Leroy C. Griffin was born on June 29, 1822 in Franklin County, Kentucky, the son of George W. Griffin and
Caroline Clatterbuck. Leroy married Francis F. Gray, daughter of George W. Gray and Francis Brooks on October 14, 1847. Francis was the
sister of Mary "Polly" Gray who married Leroy Clatterbuck. Leroy and Francis had nine children:
George Washington, John B., Martha, Alexander, Rachel, Mary, Frances F., Anna and Carl. Leroy died on March 1, 1868 and Francis died on
December 31, 1888. They are both buried in the Dry Fork Cemetery.
A History of Callaway County
"George Washington Griffin an energetic young farmer of Cedar township, and a representative of one of the pioneer families of the
county, was born in the township where he now lives, on the 21st of July 1848. his parents, Leroy C. and Francis F. (Gray) Griffin, came to
Callaway county from Franklin County, Kentucky in 1824, and made this their home until their deaths. The father was native of Franklin county,
Kentucky, the mother formerly from Tennessee, and the parental families of both were formerly from Virginia. They reared nine children:
John B., Martha, Alexander, Rachel , Mary, George, Frances R., and Anna. The father was a farmer by occupation, and to this calling
George W. was brought up to the present time, and now has a neat and comfortable place of 160 acres, nearly all of which is under fence
and fairly improved some fine graded cattle and an excellent sotck of hogs. On the 18th of December, 1878, Mr. Griffin was married to Mrs. Martha E. Currie, a widow lady, and daughter of Smith A. and Eliza A. (Reynolds)
Brandon, her father a native of Halifax county, Virginia, but her mather born and reared in this State. her mother was descended from the same family
of Reynolds of Virgnia, but originally of Ireland, from which the Reynolds of Pike county, this state, Dr. Stephen I and Hon. Matthew G., are derived.
Her father was twice married to William F and Martha E. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin have one child, Finis Taylor, and by her former husband Mrs.
G. has two children, W.B. and John J. Currie. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin are highly esteemed neighbors in the vicinity where they live."
The Children of Leroy C. Griffin and Caroline Clatterbuck were:
George Washington Griffin b. July 21, 1848 d. May 7, 1909
George married Martha Elmira Brandon on Dec 18, 1878.
She was born on Dec 18, 1878,
the daughter of Smith Brandon and Eliza Ann Reynolds.
They had one son: Finis Taylor Griffin
John B. Griffin
Martha Griffin b. August 18, 1850 d.Dec 18, 1928
She married George W. Kyger on March 28, 1872
He was the son of Lewis W. Kyger and Martha "Patsy" Hill
Their children were: Forrest, Hallie G., and George E.
Martha and George are buried in Old Prospect Cemetery.
Mary Griffin b. July 10, 1853 d.Sept 1, 1885