PROSPECT CEMETERY (Prospect,
Hwy 273) GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
GRIGGS, Eliza A.
(Angeline Taylor), (ca 30 Sep 1835) - 25 Jun 1888. "Age 52 Yrs 8 Mo 26 D's."
She was married in 1857 to Thomas Henry Griggs, Confederate soldier, Pvt Company H. Tenn. 6th Calvary Regiment, who according to Kathy Wood, was drug to death by a horse about 1879/80 and was buried in Lynnville, TN, in a lost cemetery in the woods across from Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, TN. I went down there today and there's an old house in the center of that woods, that's literally falling down. It's totally overgrown and I walked around it on three sides and didn't see any grave markers, but that doesn't mean there aren't any there. I had a hard time getting in there and found an easier way out. There is also another lost cemetery in that place the Smith Cemetery which may be where Thomas Henry Griggs is buried. In 1888 the Railroad is where it was today so there is woods all around there over to the tracks. Eliza and Thomas also has another son John Bell Griggs who was born in Giles County and supposedly buried in Yeager, Oklahoma along with his wife Mary Alice Keaton, who are my mom's grandparents. Carol Payne.) Revised to include the comment about the Smith Cemetery by C. Wayne Austin. all added 21 Nov 2012.