FAMILY GROUP RECORD


Husband:  James Griffith (2nd Wife), 1860 Census, Page _____of _____
Birth: 10 JUN 1793 ^^see note below

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Death: BEF: 1880

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Place: PA. (?) 

Place: Stewardson

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Father:  William Griffith Mother: Margaret (Shields)
Wife: Laura "Margaret" Maiden Name: (2nd) Ewing**see note below
Birth:  1829

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Death: circa 1884

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Place: IN. (?) --Wisconsin -- 1880 Census for Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana has Margaret living with Charles, Julia, Edward, John and Pheobe. Lists Wisconsin as birth place for her and Charles. Rev. Frank Gilroy's book does not show this.

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Place: Eugene, Indiana

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Father: William Griffith (?)see note below Mother: Caroline (?) Griffith (?)see note below
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**      Laura Ewing later ( circa 1853 ) took her grandmother's name of Margaret.
 

^^According to the 1860 Census for Shelby County, Illinois. James Griffith was born somewhere in Tennessee, and the census shows his age to be 42 and therefore, he would have been born in 1818. However, history records show his birth date to be June 10, 1793. His parents were William and Margaret (Shields) Griffith and the family lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Records show that James' first wife was Rebecca (maiden name unknown). The 1850 Census in PA. has James, 56, listed as a Farmer, Rebecca, 47, and children -- Thomas 15 in school, Margaret 12, Abel ? R. 10, Ezekiel N ? 8, and Benjamin 1. per [ Karen Greim Mullian kmillian@verizon.net ]
Just when James came to Shelby County, Illinois is unknown. He was a farmer, but not a land owner, which makes it difficult to trace his whereabouts, since he was a laborer or renter of farm ground.

Records do not show any children born to James and Rececca, nor were there any listed when he married Laura (Margaret )Ewing. Approximately 8 children were born to James and Laura 
(Margaret ): Charles, Henry, Diannah, Ewing, Phoebe, Anna, Amos and a child that died in infancy.
These names are listed in tax and census records. There were also 1 or 2 listed as "Died in Infancy".

James died circa 1879 at approximately 59 years of age (This would have put his birth year at 1820?). There are no records of his death in Shelby, Fayette, Montgomery or Coles Counties in Illinois. The reasoning for that year 1879 is that this was the year Laura (Margaret ) entered the "Almshouse" with 4 or 5 children for a temporary "STAY". This was customary in those days when a widow was left with children and no means of support.

(?) The 1860 census in the Shelby County Court House, Shelbyville, Illinois, records Margaret (Ewing) Griffith's age to be 37, so she was born circa 1823. This census gives her birthplace as Illinois, however, a later census in Vermillion County Court House, Newport, Indiana gives her birthplace as Wisconsin. History records also show her to be the daughter of William and Caroline Griffith. Her birth name was orginally "Laura", however she later took the name of her grandmother "Margaret". No other records of her exist until she married James Griffith. Apparently they married in the Stewardson or Shelbyville area, since Charles Abraham (Loretta M. Sbertoli's G-Grandfather) who was the oldest child, was born near Stewardson, Illinois.
M/F Name of Children (in order of birth) Name of Spouse
 M Child's Name: Charles Abraham Griffith , Death Cert., HS
Birth:17 MAR 1853  Place: Stewardson, Il.
Marriage: 23 NOV 1876 Vol. 00E, Page # 0065 Place: Shelby, County, Il., [Marriage Lic.]    
Death: 22 JAN 1933 Place: Danville, Vermilion Co., IL.
Buried:Place:Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola, IL.
Spouse's Name: Julia Ann Death Cert., HS
Birth: 11 JAN 1853 Place: Illinois
Maiden Name: White
Death: Cira: 05 MAY 1938 Place: Vermilion Co., IL.
Buried:Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola, IL.
 M Child's Name: Henry Griffith
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 F Child's Name: Diannah Griffith
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M Child's Name: Ewing Griffith
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 F Child's Name: Anna Griffith (1st Wife)
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Spouse's Name: Joseph "Rol" Riley McNeese
Birth: 12 OCT 1859 Place: Vermillion County, Illinois 
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Death: 13 DEC 1933 Place: Georgetown, Vermilion Co., McKendree Twp., IL
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 F Child's Name: Phoebe Griffith
Birth: 24 DEC 1863  Place: IL.
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 M Child's Name: Amos Ewing Griffith , Death Cert.
Birth: 26 JUN 1870 Place: Shelbyville, IL.
Marriage: 24 DEC 1891, [Marriage Lic.] Place: Shelby Co., IL.
Death: 27 DEC 1934 Place: AK.
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Spouse's Name: Nancy Ann
Father: John Frank TOOTHMAN b: 8 DEC 1847 in Sand Creek, Decatur, IN
Mother: Rosannah Louisa EVANS b: 17 MAY 1847, IN
Birth: 05 AUG 1871 Place: Greensburg, Decatur, IN
Maiden Name: Toothman
Death: 23 NOV 1920 Place:
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