William Griffin

Male1772–20 August 1836

Brief Life History of William

When William Griffin was born in 1772, in Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Adam Griffin I, was 31 and his mother, Deborah Bedford, was 28. He married Amy Willets on 22 April 1796, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 20 August 1836, in Ellenville, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Old Ellenville Cemetery, Ellenville, Ulster, New York, United States.

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William Griffin
Amy Willets
Marriage: 22 April 1796
George Smith Griffin
Mariam Griffin
Willet Griffin Sr
Deborah Griffin
Mary Ann Griffin
Rachel J Griffin
Oliver Griffin
Margaret Griffin
Elizabeth S Griffin
Sarah Griffin
Susan Griffin
Hannah Griffin

Sources (1)

  • William Griffin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1796New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 4

    New York is the 11th state.


    Age 17

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.

    Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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