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Griffith & Moncrief Family Records
Contributed by Ernie Grubb

Descendants of Thomas Griffith

Thomas Griffith was born 17 Jul 1778 in Sussex County, DE, and died 22 Sep 1864 in Johnson County, IN. He married HANNAH RICHARDSON 1804 in Georgetown (Scott) KY, daughter of N H RICHARDSON. She was born 30 Dec 1783 in Fayette County, KY, and died 22 Oct 1861 in Jennings County, IN.

Notes for Thomas Griffith;

Thomas married and settled in Georgetown, KY, where four children were born. Later, about 1819, he and his family moved to Jennings County, IN where the rest of the family grew up and married. Some of the children after marriage, moved to Johnson County, IN. On the U.S. Census for 1860, Johnson County, IN., Thomas appears in the household of his son-in-law, William BROOKS. Thos. age is recorded as 82 as of 28 June 1860, when when the enumeration was taken. At this time, his wife, Hannah, the mother of Nancy BROOKS was still alive, but not shown on the census for either Jennings or Johnson Co. IN. In the Brooks' house-hold in 1860, just below Thos. GRIFFITH's name, the name "Rebecca" and ditto marks, indicating her name was "GRIFFITH," appears. Rebecca lists her age as 65 and her place of birth as "NY." It is unclear as to the relationship of this "Rebecca" to either the Brooks or the Griffith families.

REF:

1. US Census 1860; Johnson Co.; Pleasant Twp.; # 503 (Household of Wm. A. BROOKS; son-in-law) per Naomi Sexton, York, IN
2. "Kentucky Families in Indiana", Henderson Co. Library, Hendersonville, NC

More About Thomas Griffith-Burial: Sep 1864, Glade-Dobbins Cem., (Johnson County)IN

Notes for Hannah Richardson

1. "Kentucky Families in Indiana" Henderson Co. Library, Hendersonville, NC

The following was written by Ernie Grubb at the request of his mother, Leta GRIFFITH GRUBB, after the successful search for her great great grandmother's grave in Jennings County, IN.

HANNAH'S RETREAT

Tuesday, November 15, 1994


   We arrived at North Vernon and, upon Ann's suggestion, decided to start our search at the county library. This started a string of extremely lucky events for us. Everything fell into place from the start. We drove into town on US #50 and as we approached the center of town, Jennings County Library appeared with a parking spot directly in front of the entrance. We were greeted upon entrance and with Ann's explanation of our needs, we were shown first the restrooms and then the genealogy room. A most helpful lady showed us the cemetery index files and no more than 5 minutes later in the first book we looked at, Hannah GRIFFITH'S name appeared...listed as being in an un-named cemetery in section #4, Bigger Township. The exact location later proved to be wrong, but it was close enough to be a big help.

   The librarian explained that, in 1972, a group of junior genealogists undertook restoration and listings of all the old Jennings County cemeteries, but their descriptions of left a lot to be desired. Ann, being the genealogist she is, was thrilled and started to explore marriage lists, land purchases, etc., for more information about the family. Me, being the genealogist I'm not, became bored and went outside for a cigarette. While standing on the sidewalk in front of the library, I was approached by a local who struck up a conversation which evolved into my telling him why I didn't stay in North Carolina. ( This kind of thing happens to me a lot ). After listening to my story, he studied for a minute and said, " I bet I know the place you're looking for. Go out here to Butlerville, turn right, go 2-3 miles to a "T" road and turn right again; it will be just a short piece to the cemetery". These directions were pretty good except it later turned out to be a bit more involved. Armed with this information, I returned to the genealogy room to find Ann hip deep in books and ledgers and notes. A short time later, reluctantly she agreed to give up the books for a while and start the search. We tried to follow the directions; I made a wrong turn and finally stopped to chat with a farmer who was scooping corn. He suggested that we explore a small, un-named cemetery right up the road in the corner of the next crossroad. No luck, wrong cemetery.
   >We found our way back to Butlerville to try again. This is not as bad as it may sound because this was all happening within a 2-3 mile area. I decided that maybe it would be wise to get some more local opinion, so we stopped at a small garage where the lot was full of pickups. Our luck continued. A young fellow immediately went to his truck, returned with his plat map of the county and pointed out a place on the "old Smith farm" where he knew of an old abandoned cemetery that fit the description. It was in a different township than named in the library but was close to the township line. This was bothersome but encouraging. However, it was lunchtime, raining and time to relax and let our heads catch up with our information. We found a "Hardee's" (good enough ), had lunch and then went the Court House which was in Vernon, immediately south of North Vernon. After thinking about it, this also seemed logical. We worked,messed and carried books there for a while...Ann, excitedly; me, otherwise. Land purchases, etc., were explored. Later, we decided to make another try at the cemetery. This time I was able to turn right at the "T" road, not left, and our luck improved. We wandered very little before stopping at a mobile home where "Cherokee" pointed out the "old Smith farm". He told us that the parents were dead but the daughter is still there in that trailer you see down there, and the graveyard is way back in those woods. The southern part of Jennings County reminds one of Brown County. Hills, woods, and wandering roads abound. Farms and fields are small, heavily wooded and more like 5 acre clearings on the more level portions.
   We arrived at the Smith farm and our luck held true. The daughter and her boyfriend were at home and upon hearing our request to search the cemetery, volunteered to escort us to the site. That turned out to be a real dividend. It is doubtful that we would have found it by ourselves (even with owner directions). We were able to drive part way through the woods with occasional fields (patches) appearing on either side. We reached the point of "no car go farther" and began our walk across a newly combined cornfield, contending with mud and a misting rain. After the cornfield, we entered the woods, where briars, limbs and twigs entered the pictures. Maybe 100 yards into the woods, we were able to see some old stones...shortly after, we were among them and the search for Hannah began. Picture an old abandoned cemetery deep in fallen leaves and brush. I believe that the last burial there was in 1872. Very few of the stones were standing..some erosion and damage was natural...some due to vandalism after the indexing was done in 1972. (That was told to us by the daughter) There were apprx. 60 graves there and apprx. 20 were readable and indexed in 1972. We were finding nothing and getting discouraged, although some of the names were familar to us from the listing in the library. Then, suddenly, the daughter who was kneeling and scratching among the leaves in a sunken spot exclaimed, "Here's a GRIFFITH ! What was her first name ?" After cleaning away the debris and highlighting the lettering by rubbing with a stone, Hannah's broken stone was revealed. Pictures were made and the exact location was noted from the daughter's plat map. Section 5, Twp. 6N, Range 9E Vernon Twp., Jennings Co., IN (Old Milliard Smith(dec) farm...daughter lives there now) The farm is located on the Campbell-Vernon Twp road apprx. 3 miles SSW of Butlerville, IN.

HANNAH
CONSORT OF
THOMAS GRIFFITH
DIED
OCT. 22, 1861
AGED
77 YRS. 9 MO. 22 DA.


