Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Griffin Family Cemetery, Milam county, Texas



Griffin Family Cemetery, Milam county, Texas - 2011

Alfreda Griffin

Alfreda Griffin                                                                 
Feb. 24, 1877
June 8, 1933

(Note: old maid)

Mrs. S.  Griffin                                                                                                    
Wife of Joe Griffin
Born: Dec. 16, 1845

Died: April 24, 1927Aged: 81 Yrs, 4 Mos, 8 Days

Mrs. S. Griffin

Joe Griffin                                                                                                          
Born: October 28, 1835
Died: October 12, 1905
Joe Griffin

E.M. Griffin                                                                                                        

Son of Joe and S.E. Griffin
Born: June 17, 1880
Died: October 4, 1906

E.M. Griffin
(Note: His first name was Edward).

(Grave - no marker)
Note: Possible "Griffin" family due to location.

Elizabeth C. Griffin                                                                                            
Born: November 2, 1835                                                                                    
Died: January 5, 1912

Elizabeth C. Griffin
(Note: Joe Griffin's sister)

John Griffin
Born: September 11, 1829
Died: April 30, 1887

Belle J. (Z?) Griffin
Wife of J. W. Barrett
Born: August 3, 1866
Died: February 19, 1892

(Note: Belle Z. Griffin and John W. Barrett had two daughters, Lela and Gladys.  He married a second time to (2) Martha Revielle.  John W. Barrett was a drunk and beat both of his wives. His first wife hit him with a piece of firewood.  One of Belle's daughters married a Smith.  John W. Barrett killed his father over some kind of property argument.  John W. Barrett had a son by his second wife named Thomas Barrett.  He lived on the northeast side of Belton).

Nancy M. Griffin
1863 - 1901

Note: Pearl (Griffin) Digby sayid that Slyvanus Griffin and his wife Mary (Murray) Griffin ("Polly") are also buried here, but the markers no longer exist.  When Kenneth & Doris Herrington, along with grandsons, cleared the cemetery of a huge accumulation of cactus in the early 2000s, they noticed several sunken areas and thought that maybe the family cemetery had been used as the community cemetery as well.


Liddie B.
Daughter of J.W. and B.Z. Barrett
Born: January 25, 1892
Died: December 10, 1892

(Note: One of the Smiths was named Dallas Smith.  He lived in Salado).

John Y.
Son of G.W. and E.J. Smith
Born: September 18, 1885
Died: November 11, 1886

Alfred M.
Son of J.N. and M.F. Smith
Born: October 16, 1877
Died: November 26, 1883

Wm. Oscar
Son of J.N. and M.F. Smith
Born: January 15, 1888
Died: March 1, 1888

In Memory of
Son of John N. and M.F. Smith
Born: May 16, 1873
Died: March 4, 1882


In Memory of
Infant son of J.H. and A.A. Henington (Note: James Henry & Alice A. (Griffin) Henington).
Born & Died June 9, 1882

In Memory of
A.A., Wife of J.H. Henington
Born: January 21, 1860
Died: June 10, 1882
(Note: Alice A. Griffin Hennington is the daughter of John Griffin & Elizabeth Robbins.  Her husband, James Henry Henington married Alice on July 3, 1881 in Milam county, Texas and is buried in the Henington cemetery in Bell county, Texas.  His parents were Henry Isaac Henington & Nancy Caroline Whittington).


Infant Son of M.B. and Sallie E. Dabbs
Born: July 21, 1879
Died: July 22, 1879

In Memory of
Sallie Dabbs
Died: July 25, 1879
Age 25 Years


Robert L.
Son of T.J. and A. I. Venable
Born: February 17, 1893
Died: November 22, 1896
Aged 3 Yrs. 9 Ms. and 5 Days
"A little flower of love
That blossomed but to die
Transplanted now above
To bloom with God on High".


Infant Babe of
T.F. and T.T. Ward
Born: October 29, 1884
Aged 3 Ms. and 3 Days

Anna P.
Dau. of T.F. and T.T. Ward
Born: July 27, 1886
Aged 3 Ms and 3 Wks.

1.  "Find A Grave" website photographs.
2.  Pearl (Griffin) Digby- September 23, 1979 (Conversation with Glenn, Brian, and Billy Blair on a trip at the Griffin cemetery and surrounding area to discuss family history).
3.  Billy Blair photographs of the Griffin cemetery.
4.  Karin Galindo correspondence on August 7, 2013 (Information about how the Henington graves tie in to the Griffin family).

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