Ow6 Mary Ann Owens.
Mary Ann Owens (Ow6) was the daughter of Jeremiah
Fielding Owens (Ow7), who was born on 13th Feb. 1729 in what is now
King George Co. Virginia and died in July 1773 in Faquier Co. Va., and
She was born June 15, 1771 in Fauquier Co., Va.
She died Dec. 12, 1852 in Fleming Co., Ky.
She married Willoughby Griffith
She and Willoughby Griffith took out a marriage bond in Boy1e Co.,
Ky. on April 5, 1794. Her brother Jeremiah Owens was bondsman. They were
married Apr. 8, 1794 near Danville, Boyle Co., Ky. Willoughby Griffith
was born Mar. 20, 1766 in Fauquier Co., Va. and died May 26,
1841 in Fleming Co., Ky.
Willoughby and Mary Ann (Owens) Griffith are both buried in the Griffith
family cemetery on their old farm.
In 1954 this cemetery was still intact. Among those buried there are:
Willoughby Griffith Sr., died May 26, 1841"
Mary Ann (Owens) Griffith,. his, wife, died Dec. 12, 1852
Amelia Griffith, their daughter, died Aug. 9, 1880
Nancy (Griffith) Jones died Jan. 2. 1892
George Jones, Nancy's husband died Mar. 31, 1884
Willoughby Griffith Jr. died Sept. 1, 1886
Mary E. Griffith, wife of Willoughby Jr., died Jan. 21, 1891. .
Willoughby Griffith and Mary Ann Owens left the neighborhood of Danville,
Ky. and settled near Washington in Mason Co., Ky. where they remained until
1801 or 1802 when they moved to Fleming Co. and settled about a mile and
a half from Flemingsburg. Willoughby Griffith had gone from Fauquier Co.,
Va. to Boyle Co., Ky. in 1788. He fought in the Indian Wars and is believed
to have served in the Army with General Anthony Wayne.
Willoughby Griffith and Mary Ann (Owens) had 11 children:
(Gr5-1) Evan Griffith, b. Jan. 15, 1795. In 1818 he went to Ind. and
settled on White River in Owen Co. where he died in 1824. Unmarried.
(Gr5-2) Jeremiah Griffith,
b. Jan. 14, 1797; d. Apr. 5, 1873; m. Dec. 25, 1821 Cynthia Owens, b. Jan.
21, 1798; d. Sept. 24, 1871 in Bracken Co., Ky. They had
(Gr5-2-1) E1izabeth O. Griffith, b. Aug. 28, 1823; m.
Mar. 12, 1850 James Wells
(Gr5) Sarah Griffith, b. Jan. 16,
1799; d. Nov. 6, 1867; married July 27, 1820 Henry
Hester (He5), b. Feb. 28, 1797; d. Sept. 8, 1854.
(Gr5-2-2) Mary Griffith, b. June 10, 1825; d. Oct. 1826.
(Gr5-2-3) Mary Maletus Griffith: b. Mar. 31, 1827; d.
Feb. 2, 1902; m. Oct. 24, 1850 Gilbert Hester, b. Jan. 15, 1821 d.
May 10, 1901. He was a nephew of Henry
Hester (He5) who married Sarah Griffith the aunt of this Mary Maletus
(Gr5-2-4) Willoughby Griffith, b. Ju1y 30,1829; d. May
(Gr5-2-5) Thomas Dully Griffith, b. Jan. 20. 1832; m.
Dec. 25, 1854 Mary Ann Walker, b. Apr. 13,
(Gr5-2-6) Fielding Griffith, b. Feb. 27, 1834; m. Aug.
23. 1855 Nancy Jane Allen, b. Sept. 23,1836.
They had 6 children: Mary Alice, Eliza Allen, Evan, Elizabeth
H., James and Flora Jane.
Note I the son James Griffith married Emma6 Hester
No. 800., a great granddaughter of Henry Hester and Sarah (Griffith) .
(Gr5-2-7) Cynthia Ann Griffith, b. Oct. 24, 1836; d.
