The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
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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).

 



............................... 2 John Nelson GRIFFIN 
b: 14 Nov 1832 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
d: 09 Jan 1913 in Rockcastle Co., KY Volume 006, Certificate 02774. 
Burial: Maretburg Cemetery, Rockcastle County, KY 
Census: 1850 Southern District, Rockcastle County, KY, Roll M432_217, p. 176, 
Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1910 Farmer 
Property: 10 Oct 1866 25 acres Roundstone Cr, Rockcastle Co., Ky
First Marriage: 22 Jul 1856 in Rockcastle Co., KY
Second Marriage: 21 Nov 1876 in Rockcastle Co., KY
................................... +Mary OWENS (First wife) 
b: 14 May 1838 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
m: 22 Jul 1856 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
d: 01 Feb 1875 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
Burial: Maretburg Cem., Rockcastle Co., KY 
Father: Wesley Owen     Mother: Louisa Ann Mullins 

Children of John Nelson GRIFFIN and Mary OWENS


............................................... 3 William David GRIFFIN 
b: 23 Aug 1857 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
d: 04 Jan 1940 in Davie, FL Volume: 877, Certificate: 280 
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Block 26 Lot 9 
Census: 1880 Census Place E.D. 97, Rockcastle, Kentucky 
Occupation: 1880 Farmer 
Residence: 1920 Davie, Broward Co., Florida 
First Marriage: 08 Nov 1877 in Rockcastle Co., KY
................................................... +Sarah Frances OWENS 
b: 01 Jul 1858 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
m: 08 Nov 1877 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
d: 06 Dec 1930 
Burial: Elks Field, then Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Father: Ashley Owens     Mother: Angeline Mullins 


............................................... 3 Celia Ann GRIFFIN 
b: 09 Feb 1859 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
d: 24 Jun 1925 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
Burial: Piney Grove Cem., Rockcastle Co., KY 

............................................... 3 Mary Elizabeth GRIFFIN 
b: 01 Apr 1860 in Rockcastle Co., KY 

............................................... 3 Jalia Catherine GRIFFIN 
b: 16 Jan 1862 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
d: 27 Sep 1911 in Rockcastle Co., KY 


............................................... 3 Rebecca Ellen GRIFFIN 
b: Abt. 1864 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 


............................................... 3 Sarah Wilmouth GRIFFIN 
b: Abt. 1867 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
d: 26 Apr 1966 in Wichita, Sedgewick Co., KS 
Burial: Maple Grove Cem., Wichita, KS 


............................................... 3 Eliza Jane GRIFFIN 
b: Abt. 1868 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 


............................................... 3 Emily Frances GRIFFIN 
b: 08 May 1870 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
d: 12 May 1945 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
Burial: Maretburg Cem., Rockcastle Co., KY 


............................................... 3 John S. GRIFFIN 
b: 02 May 1872 in Rockcastle, Co., KY 
d: 25 Aug 1874 in Rockcastle Co., KY 


................................... +Helen A. HUNT (second wife) 
b: Apr 1845 in Rockcastle Co, Ky 
m: 21 Nov 1876 in Rockcastle Co., KY 
d: 28 Jun 1937 in Rockcastle Co, Ky 
Burial: Maretburg Cemetery, Rockcastle County, KY 
Father: Pascal Yearly Hunt     Mother: Sarah Ann Quinn

Children of John Nelson GRIFFIN and Helen A. HUNT


............................................... 3 Florence GRIFFIN 
b: 1878 in Kentucky 


............................................... 3 Edgar GRIFFIN 
b: Jan 1880 in Rockcastle Co., KY 


............................................... 3 Egbert GRIFFIN 
b: Oct 1883 in Rockcastle Co., KY 


............................................... 3 Rosco GRIFFIN 
b: Jul 1888 in Rockcastle Co., KY 




Census Records

Kentucky 1850 Census printed page 176 (handwritten page 351)
Rockcastle County House #276, Family # 276
Name Age Sex Occup. Value Place/Birth 
John Griffin 45 M ? $2300 VA
Elizabeth 47 F Ky 
Malinda 23 F Ky 
Catherine 22 F 
Lucy 20 F 
Mary A. 19 F 
John ? 17 M 
Daniel 16 M 
Solomon 14 M 
Simon Peter 12 M 
Nancy 18 F
Alamesa 8 F
Jonah 6 M
Josiah 4 M
William 9 M

1860 Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, KY, p. 115
John N Griffin 26 M Farmer $230 $370 KY
Mary Griffin 22 F KY
William D Griffin 2 M KY
Celia Ann Griffin 1 F KY
Mary E Griffin 5/12 F KY
Emeline Bussell 13 F KY

1870 Voting District 4, Rockcastle County, KY taken 21 Sep 1870
John N Griffin 37 M Farmer $500
Polly Griffin 33 F
William D 12 M
Celia A 10 F
Mary E 9 F
Jaila C 8 F
Rebecca E 6 F
Sarah W 3 F
Eliza J 2 F
Emily F 1/12 F
James Smith 19 M Works on farm
Hampton Jackson 19 M Works on farm

1880
John GRIFFIN Self MMW 48 KY
Occ:Farmer Father: KY Mother: KY
Helen A. GRIFFIN Wife FMW 34 KY
Occ:Keeping House Father: KY Mother: KY
Rebecca GRIFFIN Dau FSW 16 KY
Eliza J. GRIFFIN DauFSW 12 KY
Flourence GRIFFIN Dau FSW 2 KY
Edgar GRIFFIN Son MSW 5Mo KY
Angeline OWENS SDau FSW 14 KY
Ida B. OWENS SDau FSW 12 KY
Lucy OWENS SDau FSW 10 KY
Ada OWENS SDau FSW 8 KY

1900 Broadhead, Rockcastle County, KY, ED 70, p. 1A, Dwelling 5
John N Griffin head W M Nov 1832 67 M 23 KY KY KY
Helen A Griffin wife W F Apr 1845 55 M 23 KY KY KY
Edgar Griffin son W M 
Egbert Griffin son W M
Roscoe Griffon son W M

1910 1st District, Rockcastle County, KY, Roll T624_500, p. 133B, Dwelling 202
John N Griffin head M W 75 M2 30 KY KY KY Farmer
Helen Griffin wife F W 65 M2 30 8 5 KY VA VA Housekeeper
Roscoe Griffin son M W 21 S KY KY KY Brakeman Railroad


News Clips

Mount Vernon Signal September 07, 1906
-- SOMERSET MOUNTAINEER. -- Medames Lou Purcell and Florence Sage were guests of friends and relatives. Mrs. Sage, who used to be Florence Griffin, lives in St. Louis and is here on a visit to her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Nelson Griffin, of Maretburg. --

Mount Vernon Signal November 30, 1906
MARETBURG NEWS
-- Mr. Edgar Griffin, wife and son, of Knoxville, spent last week at Mr. N. Griffin's.
-- Messrs. T., John and Alf Griffin, of Jellico, spent last week with relatives here. --


Land Grants

THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1 Part 2
CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 1287
Grantee: Griffin, John N
Acres: 25
Book: 70
Page: 223
Date Survey: 10-10-1866
County: Rockcastle
Watercourse: Roundstone Cr

THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1 Part 2
CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 1287
Grantee: Griffin, John N
Acres: 11
Book: 90
Page: 249
Date Survey: 12- 6-1872
County: Rockcastle
Watercourse: Roundstone Cr



 

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