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According to Coddington, Elizabeth was born about 1645, although Frederick Sanford's Record of My Ancestry gives the date as 12 March 1640, without citing his source.
On 22 May 1691 she was mentioned as child in the will of Isaac Platt of Huntington. After the death of Samuel Griffin in 1691, Elizabeth returned to Huntington with her two infant daughters.There appears to be no absolute evidence proving the marriage of Elizabeth (Platt) Griffin to John Brush, but John did have a wife Elizabeth in 1712, and many early genealogists, including the most authoritative MS genealogy of Alrick Man, believed her to have been the second wife of John Brush.
The records regarding Elizabeth's marriage(s) are far from clear.Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, says that Elizabeth married John Wood of Huntington.Considering the Platt/Wood family relationships, this is a logical alliance.Henry Hoff: Long Island Source Records shows three children born to John Wood of Huntington: 1) "Eliphalet Wood son of John Wood was born the 14th day of febuery in the year 1677" 2) "John Wood the son of John Wood was born Aprill the sixt 1680."3) "Martha Wood ye daughter of John Wood was born ye sixt of Jenuery in ye year of our Lord 1683/4."Elizabeth Platt would be only 12 when the first of these children was born, so it is unlikely that she was their mother.Torrey lists two marriages for "John Wood" of Huntington which would be consistent with the children shown in the Huntington records.1) John Wood (son of Timothy?) & _?_ Rhodes.2) John Wood (son of Timothy?) and Elizabeth Conklin? (no date given).Regarding the marriage of John Wood and Elizabeth Platt, he says "Wood, John & Elizabeth Platt (no) (1685-); ca. 1687?, b 1687."
The Platt genealogy, on the other hand, calls her Elizabeth (Brush). Here again the supporting evidence is conflicting.Torrey lists two marriages for Samuel Griffin, one to Elizabeth Platt, indicating she married (2) John Brush; the other simply to Elizabeth (___), b. 1685, indicating Samuel lived at Stratford, CT.For John Brush, Torrey gives two marriages: "John Brush & 1/2f Sarah Adams/Elizabeth [Platt] Griffin (1665-1740+); by 1682, ca. 1685, Huntington, L.I." and "John Brush & Elizabeth (_?_); b. 18 December 1700; Huntington, L.I."
Since Jacobus does not follow the Platt/Wood line further, it seems likely that he was mistaken in this case, and that Elizabeth Platt, daughter of Isaac married (1) Samuel Griffin and (2) John Brush, perhaps as his second wife.