I received the following information from Chris Hansen. His wife's family is from West Carroll Parish. He had some great pictures with his text, but I couldn't get both to transfer to the blog. If he sends me the pictures separately, I think I can do that, so I'm waiting to hear from him.
William G. "Bill" Griffin Sr. was born in 1853 on Gray's Plantation near the town of Floyd in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. He was a farmer, cattleman, and timber buyer for the Pioneer Cooperage (Barrel) Co. of St. Louis, Mo. They employed 500 people in Pioneer and vicinity.
The 1860 US Census shows William G. Griffin, age 7, as living in Floyd, Carroll Parish, LA. He is shown in the census as living in a house owned by Sarah Rollins, age 53. Also living in the same house was his mother Peninah Haynes nee Cathey, age 28.
On February 10, 1878 William G. Griffin II born. He was the son of William M. "Bill" Griffin and Laura Beard Honeycutt. He was a farmer in West Carroll Parish, LA. William G. Griffin Sr., William g. Griffin II and his mother Peninah are buried in the Bayou Macon Cemetery in Pioneer, LA
Who are these people?
Sally Jo Gibson sent me this picture of the "Old Floyd" Courthouse, but didn't know who the people were. If anyone knows who they are, please let the rest of us know. Just post a reply.