Descendants of Stephen CODY

Generation No. 1

1.  STEPHEN CODY was born 1818 in Ashville, Buncombe Co, NC, and died Apr 10, 1901.

    He married ELIZABETH DAVIS. She was born 1818 in Statesville, Iredell Co, NC,

    and died Jan 16, 1888 in Sevier Co, TN.



    2.  i. ANDREW JACKSON CODY, b. Jan 26, 1841, Cocke Co, TN; d. 1928, Tipton Co, TN.

Generation No. 2

2.  ANDREW JACKSON CODY was born Jan 26, 1841 in Cocke Co, TN, and died 1928

    in Tipton Co, TN. He married (1) SARAH KEITH Apr 19, 1865. She was born

    Feb 15, 1849, and died Feb 11, 1874. He married (2) NANCY JANE HUFFMAN

    HARRIS Oct 15, 1874.  She was born 1853 in TN, and died 1909.


    Census: 1880 Tipton Co, TN Dist:2 ED:154 PG:316 FN:196


    Children of ANDREW CODY and SARAH KEITH are:

        i.     LAURA CODY, b. May 21, 1866.

        ii.    SARAH EMELINE CODY, b. Jan 18, 1868.

    3.  iii.   WILLIAM THOMAS CODY, b. Aug 09, 1870, NC; d. 1920, Tipton Co, TN.

        iv.    NOAH PATTERSON CODY, b. Dec 08, 1873; d. Jun 20, 1874.


    Children of ANDREW CODY and NANCY HARRIS are:

        v.     GEORGE M. DALLAS CODY, b. Aug 31, 1875; d. May 25, 1900.

        vi.    MARGARET ANN CODY, b. Aug 1879.

        vii.   MARIAH ELISABETH CODY, b. Sep 24, 1881; m. JAMES NEDDY MARTIN,

               1904 Tipton Co, TN.

        viii.  JOHN CODY, b. Apr 10, 1885; d. Jan 17, 1886.

        ix.    JAMES ROBERT CODY, b. Oct 02, 1888.

4.      x.     LOLA BERTHA CODY, b. Dec 07, 1896, Tipton Co, TN; d. Oct 15, 1984, MI.

Generation No. 3

3.  WILLIAM THOMAS CODY was born Aug 09, 1870 in NC, and died 1920 in 

    Tipton Co, TN. He married LAURA MAX Nov 24, 1895 in Tipton Co, TN,

    daughter of WILLIAM and SARAH MAX. She was born Sep 02, 1868 in

    Tipton Co, TN, and died Jul 17, 1932 in Tipton Co, TN.


    Census: 1900, Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:125 PG:11B

    Notes for LAURA MAX:



    CARD OF THANKS--It is our sad privilege at this time to express

    our appreciation of the kindness shown us during the time of the

    recent death of our mother,Mrs.Laura Elizabeth Max CODY.

    Friends and neighbors were unusually kind; Drs.DAVID & CURRIE as

    attentive as possible;and Rev.S B MORRISON & Rev.W C THARP very

    comforting. Mrs.Lillie CANNON,Mrs.Willie LITTLE, Mrs.Hozella

    GRIFFIN,Bryan CODY, Grandchildren.


    died at her home near Garland Sunday,July 17th.Funeral services

    were conducted in the Garland Methodist Church Sunday afternoon

    by Rev.S B MORRISON,pastor,assisted by Rev.W C TARP,pastor of the

    Garland Baptist Church,interment occurred in Shiloh cemetery.

    Mrs.CODY was born September 2nd,1868,in this county. She married

    in 1888 to Taylor MONTGOMERY,to this union three children were

    born. Mr.MONTGOMERY died in 1892.On November 24th,1895, she

    married W T CODY,to this union three children being born also.

    Mr.CODY preceeded her to the grave by 12 years. Surviving are

    three daughters,Mrs.Willie LITTLE,Mrs.Hazelle GRIFFIN and

    Mrs.Lille CANNON; one son, Bryan CODY and 13 grandchildren.

    More About LAURA MAX:

    Burial: Shiloh Cem., Tipton, Co, TN


    Children of WILLIAM CODY and LAURA MAX are:

        i.     BRYSON CODY.

        ii.    WILLIE CODY, b. Sep 1896.

    5.  iii.   HAZELLA ANN CODY, b. Feb 09, 1900, Tipton Co, TN;

               d. Oct 11, 1980, Shelby Co, TN.

4.  LOLA BERTHA CODY was born Dec 07, 1896 in Tipton Co, TN, and died

    Oct 15, 1984 in Michigan. She married (1) LONA LANGFORD Abt. 1916.

    She married (2) WELLS COLLAR May 1926. He was born 1876, and died 1959.


    Children of LOLA CODY and LONA LANGFORD are:

        i.     THOMAS JACKSON LANGFORD, b. 1917, TN; d. 1944, LA.

