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Relationship Chart Richard GRIFFIN b. 22 Jun 1732 at Nine Partners, d. 8 Oct 1795 at Grimsby, Lincoln m. 1757 at Nine Partners, NY +Mary SMITH b. circa 1734 at probably, CT d. after 1780 at Ontario Smith GRIFFIN               Siblings    Miriam GRIFFIN b. 9 Aug 1772                           b. 15 Apr 1765 at Nine Partners, NY                    at […]

William BRYANT was undoubtedly devastated after the death of Nellie, his first wife. He was introduced to Evalena TINDALL. A family member states that William’s sister Gertrude thought Eva, a “society girl,” would be good for William dealing with his loss and so encouraged the marriage. Eva TINDALL was born 15 Aug 1871 in Algansee, Branch […]

My great-grandfather was named for a distant cousin, William Cullen BRYANT the poet and editor of the New York Evening Post. Though the conclusive proof has not been found, family tradition is pretty consistent about this relationship. Acknowledging that there is a tendency in families to claim a connection to a famous person without much […]