|William & Mattie Griffin w/ first son Alvin
|Children of William & Mattie Griffin
Note for today May 18, 2010
OH Goodness I am working on this web site agan..... Adding photos...
When I have finished adding all the photos I have I will Delete this note.
I am also posting links to findagrave.com to each of our family members memorials. You can
see a photo of there headstone and more.
|Our Family Easter Sunday 1961
|Marshall, Texas Photo by Hollis LaRoe
When one begins working on there family tree
many things will cross your mine.
There are a few songs which cross mine.
This is one of them.
Mixed in this site you will find others.
Will the circle be unbroken?
By and by Lord, by and by,
There's a better home
In the sky Lord, in the sky.
My 2nd Great Grandfather
Co. E, 14 th Texas Infantry (Clark's Reg't Texas Inf.)
My 2nd Great Grandfather
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1863, Northern Army Inlisted in the Union Army in Delaware County, Iowa.
Griffin Family Tree, Welcome to our Family Photo Album,Tree and branches! LDS
Welcome to our Family Photo Album, Tree and branches!
I started with only pages from my grandmother's family Bible. Along with head stones in the Cemetery's I
used to visit as a child. And with the help of the internet. A cousin Kay Mix (who I did not know I even had) found the information
I had posted and she had our Great Great Grandparents Family Bible.
So this site is growing.
In 2006 I found Maltie Fay Sparks Walker, the only living girl of Alfonso Culberson Lyle Sparks
and Ida Pearl Griffin. I knew her just did not know where she was. Maltie Fay (I call her), had photos and knew who
was in them and also had the tree in Aunt Pearl's handwriting. It was so wonderful putting pictures with names. All I had
was headstones. So here is a big Thank You to Aunt Pearl for keeping the story down for us. Pearl went home to be with Our
Lord in 1972 but, thanks to her our story lives on.
At the end of 2006 my 2nd cousin 1st removed Milford H Arnold Jr. found me. By way of the internet and had
wonderful photos also. Thanks Milford.
At last my Goode side is growing. My Cousin Teddy who I have never meet but knew about him. It was in 2008
I got the e-mail. Had his photo posted and he found me. I now have photos of my Uncle Snooks. Thanks Teddy
I am creating this photo album web site both to help keep track of our favorite family
photos and to share our memories with friends and relatives all over the world. Look hard, you could even find some your kinship
on one of the branches or twigs.
|Hi it's me Diana Lee Griffin at "Sweet 16"
|I'm trying to water this tree so it will grow! With a lot of Pray.
The roots of our East Texas - Griffin Tree Began in Overton, Rusk & Smith Countys.
Right on the County line.
The Griffin side goes back to
England in 1780
with My 4th Great Grandfather WILLIAM H.GRIFFIN.
He was born 1780 in England,
died 17 January 1854 in
Dover, Stafford Co., New Hampshire
The Arnold Side goes back to England 1720
My 5th Great Grandfather :
JAMES ARNOLD was born 1720 in England
Died in South Carolina, USA
Let me take you back a few generations to my Griffin England roots. William H. Griffin was born in 1780 in England. When
he came to Middlesex County, Mass. I am not sure. He married Olive Read on 27 Feb. 1806. William and Olive then moved to Dover,
Strafford County, New Hampshire. Where there son George Graham Griffin was born. George Graham Griffin married Julia Ann George
on 16 November 1833 in Platsburgh, New York . George and Julia lived in Strafford County, NH until after 1854, then moved
with their family to Delphi, Delaware County, Iowa.
Their oldest son was William Henry Griffin. William Henry served in the War between the States as a Union Privat. He
was wounded in Atlanta, Georgia. While in the hospital there, he met Delia Beatrice Morris. Delia was a nurse in the hospital
and was a Southern. After the war he moved to New Orleans and lived with Delia's mother and brother. Delia and William Henry
Griffin were married 11 September 1867 in Chatiwa, Pike County, Mississippi. Also Cousin Kay, In west Texas has his milirary
Records, marriage certficate and a few christianing records. Which I one day hope to get a copy of.
After William and Delia marriage they moved to Davenport, Scott County, Iowa and then to Moline, Rock Island County,
Ill. They eventially moved to Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
This Genealogy was keep in Our Griffin Family Bible.