• Hon. Silas Washington Griffith
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• Hon. Silas Washington Griffith  ‎(I2147483730)‎
Prefix: • Hon.
Given Names: Silas Washington
Surname: Griffith

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 9 November 1834 MD, USA
Death: 30 July 1886 ‎(Age 51)‎ Amador Co., CA, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 9 November 1834 MD, USA

Marriage • Fanny Janette Cleveland - 23 January 1871 ‎(Age 36)‎ Sacramento Co., CA, USA

Residence 1873 ‎(Age 38)‎ Markleeville, CA, USA

Address:
Listed on voter registration as a common laborer
Web URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/alpine/history/voters/1873/greatreg185gms.txt

Occupation 1885 ‎(Age 50)‎ Superior Court Judge, Lawyer Jackson, Amador Co., CA, USA

Death 30 July 1886 ‎(Age 51)‎ Amador Co., CA, USA

Cause of death: inflammation of bowels ‎(D.R.)‎ or apoplexy, after ten days of illness
Burial 1 August 1886 ‎(2 days after death)‎ Amador Co., CA, USA

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Parents Family  (F1174)
‎(unknown)‎ Griffith
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‎(unknown)‎ ‎(unknown)‎
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• Hon. Silas Washington Griffith
1834 - 1886

Immediate Family  (F2147483673)
• Fanny Janette Cleveland
1845 - 1910
• Carrie M. "Clare" Griffith
1873 - 1908
‎(unknown)‎ Griffith
- 1887
Fred R. Griffith
1874 - 1911
Arthur Jay Griffith
1875 - 1910


Notes

Note
from ­http­://­parish­-­paughhouse­.­com­/­timeline­.­htm­:

House timeline


On the home page is an architect’s rendering of the house, done prior to it being built. It was produced by the

Nahl bros. and printed by Louis Nagel. This lithograph is referred to in the newspaper ad for the Charles L.

Parish Gift and Musical entertainment raffle. The ad for the raffle was placed in the Amador Ledger between

December, 1860 and March, 1861. In 1978 two copies of the Ledger-Dispatch were found in a time capsule

in the cornerstone of the Capital building, then being reconstructed ‎(refer to "Logan’s Alley" by Larry Cenotto

to see how it was found)‎.



Following is the time-line of events for the house and its occupants. A separate entry has been made for each

change of title. The date of title change is first, then the reference to the book and page of the deed in the Amador

County office of Records.

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1860
Charles L. Parish, Architect, artist and Master joiner completes the house. Although built to impress a lady, he later

decides to raffle it off. Making the house first prize, he sells 8,650 tickets at $1.00 apiece. Refer to Logan’s Alley,

Vol II for details of the raffle.

About Parish raffle ad
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1861 - Lincoln begins term - Civil War begins

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1861, April 4th - Bk. D, p. 770
Dr. William J. Paugh, recently Sheriff of Amador county, wins the raffle. Title goes from Parish to W.J. Paugh and wife

Ruth Paugh.

About Sheriff Paugh

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1861-1862 huge flood, big buildings in Jackson float off their foundations into the middle fork of Jackson

Creek

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1862 - Great fire burns much of Jackson

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1865 - Civil War ends - Lincoln assassinated

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1869 - Transcontinental railroad completed

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1870 - Bk. O, p. 17
Paugh and wife sell house to George Snowden Andrews, Jackson Wells Fargo Agent from 1857 to 1875.

About Andrews

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1872, Mar. 23rd - Bk 1, Town Lot deeds, pg 346
In 1872 county judge Pawling issues original deed to G. S. Andrews and wife. Prior to this all land in the county

belonged to the Federal Government. At that time the U.S. government granted local judges the authority to issue

deeds.

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1874 May 18th - Bk O, pg 31
G. S. Andrews and wife sell to James B. Stevens, county clerk 1873-1874.

About Stevens

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1876, Mar. 20th - Bk O, p. 663
J. B. Stevens & wife sell to A.W. Kerr. A.W. Kerr and wife were the first teachers at Jackson’s first brick school.

