Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor

5 February 1781–1 February 1852 (Age 71)
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ebenezer Griffin

When Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor was born on 5 February 1781, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Caleb Grosvenor Jr., was 29 and his mother, Olive Griffin, was 29. He married Martha Wright on 23 May 1805. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 February 1852, at the age of 70, and was buried in Campbell, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor
Martha Wright
Marriage: 23 May 1805
Chandler Grosvenor
Augustus Livingston Grosvenor
Sydney Algernon Grosvenor
Olive Millicent Grosvenor

Spouse and Children

23 May 1805
Lanesboro, Massachusetts


    Chandler Grosvenor


    Augustus Livingston Grosvenor


    Sydney Algernon Grosvenor


    Olive Millicent Grosvenor


Parents and Siblings

    Caleb Grosvenor Jr.





World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

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.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 7

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): status name for a person who was in charge of the arrangements for hunting on a lord's estate, from Anglo-Norman French gros ‘great’, ‘chief’ ( see Gross ) + veneo(u)r ‘hunter’ (Latin venator, from venari ‘to hunt’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ebenezer Grosvenor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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