Cordelia Julia Griswold

Brief Life History of Cordelia Julia

When Cordelia Julia Griswold was born on 23 October 1810, in Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Abel Griswold, was 37 and her mother, Sally Parker, was 22. She married Jefferson Hascall on 12 July 1832, in Connecticut, United States. She died on 22 October 1895, in Avon, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Samuel O Alford
Cordelia Julia Griswold
Marriage: 17 May 1836
George Samuel Alford
Cordelia Delphina Alford
Althena Alford
Georgiana Alice Alford
Samuel D. Alford
Gertrude Lillian Griswold

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  • Cordelia J. Alford in household of Samuel O. Alford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Julia Catherine Griswold, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Cordella Griswold Alford, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is named with Old English grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.

History: Edward Griswold (1607–91) and his family were Puritans who came to the American colonies from Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England, on the Mary and John, arriving on 30 May 1630. They settled first in Dorchester, MA, and in 1639 moved to Windsor, VT. Their relative, Matthew Griswold, came to New England in 1639, settling eventually in Lyme, CT.

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

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