Late Breaking news:

July 2001

Found the cemetary that Sallie S Hays is buried in.  Horn Hill Cemetary in Limestone County,
TX on RD 390.  She was b. 4/1/1866 and d. 8/19/1878.

Found an online Dallas Co, TX site that had newspaper archive listings.  One listing was:

Embree Echoes:

Tom Hays, of Mexia, has opened his new Blacksmith shop.
(Article was dated April 7, 1887.  This article was in the Dallas Daily Herald, pg 2, col 1)

Found a site that states the children of Samuel Griffin were:
William, James, Elizabeth, George, Amy, John, Martha, Thomas, and Samuel JR.

Many thanks to Barbara Waddell!!!!!   Barbara is a researcher from Washington Co, AL and she has spent many hours helping with the Williford line.  She has recently sent me copies of some
fabulous records. 
1st:  Copy of a page of the mark and brand book of Wash. Co, AL.  This page contains
       the following names:  Margaret GRIMES No. 60--records hi mark a crop and split
       in each ear and brands thus- "L $" (really a cursive capitol L).  Recorded March 20,
       1854.  T.S.Parker Judge     Elijah WILLIFORD No. 61--records his mark a crop
       and underbit in the left ear and undersquare and split in the right ear and brands
       thus "EW"  recorded March 20, 1854.  T.S.Parker Judge   Benjamin WOULLARD
       No. 62--Records his mark as crop and underhalfcrop in the right ear-split and
       upperbit in the left and brands thus-"B-7".  Recorded March 20, 1854.                                        T.S.Parker Judge

2nd:  Land record from Quitman, MS.  This record shows Wm E Williford owning the
        SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Sec 36 T3N & R15E and it shows John Williford 28 ac.
        T3   R15E-T2N   R15E  John Williford 78.4 ac Mary Williford.

3rd:  Most remarkable record of WAR OF 1812--Declaration of Soldier for Pension
        STATE of MISSISSIPPI      COUNTY of CLARKE     On ths 11th day of
        September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy five, personally appeared
        before me T J Parker, Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of Record within
        and for the county and State aforesaid, William E Williford aged seventy four years
        a resident of County of Clarke State of Mississippi, who being duly sworn according
        to law, declares that he is married, that his wife's name was Sinia Griffin, to whom
        he married at Greene County, Mississippi on the fourth day of September 1819: that
        he served the full period of sixty days in the Military service of the United States in
        the war of 1812: that he is the identical William E Williford who was drafted in Captain
        Goffs co. in St. Tamany Parish, LA in the month of Dec, 1812 and was honorably
        discharged at Baton Rouge in June 1813: that I was a private in Captain Goffs co. &
        served most of my tour at Baton Rouge on quard duty, that he at no time during the
        late rebellion against the authority of the US adhered to the cause of the enemies etc.
        He hereby constitures and appoint with full power of substitution and revocation,
        T W Williams of Washington DC his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim
        and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued: that his post office is at Quitman,
        County of Clarke State of Mississippi that his domicile is near Quitman.
        Signed by his mark William E Williford.
Links to websites associated with my surnames:
Williford Line:
Another Williford site:
Jordan Line: