Jonah Griswold

Male28 February 1743–10 May 1817

Brief Life History of Jonah

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.

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

Sources (8)

  • Jonah Griswold, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jonah Griswold, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jonah Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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  • Marriage
    1768Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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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 (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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