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The Guilford Institute, 120 N. Fair Street, was a school for boys and girls. It was founded by a $10,000 donation by Sarah Brown Griffing in 1855.

Judge Nathaniel Griffing married Sarah Brown and resided at 6 Fair Street, a home previously owned by Griffing's brother Joel. Griffing was a 1786 graduate of Yale and a New Haven Colony court justice. After his death in 1845, Griffings' wife, Sarah…

Mrs. Sarah Brown Griffing was married to Judge Nathaniel Griffing and lived at 6 Fair Street in Guilford.
" Judge Griffing, who graduated from Yale in 1786,
was a justice of the New Haven Colony Court and active in town affairs until his death in…