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Thomas Griest
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1752
Little Britain
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1834
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Priscilla was mentioned in the Will of her father Thomas Brabson Sr. in 1792 as "daughter Precilla Grist" to whom he left 10 pounds in 2 yrs. A number of the Griest family records mistakenly report she married Thomas Griest at Warrington Monthly Meeting (some say add "Bucks Co., PA") on 15 Sep 1779. Bucks Co. would have been 40 miles away from Little Britain Twp. and is not on a waterway that connects directly with Lancaster Co. Not only was the marriage never recorded at Warrington meeting as reported, but **Warrington Meeting was in YORK Co**. The records of this meeting and those in Maryland have been thoroughly searched as have the Quaker records of Bucks County, PA, and no such marriage is listed. The Griest family in Lancaster Co. was often spelled "GRIST," as in Thomas' Will. Several Grists did witness Reynolds family records at the nearby Quaker meeting at West Nottingham, MD.

The Reynolds were neighbors of the Brabsons in Lancaster Co. The 1966 edition of the book The Griest Family compiled by Samuel B. Cross corrects the earlier errors and lists the Thomas Griest family originally of Lancaster Co. in a separate chapter. It seems that John Beard married Thomas and Priscilla 15 Sep 1779, but the location is uncertain, probably in a civil ceremony. Priscilla's birthdate of 1 Apr 1757 is also given. (p 398).

Thomas and Priscilla lived at nearby Freemont, Chester Co., PA and had 11 children all born there. This family attended the Little Britain Quaker Meeting in Lancaster Co. in the 1800s. This Quaker meeting later belonged to the very conservative Hicksite faction of Quakerism.
(Ray Banks, Rootsweb - Apr 2010)
Family links: 
  John Griest (1716 - 1780)
  Susannah Pyle Griest (1718 - 1776)
  Ann Cox Griest (1756 - 1778)
  Priscilla Brabson Griest (1757 - ____)
  William Griest (1784 - 1864)*
  Jeremiah Griest (1792 - 1842)*
  Jacob Griest (1795 - 1870)*
  Daniel Griest (1737 - 1787)*
  Hannah Griest Wierman (1748 - 1836)*
  Thomas Griest (1752 - 1834)
  Lydia Griest Wierman (1758 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
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