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Descendants of Jessie H. GRIFFIN

Generation No. 1 

        1.  Jessie H.1 GRIFFIN was born December 24, 1801 in SC, and died June 28, 1883 in Searcy Co., AR.  He married Sarah Woody BROOKS June 25, 1825 in Florence, AL, daughter of James BROOKS and Sarah SINGLETARY.  She was born 1806 in NC.

 Notes for Jessie H. GRIFFIN:

Searcy, AR 1850 Federal Census                     

177A 4   Griffin      Jesse              48    SC        Methodist preacher 

177A 6   Griffin      Jesse L.           16    Ten       

177A 9   Griffin      John W.            1     Ark      

177A 8   Griffin      Lucinda            13    Ten                

177A 5   Griffin      Sarah              43    N C       p

177A 7   Griffin      Wade               10    Ten  

 1860 Cove, Searcy Co., AR

  More About Jessie GRIFFIN and Sarah BROOKS:  Marriage: June 25, 1825, Florence, AL

     Children of Jessie GRIFFIN and Sarah BROOKS are:

+      2                 i.    Richard Dewit Clinton2 GRIFFIN, born August 31, 1828 in Huntsville, AL; died July 25, 1922 in Searcy Co., AR.

+      3                ii.    Jesse L. GRIFFIN, born Abt. 1834 in TN.

        4               iii.    Wade GRIFFIN, born Abt. 1840 in TN.

        5               iv.    Lucinda GRIFFIN, born Abt. 1837 in TN.

        6                v.    John Wesley GRIFFIN, born Abt. 1848 in AR.

        7               vi.    Martha GRIFFIN, born 1859.

  Generation No. 2

        2.  Richard Dewit Clinton2 GRIFFIN (Jessie H.1) was born August 31, 1828 in Huntsville, AL, and died July 25, 1922 in Searcy Co., AR.  He married (1) Arena D. BEGLEY July 15, 1847 in Searcy Co., AR, daughter of Henry BEGLEY and Sophia DOWDY.  She was born 1824 in TN.  He married (2) Lucinda A. BEGLEY 1853 in Searcy Co., AR, daughter of Henry BEGLEY and Sophia DOWDY.  She was born November 11, 1838 in Captain Leslies Spring, Searcy Co., AR (indian camp), and died February 25, 1898.

 Notes for Richard Dewit Clinton GRIFFIN:

CENSUS YR:  1850  Wiley's Cove, Searcy Co., AR 

 1   254  263 Griffin        Richard D. C.  21     Farmer  b. AL                  

 2   254  263 Griffin        Arena D.       22  b. TN                    

 3   254  263 Griffin        Jesse          1  b. AR

 4   254  263 Griffin        Lucinda        8/12  b. AR

 1860 Cove, Searcy Co., AR    

More About Richard GRIFFIN and Arena BEGLEY:  Marriage: July 15, 1847, Searcy Co., AR

 More About Richard GRIFFIN and Lucinda BEGLEY:  Marriage: 1853, Searcy Co., AR

        Children of Richard GRIFFIN and Arena BEGLEY are:

+      8                 i.    Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, born October 1849 in Searcy Co., AR.

        9                ii.    Jesse H. GRIFFIN, born July 1848 in Searcy Co., AR; died June 05, 1929 in Searcy Co., AR.

        10             iii.    Tennessee GRIFFIN, born Abt. November 1852 in Searcy Co., AR.

        Children of Richard GRIFFIN and Lucinda BEGLEY are:

        11               i.    J. D.3 GRIFFIN, born Abt. 1854.

        12              ii.    Sophia GRIFFIN, born Aft. 1854.

        13             iii.    Vincent GRIFFIN, born Aft. 1854.

+      14             iv.    Green Boyd GRIFFIN, born August 13, 1854 in Searcy Co., AR; died August 19, 1921.

 

        3.  Jesse L.2 GRIFFIN (Jessie H.1) was born Abt. 1834 in TN.  He married Sarah (maiden name ?) GRIFFIN.  She was born 1835 in TN.

Notes for Jesse L. GRIFFIN:  1860 Cove, Searcy Co., AR

        Children of Jesse GRIFFIN and Sarah GRIFFIN are:

        15               i.    William3 GRIFFIN, born 1854.

        16              ii.    Clinton GRIFFIN, born 1856.

        17             iii.    John GRIFFIN, born 1860.

  Generation No. 3 

        8.  Lucinda3 GRIFFIN (Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born October 1849 in Searcy Co., AR.  She married Stephen/Steven Leon ASHLEY, son of William ASHLEY and Jane LEFEVRE.  He was born February 24, 1854 in Near Little Rock, AR (Wiley's Cove), and died September 14, 1920.