   The stone was broken at the point where the age was printed, but because the indexing was done while readable we had that information. Calculating from her age at death, we were able to fix her birth date as being December 30, 1783. The daughter said that she thought this was originally an old family cemetery known as either the "WRIGHT" or the "BLANKENSHIP" cemetery. As of March 1, 2002, William "Bill" Griffith of Dublin, OH has indentified the cemetery as Wilson Mill cemetery . His site description agrees with the legal plat description. There were a few Campbells buried there which leads to another dangerous, but interesting assumption. William GRIFFITH, son of Thomas and Hannah, in 1831, bought land from a Michael Campbell. Later, he married a Campbell ???? You can do your own possibiliting. We still do not know the whys of Thomas and Hannah not appearing together in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and in truth, missing a census in those days could have been completely accidental and mean nothing. The surname poser has been researched by Jean, who agreed to research Scott Co., KY for marriage and/or birth records to learn Hannah's maiden name. However, because of a courthouse fire in Scott County, KY, it seems at this point to be an unfindable item. One Jennings Co., native said that there are quite a few Richardsons in the county now, but most people slurred over the name which makes it sound like RITCHESON or RICHESON.

   P.S. I need to announce that this will end my attempts at genealogy research. There seems to be no real challenge to it. All you do is: go to the place that has the information you want; get the nice lady to hand you the right book; find what you need and then find a place with a lot of pickups and listen to the guy who has logged the area and knows where all the hidden cemeteries are. Then find "Cherokee" and the site owner who will guide you to the proper place and even find the stone for you.. I will continue to store and keep safe on the hard drive; backup disks, and also in the file cabinet, any and all info for posterity or their relations.

   P.S.#2 Paris s/o Thomas GRIFFITH married Elizabeth MONCRIEF in Jennings Co., 21 DEC 1837 (Jennings Co., marriage book 3, pg 38).

In an abandoned cemetery in Vernon Twp. Wilsons Mill Cemetery (sect.5 Twp 6N R9E) where Hannah GRIFFITH is buried; there is a tall monument which reads:

ELDER MONCRIEF 1791-1870

We now know that this is: Caleb Moncrief and Jane Blackburn, The other side reads: Jane MONCRIEF his wife born 22 March 1788 died 25 July 1871.

There are also several Campbells buried there, including, an Eliza Campbell (married name).

Hannah was found on the 1850 census, Jennings Co., IN living in her son, William's, home. Thomas was not found. Later, he appeared in 1860, living with a daughter ,Nancy Griffith Brooks, in Johnson County, IN.

More about Hannah Richardson: Burial: Wilson Mill Cemetery, Jennings County, IN

More About THOMAS GRIFFITH and HANNAH RICHARDSON, Marriage: 1804, Georgetown (Scott) KY

Children of Thomas Griffith & Hannah Richardson are WILLIAM GRIFFITH, b. 03 Nov 1805, Scott County, KY; d. 03 May 1882, Johnson County, IN.
JAMES GRIFFITH, b. 19 Nov 1807, KENTUCKY; d. 05 Jan 1886, Clark Twp (Johnson) IN.
THOMAS GRIFFITH, b. 1809, Scott County, KY.
QUEENTILLA GRIFFITH, b. 1810.
PRISCILLA GRIFFITH, b. 1811.
PARIS GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1812, Scott County, KY; d. 03 Jul 1891, Effingham County, IL.
SALLIE GRIFFITH, b. 1813.
GRANVILLE GRIFFITH, b. 30 Apr 1814, Scott County, KY; d. 07 Feb 1868, Johnson County, IN.
NANCY N GRIFFITH, b. 20 Oct 1824, Jennings County, IN; d. 06 Oct 1864, Johnson County,IN.

Generation No. 2


WILLIAM GRIFFITH was born 03 Nov 1805 in Scott County, KY, and died 03 May 1882 in Johnson County, IN.
He married ELIZA ANN CAMPBELL, 27 Dec 1838 in Jennings County, IN, daughter of DAVID CAMPBELL and ANNA CLINTON. She was born 13 Apr 1818 in Jennings County, IN, and died, 19 May 1904 in Johnson County, IN.

Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFITH
Marriage Book 3,pg.83; Jennings Co. Lib.,IN
1850 & 1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp.

FROM THE BANTA HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, INDIANA, 1888

   William Griffith, an honored citizen of Clark Township, was born in Scott County, KY, Nov. 3, 1805, and is the son of Thomas and Hannah Richardson Griffith, the former of whom was born in the state of Delaware. When he was thirteen years old, or in 1818, his parents came to this state and located in Jennings County, where he spent the rest of his youth on a farm. He was married in that county, Dec. 27, 1838 to Eliza Ann Campbell. She was born in Jennings County, IN, April 13, 1818, and is the daughter of David and Anna Clinton Campbell. In March 1863, they came to Johnson County and first located in Pleasant Township. In the following September, they removed to Clark Township and located where Mr. Griffith now resides. His life occupation has been farming. He owns a farm which contains about 120 acres, about 100 of which are in cultivation. Mr. and Mrs Griffith have had six children and are members of the Baptist Church. In politics, Mr. Griffith was a republican.
   The sixth child, a twin sister to William H. died un-named.

More About WILLIAM GRIFFITH, Date born Abt. 1805, Maryland, Died 2: 04 Oct 1891, Caroline County, MD
Notes for ELIZA ANN CAMPBELL 1850 & 1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp. P.13,95/95
A sixth child, twin sister to William H, died un-named

More about William Griffith and Eliza Campbell
Marriage: 27 Dec 1838, Jennings County, IN
Children of William Griffith and Eliza Campbell are

ELIZA JANE GRIFFITH 18 Oct 1839, Jennings County, IN; d. 16 Dec 1878, Johnson County, IN;
m. WILLIAM B. MORRIS, 15 Feb 1860, Jennings County, IN, b. 16 Sep 1838.
Notes for ELIZA JANE GRIFFITH,
1850 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp.
1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp. pg. 13, 95/95
More About WILLIAM M. MORRIS and ELIZA GRIFFITH
Marriage: 15 Feb 1860, Jennings County, IN
PRESLEY RICHARDSON GRIFFITH, b. 10 Sep 1842, Jennings County, IN., d. 24 Sep 1923, Johnson County, IN;
m. SUSAN MARY PARMER, 28 Feb 1867, Johnson County, IN; b. 10 Dec 1848, Johnson County, IN. d. 21 May 1916, Clark Twp (Johnson) IN.
Notes for PRESLEY RICHARDSON GRIFFITH
1850 & 1860 Census, IN Jennings Co., Campbell Twp.

Obituary: Source unknown


Presley Griffith
   Presley Griffith, son of William and Eliza Campbell Griffith, was bornSeptember 10, 1842 and departed this life September 24, 1923, aged 81 years,14 days. He served his country during the Civil War. He was united in marriage to Susan M. Parmer and to this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Mabel McClain, who died in 1920. Three children are left to mourn the loss of a father, Ernest Griffith, Mrs.Cora Burgett, and Maude Griffith. Fourteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elzora Collins, two brothers, Calvin and William Griffith also survive. Mrs. Griffith died seven years ago. Mr. Griffith was always active in the work of the Rocklane Christian Church as long as health permitted him to attend and even when he could no longer attend his thoughts were with the church and its activities. Just two weeks before his death, loving hands brought him to the church in his wheelchair in the afternoon of the annual homecoming. Although Mr. Griffith could not talk, his face and eyes showed that he enjoyed meeting his friends once more and of being in the church which he loved and served so many years. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday morning. Rev. I. J. Kerrick read the obituary and passage of scripture, Rev. Mullendore gave a short talk and Rev. Glick made the prayer. Mrs. Glenna Lancaster, Miss Mary Tilson, John Overstreet and John Kinnick sang three selections. Glena Burgett, Mary Esther Burgett, Mary Ann McClain, Margaret McClain, Elizabeth Griffith, Roy McClain, Hubert and Paul Burgett, John Patterson and Burris Grubb, Grandsons, were the Pall Bearers. Another good man gone to his reward. The family have the sympathy of their friends and neighbors.

