Nancy Griffin

1834–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Griffin was born in 1834, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Griffin or Griffith, was 41 and her mother, Sally Reynolds, was 37. 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)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 1

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

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

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