Julia Griggs

about 1818–about 1865 (Age 47)
New York, United States

The Life of Julia

Julia Griggs was born about 1818, in New York, United States. She married Milton Kingsley on 23 July 1826, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Fort Ann, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States in 1850 and Andover Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died about 1865, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 47.

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Milton Kingsley
Julia Griggs
Marriage: 23 July 1826
Caroline Samantha Kingsley
Harriet Julia Kingsley
George H. Kingsley
Avis S. Kingsley
Lillas Kingsley

Spouse and Children

23 July 1826
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Caroline Samantha Kingsley


    Harriet Julia Kingsley



    Avis S. Kingsley


    Lillas Kingsley


World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia Kingsley in household of Newton Kingsley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Julia A Kingsley in household of Milton Kingsley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Julia Griggs in entry for George H. Kingsley and Christine Ross Smith, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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