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Jacob Wark Griffith

  • Birth 13 Oct 1819 Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 1885 Oldham County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 7491784

Civil War Confederate Officer. Born Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). During the Mexican War served in Colonel Humprhey Marshall's 1st Kentucky Cavalry. After the war he was a "Forty-Niner" during the California gold rush. During the Civil War he served as lieutenant colonel of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. The 1st Kentucky Cavalry served as an escort for the fleeing Confederate government and Jefferson Davis. Griffith served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1854-55, and 1878-79. Griffith was the father of legendary Hollywood filmmaker D.W. Griffith.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
  • Added: 25 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7491784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Wark Griffith (13 Oct 1819–31 Mar 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7491784, citing Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard, Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .