Josiah Daniel

M, b. circa 1756, d. October 1805
  • Last Edited: 14 Nov 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1756; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1780; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; Bride=Trury Hall
  • (head of family) 1790 Census*: 2 August 1790
  • (Deceased) Death*: October 1805; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; Edgecombe Court, November 1805
    To the Worshipfull Justices of Edgecombe. The petition of Trury (sic) Daniel Widow of Josiah Daniel Humbly showeth that her said husband departed this life sometime in October last Intestate seized and possessed of two tracts of lan in the said county one whereon he usually lived and the other whereon his son James lived and that your pet'r being entitled to Dower in the property prays the court to cause the same to be allotted to her agreeably to law and she will pray etc.
    Truercy Daniel1
  • Probate*: February 1806; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
    Josiah Daniel partition of land
  • Biography*: 5 January 2019; Josiah Daniel first appears in Edgecombe County, NC, deed records in 1778, as a witness to a deed between Jesse Lee and William Dickinson. In 1779, his father gave him 75 acres of land on the south bank of Little Swamp adjoining Lemuel Daniel, his first cousin (Deed Bk 3-388). J

    Josiah must have married Trury, his wife, around 1782. Her maiden name is unknown. The couple was on the 1790 census in Edgecombe County. In September 1791, Thomas Davis sold 200 acres joining Hollow Oak Branch and the Great Marsh to William Dickinson. The adjacent land owners were the said William Dickinson, Asa Daniel, Josiah Daniel, Lemuel Daniel, and Archalaus Barnes (Edgecombe Co. Deed Bk 6, p. 313). This land was probably less than a mile from the Wayne County border.

    The couple was on the 1800 census in Edgecombe County. Josiah died there in 1805. At that time he owned two tracts of land, the 170 acres where he lived, on Little Swamp adjoining Asa, Lemuel, and Ephraim Daniel, and another 228 acres, probably nearby, where his son James lived. The land on which James lived was contested, but was given to Josiah's heirs rather than to James. Trury, the widow, was given 98 acres as her dower, and the proceeds from the sale of the rest of the property was divided among the heirs.

    Trury was on the 1810 and 1820 censuses in Edgecombe. She died before Aug 1832 in Wayne County, NC.2

Family: Trury Hall b. c 1760, d. b Aug 1832


  1. [S1] Edgecombe County Court records.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Arthur Bryant

M, b. circa 1730, d. before 3 October 1807
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019
  • Name Variation: Arthur Bryan
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1730; Bertie Pct., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1753; Northampton Co., North Carolina; Bride=Elizabeth Peele1
  • Note*: 1761; 7th day of 3rd month, Arthur requested membership in the Rich Square Monthly Meeting.2
  • Granted certificate*: 1772; 15th day of 2nd month, Arthur requested a certificate of unity to submit to militia officers as he is called upon to act in obeyance of the law; also requested a certificate for himself and his family to Falling Creek Monthly Meeting, N. C. (removed). Falling Creek was another name for Contentnea MM.2
  • (head of family) 1800 Census*: 4 August 1800; Wayne Co., North Carolina3
  • (Testator) Will*: 15 December 1803; Wayne Co., North Carolina; State of North Carolina Wayne County Be it remembered this 15th day of the twelfth month one thousand eight hundred and three that I Arthur Bryan being of Sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in maner and form as follows (Viz) --

    First my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid in due time after my Decease --

    (Item) I give to my loving wife Elizabeth Bryan one feather bed and furniture one cow and one pewter Dish, three spoons and thre plates to her Disposal;

    (Item) I give to my Son William Bryan the Land and plantation where on I now live to him and his heirs

    (Item) I give to my son Joel Bryan the Land and whereon he now lives to him and his heirs --

    (Item) I give to my children Willis, Robert, James and Henry Bryan, Mary Griffin, Elizabeth Lancaster, Catherine Price and Sarah Lancaster each of them five shillings to them and their heirs.

    (Item) I give all the remaining of my moveable estate to my son William Bryan to him and his Heirs --

    Lastly I nominate and appoint Isaac Parker & William Bryan Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revoking and Disanuling all Wills here to fore made by me Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament.

    Arthur Bryant (SEAL)

    Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in the presence of us --
    Caleb Hall
    Elijah Coleman
    William Dickison

    We the commissioners appointed by Geo Forrist & Shadrack Braswill to fie? and Settle a Dividing line between there lands we met and agreed to run the line -- Beginning at a Gum on the marsh and runs a line along through the old field to the edge of the woods to an Oak and then is a line of marked trees to a point at the Head of a little Branch which the said forrest & the said Branch agreed be the line between there lands for Ever before witness for them and there Executors October 3 1807
    George Forrest
    Shadrack Braswell
  • (Deceased) Death*: before 3 October 1807; Wayne Co., North Carolina; 3 Oct 1807 was the date a boundary line was set between the properties willed to William and Joel Bryan(t).
  • (Deceased) Probate*: February 1811; Wayne Co., North Carolina
  • Biography*: 20 February 2019; Arthur Bryant was born about 1730 in Bertie County NC. This area became Northampton County in 1741. In the early 1750's, he married Elizabeth Peele, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Peele, in Northampton County NC. He first appears in deed records there in 1754. In December of that year he bought 400 acres on Urahaw Swamp from his father, James Bryant (Deed Bk 2-183). In 1755, he witnessed two deeds involving Robert Peele, Sr., who was his wife's father, and Robert Peele, Jr. (Deed Bk 2- 209,210). He also bought 200 acres from Simon West that year, with Robert Peele as a witness (Deed Bk 2-213). Also in 1755, he sold the 400 acres on Urahaw Swamp to Robert Peele. He bought the land for £40 and sold it for £125 (Deed Bk 2-245). In 1756, he bought 125 acres on Catawhisky Swamp from Robert Peele, Jr., and 75 acres adjacent from Simon and Anne West. Joshua Peele was a witness (Deed Bk 2-367,377).

    In 1761, Arthur joined the Quaker church, and in 1762 was chosen an overseer of the Rich Square Monthly Meeting (Hinshaw). In 1768, he bought ten acres from Joseph Jordan adjacent to himself and Nicholas Bagget (Deed Bk 4-68). In 1772, he requested a "certificate of unity to submit to militia officers, as he is called upon to act in obeyance of the law." He also requested a certificate for himself and family to transfer to Falling Creek Monthly Meeting, which was in Johnston County NC. About that time, however, the monthly meeting was moved to Great Contentnea in Dobbs County. In the minutes of the Eastern Quarterly Meeting that year, we find that "... there are several families of Friends settled at a place called Great Contentney in said county, whereupon their monthly meeting has agreed to the establishing a first day meeting to be held at the house of Arthur Bryant at Great Contentney. Also their monthly meeting was to be held at the same place." Arthur's wife Elizabeth is mentioned among the earliest female members (Hinshaw).

    In August 1772, Arthur and Elizabeth "late of Northampton County" sold three tracts to Jacob Jacobs for £156, apparently all the land they owned in Northampton County (Northampton Deed Bk 6- 286).

    In 1779, Wayne County was formed from Dobbs County, and Arthur begins to appear in Wayne County deed records. In 1782, Arthur deeded two acres to the Quaker church, "including the meeting house" (Deed Bk 3,p.58). In Apr 1784, Willis Bryant sold 500 acres on the north side of Aycock's Swamp to Arthur Bryant, for £200 (Deed Bk 1,p.315). In Mar 1786, Arthur sold 100 acres on Aycock's Swamp to Isaac Parker (Deed Bk 3, p.288). In Aug 1786, he bought 260 acres "on Davy Newsom's Branch" (Deed Bk 3, p.383).

    Arthur was on the 1800 census in Wayne County. In February of that year he sold 150 acres on Aycock Swamp to Robert Griffin for £300. Willis Bryant was a witness. In November 1801, he sold 100 acres on Moccasin Branch to John Williams, with Willis and Henry Bryant among the witnesses (Deed Bk 7-244). There are no further deeds for Arthur in Wayne County. He apparently died shortly before Oct 1807, at which time a dividing line was determined between the land he had willed to his sons William and Joel. His will mentions wife Elizabeth and ten children: sons William, Joel, Willis, Robert, James, and Henry, and daughters Mary Griffin, Elizabeth Lancaster, Sarah Lancaster, and Catherine Price. His wife Elizabeth died in 1818.4

Family: Elizabeth Peele b. 9 Sep 1736, d. 9 Mar 1818


  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p.67, Perquimans MM.
  2. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p. 232, Rich Square MM.
  3. [S1800] 1800 Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: Wayne, North Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 32; Page: 849; Image: 849; Family History Library Film: 337908

    Name: Arthur Bryan
    Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Wayne, North Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 4.
  4. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Elizabeth Peele

F, b. 9 September 1736, d. 9 March 1818
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Arthur Bryant b. c 1730, d. b 3 Oct 1807


  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p.67, Perquimans MM.
  2. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p. 292, Contentnea MM.

