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    Lu12-3-7 Sarah Ludlow

    Lu12-3 Roger Ludlow
    m Mary Cogan b c 1604 Chard Somerset d 3 Jun 1664 Dublin dau of->
    +1 Philobert Cogan b 1563 Chard Co Somerset d 10 Feb 16539/40 Chard Somerset
    m Ann Marshall b 1576 Abbotis Ann Hampshdire
    +2 Thomas Cogan b 1530 Chard Co Somerset d 8 Nov 1580 St Martins Fields London
    m Elizabeth Fisher
    +2 Thomas Marshall b 1545 Abbottds Ann Hampshire d 19 Mar 1616/7
    m Mary Cotton b 1553 Abbotts Ann Hampshire
    +3 Nicholas Cogan b c 1493 Chard
    m Amia
    +3 Edward Fisher
    m Elizabeth Todd
    +3 Thomas Marshall b 1519 Tydd St Mary Lincolnshire
    m Ellen x
    +3 Henry Cotton b 1521 London
    m Margaret b 1525 London
    +4 William Cogan b c 1460 Chard Co Somerset d by 22 Jun 1494
    m Joan Sedwoode b c 1463 dau of Nicholas Sedwoode
    +4 Nicholas Marshall b 1500 Tydd St Mary Lincolnshire
    m c 1519 Ann Doane b 1500 Tydd St Mary dau of Thomas Doane b c 1472 Tydd St Mary
    Lu11-3-7 Sarah Ludlow b 1634 Fairfield Ct??/Tralee d 1665 in ?Dinton Ireland (Dinton Wiltshire was the birthplace of her father, prob Brookhaven)
    m Rev Nathaniel Brewster b 1619 in Bristol d 18 Dec 1690 in Brookhaven LI NY he m1?2 Abigail Reyms b c 1621 d 1662
    -a John Brewster
    -b Abigail Brewster b 11 Dec 1678
    -c Sarah Brewster
    +1 Dr. FRANCIS BREWSTER b c 1598 London d 1646 in CT believed to be the bro of William Brewster of Plymouth MA apprentice to Edward Harris of the city of Bristol, barber surgeon, for seven years Mar 1622 admitted to the barber surgeon guild quoted as "...late of Traley in the County of Limerick in the Kingdome of Ireland nowe of qulla Piack in New England Chirugion...".
    m 5 SEP 1624 in Christchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England LUCY JONES b 12 Jan 1596/7 d 1668
    -a Robert Brewster b c 1587 Wrenham Suffolk d c 1663
    -c John Brewster b 1600 Bristol Somerset
    -d Gillain Brewster b 6 Apr 1602
    +2 Francis Brewster b 1556 Wrenham Hall Suffolk d 16 Oct 1632 Bristol Somerset, buttermaker
    m Elizabeth Snelling b 1568 Bristol
    +3 Humphrey Brewster b 1526 Rushmere Suffolk d 29 Jun 1593 Wrentham Suffolk
    m Alice Foster b 1530 Gobdoke Engl d 8 Sep 1611 Wrentham Hall
    +3 Robert Snelling b 1542 Engl
    +4
    +4 William Foster
    m Marylin Spencer
    Lu11-3-7-1 Timothy Brewster born between 1658 and 1660 England. He died in 1743 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    m Mary HAWKINS born about 1658 in Setauket, Suffolk, NY. ed after 1749 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    -1 Nathaniel BREWSTER b 1689 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. d 1732 in , Suffolk, NY.
    -2 Timothy BREWSTER b 1691 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. Witnessed a deed 30 Jan 1717; his earmark was recorded 6 Jan 1723, and crossed off in 1733, the name of Joseph being substituted. Probably d unm and his brother Joseph took his earmark.
    -3. Mary BREWSTER b 1695 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. d 1761.
    -4 Sarah BREWSTER b 1701 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. d 1773
    -5 Abigail BREWSTER b 1703 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    -6 Dinah BREWSTER was born in 1706 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    -7 Joseph BREWSTER. born in 1709 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. d 11 Jan 1760 in Setauket, Suffolk, NY. m Ruth BRISCOE b 9 Nov 1709 in Milford CT d 1 Apr 1778 in Setauket, Suffolk NY
    -7-1 Ruth BREWSTER .
    -7-2 Joseph BREWSTER was born on 10 Feb 1735 in , Suffolk, NY d on 17 Mar 1818 in , Suffolk, NY. Lieutenant in the French and Indian War Signer of the Associations at Brookhaven Trustee of the township and Justice
    In 1775 he was a member of the aggressive Committee of Safety of the Town of Brookhaven, Manor of St. Georges, and Patentship of Moriches, and in 1781 made a loan of 300 to the Continental Congress to aid in carrying the Revolution to a successful conclusion.
    -7-3 Mary BREWSTER b Suffolk NY.
    -7-4 Deborah BREWSTER b 30 Aug 1741 in Port Jefferson, Suffolk, NY. d 2 Jan 1832 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. She was buried in Roe Family Cem., Seldon, Suffolk, NY. Inscription reads: Deborah, relict of Daniel Roe, d. 2nd Jan. 1832 aged
    89 years. Children see below
    -7-5 Sarah BREWSTER b 27 Sep 1746 Suffolk, NY d 4 Jun 1798 in Suffolk NY

    -7-5-1 Daniel ROE b 29 Nov 1762 in Selden, Suffolk NY d 1852 in Butler, Wayne, NY.
    -7-5-2 Joseph Brewster ROE b 8 Sep 1764 in Selden, Suffolk, NY d 8 Sep 1831 in Seldon Suffolk NY bur Roe Family Cem Seldon, Suffolk, NY Inscription reads Joseph B. Roe died on his birthday, 8 Sep 1831 age 67 years. m Polly Hammond.
    -7-5-3 Deborah ROE b 31 Jul 1766 in Selden Suffolk NY d 1851.
    -7-5-4 John ROE b 9 Oct 1768 in Selden, Suffolk, NY d 16 Nov 1807.
    v. Joanna ROE b 24 Jan 1770 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. d in 1860.
    -7-5-6 Charlotte ROE b 15 May 1772 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. d 1840.
    -7-5-7 Ruth ROE b 19 May 1774 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. d 12 May 1847
    -7-5-8 Mary ROE b 23 Jun 1776 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. d 3 May 1792 in Seldon, Suffolk, NY. bur Roe Family Cem., Seldon, Suffolk, NY. Inscription reads Mary, dau of Daniel & Deborah Roe, who died 3 May 1792 age 15 years 10 mo. & 10 days.
    -7-5-9 Hannah ROE b 8 Apr 1778 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. d 16 Mar 1852 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. bur Family farm Cem, Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    m Zopher HALLOCK b 12 Jan 1766 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. He died on 12 Feb 1832 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. He was buried in Family farm Cem, Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-10 Rebecca ROE Twin b 13 Sep 1780 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. She died on 7 Oct 1785 in Seldon, Suffolk, NY. She was buried in Roe Family Cem., Seldon, Suffolk, NY. Inscription reads Rebecca, daughter of Daniel & Deborah Roe, who died 7 Oct 1785 age 5 years & 24 days.
    -7-5-11 Hulda ROE Twin born on 13 Sep 1780 in Selden, Suffolk, NY. d 1840.
    -7-5-12 Austin ROE born on 18 Oct 1782 in Selden, Suffolk, NY.

    -7-5-9-1 Nancy HALLOCK b 9 Mar 1801 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY d 17 Jun 1847 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-2 Laura HALLOCK was born on 25 Dec 1802 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-3 Capt John Foster HALLOCK b 17 Dec 1804 Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY d 17 Jan 1890 Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-4 Almira Foote HALLOCK b 1807 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. Deaf Mute unm
    -7-5-9-5 Mary Eliza HALLOCK b 10 Jun 1809 Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY d 25 Jun 1869 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY bur Lake Grove M.E. Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY m Isaac Albert L'HOMMEDIEU b 5 Dec 1806 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. d 29 Sep 1899 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY
    -7-5-9-6 Daniel Roe HALLOCK wb 23 Jun 1812 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-7 Charlotte HALLOCK b 18 Aug 1814 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-8 Samuel Merritt ??? b 12 Sep 1819 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY.
    -7-5-9-9 Harriet Newell HALLOCK b about 1819/20 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. unm
    -7-5-9-5-1 William Wallace L'HOMMEDIEU b 1831 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. d 1915 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. bur Lake Grove M.E. Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY. m Dimis Emeline TODD b 11 Feb 1832 in , Del, NY d in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY
    -7-5-9-5-2 Adelaide L'HOMMEDIEU b 1835 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. d 1918 in , Suffolk, NY. bur First Congreg., New Village, Suffolk, NY Dates from inscription on tombstone from the First Congregational Church Cemetery, bur w hus Leander Gould. First Congregational Churchyard, New Village, L.I. Gould -- Leander W. Gould 1835-1918 Gould ) J. Addie L'Hommedieu, his wife 1835-1918. L'Hommedieu
    -7-5-9-5-3 Charlotte Elmira L'HOMMEDIEU b about 1837 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. m R. Walter Smith
    -7-5-9-5-1-1 Delos Gager L'HOMMEDIEU b 20 Sep 1857 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY d before 1930 m Estelle A. JEFFREY b 1861 in Islip, Suffolk, NY. d 7 Sep 1915 in Islip, Suffolk, NY. bur 9 Sep 1915 in Oakwood Cem, Bay Shore, Suffolk, NY
    -7-5-9-5-1-2 William Albert L'HOMMEDIEU was born on 26 May 1865 in Lake Grove Suffolk NY
    -7-5-9-5-3-1 Clarence N. Smith
    -7-5-9-5-3-2 Florence Smith m. ___ Terrill.
    -7-5-9-5-3-4 Harriet Elvina L'HOMMEDIEU b 1842 in Lake Grove, Suffolk, NY. d 20 Sep 1843 in Lake Grove Suffolk NY bur Lake Grove M.E., Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk NY d at age 11 months.
    -7-5-9-5-1-5 Nancy Anne L'HOMMEDIEU b 8 Mar 1848 in Lake Grove, Suffolk NY d 19 Jan 1912 South Norwalk CT m Julius Clarence Hawkins
    -7-5-9-5-1-1-1. Raymond L'HOMMEDIEU b Mar 1880 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, NY. d Aug 1981 in Rochester, Monroe, NY. He CENSUS: Birth date from age on 1880 census, Town of Islip, Suffolk Co New York
    -7-5-9-5-1-1-2 William Peryn L'HOMMEDIEU. b 15 Sep 1886 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, NY. edu 1904 and 1908 in Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was an Electrical Engineer between 1908 and 1952. Westinghouse Corp, West Coast Division. Started as a young engineer at the Pittsburgh, PA plant and was transferred to San Francisco, CA in 1910. bur Mt. View Cem, Oakland, Alameda CA S.F. Examiner, Nov. 1965
    m Sara Pluma YOUNG was born on 19 Jun 1877 in Delmont, Westmoreland, PA. She died on 23 Sep 1925 in San Francisco, , CA. She was buried in Mt. View Cem, Oakland, Alameda, CA Piano Teacher
    children:
    -7-5-9-5-1-1-1-1 Lucie Estelle L'HOMMEDIEU b 12 Aug 1910 in Tarrentum, Harrison Twp., Allegheny, PA. United Presbyterian Campground in Tarrentum, Harrison Township, Allegheny Co PA, family summer cottage m Edgar Marshall GRIFFITH b 15 Oct 1908 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, PA. at home 410 Hampton Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, PA. Son of Edgar Alfred Griffith
    -7-5-9-5-1-1-1-2 William Raymond L'HOMMEDIEU was born on 29 Feb 1912 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. He died on 16 Jul 1979 in Methodist Hosp., Arcadia, Los Angeles, CA. He was buried on 20 Jul 1979 in Forest Lawn Cem., Rose Hills, Los Angeles, CA OCCUPATION: Electrical Engineer m Thelma Jeanette Hill
    -7-5-9-5-1-1-1-3 Alfred Gilmore L'HOMMEDIEU was born on 28 Oct 1913 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. d 2 Jan 1923 in Oakland, Alameda, CA
    -7-5-9-5-1-5-1 Merwin Hawkins b 19 Sep 1871 d. 11 Jun 1878
    -7-5-9-5-1-5-2 Evelyn Hawkins b 7 Mar 1874, m Harry Wilbert Hoyt
    -7-5-9-5-1-5-3 Raymond Hawkins b 22 Nov 1881 d 1 Jan 1882
    -7-5-9-5-1-5-4 Laura May hawkins b 22 Mar 1883 m Charles Ezra Hoyt
    Lu11-3-7-2 Daniel Brewster b 31 Ocr 1662 Abby Norfolk Engl d y
    Lu11-3-7-3 Deborah Brewster b 1664 at Brookhaven, Suffolk Co
    Lu11-3-7-4 Hannah Brewster b m1 circa 1685 at Brookhaven John Muncey b about 24 Oct 1660 Ipswich Co MA d 19 Feb 1689/90 Brookhaven NY son of
    m2 Samuel Thompson, son of John Thompson and Mary
    +1 Francis Muncy b 1630 Engl d by 30 Mar 1675 Brookhaven Suffolk Co NY
    m 6 Dec 1659 Ipswitch MA Hannah Adams b 1639 Cambridge Co MA d 1716 Ipswich MA
    +2 y Muncy
    +2 William Adams
    m Elizabeth Kemp
    Lu11-3-7-4-1 John Muncey b about 1680 d 19 Feb 1690/91 Brookhaven
    Lu11-3-7-4-2 JJohn Muncey ?b about 1691
    Lu11-3-7-4-3 J Francis H. Muncy b Abt. 1682 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co Long Island, NY d 26 Oct 1738 in Willow Grove, Murderkill Hundred, Kent Co Delaware m Abigail M. Skidmore Bef. 1707 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY m there before 1707 Abigail Skidmore dau of John Skidmore and Susanna Davis
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-1 Hannah Muncy
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-2 Belliharen Muncy, b Long Island, Suffolk, NY
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-3 Ann Muncy, b in Long Island, Suffolk, NY m William Wilson.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-4 Francis Muncy, b Abt. 1710 d Bef. 1738.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-5 Samuel Muncy, b 1712 in Dover, Del d 1786 in Montgomery Co Va m1 Mary Skidmore m2 Mary Daugherty Bef. 1731 in Kent Co Del d in Montgomery Co Va
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-6 Thomas Muncy, b Abt. 1715; d 6 Jan 1802 in Murderkill Hundred, Kent Co Del married Gartre Lowber Bef. 03 Jun 1741 in Kent Co Del
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7 Nathaniel Muncy, b 1716 in Long Island Suffolk NY d 1811 in Kent Co Del m Mary Bush Abt. 1734 in Kent
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-1 Elijah Muncy
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-2 Sarah Muncy
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-3 Ruth L. Muncy, b Abt. 1748 in Kent Co Del m Abt. 1780 in NC David A. Rash
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4 Luke Muncy b Abt. 1750 in Brookhaven, NY d Bef. Sep 1831 in Montgomery Co VA
    m Mary Britt Abt. 1785 dau of William Britt and Hannah Connally
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-1 Elijah Muncy
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-2 Levi Muncy, born in VA
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-3 Nathaniel Calvin Muncy, b 1785 in Montgomery Co Va d May 1850 in Fayetteville, Washington, Ark m Betsy Vickers 23 Jun 1814 in Bledso Co TN b Abt. 1789 in Wilkes Co NC d Abt. 1842 in Bledso Co Tn
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-4 John Muncy, born 1790 in Montgomery Co Va d 8 Jan 1868 in Montgomery Co Va m Susanna Trump 20 Mar 1838 in Montgomery Co Va b Abt. 1814 in Montgomery Co Va d 18 Mar 1894 in Montgomery Co Va.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5 Jane Muncy b 1794 in Va d Jul 1865 in Buffalo, Whitley Co Ky m 5 Sep 1815 John C. Moore son of John Moore and Mary Elizabeth Ramsey
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-1 Luke Moore b 22 Sep 1816 in Russell Co Va d 10 Oct 1886 in Whitley Co Ky m 9 May 1838 in Whitley Co Ky Obedience Mahan b 1822 in Knox Co Ky d 1888.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-2 Elizabeth Moore b 20 Mar 1818 in Russell Co Va d 18 Nov 1891 m Joel Prewitt 30 Aug 1835 in Whitley Co Ky
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-3 Mary Abigail Moore, born 1821 in Russell Co Va d 1910 in Whitley Co Ky married Alexandrer Alsip 17 Oct 1841 in Whitley Co Ky
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-4 Margaret Moore, born 1824 in Russell Co Va m1 John Buchanan m2 John Meadors 08 Aug 1845 in Whitley Co Kentucky; born Abt. 1820.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-5 Jane Moore, born 1826 in Russell Co Va m1 y Gatliff m2 James Cox Aug 1849 in Whitley Co Ky
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-6 Rachel Moore, b 1827 in Russell Co Va d in Whitley Co Ky m Hugh R. Strunk Abt. 1846 b Abt. 1826 in North Carolina.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-7 James M. Moore, born 1830 in Kentucky; died 1876 in Whitley Co Ky m Sarah H. Davis 21 Feb 1850 in Whitley Co Ky born 11 May 1832 in Whitley Co Kentucky; died 1911 in Whitley Co Ky
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-8 John Moore, born 1832 in Ky m Permela Ross 20 Oct 1853 in Whitley Co Ky
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-9 Armelda (Amanda) Moore, born Abt. 1835 in Ky died in Whitley Co Ky m Joshua H. Harp 21 May 1853 in Campbell, TN b Jul 1831 in Whitley Co Kentucky; died Aft. 1900 in Whitley Co Ky <
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-10 Martha Moore b 1839 in Ky d in Whitley Co Ky m1 y Strunk Abt. 1860 d bef 1866 m2 bef 1865 Henry Hamblin born 1808.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-5-11 Sarah Ann Moore b 1843 in Ky d bef 1865 in Whitley Co Ky
    -11-1 Leander (Lee) Moore, b 1860 in Buffalo Whitley Co Ky d Abt. 1888 in Ky m 16 Mar 1881 Jemima Peace dau of Thomas Peace and Rebecca Bennett
    -11-1-1 Rachel Moore b 1880 in Buffalo, Whitley Co Ky d 17 Jun 1963 in Corbin, Whitley Co Ky m Kames Vel Harmon b 1876 d Dec 1963 in Corbin, Ky 14
    -11-1-2 Rebecca Moore, b 13 Apr 1884 in Rockhold (Buffalo), Whitley Co Ky d 25 Feb 1972 in Louisville, Ky m 30 Jun 1904 in Whitley Co Ky Lewis Lee
    -11-1-2-1 Laura Ellen Lee
    -11-1-2-2 Nannie Lavina Lee b 27 Jul.
    -11-1-2-3 Martha Alice Lee b 03 Jul 1905 in Whitley Co Ky d 13 May 1995 in Corbin Ky m Jesse Vale Taylor 03 Dec 1920 in Methodist Episcopalian Church, Corbin, Whitley County, KY son of Perry Taylor and Mary Frances Elliott
    -11-1-2-3-1 Leona Taylor, b 23 Sep 1921 in Corbin, Ky d 22 Feb 2002 in Lititz, Pa m 24 Mar 1944 in Morganfield, Ky Henry Rahe McDowell son of Charles Rufus McDowell and 25. Edna Mary Rahe
    -11-1-2-3-1-1 Donna Rahe McDowell, b 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa m Stanley Scott Paist III 14 Jul 1973 in Abington, Montgomery Co Pa b 1946.
    -11-1-2-3-1-2 Henry Rahe McDowell, b 1947 in Philadelphia, Pa died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    -11-1-2-3-1-3 Glen David McDowell, b 31 May 1948 in Philadelphia, Pa m Carol Ann Richardson 24 May 1968 in Belton, Anderson County, South Carolina.
    -11-1-2-3-1-4 Lawrence Robert McDowell, b 10 Jun 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa m Sandra Shelton 17 Dec 1994 in Gresham, Oregon; born 06 Oct.
    -11-1-2-3-1-5 Diane Elizabeth McDowell, b 1952 in Philadelphia, Pa m Jack Potter May 1987 in Willow Grove, Montgomery Co Pa b 1949.
    -11-1-2-3-1-6 James Neil McDowell, born 05 May 1954 in Philadelphia, Pa m Lynda Elwell 04 Nov 1989 in Cape May, New Jersey; born 13 Jul 1960.
    -11-1-2-3-1-7 Gregory Stuart McDowell, b 5 May 1958 in Abington, Montgomery Co Pa m Patty 18 Sep 1982 in Willow Grove, Montgomery Co Pa
    -11-1-2-3-1-8 Paul Clayton McDowell, b 1960 in Abington, Montgomery Co Pa m 30 Jun 1990 in Richboro, Bucks Co Pa Gail Gracey born 27 Nov 1960.
    -11-1-2-3-1-9 Randall Gordon McDowell b 30 Sep 1961 in Abington, Montgomery Co Pa m 17 Apr 1983 in Pittsfield Me Sherry Lynn Quessinberry b 24 Aug 1961 in Waterville Me.
    -11-1-2-3-2 Robert Taylor, b 19 Aug 1922 in Corbin Ky d 1922.
    -11-1-2-3-3 Eva Castalena Taylor b 09 Jul 1923 in Corbin Ky d 13 May 1987 m Willie D. Monhollen.
    -11-1-2-3-4 Margie Orieta Taylor b 19 Sep 1925 in Corbin, Ky m Warren Charles Hale 07 Feb 1942; born 15 May 1921.
    -11-1-2-3-5 Edna Marcella Taylor, b 10 Sep 1927 in Corbin, Ky married Charles Elam 25 Jul 1948.
    -11-1-2-3-6 Priscilla Azalee Taylor, b 04 Mar 1930 in Corbin, Kentucky; m Vernon Weaver 30 Dec 1952.
    -11-1-2-3-7 Janice Zorada Taylor, b 17 Dec 1931 in Corbin, Ky d 08 Mar 1960; m Joseph Barnard 28 Dec 1948.
    -11-1-2-4 Sallie Ulah Lee b 22 Jan 1912 in Knox Co Ky m Walter Zimmerman 1945.
    -11-1-2-5 Willie Lee, b Jun 1921.
    -11-1-3 Martha Elizabeth Moore, b 25 Jun 1885 in Buffalo, Whitley Co Ky d 25 Jul 1965 in Rockford Ill m1 James William Beaver; m2 Charles Cobb.
    -11-1-4 Susan Moore b 1887 in Buffalo, Whitley Co Ky d 30 Jul 1947 in Corbin, Ky m Abraham Lincoln Eaton d in Corbin KY
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-6 Luke Muncy b Abt. 1797 m 18 Jul 1826 in Montgomery Co Olivia Wilson b Abt. 1808.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-7 Mary "Polly" Muncy b Bef. 1800 in Montgomery Co Va
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-8 James Britt Muncy b 19 May 1804 in Montgomery Co VA d 10 Aug 1865; m Mary Ann Sturgen 02 Aug 1831 in Fayette Co Va b Abt. 1815.
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-7-4-9 Elizabeth "Betsey" Muncy b Bef. Jan 1813 in Montgomery
    Lu11-3-7-4-3-8 John Muncy, b 1718 in New York.
    Lu11-3-7-4-4 JNathaniel Muncy, b Abt. 1685 d in Jamaica, Long Island,
    Lu11-3-7-4-5 JSarah Thompson
    Lu11-3-7-4-6 JMary Thompson
    Lu11-3-7-4-7 JDeborah Thompson m Arthur Smith
    Lu11-3-7-4-8 JRuth Thompson m 19 Oct 1732 William Thompson
    Lu11-3-7-4-9 JSusannah Thompson b c 1707 d 5 Mar 1783 m Thomas Strong b 5 Jun 1708 d 14 Jan 1760
    Lu11-3-7-4-10 JJonathan Thompson b 25 Oct 1710 m 30 Sep 1734 Mary Woodhull
    Lu11-3-7-5Dinah Brewster b about 1666 d after 1741 m 6 apr 1685 Joseph Tooker
    Lu11-3-7-6Daniel Brewster b 1668 d 15 Jun 1748 Brookhaven
    m?1/2 Hannah Gager + 1 ch m?2/1 1593 Anna Jayne + 8 ch dau of William Jayne b 25 Jan 1618 d 24 Mar 1714 and Anna Biggs or Jennings b c 1653, d. 1682
    Lu11-3-7-6-1Benjamin Brewster
    m Mehitable ?= -9 below
    -1-1 Benjamin Brewster m Peninah Jones
    Lu11-3-7-6-2 Daniel Brewster Jr b 1 Nov 1694 d after 29 May 1752 Brookhaven m Mary x -1 Desire Brewster b. c 1719
    -2 Daniel Brewster b. 24 Aug 1721 Brookhaven m Anna Sell b 2 Apr 1718 d 16 Mar 1806
    -3 David Brewster b. 1723
    -4 Mary Brewster b. 1725
    -5 Deborah Brewster b. 1728
    -6 William Brewster b. 1730
    -7 Hannah Brewster b. 1732

