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William Preston Griffin
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1810
Fincastle
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1851

William Preston Griffin was born in Fincastle, VA, the second son of John Caswell Griffin and Mary Hancock Griffin. Both his parents died in 1826 when he was 16. A year later, he joined the Navy at the age of 17. He became an officer of distinction with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1838 he married Mary Neill Lawrence, the only surviving child of Capt. James Lawrence, who gave the Navy its battle cry, "Don't Give Up the Ship" during the War of 1812, and Julia Montaudevert Lawrence. Mary died shortly after the birth of their only daughter, Mary Lawrence Griffin Redmond in 1843, and was buried in Cimitero Accatolico, Florence, Italy. In 1849 he married Christine A. W. Kean, daughter of Peter Philip James Kean and Sarah Sabina Morris Kean. Sadly, he died just two years later, on December 4, 1851. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Lawrence Griffin (1810 - 1843)
  Christine Alexander William Kean Griffin (1826 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Mary Lawrence Griffin Redmond (1843 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint John's Episcopal Church
Elizabeth
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Kathleen
Originally Created by: Marvin Hilts
Record added: Jul 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15026211
William Preston Griffin
Added by: Marvin Hilts
 
William Preston Griffin
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 Added: Apr. 14, 2012
 
 
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