Col. Simon Giffin, Continental Army

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Simon Giffin, Jr.

Also Known As: "Griffen"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: November 6, 1820 (80)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Giffin, Sr. and Jennet Giffin
Husband of Abigail Giffin and Lydia Giffin
Father of Edward Giffin; James Giffin; David Dodge Giffin; George Giffin; Ann Johnson and 1 other
Brother of George Giffin; John Giffin and Elizabeth Giffin

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About Col. Simon Giffin, Continental Army

Simon (Griffen, int.) and Abigail Higgens, Mar. 24, 1761 Hardwick ,Massachusetts Vital Records. .DAR# A045014- Certified- Added by Elwin Nickerson about My Great Grandfather: ,Continental Soldier Of The Line- NOTE:Proofs &Citatons Below: From Family Bibles-Note Personal Historical Revolutionary War Diary On Record/Display At YALE University Below: My Great Grandfather was Bapt. July 5-1741- Church of The Presbyterian Strangers, Boston, Massachusetts. Married on March 24.1761 Abigail Higgens ( Recorded Family Bibles) Served in S.B. Webbs Regiment./Sergent Major/ April/12/1778-3rd Connecticut Regiment- Served With Distinction in The Continental Army under Command of General George Washington. Dates of Service 1776-1783 Died Nov, 6, 1820. Buried Wethersfield, Conn. Married 2nd. Lydia Crane Also: Simon Giffen: Sergeant Major, Webb’s Additional Continental Regiment. Diary spans May 1777 - September 1779. Service at West Point, White Plains, Newport. Manuscript within the collections of the Beineke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Unpublished. Microfilmed. Local name from Giffen in the parish of Beith in the former District of Cunningham, Ayrshire. Records show a William Giffen appointed councillor in 1710 in Corsehill. May be spelled Giffen or Giffin. May represent one who originally descended from Giffen (ridge), in Ayrshire. In Scotland and among the early settlers in America it is almost always spelled Giffen. In records the name is spelled two ways, sometimes, in the same document. Our finding is that the Scottish spelling is most prevalent. It is today spelled Giffin by a large part of Giffen descendants in America and elsewhere. The origin of the name is quite obscure. Tradition dates it first in Ayrshire, Scotland, about the year 1625. About the year 1638 there were three Giffen brothers in Ayrshire, one of whom went to Ireland, another to America, and a third to Argyleshire, settling in Kintrye. [Note: Griffith, Griffin and other similar variations of the Welsh name Griffen, do not derive from the Scottish name Giffen ECN

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Col. Simon Giffin, Continental Army's Timeline

July 5, 1740
Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
December 30, 1761
Age 21
Hardwick, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
February 22, 1764
Age 23
Hardwick, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
September 8, 1766
Age 26
Hardwick, MA, USA
May 19, 1772
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 33
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
February 6, 1777
Age 36
Wethersfield, CT, USA
November 6, 1820
Age 80
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States