    -2-1 Daniel Brewster b 1743
    -2-2 Elizabeth Brewster b c 1745 m 11 Jul 1770 John Howell
    -2-3 James Brewster b 1747 m 1776 Ann Foster
    -2-4 Desire Brewster b c 1749
    -2-5 Abigail Brewster b 1751
    -2-6 William Brewster b 1752 m Hannah Foster
    -2-7 Mary Brewster+ b 10 Dec 1754 d 30 Oct 1811 m 22 Mar 1778 in Troy NY Nehemiah Hart b 27 Oct 1745 d 27 Aug 1808 son of Nehemiah Hart (RevWar Patriot) and Mercy Lewis
    -2-8 Ann Brewster b c 1756
    -2-9 Mehitable Brewster b c 1758

    -2-7-1 Martha Heartt b. 25 Feb 1779, d. 20 Jan 1858
    -2-7-2 Catherine Heartt b. 29 Jan 1781
    -2-7-3 Anna Heartt b. 23 Jan 1783, d. 27 Jul 1832 m 19 Oct 1804 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co NY Oliver Babcock b 29 Mar 1780 d 1 Apr 1828 son of Oliver Babcock (RevWar Patriot) and Sylvia Belcher,
    -2-7-4 William Heartt b. 24 Mar 1790, d. 20 Oct 1868
    -2-7-5 Abraham Heartt b. 18 Feb 1792
    -2-7-6 Robert Heartt b. 13 Dec 1793, d. 12 Oct 1794
    -2-7-7 Mary Heartt b. 14 Sep 1795
    -2-7-8 Daniel Brewster Heartt b. 29 Sep 1799, d. 1 Aug 1868

    -2-7-3-1 Edward Babcock b 7 Sep 1805 d 28 Oct 1876 m Armenia Eldridge d 27 Dec 1876
    -2-7-3-2 Emily Babcock b 29 Feb 1808
    -2-7-3-3 Elizabeth Babcock b 28 Dec 1810 d 18 Apr 1891 m 25 Aug 1834 in Troy John Haff b 1808 d 24 Nov 1850 son of Jacob Haff and Elizabeth
    -2-7-3-4 Charles Babcock b 10 Dec 1812 d 22 Jul 1894 m 15 Dec 1842 inEvansville IN Amelia Hopkins dau of Edward Hopkins and Mary Stuart
    -2-7-3-5 Elisha Spurr Babcock b 10 Aug 1814 d 2 Apr 1890
    -2-7-3-6 Anna Heartt Babcock1 b 10 Sep 1816 d 1890
    -2-7-3-7 Mary Silve Babcock1 b 7 Nov 1820
    -2-7-3-8 Henry Oliver Babcock b 20 Jul 1822 d 10 Sep 1879 m 8 Jun 1848 in Jeffersonville IN Mary Elizabeth Houser, daughter of Christian N. M. Houser and Sarah M Fisher,

    -2-7-3-1-1 Augustus E Babcock
    -2-7-3-1-2 Stephen Eldridge Babcock
    -2-7-3-3-1 Anna Babcock Haff+ b. c 1835, d. 1902
    -2-7-3-3-2 Elizabeth Haff b. 11 Dec 1838
    -2-7-3-3-3 Jacob Morris Haff b. 1840, d. 1902
    -2-7-3-3-4 Mary Babcock Hall Haff b. 1844
    -2-7-3-3-5 Celina Josephine Haff b. 1846, d. 22 Jul 1874
    -2-7-3-3-6 Edward Haff b. 1849, d. 1902
    -2-7-3-3-7 Emily Haff b. 1849
    -2-7-3-4-1 Mary V Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-2 Edward O Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-3 Ruby Grace Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-4 Annie Heartt Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-5 Charles Clinton Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-6 William S Babcock
    -2-7-3-4-7 Amelia Gertrude Babcock
    -2-7-3-8-1 Anna Heartt Babcock b. 1849, d. 1851
    -2-7-3-8-2 Henry Houser Babcock+ b. 26 Feb 1852, d. 9 Dec 1894
    -2-7-3-8-3 Mary Kate Babcock+ b. 6 Oct 1854, d. 22 Feb 1890
    -2-7-3-8-4 Lucy Alice Babcock+ b. 8 Dec 1856, d. 29 May 1929
    -2-7-3-8-5 Elwood Fisher Babcock b. 1858, d. 5 Oct 1861
    -2-7-3-8-6 Morgan Babcock+ b. 1860, d. 1935
    -2-7-3-8-7 Howard Leigh Babcock b. 1861
    -2-7-3-8-8 Sarah Maud Babcock b. 13 Feb 1866, d. 13 Dec 1867
    -2-7-3-8-9 Agnes Elma Babcock b. 1868, d. 21 Apr 1873
    -2-7-3-8-10 Guilford Carlile Babcock+ b. 8 Mar 1874, d. 24 Aug 1945
    Lu11-3-7-6-3Hannah Brewster b 29 Jan 1598
    Lu11-3-7-6-4 Eunice Brewster b 15 Jun 1701 m Daniel Dayton
    Lu11-3-7-6-5Amy Brewster
    Lu11-3-7-6-6John Brewster b about 1705
    Lu11-3-7-6-7Mary Brewster
    Lu11-3-7-6-8Francis Brewster
    Lu11-3-7-6-9Benjamin Brewster b 27 Sep 1713 m1 4 May 1743 Sarah Biggs b c 1715 m2 Mehitable Biggs b c 1717 d c 1782
    Lu11-3-7-6-10Abigail Brewster
    Lu11-3-7-7 ?= -a John Brewster b about 1645
    Lu11-3-7-8 ?= -c Abigail Brewster b about 1647 d after 1672
    m in Stanford CR Daniel Burr
    Lu11-3-7-9 Mary Brewster b 1671 m 9 Aug 1682 in Windham CT Jonathan Owen b 1671 Cork Ireland d 1750 Bedford NY son of George Owen and Martha Nabor b 1641 -1 Ruth Owens m1 Isaac Lawrence m2 Isaac Lawrence had Children see below:
    -2 Joseph Owen
    -3 Jonathan Owen
    -4 Nathaniel Owen
    -5 Ebenezer Owens
    -6 Nathaniel Owen
    -7 George Owen
    -8 Ruth Owen
    -9 x Owen
    -10 Joshua Owen b 1692 Simsbury CT d 1769 m 5 Nov 1718 in Little Compton, Newport Co RI MARGARET WOODWORTH b 1697 in Simsbury dau of BENJAMIN WOODWORTH and HANNAH DAMON.
    -1-1 Isaac Lawrence
    -1-2 Jesse Lawrence
    -1-3 Anna Lawrence, b.22 April 1729, d. 12 Aug. 1796 m Nehemiah Hunt b 21 May 1724, d. 20 July 1792
    -1-4 Joseph Lawrence
    -1-5 Stephen Lawrence
    -1-6 Gilbert Lawrence
    -1-7 Aaron Lawrence
    -1-8 Phebe Lawrence
    -10-1 JEMIMA OWEN, b. July 26, 1719, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. Lime Rock, Litchfield Co., CT; m. JOHN KNICKERBOCKER, February 20, 1750/51, Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.
    -10-2 LEONARD OWEN, b. December 13, 1720, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. 1789, Milton, Chittenden Co., VT.
    -10-3 ELIJAH OWEN, b. 29 Jan 1720/21, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. June 1799, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT.
    -10-4 KEZIAH OWEN, b June 27, 1723, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. April 10, 1790, Huntington, Chittenden Co., VT m 15 Jun 1744 Lebanon CT Deacon Charles Brewster b 4 Apr 1724 d 1790 VT son of Ebenezer Brewster and Elizabeth DeWolf grandson of William Brewster b 1669 and Patience x
    -10-5 JOSHUA OWEN, JR., b. February 07, 1723/24, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. October 29, 1824, Dutchess Co., NY; m. HANNAH, 1753, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; b. 1728, Lebanon, New London Co., CT.
    -10-6 ELIPHALET OWEN, b. June 26, 1727, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. Pompey, Onandaga Co., NY.
    -10-7 ESTHER OWEN, b. 3 Sep 1730, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. 1780.
    -10-8 ALTHEA OWEN, b. 1734, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; m. CLAUDIUS BRITTEL, 1760, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT.
    -10-9 MARTHA OWEN, b. 1736, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; m CLAUDIS BEGROUGH, March 19, 1760, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT; b. Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT.
    -10-10 JOHN OWEN, b. 1738, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. 1798, Milton, Chittenden Co., VT.
    -10-11 SAMUEL OWEN, b. May 26, 1742, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; m. LOIS CALKINS, 1762.
    -10-12 NAOMI OWEN, b. September 15, 1744, Lebanon, New London Co., CT; d. September 26, 1745, Lebanon, New London Co., CT

    -1-3-1 Euphemia Hunt
    -1-3-2 Annie Hunt
    -1-3-3 Elizabeth Hunt
    -1-3-4 Martha Hunt b 1752 in East Chester, Orange, NY d 7 Feb. 1835 m Samuel Thorne
    -1-3-5 Phebe Hunt
    -1-3-6 Theodosius Hunt
    -1-3-7 Phelina Hunt
    -1-3-8 Fredrick Hunt
    -1-3-9 Thomas Hunt
    -1-3-10 Mary Hunt
    -1-3-11 Basil Hunt
    -1-3-12 Aaron Sr. Hunt
    -10-4-1 Ozem Brewster 13 Mar 1750/1 Salisbury CT d 27 Apr 1809 m Huldah Chandler b 14 Feb dau of Benjamin Chandler and Elizabeth Jeffery

    -1-3-4-1 Elizabeth Thorne, b. 1776 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, d. there Nov. 1836, m. 30 June 1800 Enoch Martin in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. >
    -1-3-4-2 Sarah 'Sally' Thorne
    -1-3-4-3 Mariah Thorne
    -1-3-4-4 Thomas Thorne
    -10-4-1-1 Nancy Brewster b 11 Oct 1798 Richmond VT m 1827 John Patton b Jul 1799 in IRE d 31 Jan 1875 Williston VT

