Daniel Griffeth

9 January 1820–18 May 1907 (Age 87)
Florida, Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Daniel

Daniel Griffeth was born on 9 January 1820, in Florida, Montgomery, New York, United States as the son of Daniel Griffith and Louisa McNiel. He married Nancy Minerva Burgess Griffeth on 9 December 1849, in Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 18 May 1907, in St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Griffeth
Nancy Minerva Burgess Griffeth
Marriage: 9 December 1849
Mary Josephine Griffith
James A Griffith
Emory L. Griffeth
Mariah A. Griffith
Isadore Lodena Griffith
Hattie Adelle Griffith
Walter Griffith
Hiram Archie Griffeth
Archie R Griffeth
Nancy Madenca Griffeth
Deborah Griffith
Florence A. Griffeth
Daniel A. Griffeth

Spouse and Children

9 December 1849
Oakland, Michigan, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Griffith


    Louisa McNiel




World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Griffith .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Griffith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Griffith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Danl Griffith, "United States Census, 1870"

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