The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida


William David Griffin 
Born: August 23, 1857 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Died: January 4, 1940 in Davie, Broward County, Florida

William David Griffin (known as David) was born on August 23, 1857 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. He was the oldest of the nine children born to John Nelson Griffin (known as Nelson) and his first wife Mary Owens, born May 14, 1838 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky (the grand daughter of David Owen and Winefred Mullins).

On November 8, 1877 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, William David Griffin married Sarah Frances Owens, born July 1, 1858, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky (the great grand daughter of David Owen and Winefred Mullins). 

The 1900 Census for Magistrate District # 3, Livingston, Rockcastle County, Kentucky lists William David Griffin and Sarah Frances Owens and their four children.

These editions of the Mt Vernon Signal show the family’s relocation to Jellico, Tennessee:
· September 21, 1906 “PIN HILL NEWS: Mr. David Griffin and wife visited in Corbin last week.”
· October 26, 1906 “PINE HILL NEWS: David Griffen moved to Corbin last Saturday. 
· November 9, 1906 “LIVINGSTON NEWS: David Griffin moved his family from this place to Jellico. We are sorry to give them up.”
· June 7, 1907 “LIVINGSTON NEWS: Mrs. W. D. Griffin, Jellico, Tenn., is the pleasant guest of her sister, Mrs. George Griffin, and niece, Mrs. Clara Hays and mother, Mrs. Ann Owens. - Mrs. Ann Owens has returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Mullins Station. - Mesdames G. W. and W. D. Griffin spent Monday and Tuesday at Maretburg.” [Rebecca Jane Owens, the sister of Sarah Frances Owens, married George W. Griffin, the son of Daniel Griffin and Elizabeth Miller.]
· June 21, 1907 “LIVINGSTON NEWS: Mrs. David Griffin returned to her home at Jellico after an extended visit with relatives here.”
· May 8, 1908 “LIVINGSTON NEWS: Mrs. Mahala Carson, whom we reported as being very sick at home in Jellico, was brought the home to her daughter, Mrs. Sue Mullins this week and she at present is in a very serious condition. - Aunt Ann Owens has returned from a lengthy visit to her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Griffin in Jellico. - John Griffin and wife, of Jellico are visiting relatives at this place.
· April 16, 1909 “LIVINGSTON NEWS: Mrs. G. D. Griffin and sister, Mrs. W. D. Griffin, of Jellico, Tenn., have returned home after a plesasnt visit with relatives here.”

The 1910 census shows that the Griffin, Carson, and Holman families were in Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee.

· Household 65 in District 6 lists William David Griffin (Yard Foreman), his wife Sarah F.Griffin, T. M. Griffin (single and works for railroad), and Alfred (single and a fireman for the railroad). Also in the household is their daughter Annie Rammel who is listed as an 18-year-old widow with a five-month-old child, William. Sarah’s mother, Angeline Owens (an 82-year old widow) also lived in the household.
· Household 67 in District 6 lists J.A. Griffin (works in rail road yards), his wife Linnie, and their 13-month old son T.A.

· In District 5 were Stephen Green Carson (laborer), his wife Susie E. Carson, and their children: Arthur (electrician), Joe, Bessie, Charley, Willie, and Hazel. Living in the same household were Lula and Newman Holman (works for L&N Rail Road).



Grandma Carson [Susan Ellen (Sowder) Carson] and Grandma Griffin [Sarah Frances (Owens) Griffin] in Jellico, Tennessee.



Anna Delores (Zanetti) Griffin (1898 – 1937), Pollyanna Griffin (1891), and Linnie (Carson) Griffin (1892 – 1946)




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