More About PRESLEY RICHARDSON GRIFFITH
Burial: Greenwood Cem., Johnson County, IN
Notes for SUSAN MARY PARMER
U.S. Census; 1850; IN; Johnson Co.; Clark Twp.; HH #25/25. Microfilm #432-155.

BIO:
A TRIBUTE TO MRS. P. R. GRIFFITH

   The funeral services of Mrs. P.R. Griffith were held at the Griffith home Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Griffith was born near Rocklane and spent her entire life in the vicinity of her birth. She was one of the kindest, most patient and beloved of women. She lived among us the friend of all. For almost a half-century, she with her husband, lived in helpful companionship and wrought together, building a home for themselves, their children and their friends; for theirs was a hospitable home where neighbors and friends were always welcome. When we had sung the songs and read the scriptures that she loved and spoken words of appreciation and comfort, we laid her to rest among the shrubbery and the trees of the beautiful cemetery at Greenwood.

More About SUSAN MARY PARMER
Burial: Greenwood (Johnson) IN
More About PRESLEY GRIFFITH and SUSAN PARMER
Marriage: 28 Feb 1867, Johnson County, IN

ELZORA GRIFFITH, b. 04 Aug 1848, Jennings County, IN; d. Abt. 1940, Johnson County, IN;
m. (1) THOMAS MORRIS;
m. (2) JAMES COLLINS
Notes for ELZORA GRIFFITH
1850 & 1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp.
More About THOMAS MORRIS
Name 2: Thomas L. Morris

CALVIN L GRIFFITH b. 27 Oct 1850, Jennings County, IN d. 08 Jul 1927, Johnson County, IN;
m. (1) MARTHA "MATTIE" MYERS, 29 Dec 1875, Johnson County, IN; b. 24 Oct 1853, INDIANA; d. 06 Dec 1882, Rocklane, Johnson County, Indiana
m. (2) EVA NOBLE, 02 Jan 1889, Johnson County, IN; b. 28 Jun 1863; d. 20 Feb 1931.
Notes for CALVIN L. GRIFFITH
1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp p 13, 95/95[Myers.FTW]REFN: 2196
More About CALVIN L. GRIFFITH
Burial: Johnson County, IN
Notes for MARTHA "MATTIE" MYERS, [Myers.FTW] Alias: Mattie /Myers, REFN: 2195
More About MARTHA "MATTIE" MYERS, Burial: Rocklane Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co.,IN
Marriage Notes for CALVIN GRIFFITH and MARTHA MYERS, [Myers.FTW]REFN: 14387
More About CALVIN GRIFFITH and MARTHA MYERS
Marriage 1: 29 Dec 1875, Johnson County,IN
Marriage 2: 29 Dec 1875, Johnson County,Indiana
More About EVA NOBLE, Burial: Greenwood (Johnson) IN
More About CALVIN GRIFFITH and EVA NOBLE
Marriage: 02 Jan 1889, Johnson County, IN

FEMALE GRIFFITH, b. 19 Aug 1856,Jennings County, IN; d. 19 Aug 1856, Jennings County, IN.
WILLIAM H. GRIFFITH, b. 19 Aug 1856, Jennings County, IN; d. 05 Nov 1937, Johnson County, IN,
m. SARAH JANE MYERS, 27 Oct 1880, Johnson County, IN; b. 13 Aug 1855, Johnson County, IN, d. 26 May 1897, Clark Twp (Johnson)IN.
Notes for WILLIAM H. GRIFFITH
1860 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Campbell Twp, p. 13, 95/95[Myers.FTW] REFN: 2292
More About WILLIAM H. GRIFFITH, Date born 2: 1856, Kentucky Died 2: 1937
Notes for SARAH JANE MYERS, [Myers.FTW] REFN: 2291
More About SARAH JANE MYERS Date born 13 Aug 1855 Died 2: 26 May 1897
Marriage Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFITH and SARAH MYERS [Myers.FTW] REFN 14672
More About WILLIAM GRIFFITH and SARAH MYERS Marriage 1: 27 Oct 1880, Johnson County, IN
JAMES GRIFFITH was born 19 Nov 1807 in KENTUCKY, and died 05 Jan 1886 in Clark Twp (Johnson) IN.
He married ISSA ANN DOBBINS, 07 Oct 1829 in Jennings County, IN, daughter of JOHN DOBBINS and JANET JOHNSON
She was born 01 May 1810 in SOUTH CAROLINA, and died 03 Oct 1891 in Johnson County, IN.
Notes for JAMES GRIFFITH
James Griffith married Issa Ann Dobbins on Oct. 7, 1829. She was the daughter of John Dobbins and Jane Johnson. John Dobbins was also one of the early settlers in Jennings County. He was born in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1775, the son of James Dobbins, born in Ireland in 1740 (died at Anderson, SC on July 24,1817) and Elizabeth Stephenson, born in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1752. Issa Ann Dobbins was born on May 1,1814 in South Carolina, as was her mother, Jane (Johnson) Dobbins in 1779. James and Issa Ann Griffith had five children: William, our direct ancestor, Feb. 2,1836 in Campbell Twp., Jennings County, John, Granville, Robert and Mary Melissa. James Griffith was a farmer in Campbell Twp. on his own land which he acquired on Dec. 19,1836. In 1851 James Griffith sold his Jennings Co. farm and moved to Johnson Co., IN where he bought 80 acres in Pleasant Twp. and another 20 acres in adjoining Clark Twp. where the family home was located. James Griffith died Jan. 4,1888 and his wife, Issa Ann died Oct. 3, 1891. They are buried in Glade-Dobbins Cemetery in Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN. Issa Ann's father, John Dobbins died April 12, 1827 in Jennings Co. and her mother, Jane, in Johnson Co. on April 19, 1836 where she is buried in Glade-Dobbins Cemetery LOCATION: County Road 300E, south of 750N, Clark Township TEXT OF SIGN: GLADE-DOBBINS CEMETERY,ERECTED BY: Friends of Glade-Dobbins Cemetery, Johnson County Historical Society.
"By 1832 neighbors were using this site for family burials. October 31, 1851, Francis and Rachel Dobbins in consideration of $18 deeded to Hiram Henry, Bethany Presbyterian - Conrad McClain, Hurricane Baptist - Oliver Harbert, Rocklane Christian, the first trustees of Glade Dobbins Cemetery, 7/8 acre for "a graveyard for the public". The cemetery served the surrounding communities."

