A-4-73 Emily Mahala Holt, daughjter of Nathaniel Holt and Matilda C. Meadows, was born about 1843. She married  James Buys Griffin. He was born about 1833 in Alabama.


James Buys Griffin and Emily Mahala Holt were married on 17 Jul 1860 in Limestone County, Alabama. They had no known children


Notes for James Buys Griffin:


1850 Limestone Co., AL James B., 17, and brother Joseph M., 21, were numerated in household of their father John W. Griffin and their mother Sarah. A Sebron S. Bice was also in the household.

They were neighbors to Davidson Eaves and Malinda Clem Hastings Eaves.


11-21-1853 - purchased 40.08-1/2 acres NW-1/4 of NW-1/4 Limestone Co., Alabama- certificate # 17954


1860 United States Federal Census

Name: James B Griffin Age in 1860: 2 7 Birth Year: abt 1833

Birthplace: Alabama Home in June 13, 1860: Division 1, Limestone, Alabama Gender: Male Post

Office: Shoalford V alue of real estate: <b>Sarah C Griffin 50 James B Griffin 27

</b>7-17-1860 married Emily Mahala HOlt


1860 - Bolivar Co., MS, Concordia, enumerated - THIS must not be same James B. Griffin:

Griffin, James B., 27, farmer, AL

Griffin, Elizabeth, 22, AL

Wells, Thornton

Well,s Sara L.

Wells, Caroline E., 5

Wells, Joseph 1,

Wells S. Griffin, 15, AL

7-19-1861 sold (recorded 7-22-1861) land to his brother Joseph M. Griffin for Sarah. Sarah was his

mother per 1850 census; the father John W. Griffin apparently was dead by 1861.

1866 Limestone County, Alabama state census - not in Limestone County.

1870 Bolivar Co., MS, Carsons Landing PO

Griffin, James, 37, farmer, 0 real prop; 1200 pers.; AL

..., Eliabeth, 30, keeping house, AL

..., Willis, 18, MS

..., Caroline, 15, MS

..., William, 10, MS

1900 Bolivar Co., MS

Griffin, James B., Nov. 1830, 69, mar 50 yrs (sic - should be 40), AL/T N/AL

..., Eliabeth, Dec. 1846, 63, mar 50 yrs, 7 child born/3 living

Owea, Lew??, female, boarder, 33



Huntsville Democrat, Huntsville, Ala, August 1, 1860, They were married at home of her step-father (and uncle?) Jessee Holt,

Huntsville Democrat, Huntsville, Ala, August 1, 1860

Married on the 17th ult. by Rev. J. Turrentine, Mr. James D. Griffin to Miss Emily Holt all of Limestone County


Notes for Emily Mahala Holt:

General Notes:

Mahala E. age seven was listed in the household of Nathaniel A. and Matilda (Meadows) Holt in the 1850 Census of Limestone Co., AL.

Mahala E. age 16 was listed in the household of Jesse and Matilda Holt in the 1860 Census of Limestone Co., AL.

Not in 1866 AL Census