Thomas Henshall Griffin

28 December 1829–2 December 1912 (Age 82)
Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Henshall Griffin was born on 28 December 1829, in Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Henshall, was 41 and his mother, Jemima Griffin, was 24. He married Amanda Ellen Perkins on 19 October 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in St Thomas in the Moors, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 2 December 1912, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Henshall Griffin
Amanda Ellen Perkins
Marriage: 19 October 1856
Selina Ellen Griffin
Thomas Fulton Griffin
Lodicy Ann Griffin
Julien Perkins Griffin
Hortense Vilate Griffin
Anna Jemima Griffin
Orion Thomas Griffin
Ute Elon Griffin

Spouse and Children

19 October 1856
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 4

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 25

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Henshaw .

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

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Story Highlight

History of Amanda Ellen Perkins

LIFE OF AMANDA ELLEN PERKINS GRIFFIN It was March 15, 1838, Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois that a daughter was born to Ute and Anna Warren Perkins. They named her Amanda Ellen. Even as a child …

Sources (3)

  • Thom Grifh in household of Jemim Pearson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Griffen in household of John Pearson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas H Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"

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