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Civil War Cousin

I am writing to report on some success with guesswork and flexibility... My distant cousin, Clement Frank Griffin,  was born in Massachusetts at a time where he might have served in the Union Army, but nothing in the Army records.  So I made a guess that any man named Clement would use his middle name if it was more masculine than his first name.  Success!  Frank Clement Griffin had enlisted.  The Army record showed that he was 18 (even though he was only 16) but the birth month and day and…

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Added by Randall Griffin on August 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Philip Griffin "The Brickwall"

My "brickwall" is the founding Griffin who appears in Salisbury MA around 1640 with wife Agnes (called Ann?) alongside.  There he had three children, Hannah, Mary and John, and off to NH and Maine. (Well, you know, northern MA back then). Philip is killed by lightening in Scarborough in 1667 (Welcome to Pine Point, Mr Griffin!) and the wife wisely took the kids back to Massachusetts before the Indians razed the settlement.  Later, John's children headed north and their many families became… Continue

Added by Randall Griffin on July 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Leslie Griffin & JB Morse Farm on Butter Hill in Livermore

I am seeking photos of my family and "the farm" in Maine.  My ggrandfather, Leslie Griffin b. 1878 in Livermore, inherited the property from his mother Clara Morse.  My grandfather, Richard Griffin b. 1900 in Somerville, MA, summered there, and I did too.  There he met and married his wife, my grandmother, Hazel Norton b. 1901 in Livermore, in 1920.     

I would also welcome any stories that you can offer of the Griffin, Norton and related families. 

 

Added by Randall Griffin on July 20, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

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