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Melinda Elizabeth Griffin[1, 2]

Female 1845 - 1886


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  • Alt. Birth  Abt 1843 
    • 1870 Census: age 27
    Born  26 Feb 1845  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1855 
    • 1910 Census: age 55
    Census: Federal  30 Aug 1870  , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Agustus Rich, white male age 27, farmer, born in GA
      2) Melindy Rich, white female age 23, at home, born in GA, cannot read or write
      3) Mary Griffin, white female age 45, hired labor, born in GA, cannot read or write
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1880  , Lower Spring Creek, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Augustus M. Rich, head, white male age 43, farmer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Malinda Rich, wife, white female age 35, keeps house, born in GA, parents born in SC
      3) Josiah Rich, son, single white male age 8, born in GA, cannot read or write
      4) Mary I. Rich, daughter, single white female age 6, born in GA, cannot read or write
      5) Maleria Rich, son, single white male age 4, born in GA
      6) Elijah A. Rich, son, single white male age 1 month, born in GA
    Died  26 Nov 1886  , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I937  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Feb 2011 

    Father  David Griffin,   b. Est 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary Sloan,   b. Est 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1459  Group Sheet

    Family  Augustus Miles Rich,   b. 17 Sep 1843, , , Early (now Miller) County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1911, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Rev. Euziah William Rich, Sr.,   b. 22 Sep 1871, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1942, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary "Ida" Lou Rich,   b. Jul 1874, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1949, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Malachi Rich,   b. 6 Sep 1876, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1965, , Chipley, Washington County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elijah Allen Rich, Sr.,   b. 27 May 1880, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1936, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2005 
    Family ID  F41  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1845 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1867 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 30 Aug 1870 - , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 7 Jun 1880 - , Lower Spring Creek, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1886 - , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 351.

    2. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    3. [S1481] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 146, West Side Flint River, p. 70, dwelling 517, family 517, Agustus Rich household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    4. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Lower Spring Creek, enumeration district (ED) 19, p. 280C, dwelling 91, family 109, Augustus M. Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    5. [S722] "Bethel Cemetery," database, Rootsweb: Decatur County, Georgia, Ida Kirkland Boyce, transcriber, (http://www.thegagenweb.com/gadecatur/Cemetery/Bethel.txt), grave marker for Mrs. Etha M. E. Rich, 6 Apr 1844 - 26 Nov 1886.

    6. [S793] Decatur County, Georgia, Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of Augustus M. Rich & Melinda Griffin, B:31.