Left: Jesse Clarence, Everett Otto “Evvie”, James Neal Griggs, William Thomas (baby son in dress), Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs, and Dovie Griggs. Sarah must have won some title from a festival, “Queen of the Year,” Oct. 01, 1904 for Marshall County, Al.
James Neal Griggs
James Neal Griggs Photo 1904
James N. and Sarah E. Griggs Headstone
James Samuel Griggs and Beulah Deliah (Sheppard) Griggs Photo. Owen Lafayette Griggs was their son.
James S. & Beulah D. Griggs headstone
My father, Owen Lafayette Griggs Photo.
Beulah (Sheppard) Griggs Obit
Letter from Beulah Griggs to Niece Gracie Griggs
Below is some of the following people named in her memo to her sister Bertha “Buff” (Griggs) Bridges, Uncle Jim was my grandfather James Samuel Griggs. Uncle Ev was Everett Otto Griggs who was a brother of James Samuel Griggs. Vera was Vera (Griggs) Burgett, daughter of Uncle Ev and Aunt Carrie (Black) Griggs. Aunt Carrie was Carrie (Black) Griggs who was married to Everett Otto Griggs. I don’t know who the Lillie was that Gracie mentioned. Opal (Griggs) Hudgins was the daughter of James Samuel Griggs. Gracie signed simply as “g”.Gracie’s father was Rhodum Griggs, another brother of Uncle Ev & Uncle Jim although his name is not mentioned but he is referred to as “Dad”. Rhodum Griggs was a very religious man who didn’t believe in drinking or playing cards, gambling or dancing. He was a Methodist & a Bible Salesman for many years for the Methodist Publishing House.