Researching the interrelated families of brothers James, Vincent GRIFFIN, b. 1779; d. 1846, Abbeville, South Carolina & William GRIFFIN, b. 1776; d. 1812, Edgefield District, South Carolina, all believed sons of ARW Private James GRIFFIN and his wife, Frances BEAL / BEALE...
ARW Private James GRIFFIN is believed to be a son of Welshman JOHN GRIFFIN, circa, 1708-1740, of Orange County, Virginia.
Vincent GRIFFIN, born 5 Oct 1779, died 19 Dec 1846; his will stipulates he was to be buried on the property of the '...old Nathan Lipscomb place, [in Abbeville County, South Carolina...';
Vincent GRIFFIN married first, Elizabeth 'Betsey' LIPSCOMB, 1793-1828, daughter of Nathan LIPSCOMB and his first wife, Taphenas BULLOCK [BULLOCH]; he married second, Agnes Waller WHITE BULLOCK [BULLOCH], widow of William BULLOCK, born 26 Mar 1803, Abbeville County, South Carolina; she died 19 Jan 1883, Abbeville County, South Carolina.
In 1850, Agnes Waller WHITE BULLOCK GRIFFIN, widow, married Larkin REYNOLDS, of Abbeville County, South Carolina.
Interested in corresponding further with researchers of these interrelated GRIFFIN families of Laurens, Abbeville, and Newberry counties, South Carolina, and in early St. Paul's Parish, Richmond and later Columbia County, Georgia...
LIST OF APPOINTEES TO VACANT OFFICES IN ABBEVILLE, CLARENDON, BARNWELL AND CHARLESTON DISTRICTS AS JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND QUORUM AND COMMISSIONERS OF FREE SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. (1 PAGES)
BROOK, JAMES R.;
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM P.;
DUNN, WILLIAM W.;
FELDER, BARZELLA W.;
HAGOOD, JAMES O.;
HARVEY, JOSIAH R.;
LAFFITTE, DAVID M.;
MARTIN, WILLIAM P.;
OBANNON, JOHN T.;
PRITCHARD, WILLIAM H.;
RHAME, LEVI F.;
RICHARDSON, J. J.;
SCHMIDT, JOHN F.;
TURNER, JOHN M.;
WADDLE, ISAAC W.;
WHITE, WILLIAM K.;
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM G.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina, 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198. Series: S165005; Year: ND00; Item: 03890; Page: 003; Date: No Date. Locations: Abbeville District; Barnwell District; Clarendon District; St. Andrew’s Parish. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=264160.
January 14, 1820. Abbeville District, South Carolina. Vincent GRIFFIN, Plat for 386 Acres on Little Rocky Creek, Abbeville District, South Carolina. 14 Jan 1820. Series: S213192; Volume: 0046; Page: 00147; Item: 001; Date: 1/14/1820; Description: GRIFFIN, VINCENT, PLAT FOR 386 ACRES ON LITTLE ROCKY CREEK, ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM ROBERTSON. ; Names indexed: GRIFFIN, VINCENT; MEARIWETHER, ZACHARIAH; RENOLDS, BENJAMIN; ROBERTSON, WILLIAM; SHACKLEFORD, JAMES; WARDLAW, WILLIAM; Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; LITTLE ROCKY CREEK; SALUDA RIVER; Document type: PLAT; South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina, 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198. Series: S213192; Volume: 0046; Page: 00147; Item: 001; sh http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=219939.
