Thomas Jefferson or Jack Griffin

31 December 1851–19 May 1940 (Age 88)
Emanuel, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson or Jack

When Thomas Jefferson or Jack Griffin was born on 31 December 1851, in Emanuel, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas W Griffin, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Holland, was 26. He married Emily Octavia Tillman on 5 July 1876, in Appling, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Tattnall, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died on 19 May 1940, in Stillmore, Emanuel, Georgia, United States, at the age of 88.

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Thomas Jefferson or Jack Griffin
Emily Octavia Tillman
Marriage: 5 July 1876
James Perry Griffin
May Belle Griffin

Spouse and Children

5 July 1876
Appling, Georgia, United States


    James Perry Griffin


    May Belle Griffin


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • T J Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas G Griffin in household of Thomas W Griffin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas G Griffine in household of Thomas Griffine, "United States Census, 1860"

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