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Posted by: Gail Gilbert (ID *****7193) Date: March 11, 2003 at 07:15:39
In Reply to: GRIFFITH DICKENSON by DD of 610

I am interested in your Griffith Dickenson (Dickinson) study as I believe my Nathaniel Dickinson (b. ca. 1710) of Spotsylvania County connects in some way to a Griffith. Nathaniel's dau. Frances married Elijah Garton and named one of her sons Griffith Garton. This is the first use of the name Griffith in the Garton line and it is carried on down through several generations from there, so I believe it probably did come from the Dickinsons..

My Nathaniel is not the Nathaniel II, son of Nathaniel I, which you show in your ancestral lines. I have speculated that he might be a son of Thomas or Griffith, sons of William, son of Griffith (b. ca. 1629). This is also presented as a possibility in Lena Dickinson Outlaw's book on pg. 108 where she states that tradition insists that this Griffith (of King Wm./Caroline Co.) did have family. She also states that his brother Thomas had nine children in eight years, but she could only identify five. I see that you do not have any issue for Griffith, but if he did have children, undoubtedly there would be a Griffith among them. For Thomas, I believe a sixth child for him might be the Griffith presented on pg. 267 of the Outlaw book. This Griffith, located in Louisa Co., would have been of the right age to be a brother to my Nathaniel. His descendants also share the same allied families and some end up in Todd Co., KY where my Frances died in 1825.

If you would like to pursue this further with me, you can email me directly at the email address indicated. Thanks for your help. Gail

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