AUTHOR: Steve Bailey
Griffin Family History by Fred M. Griffin, Raymond C. Griffin, & Lee Griffin – Published in 1949 –
Alexander Griffin, son of William Griffin & grandson of Thomas Griffin, joined the Union Army in Mississippi when Sherman’s Army marched east from Vicksburg. Alexander Griffin rode into Anson County with a squad of Yankee skirmishers & was back in the county that he was born & raised in. One of his boyhood friends was Henderson Davis. They had played together as children, but when Griffin rode down the main street of Wadesboro at the head of his Yankee raiding party, Henderson Davis recognized him & shot him off his horse. Alexander Griffin died in the street of his hometown wearing a Yankee uniform.