1. Marriage Book A, Jennings Co., IN 3. Birth Calculated from death record by Naomi K. Sexton, researcher from York, IN. For Leta GRUBB)
4. US Census 1860, IN, Johnson Co., Pleasant Twp.;Household/Family #511/511. Microfilm #M653-271
More About James Griffith
Burial: Glade-Dobbins Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN
Notes for Issa Ann Dobbins
1. Marriage A, Jennings Co., IN, Marriage Record lists "Iza Anne Dobbins" Verified by MARRIAGE RECORD in Smith Sources.
2. US Census 1860, IN, Johnson Co., Pleasant Twp.;Household/Family #511/511. Microfilm # M653-271. LOCATION: County Road 300E, south of 750N, Clark Township
More About ISSA ANN DOBBINS, Burial: Oct 1891, Glade-Dobbins Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN
More About JAMES GRIFFITH AND ISSA DOBBINS
Marriage: 07 Oct 1829, Jennings County, IN
Children of JAMES GRIFFITH AND ISSA DOBBINS MARY MELISSA GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1830, Jennings County, IN; d. 05 Jan 1872, Johnson County, IN;
m. HARRISON COMBS, 1854; b. Abt. 1817, KENTUCKY.
More About HARRISON COMBS and MARY GRIFFITH
Marriage: 1854
WILLIAM GRIFFITH, b. 01 Feb 1836, Jennings County, IN; d. 11 May 1880, Clark Twp. (Johnson) IN;
m. SUSAN DRAPER ROBERTS, 31 Dec 1855, Johnson County, IN; b. 07 Apr 1834, New York, d. 12 Dec 1899, Johnson County, IN
Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFITH
William Griffith, eldest son of James and Issa Ann Griffith, married Susan (nee Draper) Roberts, a widow, on Dec. 31,1855 in Johnson Co., IN. She was born April 7, 1834 in New York, as were both her parents. William and Susan Griffith had three sons: James Daniel, our direct ancestor, on Jan. 28, 1857, Henry, and Mahlon. They lived in Johnson Co., IN all their married lives. William Griffith died March 11,1880 at age 44. Susan lived to Dec. 12,1899. Both are buried in Glade-Dobbins Cemetery. Henry Griffith married Elizabeth Mason on Oct. 26,1886; Mahlon Griffith married Harriet Hughey. Henry Griffith died April 12,1926; Mahlon Griffith died June 26,1944.

1. Johnson Co. Death Records Per Naomi K Sexton, York, IN.
More About WILLIAM GRIFFITH
Burial: Glade-Dobbins Cemetery, Johnson Co., IN
More About SUSAN DRAPER) ROBERTS
Burial: Glade-Dobbins Cemetery, Johnson Co., IN
More About WILLIAM GRIFFITH and SUSAN ROBERTS
Marriage: 31 Dec 1855, Johnson County, IN

JOHN J. GRIFFITH, b. 18 May 1839, Jennings County, IN; d. 07 Dec 1867, Johnson County, IN.
Notes for JOHN J. GRIFFITH
1. US Census 1860, IN, Johnson Co., Pleasant Twp., Household/Family #511/511. Microfilm #M653-271. The 1860 Census records show what is more likely a "T." as the middle initial for John GRIFFITH.
2. Tombstone: Middle initial is a "J".
More About JOHN J. GRIFFITH
Burial: Glade-Dobbins Cemetery, Johnson Co., IN.

GRANVILLE GRIFFITH, b. 29 Jun 1843, Jennings County, IN; d. 08 May 1912, Clark Twp (Johnson) IN;
m. (1) MARY E. FITZPATRICK, 16 Jan 1867; b. 1850; d.Oct 1873;
m. (2) SUSAN A. CLARK, 04 Jan 1877; b. 22 Apr 1849, INDIANA
Notes for GRANVILLE R. GRIFFITH
1. Johnson Co. Death Records per Naomi Sexton, York, IN
2. US Census 1860, IN Johnson Co., Pleasant Twp., M653-271
Served with Sherman on the march to the sea (Civil War)
GRANVILLE R. GRIFFITH, a farmer of Clark Township, was born June 29, 1843, a son of James and Isa Ann (Dobbins) Griffith; the former was a native of Kentucky, he emigrated from Kentucky and settled in Jennings County, Ind., and then came to Johnson County, about 1851. The mother was born in South Carolina. Our subject was reared on a farm in Johnson County. He received a common-school education, and at the age of nineteen years he began life for himself. In August, 1862, he volunteered in the War of the RebellionCompany I, Seventieth Indiana Infantry, at Indianapolis. He participated in all the battles that his regiment was engaged in, among which were: Russleville, Ky., Resacca, Dalton, and many others, including Sherman's March to the Sea. He was discharged in June, 1865, at Indianapolis. He was united in marriage January 16, 1867, to Mary E. Fitzpatrick, daughter of James and Margaret Fitzpatrick. To this union the following children were born:
James L., January 19, 1869; Anna B. (deceased), November, 1871; Maggie May, August 9, 1873. The mother of the children was born in 1850. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and departed this life in October, 1873. He was married to Susan A. Clark, January 4, 1877. She was a daughter of Samuel A. and Mary (Darrel) Clark. This union was blessed with one child: Mary V., born May 19, 1886. The mother of this child was born April 22, 1849, and is a member of the Christian Church. Her husband is a member of the Presbyterian Church. In politics, he is a republican, casting his first presidential vote for Johnson. He now owns 100 acres of good land in Clark Township,about eighty of which are under cultivation.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker-Johnson County INGenWeb.

More About GRANVILLE R. GRIFFITH
Burial: Hurricane Cem., Johnson Co., IN
More About MARY E. FITZPATRICK
Burial: Hurricane Cem., Johnson Co., IN
More About GRANVILLE GRIFFITH and MARY FITZPATRICK
Marriage: 16 Jan 1867
More About GRANVILLE GRIFFITH and SUSAN CLARK
Marriage: 04 Jan 1877

ROBERT B.GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1847, Jennings County, IN;
m. ANN GRIFFITH; b. Abt. 1844, Pennsylvania
Notes for ROBERT B. GRIFFITH
1. US Census 1860, IN, Johnson Co., Pleasant Twp. ;Household/Family #511/511. Microfilm #M653-271. This census record shows a middle initial for Robert GRIFFITH, but it is uncertain whether it is an "R." or a "B."

PARIS GRIFFITH was born Abt. 1812 in Scott County, KY, and died 03 Jul 1891 in Effingham County, IL. He married
(1) ELIZABETH MONCRIEF 21 Dec 1837 in Jennings County, IN, daughter of CALEB MONCRIEF and JANE BLACKBURN. She was born Abt. 1817 in Indiana, and died 1858 in Effingham County, IL.
He married (2) MARY ANN HANKINS 1859 in Effingham County, IL, daughter of WILLIAM HANKINS and CATHERINE FUNK She was born 23 Feb 1834 in Effingham County, IL, and died 31 Jan 1908.
Notes for PARIS GRIFFITH
1. Marriage Book 3, pg 38; Jennings Co. Lib., IN. Married in Jennings Co., IN; 1850 moved to Kentucky, 1855 moved to Illinois.

