Nancy Louise Griggs

9 January 1914–3 January 2004 (Age 89)
Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy Louise

When Nancy Louise Griggs was born on 9 January 1914, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, her father, Lee Abercrombie Griggs, was 21 and her mother, Inez Mae Ratliff, was 18. She married J. Harper Cox on 7 March 1942, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Swift Creek Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 3 January 2004, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

J. Harper Cox
Nancy Louise Griggs
Marriage: 7 March 1942
James Lee Cox

Spouse and Children

7 March 1942
Wake, North Carolina, United States


    James Lee Cox


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 2

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg .

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

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Story Highlight

Visit with Dad

In 1997 we traveled as a family to Wilmington, North Carolina for a visit. My dad, J Harper Cox, was in a nursing home with the late stages of Alzheimer's. Over the years the disease had gotten steadi …

Sources (3)

  • Louise Griggs in household of Lee A Griggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs J Harper Cox in entry for Lee A Griggs, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Nancy Louise Griggs, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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