               Notes for THOMAS COLLAR: Was killed during WW2 in Louisiana

               in 1944. He was in the air force and was on a training mission

               before being sent overseas and 2 planes collided in a fog and

               he was killed.

        ii.    CHARLES EDWARD LANGFORD, b. 1919, TN; d. 1979.


    Children of LOLA CODY and WELLS COLLAR are:

        iii.   WELLS COLLAR, JR., b. Morenci, MI; d. Nov 2002, FL.

Generation No. 4

5.  HAZELLA ANN CODY was born Feb 09, 1900 in Tipton Co, TN, and died

    Oct 11, 1980 in Shelby Co, TN. She married DAVID ROBERT GRIFFIN

    1916 in Tipton Co, TN, son of MARION GRIFFIN and BONNIE BURG.

    He was born Sep 1897 in Tipton Co, TN, and died Dec 07, 1945 in 

    Memphis, TN.

    Notes for HAZELLA ANN CODY:

    Obit - Sunday Oct. 12, 1980

    Memphis Commerical Appeal

    MRS. HAZELLA C. GRIFFIN, 80, of 3917 Twinmont, widow of David Robert

    Griffin, died yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital. Services will be at

    11 a.m. tomorrow at Maley Funeral Home in Covington, Tenn., with

    burial in Munford (Tenn.) Cemetery. She leaves three daughters,

    Mrs. Lois Holland and Mrs. Bobbie Marciszewski, both of Memphis, and

    Mrs. Ruby Knight of Slayden, Miss.; three sons, R.B. Griffin and

    Troy Griffin, both of Birmingham, and Morris Griffin of Covington,

    and a brother, Bryson Cody of Garland, Tenn.

    More About HAZELLA ANN CODY:

    Burial: Munford Cem., Tipton Co, TN


    Memphis Commercial Appeal - Saturday Dec. 8, 1945 - David Robert Griffin

    of 169 Jackson Ave. was found dead in the North Memphis Reservoir on Main

    between Greenlaw and Mill at 4:30 PM yesterday. Mr. Griffin was reported

    missing three days ago. The death is listed as a simple "drowning" but

    inspector Pete Wiebenga, Chief of the Homicide Bureau and Deputy

    Inspectors Larry Fox and James Hillin were continuing there investigation

    last night with the questioning of several witnesses.

    Inspector Wiebenga said last night that their investigation had disclosed

    no evidence of foul play. An autopsy will be performed at John Gaston

    Hospital. Mr. Griffin, which detectives estimated had been in the water

    48 hours was pronounced dead at 5:00PM at St. Joseph Hospital.

    Mr. Griffin formerly was an employee of Fisher Memphis Aircraft Division.

    He moved to Memphis three years ago from Covington, Tenn.

    Personal note by family: When he was found, his wallet was missing. The

    case was left unsolved.


    Burial: Munford Cem., Tipton Co, TN

    Census: 1920, Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:253 Sh1A


    Children of HAZELLA CODY and DAVID GRIFFIN are:

        i.     ROBERT BRIAN GRIFFIN, b. Nov 08, 1917, Tipton Co, TN;

               d. Dec 1985, Birmingham, AL.

        ii.    MORRIS A. GRIFFIN, b. 1921, Tipton Co, TN; d. Feb 07, 2003,

               Covington, Tipton Co, TN.

    6.  iii.   VERNON DEE GRIFFIN, b. Nov 02, 1924, Manila, AR;

               d. May 27, 1974, Memphis, TN.

        iv.    TROY GRIFFIN, b. Aug 13, 1927; d. Dec 06, 1996, Birmingham, AL.

        v.     Private

        vi.    Private

        vii.   Private

Generation No. 5

6.  VERNON DEE GRIFFIN was born Nov 02, 1924 in Manila, AR, and died May 27, 1974

    in Memphis, TN. He married JEAN MARIE FORBES 1946 in Hernando, MS, daughter

    of CHARLES FORBES and MARGARET LARKIN. She was born Apr 01, 1929 in Memphis,

    TN, and died Sep 15, 2000 in Memphis, TN.


    WW2 US Navy served on the US S New Jersey Battleship.

    Enlisted Jan. 25, 1943 Discharged Feb. 6, 1946.

    Service Vessels NTS, Great Lakes, ILL US S New Jersey ( BB62)

    Gunner's Mate Second Class ( Gunnery School Providence, RI)

    Commendation (Captain Carl F. Holden)

    Philippine Liberation 2 Stars

    Asiatic Pacific 1 Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars

    American Theatre, Good Conduct


    Burial: Calvary Cem., Memphis, TN


    Burial: Calvary Cem., Memphis, TN


1.  Death Certificate, Shelby Co, TN No. 80-033788.

2.  Death Certificate, Shelby Co, TN Rec. No:3986.

3.  Application for SS Number, Signed on 11/07/1940.

    Updated: Jun 20, 2004

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