Cynthia Ann Griffin

Brief Life History of Cynthia Ann

When Cynthia Ann Griffin was born on 16 February 1825, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jesse Griffin, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Lewis, was 40. She married James Valindon Richardson on 14 April 1847, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Independence Township, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Sni-A-Bar Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 7 November 1911, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Steele Cemetery, Plainview, Macon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Valindon Richardson
Cynthia Ann Griffin
Marriage: 14 April 1847
William Henry Richardson
Catherine Richardson
about 1852–1884
Valindon Price Richardson
about 1856–
Frances Jane Richardson
Anne Richardson
Elisa Richardson
John Moss Richardson
Mary Ellen Richardson
James Richardson
James Allen Richardson
Malinda Richardson
Jesse B. Richardson
Commodore P. Richardson
Budd Richardson

Sources (10)

  • Cyntha Richardson in household of James Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cynthia Ann Griffin Richardson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Casatty Griffin in entry for James V Richardson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1845: Lafayette, Missouri, United States

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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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