Mary Bryant

F, b. circa 1764, d. circa 1824
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Robert Griffin b. c 1748, d. c 1832


  1. [S15] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina, p. 300, Contentnea MM, Mary, dt Auther, rmt Robert Griffin.

Robert Griffin

M, b. circa 1748, d. circa 1832
  • Last Edited: 31 Jan 2018
  • Biography*: Robert Griffin bought 150 acres in Chowan County NC in December 1777 from Elias Stallings, Jr., for £25. He may have bought this land for speculative purposes, as he had already requested a certificate in August 1777 to transfer his membership in the Quaker church from the Perquimans Monthly Meeting to the Rich Square Monthly Meeting, in Northampton County (Hinshaw, Vol. I, p.50). On July 1, 1778 the certificate, which had been mislaid, was re-issued. And by July 18, 1778, he had presented the certificate to the Rich Square MM in Northampton County (Hinshaw, Vol. 1, p. 239).

    In February 1782 he sold 60 acres back in Chowan County adjacent to Charles Copeland and Jacob Winslow to Joseph Copeland for £30. Witnesses were Joel Byrum and Josiah Copeland (Chowan Deed Bk 5-115). His father William had purchased this land in 1774, and willed it to Robert in 1779. He apparently lived in Northampton County for about four and a half years. He may have become acquainted with members of the Bryant family while here, although his future bride, Mary Bryant, had already moved to Wayne County in 1772.

    Although there was a Robert Griffin who served in the Revolutionary War from Northampton Co, it was the Robert Griffin, son of James Griffin of Northampton. Robert the son of Williamwas faithful to the pacifist Quaker church during this period. This James Griffin was the brother of William Griffin, Robert's father.

    On January 18, 1783, Robert requested a certificate to go to the Contentnea MM in Wayne Co. (Hinshaw, Vol. 1, p.239). He was in Wayne County by summer, as in August 1783 he paid Cornelius Durden £50 in gold and silver for three tracts of land, 75 acres on Aycock's Swamp and 50 acres on Boss's Swamp, both adjacent to Willis Bryant, and another 25 acres on Aycock's Swamp (Deed Bk 1- 252). Soon after, Robert married his neighbor Willis Bryant's sister, Mary. In December 1783, Quaker records reported that Robert Griffin, the son of William, had married Mary Bryant, but the exact date of the marriage was omitted (Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 307).

    In December 1784, Robert Griffin "of Wayne County" sold his remaining 150 acres in Chowan County to Guy Hobbs for £72. The land was on White Oak Branch and Cattail Branch and was adjacent to "young Nicholas Stallings, young Elias Stallings, and Edward Welch." Witnesses were Joel Byrum, Elias Stallings, and Jacob Jordan (Chowan Deed Bk S-215).

    Returning to Wayne County NC records, we find that in September 1786, Robert Griffin bought 200 acres on the west side of Aycock's Swamp from John Aycock for £60 (Deed Bk 3-296). In October 1789, he bought another 50 acres from Richard Durden on the north side of Aycock's Swamp, for £20, with Willis Bryant as a witness (Deed Bk 4-399). In February 1800, he bought 150 acres in the same area from Arthur Bryant, his father-in-law, for £300. Willis Bryant was a witness (Deed Bk 7-141). In September 1804, Robert bought 150 acres from William Morris for $300, his first land transaction in U.S. currency. The land was on David Newsome's Branch and the Quaker Road. Witnesses were Joel and Benjamin Bryant (Deed Bk 8-316). In July 1805, Robert sold 165 acres on the south side of Aycock's Swamp to Jesse Rouse, with John Griffin as a witness (Deed Bk 8-319). In June 1806, Robert gave the 150 acres he had acquired in 1804 to his son William, with John Griffin and Benjamin Bryant as witnesses (Deed Bk 8-493). In August 1806, William bought an adjacent 135 acres from Willis and Benjamin Bryant, with Robert and John Griffin as witnesses (Deed Bk 8-490). The plot also bordered Arthur Bryant.

    William Griffin sold land in 1808 and 1814, and his later whereabouts are unknown (Deed Bk 9-96, 10-88). That he died prior to his father Robert is clear from Robert's will.

    Robert was on the 1810 and 1820 censuses in Wayne County. In May 1821, Robert sold 200 acres on the north side of Aycock's Swamp to Jesse Bogue for $400 (Deed Bk 13-35). By 1825, Mary, Robert's wife, had died, as Quaker records show that in June 1825 he was "condemned for marrying out of unity" (Hinshaw, p. 307, Contentnea Monthly Meeting).

    Robert's second wife was Celia Davis, daughter of John Davis. Although John was Quaker, Celia was not, and hence one reason for the condemnation. She joined the church a few years later, after Robert's death. Marrying "out of unity" could also refer to a marriage between cousins, which Robert and Celia were, since Robert's mother was a Davis. Robert and Celia were first cousins, once-removed. Robert Griffin and John Davis were first cousins, both were grandsons of the Robert Davis who died in 1749 in Pasquotank County. Robert was on the 1830 census in Wayne County.

    He died there in 1832, leaving a detailed will. He mentioned his wife Celia, leaving her "the 200 acres whereon I now live" and a long list of household items. He gave Celia's brother, John H. Davis, "the bed and furniture that my wife Celia brought here," and other items. He mentioned the two daughters of his deceased son William, Mazany Horn, and Matilda Griffin, and two other grandchildren, Robert Griffin Cox, and Mary Bundy. He mentioned his daughters Sarah Pike and Mary Howell, and his son, John Griffin. To John he gave "the money which I lent to him when he was here, also one clock, one pair cart wheels, and one cross cut saw which he carried away with him." A cross-cut saw was mentioned in John's inventory in 1855, perhaps the same one. Celia Griffin and Jonathan Pike were the executors, and Henry Woodard and Isaiah Daniel were witnesses (Will Bk R6, p. 348).

    In September 1833, Celia was "received by request" into the Quaker church (Hinshaw, p. 307, Contentnea Monthly Meeting). In November 1834, she sold the 200 acres she had inherited from Robert to Jonathan Pike, her son-in-law, for $380. Witnesses were Jesse Bogue, her sister Martha's husband, and her brother, Nathan Davis (Deed Bk 17-31). In January 1835, she bought 250 acres on Contentnea Creek from William Horn, for $875, with Isaac Daniel and her brother John H. Davis as witnesses (Deed Bk 16-239). Celia was on the 1840 census in Wayne County. In August 1841, she sold 5.75 acres on Contentnea Creek to John Mathis for $11.50. There is no further mention of her in Wayne County records and she was not on the 1850 census there.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1748; Perquimans Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: after 13 December 1783; Wayne Co., North Carolina; Bride=Mary Bryant1
  • (head of family) 1810 Census*: 6 August 1810; Wayne Co., North Carolina2
  • (head of family) 1820 Census*: 7 August 1820; Wayne Co., North Carolina3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: before 11 June 1825; Wayne Co., North Carolina; Bride=Celia Davis4
  • (head of family) 1830 Census*: 1 June 1830; Wayne Co., North Carolina5
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1832; Wayne Co., North Carolina

Family 1: Mary Bryant b. c 1764, d. c 1824

Family 2: Celia Davis b. a 1784, d. a 1841


  1. [S15] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina, p. 300, Contentnea MM, Mary, dt Auther, rmt Robert Griffin.
  2. [S1810] .
    Wayne, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 467; Image: 319.

    1 male 10-15
    1 male16-25
    1 male 26-44
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 26-44.
  3. [S1820] 1820 Census, Wayne, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 467; Image: 319.

    1 male 10-16
    1 male over 45
    2 females under 10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 16-26
    1 female over 45
    2 employed in agriculture.
  4. [S15] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina, p. 307, Contentnea MM, Robert con his mou.
  5. [S1830] 1830, Census, Wayne, North Carolina; Roll: 125; Page: 540.

    2 males 15-20
    1 male 70-80
    1 female 15-20
    1 female 20-30
    1 female 30-40.

John Griffin

M, b. circa 1785, d. 25 May 1855
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2018
  • Biography*: John Griffin first appears in deed records in Wayne County, NC, in 1805, as witness to a deed from Robert Griffin, his father, to Jesse Rouse (Wayne Deed Bk 8-319). In 1806, he witnessed two deeds, his brother William Griffin was the grantee in both cases (Deed Bk 8-490,493).

    It was in 1805 that he married Penelope Daniel in nearby Edgecombe County NC. She was the daughter of Josiah and Treecy Daniel. In August 1807, John Griffin and Penelope his wife of Wayne County sold their share of the Josiah Daniel estate to Penelope's sister Zilpha Daniel. The deed was signed by John Griffin and Penelope Griffin, and was witnessed by Thomas Thomas, James Daniel, and Ephraim Daniel (Edgecombe Deed Bk 14-296).

    John and Penelope were on the 1810 census in Wayne County with three young sons under ten years old. In February 1811, John bought 200 acres on the south side of Great Swamp in Wayne County from Francis and Lydia Thomas, for £425. The land was adjacent to Ephraim Daniel, who was probably a cousin of Penelope's (Deed Bk 9-333).

