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Sarah Teater abd Gfiffiths
Posted by: jan lala (ID *****7442) Date: May 28, 2007 at 04:11:19
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Sarah Teater and Griffiths
Posted by: jan lala (ID *****7442) Date: May 27, 2007 at 23:06:19
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Teater, Nancy (Tater) Adams, Thomas C 169 Jan 18 1826
Teater, Sarah Griffith, Samuel 47 Jun 12 1791
Teater, Thomas White, Rebecca 28 Dec 29 1796

Samuel Giffith marraied Sarah 1791 he son of Jonas -Jonis Griffith aka Grfffin
Jonas was raised by the shawnee ,a white indian

About the year 1755 or probably 1760, accompanied by DANIEL BOONE, and two other men from NORTH CAROLINA to KENTUCKY, on a hunting expedition, this party of four broke camp one morning-BOONE going in one direction and the other composed of the two men and the boy went in the opposite direction from the way BOONE went. (Now if you ever read the life of DANIEL BOONE you will notice he never knew what ever became of the three-which was incorrect as for DANIEL BOONE in after years visited JONIS GRIFFITH'S son DAVID, my own GRANDFATHER). I mention this discrepancy to show that history, at least sometimes, is incorrect.

On this fatal day, our GREAT GRANDFATHER and his two companions were run upon by a party of SHAWNNE INDIANS, who proceeded to execute them by torturing at the stake. After they were bound to the stakes and fuel supplied around, the torch was touched to the elder of the two grown men and he fell to his knees and did not cease to pray without even flinching until death relieved him of his misery. All day until this incident the sky was without a single cloud, but when the forest fires were lighted there appeared a storm cloud a heavy rain which prevented the ignition of the second fire surrounding the other men, but the Indians executed him with the tomahawk or hatchet, leaving GRANDFATHER yet un-executed. After some parlay, the old Chief decided to adopt the boy, JONIS GRIFFITH. He was turned to the custody of the Chief's two daughters. They took him to a pool of water and were going to make and Indian of him by scarifying him and wasting the white man's blood and with the same instrument scarify themselves with the gar bills and smear their blood on his wounds-and by so doing make an Indian of h im, i.e... have a nice brother. But when they laid hand on him he thought that they were going to drown him by holding his head under water which he resented by grabbing each young sister by the back of the neck and butted their foreheads together and at one spring leaped out onto the creek bank. The other Indians roared with laughter. This display of activity brought him into general favor and it was not long until the SHAWNEES had the boy on race tour running foot races with most famous sprinters from other tribes in that vicinity and usually winning many ponies. JONIS GRIFFITH remained with the SHAWNEE for over three years before he had a single opportunity to escape, returned to several areas nc.

1787 Burke Co. N.C. Nulls District. Jonas Griffith
1789 Madison Co. Ky. Jonas Griffith Tax list
1789 Madison co. Ky. Jonas Griffith Tax list (Jonas x's 2)

Madison Co. Kentucky marriages.
1790,Feb.11, William Griffith (m) Ledia Price
1792,Jan.13th. Elender Griffith (m) Richard Lock
DOBBS GEENE NC 1769-1777
Jonas Griffin Tutin (Tuton), Nehemiah Griffith, Jacob Evan Griffith 336
237 Dobbs Greene co nc 1769, appears to be relative or father of jonas which family came wales. interesting to note who else lived here related to the Teaters
Frost, Edward Francis Yielding 14 *
DOBBS 1769 Edward Frost, brother of a abigail Frost, wife of William Van Cleave thier Mary Married George Teater jr. maybe this the Boone Griffith connection here since Jonas incident happened way ealry
Thomas Hicks 296
The MOST probable father of Ester Hicks. He son of Robert Hicks and Ester Hciks nearby in Perquimans. 1750, Her name has 2 spellings ESTHER AND ESTER, Ester Hicks former Totton was 2nd wife of Geoge Teater
4 18 John Tuton 543
4 25 William Tuton 1,948
These are the either a father or uncle to John Totton an Ben
jamin Totton there is Benijah Doten living here ealrlier.
30 George Tedder 661
8 53 Thomas Tettor This Thomas Tettor s son can be shown above on the MAdison marriage book marriage book with Sarah Teater and Samuel Griffith,the Geaorge Tedder here is Thomas brother, he can found for a short period on the 1789 Madison tax list with his son Goerge jr and samme colum with George Teater and his sons.
1787 LIST has Geprge Teater Abigail Van Cleave Squire Boone Jonas Griffith.

[NEW] GAILBREATH, W. M., ADMR vs DRAPER, JOHN S. et al Chancery 1911

DEPOSITIONS 27 June 1912:abstracts from the case
Jonas Lock came to David Griffith’s when I was a boy living there. He was there seven days about, and he called David Griffith Uncle. Griffith’s family said he was a kin and he lived in Missouri. They was a boy come with him and they called him Larkin Lock.
David Griffith’s boys and girls were Polly Witcher, Sally Griffith, Nancy Ballard, John fouther [?Fletcher] Griffith, Samteter Griffith and I understand there was one named Jaim ?Griham Griffith.
Question: Did you ever see Sam Teter Griffith?
Answer: The first time I saw him he was living up on the creek. He moved to Missouri, or I saw him start out for Missouri

