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Benjamin and Elizabeth Griggs Family of Clinton Co., Ohio
Posted by: David Richardson (ID *****0796) Date: September 12, 2011 at 08:57:35
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I am working the family of Benjamin Griggs and Elizabeth Ryerson or Rheinerson or ... This family arrived, near New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio about 1818 from NJ with about seven children and had three more. Benjamin and Elizabeth died there about 1834. I have not found any Griggs families in the 1820, 1830, or 1840 census records in Clinton or adjacent Ohio counties. Their children were
James Griggs 26 Oct 1805 NJ-6 Aug 1859 who moved to Morgan Co., IN where he married 24 Mar 1831 Nancy Evans Chamberlain. Both are buried there in the Old Methodist Cemetery.
Abraham Griggs 25 Dec 1807 NJ-17 Apr 1888 married Clinton Co., Ohio 18 Sep 1828 Margaret Matthews. They moved to Morgan Co., IN and are buried there in the Centerton Cemetery.
Isaac Griggs born est 1809 NJ needs to be found.
James Villars married 15 Jun 1830 Clinton Co., Ohio Frances Griggs born 1811/2 NK and they were in Vernon, Clinton Co., Ohio in the 1880 census.
Alford Robbins married 21 Oct 1832 New Vienna; Clinton Co., Ohio Isabell Jane Griggs born 5 Nov 1813 NJ died 16 June 1905 buried Mooresville Cemetery, Morgan Co., IN
Isaac Bowers married 29 Mar 1832 Clinton Co., Ohio Sarah Griggs born 1814/5 NJ. They lived in Green, Clinton Co., Ohio where both are in the 1880 census.
Samuel Gray married 9 Sep 1841 Clinton Co., Ohio Margaret Griggs 4 Aug 1817 PA-12 Dec 1897. They moved to Knox Co., IL and are both buried in Lyons Cemetery, Fairview, Fulton Co., IL.
Noah R. Rinker married 1 Sep 1842 Morgan Co., IN Lydia Ann Griggs 15 Nov 1819 Clinton Co., Ohio- died 7 Oct 1855 East of Centerton, Morgan Co., IN
Thomas Calvin Morgan married 23 Feb 1841 Morgan Co., IN Mary Griggs 29 Mar 1823 Ohio-5 Feb 1907. Both are buried in the Morgan Family Cemetery, Brooklyn, Morgan Co., IN
John David Griggs 8 Mar 1825 Ohio-10 Jun 1849 Centerton Cemetery, Morgan Co., IN

Has anyone found any records of a Griggs family in Clinton Co., Ohio or adjacent counties? Property? In 1921 a grandson located the home of Benjamin and Elizabeth Griggs, about two miles west of Snow Hill Tavern west of New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio , which was occupied by a nice family named Cline. Are there any records before 1850? Need the source of Ryerson or Rheinerson, the maiden name of Elizabeth! Were any descendants of this Benjamin and Elizabeth named Benjamin? A Benjamin Griggs married Elizabeth Stewart 7 Mar 1805 1st Presbyterian Church, Middlesex Co., NJ.

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