Charles Stephen Grannis

1816–1868 (Age 52)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Charles Stephen

When Charles Stephen Grannis was born in 1816, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Grannis, was 80 and his mother, Julia K Bunnell, was 20. He married Mary Ann Olin on 13 February 1841, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Unadilla, Unadilla, Otsego, New York, United States for about 15 years. He died in 1868, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Charles Stephen Grannis
Mary Ann Olin
Marriage: 13 February 1841
Marshall Andrew Grannis
Sarah Elizabeth Grannis
Juliette Grannis
Charles Amos Grannis
Eugene M Grannis
Peter Grannis
Esther Elevnia Grannis
Allen E. Grannis
Edwin Eli Grannis
George Henry Grannis

Spouse and Children

13 February 1841
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 13

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Crannis, a habitational name from Cranes in Nevendon, Essex.

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

Story Highlight

From Burl Wilder

Burl Wilder had a handmade rocker that he believes was Stephen Grannis'. This is what he wrote: This handmade rocker with the original splits might have been made by Stephen Grannis (1819-1868) or o …

Sources (3)

  • Charles Grannis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles S Grannis, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Chas Grannis, "New York State Census, 1855"

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