Joseph Fulton Griffing, b. 14 April 1842 in Claiborne Co., MS, d. 31 Jul 1877 in Franklin Parish, LA. He served in the 3rd Regiment Co. D Louisiana Cavalry in the war. After the war he was an associate editor of a newspaper. He was a son of Jabish "Jabe" N. Griffing, Sr. and Mary Ann Harrison and a grandson of John and Sarah Griffing of Franklin County, MS.
Joseph was buried in Franklin Parish, LA in an abandoned cemetery located near the rose garden on the property of Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Ashley. It is near the banks of the Bayou Macon off the old Warsaw Road. Tombstones are as follows:
Henry J. Son of J L & Belle Newcomer 11-17-1882 - 2-17- 1919 (Joseph L. Newcomer was the second husband of Belle Eddins. Her first husband was Jabish Griffing, Jr.)
Joseph Griffing, 4-14-1834 - 7-31-1877 Masonic
FOR WHILE WE'RE SEPARATED FOR THOU HAST GONE BEFORE BUT SOON WE'LL MEET AGAIN, DEAR HUSBAND WHERE PARTING IS NO MORE.
The Ouachita Telegraph
Friday, August 10, 1877
Page 2, Column 4
The Franklin Sun of the 3rd announces the death of its associate editor, Mr. J. F. Griffing, a very worthy citizen of Franklin
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