Sarah M. Griffin

Female3 January 1816–29 October 1892

Brief Life History of Sarah M.

When Sarah M. Griffin was born on 3 January 1816, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Stephen Griffin, was 38 and her mother, Mary Place, was 37. She married Philip Wickizer about 1837, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 29 October 1892, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Philip Wickizer
Sarah M. Griffin
Marriage: about 1837
Stephen Egbert Wickizer
Phoebe Ann Wickizer
William H. Wickizer
Alonzo Jackson Wickizer
Harriet Wickizer

Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Wickison in household of Phillip Wickison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah M. Griffin Wickizer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Wickizer in household of Philiph Wickizer, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 4

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 20

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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