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Credential of Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg

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Date: 27 Apr 1931 [unknown]
Location: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Hays Griffenberg
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Sons of American Revolution (SAR)

Membership Application

  1. Date: 27 Apr 1931
    1. SAR Number: 48843 [1]
      1. Location: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware

Credential of Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg

I, Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg being of the age of 26 years hereby apply for membership in this society by right of lineal descent in the following line from Nathaniel Hayes, Esq who was born in Sussex County, Delaware on the 1st day of April 1744 and died in Sussex County Delaware on the 28th day of May 1810, and who assisted in establishing American Independence
I was born in Wilmington, County of New Castle, State of Delaware on the 15th day of May 1904
  1. I am the son of Elwood B Griffenberg born 1875, died (date not given), and his wife Rhoda B Griffenberg born 1871, married 1902
  2. grandson of Christian F Griffenberg born 1828, died 1894, and Lydia M Baskett born 1831, died 1896
  3. great-grandson of Christian G Griffenberg born 1774, died 1838, and his wife Ann Hayes born 1788, died 1857
  4. great-great-grandson of Purnell Hayes and his wife Susan Hayes born 1767, died 1805
  5. great-great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Hayes born 1744, died 1810, and his wife Rachel Webb born 1741, died 1831
  6. great-great-great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Hayes born 1703, died 1756, and his wife Elizabeth Carlyle
  7. great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Richard Hayes born 1678, died 1773, and his wife Mary Manlove born 1681, married 1700,
and he, the said Nathaniel Hayes (No 5) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while action in the capacity of Captain Delaware Militia (and member of Legislature)
My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows:
(No 5) Nathaniel Hayes Esq appointed Captain, Delaware Regiment, Sussex Militia, by Governor Caeser Rodney on July 14, 1780. (See Dela Archives Page 1274) Paid for services in Militia 1780. (Dela. Archives page 1205) Representative in Legislature 1785 - 1793, Senator in Legislature 1796 - 1800 (Scharf's History of Delaware, pages 407-8-11. Nathaniel Hayes Esq, born in Delaware - Apr 1, 1744, died in Delaware, May 28, 1810. Buried Staytonville, Delaware, Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, stone with inscription now standing. See application 48842. Del. No. 251. Full maiden name of applicant's wife Elizabeth Johnson. Names of children, Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg Jr, born Feb 26, 1931.
Signed: Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg
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  1. "Number 48843. Elbert Dickinson Griffenberg". 27 Apr 1931. United States, Sons of the American Revolution, membership application. ancestry.com. Paid subscription required. (Accessed 15 Sep 2018)

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