Richard Griffin (Greene) (1660 - 1723)

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Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Flushing, Long Island, Queens, New York, United States
Managed by: David Prins
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About Richard Griffin (Greene)

Son of Edward and Mary of Flushing. Married Susanna Haight, daughter of Nicholas Haight of Flushing. A descendant of one of her brothers was a loyalist and settled east of Toronto; descendents liv in Toronto (1920's). Richards spent his life at Flushing and accumulated consieerable property and a family of 14 children. He died in 1722 or 1723. His will is dated Oct. 27, 1722 and was probated 5 Feb 1723. Nearly all his family, like his father, were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. They became pioneers in the then newly settled parts of New York. Little is known of Samuel but his eldest son is mentioned in the will of Jonathan. Jonathan settled in White Plains and Scarsdale, became wealthy, was a captain and a Presbyterian elder - his tombstone is in the churchyard at Scarsdale. The other sons of Richard all settled in Duchess County, four of them at Nine Partners (now called Washington Precinct). A manuscript geneology of the descendents of Joshua was in Hamilton library but was removed by persons unknown. Descendants of Isaiah and perhaps of Obadiah and Gilbert, emigrated to Canada during and after the revolutionary war, some locating in Eastern Ontario and others in Nova Scotia. As Western New York was opened to settlement, children and grandchildren of these Duchess County Griffins migrated there. Obadiah and Robert Griffin, the founders of Griffin's Mills near Buffalo, were of this connection.

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Richard Griffin's Timeline

1660
February 8, 1660
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1692
February 16, 1692
Age 32
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1694
1694
Age 33
1694
Age 33
Flushing, New York, United States
1698
1698
Age 37
1698
Age 37
1698
Age 37
1700
1700
Age 39
1700
Age 39
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
1700
Age 39