Saturday, November 3, 2007

Griffin Family

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

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The photograph of Jeanette Griffin in first grade in Pioneer appears to have my Aunt Pearl Maxwell Rice as the teacher. My mother's family lived and farmed in WC Parish from 1931 - 1941 before moving back to LaSalle Parish. My mother's sisters were both teachers, Pearl teaching 1st grade for over 40 years.My grandfather's name with Johny W. Maxwell.
Daphne Gibson McLeod

Anonymous said...

Laura B Honeycutt was my great great grandmother. According to family tales she had married Bill Centers they have children and she also had Bill Griffin II by Bill Griffin Sr.

Art-aholic said...

I just found out my father, born in 1925, lived in Old Floyd as a child. If anyone has information about the Garrett family, father Charles and Wife Estelle, sons Charlie ( Jr.), Red,and Jimmy, I would love to hear about them!

Art-aholic said...

Did anyone know the Garrett family, Estelle, Charles, Red, Jr., and Jimmy, lived in Old Floyd I think in the 1930's and 1940's? Would love to learn what you know of my fathers family.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't anyone remember that William Griffin was married to Mary Ballard and had three children. Ben Lily Griffin, Lucy Mary Griffin, and Jeff Dunn Griffin. Jeff Dunn Griffin lived his whole life in the house that he was born in On Plum Grove Rd. Jeff Gr
Giffin Married Eliza Butler and had two children. Bennie Griffin and Helen Griffin. The Griffin Place is still in the family. It is owned by Dixie Eubanks-Martin, William Griffin's Great Granddaughter

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.

Old Floyd Courthouse

Old Floyd Courthouse

Buildings in Old Floyd

Buildings in Old Floyd