    In November 1816 he sold 85 acres of this land to Ephraim Daniel for $500 (Deed Bk 10-437).

    John is on the 1820 census in Wayne County, with six sons and two daughters. He also owned three slaves that year. In 1822 John and family left Wayne County, as in January of that year he sold his remaining 115 acres to Joel Evans for $750 (Deed Bk 13-266).

    He moved to Monroe County, GA, and lived there from 1822-1828. His daughter Eliza Jane was born in Monroe County, GA in January 1825. Also in January, 1825, John, as a resident of Monroe County, bought Lot 237 in the Sixth District of Monroe County for $900 (Monroe County Deed Bk D-82). In February, 1827, he sold this lot to Anthony Cozart for $1000. John's wife, Penelope Griffin, relinquished her dower rights to the property, signing with a mark. (Monroe Co Deed Bk. E-85).

    In 1828 John moved to Pike County GA, as he was listed as a defaulter in the 1828 Monroe County Tax Digest. The 1828 tax digest for Pike County has not survived. But in 1829 John is listed as owing taxes on Lot 220 in the 9th District, 202 1/2 acres. This lot was originally won by John C. Turner of Warren County, GA, in the 1821 Land Lottery. His son James Griffin paid the tax for him. The deed for this land was apparently not recorded, no record has been found of it. Since John turned 45 years of age in 1830, he was no longer required to pay poll tax, and no longer appears in Pike County tax digests.

    John is on the 1830 census in Pike County, with five sons and four daughters. One son, probably James, was grown by this time and living on his own. Tax digests indicate that James was a merchant in Pike County during the years 1834-1838, as the value of his "stock in trade" is listed.

    John was in Meriwether County, GA in 1840, as the census record for him in 1840 Meriwether shows John, Penelope, and children, with all the ages for everyone correctly given. He was probably not the John Griffin who bought and sold land in Meriwether County in 1841. That John Griffin was living in Lowndes County, GA.

    By 1850, at least, John and Penelope had moved to Chambers County AL, as they appear on the census there that year, with two teenagers still living at home, Nancy, and Thomas J. John listed his occupation as bricklayer. At some point he bought 80 acres of land in Chambers County, the west half of the southeast fourth of Section 27 in T23 R25. This was about a half mile west of Center Baptist Church and seven miles west of LaFayette.

    John died in Chambers County in 1855, and Penelope in 1859. John's estate records list nine children: James (who died before his father), John Jr., William S. (of Meriwether County GA), Robert Lee, Mary (wife of John M. Key of Coweta County GA), Eliza Jane (wife of William S. Gilliland), Nancy, Sarah A. Sophronia (wife of Elisha G. Hubbard of Coosa County AL), and Thomas Jefferson. Robert Griffin was the administrator of the estate. The inventory of John's estate lists various carpenter's tools, including a cross-cut saw.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1785; Wayne Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1805; Wayne Co., North Carolina; Bride=Penelope Daniel
  • (head of family) 1810 Census*: 6 August 1810; Wayne Co., North Carolina1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 25 May 1855; Chambers Co., Alabama

Family: Penelope Daniel b. c 1788, d. 11 Jan 1859


  1. [S1810] .
    Wayne, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 467; Image: 319.

    3 males under 10
    1 male 16-25
    1 female 26-44.

Penelope Daniel

F, b. circa 1788, d. 11 January 1859
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2018

Family: John Griffin b. c 1785, d. 25 May 1855

Robert Lee Griffin

M, b. 18 January 1817, d. 30 March 1895
  • Last Edited: 5 Jan 2019

Family: Mary Ann Wise b. 5 Apr 1825, d. 26 Jan 1905


  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    from the original in the possession of the late Robert Crew Smith Sr. of Goodwater, AL.
  2. [S3], .
    Find A Grave Memorial 84973824.

William Henry Griffin

M, b. 20 October 1847, d. 21 February 1924
  • Last Edited: 14 Nov 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 20 October 1847; Chambers Co., Alabama
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 24 October 1867; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper
  • Photographed: circa 1870; Clay Co., Alabama; Principal=Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper, Daughter=Eldora Griffin1
    William Heny & Clarissa (Culpepper) Griffin with daughter Dora
  • (head of family) 1880 Census*: 1 June 1880; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama; Wife=Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper, Witness=James Olin Griffin, Witness=Eldora Griffin, Witness=Robert Lewis Griffin, Witness=Sarah Ann Griffin, Witness=John Thomas Griffin, Witness=Lelia Eugenia Griffin2
  • Photographed: say 1890; Clay Co., Alabama
    William Henry Griffin
  • Photographed: say 1890; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama3
    William Henry Griffin
  • (head of family) 1900 Census*: 1 June 1900; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama; Wife=Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper, Witness=Robert Lewis Griffin, Witness=John Thomas Griffin, Witness=Lelia Eugenia Griffin, Witness=Joseph Albertus Griffin, Witness=George William Griffin, Witness=Mattie Maude Griffin, Witness=Myrtle Leslie Griffin4
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 February 1924; Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: According to his obituary in the Lineville newspaper, William was Chairman of the Clay County Board of Education at the time of his death and "was one of the county's most highly esteemed citizens, his usefulness being recognized in affairs of church and state." He had been a member of the Board of Education for more than 30 years, and held the office of the Justice of the Peace for a number of years. He belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church and the Knights of Pythias. During the War Between the States he served as a member of Hodges Battalion and saw service at Selma against the Union forces.

    According to an entry for his son, James O. Griffin, on p. 253 of Vol. 2 of the 1927 edition of the History of Alabama and Her People published by the American Historical Society, Inc., William Henry Griffin grew up in Chambers Co., AL and then moved to Clay Co., AL where he farmed in Lineville until 1920 and then moved to another farm near Ashland, AL. "He was a democrat, held office of the Justice of the Peace for many years, and at the time of his death was a member of the Clay County Board of Education. He belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church and the Knights of Pythais...." Mrs. J. W. (Lena Whatley) DeVaughn wrote 4 Dec 1978: Granddaddy Griffin was a man of medium height with brown eyes and hair. He was secretary at his church for 50 years or more. Also, he served as Justice of the Peace for at least 50 years. Was Chairman of the Board of Education for Clay County for 35 years. He was a very active democrat. He was a carpenter and a farmer. He grew all varieties of fruit and shared it with friends. Also, he served in the Civil War.
    Mrs. DeVaughn continued in a 2 Jan 1979 letter: Grandpa Griffin as far back as I can remember at church never sat on a bench at church. He always sat on the edge of the pulpit, leaned back against the wall of the church. The church was one large room. The men sat on one side of the pulpit on benches but he didn't.... The women sat on the other side of the pulpit. I can just see in my mind Grandpa sitting there. A grandson, James M. Griffin, wrote that he was about 12 years old when his grandfather died: The last I remember of him before his death was a time when I was there and he was chopping stove wood. He was a farmer, carpenter, Justice of Peace, member of the school board, politician, a life long democrat, and at one time had some kind of a mine.5

Family: Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper b. 13 Apr 1848, d. 29 Nov 1947


  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    courtesty of the late Ellaree (Dean) Speer.
  2. [S1880] 1880 Census, Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: 8; Family History Film: 1254008; Page: 129C; Enumeration District: 040; Image: 0025.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    W. H. Griffin     32
    C. E. Griffin     30
    Dorah Griffin     11
    J. O. Griffin     9
    R. L. Griffin     7
    S. A. Griffin     6
    J. T. Griffin     4
    L. E. Griffin     2.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    courtesy of the late Joe Inzer Griffin.
  4. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: 9; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1240009.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William Griffin     52
    Eugenia Griffin     52
    Thomas Griffin     24
    Robert Griffin     27
    Lelia Griffin     22
    Joseph Griffin     19
    George Griffin     17
    Mattie Maud Griffin     16
    Myrtle Griffin     13.
  5. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Mary Ann Wise

F, b. 5 April 1825, d. 26 January 1905
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2019

Family: Robert Lee Griffin b. 18 Jan 1817, d. 30 Mar 1895


  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    from the original in the possession of the late Robert Crew Smith Sr. of Goodwater, AL.
  2. [S3], .
    Find A Grave Memorial 101161906.

Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper1

F, b. 13 April 1848, d. 29 November 1947
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 13 April 1848; Pike Co., Georgia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 October 1867; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=William Henry Griffin
  • Married Name: 24 October 1867; Griffin
  • Photographed*: circa 1870; Clay Co., Alabama; Principal=William Henry Griffin, Daughter=Eldora Griffin2
    William Heny & Clarissa (Culpepper) Griffin with daughter Dora
  • (Wife) 1880 Census: 1 June 1880; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama; head of family=William Henry Griffin3
  • Photographed*: say 1890; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama4
    Clarissa Eugenia (Culpepper) Griffin
  • (Wife) 1900 Census: 1 June 1900; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama; head of family=William Henry Griffin5
  • Photographed: say 1920; Clay Co., Alabama; The older fellow standing next to Clarissa is her brother, Joseph Richard Culpepper. Her husband William Henry must have been taking the picture.; Daughter=Mattie Maude Griffin, Son=George William Griffin6
    Maude Griffin, Joseph Culpepper, Clarissa Griffin, Will Griffin
  • Photographed: circa 1938; Clay Co., Alabama; Left to right: Robert Lewis Griffin, Clarissa Culpepper Griffin, Mary Claire Griffin Jelin with son Griffin Zola Jelin; Son=Robert Lewis Griffin, Granddaughter=Mary Claire Griffin, great grandson=Griffin Zola Jelin7
    Robert Lewis Griffin with mother, daughter, & grandson
  • (Deceased) Death*: 29 November 1947; Clay Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper was the youngest of her mother Sarah's five children. Her father recorded her birth in his Bible: "Clarrisa E. Culpepper was born April the 13th 1848." Clarasy, as she was called, was eight when her mother died, ten when her father remarried, and eleven when her family moved to Randolph Co. AL.

    In 1867 she married William Henry Griffin of Mellow Valley, AL at her home in Pinckneyville, Clay Co., AL (the marriage is recorded in Tallapoosa Co.) The couple settled in Lineville, Clay Co. AL to raise a family of ten children (one other died as an infant.) An early photograph shows a young Clarissa and her husband with their first child, Dora. Clarissa had blue eyes.

    A granddaughter, Mrs. J. W. (Lena Whatley) DeVaughn wrote, 4 Dec 1978: With reference to Grandmother Griffin, I consider her to be an outstanding individual. She was faithful to her church and always ready to help those in need. She set a wonderful example for her children and grandchildren. I am so thankful for the things she taught me when I stayed with them [the William Henry Griffin's].... Grandmother Griffin... became deaf in ... later years. She was tall and slender and very energetic. Older age did not affect her posture. She had beautiful blue eyes.

    Another granddaughter, Mrs. J. A. (Mildred Whatley) Kerley, wrote in a 23 Nov 1978 letter that she remembered her grandmother as "a very gracious person in her home. She was a great cook and I so enjoyed her good food."

    Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee, a granddaughter, wrote in a 14 Oct 1978 letter: I always remember her [Clarissa] as being very hard of hearing and she only had one eye. She got one of her eyes [her right eye based on later photographs] put out making lye soap when she was in her 20's. She always had rheumatism bad, which is called arthritis now. Aunt Maude and Aunt Lelia never married and they lived with her and did most all the work. She was a very proud person, very stern, and had little patience for wrong doing of any kind. She believed in being on the up & up in a big way. She used to come to my mother's house and spend the day quite often. She would come in the buggy. She always brought candy or something. She always had good cakes, etc. cooked when we visited her and would fix our favorite dishes.

    A great-granddaughter, Mrs. G. W. (Elaine DeVaughn) Mendenhall wrote in an 8 Feb 1979 letter that Clarissa "had quite a reputation as a stern disciplinarian." Jokes were told about her telling her son Olin that he was "not too old to whip" when he was himself a grandfather several times over.

    Emyl Griffin recounted his memories of his grandmother in a 1 Oct 1994 letter:



    BY: EMYL GRIFFIN After my fathers death in 1922 when I was four years of age my mother carried my brother and me to visit our grand mother Griffin at regular intervals perhaps every month or so. One of my memories [is] that she would always have Aunt Maude and Aunt Lelia get us something to eat such as cake, cookies, pie & etc. This was a practice until I finished high school. She was handicapped by eye sight from my first memory and later her general health declined. She was seventy years of age when I was born so I did not know her when she was completely active physically. I do remember her mind was clear until the very last years of her life. Another memory of her is the reunions held yearly as I recall beginning in the early years [of] my life until she was some 90 years of age. As I remember it came to the point that crowds somewhat bothered her so the reunions were discontinued and family members visited her at different times. The four living boys lived elsewhere out of Clay County, therefore, these reunions provided us the opportunity of seeing uncles, aunts and cousins that we would not see otherwise. Another memory of grandmother (and Aunt Maude) was the 1927 touring Ford car which Uncle Will drove down in from Washington, D. C. He and his brother-in-law had a Ford agency in D. C. He taught Aunt Maude to drive the car and she continued to drive it for some 50 years. I remember it was the talk of the community in the 1950's when most model T Fords had gone to the junk yard. A Dr. Owens, their family doctor in prior years, then living in Birmingham, bought the car, had it refurbished and carried it to antique car shows for a number of years. This Memory shows a loving heart in my grand mother. When I graduated from high school in 1936 she gave me money to buy a suit of clothes. I well remember this was the first suit of clothes that I had. With our family, especially during depression years, financial resources were limited, as was true with most families. She must have been aware of this, and, too, I always thought maybe she thought of me in a special way since my father died when I was so young. Anyway I remember my mother carried me to her uncle's store and we bought a double breasted solid grey suit. This suit lasted me through my college days and until I found employment.

    Clarissa preferred the "old ways" to modern conveniences such as electric lights. The following article about her 99th birthday is from an unknown source, possibly the Birmingham News-Age-Herald: MRS. W. H. GRIFFIN HONORED ON 99th BIRTHDAY Relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mrs. W. H. Griffin on Ashland, Route 1, on Sunday, April 13th, to honor her on the occasion of her 99th birthday. Mrs. Griffin was born in Pike County, Georgia in 1848; moved with her parents to Alabama at the age of 11, later removing to Clay County where she has resided for the past 80 years. She was married in October, 1867. Her husband died in 1924. Mrs. Griffin is the mother of eleven children, seven of whom are now living, they are: Mrs. W. T. Dean of Ashland, Dr. J. O. Griffin of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Ike Reeves of Lineville; J. A. Griffin of Sylacauga; G. W. Griffin of Lineville; Mrs. Robert Whatley of Lineville and Miss Maude Griffin, who resides with her mother, all of whom were present. She also has 31 grandchildren and 33 great great grandchildren. Although Mrs. Griffin's eyesight, is dimmed and her hearing is somewhat impaired, she is seemingly in the best of health and does her part in the work about the house. Her father, the late Rev. L. P. Culpepper, was 98 years of age at the time of his death. At the noon hour a fine luncheon was served. Pictures were made during the afternoon. The honoree received many useful gifts. Other relatives and friends present were Mr. W. T. Dean of Ashland, Mrs. E. A. Speer of Birmingham, E. G. Dean of Ashland, Otho Dean of Oak Hill, Miss Annie Maude Dean, of Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Flora Griffin and C. M. Mason of Sylacauga; Mrs. J. W. Griffin, Mrs. J. T. Griffin and son, Emil [Emyl], Robert Whatley, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Vaughn and daughters, Misses Eloise and Elaine, Mrs. Mattie Reeves, W. L. Bell, De Hurst and Arnold Clark of Lineville; Mr. and Mrs. Charnell Middlecoff of Memphis, Tenn.; Rev. J. W. Dean and son, Aubrey, of Cragford; Mrs. and Mrs. Billy Walker of Anniston, and Bill Street of Ashland

    Clarissa Culpepper Griffin remained active to within a few months of her 100th birthday, but died before reaching that goal after breaking her hip in a fall in 1947. The following obituary is from p. 14B of the Birmingham News-Age-Herald for Sunday, 30 Nov 1947: Woman Nearly 100 Succumbs; Son-In-Law Dies Soon After Ashland, Ala. Dec. [Nov.] 29--Mrs. W. H. Griffin who would have celebrated her 100th birthday next April 13 and her son-in-law, W. T. Dean, 77, died here Saturday morning after short illnesses. Joint funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Ashland First Baptist Church. Mrs. Griffin will be buried in Lineville, while Mr. Dean will be buried here, Blair directing. Mrs. Griffin died about 3 a. m. Saturday, her son-in-law several hours later. Mrs. Griffin was honored at a luncheon and received many gifts as she celebrated her 99th birthday last April. Although Mrs. Griffin['s] eyesight became dimmed and her hearing somewhat impaired, she was active and assisted in work about the home in advanced years. BORN IN PIKE COUNTY, Georgia, Mrs. Griffin moved to Alabama with her family at the age of 11. She had lived in Clay County the last 80 years. Mr. Griffin, whom she married in 1867, died in 1924. Mrs. Griffin was the mother of 11 children, seven of whom survive her. There are three sons, Dr. J. O. Griffin, Memphis; G. W. Griffin, Lineville and J. A. Griffin, Sylacauga, and four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Dean and Miss Maude Griffin, Ashland and Mrs. Ike Reeves and Mrs. Robert Whatley, Lineville. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dean, a retired farmer, is survived by his widow; two daughters, Annie Maude Dean, Montgomery, and Mrs. E. A. Spear, Birmingham; two sons, Otho Dean, of Montgomery and Oak Hill, and Edward Dean, Butler, Pa. and four grandchildren.

