|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1814|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1890|
aged 78 yrs 6 mo 8 days
husband of Leah Devenbaugh or Defenbaugh Griffith
husband of Savilla Reed
children by Leah
Lydia Ann GRIFFITH
Amanda Jane GRIFFITH
Jas. Wm. GRIFFITH
children by Savilla
Here is an obituary for Byard Griffith (Griffith Cemetery, DeWitt County, Illinois). His name was spelled Bayard Griffith in the Clinton Public obituary, and there is a Bayard S. Griffith buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. (I don't know how he is related as I don't see that name given to any of his sons.) I think his name should be spelled Bayard, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.
This obituary gives his first wife's name as Leah Devenbaugh, so that clears up her first name, but I know Devenbaugh is sometimes spelled Defenbaugh, so, again, I don't know which is correct. This article has a different birth date. Do you know if there is a tombstone?
(I type obituaries for DeWitt County)
DeWitt County, Illinois
Friday, November 21, 1890
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE.
Byard Griffith, One of the Oldest Residents of the County, Quits the Shores of Time.
At 12:15 o'clock last Monday, Byard GRIFFITH, who had lived in Harp township since 1850, died at his home surrounded by his family. Last fall he had an attack of the grip from which he never recovered. Since that time he had been confined to his home and for the last nine months to his bed. All possible had been done to effect a cure, but he gradually became weaker till death ended his sufferings. The funeral services were held at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Kelly, of Weldon. The burial was at a cemetery on the farm of the deceased.
The deceased was born in Ohio, April 9, 1814, being 76 years, 7 months and 8 days old at his death. When 20 years old he was married to Leah DEVENBAUGH, and they moved to Illinois in 1840, settling in the northeast part of Macon county where they lived for ten years. In 1850 he came to DeWitt and settled on the farm on which he lived till his death. His wife died March 22, 1860. Ten years afterward he was again married to Savilla REED who survives him. Seven sons and one daughter were born to him by his first marriage, two of whom are dead, three sons and one daughter now living.
Mr. Griffith had been a farmer all his life and had been very successful, owning at his death about 3,300 acres of land. About 1,800 acres of this land is in Harp township and is worth about $100,000. In addition to this he owned about 1,100 acres in Kansas and 320 in Shelby county, this state.
Thank you Judy
Paris Griffith (1776 - 1828)
Leah Defenbaugh Griffith (1815 - 1860)
Savilla Reed Griffith (1846 - 1909)*
Zellie Griffith (____ - 1881)*
Lydia Ann Griffith Davenport (1833 - 1876)*
Levi Griffith (1836 - 1920)*
Wesley Griffith (1841 - 1909)*
Newton Scott Griffith (1844 - 1918)*
Harve Zeno Griffith (1853 - 1927)*
James William Griffith (1859 - 1860)*
Holland Sumner Griffith (1866 - 1930)*
Bayard Session Griffith (1871 - 1936)*
Nelle Griffith (1878 - 1902)*
Created by: Marge
Record added: Feb 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24512622
Added: Feb. 9, 2008