Notes for Stephen/Steven Leon ASHLEY:  Last known residence was Wagoner, IN

 1920 Bradley, Merced, CA

William J. Blair age 47

Annie T. (Ashley) age 44

Stephen L. Ashley age 65 (F-N-L)

Lucinda age 40 (M-N-L)

       Children of Lucinda GRIFFIN and Stephen/Steven ASHLEY are:

+      18               i.    Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, born November 14, 1881 in AR; died 1963 in Benton Co., AR.

        19              ii.    Aurelius ASHLEY, born January 08, 1873.

        20             iii.    Tennessee Ann "Annie" ASHLEY, born January 09, 1875 in AR.  She married (1) William J. BLAIR; born 1872 in AR.  She married (2) Hubbard BOYD.

        21             iv.    William Wood (twin) ASHLEY, born November 14, 1881.

        22              v.    Lillie May ASHLEY.  She married Wade POWELL.

        23             vi.    Willie Be ASHLEY.  She married Mr. RIFE.

        24            vii.    Mary ASHLEY.

 Notes for Mary ASHLEY:  Never married

 

        14.  Green Boyd3 GRIFFIN (Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born August 13, 1854 in Searcy Co., AR, and died August 19, 1921.  He married (1) Mary Permelia MELTON Abt. 1871.  She was born September 22, 1858 in Marshall, Searcy Co., AR.  He married (2) Nannie EMERSON Aft. 1883.    He married (3) Louiza Fanny (maiden name ?) GRIFFIN November 15, 1910 in Norfolk, Baxter Co., AR.  She was born December 29, 1845, and died June 13, 1916 in Leslie, Seacry Co., AR.

 More About Green GRIFFIN and Mary MELTON:  Marriage: Abt. 1871

 More About Green GRIFFIN and Nannie EMERSON:  Marriage: Aft. 1883

 More About Green GRIFFIN and Louiza GRIFFIN:  Marriage: November 15, 1910, Norfolk, Baxter Co., AR

     Children of Green GRIFFIN and Mary MELTON are:

        25               i.    Gussie4 GRIFFIN.

        26              ii.    Cory L. GRIFFIN, born 1874.

        27             iii.    William A. GRIFFIN, born Aft. 1876; died 1957 in Seattle, WA.

        28             iv.    Lucienda Catherine GRIFFIN, born January 23, 1876 in Leslie, Seacry Co., AR; died August 09, 1957 in Batesville, AR.

        29              v.    James GRIFFIN, born 1878.

        30             vi.    Lafayette GRIFFIN, born 1879.

        31            vii.    Nellie J. GRIFFIN, born January 16, 1883; died October 05, 1969.

        Children of Green GRIFFIN and Nannie EMERSON are:

        32               i.    M. N.4 GRIFFIN, born October 23, 1888 in Searcy Co., AR.

        33              ii.    Richard Brook GRIFFIN, born December 18, 1891; died October 07, 1896.

        34             iii.    H. L. GRIFFIN, born August 23, 1896; died May 25, 1898.

Generation No. 4

        18.  Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY (Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born November 14, 1881 in AR, and died 1963 in Benton Co., AR.  She married James Crawford "Crof" GIBBONS, Rev. October 03, 1900 in Leslie, AR, son of John GIBBONS and Sarah HIBBEN.  He was born December 09, 1876 in Alma, Crawford Co., AR, and died 1964 in Benton Co., AR.

 More About Maude Muller (twin) ASHLEY:  Burial: Benton Co., AR - Benton Co. Memorial Park Cemetary

 Notes for James Crawford "Crof" GIBBONS, Rev.:  Benton County, ARkansas was created in 1836 from Washington Co.

 1920 Union, Izard Co., AR

James C. Gibons age 42 Methodist minister

Maud M. age 38

R. L. age 17

Willie age 15 (dau)

(census indicates his father was born in AL)

 1930 Uvalde Co., TX  Pct. 3 census:

James C. Gibbons age 53 b. AR Methodist Clergyman

Maude M. (Ashley) Gibbons age 48 b. AR

James W. Gibbons age 7 b. TX (grandson) (son of R. L. and Ella Gertrude (Jones) Gibbons)

 More About James Crawford "Crof" GIBBONS, Rev.:  Burial: Benton Co., AR - Benton Co. Memorial Park Cemetary

More About James GIBBONS and Maude ASHLEY:  Marriage: October 03, 1900, Leslie, AR

     Children of Maude ASHLEY and James GIBBONS are:

+      35               i.    Robert Lee "R.L."5 GIBBONS, born February 15, 1902 in Leslie, Searcy Co., AR; died January 30, 1970 in Bentonville, Benton Co., AR.

