Old Dobbs' Common AncestorsResearch Project

Joseph Thomas Griffin Family
16 Jan 1879 - 17 Nov 1930

Descendant of
Major Croom, Sr., (46), Jonas Griffith (64), Thomas Hardee (22), JohnRouse (40)



This family is being researched by thefollowing individuals: Ray Griffin

FIRST GENERATION

1. JOSEPH THOMAS GRIFFIN
b. 16 Jan 1879 Dover, NC. d. 17 Nov 1930 Wayne Co., NC. Bur. PineviewCem, Seven Springs, NC. Mar. 6 Jun 1918 Wayne Co., NC.
Bertie MaitonHerring b. 15 Jun 1893 Wayne Co., NC. d.15 Aug 1986 Wayne Co., NC. Bur. Pineview Cem, Seven Springs, NC.

SECOND GENERATION

2. GEORGE OLIVER GRIFFIN
b. 18 May 1851 Dover, Craven Co., NC. d. 13 Oct 1919 Wayne Co., NC.Bur. Seven Springs Methodist Church Cem. Mar. 25 Sep 1874 Dover,NC.
3.
MARTHA ANN LINDSEY
d/o
Thomas Matthew Lindsey and Hannah Armetia Rogers. b. 9 Jun 1858 Alamance Co., NC.d. 25 Aug 1933 Wayne Co., NC. Bur. Seven Springs Methodist Church Cem.

THIRD GENERATION

4. CRAVEN BRYAN GRIFFIN
b. ca 1813 Dover, NC. d. 21 Mar 1862 Craven Co., NC. Bur. Dover, NC.Mar. ca 1841 Lenoir Co., NC.
5.
CATHARINE J. ROUSE
b. 9 Feb 1822 Lenoir Co., NC. d. ca Jan 1892 Craven Co., NC.

FOURTHGENERATION

8.WILLIAM GRIFFIN JR.
b. ca 1787 Craven Co., NC. d. 18 Mar 1853 New Bern, NC. Veteran ofWar of 1812.
9.
ELIZABETH HEATH
d/o
Rigdon Heath and Elizabeth Jackson. b. 1 Nov 1790. d. 12 Jun 1849Craven Co., NC.
10.
JONATHAN ROUSE
b. ca 1785 Dobbs Co., NC. d. ca Mar 1841 Wayne Co., NC. Mar. ca1804
11.
CATHERINE HARDEE
b. 1786 Dobbs Co., NC. d. ca 1830.

FIFTH GENERATION

16.WILLIAM GRIFFIN SR.
b. ca. 1750 Craven Co., NC. d. 1809 Craven Co., NC. Revolutionary WarPatriot
17.
ABIGAIL THOMPSON
d/o
WilliamThompson and Elizabeth Sadler. I have not been able toprove this family tradition.
20.
SIMON ROUSE
b. ca 1740 Craven Co., NC. d. in Dobbs Co., NC. Wife is notknown.
22. THOMAS HARDEE
d. bef 1798, assumed Dobbs or Lenoir Co., NC. Family traditionsays that his name was Joseph; however, no documentation exists showing his name.
23.
SARAH CROOM
b. 1752 Dobbs Co., NC. d. ca 1799 Lenoir Co., NC.

SIXTH GENERATION

32. BENJAMIN GRIFFEN SR.
b. ca aft 1700 Northampton Co., VA. d. 12 Aug 1775 (will) Craven Co.,NC. Mar. ca. 1740 Craven Co., NC. It appears that Mary Bryan mayhave been Benjamin's second wife.
33.
MARY BRYAN
d/o
John Bryan and Alice Macque. d. bef. 1819. Mar. 2nd Robert Jackson and removed to Tennessee.
40. JOHN ROUSE
d. in Dobbs Co., NC.
46. MAJOR CROOM SR.
b. ca 1722 Goochland Co., VA. d. ca 1790 Lenoir Co., NC. Revolutionary War Patriot.
47.
OLIEF AVERY

SEVENTH GENERATION

64. JONAS GRIFFITH SR.
b. ca 1678 Northampton Co., VA. d. bef 10 Oct 1727 Northampton Co.,VA.
65.
ANN______.
d. aft 17 Feb 1757 Craven Co., NC. (It is important to note thatJonas was the father of
AnneGriffith who married).
92.
DANIELCROOM
d. 1735 Goochland Co., VA. Daniel appears to be the ImmigrantAncestor has was living among the French Hugeunots at Manakintown,VA.
93.
SUSANNAH _________

EIGHTH GENERATION

128. JEROM GRIFFITH SR.
b. ca 1639. d. May 1709 Northampton Co., VA. Mar. 31 Jul 1665Northampton Co., VA. It appears that Jerom is the Immigrant Ancestorfor this line.
129.
ELIZABETH GELDING
d/o
William Gelding and Elizabeth______. b. ca 1649 Northampton Co., VA.d. aft. 13 Feb 1722, assumed in Northampton Co., VA


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