Catherine Griffin

1825–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Griffin was born in 1825, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Griffin or Griffith, was 32 and her mother, Sally Reynolds, was 28. She lived in Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Griffin or Griffith
1793–
Sally Reynolds
1797–
Patsy Griffin
1820–
Mary Griffin
1822–
Catherine Griffin
1825–
Nancy Griffin
1834–

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 4

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1860

Age 35

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Cathe Griffin in household of Sally Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"

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