Griffen Bible

This Bible record was published in the Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 52, Number 2, April, 1916. (Essex County, Massachusetts). The overall title for this section is Marblehead Bible Records, indicating that the families in this section were from Marblehead Massachusetts.

There appears to be five different people named Ebenezer Griffen named below: the father, three sons, and a grandson.


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From a Bible in Possession of Mrs. Laura E. Foye, 23 Pleasant St., Salem.

Ebenezer Griffen, m. Martha Thompson, May 9, 1765.
Hannah Griffen, b. Nov. 1, 1766; d. April 16, 1767.
Ebenr Griffen, b. Nov. 20, 1767; d. Aug. 18, 1769.
Thom Griffen, b. Dec. 26, 1769; d. Sept. 14, 1771.
Ebenr Griffen, b. Dec. 26, 1770, "and Departed this Life in Cambridge & was Buried By the Honners of war this was dun in Consequence of the Child's Death being Caused by his eating Nuts which was gave him by the Commanding Officaer of the Regiment of Continental Soldiers that was Stationed there at that time and his father being an Officer in the Regiment it was dun to Honner him."
Martha Griffen was born Aug. 12, 1775; d. Sept. 12, 1777.
Isaac S. Griffen, b. in Boston Dec. 27, 1780.
Ebenr Griffen, b. Aug. 14, 1787.
Ebenr Griffen, d. Aug. 20, 1797, aged 60.
Martha Griffen, d. Jan. 16, 1805, aged 59.
Ebenezer Griffen, m. Hannah Brimblecomb, Nov. 17, 1808.
Ebenr Griffen, b. April 11, 1809, in Marblehead.