Their daughter Ida Bell Kerr married D. B. Spagnoli, after his wife died from childbirth complications.

About Kerr

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1876 - Indian Wars, Battle of the Little Big Horn

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1878 - Second huge flood in Jackson, Main Street under water

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1879, Sep. 12 - Bk R, p 471
A. W. Kerr sells to Superior Court Judge George Moore. Here’s a picture of the house in 1880, from the

Thompson and West history of Amador county, published in 1881, that also included a portrait and a short

biography of Judge Moore.
about Superior Court Judge Moore

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Sept 8, 1884

Judge Moore is murdered or commits suicide in parlor

Was it murder or suicide? You decide

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1885, Sep. 7 - Bk. Z, p. 73

Viola Moore, Judge Moore’s wife, sells the property to W.A. Nevills. Nevills owned the Nevills mine, also called

the Mammoth mine. See 1927 Amador County History, below

About Nevills

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1885, May 9 -

W. A. Nevills sells to S. W. Griffith, Amador County Superior Court judge.

About Superior Court Judge Griffith

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July 31, 1886

Judge Griffith dies

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1887, Oct. 29 -

W. A. Nevills, administrator for the estate of S.W.Griffith, sells to Fannie Griffith.

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1889 - Spanish War

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1892, Apr. 20th -

Fannie J. Griffith sells to G.R. Breese, county clerk and auditor, 1891-1893.

About Breese

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1894, Feb 19th

George Raymond Breese ‎(deceased)‎ to Mary G. Breese, member of pioneer Jamison ‎(Jameson)‎ family.

He died during his second term as County Clerk and auditor. He was only 40 years old And leaves his wife and

six children.

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1898, June 13th - Bk 16, p. 104

Mary Breese splits lot, sells what will be the Burrow house property to Edward Turner.

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1900

Final decree of Judge George Moore requested by Viola Moore of Baltimore ‎(his wife)‎. House was not in this

decree.

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1901 - Queen Victoria dies

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ca. 1900-1910

A remodeling was done, altering the front by replacing the porch, the second story front window and the

Center French door. Front door and steps were relocated to the center of the front.

This remodeled configuration remained on the house until restoration began in 2003.

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1901, Oct 19th - Bk 22, p. 2

Mary Breese sells portion of lot to Amador County, probably for a section of Center St ‎(see map)‎.



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1901 - Feb. 7 - Dr Paugh dies in City of Alameda, Alameda County Ca.

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1907, July 15th - Bk 30, p. 600

Mary Breese sells to Robert Ousby, et x. ‎(Anne Ousby, his wife)‎. According to his grandson, Robert was

superintendent of the Kennedy Mine, 1907 to 1912.

about Ousby

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1910, Dec. - Bk 32, p. 604
Robert Ousby and Anne Ousby sell to T. T. Hocking

About Hocking
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1913 - Federal income tax

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1917-1918 - World War I

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1920 - Women get the vote

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1922 - Argonaut Mine disaster, worst in California history. Forty seven miners die

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1924, June 25th - Bk 45, p55
Tobias Hocking et al sells to W.K. McFarland. His wife is Catherine W. McFarland of Calaveras County.

Stuart Hocking and his wife Leoda of Stockton also sell.
About McFarland

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1929 - Stock market crash and beginning of the great depression

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1933, Mar. 31 - 51/D 242
W.K. McFarland and Daisy K. McFarland, his wife, to Floyd McFarland.

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1933, Mar 31 - 51/D 242
On the same day as above it is transferred from Floyd McFarland & Helen McFarland, his wife, to W.K. and

Daisy L. McFarland. Don’t know why.
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1935, Apr. 3rd 4/DEC DIST 49
Final settlement for Daisy McFarland, deceased. Property split into thirds: 1/3 each to brothers

Floyd E. McFarland and G.C. McFarland, 1/3 to Sybil Cetko, sister.
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1940, June 25th - 19/DR/45
Three-apartment house ‎(Parish-Voss House)‎ goes to Final account o f George C. McFarland, deceased.

