Col Samuel Griffin

Col Samuel Griffin

Birth
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Nov 1810 (aged 64)
New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 98010637 · View Source
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Lawyer; Colonel in Revolutionary War
Dep. Adj. Gen. Flying Camp 1776; wounded at battle of Harlem Heights, 1776
Served on Virgina Board of War 1779-1781
Member of the State House of Delegates 1786-88 from Williamsburg
US Congressman from Virginia 1789-95
pursued classical studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced
Appointed by George Washington as Aide-de-camp to General Charles Lee
Led about 900 militia and Virginia regulars into Mount Holly
Mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia from 1779 to 1780
Resigned as 1789 Sheriff of James City county
Brother of
Cyrus Griffin
Sons of Leroy Griffin and Mary Ann Bertrand

Tuesday, December 11, 1810
Paper: Virginia Patriot (Richmond, VA)
Volume: I
Issue: 107
Page: 3
On the 23d of last month, died at New York, Col. Samuel Griffin, of Williamsburg, an old and meritorious Revolutionary Officer. Few men have passed through a long life with more credit than this Gentleman, and none more universally esteemed by his friends and acquaintances, or more deeply lamented by his relatives.


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  • Created by: civilwarbuff
  • Added: 30 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98010637
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Samuel Griffin (20 Apr 1746–23 Nov 1810), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98010637, ; Maintained by civilwarbuff (contributor 47049540) Unknown.