Gershom Griffin

1 April 1755–about March 1813 (Age 57)
Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Gershom

When Gershom Griffin was born on 1 April 1755, in Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Griffin, was 45 and his mother, Millicent Bishop, was 43. He married Sarah Briggs in September 1780, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died about March 1813, in New Baltimore, New Baltimore, Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Gershom Griffin
1755–1813
Sarah Briggs
1757–1813
Marriage: September 1780
Uriah Griffin
1783–
Seneca Griffin
1785–1850
John Griffin
1787–
Caleb Griffen
1787–1849
Jacob Griffin
1790–
Miriam Griffin
1793–
Phoebe Griffin
1795–

Spouse and Children

    Male1755–1813Male

    Sarah Briggs

    Female1757–1813Female

MARRIAGE
September 1780
Greene, New York, United States
children

(7)

    Uriah Griffin

    Male1783–Male

    Seneca Griffin

    Male1785–1850Male

    John Griffin

    Male1787–Male

    Caleb Griffen

    Male1787–1849Male

    Jacob Griffin

    Male1790–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 21

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Caleb Griffin Family Bible
  • Will of Gershom Griffin of New Baltimore, Greene, NY, 1813

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