Griffin Jones

11 November 1732–
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Griffin

Griffin Jones was born on 11 November 1732, in Richmond, Virginia, United States as the son of Elizabeth.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth
1702–
Francis Jones
1717–1765
James Jones
1724–
Rachel Jones
1728–
Griffin Jones
1732–
Wilmouth Jones
1745–
Betty Jones
1748–

Parents and Siblings

    Elizabeth

    Female1702–Female

siblings

(6)

    Francis Jones

    Male1717–1765Male

    James Jones

    Male1724–Male

    Rachel Jones

    Female1728–Female

    Male1732–Male

    Wilmouth Jones

    Female1745–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 26

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 44

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 44

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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