Descendants of Richard GRIFFIN



Generation No. 1



1.  RICHARD GRIFFIN was born 1819 in SC, married ELIZABETH. She was born 1827 AL.



  Notes for RICHARD GRIFFIN:

  Census: 1850 Calhoun Co, AL Sub-Div:29 PG:372B FN:609

  Census: 1860 Benton Co, AL Ranges:5,6&7 PO:Peaks Hill, PG:618 FN:240

  Calhoun Co, AL was renamed to Benton Co, AL in 1858.

   

  Children of RICHARD GRIFFIN and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:

  2.  i.   JOHN B. GRIFFIN, b. Sep 12, 1847, Calhoun Co, AL; d. Aft. 1911.

     ii.   MARIE GRIFFIN, b. 1843, Calhoun Co, AL.

    iii.   LAURA A. GRIFFIN, b. 1845, Calhoun Co, AL.

     iv.   AMERIENS GRIFFIN, b. Dec 1849, Calhoun Co, AL.

      v.   VICTORIA GRIFFIN, b. 1853, Calhoun Co, AL.

     vi.   MARY GRIFFIN, b. 1856, Calhoun Co, AL.

    vii.   ELLEN GRIFFIN, b. Mar 1860, Benton Co, AL.





Generation No. 2



2.  JOHN B. GRIFFIN was born Sep 12, 1847 in Calhoun Co, AL, and died Aft. 1911

    Tipton Co, TN. He married MARY MAX Aug 08, 1871 in Tipton Co, TN. She was

    born 1855 in TN, and died Bet. 1887 - 1900 in TN.



  Notes for JOHN B. GRIFFIN:

  He is listed as a widow on the 1900 Census.

  Census: 1880 Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:154 PG:2

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

  Census: 1910 Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:292 PG:3B

  1863 joined Company A. 2nd Alabama Cav. C.S.A. 1863

  Migrated to TN in 1870

   

  Children of JOHN GRIFFIN and MARY MAX are:

  3.  i.   RICHARD GRIFFIN, b. Sep 1873, Tipton Co, TN.

  4. ii.   MARION LEE GRIFFIN, b. Oct 1874, Tipton Co, TN.

    iii.   SARAH E. GRIFFIN, b. 1879, Tipton Co, TN.

     iv.   WALTER GRIFFIN, b. Oct 1885, Tipton Co, TN.

      v.   TILDA GRIFFIN, b. Oct 1886, Tipton Co, TN.





Generation No. 3



3.  RICHARD GRIFFIN was born Sep 1873 in Tipton Co, TN. He married ETHEL L.

    UNKNOWN in 1895.  She was born Mar 1879 in TN.



  Notes for RICHARD GRIFFIN:

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

  Census: 1910 Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:292 PG:3B



  Children of RICHARD GRIFFIN and ETHEL UNKNOWN are:

      i.   BERTHA MAY GRIFFIN, b. Mar 1898, Tipton Co, TN.

     ii.   LUCY GRIFFIN, b. 1902, Tipton Co, TN.

    iii.   MORRIS GRIFFIN, b. Jul 21, 1907, Tipton Co, TN; d. Oct 1983, Mphs, TN.



4.  MARION LEE GRIFFIN was born Oct 1874 in Tipton Co, TN.  He married BONNIE LOIS 

    BURG Sep 25, 1892 in Tipton Co, TN. She was born Oct 1876 in Tipton Co, TN.



  Notes for MARION LEE GRIFFIN:

  1900 Tipton Co, TN Dist:3 ED:125 PG:13A

   

  Children of MARION GRIFFIN and BONNIE BURG are:

       i.  C. E. GRIFFIN, m. MR. BENTON.

      ii.  MYRTLE ORA GRIFFIN, b. Mar 20, 1894, Burlison, Tipton Co, TN;

           d. Feb 1975, Burlison, Tipton Co, TN; m. MR. BRADSHAW, Bef. 1945.

  5. iii.  DAVID ROBERT GRIFFIN, b. Sep 1897, Tipton Co, TN;

           d. Dec 07, 1945, Mphs, TN.





Generation No. 4



5.  DAVID ROBERT GRIFFIN was born Sep 1897 in Tipton Co, TN, and died Dec 07, 1945

    in Memphis, TN. He married HAZELLA ANN CODY 1916 in Tipton Co, TN, daughter of

    WILLIAM CODY and LAURA MAX. She was born Feb 09, 1900 in Tipton Co, TN, and

    died Oct 11, 1980 in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN. Both are buried at Munford Cem.,

    Tipton Co, TN.



  Notes for DAVID ROBERT GRIFFIN:

  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.

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



  Children of DAVID GRIFFIN and HAZELLA CODY are:

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

           d. Dec 1985, Birmingham, AL.

  6.  ii.  MORRIS A. GRIFFIN, b. 1921, Tipton Co, TN;

           d. Feb 07, 2003, Covington, Tipton Co, TN.

  7. 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.  MORRIS A. GRIFFIN was born 1921 in Tipton Co, TN, and died Feb 07, 2003 in

    Covington, Tipton Co, TN.  He married EVELYN PICKARD.  



7.  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. Both are buried at Calvary Cem., Memphis, TN.



  Notes for VERNON DEE GRIFFIN:

  WWII US Navy served on the USS 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) Shot down first Jap. plane

  Philippine Liberation 2 Stars, Asiatic Pacific 1 Silver Star,

  4 Bronze Stars, American Theatre, Good Conduct Medal



Updated: Oct 30, 2003


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