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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for John William Griffin

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This is a pedigree chart for John Bill [Griffin-7594]. There are additional tools below.

John William Griffin
6 Feb 1844 - 9 Feb 1927
Jefferson, Indiana, United States

Brother of Caroline (Griffin) Green, Elizabeth M. (Griffin) Jackman, James E. Griffin, Nancy Catherine (Griffin) Jackson and Marietta Griffin

Husband of Eliza Ann (Ward) Griffin

Father of James Clinton Griffin, Joseph Franklin Griffin, Eliza Bell (Griffin) Sappenfield, Theodore Griffin, Mary Ann (Griffin) Vanosdol and Ellen Beulah (Griffin) Shanks

James E. Griffin ancestors
02 Feb 1810 - 10 Jun 1900
Clark, Indiana Territory, United States
John Griffin ancestors
abt 1779 - 11 May 1861
Fayette, Kentucky, United States
* Ralph Griffin ancestors
05 Aug 1754 - 13 Sep 1838
Halifax, Virginia
* Samuel Griffin more treemore tree ancestors
1735 - 1799
* Wilmouth Owens more treemore tree ancestors
1735 - 19 Jan 1832
* Catherine Munson ancestors
15 Feb 1756 - 19 Jan 1832
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey
* Samuel Munson more treemore tree ancestors
15 Sep 1717 - 1790
* Sarah Allen ancestors
1717 - 1760
Nancy Lockridge ancestors
abt 1788 - abt 1867
Fayette, Virginia, United States
* John Lockridge ancestors
20 Oct 1762 - 11 Oct 1851
Big Calfpasture, Augusta, Colony of Virginia
* William Lockridge ancestors
1715 - 12 Mar 1793
* Agnes Gwin more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1740 - aft 1793
* Margaret Henderson ancestors
14 Jan 1762 - 30 Jan 1835
Augusta, Virginia
* James Jones Henderson more treemore tree ancestors
1734 - Mar 1801
* Isabella King more tree ancestors
12 Apr 1741 - 1832
Mary Ann Griffin ancestors
01 May 1812 - 10 Mar 1898
New York, United States
Martin Griffin ancestors
07 Oct 1777 - 24 Jan 1818
* Martin Griffin ancestors
02 Apr 1739 -
New Paltz, Ulster, New York Colony
* [Griffin g-g-grandfather?]
* [Griffin g-g-grandmother?]
* [Griffin great-grandmother?] *
Elizabeth Carter ancestors
23 Mar 1787 - 02 Oct 1870
New Jersey
* [Carter great-grandfather?] *
* [Carter great-grandmother?] *

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in John Bill's family history.

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Ancestor List for John Bill Griffin ahnenlist
Uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text.

Ancestor Explorer [independent app]
View or download a list of up to 20 generations of ancestors who meet a wide variety of criteria, map them, and more.

Compact Family Tree
Packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

How many degrees of separation are between John Bill and Henry VIII (or anyone else)? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Descendant List descendants
Up to five generations of children and grandchildren of John Bill along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand John Bill's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom John Bill gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for John Bill's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited John Bill's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
A step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in John Bill's tree.

Dynamic Tree
Expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Dynamic Tree by Topola [independent app]
Advanced visualization tools plus downloading and printing capabilities.

FamilySearch Connections
Here is a likely matching profile for John Bill on the FamilySearch Tree: LJ24-M6S.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
Simple page to illustrate nuclear families based on marriages. Handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
Flexible tool for viewing more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Fan ChartFan Chart [independent app]
Lots of options for display, color, and sharing, including DNA inheritance, print with PDF, and other views such as "Fractal H-Trees" and "Relative SpiderWebs."

Images of John Bill photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for John Bill yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Griffins
Shows all the Griffins on WikiTree. Useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond John Bill. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Griffin DNA Connections and GRIFFIN G2G.

Map Navigator SampleLocation Maps map pin [independent apps]
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
WikiTree+'s Map Navigator can plot John Bill's ancestors or descendants on a map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
Parallel to the pedigree chart above but optimized for printing. Can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form.

Profile of John Bill
The central place for organizing and viewing information and sources. Whenever you see John Bill's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at where Griffin-7594 is John Bill's unique WikiTree ID.

Profile Overview [independent app]
Dig into the contents of WikiTree profiles in a completely different way.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Griffin-7594 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between John Bill and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch [independent app]
Automatically search for John Bill on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
A quick reference sheet with seven generations of John Bill's family names.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow John Bill's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to John Bill's profile so far.

Bio Check [independent app]
Scan for missing sources and opportunities to improve profiles.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
John Bill's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about John Bill or have a Griffin family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Griffin surname index, etc. The white dot for John Bill indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of John Bill's DNA
If John Bill's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of John Bill's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on John Bill's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit John Bill's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in John Bill and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to John Bill.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding John Bill's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about John Bill
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about John Bill and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just John Bill's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
John Bill's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in John Bill. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via email, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit John Bill's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of John Bill or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing John Bill's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on John Bill's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about John Bill, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.