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Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey,

Daughter of Edward Kirksey and Rebecca Rickman
Granddaughter of Isaac I. Kirksey and Mary

  • Born: 1742 in Halifax County, North Carolina
  • Died: 1772 in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Age at Death: about 30 years old
  • Buried:
She married William Griffin

Son of Richard Griffin and Mary Green
  • Marriage: about 1858, Orange County, North Carolina
  • Born: November 21, 1740 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
  • Died: * before October 5, 1800 in Pendleton District, Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Age at Death: 60 years
  • Buried: Griffin Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina


  • * Note: Will was probated October 14, 1800 (see below for will contents)


Children of William Griffin and Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey are:

1. John Griffin,
  • Born: about 1759
  • Died:
  • Age at Death:
2. Rebecca Griffin,
  • Born: about 1760
  • Died:
  • Age at Death:
3. Richard Griffin,
  • Born: abt. 1760 in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Died: * before 1800 in Meckleburg County, North Carolina
  • Age at Death:

  • * Note: He is not mentioned in his fathers will probated 10/14/1800
4. Rosanna Griffin,
  • Born: 1765
  • Died:
  • Age at Death:
5. Hazel Haskey Sarah Griffin,
  • Born: July 29, 1767
  • Died:
  • Age at Death:
6. Anthony Griffin
  • Born:
  • Died: *
  • Age at Death:

  • * Note: He is not mentioned in his fathers will probated 10/14/1800
7. Enoch Griffin,
  • Born:
  • Died: *
  • Age at Death:

  • * Note: He is not mentioned in his fathers will probated 10/14/1800

Time-Line, Notes and Sources for Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey and William Griffin:



1740

  • Birth of William Griffen - Novermber 21, 1740 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Viriginia, son of Richard Griffin and Mary Green.

1742
  • Birth of Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey, daughter of Edward and Rebecca Richman Rickman Kirksey.

1758

William's age is 18
Sarah's age is 16
  • Approximate date of marriage of William Griffin and Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey

1759

William's age is 19
Sarah's age is 17
  • Approxiamte birth of 1st son and 1 st child, John Griffin

1760

William's age is 20
Sarah's age is 18
John is 1
  • Aprroximate birth of 1st daughter and 2nd child, Rebecca Griffin


  • Approximate birth of 2nd son and 3rd child, Richard Griffin

1765

William's age is 25
Sarah's age is 23
John is 6, Rebecca is 5, Richard is 5 (if Richard is still living)
  • Approxiamte birth of 2nd daughter and 4th child, Rosanna Griffin

1767

William's age is 27
Sarah's age is 25
John is 8, Rebecca is 7, Richard is 7 (if still living), Rosanna is 2
  • Birth of 3rd daughter and 5th child, Hazel Haskey Griffin

1767-1771

  • Approximate birth of 2nd son and 6th child, Anthony Griffin


  • Approximate birth of 3rd son and 7th child, Enoch Griffin

1772

William's age is 32
Sarah's age is 30
John is 13, Rebecca is 12, Richard is 12 (if still living), Rosanna is 7, Anthony and Enoch are between 0 - 4 (if still living)
  • Death of Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey's mother Rebecca Richman Rickman Kirksey


  • Death of wife, Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey


  • Approximate marriage of William Griffin to Elizabeth Stroud


  • Listed as Sargent in Chatham County Militia in Capt. Isaiah Hogan's Company.

1773

William's age is 33
  • Approx birth of 4th son & 8th child of William & 1st son & 1st child of Elizabeth Stroud, Henry


  • Approx birth of 5th son & 9th child of William & 2nd son & 2nd child of Elizabeth Stroud, William

1775

William's age is 35
  • Death of Sarah Elizabeth Kirksey's father Edward Kirksey

1777

William's age is 37
  • Approx birth of 6th son & 10th child of William & 3rd son and 3rd child of Elizabeth Stroud - (Oswald) Creswell

1778

William's age is 38
  • Approx birth of 7th son & 10th child of William & 4th son and 4th child of Elizabeth Stroud - Sargent

1779

William's age is 39
  • During the American Revolution he served in Gee's Company of the 2nd Regiment. During the Battle of Fort Sullivan, Charleston, SC. on 1 June 1779, he was taken prisoner of war.


  • Marriage of oldest daughter Rebecca Griffin to Joel Marshall Breazeale


  • Approximate marriage of 2nd oldest daughter Rosanna Griffin to Michael Blocker

1780

William's age is 40
  • Birth of 1st granddaughter & 1st grandchild, Sarah Breazeale, daughter of Rebecca and Joel Breazeale

1781

William's age is 41
  • During 1781 he served in Lytles Company,10th Regiment, North Carolina.