Administratrix

Ottilia McFarland.
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1940, Sep. 23 - 19/DR/45
Recorded in 1944. Floyd E. McFarland, Sybil W. Cetko and Ottilia McFarland sell to J.W. Voss and

Margaret T. Voss

About Voss

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1941 - 1945 World War II

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1956 - Prostitution shut down in Jackson by Gov. Edmund G. ‎(Pat)‎ Brown

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1957
J. Walter Voss dies, Margaret Voss inherits
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1969 - U.S. lands a man on the moon

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2001
Margaret Voss dies at the age of 102. She lived in three centuries, 2-28-1899 - 2001, and lived in
The house 61 years. She was a graduate of Northwestern Universit and a teacher.
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2002
Inheritors Jean Allured ‎(Voss)‎ and her two nieces, Christine Petersen-Chance and Sharon Petersen-Fine sell to

Jerry and Jeanette Chaix

About Chaix

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2003 - restoration begins


Note
1870 CA Census: Father b. Delaware, Mother b. Maryland

Note
birth abt 1841 from 1873 Alpine Col Great Register

Note
Civil War Service:

There are mentions of at least two Silas Griffiths in military records as Confederate soldiers.

One died in 1862 as a POW in Murfreesboro, TN.

Another Silas Griffith served in Company F, 97th Virginia Militia, CSA. This was more likely the Silas Griffith, b. abt 1838, VA, listed in the family of Adam Griffith in the 1860 Page Co., VA census. The 97th was raised from Page and nearby counties. The 97th Militia was disbanded in 1862,

Note
from ­http­://­gothic­-­revival­-­house­.­com­/­About­%­20Griffith­.­htm­


About Superior Court Judge Griffith


Silas Washington Griffith was born in Maryland ca. 1835. He was 49 years old in 1884 when he appeared in the Amador County Gr. Reg. His daughter Mrs. Thomas Atwell tells That he crossed the plains to California in 1861.


From the Sacramento Union Aug 2 1886 page 4 col 3:

S.W. Griffith, Superior Court Judge of Amador County, died Saturday night ‎{July 31, 1886}‎ from apoplexy, after an illness of ten days.


See also Amador Dispatch, Aug 7 1886, page 3 col 2



See also Amador Co. Archives:

8279.6 State of California, Executive Department, certification election of S W Griffith as judge of Superior Court, Amador, for six years, from and after first Monday in January, 1885, signed George Stoneman, Governor;

Note
An 1867 Markleeville, Alpine County, CA business directory lists:

S. W. Griffith, atty at law, Montgomery

‎[Montgomery is probably a street name]‎

Note
Silas Washington Griffith of Maryland is listed as a US Commissioner most odd years from 1877 to 1895, 9 years after his death. His residence is Markleville, CA. in each record.

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Sources

Source
The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, Vol. II
Publication: Printed for the Subscribers, Hartford, 1899

Source
About Superior Court Judge Griffith
Publication: http://parish-paughhouse.com/About%20Griffith.htm
Citation Details:  ­http­://­parish­-­paughhouse­.­com­/­About­%­20Griffith­.­htm­
  Text: About Superior Court Judge Griffith



Silas Washington Griffith was born in Maryland ca. 1835. He was 49 years old in 1884 when he appeared in the

Amador County Gr. Reg. His daughter Mrs. Thomas Atwell tells That he crossed the plains to California in 1861.



From the Sacramento Union Aug 2 1886 page 4 col 3:

S.W. Griffith, Superior Court Judge of Amador County, died Saturday night ‎{July 31, 1886}‎ from

apoplexy, after an illness of ten days.



See also Amador Dispatch, Aug 7 1886, page 3 col 2



See also Amador Co. Archives:

8279.6 State of California, Executive Department, certification election of S W Griffith as judge of Superior Court,

Amador, for six years, from and after first Monday in January, 1885, signed George Stoneman, Governor;

Griffith documents

Source
1870 CA Census
Citation Details:  Amador Co.

