Griffith Rees Griffiths

Maleabout 1805–29 October 1904

Brief Life History of Griffith Rees

When Griffith Rees Griffiths was born about 1805, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, Thomas Griffith, was 27 and his mother, Catharine Jones, was 27. He married Margaret Lewis about 1829, in Wales. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Glyntaff, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871 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 100, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Griffith Rees Griffiths
Margaret Lewis
Marriage: about 1829
Joannah Griffiths
Griffith Griffiths
Margaret Griffiths
Jennet Griffiths
Jo Anna Griffiths
William Henry Griffiths
John Edward Griffiths
Elizabeth Griffiths
Mary Griffiths
David G. Griffiths
Ann Griffiths

Sources (36)

  • Griffith Griffiths in household of Thos Griffiths, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reese Griffiths, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Griffeth Griffeth in entry for Griffeth Griffeth, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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  • Marriage
    about 1829Wales
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    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.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 27

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (Glamorgan and western England): Anglicized form of the patronymic (ap) Gruffudd, from Old Welsh Grippiud (see Griffith ).

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

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