Check out the 1850 census of Hartzogg Township, household #33,Van Buren Co., AR. Felix age 15 is shown living in the household of Samuel Griggs age 40 born in TN and Fanny age 38 born in NC.Also, check out the 1860 census of Van Buren Co. This is time Felix and Cynthia are living in their on household with child Margaret and Cynthia’s sister Nancy McAlister.
“A History of Van Buren County 1833-1983” has a biography of Samuel P. Griggs coming from TN in 1832.He had a son Samuel (jr) born in 1810 in Maury Co., TN. Samuel (jr) married Frances (Fanny) Maddox. Their children were America , Nancy, Felix, Duke, Samuel(lll) and John.
Either one of the Griggs below could be Felix.According to family tradition, he died in the Civil War. GRIGGS, F.G. Pvt- Age 21. Enl 30 Jun 1862 at Van Buren, AR. GRIGGS, F.M. Pvt - Co E - enl 14 Jun 1862 at Little Rock. Died 12 Jan 1863 at Ft Smith hospital http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/30thcoe.htmhttp://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/30thcoe.htm
The lineage of the Griggs family can be found at Kathy’s Kinfolk
You may want to contact the Van Buren County Historical Society, P O Box 1023 Clinton, AR 72031.Their webpage is
Winston Chandler, now deceased, has written a book about the Griggs family.I’m sure the Van Buren County Historical Society can give you more information.