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
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 1857
Pickens, South Carolina, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alva Griffin

    Male1809–1889Male

    Jane (Jennie) Brown Barton

    Female1816–1877Female

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

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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