Elvira Jane Griffin

24 April 1840–13 December 1921 (Age 81)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elvira Jane

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 Township 7 Pumpkintown, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. 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.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Robinson
Elvira Jane Griffin
Marriage: about 1857
John Alva Robinson
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marinda Jane Robinson
Mary Peninah Robinson
Elvira J Robinson
Martha Lee Robinson
James T. Robinson
Josie D. Robinson
Nettie Robinson
George Franklin Robinson ,Jr.
Samuel Looper Robinson

Spouse and Children

about 1857
Pickens, South Carolina, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alva Griffin


    Jane (Jennie) Brown Barton




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elvira J Robinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elvira Robinson in household of George F Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elvira J Robinson in household of George F Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"

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