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Descendants and Ancestors
of
Terrell J. Jackson
(1805-1867)
and
Julia Coleman Jackson
(1815-1879)


Terrell J. Jackson Julia A. Coleman Jackson
Terrell J. and Julia Ann Coleman Jackson ca. 1860


Current Headstone of Terrell J. Jackson
Headstone of Julia Coleman Jackson
 
Even though this page is primarily about Terrell J. Jackson, the names of his father/mother are known.  I have added this for completeness, and in
the hopes that someday we can connect to relatives even farther "upstream".

Please note that in September, 2002, I traveled to Chappell Hill, Washington Co., TX.  I will have much to add to this line soon.  Please keep a look-out!

I have scanned and uploaded for everyone's use a few source documents from the Chappell Hill Museum in Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas.
Click the following link to see the Chappell Hill document index page.
 



Descendants of Joseph Jackson


 1   Joseph Jackson - father of TJ Jackson
      (died Columbia, TN, ?year)
..  +Hettie Bird (or Easther, Hester, or Ester Bird)
      (died Pickensville, Pickens Co., AL abt. 1840)
. 2   Terrell Jethro Jackson 1805 - 1867
.....  +Julia A. Coleman 1814 - 1879
. 2   Joseph Jr. Jackson
. 2   William Jackson
. 2   Reddick Jackson
. 2   Harris Jackson (buried near Chappell Hill, TX)

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(Click on the hypertext & beside the name for a brief biography.)

 
The information in the Genealogical Descendancy Tree below, primarily represents a factual breakdown of the information in the Robert Sledges Griggs books "Sketches..." that is online for view at this site.

N.B. Some information has been altered secondary to research by the page author, and new data since the page was created may not be reflected in the somewhat onerous to maintain webpage format.  For the most recent data, always check the online GEDCOM available via the link provided.


