Griffin Family

 
 

Permelia Griffin moved to Manatee from Ohio to live with her son Joab in his house near the Manatee River. She died in 1857 at the age of 62 years. During the Civil War, her sons exemplified why it has been called the “Brother’s War.” Joab Griffin was made agent to distribute aid to Confederate soldier’s families, which became all the more needed after Tampa fell to the Union navy in 1864 and supplies dwindled. Her other son, Charles Griffin, held the rank of major general and commanded the Union Army’s V Corps in Virginia.

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Griffin, Permelia - #26 Taken 2020
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Permelia Griffin - Grave #26 (1973, Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections)

Permelia Griffin - Grave #26 (1973, Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections)

Permelia Griffin - Grave #26 (2020)

All images taken by MVHP staff in 2022 unless otherwise noted.