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Enerals and Priscilla GRIFFIN
Griffin House testament to determination of African-American settlers in this area
Enerals Griffin and his wife Priscilla arrived to freedom in Canada in 1828 or 1829, and settled in Ancaster.
The plaque in front dedicated by the Conservation Authority reads as follows: "The Griffin House is a historically significant component of Ancaster's History. The house and lot were sold in 1834 by George Hogeboom to Enerals Griffin (1791-878), an African-American who was born into slavery in Virginia.
What we wish to concentrate on is the history of Lot 40 of Concession 1. The Griffin House which sits on this lot has been the subject of many tales emanating in Ancaster.
This lot was granted by the Crown to David Cummings in 1798. The southern half was sold to Enerals Griffin in 1834.
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