When Arabella Griffith was born on 4 September 1856, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Uriah Griffith, was 45 and her mother, Mary Montgomery, was 40. She married Alfred John Bates on 18 January 1885, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died in 1910, at the age of 54.
Welsh (Carmarthenshire and western England): from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief, lord’.
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