1821. Abbeville District, South Carolina. Inhabitants of Abbeville and Edgefield Districts: Petitions and Supporting Papers Asking Authorization to Open a New Road Leading from the Scotch Cross on Matthew Road into the Five Notched Road Above Cuffee Town Creek. Series: S165015; Year: ND0; Item: 0140; Ignore: 000; Date: 1821 C. ; Description: INHABITANTS OF ABBEVILLE AND EDGEFIELD DISTRICTS, PETITION AND SUPPORTING PAPERS ASKING AUTHORIZATION TO OPEN A NEW ROAD LEADING FROM THE SCOTCH CROSS ON MATTHEWS ROAD INTO THE FIVE NOTCHED ROAD ABOVE CUFFEE TOWN CREEK. (6 PAGES);
Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; CUFFYTOWN CREEK; EDGEFIELD DISTRICT; FIVE NOTCHED ROAD; MATTHEWS ROAD; Document type: PETITION; Topics: ROADS, COMMISSIONERS OF; STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http://scdah.sc.gov/. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=245073.
February 9, 1830. Vincent GRIFFIN, of Abbeville County, South Carolina. Witness/Test: Will of Ira GRIFFIN, of Abbeville District, South Carolina; [Transcriber’s Notes: Will of Ira GRIFFIN enumerated brothers, including: Richard, Joseph & Larkin GRIFFIN, all sons of Richard GRIFFIN and wife, Nancy Ann ‘Annie’ CLARK / CLARKE; Richard GRIFFIN believed to be son of John GRIFFIN, a Welshman, of Orange County, VA, 1708-w/s 1740. Vincent GRIFFIN believed to be son of ARW Private James GRIFFIN, 1731-1781 NSDAR 665892 and grandson of John GRIFFIN, 1708-1740].
December 17, 1831. Report of Legislative Committee: Abbeville & Spartanburg District(s), South Carolina. Part of a Special Committee Report Listing the Individuals Appointed To Act as Managers of Election at Polls. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. . 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http://scdah.sc.gov/. Series: S165005; Year: 1831; Item: 00289; Page: 011; Date: 12/17/1831; Description: PART OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORT LISTING THE INDIVIDUALS APPOINTED TO ACT AS MANAGERS OF ELECTION AT POLLS IN SPARTANBURG AND ABBEVILLE ELECTION DISTRICTS. (2/2 PAGES) ;
ARNOLD, WILLIAM B.;
BASKIN, JAMES H.;
BIRD, THOMAS B.;
BLACK, THOMAS P.;
GREEN, ROBERT H.;
HATHORN, ANDREW C.;
HILL, WILLIAM P.;
HUEY, JOHN B.;
JONES, WILLIAM P.;
LEE, JOHN B.;
MECKLIN, JOHN A.;
PELOT, JOHN F.;
SULLIVAN, SEABORN O.;
TRAILER, ALBERT T.;
WARE, ALBERT N.;
Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; SPARTANBURG DISTRICT; Document type: REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE; Topics: ELECTIONS, MANAGERS OF; POLLS; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=274108.
1834. Abbeville County, South Carolina. Ezekiel E. GORDON: Petition Asking Compensation for Service Notice of a Vacancy In the Office of Sheriff of Abbeville District on the District Managers of Election and Listing Each. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http://scdah.sc.gov/.; Series: S165015; Year: 1834; Item: 00067; Ignore: 000; Date: 1834; Description: GORDON, EZEKIEL E., PETITION ASKING COMPENSATION FOR SERVING NOTICE OF A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF ABBEVILLE DISTRICT ON THE DISTRICT MANAGERS OF ELECTION AND LISTING EACH. (6 PAGES);
ARNOLD, WILLIAM B.;
GORDON, EZEKIEL E.;
HATHORN, ANDREW C.;
PELOT, JOHN F.;
WARE, ALBERT N.;
Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; CAMBRIDGE; DEADFALL; STONEY POINT; WARRENTON; Document type: PETITION; Topics: ELECTIONS, MANAGERS OF; MUSTER GROUNDS; POLLS; SHERIFF OF ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=256494.
