Phebe Griswold

12 December 1753–January 1780 (Age 26)
Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Griswold was born on 12 December 1753, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jeremiah Griswold, was 36 and her mother, Bathsheba Howe, was 33. She married Isaac Stow on 18 July 1775, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in January 1780, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 26.

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Isaac Stow
Phebe Griswold
Marriage: 18 July 1775
Pitman Stow
Erastus Stowe
Clarinda Stow

Spouse and Children

18 July 1775
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • Phebe Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Phebe Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Polly in entry for Clarrenda Stow, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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