When Jonah Griswold was born on 28 February 1743, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Roger Griswold, was 36 and his mother, Mary Geer, was 33. He married Mary Bidwell in 1768, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 10 May 1817, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74.
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.