Note: Effingham Democrat, July 3, 1891 Paris Griffith of Shumway, another old settler and estimable citizen, died last Friday of general disability in his 79th year. The deceased lived in this county 35 years and was well-known to all of our old residents. His remains were laid to rest in the Blue Point Cemetery, Saturday. The funeral was a very large one, for Father Griffith ws loved wherever he was known. The deceased was born in Kentucky in 1812 and in 1850 moved to Indiana. He came to Illinois in 1855. In 1837, he was married to Elizabeth Moncrief by whom he had 5 children, three of whom are living. She died in 1858 and in 1859 the deceased was united in marriage to Mary A. Hankins, by whom he had 5 children, three of whom are living. He had long been a consistant member of the Baptist church and with the rites of that religious body his remains were laid to rest, Rev. Coffey of this city officiating.

Notes for ELIZABETH MONCRIEF; 1. Marriage Book #3, Jennings Co., IN
More About PARIS GRIFFITH AND ELIZABETH MONCRIEF
Marriage: 21 Dec 1837, Jennings County, IN
More About PARIS GRIFFITH AND MARY HANKINS:
Marriage: 1859, Effingham County, IL

Children of PARIS GRIFFITH AND ELIZABETH MONCRIEF are:
THOMAS M. GRIFFITH, b. Oct 1838, Indiana m. MARTHA D. TARRANT, 11 Jul 1858, Effingham County, IL b. 26 Aug 1839, Hickman County, TN. d. 1921.
More About THOMAS GRIFFITH and MARTHA TARRANT Marriage: 11 Jul 1858, Effingham County, IL

CALEB GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1842.
SARAH B. GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1844; m. IRA M. KEEFER, 11 Sep 1859, Jennings County, IN
More About IRA KEEFER and SARAH GRIFFITH
Marriage: 11 Sep 1859, Jennings County, IN
JOHN GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1846.
NANCY JANE GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1849.
Children of PARIS GRIFFITH and MARY HANKINS are:
HANNAH CATHERINE GRIFFITH, b. 19 Jul 1860, Effingham County, IL d. 25 Dec 1938, Marion County, IL m. ISAAC BROWN, 02 Apr 1884, Effingham County, IL.
More About ISAAC BROWN and HANNAH GRIFFITH
Marriage: 02 Apr 1884, Effingham County, IL
MARY ANN ELIZABETH GRIFFITH, b. 22 May 1862, ILLINOIS d. 01 Feb 1958, m. BENJAMIN FRANK RECTOR, 13 Jan 1886, Effingham County,
More About BENJAMIN RECTOR and MARY GRIFFITH, Marriage: 13 Jan 1886, Effingham County, IL
PARIS DANIEL GRIFFITH, b. 23 Mar 1867 EMERSON HANKINS GRIFFITH, b. 15 Oct. 1870, ILLINOIS; d. 22 Sep 1929;
m. SARA HARVEY;
m. (2) CATHARINE KNIERIM, 20 Feb 1894, Effingham County, IL.
More About EMERSON G Marriage: 20 Feb 1894, Effingham County, IL.
HENRYETTA LILLY GRIFFITH, b. 13 Nov 1876, ILLINOIS

GRANVILLE GRIFFITH HENRY was born 30 Apr 1814 in Scott County, KY, and died 07 Feb 1868 in Johnson County, IN. He married MARY ANN HAYNES 09 Nov 1843 in Jennings County, IN, daughter of JOHN HAYNES and CATHERINE HAYNES. She was born Abt. 1823 in VIRGINIA, and died in NEBRASKA.
Notes for GRANVILLE GRIFFITH:
1. Marriage Book 3, pg 286; Jennings Co. Lib, IN 2. 1850 Census, IN Jennings Co., Bigger Twp., M432-155
More About GRANVILLE GRIFFITH:
Burial: Feb 1868, Glade-Dobbins Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN
Notes for MARY ANN HAYNES:
1. Marriage Book 3, pg 286; Jennings Co. Lib., IN
2. 1850 Census, IN, Jennings Co., Bigger Twp. M432-155
More About GRANVILLE GRIFFITH AND MARY HAYNES
Marriage: 09 Nov 1843, Jennings County, IN
Child of GANVILLE GRIFFITH AND MARY HAYNES is: JOHN FRANKLIN GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1844, Jennings County, IN; d. 14 Feb 1919, Jefferson, OR;
m. MARGARET ELLEN PARMER, 22 Oct 1868, Johnson County, IN; b. 01 Mar 1846, Johnson County, IN; d. 05 Jan 1923, Jefferson, OR.
Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN GRIFFITH
1. 1850 Census, IN, Jennings Twp. ,Bigger Twp. M432-155
Obituary from the "Christian Evangelist" March 6, 1919 John Franklin Griffith, president of the State Bank of Jefferson, Oregon,and one of the elders of the church, died there Feb. 14, 1919 and his body was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery at Albany, Ore., the following day. Bro. Griffith was born and grew to young manhood in Jennings County, Ind., enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and saw three years of service in the Civil War.While serving on patrol duty, he was captured and suffered ten months imprisonment at Tyler, Texas. In 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Parmer, of Johnson County, Ind., and in 1884 they removed from Indiana to Kansas and four years later to Pawnee City, Neb. This was their home until coming to Oregon in the spring of 1915. He engaged in the drug business in his Nebraska home and served as Postmaster for twelve years. Six children came to bless the home of Bro. and Sister Griffith, two boys and four girls. Of the boys, one died in infancy while the other, Lieut. George P. Griffith, is now with the army of occupation in Germany. Of the daughters, one was detained at her home in Kansas while the other three, including Miss Olive, missionary under the Foreign Society to India, were at the Oregon home of their parents when he passed away. Bro. Griffith was a life-long Christian and gladly gave of his time, talents and means for the extension of his Master's Kingdom. In all this he was supported ably and ardently by his consecreted wife, who survives him. Loved and honored by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances he passed away in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Funeral services were conducted by the writer in the church at Jefferson, Oregon.------Albyn Esson.

More About JOHN FRANKLIN GRIFFITH
Burial: Albany, OR.
Notes for MARGARET ELLEN PARMER
1. U.S. Census; 1850; IN; Johnson Co.; Clark Twp.; HH #25/25; Microfilm #432-155.
Obituary from "The Christian Evangelist" March 8, 1923
Margaret Ellen Griffith
Her presence a Benediction. Her memory precious. Margaret Ellen Parmer was born in Johnson County, Indiana, March 1, 1846. Died at Jefferson, Oregon, Jan. 5, 1923. She was the last of a family of eight children born to Isaac and Jane Parmer. A surviving half-brother lives in Indiana. She was married to John F. Griffith, Oct. 22, 1868. To this union, six children were born, five of whom survive: Edith G. Anderson and Jessie G. Smith of Jefferson and George P. Griffith of Salem, Ore.; Laura G. Greenfield of Wichita, Kansas and Olive Griffith of Jubbulpore, India. She, with her husband, moved to Kansas in 1884 and to Pawnee City, Nebraska in 1888. At this place they made their home until 1915 when they came to Jefferson, Ore. She gave her life to the Lord in early womanhood and throughout her life was a happy, hopeful vital member of the body of Christ, the church. Her earnest desire for the spread of the gospel over the world, contributed to the career of her daughter, Olive, who has been a missionary in India since 1905. Her body was laid to rest beside her husband in the Masonic cemetery at Albany Oregon.

