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Houston Lamar "House" Griffin
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1836
Harris County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1913
Roanoke
Randolph County
Alabama, USA

"House", as he was called by his siblings, moved with his parents to near Opelika in Russell (now Lee) County, AL, in 1840-41 and later graduated from the University of Alabama. He married Elizabeth Amanda Summers in Chambers Co., AL, on Jan 3, 1860 and served with the 37th Alabama Infantry, CSA, and Darby's Home Guard of the Macon County Reserves from May 1862 to April 1865. After the war, he began business in Opelika and in 1889, at age 53, was a successful cotton warehouse merchant. When the price of cotton fell severely, he moved with his wife and five of their ten children to Hardeman County, TX, where he established a cattle ranch and where the family lived in a dirt-floored half-dugout until a home could be built. In 1893-96 a great drought and cattle disease destroyed his herd, and in 1897 his wife died. A few years later, he and his daughters Cora and Lurline returned to Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL, where the oldest son, Roland, ran a successful hardware business.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Bonapart Griffin (1800 - 1895)
  Susannah Tate Fortson Griffin (1812 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Amanda Summers Griffin (1840 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Roland Wolsey Griffin (1860 - 1949)*
  Andrew Lamar Griffin (1862 - 1870)*
  Cora Lee Griffin (1864 - 1934)*
  Edmund Summers Griffin (1866 - 1866)*
  Julius Griffin (1868 - 1869)*
  Hortense Leticia Griffin Curry (1870 - 1901)*
  John Ernest Griffin (1872 - 1954)*
  Benjamin Fortson Griffin (1875 - 1927)*
  Cornie Lurline Griffin (1877 - 1955)*
  Houston Lamar Griffin (1879 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Muscogee Griffin Floyd (1833 - 1929)*
  Houston Lamar Griffin (1836 - 1913)
  Andrew Bonapart Griffin (1839 - 1912)*
  Sara Jane Griffin Edwards (1841 - 1935)*
  Josephine Griffin Floyd (1843 - 1933)*
  George Washington Griffin (1846 - 1921)*
  Russell LaFayette Griffin (1848 - 1900)*
  Victoria Griffin Walton (1851 - 1936)*
  Susan Pauline Griffin Owen (1855 - 1933)*
  Letitia Hortense Griffin Summers (1857 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosemere Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38255637
Houston Lamar House Griffin
Added by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
 
Houston Lamar House Griffin
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Houston Lamar House Griffin
Added by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
 
 
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- R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013
 
 
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