    A granddaughter, Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 21 Jan 1990 about some pictures of Good Hope from the Lineville paper of 20 Jan 1990: You see the church? Well that's the church Grandmother and Granddaddy Griffin attended and all their children.... They have remodeled the church in recent years. They added the little steeple, the little porch & also put siding on the outside. Grandmother's children went to school there too. That headstone hasn't always been there. That church must have been there be before 1884. Every one of Grandmother's children was born there in Good Hope. You see the house in the lower right corner? Well I'm familiar with that house, you go on around that house to go to Grandmother's old home place. I doubt if it is still standing there. It was almost impossible to get to their home in a car the road was so rocky & rough.... I think the road going to the left in the picture goes to Pyriton.

    In a 12 Apr 1990 letter Margaret Lee added: Mildred [(Whatley) Kerley] drove down by grandmother Griffin's home place between Lineville & Ashland. The house is very old. No one lives in it, looks like it's about ready to fall in.
  • Note*: 3 June 2010; From: Eloise []
    Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:58 AM

    Dear Lew,
    Yes, I remember all about the house and surrounding property, including the barn, old garage for Aunt Maude's buggy, storage house and smoke house and best of all a "double seat out- house"!!!!
    This will take awhile for me to describe, but I will be happy to share my precious memories. We were there once each week as long as she lived and yes, I remember Aunt Lelia WELL. She was an excellent cook and always had the best "tea cakes" you've ever tasted. Aunt Maude was a great cook as well. Elaine and I always looked forward to the summers because we enjoyed an entire week at their sweet modest little home. Aunt Lelia planted a huge garden and their fruit trees were bountiful, which she allowed us to participate in preserving everything available. Her peaches, apples, pears and grapes were the best......oh, and the many fig bushes, plus the mouth-watering strawberries! Just for the sake of keeping an oddity, they had two Quince trees across the winding little dirt road. Flowers, for every season, adorned the entire place and especially around the house. The front yard was small and practically in the road with a tiny little mailbox surrounded by petunias. The back yard was well groomed by the hands of Aunt Lelia who meticulously swept it weekly with a broom made of oak limbs.If a sprig of grass were detected, a sharp- blade- hoe took care of it immediately . Now you must remember that the standard attire for all three ladies was long skirts, as well as long underskirts, long sleeves (usually dresses were always made by the same pattern with white collars), long black stockings and black low heel shoes. All clothes, table cloths, napkins, scarves and curtains were heavily starched with Grandmother's homemadeconcoction of ingredients. Spotless was an understatement for the interior as well as exterior.

    As for thestructural appearance, it was a unique OLD house built with hard pine wood. Everyone parked in the back yard and the main entrance was the back door. Approaching the door, one 's eyes were captured by the manually dug well on the back porch and conveniently located to do the family laundry (each Monday morning and you have already envisioned the wire clothes line near the house) The house faced north and south and on the east side, there was a large room that extended the length of the house with small high windows. This was Grandmother and Aunt Lelia's room , which actually would accommodate four people. Each bed was neatly covered with white chenille bedspreads. Aunt Maude's room was on the front side of the house joining a small living room, which we referredto as her library. Having taught school for many years, she had accumulated numerous children's books that Elaine and I were allowed to sit quietly and properly to read. When entering the house by rear entrance, after passing the porch, the aroma from the kitchendirected your nose to the next room, which was the dining room and "sitting room" for everyone. The extended dining room table seated six and even eight on occasions. A huge fireplace was located in this room and Grandmother's old leather and oak trimmed chair occupied the corner by the fireplace. Since she could not hear well at all, plus blind in one eye, we each knew our seating arrangement near her, which was a circlein the following order: Mama sat first, Elaine second, Eloise third, Daddy fourth, Aunt Lelia fifth and Aunt Maude sixth unless she was in her room preparing for school. We sat very quietly, listened carefully and knelt at her chair if she were speaking directly. She and Mama were excellent seamstresses and Grandmother wanted to feel and make every effort to examine our clothes. Unlimited respect was shared between her and my Daddy because both were "business-minded and honorable." Aunt Lelia was lots of fun and always gave us tea cakes wrapped in a starched white cloth as we were leaving....
    Love to you,
    ; Witness=Lelia Eugenia Griffin, Witness=Mattie Maude Griffin

Family: William Henry Griffin b. 20 Oct 1847, d. 21 Feb 1924


  1. Clarissa's middle name, Eugenia, was from Queen Victoria Eugenia, Queen of England.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    courtesty of the late Ellaree (Dean) Speer.
  3. [S1880] 1880 Census, Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: 8; Family History Film: 1254008; Page: 129C; Enumeration District: 040; Image: 0025.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    W. H. Griffin     32
    C. E. Griffin     30
    Dorah Griffin     11
    J. O. Griffin     9
    R. L. Griffin     7
    S. A. Griffin     6
    J. T. Griffin     4
    L. E. Griffin     2.
  4. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    courtesy of the late Joe Inzer Griffin.
  5. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: 9; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1240009.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William Griffin     52
    Eugenia Griffin     52
    Thomas Griffin     24
    Robert Griffin     27
    Lelia Griffin     22
    Joseph Griffin     19
    George Griffin     17
    Mattie Maud Griffin     16
    Myrtle Griffin     13.
  6. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    courtesy of Ellaree Dean Speer.
  7. [S1], Public Member Trees.

John Glenn

M, b. circa 1740, d. 1805
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2019
  • Biography*: John Glenn appears in Louisa Co. deed records as early as 1781. As a resident of Henrico Co. VA, he bought 200 acres in Louisa Co. on the Southanna River, for "8000 weight of crop of tobacco." He appears on Louisa Co. tax rolls between 1787 and 1800, the only years for which the records are extant. He was probably the John Glenn who married Mary Bolton in Louisa Co. in 1784. John is thought to be the one of New Kent Co. who was involved in a slave transaction in Louisa Co. in 1787, but who continued to reside in New Kent Co. (St. Peter's Parish Register, New Kent Co.) John Glenn was probably related to Jeremiah and Beverly Glenn of Louisa Co. All three owned land adjacent to a Richard Anderson in Louisa Co. (DB H-145,E-328,L-38) Jeremiah left a will in 1775 mentioning a son Beverly and other children. (WB 2-220) By 1800 Beverly was in Person Co. NC. In 1803 John Glenn emancipated his negro man, Jerry, "being fully aware of the impropriety of hereditary slavery." (DB J-529) John died in 1805, and his will mentions by name only his wife Mary and his two youngest sons, Joseph and Nathe, referring to the rest of this family as "all my children." (WB 5-430)
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1740
  • Marriage*: say 1764; Principal=Sarah (?)1
  • Marriage*: say 1776; Principal=Mary Thomas1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1805; Louisa Co., Virginia
  • (Testator) Will*: 1805; Louisa Co., Virginia; Will of John Glenn, Louisa County Will Book 5, page 430, September 1805:

    I desire that a title be made by Thomas Johnson son of James for the 100 & 80 acres I purchased of him to my two youngest sons Joseph and Nathe -- but the land is not theirs until the death of my wife

    I give the above land to my wife Mary during her lilfe

    I desire that my just deats be paid and I give the remainder of my estate to my wife Mary during her life and at her death all of it to be sold by my executors and divided equally among all my children

    Having sold the land whereon I now live to Thomas Johnson, son of the sheriff I empower my executors to convey it to him

    I appoint my friend James Poindexter as executor

    Witnesses: Frances Johnson, John Poindexter, Rhoda Johnson2

Family 1: Sarah (?) b. s 1741

Family 2: Mary Thomas b. s 1744

Family 3:


  1. [S450] Glenn Paul e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2011,.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

John Glenn

M, b. between 1768 and 1772, d. 20 August 1828
  • Last Edited: 11 Sep 2020
  • Biography*: John Glenn first appears on the Louisa Co. VA tax rolls for personal property in 1790, when he was listed in Garrett's District as the son of John Glenn. He married Mary "Polly" Brooks in 1793, and the couple apparently left Louisa Co. in 1794, as he is not mentioned in the tax records in 1795 or thereafter. But he seems to have remained elsewhere in Virginia at least until 1802, as his daughters born in 1800 and 1802 both give their birthplace as Virginia. Unfortunately the 1800 census of Virginia is lost.

    In 1806 he appears for the first time in tax records in Oglethorpe Co. GA. Tax records show that his brother William left Louisa Co. in 1789 and was in Oglethorpe Co. GA by 1795, that being the earliest year for which tax records are extant. Another brother may have been Thomas Glenn, who married in Oglethorpe in 1807 and died there in 1843. Simeon Glenn, perhaps a brother also, was in Louisa Co. as late as 1805, according to deed records there. John Glenn died in Oglethorpe Co. GA in 1828, leaving a will.
  • (Child) Birth*: between 1768 and 1772; Virginia1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 December 1793; Louisa Co., Virginia; Bride=Mary Brooks
  • (Testator) Will*: 18 February 1828; Oglethorpe Co., Georgia; Will of John Glenn, Senior
    Oglethorpe County, Georgia
    February 28, 1828; Proved September 1, 1828;
    Recorded September 4, 1828
    Will Book C, Page 51f.

