Lavina Griggs

Femaleabout 1826–

Brief Life History of Lavina

When Lavina Griggs was born about 1826, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, her father, John Miller Griggs, was 25 and her mother, Levina Link, was 22.

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Family Time Line

John Miller Griggs
1802–1877
Levina Link
1805–1829
John M. Griggs
1825–1900
Lavina Griggs
1826–
Lucinda Griggs
1828–1884
Mary Griggs
1829–
Melvina Griggs
1840–1902

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    World Events (3)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 4

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 10

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Grig, a pet form of Gregory (compare Gregg ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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