More About MARGARET ELLEN PARMER
Burial: Albany, OR
More About JOHN GRIFFITH and MARGARET PARMER
Marriage: 22 Oct 1868, Johnson County, IN

NANCY N. GRIFFITH was born 20 Oct 1824 in Jennings County, IN, and died 06 Oct 1864 in Johnson County, IN. She married WILLIAM ANSON BROOKS 09 Jun 1850 in Jennings County, IN, son of JEHIEL BROOKS and MARY ANSON. He was born 28 Nov 1822 in Clinton County, NY, and died 06 Oct 1864 in Johnson County, IN.
Notes for NANCY ANN GRIFFITH:
1. Marriage Book IV, Jennings Co., IN
2. Jennings Co. Marriages , Book IV
3. US Census 1860; IN; Johnson; Pleasant Twp; #503
4. Marriage Book 4, pg 555; Jennings Co. Lib, IN
5. U.S. Census 1850;IN,Jennings Co.,Campbell Twp.,M432-155,p.872
More About NANCY ANN GRIFFITH:
Burial: Oct 1864, Glade-Dobbins Cem., Johnson Co., IN
Notes for WILLIAM ANSON BROOKS:
1. Jennings Co., IN Marriages, Book IV
2. US Census 1860, IN; Johnson Co; Pleasant Twp.
3. US Census 1850, IN; Jennings Co. Campbell Twp.,M432-155, p. 872

WILLIAM A. BROOKS, an honored old citizen of Pleasant Township, was born in Clinton County, N.Y., November 28, 1822, and was the son of Gehial and Rebecca (Anson) Brooks, who were also natives of the State of New York. His boyhood was spent on a farm in his native county. At seventeen years of age he accompanied his widowed mother to Madison, this state, where they remained some five or six years, and during that time he was chiefly employed at the carpenter's trade. In 1850, the family settled on a farm in Jennings County, this state. On the 10th day of June, of the same year, he was married to Eliza J. Griffith. She was born in Jennings County, Ind., and was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Griffith. In 1855, Mr. Brooks removed with his family from Jennings County to Johnson County, and he has ever since been a resident of Pleasant township. his occupation has been that of a farmer, and in this pursuit he has been successful. He owns a first-class farm of 100 acres, two and one-half miles southeast of Greenwood, which is in a good state of improvement, and nearly all of which is in cultivation. Upon this place he settled when he first came to the county, and he continued to occupy it until 1878. His first wife died October 4, 1864, and on the 20th day of June, 1877, Mr. Brooks was married to Mrs. Ann Brewer. She was born in Mercer County, Ky., March 29, 1825, and was the daughter of Henry R. and Elizabeth (Smock) Comingore, both of whom were natives of Mercer County, Ky. Her father was the son of Henry and Rachel (Brewer) Comingore, the former a native of Holland, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania. Her mother was the daughter of Jacob and Ann (Banta) Smock, who were, respectively, natives of Pennsylvania and Mercer County, Ky. The father and mother of Jacob Smock were natives of Holland. On the 18th day of February, 1847, Mrs. Brooks was married to John C. Brewer, who was a native of Mercer County, Ky., born January 8, 1821 and was the son of Abram and Ann (Cozine) Brewer. John C. Brewer died January 24, 1874, after which his wife remained a widow until her marriage to Mr. Brooks. The first marriage of Mr. Brooks resulted in the birth of six children: Henry W., Jane E., Charlotte S., Albert R., Hannah R., and Mary E., of whom Charlotte S. and Mary E., are deceased. The first marriage of Mrs. Brooks resulted in the birth of eight children: Mary A., born March 26, 1848; Sarah Elizabeth, August 29, 1849; Laura J., February 3, 1852, deceased; Macella A., January 17, 1854; Eldora, January 11, 1856; Laura M., December 29, 1857; Charles E., May 18, 1861; John Edward, July 3, 1864. The wife of Mr. Brooks is a member of the Presbyterian Church; he is a member of the Baptist Church, and in politics, he is an ardent republican. Mr. Brooks is a director and heavy stockholder in the Whiteland Fruit Packing Company, a history of which appears elsewhere. He is an influential and reliable man, and he and wife are highly respected.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker of Johnson County INGenWeb.

More About WILLIAM ANSON BROOKS:
Burial: Glade-Dobbins Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN
More About WILLIAM BROOKS AND NANCY GRIFFITH:
Marriage: 09 Jun 1850, Jennings County, IN
Children of NANCY GRIFFITH AND NANCY BROOKS are:
HENRY WARREN BROOKS, b. Abt. 1851, INDIANA; m. ANGELINE DAVIS, 05 May 1878.
Notes for HENRY WARREN BROOKS 1. US Census 1860; IN; Johnson Co; Pleasant Twp; #503
More About HENRY< BROOKS and ANGELINE DAVIS
Marriage: 05 May 1878
ELIZA JANE BROOKS, b. Abt. 1853, INDIANA.
Notes for ELIZA JANE BROOKS
1. US Census 1860; IN; Johnson Co; Pleasant Twp. #503
ALBERT JOSEPH BROOKS, b. Abt. 1855, INDIANA; m. AMELIA KINNICK; b. 12 Aug 1854, Clarksburg (Johnson); d. 12 May 1878, Rocklane/Clarksburg (Johnson) IN.
Notes for ALBERT JOSEPH BROOKS
1. US Census 1860; IN; Johnson Co.; Pleasant Twp; #503
More About AMELIA KINNICK
Burial: Rocklane Cem., Johnson Co., IN
CHARLOTTE BROOKS, b. Abt. 1857, INDIANA.
Notes for CHARLOTTE BROOKS
1. US Census 1860; IN; Johnson Co; Pleasant Twp; #503
JULIE BROOKS, b. Abt. 1860, INDIANA.
Notes for JULIE BROOKS
1. Julia's age appears as "4/12 yrs" on US Census 1860; IN; Johnson Co; Pleasant Twp.
MARY E. BROOKS, b. 07 Sep 1862; d. 09 Sep 1864, Johnson County, IN.
More About MARY E. BROOKS
Burial: Sep 1864, Glade-Dobbins Cem., Clark Twp., Johnson Co., IN

Endnotes
1. Family History written by Robert Griffith, son of Paris
2. E. Parker Todd ptodd@fastol.com
3. Broderbund Marriage Records, CD.
4. Robison-Parmer Family History by George William Robison
5. Mary Anne Walters marydanwalters@aol.com
6. Myers.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 15, 2003.
7. Spurgeon Web Site (76603.2504@compuserve.com) E-Mail (bobspu@compuserve.com)
8. Joella PATTERSON, 2896 S. 600 East, Franklin, IN 46131
9. Spurgeon Web Site (76603.2504@compuserve.com) E-Mail (bobspu@compuserve.com)
10. Myers.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 15, 2003.
11. Joella PATTERSON, 2896 S. 600 East, Franklin, IN 46131
12. Myers.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 15, 2003.
13. Dorri Safford iamlookin4family@aol.com
14. Myers.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 15, 2003.
15. William Jesse Griffith via Mark William Griffith mgriffith1@cinci.rr.com
16. 1880 Indiana Census, Johnson County.
17. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
18. Melody Hensley Carter oh_stop_it@hotmail.com
19. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
20. Cynthia M. Rice Cccynth@aol.com
21. Broderbund Marriage Records, CD.
22. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
23. Trudy McKean tmckean1@tampabay.rr.com
24. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
25. Trudy McKean tmckean1@tampabay.rr.com
26. Illinois State Marriage Index.
27. Trudy McKean tmckean1@tampabay.rr.com
28. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
29. Trudy McKean tmckean1@tampabay.rr.com
30. Illinois State Marriage Index.
31. Trudy McKean tmckean1@tampabay.rr.com
32. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280
33. Jennings County, IN, 1850 Census.
34. Robison-Parmer Family Tree by George William Robison
35. Gerri Urban ugerri@lanset.com.
36. Geraldine Unger <ugerri@lanset.com
37. Vol. 5, Tree 2589, WFT Disk submitted by;Andrew M. Ballard, 6824 Snow Groose Ct., Frederick, MD 21701
38. Tombstone inscription.



