Re: Washington Co. Oregon 1860: Hockett/Griffith surviving children
I found a post site called a list of "emigrants to Oregon in 1842" compiled by Stephenie Flora which included a John Griffith and no other individual with that surname. It can be found at: http://www.oregonpioneers.com/1842.htmhttp://www.oregonpioneers.com/1842.htm
It seems probable that this is the same John Griffith, but there is no proof.
Additionally, I tried to figure out which line John Griffith was from- not too easy a task! With the idea that his father may have been Jesse Griffith b. 1780-1790 as a rootsweb site called Jonna Turnbull's Ancestors suggests, I found that a Jesse Griffith was b. 17th of the 12th mo. 1778,in York Co., Pa.,posthumous to his father's death 21 Sep 1778. The parents were William Griffith and Joanna Craig (his second wife) who were married 21 July 1763 in Warrington, York Co., Pa.Their children were Wm., Esther, John , Joseph, Ruth, Mary, Deborah, Benj., Amos and lastly Jesse. I found that John Griffith may have had brothers Daniel J and Amos, with Amos. birthdate abt. 1823 in Ohio There were also four other siblings, names unknown, according to Jonna.
I realize this is greatly speculative, but hope that something here may have been preserved in your own history. You have not said that John Griffith was a Quaker or mentioned any other info you may have on his family.I believe the brother Amos was also an emigrant to Oregon. If they were from Quaker ancestry they were no doubt descended from the 17th c. Welsh Quaker who conferred with William Penn on the purchase of land in Pennsylvania. But, as I said, all this is speculative and it would take a bit of looking around to connect John Griffith to his people- I just offer a possibility, but there have been a lot of men named Jesse or John Griffith, many of them were from Quaker ancestry. Let me know if you have any other clues or if you eventually prove out some connections!