Rosetta Griswold

20 October 1766–
Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rosetta

When Rosetta Griswold was born on 20 October 1766, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jeremiah Griswold, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Howe, was 47.

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Jeremiah Griswold
Sarah Howe
Notwithstanding Griswold
Notwithstanding Griswold
Sarah Griswold
Rosamond Griswold
Rosetta Griswold
Samuel Griswold
Joel Griswold

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World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 15

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 34

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: 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)

  • Rosetta Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rosetta Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rosetta Griswold, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", 1766

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