Note: 6, 1820.
Upper Canada Land Petitions, G Bundle 1, Pet. 31 to Bundle 5, Pet. 58, C2031, Cabinet 1, Reel 104, C10820, Ontario Archives: William Griffes Jr., Fredericksburgh, 1820, U.C.L.P. G12/138 - William Griffes Jr. has reached the age of 21 yrs., son of Wm Griffes of Tp. of Fredericksburgh, formerly of Adolphustown, has taken the oath of allegiance. Received in Council 14 July 1820, read 26 July 1820.
Land Index by Locatee, Toronto Archives: William Griffis, residence Fredericksburgh, granted at Dawn Tp., Con. 6 Lot 2, July 26, 1820, Full Grant as the Son of a U.E.L. (Note: Dawn Tp. is located in Lambton Co., Ontario). William Griffes, Chatham Town, residence Chatham, Town Lot 30, Nov. 11 1841, CR. William Griffis Jr., Dawn Tp., March 1848, Sale
Rev. William Griffis was on the "London District Circuit" in Ontario (around London, Ontario) at least from 1834-1836, according to this website: http://www.tbaytel.net/bmartin/london_m.htm
On this website, Rev. William Griffis is mentioned as being a minister in Mosa Tp., Middlesex County, Ontario at Sheltland, from 1834-1836: http://www.exploreto.com/parrresearch/robert_hannah.htm
He was a minister in the "Western district" per his mother's obit.
He may have been a minister in Schenectady at a later date.
1860 US Census Outagamie, Wisconsin, Minor civil division: Second Ward Appleton William Griffis 61 married Martha Griffis 54 married Danl D. Griffis 32 Widowed Saml J.H. Griffis 17 Eliza A, Griffis 6 Clarra A. Griffis 2
1870 US Census Index Outagamie Wisconsin William Griffe 72 married Martha Griffe 66 married Samuel Griffe 27 married Alice Griffe 26 married Edny Griffe 1
Source: Susan Montagne- William born 1797 married Martha Abigail Dolson or Dolsen in 1824. They had 4 children: William Case (my line), Daniel Dolson, Thomas Harris and Ann Elizabeth. William was a minister with the United Church of Canada. He seemed to have travelled a bit but ended up in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.When he retired he had a private school in Appleton, WI. I also have a copy of the record of burial at Oakwood Cemetery stating DOB as Dec 29 1797 and Death date as Dec. 24th 1878.
Find a Grave: Oakwood Cemetery </cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=griffis&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=51&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=9777543&CRid=88628&> Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Rev. William Griffis, Birth: 1797 Death: 1878 Beaver Dam Dodge County Wisconsin, USA Plot: Sec 1d
Note: Loyalists in Ontario, W.D. Reid: William of Fredericksburgh, OC July 2
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