Cyrena (or Sirena) Griffin

Female 1825 - Aft 1877  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Cyrena (or Sirena) Griffin  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1825  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Christina Griffith  [5
    Alternate Name Cynthia /Griffith/  [6
    Alternate Name Serena /Griffith/  [7
    Birth 1826  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Aft 1877 
    Person ID I573  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father Griffin 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. 1808, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age > 43 years) 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert JAMES Hardesty,   b. 1825, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. prob Bef 1877, New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1857  New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio (IGI) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Ann Hardesty,   b. 3 Jan 1860, near Centerville, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1935, New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Robert Hardesty,   b. 14 Jul 1861, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1929, Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Luella Hardesty,   b. 13 Jan 1867, Clinton Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1916, Xenia, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Albert Hardesty,   b. Abt 1870, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A Serena Hardesta is living as a 55 year-old servant in the household of Simion and Manerva Arnold in Green Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio in 1880.

      Nov 1, 1877, Clinton Republican newspaper:
      A substantial surprise was given Mrs. Serena Hardesty, a worthy, but poor christian woman, of Wayne township, one day last week. Supporting her little family as best she could, and that but scantily, the neighbors concluded to give her a helping hand. Gathering together, they proceeded to a grove near her home and set a large table and filled it with the good things of the land. While this was going on the men, with axes, fell too, and chopped up eighteen or twenty cords of wood, which (after she had been invited out to take dinner with them) was hauled to her humble home. Provisions of all kinds were also taken, and the old lady made to feel that she was still in a christian land.
      [provided by Christine Royster, chrisroyster@urec.net]

      RESEARCH NOTES: Cyrena is listed as “Susan” in 1860.

  • Sources 
    1. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

    2. [S446] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    3. [S426] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    4. [S833] Correspondence with Chris Taylor, chopper45133@yahoo.com.

    5. [S1052] Death Certificate for Luella Taylor.

    6. [S460] Death certificate for Robert Hardesty.

    7. [S197] Death certificate for Eliza Ann Moore.

    8. [S1655] Clinton Co. Marriage Book entry for James Hardesty & Cyrena Griffin.

    9. [S927] Extracted Marriage Record for James & Cyrena Hardesty.

    10. [S1221] Correspondence with Linda Conover.