Ancestors of Martha Griffin
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Jesse Griffin
Catherine Lewis
Daniel Murley
(1778-Abt 1860)
Margaret (Peggy) Barrett Moore
(1785-Abt 1857)
John Griffin
Margaret Ann (Peggy) Murley
Martha Griffin


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John Moss Mason

Martha Griffin

  • Born: 15 Mar 1842, Macon Co.MO
  • Marriage: John Moss Mason on 5 Oct 1858 in Macon Co.MO
  • Died: 4 Jun 1902, Macon Co.MO at age 60
  • Buried: Steele Cemetery Macon County MO

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These families in Macon county since it's beginning - came from KY
Hey Char, Here are some more names I have on John Moss' s wife Martha Griffin.

Martha Griffin b-Mar. 14 1842 Macon Co. d-June 4 1902 Macon Co.

She was the daughter of John Griffin and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Murley. This family also appears on the 1850 census page 340 family 755. John Moss and Martha Griffin were married on Oct. 5, 1858 in Macon Co.

Martha's parents:

John Griffin B- Dec. 25, 1815 Cumberland Co. KY D- Oct. 26, 1897 Macon Co.MO

Fath- Jesse Griffin Moth- Catherine Lewis

Margaret Ann Murley B- Mar. 26, 1820 Cumberland Co.KY D- Oct. 26, 1867 Macon Co.MO Fath- Daniel Murley Moth- Margaret Moore

They both are buried in the Steele Cemetery in Macon County as well as John Moss Mason and their daughter Martha (Griffin) Mason. Now, John Griffin did remarry after Peggy's death in 1867. He married Elizabeth Jane Shain on Nov. 20, 1870 in Macon Co.

I have no other info on our ancestors Jesse Griffin and Daniel Murley except they do appear on the 1810, 1820, 1830 Census for Cumberland Co. KY. They appear on the 1840 Census in Macon Co. so the must have migrated to MO about 1830-1838. From the census we can gather that Jesse Griffin was born 1760-70 in VA and he must have died prior to the 1850 Census because I havent seen him listed.

I do know that Murley is of Irish descent- so your right, we are a bit Irish. Daniel Murley appears on the 1850 Census Page 270 family 251, the children listed are grandchildren from a son that died.

Thats as far as I go back on the line.

Jesse Griffin Daniel Murley -had son John -had dau. Margaret

This John and Margaret married and had dau. Martha who married our John Moss Mason.

By the way, I'll give you a little more info on Grace Garlock. Grace Garlock m. (1) Richard Warner Snow (June 26, 1884 Macon Co.MO-Nov. 25, 1923 Sue City, Macon Co.MO) on Dec. 22, 1916. He is buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery in Knox Co.MO.

1st dau- Cleta Lucille Snow born Jan. 16, 1918 Sue City, Macon Co.MO and died Sept. 23, 1996 Kirksville, Adair Co.MO) married Clifford Bowen Barnett on Apr. 22, 1936 in Kirksville. They had two daughters. 1- Shirley Dee Barnett b. July 10, 1937 2- Sandra Kay Barnett b. Oct. 22, 1948 Cliff and Lucille are buried in Maple Hills cemetery in Kirksville,MO.

2nd dau- Juanita Fae Snow born Jan. 29, 1920 Sue City, died June 23, 1921 Sue City, MO. Buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery in Knox County, MO.

3rd dau- Martha Irene snow born Jan. 20, 1922 Sue City, died June 10, 1986 in Fayette, Howard Co. MO. She married Richard Howard on June 15, 1985 in Fayette, MO. She was instutionalized for nearly all her adult life. She is buried in Fayette Cemetery in Fayette, MO. 4th dau- Mary Ione Snow born Jan. 20, 1922 Sue City, was a twin of Martha Irene but died in infancy. She died on Sept. 4, 1923 in Sue City and is buried in Hazel Dell cemetery. We have always refered to the twins as Irene and Ione.

After Warner Snow's death, Grace married William Edward Voyles on May 27, 1926 in Macon,MO. He was known as Ed Voyles. They had two children:

1st child- Loy Edward Voyles born Apr. 26, 1927 in Cherry Box, Shelby Co. MO died June 19, 1999 in La Plata, Macon co. MO. He married Ruby Ellen Snow (b- Jan. 6, 1926 Knox Co.MO- ) on Feb. 7, 1948 in Edina, Knox Co. MO. They had three children: 1. Larry Dean Voyles b-Dec. 7, 1948 Kirksville,MO 2. Karen Jean Voyles b- May 22, 1950 Kirksville, MO 3. Debra Ann Voyles b- Oct. 15, 1956 Kirksville,MO

2nd child- Lola Belle Voyles born Sept. 22, 1929 Cherry Box, Shelby co.MO married (1) Ray Hamlin on Feb. 9, 1946 in Kirksville, MO. 1. Linda Sue Hamlin b- June 10, 1947 Edina, Knox Co.MO 2. Leonard Edward Hamlin b-May 6, 1948 Edina d- Oct. 3, 1998 La Plata Lola married (2) Gilbert Snyder on Mar. 22, 1959 in Kirksville. 3. Randall Neal Snyder b- Sept. 10, 1959 Kirksville,MO.

I grew up in La Plata and it's a real nice little town (pop. 1500) full of warm, friendly people. Grandpa Loy was well known, and when he died, it seems like the whole town came together and brought food to the house. Its things like that make it nice to be from a small town. I've heard that when your Ola lived there back in the early 1900s it was boom town. Not much there now. I enjoy going back there to visit my family and try to see grandma when I get a chance. She lives alone but sometimes has a busier schedule than me!! I cant wait to tell her I've contacted you all. She still keeps in touch with Vera through X-mas cards and such. Vera has always sent an obit to grandma when someone has died so I do have Ola's obit and I think Olive, George and Mildred also. Thanks for Vera's address. Well this should keep you busy for the weekend. Talk to ya later. --Lynn


Martha married John Moss Mason, son of William Mason and Eleanor (Nelly) Richardson, on 5 Oct 1858 in Macon Co.MO. (John Moss Mason was born on 11 Aug 1833 in Howard/Macon County MO, died on 20 May 1912 in Macon Co.MO and was buried in Steele Cemetery Macon County MO.)

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