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Wibroe Griggs
Matriarch to
Two
American Families


Wibroe Griggs - Matriarch to Two American Families

Notable Griggs

Possible Lines of Descent of the Kansas Pioneers

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Contrary to previous genealogies, Thomas Cooper II proved conclusively in a TAG article in 1989 that Henry Pierson was not the husband of Wibroe Griggs daughter, Mary Cooper, as had been previously thought, but instead was the child of Wibroe Griggs from a previous marrage, to William Pierson.

The identity of the wife of immigrant Henry Pierson, Mary _____, is unknown.

Thus, Wibroe Griggs is the matriarch to two immigrant American families of America: that of Henry Pierson (her son) and John Cooper (her second husband)

Boxes in the Attic Web Page shows parents for Wibroe Griggs, but I don't know the source for that information.
 

These are her two families, all shown in Olney, Buckingham, England parish records.



Notable Kin

William Floyd (In-law) - Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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Line of Descent of Kansas Pioneers

It is not certain if we are descended from Wibroe Griggs, as the wife of John Cooper is not definitively proven to be a grandaughter of Wibroe (through son John-2). She is suggested to be such a daughter by Virginia Wines in "Pioneers of Riverhead Town." If we are descended from her, we would have two lines of descent, as follows:
 

Direct Descendants of Wibroe Griggs

 1   Wibroe Griggs 1593 - 1662 b in England, Prob Bucks
....  +John Cooper 1594 - 1662 b in Olney, Bucks, England
 2   John Cooper 1625 - 1677 b in Olney, Buckingham, England
......  +Possible Child 1625 -

This is the questionable connection - John Penny was referred to a brother-in-law by Samuel-3 Cooper (a known son of John-2 Cooper) in a document circa 1700. There are several ways that John Penny and Samuel-3 Cooper  could have been brothers-in-law. There are are no other ways known for John Penny and Samuel Cooper to have been brothers-in-law, but the identity of Samuel Cooper's wife is unknown.  For example, Samuel Cooper's wife may have been John Penny's sister (rather than Samuel Cooper's sister wife of John Penny),  so this connection is far from certain:

... 3   Mary [Cooper?] 1662 - 1733 b in Poss Southampton, Long Island, New York
.........  +John Penny 1650 - 1714 b in England or America?
..... 4   Edward Penny 1695 - 1726 b in Southampton, Suffolk Co, Long Island, New York
...........  +Katherine [Cady?] 1695 - b in Prob East Hampton, Long Island, New York
........ 5   Mary Penny 1718 - 1798 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
..............  +Daniel Youngs 1712 - 1755 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
........... 6   Rufus Youngs 1748 - 1828 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
.................  +Mehitable Tuthill 1760 - 1830 b in Prob Northville, Long Island, New York
............. 7   Mary 'Polly' [Youngs?] 1784 - 1864 b in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
...................  +Jacob Aldrich 1787 - 1829 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
................ 8   John Youngs Aldrich 1810 - 1874 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
......................  +Eleanor Wells 1810 - 1862 b in LI, New York or Penn ?
.................. 9   [2] Mary Jane Aldrich 1836 - 1862 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
........................  +[1] John Kasar Hallock 1831 - 1875 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
..................... 10   [3] Morris Wells Hallock 1858 - 1941 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
...........................  +[4] Harriet Loetta Pollock 1865 - 1936 b in Richland Co, Ohio
..................... 11   [5] Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kans
.........................  +[6] Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
 

Second Line of Descent:
 

........... 6   Hannah Youngs 1754 - 1823 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
.................  +Zachariah Hallock 1749 - 1820 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
............. 7   Bethuel Hallock 1790 - 1866 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
...................  +Harmony Howell 1795 - 1864 b in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
................ 8   [1] John Kasar Hallock 1831 - 1875 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
......................  +[2] Mary Jane Aldrich 1836 - 1862 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
.................. 9   [3] Morris Wells Hallock 1858 - 1941 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
........................  +[4] Harriet Loetta Pollock 1865 - 1936 b in Richland Co, Ohio
..................... 10   [5] Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kans
...........................  +[6] Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans

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