    State of Georgia
    Oglethorpe County

    I, John GLENN Senior of the said State and County Considering the
    uncertainty of my mortal life and being of sound mind and memory blessed be
    Almighty god for the same, do make and publish this my last will and
    Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first: I give
    and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary GLENN all that tract of land
    whereon I now live with the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and
    being in the County and State aforesaid adjoining Edward POE and others,
    also five Negroes. Namely one Negroe boy named ANTHONY and four other
    Negroes of her own choice of my Estate and Two good horses to have and to
    hold during her Natural life or widowhood and after her marriage or death
    to revert to my Estate, also it is my will that after my two Daughters,
    namely Mary B. GLENN and Martha Jane GLENN which has not received any part
    of Estate is made equal with those of my children which has received a
    part of my Estate that my said wife Mary GLENN have all the house hold and
    kitchen furniture at her disposal to use and give of to her children as she
    thinks best and as many of the horned cattle, hogs and sheap, plantation
    tools of as may be deemed sufficient and comfortable support for her as
    above mentioned to be judged by her and my other Executors and also one
    years production of the ____ of Oren HART.

    Secondly, it is my will that after my just debts is paid that all the
    balance or remaining part of my property be equally divided between all
    my children either by sale or otherwise.

    Thirdly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Mary GLENN and my two
    sons William GLENN and Thomas M. GLENN my lawful Executors in witness
    whereof I have herewith set my hand and affix my seal this Eighteenth day
    of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty

    John GLENN, Senr. (seal)
    Sealed, Signed in the present of us.
    Hughes ROBERTS
    Martin TILLER

    Oglethorpe County
    September Term 1828
    Personally appeared in Open Court, Hughes ROBERTS and Martin
    TILLER, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will and after being
    duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw the within named John GLENN
    Senr. Sign and Seal publish and declare the within instrument to be his
    last Will & Testament and at the time of his so doing he was of sound
    mind and memory to the best of our knowledge and belief so help us God.

    This 1st September 1828
    Sworn to & Subscribed in Open Court
    Hughes ROBERTS
    Martin TILLER

    Recorded 4th September 1828


    (Transcribed by: Gordon Thornton)

    Bond regarding John Glenn Estate Jan 1831 Oglethorpe Co, GA

    Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Orr Zacheriah Wise Jonathan
    Gibson Robert Howard and Berry Hartsfield are held and firmly bound unto
    William Glenn, Mary Glenn and Thomas Glenn Joint exectuors to the last will
    and testament of John Glenn deceasd. in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars
    of good and lawful money which payment we bind ourselves verily and severally
    well and truly to make whreof we have hereunto Set our hands and seals this
    Day of January 1831. The conditions of the above is such that it appears by
    the last will and testament of the above John Glenn dcd. that Lucy Ham being a
    daughter of said John Glenn and haveing deceased before her father and leaving
    three children lawful heirs of her body and by the said will they being
    deprived of any part of said estate of said John Glenn and believing it to be
    his wish that the above children should share equal as one legatiee in said
    Estate to their mothers part of said estate and we the above bound persons
    do fully authorize the above named executors to give unto said Lucy Hams heirs
    a proportionable part as one legatee in the of said estate and in case
    either of us shall vary from the above agreement the above to be in full force
    against such of them as may vary individually or in case the whole shall vary
    from said agreement to be in force against the whole. On a to be void and
    of no effect. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed
    our seals this day of January 1831

    Jonathan Orr
    Johnathan Gibson
    Zacheriah Wise
    Berry Hartsfield
    Robert Howard

    Acknowledged before me this 4th May 1832 by
    Berry Hartsfield
    Robert Howard
    Wm. W. Davenport J.P.

    Recorded this 10th May 1832
    John Landrum Clk.

    Oglethorpe County Deed Book "N", p390
  • (Deceased) Death*: 20 August 1828; Oglethorpe Co., Georgia
  • Burial*: say 23 August 1828; Glenn Family Cemetery, Point Peter, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia2
  • Research Note*: 11 September 2020; John's descendants have autosomal DNA matches with Joseph, William, Thomas, and Simeon, all sons of John Glenn Sr. Only Joseph and Nathe are mentioned in John Sr.'s will.3

Family: Mary Brooks b. 1772, d. 14 Aug 1858


  1. [S450] Glenn Paul e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2011,.
  2. [S3], .
    Find A Grave Memorial# 91742012.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Mary Brooks

F, b. 1772, d. 14 August 1858
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2018
  • Biography*: Copy of a letter from John C. Orr to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Orr. John C. was grandson of Christopher Orr, and grandson of John and Mary Brooks Glenn.

    Oglethorpe, Ga. Dec. 21st, 1842
    Dear Papa and Mama,
    With pleasure I now write you a few lines to inform you that I, together with the relations, are all well at this time. I arrived here on Saturday. I left Coweta on Tuesday and left them all well. I did not come by Uncle Zacharriah's [Zachariah Wise] but I expect to return that way. Crops have been very good in this country this year from two to three thousand pounds of cotton per acre.

    I have been over to Elbert and got back to Grand Ma Ma's [Mary Brooks Glenn] yesterday. I expect to go to Uncle Robert Barber's today. I should have written sooner but I expected to Athens and put
    the letter in the office there. [Note: "go to" was omitted in the last sentence.] Cousin Mary Ann Wise left here about two weeks ago. She stayed with Grand Mother [Mary Brooks Glenn] about
    three months. She is not married yet. Cousin Lucy [probably Lucy Hamm] is not married either. Uncle William [Glenn] has eleven children. He says sage fields are very good to raise children. He
    is very grey and has broken very much. He says he is very anxious to come to see you but is not able - - - I am now at Grand Ma Ma's. Cousins Thomas and William [Thomas and William Wise?] stayed here last night and have just left.

    Page 2     I expect to be at home about the 22d of January. I expect to leave here about the 2d. Grand Ma Ma is in tolerable good health at this time. She sends her love to you all and says she is very thankful to you for sending me to see her. Nothing more, but remains your affectionate son
    John C. Orr

    The letter was enclosed in a sheet of paper, which was folded (no envelope) and addressed to: Mr. Jonathan Orr Morgan City Houston's Store, Alabama

    Note:     There was little, or no, punctuation in the letter. The writing was a beautiful Spencerian script.

    Source: The History and Genealogy of some pioneer Northern Alabama Families, as compiled by Mary Novella Gibson-Brittain, Marie Brittain Craig, and Marjorie Craig Churchill.
  • Name-Comm: Polly
  • (Child) Birth*: 1772; Louisa Co., Virginia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 23 December 1793; Louisa Co., Virginia; Groom=John Glenn
  • Married Name: 23 December 1793; Glenn
  • Photographed*: circa 1857; Oglethorpe Co., Georgia; According to an unknown source in an Ancestry Public Member Tree, this is a known photo of William Glenn, and the woman is thought to be his mother, Mary Brooks Glenn.; Son=William Glenn1,2
    Mary Brooks Glenn & son William Glenn
  • (Deceased) Death*: 14 August 1858; Oglethorpe Co., Georgia; cemetery stone apparently has 4 Aug 1859
  • Burial*: say 17 August 1858; Glenn Family Cemetery, Point Peter, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia3

Family: John Glenn b. bt 1768 - 1772, d. 20 Aug 1828


  1. [S1], Public Member Trees.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
  3. [S3], .
    Find A Grave Memorial# 91742032.

Catherine Thompson Glenn

F, b. 2 April 1802, d. 5 July 1883
  • Last Edited: 23 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 2 April 1802; Virginia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 18 December 1821; Wilkes Co., Georgia; Groom=Zachariah Wise
  • Married Name: 18 December 1821; Wise
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Pike Co., Georgia; also listed was a George Wise, age 7/12; household member=John S. Wise, household member=Thomas H. Wise, household member=Caroline Lenore Wise, household member=William E. Wise, household member=Robert J. Wise, household member=Julia Katherine Wise, household member=William G. Knott, household member=Martha Eleanor Wise, household member=Sarah Jane Wise1
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Spalding Co., Georgia; household member=Julia Katherine Wise2
  • (household member) 1870 Census: 1 June 1870; Danville, Morgan Co., Alabama; head of family=Caroline Lenore Wise3
  • Letter Text*: 8 April 1873; Danville, Morgan Co., Alabama; Letter from Catherine Thompson Glenn Wise to Mary Ann Wise Griffin

    Danville, Ala
    April 8, 1873

    Dear Children and grandchildren,

    It has bin so long since I wrote to or recived a line from any of you I hardly know how to commence. But will say they or all well here -- but myself I am not well never expect to be any more. I had hoped to see some of you out here before now. Matt [Knott] wrote me you was going to let Jimmie and Sallie [Griffin] come. I had intended to try and gaw home with them. You have put it off til I am too old and feeble now. I am not able to travel -- and my income has been so badly neglected since I left Georgia I have no money to travel on. Mr. Beck does not look after my interest. He has sold my house for one thousand dollar in two payments without interest, five hundred last Christmas, and five hundred next -- when to loan the money and the interest to my support -- but when the first payment was made I only got something over three hundred. They had paid it out for tax fee for collecting and Dr. Bell Sohnellcare had got up against me. I had plenty due me there to pay all tax and everything but they chase to pay the house money that was only my life-time propity -- it has trouble me greatly. I have lined the little they sent me at ten percent. I don't get one cent from their and thirty dollars is a poor living far one old person. Now Mr. Griffin, I never intend to make a title if the time comes in my life unless they pay back the money they used. I hope you will look after it. I don't want all I worked for to be taken from you all. Now Mr. Griffin as you are the oldest male member of the family, will you please tell me if I can get back the money that I meant to remain for my children. If I should live to be called on to make a deed -- the old place has not payed me one cent in two years and the house has not payed anything last year and yet I have to pay a tax of forty or fifty dollars a year. Don't you say something ought to be done?

