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John Griffith
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1785
Death: Sep. 23, 1868

Thank you Ward White for the following information.


Biography published in 1875, “History of Chautauqua County, New York, From Its First Settlement to the Present Time” by Andrew Young, Buffalo, NY)



John Griffith, son of Jeremiah Griffith, Sr., was born April, 1785, and married Tryphena Bemus, Feb. 8, 1809, and had 12 children. 1. Mary B., wife of John Arnold, whose children were: Tryphena; Annette, wife of Joseph Phillips, whose children are Pauline and John; Edward, who married Eliza Russell, whose children are Florence, John Q., Monroe, David, and Odin B.; Minerva, who died at 14; and Mary Ann. 2. William B., who married Mary Dunton, and had 2 sons, Charles, and Albert, who married Mary Walkup. 3. Martha P., unmarried. 4. Clarissa, wife of Nelson Bird, in Poland, who had a number of children, of whom Amos was killed in the late war, in Sheridan's army. 5. Minerva, who died unmarried. 6. John, who married Harriet Smiley, and whose children are Caroline V., Sarah Jane, and Leonard E. 7. Jedediah, who married Jane Ames, and had a daughter, Isadore, who died at 24; parents also deceased. 8. Nancy, deceased. 9. Catharine, wife of Asa Cheney, who had 11 children: Frank, Mark, Beecher, Miles, Morris, Martha, Lydia, Jennie, Alta, Eva, and John C. Lydia, Jennie, and Alta, not living. 10. James B., who married Mary Howells, whose children were: George, deceased; Adaline, Howell, and inf. 11. Martin, who married Sarah Bixby, and has two children, Addie and Andrew. 12. Ophelia, unmarried. John Griffith died Sept. 23, 1868. Tryphena, his wife, died Feb. 19, 1851. The daughters, Martha and Ophelia, reside on the homestead, and superintend the labor on the farm, which has become somewhat extensively known as "Martha's Vineyard," from the name of its senior conductor. On the farm is a pleasant grove, a resort of picnic parties.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Griffith (1758 - 1842)
  Mary Parable Crapsey Griffith (1764 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Tryphena Bemus Griffith (1793 - 1851)
 
 Children:
  Mary Bemus Griffith Arnold (1810 - 1880)*
  William Bemus Griffith (1811 - 1879)*
  Martha Griffith (1813 - 1883)*
  Clarissa Griffith Bird (1815 - 1889)*
  Jedediah Griffith (1822 - 1849)*
  Nancy Griffith (1824 - 1825)*
  Catherine Griffith Cheney (1826 - 1924)*
  James Bemus Griffith (1828 - 1899)*
  Daniel Martin Griffith (1831 - 1902)*
  Ophelia Griffith (1837 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Griffith (1785 - 1868)
  Seth Griffith (1787 - 1859)*
  Samuel Griffith (1791 - 1876)*
  Mary Griffith Fairbanks (1793 - 1853)*
  Jeremiah Griffith (1795 - 1880)*
  Alexander Hamilton Griffith (1805 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Information compiled by Loraine C. Smith, Town of Ellery Historian. Wed Tryphena Bemus 2/8/1809 who died 2/19/1851, and was the son of Jeremiah and Mary Crapsy Griffith
 
Burial:
Bemus Point Cemetery
Ellery Center
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Plot: 149 G-2
 
Created by: Kathy Sloan
Record added: Apr 30, 2005
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John Griffith
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