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Andrew Giffin (1789 - 1862)

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Andrew Giffin
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2018 | Last significant change: 17 May 2018
13:32: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Andrew Giffin. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Marion, sailed August, 1839 | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Winnebago, Illinois.



Andrew was born in 1789 in Scotland.[1]

He married Jane Howie in 1825 in Scotland. [2]

In 1839 they travled to the United States. [3] Jane's mother Jane Picken Howie and brother Robert were on the same ship. They were one of the founding families of the Scottish Settlement at Argyll.

Andrew passed away in 1862.


1850 US Census

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Andrew Griffen, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 70, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)

Andrew Griffen M 60 Scotland
Jennette Griffen F 24 Scotland
William Griffen M 20 Scotland
Andrew Griffen M 18 Scotland
John Griffen M 16 Scotland
Alexander Griffen M 13 Scotland
Mary A Griffen F 10 Illinois
Andrew Mc Donald M 4 Illinois
William Mc Donald M 16 Scotland
Alexander Mc Donald M 14 Scotland

1860 US Census

Year: 1860; Census Place: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: M653_240; Page: 563; Family History Library Film: 803240

Andrew Griffen 70
Andrew Griffen 28
Mary Griffen 26
James A Griffen 3
William H Griffen 2
John A Griffen 4/12
Andrew McDonald 14


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Andrew Giffen, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BHS4H, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  2. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: Andrew Giffen Marriage Date: 22 Apr 1825 Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland Spouse: Jean Huie FHL Film Number: 1041076
  3. Marion Passenger List

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