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Washington McGriff (abt. 1847)

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Washington "Wash" McGriff
Born about in Georgia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 6 Nov 1884 in Gadsden, Florida, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Biography

Husband of Lucy (maiden name unknown).

Husband of Edna Sims.

Maternal grandfather of baseball great Jackie Robinson.

His parents are unknown but some of his siblings were [1]:

  1. Cora McGriff + Samuel Wade
  2. Paul McGriff
  3. Eliza McGriff + Jerry Walden, Jr.

His sister Eliza McGRIFF married Jerry Walden, Jr., her former teacher of the black school near Beachton. He was a Morehouse College graduate whose black family owned several hundred acres of land. The Waldens donated the land where the Evergreen Congregational Church in Beachton was built. The Waldens were related to Richard Hadley who owned 400 acres by the 1870s. [2]

After about 2 years in Pasadena, California, Washington's daughter Mallie (McGriff) Robinson pooled her money with her aunt Cora (McGriff) and Sam Wade and bought a house on Pepper Street in an all-white block. Though they were in a working class district in 1922, the black migrants from rural Georgia now owned land in the wealthiest city in America. In 1924 the Wades sold their share to Mallie and moved into their own home a few blocks away. [2]

Sources

  1. Rootsweb tree - Our Family & Friends
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jackie Robinson: A Biography" by Arnold Rampersad and Ballantine Books p13,19.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCSY-HW6 : 17 October 2014), Washington Mcgriff, Georgia, United States; citing p. 28, family 213, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,645.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3V8-PFH : accessed 2 May 2017), Nash Mc Guff, Militia District 576, Duncanville, Thomas, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84, sheet 2B, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,224.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLKR-PZD : accessed 2 May 2017), Washington Mcgriff, Duncanville, Grady, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 90, sheet 4B, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 189; FHL microfilm 1,374,202.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJDY-MSS : accessed 2 May 2017), Washington Mc Griff, Duncanville, Grady, Georgia, United States; citing ED 77, sheet 11A, line 19, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 257; FHL microfilm 1,820,257.
  • "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ5-KBJD : 20 October 2016), Washington Mcgriff in entry for William Mcgriff, 18 Dec 1957; citing Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,709,312.


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