When Robert Marshall Griffee was born on 7 April 1851, in Meade, Kentucky, United States, his father, Edward G Griffee, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Powell, was 27. He married Mary E. Shelton on 6 October 1874, in Harrison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 2 Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 6 December 1925, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Powell Cemetery, Ekron, Meade, Kentucky, United States.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha (see Griffin ).