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Found my earliest known Griffin in Washington Co, AL in the late 1790's and the 1800's.

     GRIFFIN, James P, b. between 1760-1770, d. after 1837, m.-Nancy Williford
          (I have reason to believe that this was his second wife)


               GRIFFIN, Rebecca m. a MEASLES

               GRIFFIN, Mary m. a MEASLES

               GRIFFIN, Elizabeth m. a BREWNER

               GRIFFIN, RILEY

               GRIFFIN, James

               GRIFFIN, Gilbert

               GRIFFIN, Lucinda

               GRIFFIN, David Hobson b. ca. 1822-23 in AL, m. 4th, Mar, 1845 to GRIMES, Nancy
                    in Washington Co, AL

               GRIFFIN, Michael
               GRIFFIN, Sterling

               GRIFFIN, Clarinda m. a REYNOLDS

Notes for GRIFFIN, James P:  His will states that he is not mentioning the names of all his children
     because he had already settled with them, so there are apparently more children than listed.
     In the District of San Esteban De Tombecbe, MS Territory (later Washington Co, AL) in 1797
     Spanish Census besides James GRIFFIN, there is listed a Samuel GRIFFIN 76.  I suspect this may
     be father, grandfather, or uncle of James.  Samuel and Mrs GRIFFIN are shown to have 1 child
     living at home and James and Mrs GRIFFIN have 5 children living at home at this time.  James and
     Samuel are listed on the 1803 Personal Tax Roll.  Samuel and a William are listed on the 1805
     Taxable Property and James has listed 640 acres of land-third quality, situated on the west side
     of the Tombigbee River, on the waters of Smith Creek with two cabins and 22 acres of
     improved land thereon, assessed to 50 cents per acre.  I do not find Samuel listed again.
     James signs a petition in 1808 in the Chickesawhay River.  James signs a petition in 1809.
     In 1810, the only GRIFFIN listed in the census is Jesse.  In the 1850 Washington Co, AL
     Census, I find three of James Griffin's sons:  David, James, and Gilbert.

Next generation:

     Children of GRIFFIN, David Hobson and Nancy:

          GRIFFIN, Alonza R, b. abt. 1849 in AL, m HILLIARD, Mary Ann

          GRIFFIN, Sterling Ebenezer, b. 2nd, Sept, 1853 in AL, d. 3rd, Jul, 1917 Hardin Co, TX
               m. MOOR, Martha and then later a Mandy ?

          GRIFFIN, Michael Broome, b. 4th, Sept, 1863 in AL, d.13th, Feb, 1917 Hardin Co, TX
               m. STRAHAN, Missouri "Curl"

          GRIFFIN, Daniel W, b. 10th, Apr, 1867, d. 10th, Jul, 1953 Hardin Co, TX
               m. JORDAN, Emma Mollie Jane

          GRIFFIN, Elizabeth, b. 1855 MS

          GRIFFIN, Clarinda, b. 1864 TX

Notes for GRIFFIN, David and Nancy:  David and Nancy m. in Washington Co, AL.  Marriage was performed by the Minister of Gospel.  They were there till after 1850, were in MS by 1855, and in TX by 1864.  David was in census in 1870, but must have died between then and 1880 census.