Griffith Rees Griffiths

1805–29 October 1904 (Age 99)
Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Griffith Rees

When Griffith Rees Griffiths was born in 1805, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Griffith, was 25 and his mother, Catharine Jones, was 25. He married Lydia Hunter on 14 December 1888, in Orangeville, Emery, Utah Territory, United States. He lived in Remsen, Remsen, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years and Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 October 1904, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 99.

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Griffith Rees Griffiths
Lydia Hunter
Marriage: 14 December 1888

Spouse and Children

14 December 1888
Orangeville, Emery, Utah Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 26

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from Griffith .

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

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Story Highlight

Jane Hunter history by Granddaughter Bessie Robertson

Jane Hunter Robertson was born 07 August 1809 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, USA. She was the daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Phipps. During the early 1800's in North Carolina, it was …

Sources (3)

  • Griffith Griffith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Griffith R Griffiths, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Griffith R Griffith, "New York State Census, 1855"

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