Source
1873 Alpine Co. CA Great Register
Publication: http://www.usgwarchives.org

Source
1880 CA Census
Citation Details:  Markleeville, Alpine Co.

Source
Voter Registration
Citation Details:  1884, Amador Co., CA, USA

Source
Obituary
Citation Details:  Amador Dispatch, 7 Aug 1886

Source
Directory
Citation Details:  1867 Business Directory, Langley: Markleeville Alpine County PO, 12 miles NW of Silver Mountain
  Text: S. W. Griffith, atty at law, Montgomery

Source
website
Citation Details:  ­http­://­freepages­.­genealogy­.­rootsweb­.­ancestry­.­com­/~­npmelton­/­sacmd71­.­htm­

Source
Ancestry.com
Publication: ancestry.com
Citation Details:  Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  Text: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Silas W Griffith
Name: Silas W Griffith
Residence Year: 1882
Street address: 402 Montgomery
Residence Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation: Attorney At Law
Publication Title: San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1882

Source
Ancestry.com
Publication: ancestry.com
Citation Details:  Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  Text: Name: Silas W Griffith
Residence Year: 1883
Street address: 319 Capp
Residence Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation: Attorney At Law
Publication Title: San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1883

Source
Ancestry.com
Publication: ancestry.com
Citation Details:  Ancestry.com. US, Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  Text: United States Commissioners

Name: Silas Washington Griffith
Birth Place: Maryland
Residence Date: 30 Sep 1875
Station or Residence Place: Markleville, California, USA
Year: 1875
Title: Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval in the Service of the United States
Volume: Volume 1

Source
marriage index
Citation Details:  California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ‎(­https­://­familysearch­.­org­/­ark­:/­61903­/­1­:­1­:­XLDL­-­P6K­ : 28 November 2014)‎, S W Griffith and Fannie J Cleveland, 23 Jan 1871; citing Sacramento, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,302,097.

Source
Death Index
Citation Details:  Ancestry.com, book of Record of Deaths

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Media

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Jackson, Albumen, printed 1866 www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a27780/Jackson, Albumen, printed 1866 www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a27780/  ‎(M330)‎
Type: Photo


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Amador City Albumen print, printed 1866, www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a27734/Amador City Albumen print, printed 1866, www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a27734/  ‎(M329)‎
Type: Photo


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Type: Photo


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Family with Parents
Father
‎(unknown)‎ Griffith
Birth DE, USA
Mother
‎(unknown)‎ ‎(unknown)‎
Birth MD, USA
#1
• Hon. Silas Washington Griffith
Birth 9 November 1834 MD, USA
Death 30 July 1886 ‎(Age 51)‎ Amador Co., CA, USA
Family with • Fanny Janette Cleveland
• Hon. Silas Washington Griffith
Birth 9 November 1834 MD, USA
Death 30 July 1886 ‎(Age 51)‎ Amador Co., CA, USA
11 years
Wife
 
• Fanny Janette Cleveland
Birth 7 June 1845 38 36 Norwalk, Huron Co., OH, USA
Death 5 December 1910 ‎(Age 65)‎ Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA

Marriage: 23 January 1871 -- Sacramento Co., CA, USA
2 years
#1
Daughter
• Carrie M. "Clare" Griffith
Birth June 1873 38 27 CA, USA
Death 18 October 1908 ‎(Age 35)‎ San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, USA
#2
Daughter
‎(unknown)‎ Griffith
Birth Yes
Death before 1887
#3
Son
Fred R. Griffith
Birth about 1874 39 28 Markleeville, Alpine Co., CA, USA
Death before 1911 ‎(Age 37)‎
20 months
#4
Son
Arthur Jay Griffith
Birth September 1875 40 30 Markleeville, Alpine Co., CA, USA
Death after 1910 ‎(Age 34)‎