When Elvira Jane Griffin was born on 24 April 1840, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Alva Griffin, was 30 and her mother, Jane "Jennie" Brown Barton, was 23. She married George Franklin Robinson about 1857, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 13 December 1921, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pickens, South Carolina, United States.
Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.
Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.