Robert W. Griffin

1800–1860 (Age 60)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Robert W.

When Robert W. Griffin was born in 1800, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, Benjamin Mason Griffin, was 27 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Bird, was 26. He married Nancy Caddell on 18 February 1822, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Pinetucky, Perry, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died about 1860, in Perry, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Robert W. Griffin
1800–1860
Nancy Caddell
1802–1869
Marriage: 18 February 1822
Benjamin W Griffin
1824–1880
Young Griffin
1825–
Ann Griffin
1826–1880
John A. Griffin
1829–
Mary Griffin
1838–1875
Susanna Griffin
1841–
Byrd Griffin
1828–1880
George W. Griffin
1832–1880
Frances Marion Griffin
1833–1865
Elizabeth Griffin
1836–
Lucinda Griffin
1838–
Lurana Griffin
1840–1863
Robert Harrison Griffin
1843–1863
James A. Griffin
1844–
Frances Griffin
1854–
Lewis Griffin
1856–

Spouse and Children

    Male1800–1860Male

    Nancy Caddell

    Female1802–1869Female

MARRIAGE
18 February 1822
Bibb, Alabama, United States
children

(16)

    Benjamin W Griffin

    Male1824–1880Male

    Young Griffin

    Male1825–Male

    Ann Griffin

    Female1826–1880Female

    Byrd Griffin

    Male1828–1880Male

    John A. Griffin

    Male1829–Male

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Mason Griffin

    Male1773–1846Male

    Mary "Polly" Bird

    Female1774–1856Female

siblings

(17)

    Male1800–1860Male

    Walt Griffin

    Male1801–Male

    Male1803–1883Male

    David A. Griffin

    Male1805–1890Male

    Daniel Griffin

    Male1805–Male

+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 3

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 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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Sources (3)

  • Robt W Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R W Griffin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert W Griffin, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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