    -1-3-4-1-1 Henry T. Martin
    -1-3-4-1-2 Mary Martin
    -1-3-4-1-3 John Martin
    -1-3-4-1-4 William Martin
    -1-3-4-1-5 Amelia Martin
    -1-3-4-1-6 Enoch Martin
    -10-4-1-1-1 John Pomeroy Patten b 17 Nov 1829 in Burlington, Chittenden, VT
    -10-4-1-1-2 Louisa Brewster Patten b 22 Feb 1831 in Burlington, Chittenden, VT
    -10-4-1-1-3 James Patten b 23 Sep 1833 in Williston, VT. m on 20 Sep 1863 Mary Ann Wilson b 1837 in Middlesex, England
    -10-4-1-1-4 George Washington Patten b 1 Jun 1837 in Williston, VT dn 2 Feb 1897 in Williston m1 Jan 1860 in Williston Margaret Elizabeth Ward b 5 Jul 1837 in Williston, VT. d 1 Jan 1913 in Williston
    - - - - - - - -
    Brewster of Rushmere Suffolk
    Galfradus Brewster b about 1350 Rusmere Suffolk
    John Brewster b about 1386 Rusmere Suffolk
    Humphrey Brewster b about 1410 Rusmere Suffolk
    Robert Brewster b about 1440 Rusmere Suffolk
    William Brewster b 1470 Rushmere Suffolk
    m Mary Harvey b 1470 Olton Suffolk dau of William Harvey
    Robert Brewster b 1494 in Rushmere, Suffolk, England. m 1525 in England x Edmonds. b 1498 in Cressing Temp, Essex, England. dau os Christopher Edmonds b about 1472 .
    -1 Humphrey Brewster born 1526 in Rushmere, Suffolk, England; died 29 Jun 1593 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England; m Alice Foster Abt. 1553 in England.
    -1-1 Humphrey Brewster, born 1554 in Wrentham Hall, Suffolk d 1613 m Grissell Rowse born Abt. 1560.
    -1-2 Francis Brewster, b 1556 in Wrentham Hall, Soffolk, England; died 16 Oct 1632 in Bristol, Somerset, m Elizabeth Snelling 1586 in England dau of Robert Snelling.
    -1-2-1 Robert Brewster b Abt. 1587 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1663.
    -1-2-2 Dr. Francis Brewster born 1598 in Castle Bristol, Gloucester d 1646 in lost at sea m Lucretia Jones b 1599 in Bristol Castle, Bristol, Somerset d New Haven CT
    -1-2-2-1 Rev. Nathaniel Brewster born Abt. 1618 in Bristol, Somerset d 18 Dec 1690 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co Long Island, New York; m1 Abigail Reymes; m2 Sarah Ludlow 1654 in Dublin, Ireland.
    -1-2-2-2 Elizabeth Brewster, born 1628 in Bristol, Somerset, England.
    -1-2-2-3 Joseph Brewster, born 12 Oct 1628 in Bristol, Somerset, England.
    -1-2-2-4 Elizabeth Brewster, born 1630 in Bristol, Somerset, England.
    -1-2-2-5 Mary Brewster, born 1633 in Bristol, Somerset, England; married Nathaniel French; born Abt. 1630.
    -1-2-3 John Brewster b 1600 in Bristol, Somerset, England.
    -1-2-4 Gillain Brewster b 06 Apr 1602.
    -1-3 Elizabeth Brewster, b 1557 in Wrentham Hall, Suffolk, England m Thomas Brews b Abt. 1555.
    -1-4 Susan Sarah Brewster, b 1560 in Wrentham Hall, Suffolk m John Hayward b Abt. 1555.
    -1-5 Mary Brewster, b 1564 in Wrentham Hall, Suffolk, England; married Edward Weld b Abt. 1560.
    -1-6 Jane Brewster, b 1567.
    -1-7 Elizabeth Brewster, b Abt. 1577.
    -2 Mary Brewster, born Abt. 1528 in Rusmere, Suffolk, England; married Jeromy Blundevill; born Abt. 1525.
    -3 James Brewster, b Abt. 1530. Alice Foster b 1530 in Gobdoke, England d 08 Sep 1611 in Wrentham Hall, Suffolk dau of +1 William Foster, born 1504 in England. He married 226851. Marylin Spencer. 226851. Marylin Spencer, born 1508 in England.
    +1 FRANCIS BREWSTER b about 1598 London d 1646 in CT believed to be the bro of William Brewster of Plymouth MA apprentice to Edward Harris of the city of Bristol, barber surgeon, for seven years Mar 1622 admitted to the barber surgeon guild quoted as "...late of Traley in the County of Limerick in the Kingdome of Ireland nowe of qulla Piack in New England Chirugion...".
    m 5 SEP 1624 in Christchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England LUCY JONES b 12 Jan 1596/7 d 1668
    Source: http://www.pal2pal.com/genealogy/PALslg/d594.htm#P2281
    A Hawkins Genealogy, 1635-1939, by Ralph Clymer Hawkins, Gateway Press, 1987.
    THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Vol. XIII, No. 3, p. 159
    The Diary of Captain Daniel Roe with introduction and notes by Alfred Seelye Roe, a great grandson, privately published, the Blanchard Press, 1904.
    SOURCE: A Hawkins Genealogy, 1635-1939, by Ralph Clymer Hawkins, Gateway Press, 1987. (Copy in possession of Sara Leslie Griffith), p. 12. SOURCE: GENEALOGIES OF CONNECTICUT FAMILIES, NEHGS, Vol. I, p. 220
    SOURCE: The Diary of Captain Daniel Roe with introduction and notes by Alfred
    Seelye Roe, a great grandson, privately published, the Blanchard Press, 1904
    SOURCE: THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Vol. XIII, No. 3, p. 159 "The Family of Rev.
    Nathaniel Brewster" by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. Justice.
    "The Family of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster" by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn.
    L'Hommedieu Genealogy, Vol. II, p. 693.

    512.William GRIFFITH b Radnorshire, Wales about 1650. He died in Radnorshire, Wales. Nothing personal is known about the Grandfather of our immigrant ancestor. However, from the Certificate of Removal for Thomas Griffith, it is stated that the family were landholders so it is probably safe to assume that William Griffith was a landholder in Wales, more than likely a small farmer. From the tone of the "Journal" of John Griffith, his grandson, we believe the family to have been an educated one. John makes reference in his "Journal" to the family being large in number, so it is assumed that William Griffith had many more children than the one we show here. In Radnorshire there is a Margaret Griffith of parish Landewy, Radnorshire, who married Edward Jones of parish of St. Harmon, Radnorshire, 5, 4th mo. 1680 and several of the witnesses recorded in the Quaker record include Griffiths and a Rees. The marriage date would make it possible for her to have been a sister of William Griffith (R:145). There is also a Quaker record for Ross-Heref.-Radnor for the birth of a Susannah Griffiths, daughter of William and Mary, dated 7, 4th mo. 1721, that would make it possible that William Griffith, the father, would be a brother to John Griffith (R:81). There is is a final marriage entry 19th of 2 mo. 1719 for James Lloyd of parish Lansanfread, co. Radnor, widower and Ann Griffith of same parish, spinster, eldest daughter of Thos. Griffith of parish of Landrindod, Radnor. The name Thomas would indicate that he is probably a relative of our Thomas (R:117), perhaps John's (R:81) older brother. Further circumstantial evidence tying these entries to our Thomas (R:117) is the fact that Thomas named a daughter Susanna and a daughter Ann, neither name being that of his wife, mother, or mother-in-law. All of this is conjecture, however, and unless someone is willing and able to dig much deeper into the Welsh records, we may never know.

    Research in Wales becomes particularly difficult for the untrained due to the Welsh use of the old system of patrynomics which is a name derived by adding the name of the father to form the new name in the next generation. In Wales, Thomas son of John would read Thomas ap John which could become Thomas John or Thomas Jones. Or Thomas might go one step further and add a grandfather's name, such as Thomas ap John ap William and become Thomas John, Thomas Jones, or even Thomas Williams. It would not be unusual to find in a single Welsh pedigree chart a different surname chosen for each child. Surnames did not begin to be used regularly by the Welsh until after the large migrations to America and many of the early Pennsylvania records of Welsh immigrants reflect the continued use of the patrynomic. To complicate matters more, many of the patrynomics became contracted and were pronounced as they were heard such as the name Bowen, which comes from a contraction of "ap owen," or Price which was originally "ap Rhys." Our own John Griffith (R-135) refers in his "Journal" to his sister Mary as "Mary Johns," which is probably how she was known in Wales, coming from the Welsh "Mary verch John" translating to "John's daughter Mary" shortened to "Mary Johns." However, she must have elected to use the surname Griffith as her legal name, since she is listed as Mary Griffith in her marriage record. He was married in Radnorshire, Wales. Children were:

    256 i. John GRIFFITH b about 1680 d 4 Apr 1745 continued below.


    256.John GRIFFITH b about 1680 died on 4 Apr 1745 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. Son of William Grifftih. He b Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. !OCCUPATION: Farmer; Quaker Minister

    !RESIDENCE: In marriage record for Martha Griffith, Concord Monthly Meeting, 22nd 4 mo, 1752, Martha is listed as "Daughter of John Griffith of Brimlley in Radnersher Wels in great Briton...".

    !RESEARCHER: Information from Welsh Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan & Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England. (Relayed by Pat Griffith, wife of Gordon Lee Griffith, Berkeley Springs, WVA.) He was married to Amy MORGAN in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales.

    257. Amy MORGAN was born about 1689 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. She died on 3 May 1762 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. She has reference number 257. !COMMENT: See notes for sons, Thomas and John, re: John's "Journal."

    !RESEARCHER: Information from Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan & Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England. Children were:

    128 i. Thomas GRIFFITH born on 8 May 1708 in South Divn, Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. continued below.
    ii. Sarah GRIFFITH b Aug 1711 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. d Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. She has reference number 4. !RESEARCHER: Information from Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan & Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England.
    iii. John GRIFFITH was born on 21 May 1713 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. He died on 17 Jun 1776 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He was buried on 23 Jun 1776 in Friends Bur. Gr., Chelmsford, Essex, England. He has reference number 5. !OCCUPATION: Quaker Minister; in England he was listed as a wool and linen draper.
    !BIOGRAPHICAL: John writes in his "Journal": "When I was about the age of thirteen years, a Friend who had lived some time in Pennsylvania, being in our parts, and frequently at our house, gave a very pleasing account of that country. I haveing two uncles and one aunt there, some of whom had before written to encourage our going over thither, my inclination grew very strong to go; though my parents, especially my father, was at first very much against it. But I was as one imoveably bent for going; which, when my parents saw, and that an elder brother inclined to go with me, they at length consented thereto, and procured a certificate of our being in unity with Friends." (See copy of Certificate under 3-Thomas Griffith.)

    John continues, "There being a family of Friends living in the compass of our Monthly Meeting, also going over in the same ship, we were delivered under their care;...We had a passage of about eight weeks from land to land. We were about eighty or ninety passengers, generally healthy, amongst whom three children were born whilst on board, and none of us removed by death."

    John remininces rather sadly, "my mother, as I remember, was educated in Society with the people called Quakers, and a steady and valuable Friend she was...My father, as I have heard him relate, was convinced...after he arrived to man's estate and found it a great cross to join in society with the despised Quakers; he being the only one in the family, which was pretty large, that joined in society with that people....[he eventually became] a truly living minister...as I well remember, though I left him when I was young [age 14], and never saw him again."

    Although much of John's "Journal" is dry reading, detailing his view on religion and the Society of Friends, we do get a glimpse of the more personal side of his nature from the following excerpts: he was afraid to tell lies (except to embellish a pleasant story), never swore an oath or uttered a curse, never departed from the plain speech, kept "much love and regard" for those whom he regarded as truly religious and commonly attended first day meetings. We get a picture of a man driven by his religious convictions and needs when he tells us that in attempting to conquer temptations, he first Triumphed over the sins of the flesh and then found that Satan became an "angel of light" to make him mortify his body. After going around half-starved, with too little sleep, and attempting to work continually, he fell into a religious depression until a ministering Friend visited and told him that his torturing of the body was a design of Satan. John Griffith, caught between good and evil, realized that he had the power of decision. Afterward the Lord "broke in upon my soul, by his judgments mixed with mercy, in such a powerful manner, as that I was made willing to yield up thereunto, come life or death." John, in the midst of his "high career" in the ministry, lost his gift to speak for nearly five months. He tells us that the "Lord finally saw his suffering and restored the ability."

    We also learn from the "Journal" that John married twice. His first wife, Rebekah, daughter of Josiah and Sarah Fearne, granddaughter of John Blunston, was a woman of property. They made their home at Darby, near Philadelphia. He mentions three children and a fourth that died. He tells us that he became a minister of the Quaker faith, visiting the Meetings in New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Va and that he was sent to England and France. [NOTE: Hopewell Monthly Meeting minutes, Frederick co., VA records John's visit in 1765, calling him, "an English Friend with a Welsh name." His visit was two years after the end of the French and Indian War, and he says, "It was an exceedingly dark, afflicting time." (Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934.)] We learn from the "Journal" that his second marriage was to Frances Wyatt. When John died at the age of 63, he had been a minister for 42 years.

    MARRIAGE: Darby Monthly Meeting records. 8 mo, 5, 1737: John & Rebecca Fearne announce intention to marry. 9 mo, 2, 1737, 2nd announcement of intention, 9 mo, 13, 1737, John of Chester co., PA and Rebecca Fearn, daughter of Josiah (deceased) of Chester Co., PA, married at Darby Monthly Meeting, PA.
    7-22-1746, his wife Rebekah died and one of the children died just one week earlier of what John calls "distemper." Of the three children left, the youngest was only 2 1/2 weeks old. In 1747, he made a trip to England and Wales, visiting his mother, his father had died 3 years earlier. There were a brother and sister living at home with the mother in South Wales, another sister was married nearby. 10-10-1749, he left London, at St. Albans, where he was met by Benjamin Kidd.

    He obtained a Certificate of Removal from Darby Monthly Meeting in Chester county, PA, directly to the Monthly Meeting of Witham, Essex, England. He had one daughter with him and his sister Mary (Johns) who had been his housekeeper since before Rebekah died. He left and traveled to East Nottingham, PA on 8-12-1750, where his sister left them. He sailed 9-11-1750 and cleared the Chesapeake Bay on the 18th. 10-19-1750, he landed at Falmouth Harbor, England and after marrying Frances Wyatt, settled in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

    He visited his mother again in 1751 and visited the Pales Meeting, Talcoyd Meeting and the Coom Meeting, 6 miles from his Mother's house. His brother, Benjamin, then acted as guide to Cardiganshire, where he visited a small, poor meeting at Evans. In 1765/66, he visited America again.

    SOURCE FOR THE ABOVE: Journal "The Life, Travels and Labor in the Work of the Ministry of John Griffith," can be found at the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Additional copies can be found at the Pennsylvania Historical Society at Philadelphia.

    Mrs. Nancy Speers, Archivist at Friends Historical Library, writes in a March 1992 letter to this researcher: "John Griffith was granted a certificate to Witham M.M. in Chelmsford, Essex, Eng., leaving Amy and Rebecca behind in the care of his sister, Mary Speakman, wife of Micajah Speakman of Concord M.M. John married 2nd in Chelmsford, Essex, to Frances Wyatt, and they had one son, John, b. 11 Mar 1754, d. the 21st of that same month. In 1765, on 31 Oct. he [John] was received back at Darby M.M. on certificate from Chelmsford on a visit both religious and to relatives. As we have seen, his daughter Hannah was already married when he arrived, unless he got there in time for her marriage. I have no idea whether it was Nathan Davis with whom he had the problems, and could not find the reference in the PA Magazine to which you and Dr. Frost referred. What I did find, in a different volume of it, was a memorandum written by John Griffith on 13 Nov 1766 in which he left his daughters Amy and Rebecca in the care of his sister Mary Speakman, and hoped his friends Isaac Zane, John Pemberton, and Edmund Hollinshead would advise and counsel them as to marriage when and if the time came. I have not found any signs of marriage for either of these daughters. Soon after the Memorandum was written, John sailed for England again, and never returned."

    After receiving the above message from Mrs. Speers, a copy of the letter from John Griffith to his friend John Pemberton was located that reveals much about his daughters and other personal matters:

    Chelmsford 10 12 mo. 1767

    Dear Friend John Pemberton:

    I recd thine yesterday of last 10 mo with the affecting account of the escape [death] of my daughter Amy which sudden and unexpected event caused for the present some sorrow and sadness yet not without a degree of hope that in the wise disposal of Divine providence it is all ordered for the best. It affords great satisfaction to find by thy account that her conduct had been such as to engage the affections and regard of friends and that she left the world with so much resignation to the Divine Will. The Departure of such a child tho it comes near is abundantly more easy and satisfactory than when parents (as too many have to have the great and deep anxiety on acct of the irreligious & disorderly conduct of their children.) I sincerely wish her sudden removal in the prime of life may have a due impression on the minds of her sisters that are left behind, as well as upon others, that they may be quickened in a dilligent preparation for that awful change -- I am entirely one with thee in thy sentiment that the poor young man sho'd not suffer in his circumstances by marrying my daughter and if thy father Zanes and thee think it proper that he should have the remaining part of the L50 to make up any defficiency you have my full consent to deduct the said L50 out of the money arising from the sale of the land, which you have wholly in your power to stop as they cannot a present make any tittle to it without your yes. I think that if the young man has all that money, he ought to deliver all her wearing apparel and things which she had before she married him to her two sisters -- and as my daughter Hannah has I hope a good husband to take care of her and the perfect use of both her arms; tho she has as great a share in my affections as any; yet I think considering the condition of my poor daughter Rebecca that she ought to have much the greatest part, her best gound or gounds and ____ having said so much I shall leave the order of it to my sister Mary with thy father and thee -- With respect to the selling the land I must wholly leave it to your disgression in conjunction with those to be benefitted by it. Also consulting Brother and Sister Speakman on behalf of my daughter Rebecca pray take great care to have her part of the money arising from the sail well secured. I still think Wm Hornes price is far below what might be made of it if things in your country in relation to Cash was to return to its former Condition. What if my son in law and daughter Hannah were to take down the old house to bild one upon it with the materials & endeavor to get a price of Morphmedow to help them out and Nathans father with him, to secure Beckeys part, he ought to advance something handsome if he can having done little yet, but I only just mention it. I don't doubt but I shall redily acquiess in any way that you all think for the best -- I very well approve of thy intention of sending the years rent with the money for my horse in one bill. Please to speak to my cousin Josiah Bunting before hand & let him know I wo'd take it kind if he and Silas Jones wo'd pay the whole rent upon its being due but wo'd not care how soon I have it next year. I have since winter came been much troubled with my old disorder, tho I keep pretty much about. My dr wife and the rest are in usual health. Sister Shelton and her eldest daughter deceased the last summer and fall, the daughter about 9 weeks before her mother. It has been a time of pretty great mortality in divers places -- and has long been and is still like to continue a dearth of most all sorts of provisions. Wheat sells one less than 7/.7/6 or 8/ pr bushell so than many of the poor suffer much & indeed it is a hard time upon milling people from the dullness of trade, the great charge of housekeeping and poor rates running so high. I think care sho'd be taken in the sale of the land that Wm Horne sho'd have liberty to take his crop of that year of in which it is sold and then I think hele not be much of a sufferer, but as he is not like to have it long, I hope youl be as sparing as possible in regard to cutting down timber for rails as that wo'd injure the prices but am willing to leave all to you believing youl order things as well or better than I can -- I have had the opportunity by means of a frd of London to peruse S Smith's History of New Jersey and sho'd be glad thou'd send me that of Pensilvania unbound wh I understand was to be in two vols vix one of the State & one of the church, & take the price of them out of the money in thy hands. Direct them to any frd in London for me -- thou intimates the affair relating to those who have armed is not like to be resumed any more; but don't tell me how far your mo & quarterly meeting have censured that conduct which was what I wanted to hear -- I am sorry to find thy mother my good landlady had had such a bad state of health but hope as she seems upon recovery she will yet be spared a while to her family since a wife's dear love is remembered by her husband and family to thy well wife & your relations and to frds as has opportunity & freedom Not forgetting my children bro & sister when seest them. I conclude & remain thy affectionate friend.

