Patsy Griffin

1820–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Patsy

When Patsy Griffin was born in 1820, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Griffin or Griffith, was 27 and her mother, Sally Reynolds, was 23. 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)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

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.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 2

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1860

Age 40

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)

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

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