A PIONEER PASSES
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
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