Re: Unknown Griffin of Mississippi, story of revenge and murder
I'm pretty sure of the story how it was told to me. My father's great Uncle left town never to be seen again and everyone in his family always wondered what become of him. Though, I must say, I've been told my Griffins migrated from Alabama to Mississippi. However, I do not recognize any of the names you have mentioned unless James Griffin is a son to a Barton Griffin born about 1823. I found him in the 1850 Census of Benton County, Alabama. James H. Griffin was listed as 8 years old born in Alabama.(born about 1842). Barton's wife is Jane born about 1824 and I believe Jane's maiden name is Reid. Ohter children from this union listed in the 1850 Census of Alabama were Stephen 17,born in SC; Hamilton H. 10, born in Ala; Amistia B 5, Ala; Alonzo 1, Ala; Sarah 11, Ala and John P Hester 21,SC was listed in their household.I'm sorry to say, I don't know anymore about my Griffin line than when I started. I have been paying attention to other family trees trying to fit mine in somewhere. I have a family story and the name of my Great grandfather and great grandmother, Alonzo and Dora Landtrip Griffin no birthdates. I did find her second marriage to Will Hudson in Miller County, Arkansas. I know ther childrens names Flois, Lois(twins) Alden, and Wilburn Reid Griffin-my grandfather born March 1910. Well I do have everything down but not anyone past Alonzo and Dora Griffin. I haven't found them in the Census or marriage records, nor their resting place. I have run across a few Alonzo's in Alabama and Mississippi. But they all seem too old. I think my Alonzo is older than I try to make him. Well that just about sums up my Griffin story. I hope maybe one day we can find our stories come together. Thank you for sharing!