 
 Terrell Jethro Jackson& 1805 - 1867
..  +Julia A. Coleman& 1814 - 1879
. 2   Hester Ann Jackson 1835 - 1919
.....  +Edward M. Chappell
..... 3   Mary Reeves Jackson Chappell 1867 - 1940
.........  +J. J. Shaver - 1915
......... 4   Falcolm Hastings Shaver 1889 -
.............  +Mildred Reinstein 1894 -
......... 4   Hester Patterson Shaver 1889 -
.............  +John A. Crockett 1896 -
............. 5   Eleanor Reeves Crockett
.................  +George Camp
............. 5   Richard (E.R.) Crockett
......... 4   Edward Chappell Shaver 1903 -
.............  +Bernice Unknown 1916 -
............. 5   Beverly Ann Shaver 1946 -
............. 5   Edward Hastings Shaver 1949 -
. 2   Joseph Peter Jackson 1837 - 1895
.....  +Priscilla Sledge
..... 3   Julia Fannie Jackson 1870 - 1943
.........  +Andrew H. Rogers 1854 - 1939
......... 4   Newton Jasper Rogers 1892 -
.............  +Johnnie Mae Daniels
............. 5   Newton Jasper Jr. Rogers
............. 5   Daniel Roland Rogers
......... 4   Joseph Jackson Rogers 1895 - 1957
.............  +Talma Groves
............. 5   Joseph Earl Rogers (fellow genealogy researcher)
.........  *2nd Wife of Joseph Jackson Rogers:
.............  +Hazel Benson
......... 4   Robbie Adele Rogers 1895 -
.............  +Edward Carroll Wallace
............. 5   Carolyn Wallace
............. 5   Edward Carroll Wallace, Jr.
......... 4   Louisa Geraldine Rogers 1900 -
.............  +John Riners Sanders
............. 5   Nan Sanders 1931 -
.................  +Carl Johnson
................ 6   Son Johnson
......... 4   Andrew Mercer Rogers 1901 -
.............  +Anita Nieuber
............. 5   Mercer Rogers
......... 4   John D. Rogers 1905 -
.............  +Alma Schamberg Rietz
......... 4   Robert Smith Rogers 1908 -
.............  +Geniene Guild
............. 5   Nancy Rogers
............. 5   Robert Charles Rogers
..... 3   Nannie Eugenia Jackson 1871 -
..... 3   Hester Mae Jackson 1872 -
..... 3   Jodie Melissa Jackson 1875 -
..... 3   Lizzie Terrell Jackson 1876 -
..... 3   Maria Lou Chadwick Jackson 1878 -
. 2   Celeste Eugenia Jackson& 1840 - 1902
.....  +George Washington Griggs& 1819 - 1895
..... 3   Terrell Lee Griggs 1867 - 1940
.........  +Mary Vedella Green - 1956
......... 4   Ada Mae Griggs 1890 - 1975
.............  +Henry Clay Norwood - 1941
............. 5   Vodiman Vastine Norwood 1914 -
.................  +Jeffey White
................ 6   Vodean Norwood
....................  +Gerald Patterson
.................... 7   Faye Patterson
................ 6   Jean Norwood
................ 6   Mary Norwood
................ 6   Vodiman Vastine Norwood
............. 5   Henry Griggs Norwood 1917 -
.................  +Sara Allison
................ 6   Sherilyn May Norwood
................ 6   Anne Norwood
................ 6   Henry Clay Norwood
......... 4   Terrell Jackson Griggs 1892 - 1975
.............  +Nellie Velma Gulleyon
............. 5   Mary Lee Griggs 1933 - 1933
............. 5   Terrell Jackson Griggs 1934 - 1935
............. 5   James Larry Griggs 1935 -
.................  +Jean Stephey
................ 6   Linda Jean Griggs
......... 4   Richard Vernon Griggs 1894 - 1976
.............  +Charlcie Davenport - 1957
......... 4   Ora Lee Griggs 1897 - 1982
......... 4   Eula Irene Griggs 1899 - 1979
.............  +Giles Connell Clegg - 1940
............. 5   Giles Connell Clegg 1929 -
.................  +Nancy Duret Moore
................ 6   Stephen Connell Clegg
................ 6   Karen Clegg
............. 5   Ann Clegg
......... 4   Sigsbee Schley Griggs 1902 - 1953
......... 4   John Perry Griggs 1904 - 1986
.............  +Gladys Mae Thomason - 1997
............. 5   Carroll Lynn Griggs 1933 -
.................  +Mary Ann Ostorowski
................ 6   Joseph Edward Griggs
............. 5   Charles Edward Griggs 1940 -
......... 4   Wanda Eugenia Griggs 1907 - 1992
.............  +Waldo Lee Logan
......... 4   Julia Pearl Griggs 1910 - 1991
.............  +Jack Spillman
............. 5   Jack Christopher Spillman 1941 -
......... 4   George Robert Griggs 1915 - 1974
..... 3   George Edward Griggs 1870 - 1957
.........  +Lillian Gladys Wiswell - 1951
......... 4   Hazel E. Griggs 1895 - 1896
......... 4   Clyde Edward Griggs 1896 - 1940
