William Griffin

20 August 1772–20 August 1836 (Age 64)
Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Griffin was born on 20 August 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 2 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 20 August 1836, in Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Old Ellenville Cemetery, Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Griffin
1772–1836
Amy Willets
1776–1845
Marriage: 22 April 1796
Mariam Griffin
1797–1884
Willett Griffin Sr
1799–1869
Deborah Griffin
1801–1868
Mary A Griffin
1803–1883
Rachel J Griffin
1806–1864
Oliver Griffin
1808–1886
Margaret Griffin
1810–1882
Elizabeth S Griffin
1813–1875
Sarah Griffin
1815–1837
Susan Griffin
1818–1844
Hannah Griffin
1820–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1796
New York, United States
children

(11)

    Mariam Griffin

    Female1797–1884Female

    Willett Griffin Sr

    Male1799–1869Male

    Deborah Griffin

    Female1801–1868Female

    Mary A Griffin

    Female1803–1883Female

    Rachel J Griffin

    Female1806–1864Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 4

New York is the 11th state.
1789

Age 17

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 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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  • William Griffin, "Find A Grave Index"

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