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Alfred Griffin m Sarah Gardner c. 1846
Posted by: Melba Lambert Straigis Date: March 16, 2000 at 11:28:25
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Just found out that Sarah Gardner's mother, Jemima Gardner was listed as head of house in the 1840 census indes of Pickens Co., Alabama, at which time Sarah would have been about 12 years of age and still living at home. By the 1850 census of Picken Co. AL., Jemima is still listed as head of house, but Sarah is now married to Alfed Griffin and has 2 children, ages 2 and I, showing she had married about 1846 (the oldest child was born Dec 15, 1847) so about 1846 would be a safe estimate for their marriage, and I assume that Pickens Co. would be a reasonable safe place to assume to be the place they married. (since there are no court records).. Jemima Gardner's husband, Thomas Gardner, Jr.had died in Kershaw District S.C. in about 1829. and she never remarried, but came to Pickens with several of her Gardner brothers and uncles. One uncle was the well known Reuben Gardner who served in the State Legislature. Alfred Griffin was an overseer for a large plantation when they married. I have been unable to find his parents. There were three Griffins in Pickens in 1840 census index. B.J.; J.M.; and William. Can anyone identify these Griffin men. Alfred named his first son, Benjamin T.Griffin, and the second son, Jesse R. Griffin . Were any of the above men Alfred's brothers? Alfred would have been about 17 years of age in 1840 and would have been living with a family. I have not seen the actual census to see how many members were in the households. Please, can anyone help find Alfred Griffins family? He was suppose to have been born in N.C. but might have come from Ga. into Ala. Thank you for any help you can give me and I will gladly exchange information.

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