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Mary Elizabeth Griffin Matthews
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1857
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1915
Panola County
Texas, USA

Daughter of William Moultrie Griffin and Mary Elizabeth Porter of South Carolina. She was born in South Carolina and came to Texas with her family at the age 9 years in 1866. She married John Wilson Westmoreland in 1874 who was born in Texas in 1848. Nine children were born of this marriage. Known children are: William Joseph Westmoreland [1875-1946], Robert Alfred Westmoreland [1876-1919], James Madison Westmoreland [1878-1968], Mamie D Westmoreland Gerrald [1881-1960], Annie Lee Westmoreland Alexander [Twin] [1882-1970], Ora Lou Westmoreland Alexander [Twin] [1882-1926], Verna Pauline Westmoreland Phillips [1885-1972], Ardis Westmoreland [1887-1887], and John Wilson Westmoreland [1888-1959]. Eight of the Children were alive in 1910 at the census. Her husband John died in 1887 leaving her with eight minor children to raise alone. In 1907 she married James Pinkney Matthews in Panola County. No children was born of this marriage, but James had 10 children of his own from a previous marriage. Mary is buried in the Mt Zion cemetery as Mary Elizabeth Matthews "w/o of J P Matthews". J. P. Matthews is buried with his first wife, Edna K.Murray, in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola County, Texas. Mary's first husband is buried in Mt. Zion cemetery under the name of J W Westmoreland. 
Family links: 
  William Moultrie Griffin (1827 - 1885)
  Mary Elizabeth Porter Griffin (1828 - 1906)
  John Wilson Westmoreland (1848 - 1887)
  James Pinkney Matthews (1848 - 1925)
  Annie Westmoreland Alexander (1882 - 1970)*
  Ardis Westmoreland (1887 - 1887)*
  John Wilson Westmoreland (1888 - 1959)*
  Mamie Westmoreland Gerrald (1981 - 1960)*
  John Matthew Mays (1846 - 1923)**
  Anna Lucretia Mays Trosper (1847 - 1910)**
  Mary Elizabeth Griffin Matthews (1857 - 1915)
  Fannie Ellen Griffin Taylor (1864 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Zion Cemetery
De Berry
Panola County
Texas, USA
Plot: I-40
Created by: C B Mays
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33242820
Mary Elizabeth <i>Griffin</i> Matthews
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Griffin</i> Matthews
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Griffin</i> Matthews
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