Elvira Jane Griffin

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

The Life Summary 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 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.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Robinson
1834–1888
Elvira Jane Griffin
1840–1921
Marriage: about 1857
John Alva Robinson
1858–1940
Melissa Elvira Robinson
1860–1960
Marinda Jane Robinson
1862–1957
Mary Peninah Robinson
1865–1944
Elvira J Robinson
1865–
Martha Lee Robinson
1867–1934
James T. Robinson
1870–1954
Josie D. Robinson
1872–1938
Nettie Robinson
1875–1926
George Franklin Robinson ,Jr.
1877–1912
Samuel Looper Robinson
1881–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1857Pickens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860
    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.
    1863
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Griffing
    Griffee
    Griffy
    Griffey
    Griffen

    Sources (17)

    • Elvira J Robinson in household of Sam L Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elvira J. Griffin in entry for Nettie Lenna Mauldin, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
    • Elvira J Robinson, "United States Census, 1900"

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