Avilla Griffin


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1. Henry Harrison Beecher

Avilla Griffin 1 2

  • Born: 17 Feb 1852, , , GA 3
  • Marriage (1): Henry Harrison Beecher on 12 Apr 1871 in , Appling, GA, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: K4NW-6FN.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in District 457, Appling, GA, USA. 4 The 1880 census recorded the Beecher family in the 457th District (Baxley) indexed as surname Beechn because the poor handwriting appears as such, although it is written as Beecher. Henry Beecher, farmer, 64, was living with wife Lucindy, 55; son John, timber cutting, 18; son Lee, 18, timber cutting; a boarder, William Loyd, timber cutting, 24; and grand-daughter Harriett Beecher, 15; and grandson Light Beecher, 8. Lucindy, her parents and her children were born in Georgia. The grandchildren's parents were born in Georgia. Henry and his parents were born in England.

Next door is Henry H. Beecher, farmer, 37, with wife Ivelen, 25; daughter Crissey, 9; son Elisha, 7; daughter Eady, 6; son Garrey, 4; daughter Elmyra, 3; and daughter Maria, 1. Everyone was born in Georgia. Henry H.'s father was born in England and mother in Georgia. Ivelen's parents were born in South Carolina.

Avilla married Henry Harrison Beecher, son of Henry Beecher and Lucinda Margaret Hagan, on 12 Apr 1871 in , Appling, GA, USA.1 (Henry Harrison Beecher was born on 30 Jun 1842 in , Appling, GA, USA 5 and died on 26 Mar 1919 in , Appling, GA, USA.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXJF-7R6 Henry Beecher and Avilla Griffin, 12 Apr 1871; citing Marriage, Appling, Georgia, United States, county courthouses, Georgia; FHL microfilm 194,169.

2 Janet Francene Gillham Beecher (1947-2016), http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/beecher/259/ 22 Apr 2001, post on Genealogy.com by Janet Beecher listing her ancestors.

3 FamilySearch.org, Georgia, Appling County, Deeds & mortgages, 1828-1918; indexes to deeds & mortgages, 1828-1914, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLX-KSB2-2?i=118&cat=167096 Deed Book N page 170 H. H. Beecher.

4 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8LW-FW3 Henry Beechn, District 443 and 457, Appling, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 37D.

5 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYH-D8L Henry Beacher, Montgomery county, Montgomery, Georgia, United States; citing family 32.

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