Duane N. Griffin genealogical papers
Scope and Content
These papers consist of a manuscript genealogy of the descendents of John Griffin of Simsbury, Conn. and genealogy notes.
- Creation: 1723-1951
- Creation: Majority of material found within circa 1900-1927
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The records are in English.
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Duane N. Griffin was born in Granby, Conn. on December 4, 1853 to Richardson Griffin and Julia Ann (Viets) Griffin. He married Ada Belle Moore. They had a son, Ray Maynard Griffin and a daughter, Janice Griffin. He died at his home in Granby on November 8, 1927.
In 1882, Griffin became pastor of the Unionville Methodist Church and later the Plainville Methodist Church. He went on to graduate in theology from Boston University. He returned to his ministerial work and became pastor at Trinity Methodist Church in Meriden, then the Hamden Methodist Church, Epworth Methodist Church in New Haven, the North Methodist Church in Hartford, and St. Andrew's Methodist Church in New Haven.
While at St. Andrew's, Griffin was appointed field secretary of the Connecticut prohibition committee and held that position for fifteen years. During this time he also served as associate pastor of South park Methodist Church in Hartford. He retired from active church work in 1913 but became supply pastor for the Copper Hill Methodist Church in Granby. He retired in 1926.
Griffin also was a candidate for governor, mayor of Hartford and senator-at-large on the Prohibition ticket. He also served as editor for a prohibition publication.
Source: "Rev. D.N. Griffin, Former Hartford Minister Dies." Hartford Courant, 1927 November 10, 2.
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Rev. Duane N. Griffin (1853-1927) was a Hartford area Methodist minister. These papers consist of a manuscript genealogy of the descendents of John Griffin of Simsbury, Conn. and genealogy notes on the Griffin Family.
Folders 1-13 were presented by Miss Janice M. Griffin of Granby, Conn. on December 17, 1927.
Folder 14 was presented by Miss Janice M. Griffin on February 6, 1947.
Folder 15 was a gift from George Mitchelson of North Bloomfield, Ct.
Map of Cardiganshire, Wales and the pamphlet of the Cathedral Church of St. David: a handbook, both in folder 6, were received on March 25, 1952 from Miss Janice M. Griffin, from London, England.
- RG 074:013, Duane N. Griffin Genealogical Papers
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