1913; m. Apr. 15, 1855 George W. Myers, b. Nov. 24, 1834; d. 1912. They
had 12 children I Cynthia, William Lawson, Sallie, Daniel Boone, George
W., Mary M., Emma C., Lula, Etna, Eva, Tillie and Omar. Note: the
daughter Lula Griffith was born Mar. 26, 1872; d. July 19, 1943; m. Dec.
6, 1891 William Hollis Field, b. Oct. 26, 1863; d. Nov. 4, 1957. They had
8 children, one of whom was Elmer Ellsworth Field who married Anna
Myrtle (Lucas) Butler May 9, 1927. No. 2684. She was a great great granddaughter
of Henry Hester (He5) and Sarah Griffith
They had 9 children:
(He4) John Kenton Hester,
(Gr5-4) Dennis Griffith, b. Nov. 21, 1800; d. 1838; m. Feb. 1932 Delilah
Walker, b. 1814; d. 1884.
(He4-2) Evan Griffith Hester,
(He4-4) Mary Ann Hester,
(He4-5) Margaret Hester,
(He4-6) William Hester,
(He4-7) Amelia Hester,
(He4-8) Elias R. Hester
(He4-9) Dennis Hester.
They bad 5 chi1dren
(Gr5-4-1) Evan Griffith
(Gr5-5) Mason Griffith, b. Dec. 28, 1802; married Mar. 31, 1831 Mary Leforge,
b. Dec. 11,1810.
(Gr5-4-2) Mary Griffith
(Gr5-4-3) Philip Griffith
(Gr5-4-4) Willoughby Griffith
(Gr5-4-5) Nancy Griffith
They had 7 children:
(Gr5-5-1) Louisa Griffith
(Gr5-6) Jane Griffith, b. Apr. 28, 1805; married Oct. 2, 1825 Evan Griffith,
b. Mar. 9, 1800. Jane d. July 1, 1888 and her husband, Evan Griffith, d.
Apr. 21, 1872 in Brown Co. Ohio
(Gr5-5-2) Lewis Griffith,
(Gr5-5-3) Elizabeth Griffith,
(Gr5-5-4) Elias Griffith,
(Gr5-5-5) Ellen Griffith,
(Gr5-5-6) Mary Griffith,
(Gr5-5-2) Josephine Griffith,
They bad 9 children:
(Gr5-6-1) Mary Ann Griffith
(Gr5-7) Amelia Griffith, b. Apr. 4, 1807, died unmarried Aug. 9, 1880.
(Gr5-6-2) Evan 0. Griffith
(Gr5-6-3) Willoughby Griffith
(Gr5-6-4) Andrew Griffith
(Gr5-8) John Griffith, b. Mar. 21, 1809;
(Gr5-9) William Griffith, b. Oct. 11, 1810; d. Sept. 1, 1886; m. June
12, 1856 Mary Ellen Davis, b. Mar. 4, 1833; d. Jan. 21, 1872. They had
11 children: Among them were David, Louisa, Mary J., William, Amanda, Jessie,
Rebecca and Nancy.
(Gr5-10) Nancy Griffith, b. Apr. 20, 1813; d. Jan. 2, 1892; m. Jan.
12, 1855 George Jones, b. Feb. 3, 1804; d. March 31, 1884. They had 2 children:
Thomas Jones and Willoughby Jones.
(Gr5-11) Willoughby Griffith, Jr., b. Nov. 16, 1818; d. Sept. 1, 1,
1886; m. Aug. 24, 1854 Julia A. D. Hall, b. Aug. 25, 1836; d. Sept. 3,
They had 12 children:
(Gr5-11-1) Mary Griffith
(Gr5-11-2) Amy B. Griffith
(Gr5-11-3) Evan 0.Griffith
(Gr5-11-4) Elizabeth D.Griffith
(Gr5-11-5) Amelia J.Griffith
(Gr5-11-6) Lyman Draper Griffith
(Gr5-11-7) Clara C. Griffith
(Gr5-11-8) John H. Griffith
(Gr5-11-9) Corrila Griffith
(Gr5-11-10) Lucinda Griffith
(Gr5-11-11) Olive Fant Griffith
(Gr5-11-12) William H.Griffith
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