Jehiel Griswold

Brief Life History of Jehiel

When Jehiel Griswold was born on 25 February 1740, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Griswold, was 37 and his mother, Deborah Grimes, was 24. He married Mary Pease in 1765, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 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.

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Jehiel Griswold
Mary Pease
Marriage: 1765
Jehiel Griswold
Mary Griswold
Lucy Griswold
Esther Griswold
Ebenezer G. Griswold
Betsey Griswold
Jehiel Griswold Jr
Lovice Griswold
Simeon Griswold
Hezekiah Griswold
George Griswold
Amariah Griswold

Sources (20)

  • Jehiel Griswold, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jehial Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jehiel in entry for Simeon Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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