Eliza Griffin

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Griffin was born in 1799, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, her father, Col Archibald Davis Griffin, was 33 and her mother, Lucy Arrington, was 29. She married Anderson Hunt on 18 June 1821, in Laurens, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Baker, Georgia, United States in 1850.

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Anderson Hunt
Eliza Griffin
Marriage: 18 June 1821
Ella Cordelia Hunt

Sources (7)

  • Eliza D Hunt in household of Anderson Hunt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza D. Griffin, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Eliza Griffin in entry for Ella C Hunt Davis, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Historical Boundaries 1825: Baker, Georgia, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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