James Griffing

1832–1834 (Age 2)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Griffing was born in 1832, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Nathaniel Griffing, was 38 and his mother, Susan Boyd, was 30. He died in 1834, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Griffing
1794–1889
Susan Boyd
1802–1895
Stephen Boyd Griffing
1830–1907
James Griffing
1832–1834
Helen Griffing
1836–1891
Henry Griffing
1839–1918
Elizabeth Griffing
1839–

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1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Griffin .

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

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