Brick Wall People – Part 6 – Hannah Griffiths

Hannah and family ca 1920s
Name: Hannah Griffiths
Birth: 1849, Newcastle Emlyn, Wales
Death: 1933 Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Marriage: before 1882, in Wales
Relation to me: Hanna Griffiths is my maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother, which makes her 5th generation before me.
Alias(es): None known at this time.
Parents: unknown
Spouse(s): Benjamin Jones
Children: Daniel, David, Joseph, Jack, William, May, Sophia
Other Family: No other direct family known.
Details: Like Benjamin, the majority of information I have on Hannah comes from my grandmother. She was lucky enough to travel to Wales with her family once before her grandmother's death, and told me often about meeting her and being allowed to sleep with her in her bed. I only know a slight bit more about her than I do about her husband, though I have a great deal more pictures of her. As I said, she continued to run the Post Office in Merthyr Tydfil after her husband's death. I also know she blamed herself for her son Davey's death, as he ran into a lake to catch her hat one day when he was still recovering from a cold or the flu, and fell sick with pneumonia, and died.
Other than that, I know little about her, and would love to learn how she came to Merthyr Tydfil from Newcastle Emlyn.
1)      Like Benjamin, all my details on Hannah in my family tree came from my grandmother, and through her father. Beyond that, I had no specific proof for many years.
2)      My first actual proof came from the record of my great-grandfather's death on Family Search, which lists Hannah as his mother. I assume this came from my grandmother or one of her siblings, as with Benjamin.
3)      Like I said above, we have many photos of Hannah, both from her life in Wales after Daniel's departure, as well as his visit back with his family.
4)      And I also have the stories I mentioned from my grandmother about her visit. There are not many of them, but there are a few that I do recall.
I have more precise BMD information for Hannah than for her husband, though I still want their wedding record, and it would be nice to have more exact information for her birth and death info. What I really want to know is who her parents were and if she had siblings, and how many there were. Other than that, I'm actually pretty happy with my knowledge about her, though I do look forward to learning more about her as I find more information.

If you're a member of the Jones family who knows more about Hannah, I'd love to hear the stories you have, and I'd love to share what I have as well. Please feel free to contact me.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.