    John Griffith
    P.S. I send this by packet as I don't expect any other opportunity soon enough.
    iv. Mary GRIFFITH was born on 7 May 1715 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. She died between 1774 and 1781 in , Chester co., PA. SOURCE: Named in her brother John's Journal with husband SOURCE: Information from Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan & Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England.

    Mary Grifith came to PA on a certificate from Brinfloyd M.M. in Wales received at Concord M.M. 5 Aug 1734, during the time of her brother John's first marriage and stayed with her aunt, Mary Morgan Pennel in Concord Township. She was there to help her sister-in-law, Rebecca, with her young daughters, and take care of them after Rebecca died. She had a certificate to Chester M.M. 2 Jan 1737/38; Mary was granted a certificate back to Concord M.M. 1 May 1751, received at Concord 6 May 1751 and married there on 22 Apr 1752.

    MARRIAGE: Concord Monthly Meeting records, page 205 reads: Micajah Speakman of Concord in the County of Chester and Province of Pennsilvania Son of Thos. Speakman of Londongrove in the County of Chester aforesd and mary Griffeth of Concord aforesaid Daughter of John Griffith of Brimlley in Radnersher Wels in great Briton...22, 4m, 1752...at the meeting house in Concord. Witnesses: Caleb Peirce, Peter Hatton, John Peirce, Daniel Stanton, Thos. Mercer, John Glaves, Saml. Mendenhall, Nathan Yearnall, John Brinton, Jos. Gilpin, Robert Mendenhall, Caleb Brinton, Abraham Sharpless, John Newlin, Samuel Talkenton, Mary Peirce, Lydia Mendenhall, Margret Elis, Mary Newlin, Rachel Walter, Hannah Pimm, Mary Hall, Mary Newlin, Jane Gibbons, Margaret Brinton, Hannah Yarnall, Ann Gerrett, Hannah Lloyd, Esther Mendenhall, Ann Sharpless, Hannah Trimble, Sarah Newlin, Micajah Speakman (groom), Mary Speakman (bride), Ann Speakman, Mary Pennell, Hugh Speakman, Thos. Speakeman, Ebenezer Spekman, Nicholas Newlin, Ann Newlin, Elizabeth Gleaves, Jno. Pennell Jur, Jas. Mendenhall, Hannah Mendenhall, Nathan Garrett, Robert Pyle, Joshua Speakman, Hannah Hatton v. Martha GRIFFITH was born on 11 Jun 1718 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. d 1742 in East Caln Twp., hester, PA. Martha member of Bradford Monthly Meeting (Quaker).
    See extensive notes for her brother, Thomas Griffith, regarding her immigration in 1726 from Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. Copy of Certificate Removal from Talcoyd M.M., Wales. Lived with her aunt, Mary Morgan Pennell of Chester Co PA. She was 8 years old when she came to America with her brother Thomas, age 18, and brother John, age 14. See notes for her brother John's "Journal" under both John and Thomas Griffith records. BIRTH: Information from Welsh Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan & Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England.
    vi. Benjamin GRIFFITH was born on 28 Dec 1718 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. He died in Llanvihangel, Rheidithon, Radnorshire, Wales. BIRTH: Information from Quaker records extracted for W.W. Griffith by Heenan &
    Mount, Genealogists of Canterbury, England. Also, included marriage date to Alice Pugh and children's names and birth
    information. Occupation: Farmer
    vii. Amey GRIFFITH was born about 1720 in Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. d , Radnorshire, Wales. !COMMENT: There is a listing in the IGI for an Amey Griffiths who married David
    Jones, 21 May 1763, Llanyre Parish, Radnor, Wales.



    128. Thomas GRIFFITH was born on 8 May 1708 in South Divn, Nantmel Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. Son of John Griffith. He was buried in 1769 in Friends Burial, Old Menallen, York, PA. He died before 13 May 1769 in Menallen, York, PA. He has reference number 128. !OCCUPATION: Weaver; Farmer.

    !BIRTH: Calendar of some records of the Society of Friends, Hereford/Worcester
    and Wales Monthly Meetings. Shows father as John Griffith. (Births, burials and
    marriages, supplement to Monthly Meeting.)

    !BIRTH/FAMILY/EMIGRATION: Journal of the Life, Travels and Labor in the Work of the Ministry of John Griffith (brother of Thomas), Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
    John Griffith, brother of Thomas, in his "Journal" states: My father was John Griffith and my mother Amy Morgan of Radnor, Wales. Father and Mother were Quakers, Mother first to adopt faith. In 1726 my brother [Thomas] and myself embarked at Milford Haven on board the Constantine galley of Bristol, Edward Foy, Master. Our uncle, John Morgan, who lived about 12 miles from the city of Philadelphia came on board and conducted us to his house where I continued for some time. My brother [Thomas] being a weaver settled at my Aunt Mary Pennell's, following his trade.

    The children of John and Amy Griffith on the ship were: Thomas, 18 years; John,
    14 years; and Martha, 8 years. These children were met by their uncles, John
    Morgan, Hugh Morgan and Aunt Mary Morgan Pennel, who lived at Radnor, then
    Haverford, then Abington (Pennsylvania). Thomas Griffith went home with his
    Aunt to Abington, then to Sadsbury. [Milford Haven was in County Pembroke,
    Wales.]
    26 April 1727 Thomas Griffith appeared before the Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester Co PA and produced a Certificate of Removal from the Talcoed Monthly Meeting in Radnorshire, Wales. After the Certificate was recorded at Chester, the minutes indicate it was to be sent on to Abington Monthly Meeting to serve as a recommendation for Thomas' brother, John Griffith.

    The Certificate has been preserved and a copy was found on file at Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. It reads as follows:

    CERTIFICATE OF REMOVAL from Talcoed Monthly Meeting, County of Radnor, Wales: "To the Monthly Meeting or Quarterly Meetings of Friends and Brethren in the Province of Pensilvania in America but more particularly to the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Abington in the Sd. Province --- whereas three children Thomas Griffith about 18 years of age and John Griffith his brother about 14 years of age and Martha Griffith their sister about 8 years of age, all born in the Parish of Nantmeal and County of Radnor in South Wales, Being the Sons and Daughter of John Griffith and Amy his wife, inhabitants and Land holders in the Parish and County aforesaid, are by the order and free consent of their sd parents intending in a few days to go aboard a Ship Belonging to the Port of
    Bristol, Whereof Edward Foy is Captain, In order to Sail in Sd Ship (if God permit) to the City of Philadelphia in the Sd. Province. There to be delivered to their uncles, John Morgan, Hugh Morgan or either of them or to Mary the wife of John Pennell who is their Mother's sister, who all of them if living are settled inhabitants in this Sd. Province to the intent that they the Sd. John Morgan, Hugh Morgan and Mary their sister may take care of them and dispose of them as they shall think best and in case their relations doe perform what is desired and hoped for by the Sd. parents. --We then the persons hereunder named who are members of the Meeting which the Sd. parents belong by order of our Monthly Meeting held at Talcoed the 10th instant doe desire that the Sd. three children or either of them may be disposed of according as Friends of the Sd. Meeting of Abington shall think most expedient, and as to their Sd. children's descent we give you to understand that their Parents are Honest Friends having each of them a Public Testimony for the Truth wherewith Friends have Unity; and we further Desire (as well on the behalf of the Sd. Children who are hopeful as also for their parents and their aged Grandmother's sake who is an Honest Woman, namely Sarah Rees) that you will as need shall require,
    advise or assist the Sd. children in Order that they may be settled to Honest Friends, further and we, according to our power shall be willing to answer what you or any of our Brethren shall in Love desire of us who are your Loving Friends. Signed at and by Order of our Monthly Meeting at Talcoed the 10th of the 4th month 1726. (Since the Quaker Calendar year began in March, the 4th month would be June.)

    From 1727 until 1738 we find no record of Thomas Griffith in the Quaker records. We can only assume that he was busy learning his craft as a weaver, and perhaps building himself a home or preparing for the day he would be married and have a family. But typical of many young bachelor men, even, it would seem, conservative Quaker young men, Thomas gets himself in some trouble with the Society. We find the following references to him in the Sadsbury Monthly Meeting records:

    5, 1st mo. 1738: "This meeting being informed that Thomas Griffith hath of late been at a shooting match and there did quarrel and fight, Anthony Shaw and Jonas Chamberlain are desired to treat with him in order to bring home to a sense of his misdoing, and return an account to next Meeting where he is desired to appear."

    1, 3d mo. 1738: "At a Monthly Meeting of Sadsbury held at Leacock...the representatives being called all appeared. The Friends appointed last meeting to treat with Thos. Griffith not having as yet an opportunity with him are continued and to report to next Meeting."

    5, 4th mo. 1738: "At a Monthly Meeting of Sadsbury at Sadsbury...Thomas Griffith produced a paper to this meeting expressing his sorrow for striking a man at a shooting match as mentioned before which paper is accepted as Satisfaction and Anthony Shaw is desired to read it in a First Days Meeting at Sadsbury and return it to next Meeting..."

    After the satisfactory conclusion to the above events, Thomas again disappears
    from the records of Sadsbury until four years later we find:

    4, 7th mo. 1742: "Thomas Griffith produced a paper of condemnation setting
    forth his sorrow for his outgoing in marriage, desiring Friends to continue him
    under their care, which was received, and Anthony Shaw is appointed to read it
    in a First-Day Meeting at Sadsbury."

    [NOTE: Marrying "out" or "out of unity" means one of the parties to the
    marriage was not a Quaker and a reason for "disownment." To be disowned meant
    you could not actively particpate in meetings or be part of the Quaker
    community; a sad state of affairs in these early years when the majority of the
    community were members of the Society of Friends. A member could "acknowledge"
    the wrong doing by publicly repenting the error and once this had been done,
    the member would be welcomed back into the group as if the offense had not
    happened. All "condemnations" or "complaints" were recorded in the minutes, as
    well as the steps taken to bring the member to repentance and acknowledgement.]

    [NOTE: A marriage "out of unity" is different from a "marriage contrary to
    discipline." The latter was a more serious offense as it meant marriage by a
    "hireling teacher" or "marriage by a priest." Priest in the Quaker records
    means a minister of any other religion; hireling teacher usually meant a
    Justice of the Peace or Civil marriage of some kind.]

    6, 7th mo. 1742: At the Monthly Meeting of Sadsbury held at Leacock "The Friend
    appointed to read Tho. Griffith's paper reports he hath performed that
    Service."

    It is apparent that remaining within the Society was important to Thomas,
    although he does not appear to have taken any active role within the Sadsbury
    meeting as it is 16 long years before we hear of him again. On page 90 of the
    Sadsbury minutes we find that "Thos. Griffith requests our certificate to
    Warrington Monthly Meeting..."

    6, 5th mo. 1758: "The Friends appointed to prepare a certificate for Thomas
    Griffith produced one here, which was approved and signed."

    The next record of the Thomas Griffith family appears in the Warrington Monthly
    Meeting records when Thomas' wife, Eve, finally joins the Society of Friends.

    3-18-1758: "Eve Griffith requests at this Meeting to be received into
    membership, which after consideration is granted."

    8-19-1758: Thomas Griffith produced a certificate from Sadsbury Monthly
    Meeting dated 6-5-1758, which was read and accepted.

    Unfortunately, the end of the Thomas Griffith story is a rather unhappy one.
    For whatever reason, perhaps poor health, Thomas apparently began to drink to
    excess in the last couple of years before his death. The following entries in
    the Menallen Preparative Meeting Minutes tell the tale of a man who, it would
    appear, was trying very hard to stay "in unity" with Friends, but lost the
    battle. At the same time as the members of Menallen were "treating" with
    Thomas, they were also "treating" with his sister-in-law, Martha Faulkner (wife
    of Jesse) for the same problems. (For a comparison of the two cases, see
    Appendix, "The Descendants of Thomas Faulkner" section, Jesse Faulkner/Martha
    Smith.)

    9th of 8th mo. 1766: "Menallen Meeting informs that Thomas Griffith hath been
    guilty of drinking spiritous liquor to excess. John Griest and Jacob Beals are
    appointed to Labour with him to convince him of the evil of his ways and
    reclaim him from that pernicious practice and report to next meeting."

    13th of 9th mo. 1766: "The friends appointed to treat with Thomas Griffith
    reports they have had a middling satisfactory opportunity with him and that he
    desired to be waited with for some time. John Hammond and William Hutton are
    appointed to inform him that he is waited with until next meeting and report to
    next meeting."

    11th of 10th mo. 1766: "The friends appointed to inform Thomas Griffith that he
    was waited with, reports they have and that he desired to be waited with
    another month. John Wright and George Wilson are appointed to treat with him
    again and report to next meeting."

    8th of 11th mo. 1766: "The friends appointed to treat with Thomas Griffith
    reports they have and that he says he cannot do anything towards condemming his
    misconduct therefore this meeting appoints John Hammond and requests John
    Wright to prepare a testimony against him and produce it to next meeting."

    13th of 13th mo. 1766: "The friends appointed to prepare a testimony against
    Thomas Griffith are continued for that service."

    10th of 1st mo. 1767: "The friends appointed to prepare a testimony against
    Thomas Griffith sent one to this meeting which is as follows viz: Whereas
    Thomas Griffith having had his education amongst us the People called Quakers
    but for want of a faithful adherence to the guidance of the unerring Spirit of
    truth gave way so far to a libertine Spirit as to be guilty of taking strong
    liquor to excess divers times and notwithstanding the great labours of Love
    bestowed upon him in order for his Restoration he too often persists in his
    Evil practice, which all such Evil practices we testifie against and deny him
    the said Thomas Griffith to be a member of our Religious Society until he comes
    to see his misconduct and make satisfaction for his outgoing which that he may
    is our desire. Which was approved and signed on behalf of this meeting by the
    clerk but he requesting to be waited with until next meeting the publishing of
    it is deferred until then and John Hammond and Benjamin Wright are appointed to
    inform him and report to next meeting." (NOTE: John Hammond was Thomas'
    son-in-law.)"

    7th of 2nd mo. 1767: "Menallen Meeting informs that Thomas Griffith was
    desirous of attending this meeting to condemn his misconduct but they thought
    it best to wait some time to prove his sincerity. John Wright and George Wilson
    are appointed to let him know he is waited with another month."

    14th of 3rd mo. 1767: "The friends appointed to inform Thomas Griffith he was
    waited with reports they did but it appears necessary to publish the testimony
    against him as his conduct is not amended, therefore John Blackburn and John
    Wright are appointed to show it to him, give him a copy if desired with notice
    of the privledge of an appeal which if he decline then John Blackburn to read
    it in public meeting at Manallen and return it to next meeting."

    11th of 4th mo. 1767: "The friend appointed to read the testimony against
    Thomas Griffith reports he did and returned it to this meeting."

    This is the last Thomas is mentioned in any Quaker records that we know about
    at this time and it was less than two short years later that he died in 1769.
    After reading many Quaker records where similar problems are "treated" with, it
    seems that Thomas' case was just a bit different. In other cases, Martha
    Faulkner's, for example, there was a history of drinking problems for many
    years before action was finally taken to this extent. We have found no prior
    history in Thomas' case. In Thomas' case the use of the phrase "reclaim him" is
    different than other cases where the term "bring them to a sense of their evil"
    is used. Also, other cases mention that the person does "not have the capacity"
    to condemn themselves, whereas this is not mentioned in Thomas' case and his
    seems to be a case of overindulgence "divers times" not habituation.

    Thomas Griffith is buried at Friends Grove, "Old Menallen" (Center Mills Road
    off Route 234, Adams Co PA). His grave is marked by a simple field stone
    typical of early Quaker cemeteries and the stone bears the markings "T.G. 1769"
    scratched into the surface of the stone. His exact date of death is unkown.

    !ESTATE: WILL registered 5-13-1769; York, PA. B-187. Admins. Eve and William
    Griffith.

    !ADMINISTRATION: Orphans' Court of York Co Docket B, 223, 224.
    On 5-31-1769, Mary, aged 18, and Rebecca, upwards of 14 years, daughters of
    Thomas, late of Menallen, choose their mother, Eve, and Jesse Faulkner as
    guardians. On the same date: "On petition of Eve Griffith, the court appoints
    Nicholas Wireman (Weirman) of Huntingdon and Jesse Faulkner of Menallen for her
    children Eve, Thomas, Ann, and Jesse, all under 14 years. William Griffith,
    eldest son of Thomas, petitions representing his father Thomas, stating that he
    left his widow, Eve, and children: William, Elizabeth (married to Thomas
    Blackburn), John, Susanna, Mary, Rebecca, Eve, Thomas, Anne, and Jesse, and was
    seized of 194 acres and allowance in Menallen."

    A final report on the estate of Thomas Griffith was made eight years later by
    Eve Griffith and son William Griffith, administrators of the estate: "May 29,
    1777, came into court William Griffith and Eve Griffith, administrators of
    goods of Thomas Griffith, dec., and produced their administration account of
    the estate of the Deceased as settled by the Register of this county whereby
    there appears to be a balance in the hands of the said administrators of 317
    pounds, four shillings and nine pence whereof the court opposes and it
    appearing to the Court that John Griffith, one of the persons of the said
    deceased, Thomas Blackburn and Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters of the
    said deceased had both been advanced by the said Intestate in his lifetime more
    than their distribution or distributive shares of said estate and that Jonathan
    Wright and Susannah his wife another of the daughters of the said deceased had
    received in the lifetime of the said Intestate 16 pounds and 14 shillings and 3
    pence and that the said William Griffith had also received in the life time of
    the said Intestate the sum of 56 pounds, which sums added to the said balance
    makes in all 369 Pounds 19 shillings."

    "Whereupon the Court ordered the said Intestate's widow retain in her hands 129
    pounds, 15 shillings and 5 pence her share of the said balance as widow; and
    the said William Griffith retain in his hands 1 pound, 11 shillings and 4 pence
    which with the said sum of 56 pounds, which he has already received is in
    full of his two shares as eldest son, and the administrators pay unto Jonathan
    Wright and Susannah his wife 12 pounds 1 shilling and 5 pence, which is in full
    for her share of said balance; that they pay Anthony Blackburn and Mary his
    wife another of the daughters of the said Intestate the sum of 28 pounds, 15
    shillings and 8 pence in full for her share of the said balance and that they
    also pay unto Rebecca, Eve, Thomas, Ann, Jesse Griffith all children of the
    deceased each the sum of 28 pounds 15 shillings 8 pence in full of their shares
    in the balance which with the cost of this Court is the full amount of the said
    Personal estate." (York Co PA, Orphans Court Docket, Book C, pages
    16-17.) [The use of the word "Intestate" in the foregoing is a misnomer, as a
    will for Thomas Griffith was registered on 5-13-1769 in York Co PA.]

