Henry Griggs

1802–
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry

Henry Griggs was born in 1802, in Clark, Kentucky, United States as the son of John Griggs. He married Penelope Edmondson in 1842, in Scott, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Griggs
1802–
Penelope Edmondson
1807–1869
Marriage: 1842

Spouse and Children

    Male1802–Male

    Penelope Edmondson

    Female1807–1869Female

MARRIAGE
1842
Scott, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Griggs

    MaleMale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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