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On November 18, 2000, additional information on the descendants of Minus and Jane (- - - - ) Griggs was furnished by Mr. Tom Goldrup and Mr. Jim Goldrup, third greatgrandsons of Minus Griggs, Jr. and Rachael (Sparks) Griggs. Their email address is skyla@sasquatch.com.
His information is quoted in part and modified where appropriate.

"Lavinia Griggs, born --- in North Carolina or Kentucky. She married in Clark County, Kentucky on January 16, 1823 to Elijah Johnson. Sometime between 1830 and 1840 they left Clark County and settled in Boone County, Missouri, where they were still residing in 1850.


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On November 18, 2000, additional information on the descendants of Minus and Jane (- - - - ) Griggs was furnished by Mr. Tom Goldrup and Mr. Jim Goldrup, third greatgrandsons of Minus Griggs, Jr. and Rachael (Sparks) Griggs. Their email address is skyla@sasquatch.com.
His information is quoted in part and modified where appropriate.

"Leonard Griggs, born September 8, 1796-8 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He moved by 1818 to St. Charles County, Missouri with his brothers Samuel and Wiley. By 1830 he was living in Montgomery County, Missouri, and several years later moved to Adams County, Illinois. Leonard married about 1826, probably in Montgomery Co., Missouri to Nancy (maiden name unknown). It is said he moved to Schulyer County, Missouri, but if he did he returned to Burton Township, Adams County, Illinois by the 1870 census. Leonard, by this time, had married (2) Eliza (maiden name unknown), born 1826 in Indiana. He died in Adams County on June 8, 1878."


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Source: James and Tom Goldrup (See parent's notes):

Mary "Polly" Griggs, born October 14, 1810 in Clark County, Kentucky. She married December 25, 1828 in Montgomery County, Missouri to John Meglamre Clanton, son of Drury and Jemima (Walpole) Clanton, born October 14, 1808 in Davidson County, Tennessee, nine miles distant from Nashville. As a child he came to Montgomery County, Missouri. In the early 1830's they moved to Adams County, Illinois, settling in or near the town of Quincy, where John carried on farming for a number of years. In 1850 his two eldest sons headed west for the California gold fields, and because of favorable reports from their son, John and Mary moved with the rest of their children on April 1, 1853 for Yolo County, California. They reached there destination September 17 of that year and resided on a farm along Cache Creek near Woodland that their son gave them. John carried on general farming and stock business with great success until he lost his land due
to the fact that it was part of a Spanish grant. His eldest son than gave his new farm to them. Mary died there on January 7, 1867. John later married in Woodland on February 24, 1875 to Emily Leonard, born November 1830 in England. She came to California by way of New Brunswick, Canada. He remained on his farm until he finally retired to Woodland, where he died December 19, 1892. John and Mary are buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Woodland."


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Source: James and Tom Goldrup (See parent's notes):

" Minor Tilson Griggs, born August 16, 1832 in Adams County, Illinois. Minor worked there as a blacksmith for fifteen years, when in 1869 he engaged in mercantile pursuits with his partner, W.D. Orr. By 1883, Minor was conducting his large and lucrative business alone. He married in Pike County, Missouri on September 16, 1856 to Amanthus E. Smith, daughter of Jesse and Eliza Smith. Minor was also costable of Ashley Township and, for twelve years, was treasurer of Watson Seminary, the duties of which he has discharged with great satisfaction to all the parties concerned. Minor was also a member of the Masonic Order and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is believed they had no children." From the 1830 census it appears that Samuel and Rachel were also the parents of another son (born 1820-25); and three additional daughters (born 1810-20; 1820-25; and 1825-30). None of these appear on the 1850 census or in Samuel's Will, so it is presumed that they possibly died young or moved away).


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SQ pg 1966: She was called Rachel Griggs in her father's will.


