Edward Griffith married Martha Ward in Anne Arundel Co. MD in 1855. He appears as Edward Griffen living in Prince George's Co. MD for the 1860 census. In 1870 the census has him still living in Prince George's Co. MD. The 1880 census has his name as Griffin, but the family has moved to Anne Arundel Co. MD. He dies sometime between 1880 and 1900 because in the 1900 census his wife Martha is listed as a widow.