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Rev Abel M. Griffith

Birth
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 May 1793 (aged 69)
Kentucky, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 71328601 · View Source
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Rev. Abel M. Griffith was the third of six children of Rev. Benjamin & Sarah (Miles) Griffith.

Abel came from a long and wide family line of preachers going back generations in Wales. Many of the family continued this tradition after coming to America.

Abel was baptized on 14 Apr 1744. He was ordained in 1761 and was the long time pastor of the Brandywine Church. There was 7 year absence (1778-1775) to Salem, NJ from which he came back to the Brandywine Church to preach at least 6 times a year. When Abel moved back from Salem he remained the Brandywine pastor until 1791.

Information shows that Abel mainly provided for his family with his farm in West Bradford townhship of Chester county. PA.

In 1791 Abel at the age of 68 resigned his pastorship. He moved to Kentucky to improve and sell some land he had there. Abel remained there until he died in 1793.

Now for some information on his family:

Abel first married Sarah Coffin of Philadelphia. Her parents were English. Abel and Sarah had eight children: Sarah, Rachel, John, William, Elizabeth, Martha and the twins who died at birth with their mother.

Yes, sadly Sarah died in April 1764 with the birth of twins. She was buried in the graveyard of the Brandywine Church with the twins.

Several years later on 6 Jun 1771 Abel again sought happiness with the marriage to Rebecca Miles. (One source feels her parents were James & Rebecca [James] Miles.)

The couple had three children: Benjamin, Miles and an infant who died. Rebecca suffered a long illness and died August of 1779. Abel never remarried after Rebecca's death.

Note, Abel's Kentucky burial location is not known at this time by the poster. If anyone has any info please send an edit message.


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  • Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 13 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71328601
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Abel M. Griffith (23 Dec 1723–19 May 1793), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71328601, ; Maintained by The Ancestor Hunter (contributor 46853198) Unknown.