Thomas Jefferson or Jack Griffin

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

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    5 July 1876Appling, Georgia, United States
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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

    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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    Sources (11)

    • T J Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Thomas Jefferson Griffin, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • T J Griffin in entry for Mable Denton, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943"

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