Edith Griffin[1]

Female 1814 - 1889  (75 years)


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  • Name Edith Griffin 
    Born 1814 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1889 
    Buried Randolph County, NC at Old Mount Olivet Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 121, Southern Division
      Thomas Pearce 29 M, Laborer, Born in NC
      Edith Pearce 35 F, Born in NC
      Alex K. Pearce 8 M, Born in NC
      Sarah Pearce 6 F, Born in NC
      Alfred B. Pearce 5 M, Born in NC
      John T. Pearce 4 M, Born in NC
      James T. Pearce 2 M, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 245, Eastern Division, Browers Mill Post Office
      Thomas M. Pearce 39 M, Farmer, $325 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Edieth Pearce 46 F, Domestic, Born in NC
      Alexander K. Pearce 18 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Sarah F. Pearce 17 F, Domestic, Born in NC
      Alfred B. Pearce 16 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      John T. Pearce 14 M, Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 10 M, Born in NC
      Mary A. R. Pearce 7 F, Born in NC
      Calvin W. Pearce 5 M, Born in NC
      Lydia E. Pearce 2 F, Born in NC

      1870 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 313, Browers Eastern Division, Browers Mill Post Office
      Thomas M. Pearce 40 M, Farmer, $300 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Edith Pearce 56 F, Housekeeping, Born in NC
      Sarah Pearce 27 F, No Occupation, Born in NC
      Mary A. Pearce 17 F, No Occupation, Born in NC
      Lydia E. Pearce 12 F, Going to School, Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 20 M, At Home, Born in NC
      Calvin Pearce 15 M, At Home, Born in NC
      John Griffin 79 M, No Occupation, Born in NC

      1880 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 222, Browers Township
      Thomas M. Pearce 59 M, Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Eda Pearce 66 F, Wife, Married, Keeps House, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 29 M, Son, Single, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Mary A. Pearce 28 F, Dau, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Cormelia G. Pearce 5 F, GrDau, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
    Person ID I03236  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2010 

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    Father Samuel Griffin,   b. 1790,   d. Bef 1860  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Smith,   b. 1790-1795 
    Married Aft 28 Jul 1812  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1812, Jul 28 -- Marriage Bond, Chatham County, NC
      Samuel Griffin and Rebecca Smith.
      Bondsman was Isaac Smith. Witness was Thomas Ragland.
      *Note marriages usually took place soon after the bond was taken (same day to a week later)
    Family ID F1060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas M. Pearce,   b. 1821, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c1892  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1840  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Kelly Pearce,   b. 1842
    +2. Sarah Frances Pearce,   b. 11 Jan 1843, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1920, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Alfred B. Pearce,   b. 1845,   d. Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. John Thomas Pearce,   b. 02 Feb 1846, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1919, Davidson County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. James T. Pearce,   b. 1848
     6. William H. Pearce,   b. 1850
    +7. Mary Ann R. Pearce,   b. 1853
    +8. Calvin Windsor Pearce,   b. 1856,   d. 1892  (Age 36 years)
    +9. Lydia Emily Pearce,   b. 27 May 1858,   d. 07 Dec 1900  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F0122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1840 - Randolph County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Randolph County, NC at Old Mount Olivet Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1081] Todd Dorsett [tadorsett@comcast.net], 05 Jun 2010.
      Edith (Griffin) Pearce was not the daughter of John Griffin. It is easy to assume that from the Census of 1870. However, if one digs deeper, it becomes clear that John Griffin was probably never married. Edith was in fact the daughter of Samuel Griffin and his wife, nee Rebecca Smith, of Chatham county. Apparently John Griffin was Samuel's brother. Samuel and Rebecca had other children (Samuel, Rebecca, Ruth, Luzenia, at least), and you can find some of them residing in the household next to Thomas M. Pearce in the 1870 Census...According to her tombstone in Old Mount Olivet Cemetery, near Erect, Randolph county, North Carolina, Edith died in 1889. That date came from a memo in the Bible of the Kinney family, of Franklinville. Mrs. Kinney was a daughter of Camilla Janette "Nettie" Pearce Allred, daughter of Mary A. R. Pearce and granddaughter of Thomas and Edith.