BARBOUR COUNTY ALABAMA

POND BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Partial Listing


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Barbour County Alabama, off County Road (CR) 131, south of Bakerhill Alabama: travel about 1 ½ miles, turn on CR 75 go about 3 miles, turn right on Pond Bethel Church Road. These are descendents of Bryant Glen Griffin, son of Thomas and Nancy Stewart Griffin. The cemetery is across the street from Bryant’s old farm place from the 1850’s.

Other surnames in this cemetery: CREEL, ZORN, BRYAN, HARTZOG, WOODHAM, WOOD, LEWIS, LOCKE, PARMER, McLEAN


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NOTE: Visited this Cemetery 24 Sept 1999. Found the home of Mrs. Maude Griffin, she was not home. Talked to a neighbor (relative), Frances Griffin, 2nd wife of James Allen Griffin, Miss Maude was in the hospital for eye surgery. Frances told us the current Mayor of Bakerhill Alabama was “Jr. Griffin” (did not get to visit with him). Also spoke with the postman, (in this area) his last name was LEE (he was researching the LEE line), he remembered the story about “Ida Griffin married Robert LEE she was only about 18 he was 68. - Linda Harrison

Adams, Ida Griffin Lee b. October 30, 1869 d. November 25, 1957 (The story goes: Ida Griffin ‘Mommie Ammie’ 1st married Robert Edward Lee, she was 18 he was 68, from this marriage came three children: Jeffie, Edna, and Robert Lee. She married 2nd John G. Adams.) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Adams, John Foy b. January 20, 1906 d. December 28, 1914. (Daughter of J. G. and Ida Griffin Adams. Daughter is on the stone. Error I would guess, since John Foy must be a male child) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Adams, John G. b. December 14, 1881 d. June 26, 1974 [John G. ‘Daddy John’ Adams was the 2nd husband of Ida Griffin Lee] - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Adams, Ollie Winnierd b. September 22, 1907 d. October 6, 1911 (Daughter of J. G. and Ida Griffin Adams) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Belcher, Emma Jane Griffin Brown (Emma was the daughter of James Albert and Mattie Griffin, granddaughter of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin. She was married to 1st to James Oscar Brown. Emma married 2nd in the home of her grandfather Bryant Glen Griffin to T. Q. Belcher and they are buried in unmark graves on the left side of the cemetery) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

BELCHER, T. Q. - No dates [buried in unmarked graves on the left side of the cemetery at Pond Bethel next to wife as 2nd husband of Mrs. Emma Jane Griffin Brown.] - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Bessie L. b. October 12 1894 d. September 16, 1987 - Roberta Whiddon Childs in Houston County Alabama

Griffin, Bryant G. - b. October 10, 1827 - d. August 18, 1909 (Born ‘Bryant Glen’, Cumberland Co. NC, son of Thomas and Nancy Stewart Griffin. There is conflicting CSA info at his grave, CSA plaque reads: “W. B. Griffin, AL Pvt. Co. E, 1 GN Vols”. Bryant G. enlisted in Feb 1862 into 39 th AL Regt. Inf, Co. G, and served until May 1865 when he was discharged in Greensboro NC. His exact birth date is un-clear, his military records indicate his birth about 1830. Census records indicate 1830-35. His stone reads 1827. Bryant married Elizabeth McLEANDON. Katherine Griffin said: her father Thomas Glen was named after his father (Thomas Monroe), and his grandfather Bryant Glen. Served in Company G, 39th Regiment Alabama Infantry. 1907 Confederate Census for Henry County: Griffin, Bryant G.: Present post office address: Baker Hill, AL. Rt. 2 b. 1825 in SC: first entered the service as Private on 1 Feb 1862 and continued until surrender at Greensboro, North Carolina 28 May 1865. Who is W. B. Griffin?) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

NOTE: There are 3 unmarked graves beside Bryant G. could 2 of those be his parents? Their burial place is unknown.


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Griffin, Beatrice Ethel Seaborn - b. June 18, 1906 - d. April 30, 1994 (w/o William Shelton, sister of Maude Seaborn Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Charley B. b. July 15, 1914 d. May 12, 1994 (Charley was the son of James Albert and Mattie Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Comer b. September 24, 1901 d. August 26, 1975 (Comer Griffin was the son of Thomas Munroe and Nora Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Dan Gordon Griffin b. May 05, 1894 d. November 1961 (Son of Thomas Munroe and Nora Price Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) AL Pvt 55 Co. M TD MG TNG CEN WW1 - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Edith Merree Baker b. July 12, 1929 d. January 22, 1978 (Edith was the first wife of James Allen Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Erby Carlton - b. January 15, 1928 d. June 15, 1961 (Erby Carlton Griffin was the son of Bessie Livingston and Erby Lee Griffin, the great grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Flossie E. - b. October 15, 1897 - d. September 19, 1908 (Child of Thomas Munroe and Nora Griffin, granddaughter of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin.) Family Lore: when she died the family refused to live in the house. The house was burned and they lived with family until a new house was built. - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Hattie Mae b. March 22, 1899 d. May 11, 1974 (Hattie was the daughter of James Albert and Mattie Searcy Griffin, granddaughter of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, James Albert b. July 28, 1871 d. October 30, 1940 (James Albert was the son of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin and husband of Mattie Searcy) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Mattie Searcey b. October 23, 1877 d. August 26, 1954 (Mattie Searcy married James Albert Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, James Allen b. October 17, 1929 d. January 30, 1996 (James Allen was the son of William Shelton Griffin and Beatrice Seaborn Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) ‘AEC US Navy Korea Vietnam’ - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Lee Erby b. November 19, 1895 d. July 23, 1961 (Lee Erby was the son of Thomas Munroe and Nora Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Maude Seaborn b. November 15, 1908 (Maude Seaborn married Comer Griffin and is living still lived on the old farm site until 2001, she went into a nursing home, April 2001) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Myrtle b. October 1, 1907 d. May 5, 1981 (Myrtle was the daughter of James Albert and Mattie Griffin, granddaughter of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, Nancy b. abt 1862 (Nancy was the Daughter of Dempsey and Eliza Jane Griffin. - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, Nora H. ‘Mother’ 15 Nov 1867—12 Jul 1924 (Nora Price married Thomas Monroe Griffin) "She was the sunshine of our home’] - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

GRIFFIN, T. M. ‘Father’ - b. December 23, 1856 - d. August 03, 1929 [Thomas Monroe Griffin was the son of Elizabeth McLeandon and Bryant Glen Griffin) ‘He was beloved by God and man’. Thomas married Nora H. Price.] - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison


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Griffin, Tera E. Trammell - b. 1903 - d. 1963 (Tera E. Trammell, w/o Dan Gordon Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, William Shelton - b. June 17, 1905 - d. February 29, 1972 (William Shelton Griffin was the son of Nora and Thomas Munroe Griffin, grandson of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin and husband to Beatrice Ethel Seaborn. - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Griffin, William Welton b. October 14, 1926 d. November 20, 1926 (William Welton Griffin was the son of Beatrice Seaborn and William Shelton Griffin) He was found dead in his crib, it is believed he died of Rickets. - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Lee, Robert Edward b. December 11, 1822 d. June 7, 1903, son of Timothy Lee and Elizabeth Muedrough. Married Ida Griffin September 27, 1887) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Tew, Nellie Cordella Griffin b. September 18, 1901 d. February 07, 1978 (Daughter of James Albert and Mattie Griffin, granddaughter of Bryant and Elizabeth Griffin and wife of Issac Tew) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Tew, Issac J. (Burley) b. June 29, 1898 d. January 17, 1963 (Issac J. Tew married Nellie Cordella Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Walls, Ray D. b. October 29, 1904 d. July 8, 1951 (Husband of Myrtle Griffin) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

Woods, Lemuel Huey (Boss) b. 1854) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

WOOD, Nancy (no dates) (w/o Boss Wood, they are said to be in un-marked graves) - Roberta Whiddon Childs, Linda Harrison

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