+      36              ii.    Aline Willie GIBBONS, born February 26, 1904 in Leslie, Searcy Co., AR; died January 03, 1991 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV.

  Generation No. 5

        35.  Robert Lee "R.L."5 GIBBONS (Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born February 15, 1902 in Leslie, Searcy Co., AR, and died January 30, 1970 in Bentonville, Benton Co., AR.  He married (1) Ella Gertrude JONES Abt. 1921, daughter of Joseph JONES and Celia PATTERSON.  She was born April 25, 1904 in Leming, Atascosa Co., TX, and died August 03, 2001 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  He married (2) Lillian Lucille BRAY October 25, 1941.  She was born January 04, 1918 in Guy, Faulkner Co., AR, and died May 31, 1999 in AR.

 Notes for Robert Lee "R.L." GIBBONS:

Always known as R. L. to everyone, he is listed as "Robert" in the social security death index.  His SS # was issued in OK

 National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington Co, AR

* Lillian Lucille Bray Gibbons

* R. L. Gibbons

 in 1930, was living with father-n-law in Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX.  His occupation in 1930 was a radio salesman

 More About Robert Lee "R.L." GIBBONS:  Burial: Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR - National Cem.

 Notes for Ella Gertrude JONES:

She is buried next to J. T. Allison as she had always said he was her real only true love.  When her and Richard Leopard divorced, she went back to the last name of Williams.  She was  30 when she married J. T. Allison.  She was 41 when she married John H. Williams. 

 1930 Medina Co., TX census Pct. 8:

Joseph W. Jones age 67 General practice physician

Fred P. Jones age 17

R. L. Gibbons (son-n-law) age 28

Gertrude E. (Jones) Gibbons age 25 (dau)

Grace E. Gibbons  age 6

Galdyne C. Gibbons age 4 yrs. 11 mos.

Celeste M. age 2 1/2

 More About Ella Gertrude JONES:  Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

 More About Robert GIBBONS and Ella JONES:  Marriage: Abt. 1921

 Notes for Lillian Lucille BRAY:

National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington Co, AR

 * Lillian Lucille Bray Gibbons

* R. L. Gibbons

  More About Lillian Lucille BRAY:  Burial: June 03, 1999, Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR - National Cem.

 More About Robert GIBBONS and Lillian BRAY:

Marriage: October 25, 1941       

Children of Robert GIBBONS and Ella JONES are:

+      37               i.    Lila Lou6 GIBBONS, born May 25, 1930 in LaCoste, Medina Co., TX; died April 21, 1990 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.

+      38              ii.    Celia Gladyne GIBBONS, born April 19, 1925 in Melvin, TX; died January 06, 2000 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

+      39             iii.    James Wakefield GIBBONS, born December 27, 1922 in Fresno, CA; died March 24, 1997 in Oxnard, Ventura Co., CA.

+      40             iv.    Grace Ellen GIBBONS, born March 12, 1924; died September 1983 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

+      41              v.    Celeste Maud GIBBONS private

       

Children of Robert GIBBONS and Lillian BRAY are:

+      42               i.    Robert Edward6 GIBBONS private

+      43              ii.    Lillian Marie GIBBONS.  private

+      44             iii.    Juanita Dale GIBBONS private

+      45             iv.    Willie Bernice GIBBONS private

        46              v.    Barbara GIBBONS. private

        47             vi.    Paul GIBBONS. private

 

        36.  Aline Willie5 GIBBONS (Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born February 26, 1904 in Leslie, Searcy Co., AR, and died January 03, 1991 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV.  She married William HOPPMAN November 05, 1949 in Merced, CA.  He was born in Germany.

 Notes for William HOPPMAN:

I was told that William placed an add in the paper looking for a wife.  Aline answered that ad.  When visiting them in CA once, he had newspapers that were in German.  This fascinated me. 

William was previously married and had 3 children that lived with him and Aline.  Not sure what happened to his first wife.  William and Aline never had any children but they were foster parents.

 More About William HOPPMAN and Aline GIBBONS:  Marriage: November 05, 1949, Merced, CA     

Generation No. 6

        37.  Lila Lou6 GIBBONS (Robert Lee "R.L."5, Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born May 25, 1930 in LaCoste, Medina Co., TX, and died April 21, 1990 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.  She married Archie WEHMEYER August 18, 1946 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, son of Harry WEHMEYER and Paulina/Pauline NAEGELIN.  He was born August 11, 1923 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, and died November 14, 1982 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 Notes for Lila Lou GIBBONS:

In her younger years, she was a waitress.   After her husband retired, she attended cosmetology school and became a hairdresser.    She was unaware she had a brain tumor and once detected, she only lived 3 weeks.  She passed away in the home of her daughter, DIann.  She loved John Wayne.  She travelled alot with her sisters and mother.  She was very close to her mother and her sisters. 