.............  +Stella Mae Tevis
.........  *2nd Wife of Clyde Edward Griggs:
.............  +Catherine Mahoney
......... 4   Lester H. Griggs 1898 - 1957
......... 4   Elma R. Griggs 1900 -
.............  +Florence Seale
......... 4   Claude Robert Griggs 1903 -
.............  +Dessie Baize
............. 5   John Robert Griggs
......... 4   George Washington Griggs 1906 - 1957
.............  +Vesta Faye Trammell 1909 -
............. 5   Rita Faye Griggs
.................  +B. R. Daniel
................ 6   Dalace Marie Daniel
................ 6   Janice Mariana Daniel
.............  *2nd Husband of Rita Faye Griggs:
.................  +Ernest Loyal Buckner
................ 6   Loyal Wayne Buckner
................ 6   Sharon Kay Buckner
............. 5   George Ronald Griggs 1942 -
......... 4   Ralph Griggs 1908 -
.............  +Johnie Foreman
............. 5   Jerry Ralph Griggs 1944 -
......... 4   Lillian Thelma Griggs 1910 - 1910
......... 4   Larrence Theron Griggs 1910 - 1910
......... 4   Emmette Douglas Griggs 1913 - 1957
.............  +Ione Clara Briggs
............. 5   Kathleen Griggs
............. 5   Edilie Griggs
............. 5   Gary Alan Griggs
......... 4   Oshea Lorene Griggs 1915 -
.............  +George H. Hartin
............. 5   Carol Hartin 1945 -
..... 3   Julia Coleman Griggs 1873 - 1969
.........  +J. W. Blasdell - 1957
.....  *2nd Husband of Julia Coleman Griggs:
.........  +Alonzo McMinn - 1902
......... 4   Cecil McMinn 1894 - 1938
.............  +Irma Unknown
......... 4   Celeste Eugenia McMinn 1898 - 1985
.............  +Robert Herman Herring 1897 -
............. 5   Robert Laurence Herring 1922 -
.................  +Josephine Turner
................ 6   Robert Laurence Herring 1942 -
................ 6   Anita Dell Herring 1943 -
............. 5   Jack Berry Herring 1926 -
.................  +Bonnie Jo Brock
................ 6   Jackie Christine Herring 1950 -
................ 6   Jimmie Wayne Herring 1954 -
................ 6   Debra Lynn Herring 1957 -
......... 4   Troy McMinn 1900 - 1908
..... 3   Robert Sledge Griggs 1875 - 1966
.........  +Bettye Dickie
......... 4   Robert Sledge Griggs 1906 - 1908
......... 4   Virginia Elizabeth Griggs 1909 - 1957
.............  +James Joseph Richardson
............. 5   James Joseph Richardson 1945 -
............. 5   Robert Griggs Richardson 1947 -
............. 5   Virginia Ann Richardson 1949 -
......... 4   Frances Eugenia Griggs 1911 -
.............  +Richard Fergeson
............. 5   Frances Elizabeth Fergeson 1940 -
..... 3   Mollie Pearl Griggs 1878 - 1904
.........  +Robert Lee Howell - 1950
......... 4   Maurice Augustine Howell 1897 -
.............  +Mary Pauline Eades
............. 5   Mack Alan Howell 1926 -
............. 5   Mary Jane Howell 1934 -
......... 4   Child2 Howell 1897 -
......... 4   Child3 Howell 1897 -
......... 4   Agnes Jenette Howell 1897 - 1905
..... 3   Hester Chappell Griggs& 1880 - 1920
.........  +Emory V. Altman 1877 - 1952 (click link for Altman genealogy)
......... 4   Otis Carroll Altman 1902 - 1990
.............  +Nellie Alice Blanton - 1988
............. 5   Wana Jean Altman 1927 -
.................  +C. C. Perry
................ 6   Billy Carroll Perry 1946 -
............. 5   Jerry Glenn Altman 1929 - 2000
.................  +Mary J. Medders
................ 6   Jerry Don Altman 1955 - 2001
....................  +Lendi Unknown
................ 6   Glenn Altman 1953 -
............. 5   Dorthy Carol Altman 1932 -
.................  +J. L. DeShazo
................ 6   Gary Lee DeShazo 1952 -
................ 6   Scotty Wayne DeShazo 1956 -
......... 4   Mabel Altman 1904 -
.............  +Kyle Martin
.........  *2nd Husband of Mabel Altman:
.............  +Buford Kenedy
............. 5   Bettye Kenedy 1923 -
.................  +Bob Bell
................ 6   Lynn Bell 1941 -
................ 6   Ken Bell 1945 -
............. 5   Janice Kenedy 1930 -
.................  +Jerry Neal
................ 6   Michael Neal
....................  +Unknown
.................... 7   Erik Michael Neal
......... 4   Robbie Altman 1905 - 1986
......... 4   Edith Altman 1906 -
.............  +W. T. Morrow
............. 5   Jack Morrow
......... 4   Earline Altman 1908 - 2001 (click link for Altman genealogy)
