannah G. Lane

F, b. circa 1840
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Up River, Perquimans, North Carolina; Roll: M432_640; Page: 413; Image: 238.

    Name, Age
    Exum Lane, 48
    Rebecca, 48
    Samuel C., 21
    Jesse H., 16
    Rachel A., 13
    Hannah G., 9
    Edmund H., 7.

Edmund H. Lane

M, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Up River, Perquimans, North Carolina; Roll: M432_640; Page: 413; Image: 238.

    Name, Age
    Exum Lane, 48
    Rebecca, 48
    Samuel C., 21
    Jesse H., 16
    Rachel A., 13
    Hannah G., 9
    Edmund H., 7.

Benjamin Worrell

M, b. say 1792
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009
  • Birth*: say 1792; Virginia
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 18601

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.

Missouri Griffin

F, b. circa 1852
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

James Griffin

M, b. circa 1828
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Sallie A. Griffin

F, b. circa 1831
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Martha B. Griffin

F, b. circa 1836
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Patrick Thomas Griffin

M, b. 6 August 1839, d. 24 January 1875
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .

Susan A. Griffin

F, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Calvin Clemons Griffin

M, b. 22 January 1843, d. 28 December 1925
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2012

Family: Emma English b. s 1845

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .

Selina M. Griffin

F, b. circa 1844
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Eliza F. Griffin

F, b. circa 1847
  • Last Edited: 22 Feb 2009

Dr. William Thomas Belcher Jr.1

M, b. 29 September 1933, d. 21 November 1999
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2009
  • (Child) Birth*: 29 September 19332
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 November 1999; Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia; Dr. William Thomas Belcher Jr.

    (DECATUR, Ga.) William Thomas Belcher Jr., M.D., of Decatur, Ga., died Sunday,
    Nov. 21, 1999, after an extended illness.
    Dr. Belcher was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Roanoke to the late William Thomas Belcher
    and Virginia DeLong Belcher. He was a member of Roanoke First United Methodist
    Church. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Emory University. He was in
    private practice in DeKalb County for 27 years and served on the hospital staff of DeKalb
    Medical Center, Decatur Hospital, and courtesy staff at Northside Hospital. He also
    served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University.
    Survivors are his wife, Patricia Fellows Belcher; a son, William Thomas Belcher III; two
    daughters, Sharon Holmes and Patricia Eastwood; a sister, Elizabeth Belcher Cheek; and
    three granddaughters.
    Funeral services will be in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons, Decatur, at 11 a.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 24, the Rev. Walter Sandell officiating. Burial will be Decatur
    Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society
    or the Boy Scouts of America.
  • (Interred) Burial*: 24 November 1999; Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia

Citations

  1. [S185] William T. Belcher, e-mail address, 2003 e-mails,.
  2. [S390] Bill Belcher e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2008,.

Virginia DeLong

F, b. say 1906
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2009

Family: William Thomas Belcher b. 15 Apr 1904, d. 20 Apr 1965

Daniel Parker

M, b. say 1720
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2009

Family:

Virgil B. Stewart

M, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S396] James T. Lucas e-mail, e-mail address, Apr 2009,.