|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1836|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1921|
Amanda C. Griggs was born in Louisiana August 19, 1836, and died at her home in Elm Springs Wednesday, July 20, 1921.
She was married to William Mount at about age 16, to which union was born one child, Mrs. Emma Mount Holmes of Harrison, Arkansas.
The date of the death of Mr. Mount is not known, but some time after his death she was married to R.C. Griggs in 1866. To this union three children were born, two boys, Robert and Hamp, and one girl, Mrs. Jane Griggs Downum of Elm Springs.
She came to Arkansas in the sixties, first going to Conway County, but after a short while moved to Elm Springs and lived to the ripe old age of 84 years and 11 months. She leaves four children, twenty-nine grand-children, and twenty great-grandchildren, together with a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.
She was identified with the Methodist Church at the age of fifteen, until nineteen years ago she became a member of the Church of Christ.
The funeral was conducted by Dr. O.C. Boone of Stephenville, Texas, at the Church of Christ where a host of friends assembled to pay their last respects to her mortal body.
The Springdale News, Friday, 22 July 1921
Married (1)William Mount on 28 Feb 1860 in Conway County, AR.
Child: Mary Emily Mount, b. 1862, daughter of Amanda's first husband, William Mount who died in 1865.
Married (2) Chesley Griggs on 4 Nov 1867 in Conway County, AR.
Children: Alva Hamilton Griggs, b. 1869; Elisabeth Jane Griggs, b. 1870; Robert William Griggs, b. 1872.
Chesley Griggs (1847 - 1909)
Chesley Griggs (1847 - 1909)*
Mary Emily Mount Holmes (1861 - 1932)*
Alva Hamilton Griggs (1866 - 1939)*
Robert William Griggs (1872 - 1950)*
Elm Springs Cemetery
Maintained by: Vicki Hittson
Originally Created by: Dorothy Baker
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48430228
We are family. Our Father's arms encircle all of us.|
Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Added: Oct. 2, 2011
To my G-G-Grandmother, Amanda Meeks Griggs; I am blessed by all of your granddaughters -- Rose, Irene, Mary Joyce, and Bernice. Mary Joyce Griggs Hittson was my grandmother and my best friend. Looking forward to our reunion in heaven.|
Added: Nov. 27, 2010