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Rev Samuel John Marlatt Griffith
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1798
Death: Nov. 17, 1858

Excerpt from the past:

John Griffith was a pioneer religious leader in the community. He once served a term with the State Legislature. During the Indian invasion of 1831-32 he sent a petition to the Governor of Illinois which had been signed by a large number of Clay County voters. This was related to a certain "problem" with the Indians who were living along the Little Wabash River at the time.

A letter was sent from the Governor to Griffith, dated, Beleville, August 31, 1831, Mr. John M. Griffith, I rec'd petition signed by many citizens of Clay County relative to the Indians in their neighborhood and I am requested by these citizens to correspond with you on the subject. I have written to the President of the United States and the Sup't of Indian affairs to remove the Indians from the State. I send you a newspaper that contains my letter to Gen'l Clark, the superintendent, and his answer to satisfy the petitioners; that I not only gave them no permission to hunt in the State, but that I wish them to move off. If Indians on the Little Wabash commit acts of outrage on the people or their property, let me know it by written affidavits of the fact and they shall be moved off. I am Your Ob'd Servt. John Reynolds.

Parents of:
1. Martha Elizabeth Sutton Griffith 9-13-1821 to 6-21-1898
2. Olive Marlatt Sutton Griffith 1-1-1823 to 11-00-1880
3. Jane Sutton Griffith 1-12-1824 to 5-15-1884
4. Elijah Sutton Griffith 3-31-1825 to 12-27-1905
5. Elizabeth C. Sutton Griffith 6-3-1826 to 5-10-1866
6. Thomas Sutton Griffith 8-7-1827 to 8-8-1864
7. Rebecca Ferree Sutton Griffith 10-14-1828 to 11-15-1855
8. Mary Parks Sutton Griffith 10-14-1829 to 5-18-1899
9. John Basey Marlatt Sutton Griffith 3-14-1831 to 7-18-1894
10. William Sutton Griffith 5-29-1833 to 3-00-1907
11. Margaret Sutton Griffith 5-12-1834 to 5-12-1834
12. Jesse Parks Sutton Griffith 4-14-1839 to 1-10-1910 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Caroline Cummins Griffith (1824 - 1874)
  Margaret Scutchield Galbraith Sutton Griffith (1797 - 1848)
  Martha Sutton Griffith McGrew (1821 - 1898)*
  Jane L. Griffith McGrew (1824 - 1884)*
  Elijah Sutton Griffith (1825 - 1905)*
  Rebecca Ferree Sutton Griffith George (1828 - 1855)*
  George DeWitte Griffith (1852 - 1873)*
  Manerva C. Griffith (1857 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age: 60 y, 18 d.
Camp Ground Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25081525
Rev Samuel John Marlatt Griffith
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Rev Samuel John Marlatt Griffith
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