Descendants of Caleb Moncrief


Generation No. 1


1. CALEB MONCRIEF was born 11 Sep 1791 in Georgia, and died 06 Jan 1870 in Jennings County, IN. He married JANE BLACKBURN 07 Jul 1812 in Harrison County, KY, daughter of JAMES BLACKBURN and JANE RANKIN. She was born 22 Mar 1788 in Rutherford County, NC, and died 25 Jul 1871 in Jennings County, IN.
Notes for CALEB MONCRIEF
Buried in Wilsons Mill Cemetery,the same cemetery as Hannah Richardson Griffith. Tombstone reads: Elder Moncrief 1791-1870
More About CALEB MONCRIEF
Burial: Wilson Mill Cemetery, Jennings County, IN
Notes for JANE BLACKBURN
Buried in Wilsons Mill Cemetery the same cemetery as Hannah Richardson Griffith, Tombstone reads: Jane Moncrief 22 MAR 1788 25 JUL 1871
More About JANE BLACKBURN
Burial: Wilson Mill Cemetery, Jennings County, IN
More About CALEBs MONCRIEF and JANE BLACKBURN
Marriage: 07 Jul 1812, Harrison County, KY
Children of CALEB MONCRIEF and JANE BLACKBURN are:

i. TABITHA6 MONCRIEF6, m. WILLIAM G. STRATTON6, 11 May 1845, Jennings County, IN6; b. 03 Aug 1823, Kentucky6; d. 26 Nov 1900, Effingham County, IL6.

More About WILLIAM STRATTON and TABITHA MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 11 May 1845, Jennings County, IN6

2. ii. JANE MONCRIEF, b. Abt. 1813, Kentucky.

3. iii. JAMES BLACKBURN MONCRIEF, b. 16 May 1815, Harrison County, KY; d. 18 Jan 1866, Clark County, MO.

4. iv. ELIZABETH MONCRIEF, b. Abt. 1817, Indiana; d. 1858, Effingham County, IL.

5. v. JOHN THOMAS MONCRIEF, b. 13 Dec 1823, Jennings County, IN; d. 04 Oct 1893, Marion County, IN.

6. vi. DIANNA MONCRIEF, b. 23 Jan 1826, Indiana; d. 13 Aug 1892.

7. vii. GIDEON MONCRIEF, b. 1830; d. 15 Feb 1887, Jennings County, IN.

8. viii. MAXA MONCRIEF, b. 11 Jul 1832, Jennings County, IN.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JANE6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)6 was born Abt. 1813 in Kentucky7. She married JAMES SHORT BUTLER8 02 Jan 1833 in Jennings County, IN, son of THOMAS BUTLER and SALLY SHORT. He was born 21 Mar 18129, and died 25 Aug 1883 in Benton County, MO9.

More About JAMES BUTLER and JANE MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 02 Jan 1833, Jennings County, IN

Children of JANE MONCRIEF and JAMES BUTLER are:

i. SALLY7 BUTLER, b. Abt. 1833, Indiana9.
ii. M
ARY A. BUTLER, b. Abt. 1840, Indiana9.

iii. ARCHIBALD BUTLER, b. Abt. 1842, Indiana9.

iv. LUVINA BUTLER, b. Abt. 1846, Indiana9.

v. ELIZABETH BUTLER, b. Abt. 1849, Indiana9.

vi. CALEB MAXIE BUTLER, b. Abt. 18529; m. MARY JANE BALLEW9.

 

3. JAMES BLACKBURN6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 16 May 1815 in Harrison County, KY10, and died 18 Jan 1866 in Clark County, MO10. He married MARY ANN STOTT10 30 Mar 1837 in Jennings County, IN10, daughter of WILLIAM STOTT and MARY MONCRIEF. She was born 1820 in Jennings County, IN10, and died 28 Mar 1865 in Clark County, MO10.

More About JAMES MONCRIEF and MARY STOTT:

Marriage: 30 Mar 1837, Jennings County, IN10

Children of JAMES MONCRIEF and MARY STOTT are:

i. MARY JANE7 MONCRIEF, b. 01 Jun 1838, Jennings County, IN10; d. 07 Jun 1885, Clark County, MO10; m. (1) RICHARD THOMAS HARRIS10, 07 Sep 1858, Missouri10; b. 26 Oct 1831, Culpepper County, VA10; d. 27 Aug 1891, Clark County, MO10; m. (2) W. J. DURHAM11, Abt. 1860; b. 1835, Georgia.

More About MARY JANE MONCRIEF:

Date born 2: 183811

More About RICHARD HARRIS and MARY MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 07 Sep 1858, Missouri12

More About W. DURHAM and MARY MONCRIEF:

Marriage: Abt. 1860

ii. MILLER AYERS MONCRIEF, b. 16 Aug 1840, Jennings County, IN; d. 13 Jul 1911, Clark County, MO12; m. SARAH BALLARD12, 20 Feb 1862, Clark County, MO12; b. 02 Dec 1840, Kentucky; d. 31 Jan 192912.

More About MILLER MONCRIEF and SARAH BALLARD:

Marriage: 20 Feb 1862, Clark County, MO12

iii. WILLIAM TAYLOR MONCRIEF, b. 1842, Jennings County, IN12.

iv. ELIZABETH MONCRIEF, b. 1844, Jennings County, IN12; m. DAWSON HARRIS12, 188812.

More About DAWSON HARRIS and ELIZABETH MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 188812

v. NANCY MONCRIEF, b. 1847, Jennings County, IN12.

vi. TABITHA ERMA MONCRIEF, b. 1849, Jennings County, IN12; m. THEODORE BRISTOW12.

vii. LOUISA MONCRIEF, b. 1851, Clark County, MO12; d. 1947, Kansas City, MO12; m. WILL LEWALLEN12.

viii. JAMES G. MONCRIEF, b. 1854, Clark County, MO12.

ix. CALEB ANDREW MONCRIEF, b. 1858, Clark County, MO12; d. 1858, Clark County, MO12.

 

4. ELIZABETH6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1817 in Indiana, and died 1858 in Effingham County, IL13. She married PARIS GRIFFITH 21 Dec 1837 in Jennings County, IN, son of THOMAS GRIFFITH and HANNAH RICHARDSON. He was born Abt. 1812 in Scott County, KY14, and died 03 Jul 1891 in Effingham County, IL15.

