Jonah Griswold

28 February 1743–10 May 1817 (Age 74)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jonah

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

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Jonah Griswold
Mary Bidwell
Marriage: 1768
Jonah Griswold
Zalmon Griswold
Horace Griswold

Spouse and Children

Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States




    Jonah Griswold




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World Events (6)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 38

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 40

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is probably named with Old English grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonah Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jonah Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jonah in entry for Mary Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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