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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.

2 Responses to GRIFFIN, Simon (d. 1883)

  1. Danielle says:

    King Griffin was my great-great-great-great-great grandfather. I know his father was Edward Griffin who I believe may have been sheriff in Martin County at some point in the 1830’s, but I have yet to prove it. I cannot find much information on his wife, who I believe is named Sally Anna. If anyone has any more information on him or his wife it would be much appreciated.

    • Taneya says:

      Hi Danielle – thanks for your comment. Glad that this was of use to you. I see several trees on that show his father as Edward Griffin. I don’t have any further information at this point but I will keep an eye out for anything that may be relevant.

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