|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1844|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1920|
He was a son of Frances Wells and George E. Griggs.
Jerry married Emmaline on 15 Oct. 1865 in Henry County, VA.
Jerry was A Confederate Soldier
42nd Infantry Regiment
Fri., Aug. 10, 1910, p. 1, col. 6:
In a letter to a Roanoke newspaper, Acting Mayor J. W. Griggs thus corrects some erroneous impressions as to the report on the death of ex-Mayor Bousmans' death.
The report of Detective Gunk as laid before the council was not officially accepted as being correct.
In fact, the report did not contain any conclusion of the detective at all, but simply gave a list of circumstances that tended to the theory that Mayor Bousman might have been the author of his own destruction, but admitted that there were missing links that fell short of proving this theory.
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri., Jan. 16, 1920, p. 1, col.3:
On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11th, occurred the funeral service of Jerry W. Griggs of Ridgeway. "Uncle Jerry", as he was familiarly called, especially by the young set, was respected by all who knew him.
Born and reared in Henry County, Va., he spent his early life, except a few years, in the vicinity of Ridgeway.
He was born July 5th, 1844 and died Jan. 10, 1920.
He was married to Emmaline Elizabeth King on October 15, 1865, who still survives him.
They had two sons, Jessie F., born April 1869, who died in infancy, and George L. who lives in Spray, N.C.
In their later lives Mr. and Mrs. Griggs received into their home an adopted daughter, Lina, and later a grandson, Jerry Jr., to both of whom they were very devoted, and both remain to comfort the widow.
Jerry W. Griggs served as a Confederate Soldier for over three years in Co. A., 42nd Reg. Va. Volunteers.
He was under Jackson at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville and other important battles.
He was member of Stuart Hairston Camp.
He served as Mayor of the town of Ridgeway for several years.
He was an invalid for several years. The funeral services were held at the Primitive Baptist Church, after which the body was laid to rest in the family burying ground.
George Griggs (1816 - 1882)
Frances Wills Griggs (1817 - 1854)
Emmaline Elizabeth King Griggs (1848 - 1923)
Lina Mitchell Griggs Jones (1893 - 1971)*
Jeremiah Waddy Griggs (1844 - 1920)
George Ira Griggs (1848 - 1912)*
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Originally Created by: Peggy Johnson
Record added: Feb 05, 2009
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