1. JOHN1 GRIFFITHS was born Abt. 1824 in Wales. He married
CATHERINE. She was born Abt. 1826. Both were born in
Notes for JOHN GRIFFITHS:
Catherine Morris and Griffith lived on Cwmboydd road Blaenau Ffestiniog
in the 1881 census. John Griffiths was a Slate Miner and all three of
his known sons were quarrymen
Children of JOHN GRIFFITHS and CATHERINE are:
i. RICHARD JOHN2 GRIFFITHS, b. April 29, 1859,
Talsarn(SP?) north Wales; d. Poultney vermont.
3. ii. GRIFFITH GRIFFITHS, b. September 1864, Wales Emigrated to Poultney Vermont 1884.
iii. MORRIS GRIFFITHS, b. Abt. 1866, Wales.
iv. JOHN GRIFFITHS b. Abt 1845 Wales
v. MARY GRIFFITHS b Abt 1855 Wales
Notes for MORRIS GRIFFITHS:
Morris was a slate quarryman in the 1881 census at the age of 15
iv. JOHN GRIFFITHS, b. Abt. 1845.
v. MARY GRIFFITHS, b. Abt. 1855.
Generation No. 2
RICHARD JOHN2 GRIFFITHS (JOHN1) was born April 29, 1859 in Talsarn(SP?)
north Wales, and died in Poultney vermont. He married MARGARET
ANN ROBERTS September 13, 1881 in Registers office in the District of
Ffestiniog, daughter of HUGH ROBERTS. She was born Abt. 1865 in
North Wales, and died February 02, 1900 in Poultney Vermont.
Notes for RICHARD JOHN GRIFFITHS:
had a separate residence in 1881. He lived at Tabernacle Terrace in
Blaenau Ffestiniog around the corner from his parents and brothers. He
came to the US in about 1885-1887. His oldest son John was born in
Wales and his second son Hugh was born shortly after arriving in the
US. Richard was a slate miner, one of the few who worked underground in
Blaenau Ffestiniog. He also bought a farm and house in Vermont when he
moved and maintained both the farm and a quarrying job. His 4 sons each
worked from age 8 or 9 both on the farm and in the quarry.
More About RICHARD JOHN GRIFFITHS:
Burial: Poultney vermont
Came to the US: 1887, poultney
Notes for MARGARET ANN ROBERTS:
died tragically two weeks after giving birth to daughter margaret. A
full page obituary appeared in the local Newspaper in Poultney
More About MARGARET ANN ROBERTS:
Burial: Poultney Vermont
Children of RICHARD GRIFFITHS and MARGARET ROBERTS are:
4. i. HUGH C.3 GRIFFITH, b. May 01, 1887, Poultney, VT; d. August 24, 1971, Ilion ny.
5. ii. JOHN GRIFFITHS, b. June 1885.
iii. RICHARD GRIFFITH, b. October 1893.
iv. MORRIS GRIFFITH, b. July 1889.
6. v. CATHERINE GRIFFITHS, b. August 1896.
vi. MARGARET GRIFFITH, b. January 1900.
GRIFFITH2 GRIFFITHS (JOHN1) was born September 1864 in Wales Emigrated
to Poultney Vermont 1884. He married KATE. She was born
February 1865 in Wales Emigrated to Poultney Vermont 1887.
Notes for GRIFFITH GRIFFITHS:
Griffith was a Slate Quarryman at 17 years of age in the 1881 census
Children of GRIFFITH GRIFFITHS and KATE are:
i. KATE3 GRIFFITHS, b. September 1890.
ii. HANNAH J. GRIFFITHS, b. October 1892.
iii. MARY GRIFFITHS, b. February 1895.
iv. ANNA GRIFFITHS, b. March 1897.
v. JOHN GRIFFITHS, b. May 1900.
Generation No. 3
HUGH C.3 GRIFFITH (RICHARD JOHN2 GRIFFITHS, JOHN1) was born May 01,
1887 in Poultney, VT, and died August 24, 1971 in Ilion ny. He
married ELIZABETH JANE JONES, daughter of OWEN JONES and MARY
JONES. She was born March 08, 1893 in Mt. Vernon NY, and died
April 06, 1970 in Ilion NY.
More About HUGH C. GRIFFITH:
Burial: Ilion NY
More About ELIZABETH JANE JONES:
Burial: Ilion NY
Children of HUGH GRIFFITH and ELIZABETH JONES are:
7. i. HUGH C.4 GRIFFITH, b. January 28, 1928, colesville NY.
8. ii. OWEN RICHARD GRIFFITH, b. 1924.
5. JOHN3 GRIFFITHS (RICHARD JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 1885. He married REET.
Children of JOHN GRIFFITHS and REET are:
i. GEORGE4 GRIFFITHS, b. Abt. 1908.
Notes for GEORGE GRIFFITHS:
George was an executive for General Tire(?) for 40 years still living as of 2002
ii. WAYNE GRIFFITHS, b. Bef. 1908.
Notes for WAYNE GRIFFITHS:
Wayne Was a Doctor
iii. MARGARET GRIFFITHS.
Notes for MARGARET GRIFFITHS:
Margaret was a teacher
iv. ETHEL GRIFFITHS.
Notes for ETHEL GRIFFITHS:
Ethel died at 5 years of age of diphtheria
6. CATHERINE3 GRIFFITHS (RICHARD JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 1896. She married EARL EVANS.
Children of CATHERINE GRIFFITHS and EARL EVANS are:
9. i. ETHEL JEAN4 EVANS, b. Abt. 1927.
ii. RAYMOND EVANS.
Generation No. 4
HUGH C.4 GRIFFITH (HUGH C.3, RICHARD JOHN2 GRIFFITHS, JOHN1) was born
January 28, 1928 in colesville NY. He married SHIRLEY ANN
HURKETT, daughter of LEONARD GEISS and IRENE ROBINSON. She was
born November 28, 1928 in Hamtramak, Michigan near Detroit.
Notes for HUGH C. GRIFFITH:
Hugh Griffith taught English for 38 years at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan
Children of HUGH GRIFFITH and SHIRLEY HURKETT are:
i. RICHARD5 GRIFFITH, b. August 26, 1958,
Lansing, Michigan; m. KIMBERLY DONAHUE, May 10, 1997, Ft Myers
Arlington VA; b. December 10, 1968, monterery california.
ii. HUGH CLIFTON GRIFFITH, b. October 1956.
iii. DAVID MORRIS GRIFFITH, b. March 12, 1961; m. JEANNETTE SFARACZEK.
Notes for DAVID MORRIS GRIFFITH:
David has a Ph.D. in Biology
iv. ANN LOUISE GRIFFITH, b. June 14, 1966; m. BRENDEN
8. OWEN RICHARD4 GRIFFITH (HUGH C.3, RICHARD JOHN2 GRIFFITHS, JOHN1) was born 1924. He married MARGARET.
Children of OWEN GRIFFITH and MARGARET are:
i. KAREN5 GRIFFITH.
ii. NORMAN GRIFFITH.
iii. PAUL GRIFFITH.
ETHEL JEAN4 EVANS (CATHERINE3 GRIFFITHS, RICHARD JOHN2, JOHN1) was born
Abt. 1927. She married WILLIAM WRIGHT.
Children of ETHEL EVANS and WILLIAM WRIGHT are:
i. DAVID5 WRIGHT.
ii. CATHY WRIGHT.