.............  +Harry William London 1908 - 1991
                 (click link above for London genealogy)
............. 5   Richard Jay London 1932 -
.................  +Miriam Sue Manion 1938 -
................ 6   Shannon Mikelle London 1962 -
....................  +William Cash Forman
.................... 7   Taylor Gabrielle Forman 1994 -
.................... 7   Jackson Cash Forman 1997 -
.................... 7   Samantha Bee Forman 1997 -
................ 6   Kelly Austin London 1963 -
....................  +Deborah Ann Teixeira
.................... 7   Alexander Cree London 2000 -
............. 5   Ketta London 1934 -
.................  +David Houston Casey 1931 -
                        (click link above for Casey genealogy)
................ 6   Toni Kay Casey 1952 -
....................  +Robert Smith
.................... 7   Justin Smith 1972 -
.................... 7   Joni Smith 1973 -
........................  +Bryan Patterson
........................ 8   Brett Christopher Patterson 2001 -
................  *2nd Husband of Toni Kay Casey:
....................  +Bill Hodnett 1952 -
................ 6   Terri Jay Casey 1954 -
....................  +Jim Purgason
................ 6   Rita Dean Casey 1957 -
....................  +Thomas Waltrip
.................... 7   Hannah Madison Waltrip 1988 -
................ 6   David London Casey (page author) 1965 -
....................  +Amy Eileen Yarris 1966 -
......... 4   Fred Edward Altman 1910 - 1950
.............  +Ina Rye
............. 5   Barbara Altman
.........  *2nd Wife of Fred Edward Altman:
.............  +Unknown
............. 5   Fred Edward Jr. Altman 1947 -
......... 4   William Larkin Altman 1915 - 1988
.............  +Ione Hinkle 1918 -
............. 5   Sandra B. Altman
.........  *2nd Wife of William Larkin Altman:
.............  +Dorothy Elizabeth Kennedy 1912 - 1990
............. 5   Diane Noel Altman 1946 -
............. 5   Richard Bruce Altman 1946 -
............. 5   Cheryl Lynn Altman 1946 -
......... 4   Infant Altman 1920 - 1920
..... 3   John Jackson Griggs 1883 - 1957
.........  +Matilda Eva Balcer
. 2   John Andrew Jackson 1841 - 1927
.....  +Nannie Perkins - 1940
..... 3   Laura Jackson 1874 - 1957
.........  +Sam Buchanan
......... 4   Rice Buchanan
......... 4   Terrell Buchanan
......... 4   Dau1 Buchanan
......... 4   Dau2 Buchanan
......... 4   Dau3 Buchanan
......... 4   Dau4 Buchanan
..... 3   Terrell Jackson 1887 - 1899
..... 3   John Jackson 1881 - 1957
.........  +Unknown - 1957
......... 4   John Jackson 1917 - 1957
..... 3   Edward Jackson 1884 - 1957
.........  +Unknown
..... 3   Petronia Jackson 1888 - 1957
..... 3   Thomas Jackson 1891 - 1957
.........  +Unknown
......... 4   Child1 Jackson
......... 4   Child2 Jackson
. 2   Mary Eliza Jackson 1844 -
.....  +John Calvin Justice
..... 3   Mamie Emma Justice 1877 -
.........  +Frank C. McCorkle - 1921
......... 4   Martha May McCorkle 1906 -
.............  +Lewis Hanchey
............. 5   Billy Frank Hanchey - 1950
.........  *2nd Husband of Martha May McCorkle:
.............  +D. J. Horton
............. 5   Dan J. Horton
............. 5   Emma Jean Horton
.................  +Bobby Jake Painter
................ 6   Jerri Sue Painter 1950 -
................ 6   Bobby Jake Painter 1952 -
................ 6   Billy Ray Painter 1953 -
................ 6   Donny Painter 1955 -
......... 4   Francis Marion McCorkle 1911 -
.............  +Melba Merryman
..... 3   Julia D. Justice 1878 -
.........  +Conway Booth
......... 4   Calvin Booth
.............  +Edith Wickham
......... 4   George Booth
.............  +Marguerite Fluhauph
............. 5   Buddy Booth
..... 3   Nannie H. Justice 1883 -
.........  +Jim Chinn - 1942
......... 4   Jack Edward Chinn 1913 -
.............  +Lorraine Symes
............. 5   Jimmy Edward Chinn 1934 -
............. 5   Jackie Clark Chinn 1936 -
............. 5   Jo Anne Chinn 1941 -
.........  *2nd Wife of Jack Edward Chinn:
.............  +Olivette Corzine
......... 4   Patty May Chinn 1916 -
.............  +Lee McKnight
......... 4   Jean Chinn 1916 -
.............  +Tom Klein
..... 3   Jewelle C. Justice
.........  +Fred Brandt
......... 4   Twin1 Son Brandt 1917 - 1918
......... 4   Twin2 Son Brandt 1917 - 1918
