The answer is "yes".
1) The website for "Flagon and Trencher" lists many colonial tavern owners by state; Jacob Griffin is named under "New York". Navigate around the website to find some of their responsibilities and even the toasts that were used back when! http://www.flagonandtrencher.org/
2) Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Griffin & his wife Ruth Woolsey are honored for serving in the American Revolution. DAR records list some of his children, who were christened in a church in Rumbout, Dutchess County, New York; the Wikipedia information indicates he served on a "Committee of Correspondence" in Rumbout, NY. Profiles have been created for some of his children.
I hope this helps, Janine