When Jehiel Griswold was born on 25 February 1740, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Roger Griswold, was 33 and his mother, Mary Geer, was 30. He married Mary Pease in 1765, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 16 May 1827, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.
English (Warwickshire): habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is named with Old English grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.
History: Edward Griswold (1607–91) and his family were Puritans who came to the American colonies from Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England, on the Mary and John, arriving on 30 May 1630. They settled first in Dorchester, MA, and in 1639 moved to Windsor, VT. Their relative, Matthew Griswold, came to New England in 1639, settling eventually in Lyme, CT.