......... 4   Mary Elizabeth Brandt 1917 - 1946
.............  +D. A. Jackson
............. 5   Freddy A. Jackson 1942 -
............. 5   Infant Son Jackson 1946 - 1946
......... 4   William Chappell Brandt 1942 -
......... 4   Jewel Eugenia Brandt 1925 -
.............  +William G. Kenyon
............. 5   Mary Charlotte Kenyon 1949 -
............. 5   Kim Daniel Kenyon 1953 -
. 2   Nannie Elizabeth Jackson 1846 - 1917
.....  +Robert John Sledge 1840 - 1900
..... 3   Terrell Jackson Sledge 1868 - 1942
..... 3   Mamie Sledge 1870 - 1950
.........  +W. A. Word
......... 4   W. A. Word
..... 3   Robert John Sledge 1873 - 1926
.........  +Jessie Kercheville
......... 4   Robert John Sledge
......... 4   Terrell Jackson Sledge
......... 4   Randolph Sledge
......... 4   Francis Sledge
......... 4   Marjorie Sledge
......... 4   Edward Sledge
..... 3   Fannie Sledge 1876 - 1938
.........  +R. G. Nance
......... 4   R. G. Nance
..... 3   Kate Sledge 1879 - 1956
.........  +A. B. Holmes
......... 4   Robert Sledge Holmes
..... 3   Oliver Daniel Sledge 1881 - 1915
.........  +Mary Young
......... 4   Elizabeth Sledge
......... 4   Oliver Daniel Sledge
......... 4   Sarah Jean Sledge
..... 3   Ethel Sledge 1884 - 1950
.........  +D. F. Bunton
..... 3   Cincinatus Norflet Sledge 1888 - 1957
.........  +Mary Brown
......... 4   Woodrow Sledge
......... 4   Vivian Sledge
. 2   E. Jackson 1848 - 1850
. 2   Fannie Harris Jackson 1850 - 1935
.....  +Robert P. Perkins 1845 - 1885
..... 3   Hester Ann Perkins 1870 - 1952
.........  +Mathew Monroe Hitchcock - 1906
......... 4   Buna Hitchcock
.............  +Kidd L. Macon
......... 4   Gladys Ruth Hitchcock 1896 - 1897
..... 3   Ernest Robert Perkins 1873 - 1933
.........  +Lucy Guinn - 1929
......... 4   Landon Perkins 1898 -
.............  +Unknown
............. 5   Ernest Raymond Perkins
............. 5   Doris Perkins
......... 4   Fannie May Perkins 1901 -
.............  +Landy Jamieson
.........  *2nd Husband of Fannie May Perkins:
.............  +Unk. Everheart
............. 5   Henry Everheart
............. 5   Thelma Everheart
.................  +Jim King
......... 4   Cecil Perkins 1902 -
......... 4   Terrell J. Perkins
......... 4   Alton Perkins
.............  +Unknown
............. 5   Ann Perkins
.................  +Unknown Wilson
................ 6   Kody Wilson
......... 4   Forrest Perkins
......... 4   Ernestine Perkins
.............  +Unknown Estes
............. 5   Son1 Estes
............. 5   Son2 Estes
......... 4   Louise Perkins
.............  +Webb Killingsworth
............. 5   Jo Ann Killingsworth
......... 4   Eugenia Perkins
.............  +Cecil Kiser
......... 4   Buna Perkins
.............  +C. G. Kiser
............. 5   Charles Kiser
............. 5   Nathan Kiser
............. 5   Harold Kiser
..... 3   Beulah Clay Perkins 1876 - 1887
..... 3   Edd C. Perkins 1879 - 1883
. 2   Julia Terrell Jackson 1854 - 1926
.....  +Joseph A. Small 1852 - 1922
..... 3   Eddie C. Small 1878 - 1957
.........  +John R. Dunlap - 1947
......... 4   Joseph Small Dunlap 1898 - 1948
..... 3   Terrell Jackson Small 1887 - 1935
.........  +Sybil Phillips
......... 4   Mary Katherine Small
......... 4   Terrell Jackson Small
......... 4   Sybil Elizabeth Small
.............  +Unknown West
..... 3   Arlene Small 1889 - 1957
.........  +Robert L. Sullivan - 1937
......... 4   Robert L. Sullivan 1916 - 1957
.............  +Marylen Williams
............. 5   Robert L. Sullivan
............. 5   Mary Sullivan
............. 5   Lyn Sullivan
............. 5   Marc Sullivan
......... 4   Roger Charles Sullivan 1917 -
.............  +Bettye McCord
............. 5   Roger C. Sullivan
............. 5   Gregory Sullivan
............. 5   Timothy Sullivan
............. 5   Mary Sullivan
..... 3   Roger Quarrels Small 1891 - 1957
.........  +Clarabelle Hooks - 1957
......... 4   Betty Margaret Small
......... 4   Roger Quarrels Small
..... 3   Evangeline Small 1898 - 1957
.........  +Elmer Maude - 1927
......... 4   Julia Evangeline Maude
.............  +John R. Lyman
............. 5   John Scott Lyman
............. 5   Victoria E. Lyman
.........  *2nd Husband of Julia Evangeline Maude:
.............  +C. J. Farley
.....  *2nd Husband of Evangeline Small:
.........  +John E. Williams