October 15, 1840. Abbeville County, South Carolina. Vincent GRIFFIN: Witness/Test to the Will of Stephen WITTS, of Abbeville District, South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. : 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http://scdah.sc.gov/. Series: S108093; Reel: 0003; Frame: 00242; Item: 000; Date: 10/15/1840; Description: WITTS, STEPHEN OF ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES) (ESTATE PACKET: BOX 102, PKG. 2213); Names Indexed:
Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=301166.
May 11, 1844. GRIFFIN, Vincent: Lands Adj; Witness of Land Plat Deed Transfer of GRIFFIN, Nathan L. Ninety-Six and Henley’s Creeks, Edgefield District, South Carolina. GRIFFIN, Nathan L. Plat for 1,690 Acres Land, Surveyed by William King GRIFFIN. Series: S213192; Volume: 0054; Page: 00099; Item: 001; Date: 5/11/1844; Description: GRIFFIN, NATHAN L., PLAT FOR 1,690 ACRES ON NINETY SIX AND HENLEYS CREEKS, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM KING GRIFFIN. ; Names Indexed:
GRIFFIN, NATHAN L.;
GRIFFIN, WILLIAM KING;
Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; BEAVER DAM CREEK; EDGEFIELD DISTRICT; HENLEY CREEK; NINETY-SIX CREEK; ROCKY BRANCH; SALUDA RIVER; Document type: PLAT; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=225702.
May 10, 1845. GRIFFIN, Vincent; Lands Adj; Witness to Land Plat Dee Transfer of James CRESWELL, Edgefield District, South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. : 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http://scdah.sc.gov/. Series: S213192; Volume: 0054; Page: 00225; Item: 000; Date: 5/10/1845; Description: CRESWELL, JAMES, PLAT FOR 1,712 ACRES ON NINTY SIX CREEK, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY W. H. GRIFFIN;
GRIFFIN, NATHAN L.;
GRIFFIN, R. C.;
GRIFFIN, W. H.; GRIFFIN,
W. W.; MARTIN,
WHITE, R. M.;
Locations: EDGEFIELD DISTRICT; NINETY-SIX CREEK; SALUDA RIVER; Document: Type: PLAT; Topics: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=225879.
“Will of Vincent Griffin
I, Vincent Griffin, of the State of South Carolina and District of Abbeville, being of sound mind and disposing memory, Knowing the certainty of Death.
Do, make and Ordain, this my last Will and Testament revoking all Others.
First I recommend my Soul to God, who gave it, and my Body to the Earth, hoping for redemption through the Merits of Jesus Christ—
2nd” It is my wish to be decently buried (At the Grave-yard at Nathan Lipscomb’s old place) by the side of my first Wife and that a Tomb-or-head-Stone be placed at each one of our graves, with birth, age, and Death, of each inscribed on the Stones, ---------
3rd- It is my Will that my just debts, be all paid.
4th. At my Death I give to my Daughters, Frances, E. Williams, Lucinca S. Crosier, and Sarah-ann Borders, the following Negroes to be valued, by disinterested Men, to wit, Charles, William Ephriam, Charlotte, Jerry, Mansey, Dinah, Milly, Elisa, Sidneyanne, and Sam, to be equally divided among them On the Condition that each one of them pays to my Executors, One fourth of the valuation of said Negroes, in Money to return to my estate, to be disposed of hereafter---
Noe in case of the Death of either of my Daughters leaving no Children, or issue of their Bodies, then The part, or parts, of Said Negroes, Shall, be equally divided, among the survivors of these my above named Daughters.
5th- It is my Will that the Money, paid into my Estate by My Daughters, being the One fourth of Valuation of the Negroes given to them. be put to interest Safely untill My Grand-Son James Edwards, arrives at the age of Twenty One years then the Same, principal and interest be given to my above named, grandson, James, Edwards,
6th- It is my Will, that the Plantation, on which, I live, Also the Tract of land, lying near Cambridge, Known, as the Bostwick Tract together with the Tract of Land known as the Dr. Edwards Tract With all the Stock, Horses, Mules, Waggons, Carts, and all the other Farming Utensils, with, Corn, Fodder, Oats, Wheat, Etc. With all the Household and Kitchen, furniture, and all other Things appertaining to the Same, be and remain, in possession of my Wife Agnes W Griffin and my Sons, Namely, John Leonard….”