    [NOTE: On page 355 of IMMIGRATION OF THE IRISH QUAKERS. 1682-1750 by Albert Cook
    Myers, 1902, the author says that Thomas Griffith who married Eve may have been
    the son of John Griffith, who had a son Christopher, from Grange, Ireland, near
    Charlemont. (Sadsbury Mtg.) This supposition of the author is incorrect. Thomas
    Griffith, as stated above was the son of John and Mary Morgan Griffith of
    Radnorshire Wales, brother to the renowned Quaker minister, John Griffith of
    Chester Co PA/Essex, England.) However, the information given regarding
    this Thomas Griffith is correct, he is buried at Friends, and his grave marked
    T.G. is still visible.] He was married to Eve FAULKNER about 1740 in Sadsbury area, Lancaster, PA.

    129. Eve FAULKNER b 1722 in , Lancaster co., PA. She died in 1811 in , Bedford co., PA. She was buried in Spring Meadow, Friends B.Gr., Bedford, PA. She has reference number 129. !PARENTS: Named in will of Thomas Faulkner as daughter, Eve. (See extensive
    notes for Thomas Faulkner and Mary Catherine Ferree family also notes under
    husband on her Quaker membership.)

    !COMMENT: Eve is supposed to have accompanied her sons when they migrated from
    York Co PA to Bedford Co PA in the late 1790s and to have died in
    Bedford County in 1811. She is supposed to be buried at Friends Cemetery
    (Spring Meadow) near Fishertown, but noone has been able to locate her grave.
    Quaker graves were often unmarked, and this may be the case with Eve's. It is
    this researcher's opionion that the above supposition is likely to be true since
    it was about the 1811 time period that Eve's sons began to migrate and take up
    residence in Somerset Co PA. Children were:

    64 i. William GRIFFITH.
    ii. Elizabeth GRIFFITH b 1745 in Menallen Twp., York (now Adams), PA. She died before 29 Dec 1818 in St. Clair Twp., Bedford, PA. MARRIAGE: 11th of 10th Month 1768, Thomas Blackburn-Elizabeth Griffith
    Thomas Blackburn of Manallon Township County of York and Province of
    Pennsylvania, son of John Blackburn and Rebekhah his wife both deceased, and
    Elizabeth Griffith Daughter of Thomas Griffith and Eve his wife of the Township
    County and Province aforesaid...on the Eleventh Day of the Tenth month in the
    year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight...at their meeting
    House in Manallon in the County aforesaid....Thomas Blackburn, Elizabeth
    (herXmark) Blackburn. Witnesses: Benjamin Wilson, Elijah Mickle, William Royl,
    Thomas Stockton, Jr., David Beatty, Thomas Baldwin, Nathan McGrew, John Pope,
    Samuel Withers, Isaac Everitt, Frances Lamborn, William Nevitt, William Delap,
    John Griest, Benjamin Loan, John Mickle, Margaret Shepherd, Mary Blackburn,
    Sarah Mickle, Martha Everitt, Mary McGrew, Susanna Griffith, Jane Baldwin,
    Hannah Jones, Elizabeth Hammond, Thomas Blackburn, Joseph Blackburn, Moses
    Blackburn, Solomon Shepherd, Nathan McGrew, Jacob Cox, John Morton, Rachel
    Blackburn. (From: 100 YEARS AT WARRINGTON by Margaret Walmer, marriage records
    of Warrington/Menallen Monthly Meetings, York Co PA)

    IGI shows birth year as 1747

    Will of brother Thomas Griffith dated 28 Feb 1828 lists "to heirs of my sister
    Elizabeth dec'd. wife of Thos. Blackburn dec'd."
    iii. John GRIFFITH was born on 8 Jan 1748 in Menallen Twp., York, PA. He died on 11 Dec 1840 in Fishertown, Bedford, PA. He was buried in Spring Meadow, Friends B. Gr., Bedford, PA. OCCUPATION: Farmer

    BIRTH/DEATH: from an unrecorded Bible record in Bedford county in possession of
    Harold Griffith, copied by Margaret Aaron Spielman. Lists "John Griffith ser
    was boarn January 8th Anno Domoni 1748." "John Griffith senior departed this
    life December the 11th AD 1840."

    SOURCE: Warrington Monthly Meeting records, York Co PA.
    John Griffith and Alice Falkner complained of 4-14-1770 by Menallen meeting for
    marriage by priest, being 1st cousins; disowned 5-12-1770.

    John Griffith, case is left under consideration [1st mention, 4-11-1772]
    6-13-1772, has been visited and it appeared "his request was for outward views,
    therefore this meeting takes no further notice of it at present."

    MILITARY: Private, PA Line, 6th Battalion York County Militia, commanded by 2nd
    Lieut. Isaac McKissick, residence Hopewell Township, according to a Class Roll
    dated 21 April 1778. Rec'd. bounty land, Warrant application #9456, 6 May 1791,
    100 acres.

    Joined with his brothers in 1796 in buying land in Bedford County on Dunnings
    Creek where he farmed and later his son, William, operated a tannery.

    Named as "brother" in Thomas Griffith will dated 28 Feb 1826.

    BURIAL: John's burial marker at Spring Meadow reads simply: JOHN GRIFFITH /
    1840. This marker is a replacement for an earlier marker that exists that
    reads: JOHN GRFth 1840.

    ESTATE: ADMINISTRATION filed by Henry Reininger, Adm., Bedford County
    Courthouse, October 31st 1844, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Papers filed by Heirs
    Living in Ohio and Indiana. "Know all men by these presents that we William H.
    Jones and Rachel Jones his wife late Rachel Sills, and Charles Slack and Sarah
    Slack his wife late Sara Sills and Lydia Sills of Champaign County and State of
    Ohio and legal heirs and legal representatives of Mary Sills Deceased and
    formerly Mary Griffith and daughter of the late John Griffith Deceased, late of
    St. Clair Township in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania, Do hereby
    nominate, constitute and appoint William B. McCrea Esq. of said County of
    Champaign our true and lawful attorney for us and each of us, in our, and each
    of our names and for our and each of our use, to collect by suit, and
    otherwise, and to receive, and upon payment to him, to receipt for by release
    and discharge under seal or otherwise all debts, dues, and demands whatsoever
    due and owing to us or either of us in the said State of Pennsylvania: and
    especially all money or other right interest or claim due to us or eithr of us
    from or in the Estate of the late John Griffith Deceased late of said St. Clair
    Township, Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania as known and legal
    representatives of the said Mary Sills Dec'd whether the said money interest
    and claim be in the hands of Henry Reininger or any other person or persons
    Hereby ratifying and confirming and by these presents allowing whatsoever our
    said attorney shall or may in our and each or either of our names lawfully use
    or cause to bed done in and about the premises by virtue of these present. In
    virtue thereof the said William H. Jones and Rachel Jones his wife and Charles
    Slack and Sarah Slack his wife and Lydia Sills have hereunto set our hands and
    seals this day of A.D. 1846. Executed in the presence of The State of
    Ohio, Champaign County Be it remembered that on day of A.D. 1846 before
    the undersigned Justice of the Peace in the aforesaid county came the above
    named William H. Jones and Rachel Jones his wife and Charles Slack and Sarah
    Slack his wife and Lydia Sills and severally acknowledged the signing and
    sealing of the above warrant to be their free and voluntary act and deed for
    the purpose therein expressed. In witness...."

    Paper for Indiana: "Know all men by these presents that we James Blackford and
    Mary Blackford the wife of the said James Blackford formerly Mary Sills of the
    County of Delaware and the State of Indiana legal heirs and representatives of
    Mary Sills Dec'd formerly Mary Griffith do hereby consitute and appoint William
    B. McCrea of Champaign County of the State of Ohio our lawful attorney for us
    and in our name and for our use to collect by suit or otherwise and receive and
    upon the payment to him to receipt for by release under seal or otherwise all
    debts or demands whatsoever due or owing to us especially our rights and
    interest in the estate of John Griffith dec'd late of St. Clair Township
    Bedford County in the State of Pennsylvania which we claim as the legal heirs
    of Mary Sills formerly Mary Griffith daughter of the said John Griffith.
    Whatsoever our said attorney shall lawfully do in the premises we do hereby
    confirm the same as if we were personally present and did the same. [Notorized
    State of Indiana, Delaware Co James A. Gilbert, Justice of the Peace,
    March 9th, 1846.]"

    W.W. Griffith states in his papers: "John Griffith settled property on his
    children when they married and on those who sought homes in other states.
    We have found a record in Bedford Co PA of the property settled on
    the two daughters.
    These two daughters were Alice and Susan. Both of these married men named
    Griffith. When the husband of Susan Griffith, who was a John Griffith, signed
    this deed he stated that his wife was Susan (using the past tense). The father,
    John Griffith, left Jesse Griffith, the son of Susan Griffith, some land
    stating that his mother had been his daughter, Susan Griffith." (See futher
    notes on the daughters under their own listings.)

    "John Griffith retained some property in his own name with the provision that
    Thomas Griffith have the first choice of buying it. He [Thomas] died before the
    sale could be completed. It was for this property that the Ohio and Indiana
    heirs presented their claims."
    iv. Susanna GRIFFITH was born about 1749 in , York co., PA. She died in Poplar Ridge, , IN. SOURCE: IMMIGRATION OF IRISH QUAKERS INTO PENNSYLVANIA by Albert Cook Myers
    indicates she married Jonathan Wright 5 mo. 16 1770. Removed to Ohio in 1801,
    and finally settled at Poplar Ridge, Fayette Co., Indiana.

    Thomas Griffith will dated 28 Feb 1826 lists "to my sister Susanna wife of
    Jonathan Wright"

    RESEARCHER: Dr. George Forrest Wright, 501 Spyglass Lane, Vero Beach, FL
    32963-4359.
    v. Mary GRIFFITH b 1751 in Menallen, York, PA. She died before 1826 in , , PA. Aged 18 in 1769 guardianship petition after father's death

    Warrington Monthly Meeting Records show that Anthony Blackburn, Jr. and Mary
    Griffith declare intentions of marriage 4-14 and 5-12-1770.

    Anthony Blackburn, son of John Blackburn and Rebecca his wife of Menallen
    Township in the County of York, and Mary Griffith, daughter of Thomas Griffith,
    deceased, and Eve his wife of the township and county aforesaid married
    5-16-1770 at Menallan Meeting. (Marriage record, p. 146)

    Witnesses: Alexander McGrew, William Hutton, Samuel Wright, Joel Wright, James
    McGrew, George Delap, John Linganore, John McCan, William McGrail, Robert
    Delap, James McGrail, John Hammond, William Farquar, Jr., William Delap, John
    Wright, Nicholas Wierman, George Wilson, William Wierman, Benj. Wilson, John
    Mickle, John Wright, Sr., John Blackburn, Isbel Blackburn, Ann Blackburn,
    Rebekah Griffith, Alice Griffith, Mary McGrew, Debra Hammond, Catharan
    Lingenore, Mary Gofine, Thomas Blackburn, Moses Blackburn, Anthony Blackburn,
    Joseph Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Rachel Blackburn, Rebekah Blackburn,
    Elizabeth Blackburn, Alice Blackburn, Elinor Blackburn.

    Mary Griffith Blackburn is listed as deceased in her brother Thomas Griffith's
    will dated 28 Feb 1826.
    vi. Rebecca GRIFFITH b 1755 in Sadsbury, Lancaster, PA. d , , PA. Aged 14 in 1869 guardianship petition after father's death

    MARRIAGE: from Warrington/Menallen Monthly Meeting records, reads in part: 17th
    of 6th Mo. 1772. Whereas John Mickle junr son of John Micle senr of Manallin
    Township in the County of York and Province of Pennsylvania and Rebekah
    Griffith Daughter of Thomas Griffith late of Township County and Province
    aforesaid...this seventeenth Day of the sixth month commonly called July [sic]
    in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and seventy two 1772...at
    Manallin aforesaid John Mickle [groom] Rebekah Mickle [bride]. [WITNESSES]:
    William Gilliland, David (illegible), John Gilliland, William (illegible), John
    Pope, Jane Wright, Deborah Hammond, John Morton, David Beatty, Joseph John,
    John Lingenore, John Hammond, Finley McGrew, Laurence Cox, Sarah Rusk, Mary
    McGrew, Abel John, Mary John, Samuel Wright, Mary McGrew, Nathan Hammond,
    Andrew Logan, John Mickle, Eve (X) Griffith, Thomas Boyd, William Griffith,
    John Griffith, Elijah Mickle, Samuel Mickle, John Mickle, Thomas Blackburn,
    Anthony Blackburn, Sarah Mickle, Benjamin Wright.

    MARRIAGE: records from Menallen Monthly Meeting records, reads in part: 12th of
    3rd mo. 1783. Whereas Thomas Bowen of Monallen Township in the County of York
    in Pensylvania Son of Thomas Bowen and Jane his wife and Rebecca Mickle
    Daughter of Thomas Griffith deceased and Eve his wife of the County
    aforesaid...this twelfth day of the third month in the Yar of our lord One
    thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three...at Monallin. WITNESSES: Elizabeth
    Wright, Rebecca Griffith, Deborah Hutton, Jonathan Wright, Samuel Hutton, Isaac
    Garretson, Mary McGrew, Rachel Long, Elizabeth McGrew, Alice Blackburn, Jane
    Wright, Deborah Cox, (Groom) Thomas Bowen, (Bride) Rebecca Bowen, Thomas Bowen,
    Jean Bowen, James Watson, Jean Bowen, Lidia Bowen, John Bowen. William Hutton,
    Thomas Blackburn, John Wright, George Hammond, Thomas Long, Rebecca Pilkington,
    Susanna Garretson, Hannah Long, William Wright, Thomas Griffith, Amos Edwards,
    Finley McGrew, James McGrew, Isaac Everitt.
    vii. Eve GRIFFITH b 1757 in Sadsbury, Lancaster, PA. She died on 11 Feb 1814 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA. She was buried in Old Menallen Cem, Adams, PA. SOURCE: Warrington Monthly Meeting, York Co PA Abstract of Record from
    Friends Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
    MARRIAGE: Eve Griffith, Jur. and Samuel Mickle complained of 2-7-1778 for
    marriage by a hireling teacher: disowned 7-11-1778 (Monthly Meeting)
    Samuel and Eve must have been reinstated at some point because on page 360 of
    Menallen Minutes dated 10/13/1799 there is entry of certificate of removal for
    them from Warrington to Menallen and also their children are listed with
    various entries in the Menallen minutes.

    Will of Thomas Griffith dated 28 Feb 1826 lists "to heirs of my sister Eve
    Mickle dec'd."

    DEATH: Buried Friends Cemetery Old Menallen, inscription reads: Eve Mickle /
    died 2, 11, 1814.
    viii. Thomas GRIFFITH b 1759 in Menallen Twp., York, PA. He died in Mar 1826 in St. Clair Twp., Bedford, PA. SOURCE: Marriage record Menallen Monthly Meeting records, reads in part:
    22nd of 5th mo. 1782. Whereas Thomas Griffith, son of Thomas Griffith Deceased
    & Eve, his wife of Monalin Township County of York and Province of Pennsylvania
    and Rachel Blackburn, Daughter of Thomas Blackburn and Alice his wife of the
    Township County and Province aforesaid...this Twenty Second day of the Fifth
    Month in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two...at
    Monalin Meeting House. WITNESSES: Thomas Blackburn, Jonathan Wright, James
    McGrew, James McGrail, William Colmary, John Colmary, Mary McGrew, Rebekah
    Oldham, Hannah Wright, William Griffith, William Wright, John Wright, Joseph
    Hewitt, Finley McGrew, Thomas Hewitt, James Watson, George Wilson, Thomas
    Oldham, Thomas Bowen, Nathan Hammond, (Groom) Thomas Griffith, (Bride) Rachel
    Griffith, Thomas Blackburn, Eve Griffith, Isabel Blackburn, Alice Blackburn,
    Elizabeth Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, John Blackburn, Rebekah Mickle, Susanna
    Wright, Jane Wright, Ann Wright.

    ESTATE: WILL dated 28 Feb 1826, probated 23 Mar 1826, Abstracts of Bedford
    County Wills, Vol. II, pages 198-201 reads:
    GRIFFITH, THOMAS, late of St. Clair Twp. Wife Rachel; wife to pay Edith wife of
    Eli Miller; wife to pay Mary Allison dau. of Catharine and Andrew Allison; to
    children of my sister Mary Blackburn dec'd: Thomas, Elizabeth Roser widow of
    Peter Roser dec'd., Margaret wife of Jacob Sink, Jesse, Ann wife of Jess Vore,
    Jr., Sara wife of Elijah McGrigor; to children of my sister Ann wife of John
    Wright: Samuel, Thomas, Wm., Mary wife of Jacob Harris, Rachel wife of John
    Farquhar; to heirs of my sister Elizabeth dec'd. wife of Thos. Blackburn dec'd:
    John, William, Elizabeth wife of John Wisegarver, Anthony, heirs of Moses
    Blackburn, heirs of Eve late wife of Benj. Vore, heirs of Rebecca late wife of
    Joseph Vore, Joseph Blackburn; to my brothers John, William, Jesse; to my
    sister Susanna wife of Jonathan Wright; to heirs of my sister Eve Mickle dec'd;
    to Thomas Mickle only child of my late sister; in trust for use of Eve
    Blackburn dau. of my sister Mary; to my sister Mary; to Thomas and Jesse
    Blackburn, Elizabeth Bowser, Widow Margaret (Jacob Sink), Ann (Jesse Vore);
    Sarah (Elijah McGrigor); to Samuel, Thos., Wm. Wright, Mary (Jacob Harris); to
    William Bowser (son of Elizabeth Bowser). Exrs.: Thos. Blackburn son of John
    dec'd. and Thos. Oldham. Wits: Thos. Penrose, Jr., John Remley, Thos.
    Blackburn.
    ix. Ann GRIFFITH was born on 17 Mar 1761 in , Chester, PA. She died in 1839. In Thomas Griffith will dated 28 Feb 1826, listed as "sister Ann wife of John
    Wright."

