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Griffin Cemetery

Perry County, MS.

Compiled by Clifton W. Evans, Sr.

The Griffin Cemetery is located approximately three miles south of the W. W. Ashe Nursery off the Ashe Nursery Road just across the Forrest / Perry county line in Perry county on the east side of the road. This is one of the older family cemeteries in the Brooklyn area, with some internments in the mid 1800's. The cemetery has the remnants of an iron fence that is reported to have been sent here from Georgia. There are four marked graves outside of the fence that are said to be descendants of the slaves that were owned by Walter Calvin "Cal" Griffin. There are three other graves on the outside of the fence that are marked only with bricks. It has been told that there are several other "slave graves" in that same area and that an area on the north side of the cemetery had been used by the local Indians in the 1800's as a burial site. The following is a list of the graves in the cemetery starting from the east side going from south to north.


Row 1

Shelia Eileen Griffin - 1961 - infant daughter of Dewey Otis, Jr. & Jerlin Griffin (Shelia was born Jan. 1 & died Jan. 10, but this is not on the marker)

Dewey Otis Griffin, Sr.- b. May 4, 1900; d. Sept. 22, 1966

Mary Gladys McLendon Griffin - b. Dec. 8, 1916; d. March 7, 1995

Virgil Lewis Griffin, II - b. Feb. 27, 1969; d. June 17, 1969 (son of Virgil Lewis & Nelda Burke Griffin)

Virgil Lewis Griffin - b. Jan. 11, 1942; d. July 3, 1971

Row2

Emma Ann Boozerwife of Homer F. Griffin - b. June 21, 1875; d. April 3, 1903 (Unmarked grave of Homer F. Griffin)

Mary Ann Byrdwife of W. C. Griffin - b. Feb. 20, 1840; d. Jan. 20, 1903

W. (Walter) Calvin Griffin- b. April 14, 1824, d. Dec. 18, 1917

Emma Robson Griffin - b. June 10, 1880; d. Aug. 8, 1951

Charles C. Griffin - b. April 4, 1878; d. Sept. 9, 1954

Row 3

Josephine Lott Griffin- b. Nov. 14, 1857; d. April 8, 1911

John Prentis Griffin- b. 1857; d. 1932

John Louis Griffin- b. March 26, 1886; d. Dec. 22; 1915

Unmarked grave

James S. Griffin - son of J. R. & J. Griffin - b. March 16, 1883; d. June 13, 1885

Walter Calvin Griffin, Jr.- b. July 10, 1872; d. Jan. 1,1882

George W. Griffin - b. Oct. 5, 1847; d. April 13, 1864

Samuel B. Griffin- son of W. C. & M. A. Griffin - b. March 12, 1859; d. May 14, 1860

The last three graves in this row are only marked with large brown rocks at the head and foot of each grave.

Row 4

Vidmer Griffin - son of D. B. & I. L. Griffin - b. June 12, 1896; d. Jan. 28, 1901

Peter McAlpin - b. Oct 8, 1808 in Argylshire, Scotland; d. Oct 20, 1891 Infant daughter of Elnora & W. S. Griffin - (no date)

Maxie V. Griffin - daughter of E. & W. S. Griffin - b. Oct 22, 1896; d. Jan. 8, 1903

Elnora Griffin - b. Nov. 26, 1871; d. Dec. 4, 1947

Wilmer S. Griffin - b. March 9, 1866; d. Nov. 30, 1960

Lela B. Griffin - b. June 28, 1893; d. June 14, 1949

Beatrice Griffin Whitney - b. Jan. 17, 1898; d. June 23, 1975

Row 5

Charles Griffin Whitney - b. June 13, 1932 - living

Robt. Hagin Weldy - b. Aug. 26, 1848; d. July 22, 1905

Charlot Brown - b. 1803; d. Oct. 25, 1883 (? Could be 88)

John P. Brown - b. Sept. 10, 1803; d. Feb. 5, 1862 (? Could be 82)

Thomas R. Brown - b. April 22, 1843; d. April 11, 1930 (? Could be 33 or 38)

James J. Brown - b. Feb. 15, 1836; d. Jan. 8, 1862 (? Could be 82)

Charles C. Brown - b. May 19, 1831; d. Dec. 2, 1878 (? Could be 73)

Sarah E. Brown - b. Nov. 1, 1834; d. Sept. 9, 1879

Row 1 - Outside of the fence on the west side of the cemetery

Lillian Lamar Edwards - b. Dec. 11, 1915; d. July 30, 1917

Marion Eugene Edwards - son of J. P. & M. Edwards - b. Oct. 21, 1918; d. Nov. 2, 1918

Ronald Pettis - b. Dec. 29, 1919; d. April 14, 1930

Row 2

J. C. Edwards, Jr. - son of Mr. & Mrs J. C. Edwards - b. Jan. 7, 1919; d. July 5, 1920

Farther to the north of this grave (about 20 feet) are three graves that are each marked with a brick.

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