Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Orlando Griffith

Male 1725 - Aft 1774  (> 50 years)


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  • Name Orlando Griffith 
    Birth 1725  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1774  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35759  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father William Griffith,   b. 15 Apr 1697, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jul 1757, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Comfort Duvall,   b. 17 Mar 1701, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1757, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 23 Mar 1718  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Orlando Griffith continued to live on Black Acre. After his father's death he had the tract enlarged by a 1758 survey to 708 acres, but renamed it Griffiths Chance. In 1767, he added other surrounding land to increase the total area to 1,002 acres. In 1769 a further survey, now called Chargeable, extended the Griffith holdings all the way to today's Greenfield Mills. The map of 1808 identifies the little water falls in the Monocacy there as Griffith Falls. On May 31, 1774, Orlando Griffith devised his estate to his brothers Henry, Joshua, Benjamin, Charles and Greenberry and his niece, Lydia. -- Pioneers of the Old Monocacy, The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland 1721-1743, Grace L. Tracey & John P. Dern.
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      GRIFFITH, WM., Frederick Co. 28 Jul, 1757; 7 Sep, 1757
      Wife: Comfort.
      Children: Orlando and Win. Griffith.
      Tracts: Between the Blue Ridge and Otoctin Mountains, "Bussy," "Black Acre," land lying on Antietam and Fairly Gott.
      Extx: Comfort Griffith.
      Wit: Arthur Nelson, Alexander Duvall. 30. 378
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      1748-1752 Frederick County MD Land Records
      pg. 671. Orlando Griffith recorded 23 Nov. 1752, a stray bay mare taken up by him.
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      1761-1763 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      123-124. William Griffith recorded 16 Sept. 1762, made 8 Sept. between Orlando Griffith, for 30 pcm MD, sells "The Bubbly" beginning on east side of the Great Run that descends into Kittoctin Creek, M&B for 100 acres. Signed Orland Griffith before Henry Darnall, John Darnall. Receipt. Elizabeth wife of Orlando released dower. AF & duty paid.
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      1761-1763 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      124-125. William Griffith recorded 13 Sept. 1762, made 8 Sept. 1762 between Orlando Griffith for 30 pcm MD, tract called "Nipple" beginning on south side of a branch that descends' into Kittoctin Creek, about 40perches from the head spring, M&B given for 53 acres. Signed Orlando Griffith before Henry Darnall Junr., John Darnall. Receipt. Ack. Elizabeth wife of Orlando Griffith released dower. AF & duty paid.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1047-1048. Adam Toth recorded 21 Feb. 1765, made 21 Feb. between Orlando Griffith ofFC, for £110. sells tract called "Fairly Got" beginning at bounded white oak, the beginning tree of a tract called "Marshall Plains," M&B given for 200 acres. Signed Orlando Griffith, before John Darnall Junr., Henry Darnall. Receipt. Ack. Elizabeth wife of Orlando Griffith released dower. AF paid
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1047-1048. Adam Toth recorded 21 Feb. 1765, made 21 Feb. between Orlando Griffith ofFC, for £110. sells tract called "Fairly Got" beginning at bounded white oak, the beginning tree of a tract called "Marshall Plains," M&B given for 200 acres. Signed Orlando Griffith, before John Darnall Junr., Henry Darnall. Receipt. Ack. Elizabeth wife of Orlando Griffith released dower. AF paid.

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GRIFFITH, ANN. Ann Griffith, daughter of Orlando and Elizabeth
      Griffith, was born in 1766 in Frederick County, Maryland, and
      married George Silver in 1785. They had the following children:
      John Silver (born 1786); George Silver, Jr. (born 1788);
      Elizabeth Silver (born 1790); Sarah Silver (born 1792); Jacob
      Silver (born 1793); Greenberry Silver (1795-1883); Rachel Silver
      (born 1796); William Silver (1798); Henry Silver (1800); Nancy
      (born 1802); and, Thomas Silver (born 1804). Ann Silver and
      George Silver (a soldier on the Revolutionary War) died in Yancey
      County, North Carolina (Ref: Genealogy of the Griffith Family, by
      R.R. Griffith, pages 259-260 (1892).

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GRIFFITH, CHISHOLM. Chisholm Griffith, son Of Orlando and
      Elizabeth Griffith, was born in 1759 in Frederick County
      Maryland. He served in the Maryland Line during the Revolutionary
      War. Chisholm married thrice: (1) Mary Ann Scott in 1778 in
      Maryland, and had a son Greenberry; (2) Polly Briggs, in North
      Carolina, and had a son John; and, (3) Mrs. Bowman, in Virginia.
      Chisholm moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1806, then
      to Rutherford County, North Carolina, and then to Rockingham
      County, Virginia. In 1811 he lived in Franklin County, Virginia,
      where he applied for a pension (S15866) on November 5, 1832. His
      brother, Zadock Griffith, verified his service (Ref: VDW-1441,
      VDW-1442, and Genealogy of the Griffith Family, by R. R. Griffith, pages 243-249 (1892).

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GRIFFITH, JOHN. John Griffith, youngest son of Orlando and
      Elizabeth Griffith, was born on July 20, 1770, in Frederick
      County, Maryland. He removed to North Carolina in 1806 and
      married Nancy Agnes Young (born March 9, 1780, daughter of Capt.
      Joseph Dobson) in 1820. They had a son, John Orlando Griffith, on
      June 1, 1821. John Griffith died on November 12, 1853, and Nancy
      A. Griffith died on September 5, 1860 (Ref: Genealogy of the
      Griffith Family, by R.R. Griffith, page 259 (1892).

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GRIFFITH, WILLIAM. William Griffith, son of Orlando and Elizabeth
      Griffith, was born in 1768 in Frederick County, Maryland, and
      died circa 1825 in North Carolina, unmarried (Ref: Genealogy of
      the Griffith Family, by R. R. Griffith, page 244 (1892).

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GRIFFITH, ZADOCK. Zadock Griffith, son of Orlando and Elizabeth
      Griffith, was born on July 24, 1755, in Frederick County,
      Maryland, and lived there at the time of his enlistment in the
      Maryland Line during the Revolutionary war. He married Elizabeth
      Hunter on February 17, 1783, and they had two children: Charles
      Griffith (born 1790, married Celia Chunn, and died in 1857); and,
      Catherine Griffith (married D. Webb). Zadock applied for a
      pension (56921) on November 20, 1832, in Rowan County, North
      Carolina, aged 77, stating he served with his brother Chisholm
      Griffith (born 1759) in Frederick County, Maryland (Ref:
      VDW-1441, DAR-456, and Genealogy of the Griffith Family, by R. R.
      Griffith, pages 243-249 (1892).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=239&last=&g_p=G67&colle ction=LO Grant
      Title Griffith, Orlando.
      Publication 1 May 1818.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Griffeth.
      Note Location: Bath County.
      Description: 230 acres on the north west, and east side of the Cowpasture River, adjoining the land of William Douglass and William Griffith.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 67, 1817-1818, Page 239 (Reel 133).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=241&last=&g_p=G67&colle ction=LO Grant
      Title Griffith, Orlando.
      Publication 1 May 1818.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Griffeth.
      Note Location: Bath County.
      Description: 77 acres on Pads Creek a branch of the Cowpasture River.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 67, 1817-1818, Page 241 (Reel 133).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=61&last=&g_p=G119&colle ction=LO Grant
      Title Echols, John.
      Publication 10 April 1875.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Eckhols, Eckolds.
      Note Location: Bath County.
      Grantee(s): Echols, John; Bell, H. M., and Catlett, R. H.
      Description: 185 acres on waters of Gap Run, branch of Padd Creek between the lands of Jasper Cape and Orlando Griffith.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 119, 1874-1883, Page 61 (Reel 185).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
      ===
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=786&last=&g_p=G100&coll ection=LO Grant
      Title Griffith, Orlando.
      Publication 30 September 1848.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Griffeth.
      Note Location: Alleghany County.
      Description: 2200 acres on Cowpasture River and Fogle’s Run.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 100, 1848, Page 786 (Reel 166).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=521&last=&g_p=G94&colle ction=LO Grant
      Title Griffith, Orlando.
      Publication 31 August 1843.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Griffeth.
      Note Location: Bath County.
      Description: 75 acres on the Gap Run a branch of Pad’s Creek.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 94, 1842-1843, Page 521 (Reel 160).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=522&last=&g_p=G71&colle ction=LO Grant
      Title Griffith, Orlando.
      Publication 29 October 1823.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Griffeth.
      Note Location: Bath County.
      Description: 100 acres on Pads Creek a branch of Cowpasture River to join his own lands in two Tracts one Tract which belonged formery to Thompson and the other to Kelso.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 71, 1822-1824, Page 522 (Reel 137).
      Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

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