Adeline Augustus Griffin

25 March 1841–
Beddington, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Adeline Augustus

When Adeline Augustus Griffin was born on 25 March 1841, in Beddington, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Jeremiah Gould Griffin, was 19 and her mother, Sarah Briant Libby, was 16.

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Jeremiah Gould Griffin
Sarah Briant Libby
Adeline Augustus Griffin
George Gardner Griffin
Betsey Ann Griffin
Sarah Altemina Griffin
Mason Colby Griffin
Juliette N. Griffin
Leroy Bradford Griffin
Ida Sedelia Griffin
Jeremiah Eddy Griffin

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World Events (8)

1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 1

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Addeline B Griffen in household of Jeremiah Griffen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adaline A Griffin in household of Jerremiah Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adeline Augustus Griffin, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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