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David Griffith
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Birth: 1742
Death: Aug. 3, 1789

Born in New York, New York. After attending school in New York, traveled to London, England, where he received a degree as a physician in 1762. He later entered the ministry and was ordained a priest by Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, August 24, 1770. The Church of England sent him to a mission in New Jersey where he remained a few years before accepting a position at Shelburne Parish in Loudoun County, Virginia. Becoming rector December 23,1771, not only preached, but taught and practiced medicine as well. An advocate of independence, preached before the Virginia Convention in December 1775. During the Revolution, he served as surgeon of the Prince William County, Virginia, battalion, then was appointed chaplain of the 3rd Virginia Regiment February 28,1776. When the regiment was mustered into the Continental Army, received a dual commission as chaplain and surgeon of the 3rd Virginia. After 3 years of service, he resigned from the army and went to Fairfax Parish with churches in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia. After the Revolution ended, helped form the Protestant Episcopal Church. He helped establish this church in Virginia and in the United States. He attended the General Conventions of the clergy, serving as president of the 2nd General Convention in 1786.He married Hannah Colville of New York and they had 8 children. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Burial:
Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: PL
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35036951
David Griffith
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David Griffith
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