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Message #31448

Board Name: Wales Genealogy
USA Feb 17, 2001
I am looking for information about my Griffiths roots. My great-grandfather was John Lewis Griffiths, born Sept. 9, 1870, in Wales. His parents were William Griffiths and Margaret (Evans) Griffiths. She was born 1848 or 1849 in Wales. Margaret and John eventually came to America (Margaret, arrived August 14, 1884; John arrived February 3, 1887), and Margaret obtained a divorce from William sometime later. Margaret's parents were Jonathan & Mariah (Kelly) Evans. Margaret and her sister Jane Evans James are thought to have been born in Brynmawr. Margaret later married N.J. Powell and the couple owned the Belleview Hotel, in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, at one time. William's father is thought to be named John Lewis, also. It is a custom in our branch of the Griffiths family to alternate eldest sons with the names William and John Lewis.
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