Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sarah "Sallie" Evans Griffin


Sarah E., or Sallie, was the daughter of John A. Evans and Mary Ann "Meeky" Crawford. She was born in South Carolina on August 30, 1834, and as a little girl, moved to Mississippi with her parents. In 1853, Sallie married James C. Griffin, also a South Carolina native. James was the son of James and Rachel Griffin.

The Evans, Griffin and Crawford families lived in the area known as Mud Creek in Itawamba County near the Tishomingo County line, moving there about the same time, around 1838-1842.

Sallie and James had been married just a little over eight years when he died in 1862, leaving Sallie with two young children. A third child died the same year as James. Both father and son were buried at Sandy Springs Cemetery in northern Itawamba County.

Sallie's daughter, Nancy Elizabeth or Bettie, was born July 30, 1857. Bettie married John T. Thornton in December 1874 - to read more about Bettie and John check out this post from April. Sallie's granddaughter, Nora Thornton married Fisher Johnson and their daughter Glader was my husband's grandmother.

Sallie was nearly 90 years old when she died March 16, 1924. She is buried at Sandy Springs Cemetery.

Here is Sallie living at home with her parents in the 1850 census:

1850 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
District 7
Jno Evans 46 VA farmer $100
Meeky 36 SC
Georgia 19 SC
Sarah 16 SC
Ned 15 SC
Mary 14 SC
Nancy 8 MS
Frances 6 MS
Rachael 4 MS
Meeky 2 MS

And here is Sallie with her husband and children in 1860:

1860 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Fulton post office
James Griffin 28 SC farmer 300/150
Rachel 65 SC
Sarah 24 SC
Elizabeth 2 MS
John 1 MS
Davis Jones 21 SC farmer
Neighbors: Archibald P. Griffin, George W. Crawford, Wesley Graham, Catherine Johnson

Here is a widowed Sallie, with son John and mother Meeky:

1880 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Sarah Griffin 44 SC SC SC
John 21 MS SC SC farming
Meekie Evans 61 SC SC SC mother

In the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Sallie was living with her daughter Bettie and her family in the Towery Store precinct in the Mud Creek area.

4 comments:

Kara online said...

uuhhh.... I don't know much about that stuff.... Have you been to my blog lately ??

Kara online said...

Mawmaw said that she thinks Fisher Johnson was her grandma Minnie Beam's brother. Check it out.

Mona Robinson Mills said...

Kara, I believe that Fisher and Minnie were first cousins. Thanks for checking out my blog. I saw your Itawamba Indian art but forgot to comment on your blog!

Selena Griffus said...

Is there any connection them and the Cromeans family