GENEVA COUNTY ALABAMA

CHRISTIAN HOME BAPTIST CHURCH & CEMETERY
Partial Listing

East of Slocomb off of CR 28 in Geneva County Alabama, Compiled by Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, Alice W. – b. September 9, 1876 – d. December 28, 1956 [Wife of General W. Alice Walker, sister of Lela Octavia Walker, daughters of D.R. and Savil E. Walker). Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Anthony – b. June 14, 1969 [Son of Autney & Jerry GRIFFIN]. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Eva Mae - died October 20, 1983. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, General W. ‘Uncle’ – b. July 9, 1942 [Son of Thomas C. Jr. and Mary Jane Griffin, and grandson of Thomas and Nancy Stewart Griffin. General is possibly the name-sake of “General Griffin” (father to Thomas 1803) and progenitor to our GRIFFIN line, as is said through family (oral) history. Geneva Co. City Officials were elected to begin a two-year term in October 1922. Mayor H. L. Faulk and Town Marshall G.W. Griffin. General became a deputy Sheriff in Geneva County. He married Alice WALKER]. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, James Hardy – b. July 23, 1870 — d. December 16, 1956 (Son of Thomas Jr, h/o Sabie Rebecca Smith per: copy of will of James Hardy, Geneva County Courthouse, Will Record Book E, pg. (127) 321). Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, John T. – b. February 2, 1867 — d. January 14, 1899, Inscribed: ‘Age 32 years 1 month, 5 days’ ‘Death is Eternal Life, Why should we weep’. [s/o Thomas C. and Mary Jane Phillips Griffin, g/s of Thomas and Nancy Stewart Griffin. John T. married Frances Smith. He died from a stroke}. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Mary Lewis - died 1935 (Wife of Thomas M). Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Mauddie Mae – b. March 26, 1911 — d. September 15, 1914 [Daughter of G.W. & Cona GRIFFIN]. Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, Sabie Rebecca – b. January 23, 1877 — d. June 25, 1959 [Wife of James Hardy, son of Thomas Jr. Sabie departed this life at the Moody Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. She left no lineal descendants when she died. Four days after James Hardy died she made her will. She was an elderly woman and said she had “not been able to write very good and did not know if she could sign her name where it could be read”. She practiced signing her name several times and was not satisfied with her signature and directed A. A. Smith to sign her name to her last Will and Testament. Also from this document, I found she was Sabie Rebecca SMITH before marring James Hardy GRIFFIN. Per Will Record book F page 337 Geneva County Court House]. Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, Thomas M. – b. August 11, 1880 — d. June 5, 1974 (Son of Thomas Jr. and Mary Jane Phillips, h/o Mary LEWIS). Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Thomas C. Jr. – b. January 7, 1843 — d. August 6, 1922 [Son of Thomas Sr. & Nancy STEWART, husband to Mary Jane Phillips. Thomas and Mary Jane left north Henry Co. AL in the late 1800’s, they settled in Slocomb, Geneva Co. AL, their farm was located very near Christian Home Baptist Church. CSA: Thomas enlisted in 1862 at Lawrenceville into the 39th AL Regt. Co. G. He was captured at Nashville TN (December 1864) and sent to Camp Douglas IL and spent the rest of the war there, being discharged from the camp 19 June 1865. In his 1907 CSA pension he stated: he was born in Abbeville, Henry County Alabama in January 1838]. Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, Lela – b. December 8, 1878 — d. June 4, 1942 [Lela Octavia WALKER, wife of William Duncan GRIFFIN, my gg-grandmother. Daughter of Savil & D. R. Walker.]. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Leon – b. June 3, 1907 — d. March 3, 1967 [Son of William Duncan & Lela Octavia WALKER]. Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, Mary J. – b. February 17, 1843 — d. December 20, 1927 [Mary Jane PHILLIPS, wife of Thomas Jr. I believe she was the daughter of William PHILLIPS] Mary Jane was a midwife for the Slocomb community, and is said to have enjoyed a ‘corn cob’ pipe! Linda Harrison
GRIFFIN, William Duncan – b. December 5, 1875 — d. November 19, 1957 [Son of Thomas Jr. & Mary Jane PHILLIPS, father of Addie Bell GRIFFIN (McKINNEY, my g-grandfather.). I never knew my g-grandfather, but remember as a young child going to his ‘wake’ at the old farm place in Slocomb. He was ‘laid out’ on a table in a big room, This was a strange sight for a young child. There was an old wood burning stove in the front room. My youngest brother John, then about 3, burned his hand on the stove. I remember we left when that happened. The old farm place has since been torn down. Linda Harrison
HOLLAND, Hilma Nell – b. October 5, 1924 — d. October 5, 1926 [Daughter of Ruby GRIFFIN & C.A. HOLLAND, granddaughter of William Duncan & Lela Octavia Walker]. Linda Harrison

McKINNEY, Addie Bell Griffin – b. March 18, 1900 — d. June 24, 1926 [Daughter of William Duncan & Lela Octavia Walker GRIFFIN, wife of Mathew Lee McKINNEY). Addie Bell died at about the age of 26, 2 months after the birth of her last child. After her death, her children went to live with other relatives. Her son Edward Earl [my dad], only about 4 yrs old when his mother died, was raised by his Aunt Cora (Cora Bell McKinney Hyman, daughter of Joseph Mason McKinney & Eliza Ann BIGBIE). Linda Harrison
NOTE: Addie Bell may have passed down a ‘thyroid’ problem She was extremely heavy (from the picture): my brother developed thyroid problems as a teen (goiter). I developed a thyroid problem just 2 years ago. We are ‘who’ we came from!
McKINNEY, Milton – b. April 25, 1924 — d. December 21, 1924 [Son of Addie Bell GRIFFIN & Mathew McKINNEY—twin too Ulton McKINNEY. He lived barely 8 months; cause of his death is unknown). Linda Harrison

WALKER, Savil E. – b. March 14 1850 —March 9, 1911 [Wife of D. R. WALKER (Darlin Rufus), mother and father of Lela Octavia Walker and Alice Walker GRIFFIN]. Linda Harrison

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