Source:  Fort Sam Houston National Cem. - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

Wehmeyer, Lila , b. 05/25/1930, d. 04/21/1990, Plot: 2 860, bur. 04/26/1990, *

  More About Lila Lou GIBBONS:   Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.

Cause of Death: Massive Bifrontal Glioblastoma (brain tumor), Chronic Pulmonary Disease

Medical Information: She had a hereditary eye condition, Retinitis Pigmetosa (Night Blindness) 

Notes for Archie WEHMEYER:

He was a dedicated and devoted husband and father.  He provided a stable and secure lifestyle for his family.  He loved putting together family gatherings.  He was a great cook.  He was always "there" when people needed him.  He was easy to talk to and a very wise man.

 Served in WWII, the Korean War and still in the military during the Vietnam War.  He was a dedicated military man.

 Before his death, he owned Archie's Mobile Home Services.  He was a carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, mechanic and all around fix-it man.

 His death was sudden.  His high blood pressure was controlled by medications.  One month prior to his death, his usual doctor retired and the new doctor took him off all his meds.  He had been treated at Wilford Hall Medical Center in (USAF) San Antonio, TX  

Source:  Fort Sam Houston National Cem - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

Wehmeyer, Archie , b. 08/11/1923, d. 11/14/1982, SSGT USA, Plot: 2 860, bur. 11/18/1982, *

More About Archie WEHMEYER:  Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.

Cause of Death: Cardiovascular Collapse, Myocardial Infarction

Medical Information: High blood pressure otherwise healthy

 More About Archie WEHMEYER and Lila GIBBONS:  Marriage: August 18, 1946, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

         38.  Celia Gladyne6 GIBBONS (Robert Lee "R.L."5, Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born April 19, 1925 in Melvin, TX, and died January 06, 2000 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married John Thomas LEWIS.  He was born November 11, 1919, and died March 13, 1983 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 More About Celia Gladyne GIBBONS:  Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Mission Park South Cemetary

 More About John Thomas LEWIS:  Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary

          39.  James Wakefield6 GIBBONS (Robert Lee "R.L."5, Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born December 27, 1922 in Fresno, CA, and died March 24, 1997 in Oxnard, Ventura Co., CA.  He married Dixie ALFORD, daughter of Henry ALFORD and Julia ALFORD.  She was born 1921.       

40.  Grace Ellen6 GIBBONS (Robert Lee "R.L."5, Maude Muller (twin)4 ASHLEY, Lucinda3 GRIFFIN, Richard Dewit Clinton2, Jessie H.1) was born March 12, 1924, and died September 1983 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married (1) Robert Cummings RICHARDS Abt. 1943, son of Robert RICHARDS and Helen TOBIN.  He was born February 19, 1918 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.  She married (2) husband unknown Bef. 1945. 

 Notes for Grace Ellen GIBBONS:

Fort Sam Houston National Cem - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

Richards, Grace E, b. 03/12/1924, d. 09/11/1983, Plot: AA 293, bur. 09/14/1983, *

  More About Grace Ellen GIBBONS:  Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary

 Notes for Robert Cummings RICHARDS:

1930 Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA census

Mary E. Tobin (head) age 63 b. PA

John F. Tobin (son) age 31 b. PA occupation:  Foreman

Betty Tobin (dau) age 33 b. PA occupation:  clerk-J C. Penny Co.

Rosella Tobin age 26 (dau-n-law) b. PA

Betty L. Bower (granddau) age 5 b. PA

Patricia A. Tobin (granddau) age 6 mo. b. PA

Mary Fravel (mother) age 83 b. PA

Robert Richards age 12 (grandson) b. PA

William Tobin age 38 (son) b. PA occupation:  Signal man PA railroad

  More About Robert RICHARDS and Grace GIBBONS:  Marriage: Abt. 1943

 More About husband unknown and Grace GIBBONS:  Marriage: Bef. 1945

       Children of Grace GIBBONS and Robert RICHARDS are:

        60               i.    Barbara Ann7 RICHARDS, born June 17, 1944 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX; died March 30, 1975 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 Notes for Barbara Ann RICHARDS:

never married - was mentally retarded since birth

 Source:  Fort Sam Houston National Cem - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

Richards, Barbara A, b. 06/17/1944, d. 03/30/1975, Plot: A-A 893, bur. 04/02/1975, * 

Born:  Fort Sam Houston Army Base

 More About Barbara Ann RICHARDS:

Burial: April 02, 1975, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary

 

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