    SOURCE: Marriage record in Menallen Monthly Minutes, reads in part:
    12th of 12th mo. 1781. Whereas John Wright, Son of Samuel Wright deceased and
    Gartrude his wife of Monalin Township in the County of York and Province of
    Pensylvania; and Ann Griffith Daughter of Thomas Griffith, Deceased and Eve his
    wife of the Township County and Province aforesaid...this Twelfth day of the
    twelfth Month in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty
    One...at Monalin Meeting House. WITNESSES: Rachell Blackburn, Alice Blackburn,
    Finley McGrew, Mary McGrew, Elizabeth McGrew, William Hutton, John Wireman,
    Joseph Hewitt, Thomas Wright, Benjamin Wright, Jane Wright, Elizabeth Wright,
    Rebekah Mickle, Benjamin Townsend, James Watson, Anthony Blackburn, (Groom)
    John Wright, (Bride) Ann Wright, Gertrude Wright, Eve Griffith, Benjamin
    Wright, Jonathan Wright, William Wright, Thomas Griffith, Hannah Wright, John
    Wright.

    RESEARCHER: Dr. George Forrest Wright, 501 Spyglass Lane, Vero Beach, FL
    32963-4359. Quotes I.W. Blackburn: "she in time became physically impaired,
    bent, and suffered for a number of years from shaking palsy."
    x. Jesse GRIFFITH b 1763 in , York, PA. He died before 29 Apr 1831 in Center Twp., Indiana, PA. Menallen Monthly Meeting minutes indicate he was disowned 4-9-1787

    Went to Bedford Co PA with his brothers first, then located in Indiana
    County, PA

    ESTATE: WILL BOOK 1, p. 214, resided Center Twp., Indiana Co PA, date
    1831, legatees: Wife Elizabeth, Son Jesse, Son Joseph, Daughter Eve, Daughter
    Rebecca, Daughter Elizabeth, Daughter Margaret, Son Thomas. Executors, sons
    Jesse and Joseph.

    WILL: Dated 7 Dec 1829, probated 29 April 1831.

    SOURCE: Deed, Book 4, page 80. I, Jesse Griffith of Napier Twp., Bedford
    County, PA and Elizabeth, his wife for $550 paid by Thomas Griffith of the
    County and State aforesaid, son of the said Jesse & Elizabeth, his wife, convey
    the following land in Aston Twp., Indiana Co PA...containing 153
    acres...dated 27 Feb 1817 to Thomas Griffith by deed dated 20 March 1818.
    Recorded 11 April 1819.

    Named as brother in Thomas Griffith will dated 28 Feb 1826.

    DEED: In a letter from Emma Nixon Bolton to Edwin Tyson, of Menallen Meeting,
    it is stated that Jesse and Elizabeth were married prior to 1800 as they sign a
    deed together in 1800. I haven't located the deed.



    64.William GRIFFITH was born on 13 Oct 1742 in Sadsbury, Chester, PA. son of Thomas Griffth. He died on 7 May 1832 in Jenner Township, Somerset, PA. He was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. COMMENT: There are no early official records that use the name William Owen Griffith, all records indicate that he was William Griffith. HISTORY OF CAMBRIA
    COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA is the only place we see the "Owen" middle name.
    RESIDENCES: Chester to York Co circa 1758. York County to Bedford County, between 1783 and 1791. Bedford County to Somerset Co 1809.

    One account of William Griffith's migration from Bedford County to Somerset County states: "He came in the spring of 1809 from Fishertown through Johnstown, once an Indian path then up by way of Bens Creek -- where Berkey's now live. He found a hut about where Thomas Mills is located. The 1st night the wolves howled and he set fire to the bushes to keep off the wild animals. The next day he built a hut and remained three months. He went back to Bedford Co. and did not return for two years. Thomas came over the following spring after the father returned and when the father returned in 1811 with his family -- William, Jesse, and Abner and their families. The Owens family came too, as two of their daughters had married Griffith boys. This farm is where Glessner now is located. He located where Jacob Speigle now lives. There is the big spring. Each farm was about 300 acres. They owned the whole county round about. The Lawyers Egles, etc. came here to hunt and shoot -- staying weeks at a time. Griffiths had horses, whisky, and monies galore. The Quaker Road is from Jake Speigle's barn down to the Johnstown Pike." (Found among some papers that Mrs. Mary E. Wilson of Bedford Co PA allowed W.W. Griffith to examine and cited
    by W.W. Griffith in his account of the Griffith family.)
    CENSUS: 1790, Bedford County. William Grifeth, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female. (Household next to brother-in-law, Nathan Hammond's, and William's oldest son, Thomas Griffith.) OCCUPATION: Farmer BIRTH-DEATH: Griffith Bible belonging to Mary Ann Griffith Fleck, great granddaughter of William Griffith. d 1927. ("Laurel Messenger" Feb. 1982)

    MILITARY: PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. VII, page 57, William Griffith paid 40 pounds, 4th Battalion, Hans Morrison, Sub Lieut., 1777-1780. PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. VII, pages 86-87, William Griffith, 4th Battalion, Capt. Colmery's Company, paid 375 pounds, 17 shillings, 6 pence, 1780-83. (York County PA Militia April 18, 1791, bounty Land Warrant application #9427, 100 acres granted.
    MARRIAGE: Abstract of the Records of Warrington Monthly Meeting, York County, Pennsylvania maintained at the Friend's Library at Swarthmore College, PA. On 9-10-1763 and on 10-8-1763, William Griffith and Sarah Hammond declare intentions to marry.

    William Griffith of Menallen township in the County of York, son of Thomas Griffith and Eve his wife, and Sarah Hamond of the same township, daughter of John Hammond and Deborah his wife, married 10-19-1763 at Menallen Meeting. (Marriage record page 59) Witnesses: Ann McGrew, Alice Wright, Jane Falkner, Jane Falkner (2), Elizabeth Hamond, Elizabeth Griffith, John Mickle, Robert Miller, William Beals, John Pope, William Pigeon, Thos. Griffith, Jno. Hamond, Finley McGrew, Mary Beals, Mary Glasgow, Mary Smith, Henry Marsh, John Morton, James Glasgow, Wm. Hutton, Samuel Buyers, Robert Mordough, Jesse Falkner, Nathan McGrew, Isaac Oldham, Finley McGrew, Benjamin Wright, Benja Wilson, Samuel Hutton, James McGrew, Eve Griffith, Thos. Hinshaw."
    LAND RECORDS: Menallen M.M. records indicate that William and Sarah Griffith of Menallen on 5-25-1784 sold land to Abraham Snyder, on upper fork of Connewingo
    LAND RECORDS: 1796, Thomas Griffith, William Griffith, and John Griffith (brothers) bought land on Dunnings Creek in Bedford Co PA. Deed recorded 2 January 1823. (Deed Book D., page 541, Bedford Co PA). LAND RECORDS: Spring Grove, surveyed 2 Jul 1770. Granted to Stephen Carmark, Patented to Samuel Riddle, Esq. 1-11-1813 to William Griffith 2-6-1813 to Jesse
    Griffith 10-13-1815. Jesse and wife Lydia of Jenner Twp. to Hugh Reed 25 Apr 1818. TAX RECORDS: 1783, Menallen Twp., York (now Adams) Co PA.

    List #1: William Griffith was assessed for 245 acres with 7 inhabitants, no servants, no negroes.

    List #2: Williiam Griffith was assessed for 245 acres with 7 inhabitants, 2 horses, 4 horned cattle, 8 sheep, 2 houses, 2 outhouses. Assessed valuation: L304. Tax paid: 9L-16sh-4p.

    PROBATE: Named as brother in Thomas Griffith will dated 28 Feb 1826, Somerset Co PA.

    BURIAL: RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Military Affairs: Somerset Co Veteran of Rev. War, Served in Army, Dates of Service 1777-1783, Organization Capt. Colmery's Co., York Co., Rank Private, Cemetery Baptist Cemetery 2 mi. N. of Boswell, Pa, Somerset Co Location of Grave in Cemetery - Section Lot No. 4, Grave No. 4, Information given by PA Archives. (Recorded in the County Veterans' Grave Registration Record and sent to The Adjutant Generals' Office, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for final Record - Griffith, William.)

    BURIAL: 1921 letter of Norman Bruce Griffith to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Highways urges that the highway between Johnstown and Somerset be named the William Griffith Highway. The letter states: "William Griffith's gravestone is marked by veteran's groups by a small American flag on appropriate occasions to commemorate his military service in the Revolution." He was married to Sarah HAMMOND on 19 Oct 1763 in Menallen Twp., York, PA.

    65. Sarah HAMMOND was born on 16 Dec 1743 in , York co., PA. She died on 18 Jan 1821 in Jenner Township, Somerset, PA. She was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. BIRTH/DEATH: Old Griffith Family Bible belonging to Mary Ann Griffith Fleck, great granddaughter of William Griffith. ("Laurel Messenger" Feb. 1982) Some records show Sarah's birthdate as the 16th of Dec., some show the date as the 11th of Dec. All records use the Quaker old style of dating making the 10th month December.

    PARENTS: "Laurel Messenger," November 1989 gives children of John and Deborah
    Dix Hammond, copied from photo copy in the Florence Dibert Collection of the Historical and
    Genealogical Society of Somerset Co PA by Marguerite L. Cockley, November
    26, 1979. BURIAL: Tombstone reads: Sarah, Wife of / Wm. Griffith, born / Jany 16th, 1743,
    & died Jany / 18th, 1824, aged 78 / years & 2 days. (Note age would make the
    date 1821, not 1824. Children were:

    i. Thomas GRIFFITH was born on 1 Sep 1767 in , Chester co., PA. He died on 4 Mar 1842 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. He was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. BIRTH/DEATH: Dates computed from elapsed time on tombstone. OCCUPATION: Farmer CENSUS: 1790, Bedford Co PA. Thomas Grifeth, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females.
    LAND RECORDS: 15-201, Thomas and Jane his wife to Redding B. Conover 9-2-1837, formerly land of William Griffith of Thomas to Thomas Griffith by deed 9-4-1830. (William of Thomas would be this Thomas' father.) 04 Sep 1830. Joseph Imhoff, High Sheriff, came into Court and acknowledged his deed to Thomas Griffith for one house and Lot #51. Also 5 other lots (#43, 44, 45, 49, and 50), all situated in Jennerville, Jenner Twp. Sold as the property of William Griffith (of Thomas). Consideration $100. (Somerset County, Docket A, Sheriff and Treasurer Deeds, page 25.) MILITARY: Burials of War of 1812 Veterans, Veterans' Grave Register, Somerset Co PA. Thomas Griffith, Army, served 9/2/14-3/5/15, Captain John Graham's Company, 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Pa Militia, Private. (Buried Baptist Cemetery, Boswell, Pa.)
    ESTATE: WILL dated 11 Jan 1831, codicil added 1835, proved 8 Mar 1842, Jenner
    Township, Somerset Co PA.
    I, Thomas Griffith of the township of Jenner in the county of Somerset, Pennsylvania being of sound & disposing mind & understanding do make my Last will and testament in the following manner viz. I direct my executors herein after mentioned to pay all my just debts & funeral charges and expenses in carrying into effect this will as soon as convenient after my decease.
    Secondly, I will and direct that the sum of eight hundred thirty three dollars & thirty three cents & a third shall remain in the hands of my executors during the widowhood of Jane my wife and that the interest whereof viz. fifty dollars shall be by them annually paid to her the first payment to her to be made within one year after my death or sooner if my executors shall think proper. I futher give & bequeath to my wife Jane one good bed, bedstead & bedding complete, which together with the aforesaid annuity shall be in full of her dower at law. I further desire that my wife Jane shall _____ remain ____ on the mansion place with my son Abner during her widowhood and I hereby grant unto her to have & enjoy the undisturbed & sole possession of such room or chamber in the mansion house as she may _____. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Thomas Blackburn one hundred dollars which together with whatsoever she has heretofore recieved shall be in full of her share & her part in my estate real & personal -- I give & bequeath to my son William all the claims of whatever description that I hold against him in full of his share & his part in my estate real and personal -- I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah intermarried with John Biesal the sum of three hundred dollars which together with whatsoever she may have heretofore received shall be in full of her share & her part of my estate real & personal. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel the sum of two hundred dollars which together with whatsoever he may have heretofore received shall be in full of his share and his part in my estate real and personal. I give & bequeath to my daughter, Mary intermarried with Edward Hair two hundred dollars which together with whatsoever she may have heretofore received shall be in full her share & her part in my estate real and personal. But all claims that I now have against said Hair shall be deducted out of said legacy last mentioned. I have made & executed deeds to my sons Thomas, John, Jesse & Abner for five _____ tracts or pieces of land situated in Jenner township in the county aforesaid reference thereunto being ___ will more fully and at at large appear. I therefore order and direct my executors to deliver the aforesaid deeds respectively to my said sons Thomas, John, Jesse and Abner immediately after my decease. And I do hereby ratify & confirm the disposition of the said five tracts or pieces to the said four sons last mentioned equally to the terms of the said deeds their heirs & assigns forever and I further order and direct my said executors to procure & pay for a patent for the land conveyed to my son John.

    I further order and direct my said executors to procure and pay for the _______ title to the land conveyed to my son Thomas. -- I further give & bequeath to my son Thomas in addition to what he has heretofore received the sum of two hundred dollars in cash -- I further give & bequeath to my son Jesse the sum of three hundred & fifty dollars in cash also a silver watch & the stove now in the house occupied by William Woods. I further give & bequeath to my son Abner the sum of two hundred & fifty dollars in cash also the clock in my house -- After the payment of the foregoing legacies & bequests I hereby give & bequeath unto Rebecca intermarried with Joseph Hancock, Mary Anne intermarried with Jacob Clark -- Margaret intermarried with James Hanlon -- Susannah intermarried with John Duncan & Thomas, John, & Jesse the sum of four hundred dollars each deductiing out of the legacy of Rebecca all claims that I hold against Joseph Hancock, also deducting out of the share of Mary Anne all claims that I hold against Jacob Clark, also deducting out of the legacy of Margaret the claims that I hold against James Hanlon. And also deducting out of the legacy of Susannah the claims that I hold against John Duncan. Further I do hereby give & bequeath after the payment of all the _____ before mentioned bequests the residue of my estate not _____ before devised bequeathed to my sons Thomas, John, Jesse, Abner and to my daughters Rebecca, Mary Anne, Margaret & Susannah, share & share alike. I do further order and direct all the legacies herein given to be paid in the following manner one third part thereof within one year after my demise one third within eighteen months & the balance within two years after my decease except the fund heretofore mentioned for the maintenance of my wife Jane during her widowhood which fund shall be divided amongst the said last mentioned eight children share and share alike within one month after the said Jane shall cease to remain my widow. Lastly I nominate & appoint my son John Griffith, my brother Abner Griffith and Charles Ogle Executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made --And I do hereby authorise & empower my said executors to make & execute all deeds & conveyances that may be necessary for transferring & granting any lands that I may have heretofore sold or bargained & contracted to sell and also all powers & authorities necessary to carry into full effect the matters contained in this said last will & testament.

    Signed sealed published pronounced & declared by the testator as & for his last will & testament in presence of us who at his requests & in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses this 11th day of January 1831.
    /s/ Andrew Campbell
    /s/ John B. Reed /s/ Thomas Griffith {Seal}

    Whereas I Thomas Griffith of Jenner Township, Somerset county having made and duly executed my last will & testament in writing bearing date of the eleventh day of January one thousand eight hundred & thirty one, Now I do hereby declare this present writing to be as a codicil to my said will and direct the same to be ammended thereto & taken as part thereof. And I do hereby give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca intermarried with Joseph Hancock three hundred dollars in addition to her legacy in my said last will & testament -- I do also hereby give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Anne intermarried with Jacob Clark one hundred dollars in addition to her legacy in my said last will & testament -- I do also hereby give & bequeath unto my daughter Margaret intermarried with James Hanlon one hundred dollars in addition to her legacy in my last will and testament -- I do also hereby give & bequeath unto my daughter Susannah intermarried with John Duncan one hundred dollars in addition to her legacy in my said last will & testament. And I do also hereby give & bequeath unto my son Jesse Griffith one hundred & fifty dollars in addition to his legacies in my said last will & testament -- And I order & direct my executors to deliver to my son Jesse Griffith a deed executed by me on fifteenth day of June eighteen hundred & thirty two for the Northwestern part or half of a tract of land warranted in the name of John Hofsinger & conveyed to me by the commissioners of Somerset county by deed dated tenth day of December 1824 -- And I do hereby declare the deed dated on the 11th day of January 1831 conveying the south part of the tract of land in the name of John Hofzinger to Jesse Griffith to be cancelled and destroyed, the said deed now having been delivered to said Jesse Griffith. And I do ratify and confirm my said last will & testament in everything except where the same is hereby altered as aforesaid.

    In witness whereof I the said Thomas Griffith have to the codicil set my hand and seal the _____ day of July(?) eighteen hundred thirty five. Signed Sealed Published pronounced & declared by the testator as & for a codicil to his last will & testament in presence of us who at his request & in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses.
    /s/ Wm. Clarke
    /s/ Joseph Shaffer /s/ Thomas Griffith {Seal}

    BURIAL: Inscription: In Memory of / Thomas Griffith, Sen. / Born Sept 1st 1767,
    & / died March 4th 1842, / Aged 74 Years 6 mo. & / 3 d. RESEARCHER: Marcia (Griffith) Buescher, P.O. Box 542, Kimball, NE 69145. (308) 235-2008. RESEARCHER: Janet (Raymond) Faust, R.R.5, Box 497, Johnstown, PA 15905. (814)
    288-2211. RESEARCHER: Patricia L. Anderegg, 3227 Valley Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753. (319)
    332-5649.
    ii. William GRIFFITH Jr. was born on 15 Mar 1777 in , York (now Adams), PA. He died on 29 Jun 1857 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. OCCUPATION: Farmer
    BIOGRAPHY: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson
    Storey (1907): He took up 360 acres of new land along the Johnstown and Somerset turnpike, near Glessner in Jenner township and began the pioneer work of clearing it and opening a farm for cultivation. Subsequently his brothers came and took lands near his own. He led an exemplary life and was buried in the cemetery of the old Free Will Baptist church near the present town of Boswell.

