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GRIFFIN, Thomas, a Representative from Virginia; born in Yorktown, Va., in 1773; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates 1793-1800; appointed justice of the court of oyer and terminer on October 17, 1796, and served in this capacity until 1810; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); appointed chief justice of the court of quarter sessions September 1, 1805, holding court at Yorktown, Va., and served until 1810; justice of the York County Court 1810-1812; served in the War of 1812 as major of Infantry; again justice of the court of oyer and terminer (chairman of the court) 1814-1820; again a member of the State house of delegates 1819-1823 and 1827-1830; died at "The Mansion," near Yorktown, Va., October 7, 1837.

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Kentucky Historical Society Library

Frankfort, KY
Papers: 1825, 1 item. A letter from Thomas Griffin to William Taylor written on June 6, 1825. The letter was written in reply to William Taylor's inquiry into the children of the deceased John Thurston. The letter continues on to discuss the lands of Cyrus Griffin in Kentucky, which Thomas Griffin wishes to purchase.
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