Clay York [age “soon be 67” given below]. Knew Ellen Draper all her life. Her father was Jonas Lock. Jonas Lock’s mother was Nellie Griffith before she married Richard Lock. Jonas Griffith Sr. was the father of Nellie Griffith. Jonas Griffith Sr. was my grgrgrandfather. He had four sons, David, Jonas Jr., Sam and John.
David Griffith was my mother’s father, and my grandfather Jonas Griffith Jr. was my father’s father and my grandfather. My father’s name was James Porter Griffith. My father and mother were cousins.
Sally Griffith was my mother. She was a daughter of David Griffith.
My father died when I was about 20 months old and my sister Josie was near five years old and my grandfather David Griffith raised us both

Jonas Griffith Sr. had seven children, Jonas, Johney, Samey, David, Polly, Betsy and Nelly – four boys and three girls.
Jonas Griffith Sr. married Nancy Short. David Griffith married Ruth Whipple. Nellie Griffith married Richard Lock.
David Griffith had children. The oldest was John, James, Sam the three boys. The three girls were Sallie, Polly & Nancy.
Jonas Griffith had about thirteen children. Sam Griffith, Gus Griffith, Byram Griffith, Dock Griffith, James Porter Griffith my father married Sallie Griffith, Sallie Griffith, Nancy Griffith, Polly Griffith, Mariah Griffith, Lucy Griffith and others.
Richard Lock and Nellie Lock had Jonas, John and Sam Lock.
Sallie Griffith and Porter Griffith had Josie and Clay.
My father’s full name was James Porter Griffith.
Jonas Griffith Sr. was my grgrandfather, the father of David Griffith.
David Griffith was the father of Sallie Griffith, my mother.
My father James Porter Griffith died in July when I was five years old in December.
My mother Sally Griffith died 15 years ago last January and was 78 years old.
Nelly Griffith was David Griffith’s sister. She married Richard Lock. They had three children, Sam, Jonas and John Lock. Jonas had three wives.
First was Dolly Cason. Think the second was a Bradley. The third was Sally Lock who was his brother John Lock’s widow.


Sam Lock died a natural death and John Lock was killed in Missouri by Dave Short. My uncle Sam Teter Griffith first wrote the news back here to his father and he afterwards came back here and told about it. Sam Teter Griffith was a cousin of both John Lock and Dave Short. He said he saw John Lock after he was killed and saw his food working out where he was cut. It was before the war.
Don’t know John Lock’s wife’s maiden name, but her given name was Sally. Jonas Lock married her after John was killed. It was before John came to this country after Ellen.
Ellen’s mother and Jonas Lock separated in Illinois and her mother came back here and married Sam Griffith and they afterwards went to Missouri. Nancy Griffith stayed at my house when she came back from Missouri. It was some time in the fifties that John Lock was killed. Sam Teter Griffith came back here after John Lock was killed and married Nancy Price and went back to Missouri and went into the Confederate army. He was here some 7 or 8 years before he went back to Missouri.

Jonas Lock had dark hair, kinda tall, stooped over, dark skin. Don’t remember the color of his eyes

The children of David Griffith, the father of my wife: Sam Teeter Griffith, John Fletcher Griffith, Jim Guinn Griffith, Polly Griffith, Nancy Griffith, Sally Griffith.
All the men left this country; Jim to Illinois and the rest to Missouri.
“John Lock said Polly Short’s son Dave had stole some meal out of John Lock’s mill. After she found out she went to the wheat field and got Dave and said she was going to make him kill him and he did kill him”. Understand he used a knife in the bowels.
Jonas and his first wife Dolly had two children, Ellen and I believe Nancy who died in the Spring 1861.
Knew Sam Cull Griffith. I believe his first wife was a Witcher, believe she died here. Sam’s children were by his first wife – Claborn, Nancy and Polly.
Nancy [daughter of Jonas] would not go to Missouri with Jonas.
As well as I can recollect Jonas was a large man, dark hair and blue eyes.1820 US Census - Jackson County, Tennessee
NA Series: M33 Roll: 123 Page: 68 Sheet: 134
Jonas Griffith - 000001 00001 02 (Abt. 86 Yrs. old)
Jonas Griffith - 300010 33010 05 (26-45)
Samuel Griffith - 120101 21310 08 (45+)
Polly Griffith - 011200 10001 04 (Widow/Ex-wife of John? Sister? Sister-In-Law?)
David Griffith - 300010 10010 02 (26-45)

Males: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 18, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older
Females: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older
Third column is number engaged in Agriculture.

1830 US Census - Jackson County, Tennessee
NA Series: Roll: 177 Page: 133
Samuel Griffith 0001000010000 0020100100000 (Sam is 60-70)
William Griffith 1200010000000 0000100000000 (Wm. D?)
Mary Griffith 0000000000000 0000100010000 (Widow/Ex-wife of John? Sister? Sister-In-Law?)
David Griffith 0012001000000 1110010000000
Jonas Griffith 2213000100000 1012101000000
Jno. C. Griffith 1000100000000 0000100000000 (Son of John or Sam? Moved to Madison Co. IL)
S. C. Griffith 1000100000000 0000100000000 (Sam Cull, son of John)

Under 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100 &c

1840 census - District 4 except as noted, Jackson County, Tennessee
David Griffith 0010100100000 0011101000000 1 (Free Colored Male under 10)
John F. Griffith 2000100000000 2000100000000 (Son of David)
Nancy Griffith 0122200000000 0112000100000 (Widow of Jonas Jr.)
L. B. Griffith 0000100000000 0000000000000 (District 1, son of Jonas Jr., Lindsey Byron)

1830 census Jackson Co. Tn. list the following Griffiths.
Samuel Griffith age 60/70 (1760-1770)

1870 Carroll Co. Mo.
Samuel Griffith (morris twp)






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