FAMILY GROUP RECORD


Husband:  Abel Griffith  Rev. (1st Marriage)* See Notes Below Page _____of _____
Birth: 22 DEC 1724 

Marriage: 1752 

Death: 19 MAY 1793

Burried:

Place: Montgomery, Twp., Philadelphia, PA.

Place: Philadelphia, PA.

Place: KY

Place: Virtual Burial: Memorial

Father:  Benjamine Griffith Mother: Sarah (Miles)
Wife: Sarah Maiden Name: Clifford or Coffin
Birth: ABT: 1726

Marriage: 1752

Death: APR 1764

Burried:

Place: Philadelphia, PA.

Place: Philadelphia, PA.

Place: 

Place: Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery, Chadds Ford, Delaware Co., PA, Memorial

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Family Ancestry Notes:
Abel was a Baptist minister at Brandywine Church, Chester Co., PA. 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.

Several years later after the death of Sarah [APR 1764], on 6 Jun 1771 Abel again sought happiness with the marriage to Rebecca Miles, [b. (?), d. AUG 1779 (?) Delware Co., PA, buried: Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery, Chadds Ford, Delaware Co., PA, Memorial]. (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.

* William was also a minister.

* NOTE: " The family of William And Margaret (Shields) Griffith and theisr 10 children, were very prominent and highly looked upon in the Religious Community. William being a Baptist Minister, like his father and grandfather  before him." Benjamine is the "grandfather" refered to in this note.
Abel is the father refered to in this note. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

M/F Name of Children (in order of birth) Name of Spouse
 F Child's Name: Sarah Griffith
Birth: ABT: 1754 Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
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Death: ABT: 1772 Place: (?) Chester Co., PA
Buried:Place: Hephzibah Baptist Chuech Cemetery, Coatesville, Chester Co., PA, Memorial
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 F Child's Name: Rachel Griffith
Birth: 25 FEB 1755 Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Marriage: 09 MAR 1785 Place: PA
Death:24 JAN 1854 Place: Chester, PA
Buried:Place: Hephzibah Baptist Chuech Cemetery, Coatesville, Chester Co., PA,
Spouse's Name: John M. Powell
Birth: 24 FEB 1741 Place: East Fallowfield, Chester, PA
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Death: 05 JUL 1831 Place: East Fallowfield, Chester, PA
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Child's Name: John Griffith
Birth: 1759 Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Death:17 SEP 1795 Place:
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Child's Name: William Griffith*see note above
Birth: 13 OCT 1760  Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Marriage: 1792 Place: Chester, PA
Death: 15 OCT 1836  Place:
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Spouse's Name: Margary or Margaret
Birth:  17 JUL 1769  Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Maiden Name:  Shields
Death: 02 JAN 1855  Place:
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Child's Name: Elizabeth Griffith
Birth: ABT: 1762 Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Death: ABT: 1780 (?) Chester Co., PA Place:
Buried:Place: Hephzibah Baptist Chuech Cemetery, Coatesville, Chester Co., PA, Memorial
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 F Child's Name: Martha Griffith & Twin
Birth: APR 1764 Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Death: APR 1764 Place: Delaware Co., PA
Buried:Place: Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery, Chadds Ford, Delaware Co., PA, Memorial

Note about Sarah (Coffin) Griffith:
Sadly, in April 1764 she died at the birth of twins. She was buried with one in each arm. Therefore I've place the burial as the Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery, Chadds Ford, Delaware Co., PA.
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