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“Griffin, James Monroe Griffin, Vincent Griffin, George White Griffin, and Thomas Joseph Griffin, together with the following Negroes, to Wit, Joe, Henry, Jackson, Martha, Robert, Harry, Margaret, Liddy, Harry, Murphy, Rose, Matilda, Harriet, Nelly, Dick, Sally, Ben Maria, Julia, Clarisa, Alexander, Dilsey, Bill, Sylvia, Washington, Mose, Amanda, Edgar and Hannah, all of which Negroes, and Lands, I give to my Wife anf my five Sons, as above named, for their maintainance and Education.
7th- It is my Will that as my Son’s arrive at the age of twenty One years, that all the personal property. Negroes &e be valued by disinterested Men, and each recieve an equal portion, One Equal portion being given to my Wife Agnes W. Griffin, in fee Simple. Thus always constituting my Wife Agnes W. Griffin, equal With my above named Sons.
8th- In case any of my above named Sons should die leaving no Wife or child or of None Age, then his or their portion to be equally among the surviving brothers.
9th- I give unto my Wife Agnes W. Griffin My Carriage and also my Buggy, for the use of My Wife and My Son’s.
10th In case any of the Negroes Should become unmanagable it is my Will My Executors, Shall at their descretion have power to sell said Negroes, and invest the Money in other property for the benefit
11th- of the Common Estate.
11th- It is my will that if at any-time my Executors should deem it of advantage to the Estate to sell off the Boswick Land and put the proceeds at interest, or Vest/best [sic] it, in other property they are herein empowered and authorised to do so.
12th- It is my Will, that my Sons above named, shall have given to them a good and thorough English Education to be paid for out of the proceeds of the Farm, My Executors Making each One as equal in Education, as the natures of their minds will permit---
13th- I give to my Son John L. Griffin a Negro Boy named Willis-
14th- I give to my son James M. Griffin a Negro Boy Named Daniel.
15th I give to my Son Vincent Griffin A negro Boy Names Richard-
16th I give to my Son George W. Griffin a negro Boy to be bought as hereafter Specefied---
17th I give to my Son Thomas J. Griffin a Negro Boy Named Wiley---
18th I also give to My Wife Agnes W. Griffin A negro Girl Named….”
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19th It is my Will that if my Wife Agnes W. Griffin should Die, before my youngest child becomes of age then my Executors shall make what disposition of my real Estate and personal property except the Negroes, they may think Most Condusive to my children’s interest
20th It is my Will that the Negroes given to my Sons as above remain On the plantation, for the Mutual benefit of all, till they arrive of age—
21st It is my Will that the proceeds of Crop of Cotton Wheat & c together With Any Monies or Notes I May be in possession of after my debts are all paid, shall be vested in property, if my Executors, thins it best to do So-------
22nd It is my Will that in case My Wife Agnes W. Griffin should marry again, then my Executors Shall sell all my real Estate and personal property, excepting the Negroes and equal divide the proceeds between my Wife Agnes W. Griffin And my five Sons afore named----
23rd I do hereby appoint and constitute My Wife Agnes W. Griffin, Executrix, and Guardain, of my Sons, Also John White any my brother James Griffin My Executors & Guardians of My Sons
24th I do hereby declare this My last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have this day Set My hand & Seal December the Eighth the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Forty Six, and of Amereican Independenece the Seventy first
Signed Sealed and Acknowledged
in presence of us-
Vincent Griffin, LS
John P. Barratt
Jas F. Watson
S. S. Marshall”
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Whereas I Vincent Griffin of the State of South Carolina and District of Abbeville, have duly Made and Executed my last Will and Testament, leaving date Eighth Day of december Eighteen Hundred and forty Six and I do hereby Make and Ordain this Codicil, to my Said Will
1st- I give to my Son George White Griffin A Negro Boy Winston, as the One provided in my Will to be bought
2nd- I give to my Wife Agnes W. Griffin, and my five Sons, to Wit, John L. Griffin, James M. Griffin, Vincent Griffin, George W. Griffin and Thomas J. Griffin, the following Negroes Dick, Castha, Besty, Abraham----
for their better manenance, and Education, and subject to the Same division and distribution as the property which I have given to my Wife and Sons in my Will
And I do ordain and declare this present writing to be a Codicil, to my Said Will, and that Same shall be annexed thereto, and taken as part whereof and do confirm my said Will, in every particular, that is not herein fulfilled, in Witness whereof I have to this Codicil Set my hand and Seal this Sixteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty-Six.
Signed Sealed and declared & published
by the Said Vincent Griffin
as and for a Codicil
to be annexed to his
last Will & Testament
and to be taken as part
whereof in presence of as
Vincent Griffin LS
Jas. F. Watson
John P. Barratt
Elisabeth A. Foshee”
Source Citation and Source Information:
S108093: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No. 9) GRIFFIN, Vincent, of Abbeville District, Will Typescript (4 Frames) (Estate Packer: Box 157, Pkg. 3421).
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223; Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax. 803.896.6198. http://scdah.sc.gov/. Series: S108093; Reel: 0003; Frame: 00392; Item: 000; Date: 12/8/1846; Description: GRIFFIN, VINCENT OF ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (4 FRAMES) (ESTATE PACKET: BOX 157, PKG. 3421); Names indexed: ABRAHAM (SLAVE); ALEXANDER (SLAVE); AMANDA (SLAVE); ANNE (SLAVE); BARRATT, JOHN P.; BEN (SLAVE); BETSY (SLAVE); BILL (SLAVE); BORDERS, SARAH ANN; BOSTWICK; CHARLES (SLAVE); CHARLOTTE (SLAVE); CLARISA (SLAVE); CROSIER, LUCINDA S.; DANIEL (SLAVE); DICK (SLAVE); DILSEY (SLAVE); DINAH (SLAVE); EDGAR (SLAVE); EDWARDS, JAMES; ELISA (SLAVE); EPHRIAM (SLAVE); FOSHEE, ELIZABETH A.; GRIFFIN, AGNES W.; GRIFFIN, GEORGE WHITE; GRIFFIN, JAMES; GRIFFIN, JAMES MONROE; GRIFFIN, JOHN LEONARD; GRIFFIN, THOMAS JOSEPH; GRIFFIN, VINCENT; HANNAH (SLAVE); HARRIET (SLAVE); HARRY (SLAVE); HENRY (SLAVE); JACKSON (SLAVE); JERRY (SLAVE); JOE (SLAVE); JULIA (SLAVE); LIDDY (SLAVE); LIPSCOMB, NATHAN; LUCINDA (SLAVE); MANSEY (SLAVE); MARGARET (SLAVE); MARIA (SLAVE); MARSHALL, S.S.; MARTHA (SLAVE); MATILDA (SLAVE); MILLY (SLAVE); MOSE (SLAVE); MURPHY (SLAVE); NELLY (SLAVE); RICHARD (SLAVE); ROSE (SLAVE); SALLY (SLAVE); SAM (SLAVE); SINDEY (SLAVE); SYLVIA (SLAVE); WASHINGTON (SLAVE); WATSON, JAMES F.; WHITE, JOHN; WILEY (SLAVE); WILLIAM (SLAVE); WILLIAMS, FRANCES E.; WILLIS (SLAVE); WINSTON (SLAVE); Locations: ABBEVILLE DISTRICT; CAMBRIDGE; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: SLAVES, NAMED; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=301353.
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