    MARRIAGE: Menallen Monthly Meeting records, reads in part:

    26th of 6th mo. 1799. Whereas William Griffith son of William griffith and Sarah his wife of Bedford Township in the County of Bedford and State of Pennsylvania and Sarah Owen daughter of John Owen and Sarah his wife of Tyrone Township in the County of York and State aforesaid...the twenty sixth day of the sixth month seventeen hundred ninety nine...at Meeting House at Monallen. WITNESSES: Benjamin Wilson, William Wright, Stephen Hendricks, George Wilson, John Wright, Samuel Wright, Benjamin Wright Jr, Eliza Wright, Mary Owen, Sarah Wilson, Jane Mickle, Sarah Hendricks, Mary Wright, Sarah Hendricks, Mary Harr, Alice Wright, (Groom) William Griffith, (Bride) Sarah Griffith, John Owen, Jesse Griffith, John Wright, Benjamin Wright, John Morton, John Wright Jr, Finly McGrew, Nathan Hendricks, Nathan Wright.
    iii. Jesse GRIFFITH was born on 21 Oct 1779 in Old Homestead, York (now Adams), PA. He died on 3 May 1854 in Jenner Cross Rds, Somerset, PA. He was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. BIRTH/DEATH: Dates computed from elapsed time on tombstone. OCCUPATION: Farming and Lumbering; Brokerage Business & General Store. QUAKER_RECORDS: Warrington Monthly Meeting Records, York Co PA indicate "Jesse Griffith of Warrington Mtg. complained of 3-9-1799 for attending places of diversion and dancing: disowned 5-11-1799. 6-8-1799 declared intention to appeal." MARRIAGE: Marriage date from DAR records.

    BIOGRAPHY: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)
    He was engaged in farming and lumbering during his entire active life, and in addition to this carried on an extensive brokerage business and conducted a general store. The store was located at Jenner Cross Roads, on the Chambersburg and Pittsburgh pike, and was the favorite stopping place in those days of the teamsters and all who had occasion to travel that road. He removed to Jenner Cross Roads, Jenner township, Somerset county, PA, and lived to the age of 78 years. He was a member of the Quaker faith, and in politics he was an Old Line Whig.

    DEATH: History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, PA (1884) gives death date as 1859, which is incorrect based on his Will and Burial information.) Also, there are some errors on the Death Registration recorded in Somerset County as given by his son, William C. Griffith. He b York County prior to his parents moving to Bedford Co not Bedford County. His wife's maiden name was Conley not his mother's. The death registration indicates he died of an "inflamation of the lungs," and indicates his birth as 21 Oct 1779. The Certificate is dated May 11th 1854 and registered on the 15th by Jno. Hicks Dept. Regt. It indicates he was survived by issue: William C. Griffith and Jehu Griffith.

    ESTATE: Will dated 2 MAY 1854; proved 30 JUN 1854, Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA.
    Will of May 2nd 1854 This is to certify that I Jesse Griffith of my own free will and in my own proper mind, do will and bequeath to my Grandson Jesse Griffith, son of my son William C. Griffith, the sum of Two hundred dollars. The same to be put at interest by his guardian Wm. C. Griffith to be applied toward his maintenance by the said guardian and here unto I have set my hand and affix my seal this 2nd day of May 1854.
    Attest
    /s/ Joseph Fleming
    /s/ Jehu Griffith Jesse Griffith {Seal}
    There is a statement with the will that indicates that Jesse did not sign his will himself, but that it was signed by his son Jehu. This statement reads in part: ...and that he was at the time of so doing of perfect & sound mind, memory and understanding, but when read to him and fully approved by him, he was prevented by the extremity of his last illness from signing it himself but requested me to sign it for him..." Jehu Griffith attested on 30 June 1854
    BURIAL: Inscription: Jesse Griffith, Sr. died 5-3-1854, aged 74 yr. 6 mo. 13
    das.
    32 iv. Abner GRIFFITH continued below.



    Abner GRIFFITH was born on 22 Jan 1784 in , York co., PA. Son of William Griffth. He died on 12 Feb 1833 in Jenner Township, Somerset, PA. He was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. OCCUPATION: Farmer
    BIOGRAPHY: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey with
    Genealogical Memoirs, The Lewis Publishing Co., New York, Chicago, 1907, Vol.
    II, page 524; Vol. III, page 633-634.
    Came to Somerset County April 12, 1812.
    According to Historical Society records for Somerset Co Abner moved
    with his father and brothers, Thomas, William, and Jesse from Bedford County
    to Somerset County. Thomas coming in 1809, followed a couple of years later by
    William and Abner, and Jesse coming last. HISTORY OF BEDFORD, SOMERSET AND FULTON COUNTIES, 1884, p. 506: Abner served as a county commissioner of Somerset county. QUAKER RECORDS: Abner was granted a Certificate to Menallen M.M. (Adams County) by Dunnings Creek M.M. (Bedford County) in order to marry on 11 Jun 1806.

    MARRIAGE: Menallen Monthly Meeting records, reads in part: 25th of 6th mo. 1806. Whereas Abner Griffith son of William Griffith and Sarah his wife of Bedford Township in the County of Bedford and State of Pennsylvania and Mary Owen daughter of John Owen and Sarah his wife of Tyrone Township Adams County and State aforesaid...this twenty fifth day of the sixth month eighteen hundred six...at Monallen. WITNESSES: Catharine McKnight, Ann McGrew, Nancy McElhinney, Victor NcElhinney, Nancy King, Nancy Elliott, Mary McGrew, Mary Kirk, Amos Boen, Elizabeth Bateman, John Bateman, Wm Wright, Mary McGrew, Rebekah Thomas, Benjamin Wright, Rebekah ?, John McKnight, (Groom) Abner Griffith, (Bride) Mary Griffith, John Owen, Sarah Owen, Elizabeth Wright, Mary Wright, Nathan McGrew, Jacob Bateman, Robert McIlhenny, Finley McGrew, Griffith Mickel, Sarah Rusk, Jane Mickel.

    ESTATE: WILL dated 28 APR 1832, registered 21 Feb 1833
    Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. Reads: In the name of God Amen. I Abner Griffith of the County of Somerset in Jenner Township in the state of Pennsylvania and I being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind of memory and understanding considering the sertenty of deth and the uncertanty of the time there of and being disirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this wourld when it shall please God to call me hence do thereby make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form folowing that is to say first and principally I Comit my soul, into the hands of the Almity God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my execturos herein after named and after my debts and my Funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as folows. I give and bequeath unto my loved wife Mary five hundred dollars to be paid in property or money, beside her bed and bedding. I give and bequeath unto my Five sons, John, William, Abner, Levi, Eli, the tree places in the names of Peter Werts, Samuel Taylor, Frederick Wagner. John to get the tract in the name of Peter Wertz containing 200 Acres whereon he now lives and also 20 Acres of the tract in the name of Andrew Hatry ajoining the above for the sum of twelve hundred dolars. William
    to get one hundred and fifty acres where he now lives in the name of Frederick Wagner according to the lines that was marked on the ground for the sum of twelve hundred dollars. Abner to get one hundred and fifty acres of the west side of a tract in the name of Samuel Taylor caled the home place for the sum of ten hundred and fifty dollars. Levi to get the north end of the Wagner tract containing one hundred and fity acres at the sum of nine hundred dollars. Eli to get the home place containing one hundred and fifty acres for the sum of twelve hundred dollars. The places wiled to Abner, Levi, Eli, the ishews and prophets to go towards maintaining my wife Mary and the minor children till of age after my decease. I will to my daughters, Sarah, Mry Ann and Deborah five
    hundred dollars each which will amount to fifteen hundred dollars. I devis and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal to be equally divided to my eight children viz. John, William, Sarah, Maryann, Abner, Levi, Deborah, Eli and my wife Mary as long as she remains my widow let it be understood that my will is tht each and everyone is to go share and share alike
    acording to their portion to grante the deeds of the places that is in the names of Samuel taylor and Frederick Wagner to satisfy the mortgage if it has any affect and lastly I do hereby constitute and appint my two sons John and William Griffith to be my sole Executors of this my last Will and testmaent revoking annuling all former will by me heretofore made ratifying and
    confirming this and none than to be my last Will and testament in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

    /s/ Abner Griffith {Seal}

    Signed sealed and delivered in the presance of Abner Griffith the above named
    testator as and for his last will and testmaent in the presance of us who at
    his request in his presance and in the presance of each others have subscribed
    our names as witness thereto

    /s/ William Hammer

    /s/ Emanuel Cover

    /s/ William Griffith

    Somerset County fs.
    This 21st day of February 1833 Personally Appeared before me Chaunsey Forward
    Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of Administration in and
    for said County Emanuel Cover and William Griffith two of the subscribing
    witnesses to the written will and being duly swarn and affirmed according to
    law do depose and say that they were present and Wm Griffith says he signed his
    name as a witness at request of Testator who had proviously signed it. Saw and
    heard Abner Griffith the testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare
    the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his testament and last will, and
    that at the time of so doing he was of Perfect and sound mind memory and
    understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.

    /s/ C. Forward, Register /s/ Emanuel Cover

    /s/ William Griffith

    Registered 21st February A.D. 1833, C. Forward Register.

    BURIAL: Inscription: Abner Griffith / Born Jany. 22d, 1784, / & died Feb
    12th / 1833, aged 49 / years & 21 days. He was married to Mary OWEN on 25 Jun 1806 in Menallen M.M., York, PA.

    33. Mary OWEN was born on 7 Jul 1781 in , , PA. She died on 5 Apr 1858 in , Somerset, PA. She was buried in Jenner Twp., Baptist Church, Somerset, PA. She has reference number 33. BURIAL: Inscription: In Memory of / Mary, / Wife of / Abner Griffith / died April 5 1858 / Aged 76 yrs 8 / mos & 26 ds. (Birth computed from elapsed
    time on tombstone.) SOURCE: Menallen Monthly Meeting record for marriage gives parents' names,
    John and Sarah Owen of Tyrone Twp., now Adams Co PA
    10-23-1806 Certificate of Removal for Mary from Menallen M.M. to Dunning's Creek
    12-10-1806 Dunnings Creek Minutes of the Proceedings of the Monthly Meetings
    of Women Friends, Dunnings Creek, Bedford County reported "Mary Griffith hath
    produced a certificate from Menallen Monthly Meeting." Children were:

    i. John Owen GRIFFITH was born on 11 Jul 1807 in , Bedford, PA. He was buried on 12 Apr 1882 in Jenner Twp., Baptist Church, Somerset, PA. He died in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. OCCUPATION: Farmer John O. Griffith had two additional children known, Emma (Mrs. Adam Stevens) who had children Charles Stevens, born 1902 and Florence Stevens Glessner; and
    Jennie. I have no information as to which of John's 2nd or 3rd wives was the mother of Emma and Jennie. BURIAL: Tombstone reads: John O. Griffith / Died April 12, 1882 / age 74 yrs. 9 mo. 1 day. (This stone was an obvious replacement stone.) MARRIAGE: From LDS Microfilm #0558967, Somerset Co PA Marriages 1852-1875: Marriage of: John Owen Griffith and Rachel Rock; Father of Husband: Abner Griffith; Mother of Husband: Mary Griffith; Occupation of Husband: Farmer; Residence of Husband: Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA; Full Name of Wife previous to marriage: Rachel Rock; Father of Wife: David Blough; Mother of Wife: Magdalena Blough; Marriage contract date: April 17th 1853; Place Contracted: John Water, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA; Color: White; Ceremony: Methodist Episcopal; Name of Pronouncer: Richard Jordan; Date of Certificate: June 15th 1853; Date of Registration: 16th; Signed: Jno. Hicks Dep. Regt.
    ii. William A. GRIFFITH was born on 10 Dec 1808 in , Bedford, PA. He died on 10 May 1891 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. He was buried in Jenner Twp., Baptist Church, Somerset, PA. BURIAL: Inscription: William A. Griffith / died / May 10, 1891 / Aged / 82 ys.
    & 5 ms.

    ESTATE SOURCE: Papers dated 25 AUG 1891; Proved 24 OCT 1891;
    Jenner Township, Somerset, PA.

    ESTATE: Died intestate, 7 children filed as heirs: Josiah J. Griffith of
    Jennerstown, Somerset County; Abner W. Griffith of Jennerstown; Mary Griffith
    intermarried with John Thomas of Johnstown, Cambria County; Agnes Griffith
    intermarried with George A. Markel of Johnstown; Lucinda Griffith intermarried
    with Jerry J. Shaffer of Jenner Township, Somerset County; David S. Griffith,
    Johnstown; Obadiah Griffith, Johnstown. BIRTH/DEATH: Dates computed from time elapsed on tombstone Gives place of birth as "father's farm, Somerset County" but records indicate
    that his father did not come to Somerset County from Bedford County until
    approx. 1811-1812.
    iii. Sarah GRIFFITH was born on 2 Nov 1810 in , Bedford, PA. She died on 12 Sep 1888 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. She was buried in Jenner Twp., Baptist Church, Somerset, PA. BIRTH/DEATH: Dates from tombstone
    iv. Mary Ann GRIFFITH was born on 19 Jan 1813 in , Somerset, PA. She died on 10 Oct 1865 in , Somerset, PA. She was buried in Baptist Ch. Cem., near Boswell, Somerset, PA. BURIAL: Inscription reads: In Memory of / Mary A. / wife of / Jesse Griffith /
    died / Oct. 10, 1865 / aged 52 years. 9 / months.
    v. Abner GRIFFITH was born on 26 Sep 1814 in Father's farm, Somerset, PA. He died on 16 Apr 1900 in Stony Creek, Cambria, PA. He was buried on 18 Apr 1900 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, Cambria, PA. He was one of four pioneers who located in the wilderness and founded Somerset Co PA. Here he took up a grant of six hundred and forty acres, which he
    cleared of timber and made for his family a good farm. He was of the Quaker faith, and in politics a Whig. His property consisted of six large farms, one of which he sold to Michael Stufft. A farm was given to each of his sons, and his personal property and ready money were divided among his daughters. He later became a member of the Freewill Baptist Church after removing to Stony
    Creek Township in Cambria County. BURIAL RECORDS: Indicate place of birth, Somerset Co PA, Place of decease,
    Stonycreek Twp., Cause of Death, Old Age, Age 85, Date of Death 4/16/1900, Lot
    44, Section PR2, Page 19, Inter #4093

    ESTATE: Will dated 12 May 1892. File #6024 (17 Apr 1900).
    In the name of God Amen!! I Abner Griffith, of the Township of Stony Creek in the County of Cambria and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, hereby make, publish and declare this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and declaring null and void any will by me made at any time heretofore.
    And first: I direct all my just debts and funeral expenses and the expense of proving and executing this will t be paid: and as to the remainder of my Estate I will and dispose of the same as follows--
    Whereas on the 19th day of October A.D. 1889 I entered into seperate contracts with the following named children viz: Marilla Penrod, N.R. Griffith, Uriah Griffith and Emily Von Luenen and also with my son-in-law Louis Von Luenen, in which contracts, for a consideration therein mentioned I sold to each of them, severaly, a certain portion or kpurpart of my farm in Stony Creek Township, Cambria Co and in said contracts I stipulated and provided, that each of said purchasers should pay interest on the purchase money, at a rate, therein designated, during the joint lives of myslef and my wife, Mary Griffith and the life of the survivor of us and further stipulating and providing that the purchase money should be paid in full on the death of such survivor at which time it was also stipulated a deed of confeyance should be made to each of said purchasers: Now I hereby authorize and direct my hereinafter named Executors to make execute and deliver to each of the aprties above named, upon their complying with the terms of the contract on their part, a deed of conveyance for the land sold to them severaly. And I direct that my Executor, Louis Von Luenen, shall make such deed to Nehemiah R. Griffith and my Executor, Nehemiah R. Griffith shall make such deeds to Emily von Luenen and Louis Von Luenen.
    Item:--I give devise and bequeth to my grandchildren being children of my deceased son, William griffith, namely: Harrie, May, Gertrude, Pearl, Maud E., Charles, Naomi and Howard Griffith:--the following described real estate portions or purparts of my farm situate in Stony Creek Township, Cambria County and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a Chestnut stump, thence along line of Joseph Hoffman South fifty-one degrees East, foruty-three and one third perches to a post, thence North thirty-four degrees, along line of division No. 4, eighty-nine perches to line of division No. 6, thence North seventy-two degrees West seventeen and two-tenth perches to a post, Corner of Eli Griffith, thence along division No. 2 South fifty-three and three-fourth degrees West eighty-four perches to a Chestnut stump, the place of Beginning,
    and being purpart No. 3 on division of land made by S.W. Miller for Abner Griffith and containing sixteen acres and one perch. Also:--Beginning at a post on the pike on line of land of Eli Griffith thence by division No. 9 South fifty-one and one-fourth degrees West sixty perches to division No. 7, thence by division No. 7. North thirty-four degrees West thrity four and one tenth perches to line of land of Wertz heirs, thence North sixteen degrees East twenty-eight and six-tenth perches to land of G.W. Wissinger, thence by said Wissinger's land to the Pike, thence along the Pike
    and land of Eli Griffith to the place of Beginning. Being purpart No. 8 on division of land aforesaid and containing seventeen acres and onehundred and fifty seven perches. Excepting and reserving from this devise two pieces or lots of ground. One thereof conveyed to Louis Von Luenen and the other conveyed to Jacob Rose. The land hereby devised to my said grandchildren I value at the sum of Thirty Two Hundred and Thirty Four and 31/100 ($3234.31) Dollars and Charge the said land with the payment of that amount to my Estate by the divisees thereof. I further direct that the said land shall be charged with the payment to me, or my Attorney in Fact, with interest on the above stated sum at the rate of Four (4) percent per annum during my life time. And Whereas some of my grandchildren, before mentioned are minors, and during their minority their Guardian, Louis Von Luenen has advanced and may continue to advance certain sums for their support and maintainance, the same being done at my request. id direct that such sums thus advanced, or to be advanced hereafter shall also be a charge on the share of said minors in the land above devised to them: And
    Whereas also: the said Louis Von Luenen has advanced and may hereafter contunue to advance certain sums of money in payment of the interest above provided for: I direct that any sum, thus advanced or to be advanced by him, on account of such interest shall be a charge upon the land of my said grandchildren and shall be paid by them to said Louis Von Luenen. And I further direct that my
    hereinafter named Executors shall make a deed to my said grandchildren for the land above deivsed to them, upon their paying or settling the several charges above mentioned.
    Item:--It is my will and I hereby direct that the proceeds arrising from the sale of my farm as aforesaid (after deducting whatever may be necessary to apy expenses and debts) shall be divided into six equal parts or shares and I give and bequeth, to my children and grandchildren, the same as follows To my daughter, marilla Penrod, intermarried with James D. Penrod, one share or part. To my son, Nehemiah R. Griffith, one share or part. To my son, Uriah A. griffith, one share or part. To my daughter, Emily Von Luenen,
    intermarried with Luis Von Luenen, one share or part. to the chidlren of my deceased daughter, Annie Ditzler, intermarried with Edward P. Ditzler: namely Vernon Ditzler, Abner Ditzler, Edward Ditzler and Cyrus Ditzler, jointly one share or part, the same to be divided equaly between the said children share and share alike. To the children of my deceased son, William Griffith, namely,
    Harrie Griffith, May Griffith, Gertrude Griffith, pearl Griffith, Maude E. Griffith, Charles Griffith, Naomi Griffith and Howard Griffith, jointly one share or part, the same to be divided equaly between the said children, share
    and share alike.
    Item:--I authorize and direct my hereinafter named Executors at the time of my death to make a careful computation of amounts due on contracts with my children and on land devised to the children of my deceased son William and after makeing such allowance as in the judgment of my Executors may be proper to meet and pay expenses and debts, to allow to each child, a credit on the purchase money equal to his or her share in my estate according to the terms of above item.
    Item:--I nominate, constitute and appoint my son Nehemiah R. Griffith and my son-in-law Louis Von Luenen to be Executors of this my last will and testament.
    In testimony whereof I Abner Griffith the above named testator have
    hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Twelveth day of May Anno
    Domini One thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Two.
    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, as and
    for his last will and testament, who in his presence and the presence of each
    other and at his request have signed our names hereto as Witnesses thereto:
    /s/ W.H. Frederick /s/ Ivan R. Linton. /s/ Abner Griffith
    vi. Levi GRIFFITH was born on 17 Dec 1816 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. He died on 6 Nov 1901 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. He was buried on 8 Nov 1901 in Hopewell ME Cem., Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA. Named in father's will

    DEATH: Registration of Deaths, Somerset Co., PA, Vol. 1, page 59A. Cause of
    death: "old age." Buried with Mary H. 1817-1860 and Rebecca w/o H. d.
    5-27-1853, ag 34-1-18

    SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)

    BIRTH-DEATH: Certified copies of Levi Berkey Family Bible, on file at DAR
    Headquarters, Washington, DC. (John Owen Vertical File.)

