Col Jacob Griffin

Col Jacob Griffin

Death 20 Mar 1800 (aged 69)
Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Brinckerhoff, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 139618710 · View Source
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From contributor Charles H. Clackett (#47202913):
Colonel Jacob Griffin reportedly was the son of Joshua Griffin and Elizabeth Hopper.

Jacob Griffin was born in 1730 and became a captain in the Rombout Dutchess County Militia at the onset of the Revolutionary War. The unit was under the command of Col. Abraham Brinckerhoff.

In July 1775, Griffin circulated a petition that was signed by locals who declared their support to the Committee of Independence. Griffin collected 502 signatures on the document.

Col. Griffin became a New York state assemblyman from Dutchess County, from 1786 to 1789.

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"Griffin, Jacob, d. 1809, Mar. 20, a. 60 y. 11 m"

Copied April 25 and 26, 1913, by J. W. Poucher, M.D., Mrs. Poucher, Miss Helen W. Reynolds, Miss M. O. Johnston, Miss N. M. Parker. "Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 85-91.

Gravesite Details The numbers 9 and 0 in the year and age were likely mistranscribed in 1913. The Colonel's actual death date is 20MAR1800. The date calculator then comes up with the April 1730 birth which conforms to Col Jacob Griffin. Thx to GFlanders.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 139618710
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Jacob Griffin (Apr 1730–20 Mar 1800), Find a Grave Memorial no. 139618710, citing Rombout Rural Cemetery, Brinckerhoff, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Deb (contributor 48513945) .