Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor

Male5 February 1781–11 February 1852

Brief Life History of Ebenezer Griffin

When Ebenezer Griffin Grosvenor was born on 5 February 1781, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, 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 11 February 1852, in Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Campbell, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States.

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

Sources (4)

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

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  • Marriage
    23 May 1805
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    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.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 16

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    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): from French gros ‘big, great’ + veneur ‘hunter’.

    History: This is the name of one of the wealthiest families in Britain, which holds the title Duke of Westminster. They have been long established in Cheshire, with strong links with the city of Chester. One of the earliest recorded bearers of the name was Robert le Grosvenor of Budworth, who was granted lands by the Earl of Chester in 1160. The family's fortunes were founded by Thomas Grosvenor (born 1656), who in 1677 married an heiress, Mary Davies, whose inheritance included Ebury Farm, Middlesex. This now forms an area of central London that includes Grosvenor Square and Belgrave Square.

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

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