    ESTATE: Will, dated 28 Apr 1901, probated 29 Nov 1901: Be it Remembered, That
    I, Levi Griffith, of the City of Johnstown, County of Cambria and State of
    Pennsylvania being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and
    considering the uncertainty of life, do therefore make, plublish and declare
    this to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, tht is to
    say: Item I direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and charges of
    proving this, my will, shall, in the first place, be paid and fully satisfied
    by my Executors hereinafter named. Item I give and devise unto my wife Susannah
    the house and lot whereon I now reside, situate at No. 808 Franklin street,
    city of Johnstown, County of Cambria, Pennsylvania, to have, hold and enjoy the
    same, for and during the term of her natural life. I also give and bequeath to
    my said wife all the household furniture contained in the said dwelling house
    at the time of my decease, for and during the term of her natural life. I
    further direct my Executors to set aside one-third of the residue of my Estate,
    in trust to pay over to my said wife the interest and income arising therefrom
    annully during her natural life and said one-third is hereby fiven, devised and
    bequeathed for that purpose. The foregoing provisions for and on behalf of my
    said wife are made and intended to be in lieu and in full satisfaction of her
    right and calim of dower and exemption which she might have in my estate under
    the Intestate and Exemption laws of this Commonwealth. Item. After the death of
    my said wife I hereby authorize and direct my Executors hereinafter named to
    sell the above mentioned real estte and personal property, either at public or
    private sale, and to make, execute and deliver proper deeds and conveyances to
    the purchasers, and to distribute and pay over the proceeds thereof as
    hereinafter directed. Item. I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Hopewell
    Methodist Episcopal Church of Jenner Towsnhip, Somerset Co Pennsylvania,
    the sum of Two Hundred Dollars. Item. I authorize and direct that all the rest
    and residue of my Estate, real, personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever
    situate shall be converted into cash as soon as conveniently may be after my
    decease, and for that purpose I hereby authorize
    vii. Deborah GRIFFITH was born on 20 Jun 1819 in Father's farm, Somerset, PA. She died on 3 Aug 1898 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, PA. She was buried in U.B. Cemetery, Jennerstown, Somerset, PA. Named in father's will

    SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)

    OBIT: Ligonier Echo
    JOHNSTON - Mrs. Deborah Johnston, widow of John Johnston, formerly of Jenners,
    Somerset Co died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Black, on Market
    Street Wednesday, August 3, 1898, aged 79 years, 1 month, 12 days. Funeral took
    place on Friday. Interment at U.B. Cemetery near Jenners. She had been a member
    of this church for more than 40 years.
    viii. Jesse GRIFFITH died on 27 Oct 1820 in , Somerset, PA. He was buried in Jenner Twp., Baptist Church, Somerset, PA. BURIAL: Inscription reads: Jesse son of Abner / Griffith, Sen. died / Oct. 27th
    / 1820.
    16 ix. Eli GRIFFITH.


    Eli GRIFFITH was born on 6 Nov 1823 in Father's farm, Somerset, PA.Son of Abner Griffth. He died on 6 Nov 1902 in Walnut Grove, Cambria, PA. He was buried on 17 Nov 1927 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, Cambria, PA. SOURCE

    m on 8 Dec 1839 in , Somerset, PA. Elizabeth REIGHART was born on 1 Sep 1821 in , Somerset, PA. She died on 16 Apr 1886 in , Cambria, PA. She was buried in Sandyvale Cem, Johnstown, Cambria, PA. She has reference number 17. BIRTH SOURCE: A Recreation of Burials, Sandyvale Cem. 1850-1906 (1986) BURIAL: Inscription 64 years, 7 months, 16 days, wife of Eli
    Possibly has a sister Mary Reighart
    SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907),
    Vol. III, page 620 gives Elizabeth's parents' names and her birth and death
    date.

    Her parents' names are given as William and Mary Ann Reighart. However, in
    William Reighart's will he does not list Elizabeth as one of his children. On
    the other hand, the will is witnessed by Elizabeth's husband and he mentions
    that the land he leaves to daughter Nancy borders the Abner Griffith land.
    Until information to contrary is found, I will show Elizabeth as a daughter of
    William Reighart. Children were:

    i. Oliver Lemuel GRIFFITH was born on 1 May 1841 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. He was buried on 4 Dec 1902 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, PA. MARRIAGE: Cambria Tribune 2 May 1873: married on the 1st by Rev. A.J. Endsley
    at the residence of John H. Cunningham, Esq., Lemuel F. Griffith and Miss Maria
    McCormick.
    ii. Joshua N. GRIFFITH was born on 1 Oct 1843 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)
    gives birth date as 13 Oct 1843, marriage date as 25 Jan 1860.
    iii. Isaac Edmund GRIFFITH was born on 12 Jan 1846 in Walnut Grove, Cambria, PA. He died in Walnut Grove, Cambria, PA. SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)
    Retired a mechanic in Walnut Grove, near Johnstown, PA. Born on his father's
    farm in Walnut Grove, Cambria County. He was reared and attended the common
    schools of his home township. Early in life he secured employment with the
    Cambria Iron Co., remained one year and then moved to Braddock, PA, where he
    was employed by the Carnegie Co. at their rolling mills. Here he remained for
    20 years, holding various positions, notably that of inspector of rails. In
    this capacity, he was also employed by R.W. Hunt and Co. of Chicago for a
    period of 6 years. He then returned to Johnstown and retired from all active
    business, building himself a comfortable house at Walnut Grove where he was
    still residing in 1906. With his 3rd wife, he was a member of the Methodist
    Episcopal Church, of Knights and Ladies of Columbia, and Daughters of Liberty,
    Post No. 87, of Braddock. He was also a member of the Royal Areanum.

    MARRIAGE NOTICE: Cambria Tribune appeared 9 Jun 1877 reads: Married at
    Braddock's, Allegheny Co Pennsylvania on the 31st of May by Rev. F.H.
    Wilkinson, Mr. Edmund Griffith and Miss Ida B. St. Clair, both formerly of
    Johnstown.

    He preferred to use his name reversed: Edmund Isaac Griffith.

    MARRIAGE: record found at McMasters Methodist Church, Turtle Creek, PA. The
    record books had been transferred from the Braddock Methodist Episcopal Church
    of Braddock, PA. The marriage is entered for I.E. Griffith and Ida St. Clair,
    31 May 1877, resident of Braddock, minister, T.H. Wilkinson, witnesses: Joshua
    Griffith and wife, and Jonathan Griffith.
    iv. Reuben Lewis GRIFFITH was born on 22 Apr 1851 in Father's farm, Somerset, PA. He died in 1942 in Johnstown, Cambria, PA. He was buried on 23 Jul 1942 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, PA. SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey, 1907
    Born on his father's farm in Somerset Co PA. The years of his early
    childhood were passed on the homestead. When he was 7 years old his parents
    moved to Johnstown, and it was in the common schools of that city that he
    obtained his education. When a young man, he labored for a time at the Cambria
    Iron Co., making ninety cents a day, by which he saved enough money to purchase
    a team, with which he did general hauling. At the time of his marriage, he
    purchased 15 acres of land, on which he erected a home and what is now known as
    "Springhill Farm." He purchased 15 acres from his father and afterward
    inherited 8 acres more. In 1880, he engaged in the dairy business, which he
    was still conducting very successfully in 1907, always finding Johnstown a
    ready and profitable market for his produce.

    DEATH: Date supplied by Mrs. Gordon L. Griffith of Berkeley Springs, VA. Her
    husband is grandson of Reuben.
    8 v. Jonathan J. GRIFFITH.
    vi. Mary Amanda GRIFFITH was born on 17 Jul 1855 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. SOURCE: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey, 1907
    vii. Emma E. GRIFFITH was born on 16 Jan 1858 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. She was buried in Grandview Cem, Johnstown, Cambria, PA. MARRIAGE: Notice appeared in the Cambria Tribune 27 June 1884 which reads:
    Married on the 26th by Rev. L. McGuire, Mr. Jonston Blackburn and Miss Emma
    Griffith.
    viii. Lowman Eli GRIFFITH was born on 10 Aug 1860 in , Cambria, PA. He died in 1947 in Johnstown, Cambria, PA. He was buried on 26 Jul 1947 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, PA. BIOGRAPHY: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey (1907)
    Reared on his father's farm and obtained a common school education in the
    school of his home township. He aided his father with the farm work until he
    reached his majority, when he took charge of the place and managed it until
    the estate was finally settled. He then went into the dairy business, which
    he carried on with success and profit for 8 years. He also dealt considerable
    in real estate, and in 1907 was possessed of considerable realty in Johnstown
    and Walnut Grove. He had numerous houses which he rented and erected a
    comfortable residence. The coal rights of the land inherited from his father
    were sold for handsome figures. The interest he has ever taken in public
    matters and educational affairs is best seen by the long period he held local
    office, such as school director and supervisor. In 1907 he was president of
    the local school board and had held some township official position for the
    previous 18 years.

    Johnstown Tribune, January 16, 1893: A Walnut Grove Sleighing Party - A
    sleighing party left Walnut Grove on Sunday evening for Scalp Level, and
    arrived there at 9 o'clock. At Mr. George Conrads the party was entertained. A
    fine supper was served at half past 11 o'clock. The ladies and gentlemen in the
    party were Mr. John Lehman, Miss Lizzie Harshberger, Mr. George Mishler, Miss
    Annie Repp, Mr. Frank Repp, Miss Grace Griffith [note: dau. of Uriah A.
    Griffith], Mr. Paul Strayer, Miss Wagner,
    Mr. Ed Ream, Miss Strayer, Mr. Albert Wissinger, Miss Mollie Hite, and Mr.
    harry Slagle. The driver was Lowman Griffith. After an evening's enjoyment they
    departed for their homes, arriving at Walnut Grove at 3 o'clock in the morning.
    ix. Clara Jane GRIFFITH was born on 3 Aug 1863 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. She died on 21 Jan 1864 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. She was buried on 17 Nov 1927 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, PA. Moved from Sandyvale Cemetery and reinterred at Grandview Cemetery.
    x. Sarah Melissa GRIFFITH was born on 4 Apr 1865 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA.
    xi. William GRIFFITH was born on 17 May 1867 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, PA. He was buried on 19 Dec 1938 in Grandview Cem., Johnstown, PA. He was known as "Windy Bill" for his penchant for starting arguments.



    Jonathan J. GRIFFITH was born on 12 Apr 1853 in , Somerset, PA. He died on 8 Oct 1929 in 1009 Bell Ave., N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. He was buried on 10 Oct 1929 in Braddock Cem., Braddock, Allegheny, PA. He has reference number 8. BIRTH/MARRIAGE: Birth and Marriage dates provided by daughter Marie Griffith
    Larimer. Also records compiled by grandson, Edgar Marshall Griffith now in
    possession of his daughter, Sara Leslie Griffith. Some additional information
    provided by Eileen Larimer Walker and Mary Louise Larimer, granddaughters.
    MARRIAGE: From "Marriages & Deaths from the Cambria Tribune": 19 Jul 1879
    (Saturday): married in Braddock, Allegheny County on the 19th by Rev. W.L.
    Kaine, Mr. Jonathan Griffith, formerly of this place and Miss Mary L. Barber of
    Braddock.
    BIRTH: HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Henry Wilson Storey with
    Genealogical Memoirs, The Lewis Publishing Co., New York, Chicago, 1907, Vol.
    III, page 634. Indicates Jonathan was the son of Eli and Elizabeth Reighart Griffith, born
    April 12, 1853 and married Mary L. Barber, July 17, 1879, and had children
    Edgar, Wilbert and Alice M. (2 other children that had died are not listed in
    this source.) RELATIONSHIP: Named as "beloved son" in will of Eli Griffith.
    DEATH: Certificate, State of Pennsylvania, File No. 98736, Reg. No. 88,
    information for certificate supplied by son, Dr. Wilbert E. Griffith.
    DEATH: Tombstone inscription from Braddock Cemetery, North Braddock, PA reads
    Jonathan Griffith, 1853-1929. He is buried in plot with his wife, three
    daughters and son-in-law. There is a common headstone which says GRIFFITH and
    then smaller individual stones for each of the people with their names and
    dates. Picture of grave site in file. OBIT: The Daily News Herald, Braddock, PA, Wednesday, October 9, 1929, Front
    Page,

    m on 19 Jul 1879 in Braddock, Allegheny, PA. Mary Langford BARBER was born on 3 Nov 1849 in , England. She died on 23 Oct 1925 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She was buried in Braddock Cem, Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She has reference number 9. DEATH: Death Certificate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, File no. 101234 BIRTH: Information extracted from death certificate. Information provided by
    son, Edgar Alfred Griffith showing age at time of death with birth date.
    DEATH: at home, 1009 Bell Ave, Braddock, Allegheny, PA OBIT: The Daily News Herald, Braddock, PA, Monday, October 26, 1926, Society
    Page, reads:
    Children were:

    4 i. Edgar Alfred GRIFFITH. continued below
    ii. Clara L. GRIFFITH born in 1882 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. d 1893 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She was buried in Braddock Cem, Braddock, Allegheny, PA. Death - age 11, spinal meningitis BURIAL: Braddock Cemetery tombstone inscription reads: Clara L. Griffith,
    1882-1893.
    iii. Wilbert Elroy GRIFFITH was born on 26 Jul 1885 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. He died on 27 May 1957 in Richmond, , VA. He was buried in Rural Valley Cem, , PA. BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE: Information provided by daughter, Margaret Jean Waite,
    Annapolis, MD. Died while on way home from a trip to Florida O
    iv. Alice Marie GRIFFITH was born on 16 Sep 1887 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She was christened on 10 Jun 1888 in Braddock M.E., Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She died on 28 May 1977 in Swissvale, Allegheny, PA. She was buried in Braddock Cem, Braddock, Allegheny, PA. BIRTH/MARRIAGE:
    Married in her father's home on Bell Avenue, Braddock, PA. DEATH: Date supplied by daughter Mary Louise Larimer, Pittsburgh, PA SOURCE: Baptismal information from records of Braddock Methodist Episcopal
    church now located at the McMasters Methodist Church of Turtle Creek.
    Officiating minister: Thomas N. Boyle.
    v. Ida May GRIFFITH was born on 29 May 1892 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She was christened on 17 Dec 1893 in Braddock M.E., Braddock, Allegheny, PA. d 1896 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. She was buried in Braddock Cem., Braddock, Allegheny, PA. Death - age 4, scarlet fever BURIAL: Braddock Cemetery tombstone inscription reads: Ida May Griffith,
    1892-1896 Baptismal information from records of Braddock Methodist Episcopal
    church now located at the McMasters Methodist Church of Turtle Creek.
    Officiating minister: J.W. Miles.


    Edgar Alfred GRIFFITH was born on 20 Feb 1880 in N. Braddock, Allegheny, PA. son of Jonathan J. GRIFFITH He died on 4 Mar 1949 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, PA. He was buried in Homewood Cem, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. OCCUPATION: Civil Engineer; Pennsylvania Dept. of Highways
    m Clara Elizabeth WAELDE was born on 6 Jun 1880 in Meadville, Crawford, PA. She died on 20 Jun 1942 in Conneaut Lake, Crawford, PA.
    Children were:

    2 i. Edgar Marshall GRIFFITH continued above.
    ii. Miriam Elizabeth GRIFFITH was born on 15 Jul 1914 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, PA. She died on 4 Aug 1986 in Conneaut Lake, Crawford, PA. She was buried in Homewood Cem, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. BIRTH: Information compiled while subject still living. Birth Certificate, PA
    File #1202650-14, Allegheny County.

    MARRIAGE: Marriage certificate PA #14479, dated 12 Jul 1947, Series X,

    DEATH: Personally attended funeral
    BURIAL: Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA, Lot 68, Section 24