Notes for ELIZABETH MONCRIEF:

1. Marriage Book #3, Jennings Co., IN

Notes for PARIS GRIFFITH:

1. Marriage Book 3, pg 38; Jennings Co. Lib., IN

Married in Jennings Co., IN; 1850 moved to Kentucky, 1855 moved to

Illinois.

 

Note:

Effingham Democrat, July 3, 1891

Paris Griffith of Shumway, another old settler and estimable citizen, died last Friday of general disability in his 79th year. The deceased lived in this county 35 years and was well-known to all of our old residents. His remains were laid to rest in the Blue Point Cemetery, Saturday. The funeral was a very large one, for Father Griffith ws loved wherever he was known. The deceased was born in Kentucky in 1812 and in 1850 moved to Indiana. He came to Illinois in 1855. In 1837, he was married to Elizabeth Moncrief by whom he had 5 children, three of whom are living. She died in 1858 and in 1859 the deceased was united in marriage to Mary A. Hankins, by whom he had 5 children, three of whom are living. He had long been a consistant member of the Baptist church and with the rites of that religious body his remains were laid to rest, Rev. Coffey of this city officiating.

More About PARIS GRIFFITH and ELIZABETH MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 21 Dec 1837, Jennings County, IN

Children of ELIZABETH MONCRIEF and PARIS GRIFFITH are:

i. THOMAS M.7 GRIFFITH, b. Oct 1838, Indiana16; m. MARTHA D. TARRANT, 11 Jul 1858, Effingham County, IL16; b. 26 Aug 1839, Hickman County, TN16; d. 192116.

More About THOMAS GRIFFITH and MARTHA TARRANT:

Marriage: 11 Jul 1858, Effingham County, IL16

ii. CALEB GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1842.

iii. SARAH B. GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1844; m. IRA M. KEEFER, 11 Sep 1859, Jennings County, IN17.

More About IRA KEEFER and SARAH GRIFFITH:

Marriage: 11 Sep 1859, Jennings County, IN17

iv. JOHN GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1846.

v. NANCY JANE GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1849.

 

5. JOHN THOMAS6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 13 Dec 1823 in Jennings County, IN18, and died 04 Oct 1893 in Marion County, IN18. He married ELIZABETH JANE CRIDER18 16 Sep 1857 in Effingham County, IL18, daughter of WILLIAM CRIDER and ELIZABETH HINTON. She was born 30 Jan 1828 in Washington County, VA18, and died 12 Oct 1922 in Hancock County, IN18.

More About JOHN THOMAS MONCRIEF:

Burial: Park Cem., Hancock Co., IN18

More About ELIZABETH JANE CRIDER:

Burial: Park Cem., Hancock Co., IN

More About JOHN MONCRIEF and ELIZABETH CRIDER:

Marriage: 16 Sep 1857, Effingham County, IL18

Children of JOHN MONCRIEF and ELIZABETH CRIDER are:

i. CALEB W.7 MONCRIEF, b. 24 Jun 1858, Effingham County, IL18; d. 14 Jul 1936, Hancock County, IN18; m. MARTHA GLASSCOCK18, 1877, Hancock County, IN18; b. 16 Mar 1861, Indiana18.

Notes for CALEB W. MONCRIEF:

Also married to: Mary Howley

Icie Kempher

Leota Cook

More About CALEB W. MONCRIEF:

Burial: Park Cem., Hancock Co., IN18

More About CALEB MONCRIEF and MARTHA GLASSCOCK:

Marriage: 1877, Hancock County, IN18

ii. MARY JANE MONCRIEF, b. 23 Apr 1861, Effingham County, IL18; d. 10 May 1914, Hancock County, IN18; m. JOHN L. SIPE18.

More About MARY JANE MONCRIEF:

Burial: Park Cem., Hancock Co., IN18

 

6. DIANNA6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 23 Jan 1826 in Indiana19, and died 13 Aug 189220. She married JOHN S. VAWTER20 19 Oct 1854 in Jennings County, IN20, son of JAMES VAWTER and SARAH WATTS. He was born 25 May 182420, and died 06 Dec 187920.

More About JOHN VAWTER and DIANNA MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 19 Oct 1854, Jennings County, IN20

Children of DIANNA MONCRIEF and JOHN VAWTER are:

i. SARAH7 VAWTER20.

ii. JAMES C. VAWTER20.

 

7. GIDEON6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1830 and died 15 Feb 1887 in Jennings County, IN He married LYDIA E. MORRIS20 13 Jan 1863 in Jennings County, IN She was born 1842 in Pennsylvania

More About GIDEON MONCRIEF and LYDIA MORRIS:

Marriage: 13 Jan 1863, Jennings County, IN20

Children of GIDEON MONCRIEF and LYDIA MORRIS are:

i. EVA7 MONCRIEF, b. 1865
ii. E
DWIN MONCRIEF, b. 1866
iii. G
RACE MONCRIEF, b. 1868

iv. JOSEPH MONCRIEF, b. 1874
v. R
OBERT MONCRIEF, b. 1877

vi. JENNIE MONCRIEF, b. 1879

 

8. MAXA6 MONCRIEF (CALEB5, MAXWELL4, WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 11 Jul 1832 in Jennings County, IN20. He married MARTHA E. STOTT20 03 Nov 1853 in Jennings County, IN20, daughter of WILLIAM STOTT and MARY MONCRIEF. She was born 18 Apr 1834 in Jennings County, IN20.

More About MAXA MONCRIEF and MARTHA STOTT:

Marriage: 03 Nov 1853, Jennings County, IN

Children of M
AXA MONCRIEF and MARTHA STOTT are:

i. JENNIE MONCRIEF, b. 19 Apr 185520; d. 01 Mar 187020.

More About JENNIE MONCRIEF:

Burial:

ii. C
ALEB MONCRIEF, b. 02 Apr 185820; d. 17 Oct 1859, Jennings County, IN20.

iii. EMMA MONCRIEF, b. 31 Jul 1860, Jennings County, IN20; d. 31 Mar 1902, Johnson County, IN20; m. ROBERT DANIEL TRICK20, 24 Jul 1895, Johnson County, IN20.

More About ROBERT TRICK and EMMA MONCRIEF:

Marriage: 24 Jul 1895, Johnson County, IN20

 

 

Endnotes

1. Jennings County, IN, 1850 Census.

2. Gary Romines < gdsb@email.msn.com >.

3. Jennings County, IN, 1850 Census.

4. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

5. Gary Romines < gdsb@email.msn.com >.

6. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

7. Donnagene Dougherty < tomdg@worldnet.att.net >.

8. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

9. Donnagene Dougherty < tomdg@worldnet.att.net >.

10. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

11. Jean McClellan - Chambers < navywave68@sbcglobal.net >.

12. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

13. Melody Hensley Carter < oh_stop_it@hotmail.com >.

14. 1880 census, Effingham Co., IL reel 205, page 280

15. Melody Hensley Carter < oh_stop_it@hotmail.com >.

16. Cynthia M. Rice < Cccynth@aol.com >.

17. Broderbund Marriage Records, CD.

18. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.

19. Jennings County, IN, 1850 Census.

20. Helen Ringer < Hjrfermi@aol.com >.



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