Ruth Griffith

about 1795–
Mossy Creek, Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Griffith was born about 1795, in Mossy Creek, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1803

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 17

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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

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