 
 

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Much of this information comes from a publication
by Robert Sledge Griggs (a brother to my great-grandmother,
Hester Chappell Griggs).  Mr. Griggs compiled this information from family
and other records in the 1950's.  Some updates have come from Charles Griggs of Austin, TX.

The publication is entitled
Sketches and Memories of My Family
by Robert Sledge Griggs.
This is now available online for your viewing pleasure.


Any input, additions, clarifications, corrections, or leads appreciated!
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My direct descendants are outlined in red.

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please notify me.  Right now I have an Altman Family site that would probably suffice, but a
new site could be opened up if enough folks want one!


A Chappell Hill, Texas resident and historian, Mr. Bill Morris
has a great site with a small story on Terrell J. Jackson.

Please visit!


Original Headstone of TJ Jackson
The original (reconstructed) headstone of Terrell J. Jackson
(Photos courtesy of Bill Morris)


Biographies:


Terrell J. Jackson, b. 1805 in Green Co., Georgia was an early immigrant to the Republic of Texas, coming in 1841 to Washington County, Texas.  He had met and married Julia Coleman in Alabama, and she came to Texas with him.  They lived near Chappell Hill, Texas just East of present day Brenham, and established the now vanished town of Jacksonville.  He was a prominent citizen of his community, and was a large land-owner, prominent church leader, and a trustee of the original Baylor University at Independence, Texas.  He was railroad commissioner at one time of a railroad running between Brenham and Hempstead, and in the 1860 census was noted to possess something on the order of $135,000 and 47 slaves, making him quite wealthy in his day.  He died in the yellow fever epidemic that pummeled that area in 1867.  He is buried with his wife in the Masonic Cemetery near Chappell Hill, Texas.

T. J. Jackson appears in several books written about this important area of Texas (this area was part of Stephen F. Austin's original colony) and Mr. Bill Morris (link above) has a nice article about him from where some of this information was derived.  I descend from his daughter, Celeste Eugenia Jackson.

Headstone

Picture




Celeste Eugenia Jackson (1840-1902) was born in Alabama to T.J. and Julia Coleman Jackson.  She immigrated to Texas with them in 1841, while just an infant.  She was reared in Washington County, Texas (Chappell Hill) and married George Washington Griggs just after the War Between the States.  More on G.W. Griggs is below.  They started a family and left the nest, first moving to Waco in McLennan County, and then eventually (1870's) to a farm near present-day Evant along the border of Hamilton and Coryell counties along Cow House Creek.  They raised 7 children, including my great-grandmother, Hester Chappell Griggs and her brother, Robert Sledge Griggs, whose book has provided so much of this history.  She died in 1902, and is buried in the Murphree Cemetery near Evant, Hamilton Co., Texas.

