Thomas Bowen Griffin was born on Dec. 18, 1829 in Franklin, now Banks County, in the Silver Shoals area. He was the son of Asa Griffin and Nancy Ann McDonald Little Griffin.


Thomas Griffin married Louisa Adaline (or Adalyne) Turk on Feb. 24, 1853 in Franklin County, GA. Louisa A. Turk was the daughter of William Turk and Jane Mays Turk.


Thomas B. Griffin served in Company A 24th Regiment-GA Volunteer Infantry-Army of Northern Virginia "Independent Volunteers".

He enlisted August 24, 1861 and served as a 1st Sergeant and was sent home as disabled on May 14, 1862, discharged from New Kent VA.



Thomas Griffin represented Banks County in the GA Legislature in 1882-1883. He was schooled in law and was greatly interested in education. T.B. Griffin appears on the Order of Exercises of New Lebanon Academy (near present day Homer) on Dec. 22, 1848.


T.B. Griffin was a farmer and had a grist mill. He worked tirelessly until he was stricken with pneumonia and died shortly thereafter on March 29, 1899. He and his wife and buried on the Furr plantation near Silver Shoals church.


Children of Thomas Bowen Griffin are:


Erie Letitia Griffin

Andrew Jones Griffin III

Nancy Tallulah Jane Griffin

William Asa Griffin

Hugh Griffin

Thomas Mays Griffin

Caldonia Adalyne Griffin

Charles Dougherty Griffin

Daniel Harvey Griffin



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