Abigail Griffitts

19 June 1768–30 June 1858 (Age 90)
Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Griffitts was born on 19 June 1768, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, her father, John Griffitts Sr, was 35 and her mother, Jane Herron, was 26. She married Joseph Sands about 1790, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 30 June 1858, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90.

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Joseph Sands
Abigail Griffitts
Marriage: about 1790
David Sands
Mary Sands
Susannah Sands
Rachel Sands
Ascenith Sands

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Sands



about 1790
North Carolina, United States


    David Sands


    Mary Sands




    Ascenith Sands


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 26

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Griffiths .

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

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