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Celeste Eugenia (Jackson) Griggs
Celeste Eugenia (Jackson) Griggs
ca. 1870
(Click for larger image)


George Washington Griggs was born August 2, 1819 in Madison County, Alabama.  It is unclear who his parents were as some documentation (in the Griggs book) state it was James Griggs who had married a Sarah Landers.  My research has shown that there was a James Griggs who married a Sarah Lenders (with an 'e') but that this couple was a bit too old to have a child in 1819, and documentation would suggest G.W. Griggs was the first born, but many family histories show a Griggs child born to James Griggs/Sarah Lenders who was b. in 1799.  Therefore I tend to believe this wasn't his family.  In any event, George Washington Griggs came to Texas at some point and settled in Washington County.  It has been stated that he was a CSA soldier in the War Between the States and that he was injured and spent the remainder of the war in a medical unit.  He had been trained both as a doctor and as a dentist before the war, so this seems to make sense.  I tend to believe that he was the Surgeon of the 5th Alabama Cavalry Regiment, as there is a Surgeon by the name of G.W. Griggs listed as Regimental Surgeon for that unit in my Ancestry.com CD-ROM about the Civil War.  After the war, he returned to Texas and married Celeste Eugenia Jackson (above) and the remainder of their history together has already been outlined.  He died July 10, 1895 and is buried with his wife in Murphree Cemetery, near Evant, Texas in Hamilton County, Texas.

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Dr. George W. Griggs
Dr. George W. Griggs 
ca. 1870
(Click for larger image)



Hester Chappell Griggs was born in 1880 to Geo. Washington Griggs and Celeste Eugenia Jackson Griggs.  She was the 6th of 7 children and was raised on the old "Home Place" on Cow House Creek near Evant, Texas.  In about 1901 she married Emory V. Altman and moved to the Abilene, Taylor County, Texas area, eventually living in Anson, Jones County Texas, just north of there.  The couple had 7 children that survived, but the 8th child died, and Hester died soon after the child was born.  She is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery just East of Anson, Texas.  Her husband died many years later and is buried near here (in the same plot) but an empty space without a marker is the site where the baby that died is buried, and this lies between her and E.V. Altman.  Another of her children, Robbie Altman is buried in the same plot, and her daughter who was my grandmother, Earline AltmanLondon is buried only a few hundred feet away in a plot containing other relatives of mine including Lucy Ann Holt White, and others.  Robert Sledge Griggs, Hester's brother wrote seemingly little about her in his book, and there has always been a whisper that she wasn't as well regarded by the family due to something that occurred, but this could be all rumor.  Perhaps Mr. Altman wasn't "up to speed" for the family, but this seems unknowable now.  She and her last baby died in February, 1920.

Headstone

No photo of Hester Chappell Griggs is in my or my family's possession...


An interesting side-note for those interested in "genetic genealogy":

It is always fascinating to trace one's own surname back to its roots.  For male genealogists, such as myself, this is always very important, as it traces the male lineage.  However, an interesting way to look at genealogy is to think of tracing the female lines since we get all of our mitochondrial DNA from our female ancestors (whereas the main DNA of our genetic material is equally parts of our mothers and fathers, the mitochondrial DNA is ALWAYS from the mother alone.)

I personally can trace my mitochondrial DNA to Julia Coleman Jackson, my most "ancient" female ancestor by direct female lines.

Julia Coleman (Jackson) -> Celeste Eugenia Jackson (Griggs) ->
Hester Chappell Griggs (Altman) -> Earline Altman (London) ->
Ketta London (Casey) -> Myself.

Any children I were to have would not contain Mitochondrial DNA of Julia Coleman.

As far as my immediate family, the mitochondrial DNA of Julia Coleman still lives to be transferred by my nieces Joni Patterson, and Hannah Waltrip.




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