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Jacob Wark Griffith
Birth: Oct. 13, 1819
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1885
Oldham County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Confederate Officer. Born Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). During the Mexican War served in Colonel Humprhey Marshall's 1st Kentucky Cavalry. After the war he was a "Forty-Niner" during the California gold rush. During the Civil War he served as lieutenant colonel of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. The 1st Kentucky Cavalry served as an escort for the fleeing Confederate government and Jefferson Davis. Griffith served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1854-55, and 1878-79. Griffith was the father of legendary Hollywood filmmaker D.W. Griffith. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Perkins Oglesby Griffith (1829 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  D.W. Griffith (1875 - 1948)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard
Crestwood (Oldham County)
Oldham County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7491784
Jacob Wark Griffith
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Jacob Wark Griffith
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Jacob Wark Griffith
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