GRIFFIN, Simon (d. 1883)
From the Feburary 9, 1883 issue of The Landmark, newspaper of Statesville, NC.
The Martin County Times, of the 2nd inst., says: Last Friday, about two miles from Williamston, occurred a most horrible tragedy, the participants being father and son, King and Simon Griffin. King Griffin, the father, was coming from the premises of his son Simon, when some altercation took place between them. Simon went for his father with an axe, when the old man retreated to the house, picked up a gun and emptied the contents into Simon’s breast, killing him.