    I am den and the people of Griffin know it and mean to have the little that is left. Ann, please write to your old mother. I may never see you again in this world but hope to meet you beyond this vail of tears, whair we will praise God more perfect in that better world. Send your chidlren to see me if you can't come yourself. I had letters from John [Wise]
    and Matt [Knott] last week, Matt's health is still bad. You will please excuse this short letter. You see I can't write much, but write hoping Mr Griffin will look after this matter. Good bye.

    C. T. Wise [Catherine Thompson Glenn Wise]

    P. S. Send me yours and Simons pictures4
  • (mother-in-law) 1880 Census: 1 June 1880; Danville, Morgan Co., Alabama; head of family=Stephen W. Simpson5
  • (Deceased) Death*: 5 July 1883; Danville, Morgan Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: Catherine Thompson Glenn, the daughter of John Glenn and Mary Brooks, was born in 1802, and gave her place of birth as Virginia on three censuses. She married Zachariah Wise in Oglethorpe Co. GA in 1821, and the couple lived there and in Jasper Co. GA before moving to Pike Co. GA. Zachariah died in Griffin, GA, in 1847. Catherine was listed there in the 1850 census, and was on the 1860 census in Spaulding Co., which was formed from Pike. In 1855 she applied for bounty land based on her husband's service in the War of 1812. By 1870 she had joined two of her sisters, Susan Ann (Mrs. Jonathan Gibson) and Sarah Allen (Mrs. Jonathan Orr) in Morgan Co. AL. She appears on the census that year in the home of her daughter, Carrie, widow of Daniel Johnson. We have a copy of a letter she wrote in 1873 to her daughter, Mary Ann (Wise) Griffin, in which she mentioned financial worries and poor health. Kathryn R. Allen (Mrs. U.M. Allen) of Memphis, TN, has the original, which was found in the Robert Griffin family Bible. By 1880, Carrie had remarried, to Stephen W. Simpson, a merchant, and Catherine was in the Simpson household. She was granted a pension that year of eight dollars a month based on her husband's military service, retroactive to 1878 when the pension act was passed. The application includes many details and mentions that the infirmities of old age prevented her from traveling the 13 miles to the county seat to appear in person concerning her application. She died in 1883 and is buried in Orr Cemetery, where her two sisters and their husbands also lie. The cemetery is on Stephenson Road off Highway 36 and is described (1983) as "grown up with vines and briars and very snaky." (Morgan Co. AL Cemeteries Vol. II)

Family: Zachariah Wise b. 21 Apr 1795, d. 8 Apr 1847


  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, District 68, Pike, Georgia; Roll: M432_80; Page: 197B; Image: 406.

    Name:     Catherine G. Wise
    Age:     49
    Birth Year:     abt 1801
    Birthplace:     Virginia
    Home in 1850:     District 68, Pike, Georgia
    Gender:     Female
    Family Number:     1056
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Catherine G. Wise     49
    John Wise      18
    Thomas Wise     16
    Caroline Wise     14
    William Wise     12
    Robert Wise     9
    Julia Wise      6
    William Knot     31
    Martha Knot     21
    Jane Askew     23
    George Wise     7/12.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, District 1001, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: M653_136; Page: 183; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 803136.

    Name:     Catherine T Wise
    Age in 1860:     58
    Birth Year:     abt 1802
    Birthplace:     Virginia
    Home in 1860:     District 1001, Spalding, Georgia
    Gender:     Female
    Post Office:     Griffin
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Catherine S Wise     58
    Kate J Wise     15.
  3. [S1870] 1870, Census, Danville, Morgan, Alabama; Roll: M593_32; Page: 4B; Image: 376; Family History Library Film: 545531.

    Name:     Carry Johnson
    Age in 1870:     33
    Birth Year:     abt 1837
    Birthplace:     Georgia
    Home in 1870:     Danville, Morgan, Alabama
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Post Office:     Danville

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Carry Johnson     33
    Charley Johnson     11
    Mary Johnson     7
    Catharine Wise     67
    Carry Umphres     30
    Le Umphres     6
    Henry Umphres     4
    Bovell Umphres     2.
  4. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    This was transcribed in 1977 by Lewis Griffin at the home of Kathryn Reeves Allen in Alexander City, AL, from the original, which was kept in the Robert Lee Griffin Family Bible, which was also in her possession. Kathryn died in 2001, and the Bible, and presumably the old letter, were inherited by her daughter, Jane Allen Rogers, of Memphis, TN.
  5. [S1880] 1880 Census, Morgan, Alabama; Roll: 27; Family History Film: 1254027; Page: 94B; Enumeration District: 265; .

    Name:     Stephen Simpson
    Age:     56
    Birth Year:     abt 1824
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home in 1880:     Morgan, Alabama
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Carrie L. Simpson
    Father's Birthplace:     Maryland
    Mother's Birthplace:     Alabama
    Occupation:     Merchant

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Stephen Simpson     56
    Carrie L. Simpson     42
    Walter Simpson     24
    William Simpson     23
    Danie Johnson     17
    John S. Echols     26
    Catherine Wise     70
    Martain Mc Daniel     53
    Columbus Hadder     22.

Zachariah Wise

M, b. 21 April 1795, d. 8 April 1847
  • Last Edited: 24 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 21 April 1795; Wilkes Co., Georgia1
  • War*: between 1812 and 1814; Zachariah Wise served in the War of 1812 in Captain John C. Little's Company, Georgia Militia2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 18 December 1821; Wilkes Co., Georgia; Bride=Catherine Thompson Glenn
  • Deed*: 16 September 1839; Henry Co., Georgia; 2. pg. 48 - Deed Book J pg 16-9 - Henry County, September 16, 1839. Zachariah Wise of Pike County, security on promisory note for James M. Bridges of Henry County in the amount of $580, do bargain and sell to Zachariah Wise a certain negro boy named Joseph 15 years old. Recorded October 12, 1839.
  • Will*: 22 June 1846; Pike Co., Georgia; Will of Zachariah Wise

    State of Georgia, Pike County

    Know all men by these presents that I Zachariah Wise of the County and State aforesaid being sound in Mind and Memory though on the decline of life and in ..... health and knowing as I do that it is appointed unto man to dye and no one knoweth the day or the hour and sooner or later I must go the way of all the earth and being possessed of some effects in which the allmighty has ben pleased to bless me with think proper at this time being sound in Mind and Memory to make some disposition of the Same in regulating my temporal affairs and this being my last will and Testament

    now for the love and tender affections for my beloved wife Catharine T. Wise I will and bequeath unto her all my Estate both real and personal during her lilfe time or widowhood to have and to hold and to give off such of the same to each of my children that are unmarried such as She thinks she can best spare or to make up to them as they marry or become of age so as those who are now with us and after being shared shall be equal to those that have married

    and at her death should she die my widow without marrying again then for my property to be equally divided between all my children

    or should my wife Catharine T. Wise marry again then and in that Case for all my property both real and personal to be equally divided between her and each of my Children after those of my Children that are unmarried and that are now with me and my wife Catherine T. Wise shall have as much made up to them so as to be equal with those that have married

    and I hereby appoint my wife Catharine T. Wise my lawful Executrix to Carry out this my last will and Testament in keeping all my property together and distributing as above directed this 22 day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six

    Zachariah Wise (L. S.)

    Signed in presence of
    Wm Dismukes
    Thos Thrower
    D. N. Quinn

    State of Georgia, Pike County

    We William Dismukes and Thomas Thrower do Solomly Swear that we Saw Zachariah Wise publish and declare this writing to be and Contain his will and at the time thereof he was of suond disposing mind and memory and that he did it freely without Compulsion to the best of our knowledge and that we saw D. N. Quinn sign the same as witness this Jan 10th 1848

    Wm Dismukes
    Thos Thrower

    Attest in open Court
    Wiley E. Mangham, C. C. O.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 8 April 1847; Griffin, Pike Co., Georgia

Family: Catherine Thompson Glenn b. 2 Apr 1802, d. 5 Jul 1883


  1. [S6] First Families of Henry County, GA, p.93.
  2. [S1] War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.
  3. [S1] Pike Co. GA Record of Wills, Vol. C., page 17
    as found on

Richardson Brooks1

M, b. say 1735, d. 1799
  • Last Edited: 2 Jun 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1735; Hanover Co., Virginia2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1758; Virginia; Bride=Lucy Mallory
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1799; Louisa Co., Virginia
  • Biography*: 28 January 2019; Richardson owned land in Louisa County sometime before 1787 when he sold 65 acres on Little River for 65 pds. to Nelson Berkley in October 1787.

    In April 1789 he bought 150 acres for $65 from Henry Mallory in Trinity Parish, Louisa Co.

    Richardson witnessed a deed for Henry Mallory in January 1788. And Henry Mallory bought 164 acres from Richardson's son James in 1805.

    Richardson died in 1799. An inventory of his estate was made and appraised on June 6, 1799 by John Mitchell, B. Winston, John Overton, and James Winston. The actual inventory has not been found.2,3
  • Research Note*: 2 June 2019; That Richardson Brooks was the son of Richard Brooks III, is based entirely on his geographical location in that part of Hanover County which later became Louisa County. There are no specific associations in deeds or other records with any of other children of Richard Brooks III. He was probably from that same Brooks family, but his exact descent is unknown and upproven.3,2

Family: Lucy Mallory b. c 1740, d. a 1792


  1. [S7] Bruce Montgomery Edwards, The Brooks of Virginia, p.20.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
  3. [S7] Bruce Montgomery Edwards, The Brooks of Virginia, page 20.

Lucy Mallory

F, b. circa 1740, d. after 1792
  • Last Edited: 6 Jan 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1740; Virginia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1758; Virginia; Groom=Richardson Brooks
  • Married Name: circa 1758; Brooks
  • Death*: after 1792; Virginia
  • Note*: 4 January 2018; Lucy (Mallory) Brooks is our connection to Capt. Roger Mallory, who is a "gateway ancestor" to England and to royalty there. Her connection to Roger can be found in an article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, in June 1973, entitled "Descendants of Captain Roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham. This article chronicles everyone who was mentioned in a lawsuit filed in 1758 by descendants in Virginia, concerning "John Mallory, late of London, citizen and leatherseller." This is a remarkable and extensive deposition, with details a great many early descendants of Roger Mallory, including our Lucy.1,2

Family: Richardson Brooks b. s 1735, d. 1799


  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
  2. [S13] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1973, "Descendants of captain roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham.

Richard Brooks III

M, b. say 1698, d. after 1764
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1698; New Kent Co., Virginia1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1719; New Kent Co., Virginia; Bride=Elizabeth (?)
  • Death*: after 1764; Mecklenberg Co., Virginia3
  • Biography*: 2 June 2019; From The Brooks Family of Virginia: Richard Brooks III, son of Richard Jr. and his wife Mary, was born about 1705 - 1710 in Hanover County [about 1698 seems more probable to me, in order to fit in the children who are thought to be his. -- LWG]. He received a grant on 25 August 1731 of 400 acres on both sides of Dirty Swamp. It was in Hanover County at the time, but in Louisa County by 1742.

    On 13 June 1743 Richard and his wife Elizabeth gave eight acres of their 400 acres to their daughter Sarah and son-in-law Nicholas Gentry Jr. On the same day they gave to their daughter Sarah and son-in-law David Gentry 100 acres. The two young men [young based on their birth dates from parish registers -- LWG] were probably brothers, sons of Nicholas Gentry who owned several tracts of land just inside the new Louisa line near the Hanover border and the Little River.

    On 26 July 1748 Richard Brooks III and Elizabeth his wife sold the remaining 292 acres on Dirty Swamp to John Starke for ninety-six pounds. About a month later, on 22 August, David Gentry and his wife sold their 100 acres to brother John Brooks. The family was preparing to leave Louisa County They did not actually leave for at least a year, for Richard witnessed some indenture papers along with John Starke, to whom he had sold his farm, in April of 1749. Again on 27 June Richard witnessed a deed. The next record of the family was after they had moved to the northern portion of Lunenburg County. Again the formation of new counties caught up with them, and in 1764 the part they were living in was incorporated in Mecklenburg's borders.

    The children posited for Richard Brooks III in "The Brooks Family of Virginia" are Mary, Sarah, Elisha, Richard IV, Thomas, Arthur, John, and Richardson. The only two children actually mentioned in deeds as daughters of Richard III are Sarah and Mary. The other children are all known only by association with these two. Of these, Thomas, Arthur and Richardson have little evidence of relationship other than proximity to the others mentioned.

    For an alternative view of this family, see:,2

Family: Elizabeth (?) b. s 1700


  1. [S7] Bruce Montgomery Edwards, The Brooks of Virginia.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
  3. [S7] Bruce Montgomery Edwards, The Brooks of Virginia, pages 17-19.

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. say 1700
  • Last Edited: 9 Jun 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: say 17001
  • (Bride) Marriage*: say 1719; New Kent Co., Virginia; Groom=Richard Brooks III
  • Married Name: say 1719; Brooks
  • Research Note*: 9 June 2019; This writer has no primary evidence at this point that Elizabeth's maiden name was Caine, or that she had children or grandchildren with the middle name of Caine. Others on the internet offer this as a possibility.2

Family: Richard Brooks III b. s 1698, d. a 1764


  1. [S7] Bruce Montgomery Edwards, The Brooks of Virginia.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Thomas Mallory

M, b. circa 1702
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2019

Family: Lucy Richardson b. s 1703


  1. [S13] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1973, "Descendants of captain roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham.

Thomas Mallory

M, b. circa 1677, d. circa 1750
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2019

Family: Elizabeth Higgason b. c 1675


  1. [S13] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1973, "Descendants of captain roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham.

Elizabeth Higgason

F, b. circa 1675
  • Last Edited: 6 Jan 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1675
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1700; Groom=Thomas Mallory1
  • Married Name: circa 1700; Mallory

Family: Thomas Mallory b. c 1677, d. c 1750


  1. [S13] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1973, "Descendants of captain roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham.

Capt. Roger Mallory

M, b. circa 1650, d. after 1705
  • Last Edited: 6 Jan 2019
  • Biography*: Roger Mallory obtained a grant of land in Virginia in 1660. His uncle,, the Rev. Philip Mallory, also willed to him all his plantations in Virginia. He settled in that part of New Kent County, VA, which later became King and Queen County and still later King William County. He was a Justice of New Kent County in 1680, and as late as 1690 (VA Magazine, Jan 1894, and Apr 1899), and of King and Queen County in 1693. In April 1688 he received by patent a grant of 2514 acres in St. John's Parish in New Kent County, on the south side of the Mattapony River, for the transport of 51 persons. In April 1698, Roger, referred to as "Gentleman," received by patent a grant of 300 acres "lying in King and Queen County, formerly in New Kent County." In 1704, Roger Mallory was a Justice of King William County (VA Mag, Apr 1901). See "Genealogy of the Mallory Family," published by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1955 (also on LDS microfilm).
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 16501
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1705; King William Co., Virginia1



  1. [S13] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1973, "Descendants of captain roger Mallory of Virginia," by Peter Wilson Coldham.

Thomas Mallory

M, b. circa 1605, d. 1671
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2006

Family 1: Frances (?) b. s 1605

Family 2: Mary Oldfield b. c 1615

Family 3: Jane (?) b. s 1605


  1. [S319] Gary Boyd Roberts, Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants.

Mary Oldfield

F, b. circa 1615
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2006
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=Thomas Mallory
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1615
  • Married Name: circa 1642; Mallory

Family: Thomas Mallory b. c 1605, d. 1671

Rev. Thomas Mallory D. D., Dean of Chester1

M, b. circa 1566, d. 1644
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2006
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1566
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1600; Bride=Elizabeth Vaughn
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1644

Family: Elizabeth Vaughn b. c 1573


  1. [S288] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry.
    Page 559.

Elizabeth Vaughn

F, b. circa 1573
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Rev. Thomas Mallory D. D., Dean of Chester b. c 1566, d. 1644

Sir William Mallory Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire1

M, b. 1530, d. say 20 March 1602
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2006

Family: Ursula Gale b. 1531, d. bt 1586 - 1603


  1. [S288] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry.
    Page 559.

Ursula Gale1

F, b. 1531, d. between 1586 and 1603
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2014


  1. [S111] LDS FamilySearch,,.
  2. [S288] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry.
    Page 559.

Right Rev. Richard Vaughan D. D., Bishop of Bangor, Chester & London1

M, b. circa 1550, d. circa 1607
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2006

Family: Jane Bower b. s 1550


  1. [S288] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry.
    Page 559.