Elisha B. Griggs
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Elisha Griggs, 89 year old confederate veteran, a long time resident, a pioneer of this community died at his home in Dallas last Friday, May 18.  Funeral services were held in Dallas Sunday morning at 10.30 after which the body was brot to Hebron and laid in state at the old home until afternoon when other services were held and interment made in the family burying plot in Cemetery Hill. Grandsons acted as pall bearers and members of Sterling Price Camp U.C.V. were honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife, eight children, twenty grandchildren. The old home place of the Griggs is northeast of town, D. D. Simmons living on a portion of it. He came to this community in 1870 and resided here for many years. His home in recent years has been 3009 Knight street, Dallas.
Mr. Griggs was born at Wadesboro, N.C. the son of John Welsley and Susan Meadows Griggs. When he was 17, on June 3, 1863, he enlisted in the Southern Army. He was assigned to the Fortieth North Carolina regiment, heavy artillery Company G. He was captured at the fall of Fort Fisher and was taken to New York State.
In December 1869, he, in company of others, left North Carolina and came to Texas. He went to Marshall, where he bought a wagon and yoke of oxen and went to Plano, Collin county. In 1872 he was married to Miss Pollie Stubblefield.

The Carrollton Chronicle, May 25, 1934
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


Elisha - 1845 - 1934
Mary E. - 1855 - 1945

Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton Co., Texas


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  • Census Info
    1850 with parents age 5
    1860 with parents age 13
    1970 Tx Collins Ed 5 img 9; age 23:working on Jackson farm
    1880 Tx Denton All Ed 108 img 39; age 37; farmer
    1900 Tx Denton Pct 7 Dist 57 img 13;age 55;farmer
    1910 Tx Collins Plano Dist 22 img 6;age 55;Own Income
    1920 Tx Dallas Dallas Dist 51 img 37;age 76
    1930 Tx Dallas Dallas Ed 66 img 39: age 84; birth NC

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