1782

William's age is 42
  • Birth of 2nd granddaughter & 2nd grandchild, Heskey Blocker, daughter of Rosanna and Michael Blocker

1784

William's age is 44
  • Birth of 1st grandson & 3rd grandchild, William Breazeale, son of Rebecca and Joe Breazeale

1786

William's age is 46
  • Birth of 3rd granddaughter & 4th grandchild, Nancy Breazeale, daughter of Rebecca and Joe Breazeale

1787

William's age is 47
  • Approximate marriage of youngest daughter Hazel Haskey Giffin to Kennon Samuel Breazeale.

1788

William's age is 48
  • Birth of 2nd grandson & 5th grandchild, Enoch Breazeale, son of Hazel Haskey Giffin and Kennon Samuel Breazeale.



1790 Pendleton District, South Carolina

Heads of Family
Free White Males
16 and older
Free white Males
Under 16
Free white
females
All other
free persons
Slaves
William Griffon
1
2
6
-
-




Sometime after 1772 William Griffin married Elizabeth Stroud
They had at least 6 six children, which account for the younger children in the 1790 & 1800 census
  • about 1773 - Henry - (deceased before 1790)
  • about 1773 - William - (deceased before 1790)
  • about 1777 - Oswald (Creswell)
  • about 1778 - Sagrent
  • about 1790 - Elizabeth
  • about 1800 - Martha



1790

William's age is 50
  • Approx birth of 4th daughter & 12th child of William & 1st daughter and 5th child of Elizabeth Stroud - Elizabeth


  • Birth of 3rd grandson and 6th grandchild, Aiken Breazeal, son of Hazel and Kennon Breazeale


  • Birth of 4th granddaughter and 7th grandchild, Mary Breazeal, daughter of Rebecca and Joel Breazeale


  • Birth of 5th granddaughter and 8th grandchild, Mary Blocker, daughter of Rosanna and Michael Blocker


  • Birth of 6th granddaughter and 9th grandchild, Leanner Breazeale, daughter of Rebecca and Joel Breazeale

1800 Census Pendleton District, South Carolina

Head of Family
Free White Males Free White Females
All Other
Free Persons
Slaves
Under 10
10 thru 15
16 thru 25
26 thru 44
45 and older
Under 10
10 thru 15
16 thru 25
26 - 44
45 and over
William Griffin
3
"
2
1
"
1
1
3
1
"
"
"







1792

William's age is 52
  • Birth of 4th grandson and 10th grandchild, Elijah Blocker, son of Rosanna and Michael Blocker

1792

William's age is 52
  • Birth of 7th granddaughter and 11th grandchild, Margaret Breazale, daughter of Hazel and Kennon Breazeale

1793

William's age is 53
  • Birth of 8th granddaughter and 12th grandchild, Rosanna Breazale, daughter of Rebecca and Joel Breazeale


  • Birth of 5th grandson and 13th grandchild, Reddin Blocker, son of Rosanna and Michael Blocker

1794

William's age is 54
  • Birth of 6th grandson and 14th grandchild, Michael B. Blocker, son of Rosanna and Michael Blocker

1796

William's age is 56
  • Birth of 7th grandson and 15th grandchild, Friffin Breazeale, son of Hazel and Kennon Breazeale

1797

William's age is 57
  • Birth of 9th granddaughter and 16th grandchild, Nancy Ann Blocker, daughter of Rosanna and Michael Blocker

1798

William's age is 58
  • Birth of 10th granddaughter and 17th grandchild, Sarah Breazeale, daughter of Hazel and Kennon Breazeale

1799-1800

William's age is 59-60
  • Approx birth of 5th daughter & 13th child of William & 2nd daughter and 6th child of Elizabeth Stroud - Martha

1800

  • Birth of 8th grandson and 18th grandchild, Joel Marshal Breazeale, son of Rebecca and Joel Breazeale


  • Birth of 9th grandson and 19th grandhcild, William G. Blocker, son of Rosanna and Michael Blocker


  • Death of William Griffin


  • Will of William Griffin:
    Anderson Co. SC
    Book A, Page 3, Roll 221
    • Wife: Elizabeth Griffin.


    • Sons: John Griffin, Henry Griffin, Sergeant Griffen, Creswell Griffin.


    • Daughters: Rebecca Breazeale, Rosanna Blocker, Hasky Breazeale, Martha Griffin, Elizabeth Griffin.
    • Comments: "Remaining balance to be equally divided among my last wife's children." ( none named).
    • Land Location: 12 Mile Creek on Middle Fork.
    • Exors: Wife, Elizabeth, sons, Sergeant Griffin, Henry Griffin, my trusty friend Elnathan Davis, Sr.
    • Witnesses: I.D. Meroney, Christopher Kirksey (Sarah Elizabeht Kirksey's brother), Thomas Hunt, Andrew Townyhill, Charles Morgan.


    Date: 5 Oct. 1800.
    Probate: 14 Oct. 1800.
Researcher for this family is: Don Holland at clellmidge@aol.com




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