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The following was copied from the notes for his daughter in law Rachael (Sparks) Griggs, spouse of Minus Jr.:

"The date of birth of Minus Griggs has not been discovered, but it appears that he was a number of years older than his wife, Rachel Sparks. His father, Minus Griggs, Sr., appears to have been in Orange County, Virginia, as a young man, but by 1760 he was with his father in Granville County, North Carolina. Minus Griggs, Sr. died soon after 1760; his will was proved in the Granville County Court on February 10, 1761, on the oaths of two of the witnesses, Andrew Hampton and Andrew's son, Ephraim Hampton. The original of this document survives in the courthouse in Granville Countv. The following transcript has been made from a xerox copy appearing in The Hampton Family compiled by Caroline Parker Maurice and published in 1993.

Will of Minus Griggs, Sr.

In the Name of God Amen. I Minus Griggs being Sick and weak But in perfect Sense [?] & memory do make this my last will & Testament

Imprimis, I Bequeath my Soul to god that First gave it me, and my Body to the Earth from whence it was Taken in full expectation of the resurection from thence at the last day as for my Burial I Desire it may [be] Decent.

Item I give Unto my son Minus Griggs the Upper Part of my Land three hundred and & Twenty Acres And the Other part of my land where my Plantation now is I Bequeath to my Son John Griggs to them & their heirs for Ever. It is my will & Desire that my Lawful Debts & Funeral Charges be Discharged out of my Personal Estate by my Executors hereafter mentioned

Item I give unto my loving wife Jane Griggs an Equal Share of my personal Estate with my Daughters After my Lawful Debts be paid to them and their heirs for Ever. I appoint my Loving wife Jane Griggs and Jonathan White my whole & Sole Executors of this my Last will and testament, Disanuling and making Void all Other wills & Testaments by me made or Caused to be made and this Only and Alone to be my last will. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 7th Day of Oct: 1760.

Interlind before Signd signed Minus Griggs
Seal & Delivered
in presence of us

[signed] Andrew Hampton Jurat
" Ephraim Hampton
" William Berry

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

On November 18, 2000, additional information on the descendants of Minus and Jane (- - - - ) Griggs was furnished by Mr. Tom Goldrup and Mr. Jim Goldrup, third greatgrandsons of Minus Griggs, Jr. and Rachael (Sparks) Griggs. Their email address is skyla@sasquatch.com.
His information is quoted in part and modified where appropriate.

"There was a John Griggs who was a resident of Orange County, Virginia in the 1740s. I was told this by a researcher that he was probably the father of at least one son, Minus Griggs. John had some problems with the sheriff who chased him off his (?) land with a rifle. Minus Griggs married Jane (- - - -) and they were married residents of Orange County in the 1740's. They were both witnesses to a legal document in that time period. We can assume that Minus's birth date would probably be around 1720 or before, which would make John probably sometime in the late 1600's.

"Minus and Jane Griggs moved to Granville County, North Carolina. We find first mention of him here on October 28, 1751 as a witness to a land grant of Philemon Bradford near the Tarr River. On October 25, 1753, he received a grant of 328 acres on both sides of the Tarr River. He sold this land on December 4, 1753, to John Landess, late of Pennsylvania, for 65 current Virginia currency. At this time Minus was described as a planter and was of St. John's Parish. On November 4, 1753, Minus had received a 623 acre land grant on both sides of Aaron's Creek.

"Minus served under Captain Andrew Hampton as he is listed on the Granville County muster role of the militia on October 8, 1754. A possible brother, Leonard Griggs, was listed on this muster roll in Captain Richard Coleman's company. Both companies were under Col. Wm. Eaton. Nothing else is know of this Leonard Griggs, but Minus had a grandson by the same name.

"The last record of Minus Griggs was from an unpublished Will dated October 7, 1760 and proved February 10, 1761." (See above) "The Hamptons were neighbors of Minus Griggs, and his daughter Jane named Jennie Griggs married Ezekiel Hampton. He was born in 1735 in Orange County, Virginia, and died in 1811 at Jack's Creek, Yancy County, North Carolina.

"An Elizabeth Griggs [was] married in Granville County, North Carolina, on December 19, 1775, to Benjamin Peeler, so [she] may possibly be one of the unnamed daughters in the Will. Elizabeth died before 1793 and Benjamin died after November, 1799. He was a son of Christian Peeler, and was born around 1750 in Orange County, North Carolina.

(The information from Tom and Jim Goldrup continues under the notes for Rachel (Sparks), spouse of Minus Griggs, Jr.]