Elvira Jane Griffin

Female24 April 1840–13 December 1921

Brief Life History 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
Elvira Jane Griffin
Marriage: about 1857
John Alva Robinson
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marinda Jane Robinson
Mary Penina ROBINSON
Elvira J Robinson
Martha Lee Robinson
James Thomas Robinson
Josie D. Robinson
Nettie Robinson
George Franklin Robinson ,Jr.
Samuel Looper Robinson

Sources (19)

  • Elvira J Griffin in household of Algy Griffin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elvira J. Robinson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Elvira Griffin in entry for Marinda Robinson Williams, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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)


    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

    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.

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