JOSIAH GRIFFIN



From: Gazetteeer and Biographical Record of Genesee County, NY, 1788-1890 - BY Beers, FW

Josiah Griffin was a resident of Stanford, Dutchess County, NY. One of his sons, Thomas Griffin, born October 27, 1772, left Dutchess County and Came to Elba among the pioneers in 1820, where he remained until his death, February 16, 1854, aged 81 years. He married Susanna, daughter of John Ireland, of Dutchess County, and their children were Jacob, John, Thomas, Abigail, Daniel T., and Mary. Daniel T., born in Dutchess County, November 14, 1811, moved to Elba, where he lived 22 years, and thence came, in 1866, to Oakfield, where he has since remained. His first wife was Abigail, daughter of Frederick and Mary (Grovenor) Buck, of Batavia. Thomas Griffin, a brother of Daniel T., also a native of Dutchesss County, came to Elba with his father in 1820. He was a farmer and owned a saw mill. In 1833 he removed to Talbot County, MD, where he remains. He married Emeline Weeks, daughter of William H. Weeks and Susanna (Sheffield) Weeks, of Elba, and their children are William H. , Elwood, Maria, Susan, John, Cynthia, Hubert, Frank, Edwin, Sarah, Emma, George, and Lewis. William H. was a soldier in Co. H, 8th NYHA. His home is now in Maryland, and he married Caroline C. , daughter of Elijah and Elvira (Staples) Chapman, of Hillsdale County, MI. Their children are Almond, Elvira, Orie, Earl and Pearl (Twins), Jay, and Daniel D.



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