Family: Samuel Griffin / Rebecca Smith (F1060)  [1

m. Aft 28 Jul 1812


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  • Father | Male
    Samuel Griffin

    Born  1790   
    Died  Bef 1860   
    Buried     
    Married  Aft 28 Jul 1812  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Edward Griffin | F10285 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Rebecca Smith

    Born  1790-1795   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Female
    + Edith Griffin

    Born  1814   
    Died  1889   
    Buried    Randolph County, NC at Old Mount Olivet Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Thomas M. Pearce | F0122 
    Married  23 Dec 1840  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    + Mary T. Griffin

    Born  1824   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  James E. Beck | F4532 
    Married  29 Sep 1848  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Rebecca Griffin

    Born  1828   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    + Samuel Griffin

    Born  1830   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary "Polly" Tally | F10283 
    Married  05 Oct 1854  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    Ruth Griffin

    Born  1832   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Luzenia Griffin

    Born  1835   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Wright R. Davis | F10284 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • 1812, Jul 28 -- Marriage Bond, Chatham County, NC
      Samuel Griffin and Rebecca Smith.
      Bondsman was Isaac Smith. Witness was Thomas Ragland.
      *Note marriages usually took place soon after the bond was taken (same day to a week later)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1081] Todd Dorsett [tadorsett@comcast.net].
      Edith (Griffin) Pearce was not a daughter of John Griffin. It is easy to assume that from the Census of 1870. However, if one digs deeper, it becomes clear that John Griffin was probably never married. Edith was in fact the daughter of Samuel Griffin and his wife, nee Rebecca Smith, of Chatham county. Apparently John Griffin was Samuel's brother. Samuel and Rebecca had other children (Samuel, Rebecca, Ruth, Luzenia, at least), and you can find some of them residing in the household next to Thomas M. Pearce in the 1870 Census.